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Friday, May 18, 2007 Volume XV, Number 237
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Water & Electric Relay for Life team
will have a Biscuit & Gravy Feed from 6:00 to
10:00 on May 19th at the First Christian Church
Lighthouse at 801 S Main St. Adults $4.00 and
Children 2 thru 6 $2.00. All proceeds will
benefit the American Cancer Society.
Did Ya Know?...
Saturday, May 19th will be the Household
Hazardous waste collection day at the Carthage
Fire Department North parking lot from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. Free for Carthage citizens. Call Public
Works at 237-7010 for info.
Did Ya Know?...
Saturday, May 19th CMGA 2 person alternate shot
at the Carthage Municipal Golf Course. $20.00 per
person course fees. Skins game, closest to the
pin, good prizes and flighted. Call the Pro Shop
for more information 237-7030.
Professor: Why the quotation
marks all over this paper?
Student: Courtesy to the man on my right,
The greatest after dinner
speaker in the world is the one who says: Well,
boys, dinners on me.
I understand in the thick of
battle they found you running back to safety.
Oh, no. I wasnt running back to safety. I
was just backin up to get a good running
start to charge!
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Wilbur-Means Sale Well
At the Wilbur-Means sale
northeast of town yesterday there was a good crowd and
prices attained a high leve. One team of mares which Bert
Wilbur bought of Ben Mevey as three-year-olds a little
less than a year ago for $300, sold at this sale for
$380. One team of mules which Mr. Wilbur bought about a
year ago for $210 sold at this sale for $289. Twelve
mulse belonging to Neal Means, in age ranging from
yearlings to three-year-olds, sold for an average of
W.B. Hickey, of Sapulpa,
I.T., who was called here several days ago by the serious
illness of his mother returned to his home today. His
mother is much improved. Mr. Hickey left Jasper County
six years ago and this was his first visit back.
Mary Morrison Moore
Missionary Societys cooking exchange will be held
Saturday Mar 24 at 2 oclock at the Carthage
Furniture & Carpet Co.s store.
Continue to Rise.
from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources
already frustrated over the high price of
gasoline have now faced the 13th consecutive
weekly retail price increase in response to very
tight U.S. supplies of gasoline and diesel fuel.
average retail price for regular unleaded
gasoline was $2.94 per gallon, $0.40 or 16
percent higher than the average retail price a
month ago, according to the latest Energy
Bulletin from the Missouri Department of Natural
Resources Energy Center. The
departments Energy Center collects fuel
prices from retail providers located throughout
average price remains below the U.S. average
price of $3.05 and the Midwest average retail
price of $3.07 per gallon. On May 7,
Missouris average retail diesel fuel price
was $2.77 per gallon, unchanged from last month,
and $0.02, or 1 percent lower, than last
years average retail price of $2.79.
Missouris average diesel prices are 2 cents
lower than the U.S. average of $2.79 per gallon.
refineries continue to address planned and
unplanned maintenance just weeks from the
beginning of the traditional summer driving
season. Fires and equipment failure have forced
refineries to temporarily delay or reduce
operating rates for the past three months,
resulting in lower petroleum output.
According to U.S.
Department of Energy information released May 9,
U.S. motorists increased daily gasoline
consumption to more than 9.3 million barrels of
gasoline per day for the week ending May 4. U.S.
gasoline demand increased approximately 1 percent
in the past week and is nearly unchanged
comparable to the same period last year.
gasoline inventories grew for the week ending May
4, the first build in 13 straight weeks, total
domestic inventories are 11.6 million barrels
lower compared to last years level at this
time. Gasoline supplies have dropped 33.7 million
barrels in the past 12 consecutive weeks and are
well below the five-year average for this time of
year, according to the U.S. Department of
Energys weekly storage report. U.S.
gasoline supplies were 193.5 million barrels last
week, representing approximately 20.9 days of
supply for the U.S. based on implied demand
during the past 4-week average. Distillates,
including diesel and home heating oil supplies,
increased 1.7 million barrels.
U.S crude oil
futures prices settled $0.71 lower on May 9,
moving to $61.55 per barrel for June crude future
contract deliveries. Summer crude prices remain
strong due to ongoing tensions over Irans
nuclear program, rebel attacks on oil production
facilities in Nigeria and forecasts for an active
hurricane season with expectations of at least
one hurricane impacting the Gulf Region, raising
concerns over adequate supplies of summer
gasoline supplies. For the week ending May 4,
U.S. supplies of crude improved 5.5 million
barrels to 341.5 million barrels, a deficit of
5.8 million barrels compared to this time last
departments bimonthly energy bulletins are
available online at www.dnr.mo.gov/energy/transportation/fb.htm.
