Budget Passed Intact.
The City Council routinely
approved the FY1998/99 budget submitted by the
Budget/Ways and Means Committee during the
regular Council meeting last Tuesday night at
City Hall. The budget and contracts for services
relative to the contract were passed with a vote
of 8-1. Council member Larry Ross was out of town
and member Charlie Bastin consistantly voted
against all budget measures.
The $6.9 million dollar
appropriations bill included $1.5 million in
capital expenditures. Included in that amount is
the $500,000 set aside toward a new airport.
Total revenues for the budget year are estimated
at just over $5.5 million. The difference was
taken from last years estimated $3.6
million in General Fund Reserves leaving
approximately $2.2 million in the Citys
reserve balance. The Council is required by
ordinance to keep at least a third of the
operating budget in reserves. This year that
number equals just over $1.7 million. The fact
that the reserve fund has less than $500,000 over
the required minimum was a concern to some
Luncheon Tickets Now On Sale
Release from artCentral
July 26th is the date chosen
for a Fund-Raising Luncheon. The program will be
our very own Andy Thomas. Lunch will consist of a
refreshing array of salad greens topped with
Jasmine rice and spicy chicken breast, freshly
baked bread, dessert from our Palettes and
Palates Cookbook, coffee and tea. Cost is $15 per
person and the seating is limited to 21 so get
your tickets soon. The time is 1 p.m. and the
place is here, the Geranium House. Tickets must
be purchased in advance before the 20th and are
available now. Hope to see you there.
By now most people know about
Red Oak II closing for a while. We hope they can
accomplish all their 'renovation' in a short time
and get back on the tourism track.
WE ARE NOT CLOSING! We are open
year round and will remain open no matter what
Red Oak II is doing.
However, we are not normally
open on Saturdays. Last week we were open on
Saturday because of the garden tour. We wish we
could be open on Saturdays, but at this time we
do not have anyone volunteering to do that day.
Know of anyone looking for a fun way to spend
We had a great day Saturday
participating in the garden tour. Over 100 people
come into our humble little gallery. We sold
cookbooks, postcards and some prints. For us the
day was a big success. We'll find out later how
the tour did as a whole, Carla and Jane will do
the number crunching and let us know.
We want to thank everyone who
helped with this effort: Ozark Nursery; Jim and
Carla Parrill, Art Forum; Jane Kleindl, all the
exhibiting artists, Mimosa Garden Club and all
the gardeners. Hope everyone taking the tour was
as pleased as we were.
Our Membership Show will remain
in the gallery until July 31st so there is plenty
of time to get out here to see it.
1998 Jasper County Youth Fair
Calender of Events.
Friday, June 5-
Queen/Princess/Country Little Miss & Mr.
Application due. 4:00 P.M.
Monday, June 22-
All animal entry forms due / Entry forms due for
sheep lead line, pig scramble. 4:00 P.M.
Wednesday, June 24-
Barbeque/ Swim party for Queen and Princess
contestants. 6:00 P.M.
Wednesday, July 1-
Mother/ Daughter tea for Queen & Princess
contestants. 7:00 P.M.
Thursday, July 2-
Cat Show; Exhibition building, Municipal Park.
Monday, July 6-
Entry forms due for 4-H non-animal exhibits. 4:00
Thursday, July 9-
Dog Show; Show area. 6:00 P.M.
Saturday, July 11-
4-H non-animal exhibits brought to exhibition
building. 9:00-11:00 A.M.
Judging of 4-H non-animal exhibits. 1:00 P.M.
Sunday, July 12-
Interview and rehearsal for pageant contestants.
Monday, July 13-
Pageant: Carthage Senior High School auditorium.
Speech contest. 6:30 P.M.
Tuesday, July 14-
Work day for 4-H/FFA members and volunteers. 9:00
Horse Show; Saddle Club Arena. 6:00 P.M. Rabbit
Show; Show area. 6:00 P.M.
Wednesday, July 15-
All animals must be in place. by 10:00 P.M. Weigh
in Steer. 8:00 P.M.
Thursday, July 16-
Swin weigh in. 8:00 A.M. Sheep weigh in. to
follow swine weigh in
Goat Show. 8:00 A.M.
Dairy Show. 10:00 A.M.
Celebrity Milking Contest. 12:00 P.M .
Sheep Show. 1:00 P.M.
Exhibition Building (small exhibit area) open to
public. 10:00 A.M.
Poultry Show. 4:00 P.M.
Swine Show. 6:00 P.M.
Friday, July 17-
Beef Show. 8:30 A.M.
Bar-B-Que; sponsored by Carthage Young Farmers.
5:30- 7:00 P.M.
Pig Scramble and Stock dog demonstrations. 7:30
Saturday, July 18-
Breakfast for 4-H/ FFA Members; Provided by Carl
Junction Young Farmers. 7:00 A.M. Kountry
Kritters pet show. 8:00 A.M.
Livestock/ Dairy judging contest for 4-H &
FFA members. 9:30 A.M.
Round Robin showmanship competion. 2:00 P.M.
Sheep lead line. 2:30 P.M.
Awards program; Livestock show arena. 5:30 P.M.
Market Sale; Livestock show arena. 6:00 P.M.
Release of non-animal exhibits. 7:00 P.M.
Release of animals. following market sale.