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Friday, October 5, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 78
Did Ya Know?... VFW Post
# 2590 is having a crafts and bake sale to
benefit Vets-PAC. 50% off Crafts. Everyone
is invited. Saturday from 11:00 to 5:00.
Did Ya Know?... A Four
Person Scramble Golf Tournament in memory of Dick
Mansfield will be held Sunday, Oct. 14 at 12:00
at the Carthage Golf Course. Deadline to register
is Friday, Oct. 5 by 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit the
Grace Episcopal Church Youth Group. Call
417-237-7036 for more information.
Did Ya Know?... VFW Post
2590 Mens Auxiliary will hold a Turkey
Shoot Every Saturday and Sunday through November
18th at the VFW Post home, W. of Carthage,
Intersection of 96 & 171 Hwys. 1 p.m. till 5
p.m. Splatter board, Public Invited.
Did Ya Know?... The
Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold
their used book sale for this month on Saturday,
October 6th in the Library Annex, 510 S. Garrison
Ave. from 8 a.m. until noon.
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Shrine Burn Crew will hold a Fish Fry
with all the trimmings Sat., Oct. 6th at 5:30
p.m. located 3 Miles South of Jasper on 71
Highway, the 1/4 Mile West on M Highway. $8.00
All you can Eat!
Ive got a new job.
What is it?
Boring holes in billboards so
that people can see the scenery.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A young man named Oscar
Parker, aged 17 or 18 years and having no particular
occupation was arrested this morning by Officer Hurst
charged with stealing Robt. Moores overcoat from
the vestibule of the First Presbyterian church last
The arrest was brought
about by the publication in this paper of the fact that
the overcoat had been stolen. Parker traded the coat to
young Leggett, a workman for the Carthage Stone Co., for
a coat and vest and $2.50. When Leggett read the item he
suspected something and went to see Mr. Moore. The result
was the identification of the coat and Parkers
Can Use Firearms.
The ladies of Baxter
Springs are well versed in the use of firearms and it is
not an unusual thing for them to go out hunting and bring
home small game of all kinds.
Cell Phone Charges Over 10%.
agreed to by Verizon Wireless with the Missouri
Municipal League should result in the City of
Carthage receiving over $30,000 in back taxes for
the last two years from the phone provider.
However, the agreement also allows Verizon to add
a Carthage Local Business License Surcharge of
5.26% to recover the money. As of the first of
October Verizon has begun collecting the
In addition, the
settlement allows the City to impose a Business
License Tax on Verizon Wirelesss gross
receipts. Currently the fee is set at 5% by City
phone providers are currently in litigation over
the legality of the tax, but indications are that
eventually all cell phone service will be
licensed by the City. This is in addition to the
current 2.188% City sales tax.
collecting sales tax on cell phones include the
State at 4.225% and the County at .975%.
It is estimated
that over 70% of households have wireless service
with an average bill of $60.
Blunt visited the historic Carthage Courthouse on
Thursday afternoon to announce a $500,000 grant
program that will emphasize historic courthouses
around the state.
Blunt said the
Missouri Heritage Properties Program will
administer $500,000 in grants to help preserve
historic publicly owned buildings, with an
initial emphasis on historic courthouses. The
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
State Historic Preservation Office will
administer the Missouri Heritage Properties
"This is an
innovative opportunity to use historic
preservation funds to strengthen an important
anchor for many of our communities," said
according to Blunts office, is supported by
the Missouri Historic Preservation Revolving
Fund, which is funded by the states
non-residence Athletes and Entertainers
Tax. The governor directed funds from the
Athletes and Entertainers Tax to be distributed
to cultural partners, including the Historic
Preservation Revolving Fund. His office says his
action assured that for the first time in three
years, the organizations received funding from
the tax and that funds from the Athletes and
Entertainers tax are being spent on the purpose
for which it was created.
Missouri is home
to 103 courthouses that are 50 years old or
older; 52 of those are more than 100 years old.
Construction of the Carthage Courthouse was
completed in 1895.
Shoppin for groceries used ta be a
leisurely stroll down the aisle to the familiar
spot where the soup was always shelved.
Findin the paper towels or a loaf of your
regular brand of bread was an easy task.
Now, I dont mind too much that the
stores keep changin brands on me or even if
they switch and only carry one brand, but this
perpetual remodelin business has got to go.
It seems that Ive wasted days
wanderin through the aisles lookin
for a simple item, when I used ta know exactly
where it was kept.
Grocery stores arent the
only ones either. Hardware stores and home
improvement stores seem to be endlessly
"improvin" and makin things
"more convenient." Ill tell ya
whats convenient. Leave things where they
were last time I was here!
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street Health & Herbs
By Mari An Willis
Again, I find myself lost in
the pages of a book published in 1934 written by
Joseph E. Meyer. It just makes such sense to me,
the things he has to say from the opening lines,
"Why use chemical drugs when nature in
its wistom and beneficence has provided, in
her great vegetable laboratories -- the fields
and forest - relief for the most common and
simple ills of mankind?" to his further
in-depth discussion of the medicinal value of
The book has reminded me that
not all readers know the basic definitions of
herbal usages and that I certainly can always use
a good review! This partial list of definitions
are some to which I frequently refer:
Alternative: use of an
herb or other medicine which works to assist a
gradual change by supporting the usual function
of a particular organ.
Aromatics: have an
agreeable smell and taste with certain medicinal
applied to solid parts of the body to soften and
loosen them or that which has become attached to
Expectorants: helps to
facilitate the excretion of mucus from the
Tonics: promote the
strength and tonification of the body. Good
Demulcents: suited to
modify the acrid and aggravating conditions which
effect the mucus membranes especially of the
throat and lungs.
Art Notes from Hyde House
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral
Fall is here, and we look
towards a fantastic new exhibition here at the
Hyde House which will feature two devoted
artCentral member artists, Marilyn York in the
Main Gallery and Linda Teeter in the Member
Marilyn lives currently in
Olathe, Kansas, but is originally from Carthage,
having lived here in the 40s and 50s.
She says, "I knew there would be twirlers at
the band concert in Central Park and Honeymoon
ice cream later at Millers Dairy. I knew
you backed in at Boots. Carthage gave me
great schools, even Latin with Miss Halliburton,
for which I am still grateful. I tended towards
music and the arts, and after a detour of 30
years in accounting I have come back to painting
that has made this a great time in my life."
Marilyn received the Second Award in the recent
Member Show here at artCentral, and paints in
watercolor. She has had several solo shows in the
past five years, has received many honors, and is
a member of several watercolor societies.
"Transparent watercolor is my favorite
medium, and although I enjoy painting the hills
and creeks of Southern Missouri and the historic
buildings of Kansas City, my favorite subjects by
far are people. My style is "tight"---
very realistic and a lot of detail. The reason
for the name of this show BOTH SIDES NOW, the old
Joni Mitchell song, is that I am teaching myself
the luxury and fun of painting fast and
spontaneously. Most of the things I have painted
in this new way have been painted from life. That
title seems to describe this show." The show
will open Friday, October 12th with the
artists reception at 6:00 pm, and will be
up until October 28th. Besides the 25+ originals
presented, Marilyn also has reproduced several
works in giclee archival reproductions, note
cards, and postcards which will also be
available. Additionally, we will feature a
photography exhibition by Joplin artist Linda
Teeter in our Member Gallery, titled PHOTOSCAPES,
which I will tell you about in detail next week.
Come out and visit this great new exhibition and
see how beautiful Mike Burken has manicured and
planted our grounds for fall!
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