The City of
Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes next
week, Monday, May 21st through Friday, May 25th.
Areas will be sprayed in the evening of regular
trash pickup, between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and
11:30 p.m. It is recommended that citizens turn
off attic or window fans when the sprayer is in
the immediate area.
My brother worked on a
pig farm ta help pay his way durin his
college years. Said it wasnt that bad, but
he started noticin the resemblance
tween hogs and people.
He said that some of the
oinkers would go to the water trough and just
stand there blowin bubbles. They
werent thirsty, just didnt want any
of the others to get in.
He started noticin that
if he was in a bad mood when he came in ta feed
the animals, there was much disruption throughout
the community. Some days hed come and throw
a bucket and be talkin loud and the pigs
would respond accordingly. Theyd start
pushin and snarlin at each other.
Other days hed be hummin a tune and
talkin quiet, theyd all be happy as
One day he thought hed
get by bein a little late, but the pigs
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street Health & Herbs
By Mari An Willis
It seems as though
spring has finally sprung. If you watch carefully
you can almost see the "weeds" growing.
I found a large patch of wild ginger in its
flowering state. What a delightful sight with its
heart shaped leaves and unique brownish-purple
flowers hiding among the foliage. Ginger is
traditionally used for upset stomachs, aiding
digestion, and morning or car sickness. It is an
aromatic, warming herb.
plays an important role in the gathering of
herbs. They are best gathered in dry weather when
there is less chance of spoiling and the resinous
content is high.
Time of Day
is also important. Gather in the cool of the
morning after the dew has evaporated or in the
evening before the dew has set. The valuable oils
are less strong in the heat of the day.
you gather determines what pollutants might be in
the plant. Gather discriminatingly and from
places where there is little to no traffic and
the air and soil are clean.
and gather only the parts of the plant to be
used. Do not destroy your future use of the
plant. Think about the future when gathering and
respectfully gather these gifts.
There are many
more "rules for gathering which are
extremely important if one is going to wild craft
herbs. I have seen some examples of stripping our
plants without consideration. Be aware there are
laws governing the collection of herbs from the
roadside and public land.
This article is
meant for informational purposes only and is not
intended as a substitute for medical advice.
References available by request. These statements
have not been evaluated by the FDA.
Art Notes from Hyde House
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral
Childrens artCamp is on
the horizon, and this years promises to
bigger and better than ever! Earlier this month I
began enrollment by sending out class fliers and
enrollment cards to 116 children, 54 of which
were last years students. artCamp is a
yearly summer program of artCentral for all
children ages 8- 14 who are interested in art!
Our faculty is superb. We welcome back four of
last years teachers. Anne-Marie Gailey is
of Joplin and teaches art in the Carl Junction
system, and her daughter, Andrea Land, currently
lives in San Francisco and is teaching and
studying there. Both of these ladies are fine art
teachers and artists and are long-time
instructors for artCamp. Also returning is former
Carthagenian Jacob Evans, college art major,
currently of Springfield. Randy Wright of Joplin
teaches art in Carthage and will return to do her
ceramics and sculpture classes. Also a potter and
joining our staff is new faculty member Cheryl
Church- Saving, who is currently the art
instructor of Carthage High School. These five
have created an ingenious schedule for the lucky
kids who will be participating in this
years camp, and it includes clay classes of
several varieties, masks and jewelry, from tea
pots to slab story vessels, ugly-face pots and
Native American subjects. There are painting
classes in English landscape. Lay on your back
and paint like Michelangelo did, do a portrait in
the style of Picasso or a collage like Matisse!
Wire sculptures can be made of your hands, masks
made of plaster gauze or clay, jewelry made in
the Egyptian style or life-sized chairs
constructed of cardboard, and this is only a
sampling of the 19 classes to be offered, one or
two each day. Our dates this year are July 23 to
August 4 and classes begin and complete each day,
so students may sign up for each day as they
wish. Hours are 10:00 am promptly to start, lunch
is sack- style eaten under the trees, and we
finish at 3:00 daily. The classes take place in
the Pottery House or the Hyde House here at 1110
East 13th Street in Carthage, and additional
forms and description sheets may be obtained at
the Carthage Public Library, the Carthage Chamber
of Commerce or on our front porch! Classes are
limited and registrations are coming in daily, so
dont delay! Call artCentral for more
information. Tuition is $25.00 daily, and this
includes all supplies. Scholarships are available
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