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Carthage, Jasper County

Carthage, Jasper County
  • Jo Ellis: May 1 promises full day of events

    The spring rush is on, and in Carthage all events appear to be converging on the magic date of May 1. Both the Master Gardeners plant sale and the citywide garage sale will be happening Saturday.

    April 25, 2010

  • More spending cuts eyed in Carthage budget plans

    Carthage officials are preparing for another year of spending cuts, Tom Short, city administrator, said Thursday.
    City department heads have been told to trim spending plans, and that same message will be discussed Monday with representatives of organizations that receive funds from the city.

    April 22, 2010

  • Mike Pound: Nearly New is good for everyone involved

    I’m having a hard time finding something wrong with the Nearly New store.
    See, technically, I am a member of the mainstream media, and everyone knows that all we in the mainstream media do is sit around, sip white wine spritzers (whatever those are), vote for Obama and criticize things.

    April 22, 2010

  • pollen Pollen counts high this spring

    Trees, flowers and grasses have a way of sharing their love — that green dust — and it can be quite annoying for people with allergies.
    “Every year we say this is the worst spring ever for pollen,” said Dr. David Straub, with Allergy & Immunology PC, 706 W. 26th St. “But I’m close to saying that this really is the worst year for pollen.”

    April 20, 2010 1 Photo

  • Hold down class sizes, survey respondents say

    Carthage school officials were pleased with the level of agreement between the public and the school staff when it came to ranking the importance of school programs and activities, Superintendent Blaine Henningsen said.

    April 20, 2010

  • Change of venue sought in death of Carthage baby

    The attorney for a Carthage father accused of killing his 8-month-old son is seeking a change of venue for her client.
    Eddie A. Salazar, 29, has pleaded innocent to a second-degree murder charge in the Feb. 4 death of his child, Eddie A. Salazar Jr.

    April 19, 2010

  • Rural Sarcoxie woman charged with abusing Cherokee County animals

    A rural Sarcoxie, Mo., woman was charged Monday in Cherokee County in connection with starving horses and burros that were seized Feb. 27 from property east of Baxter Springs.

    April 19, 2010

  • May Day celebration in works at Carthage

    An all-out May Day celebration at the Phelps House, 1146 Grand Ave., is being planned by Carthage Historic Preservation to launch National Preservation Month and the group’s annual membership campaign.

    April 18, 2010

  • 911 board votes for background check of director candidate

    The Jasper County Emergency Services Board on Tuesday night advanced plans to hire a new director but stopped short of making a job offer.
    The group voted 6-0 to conduct a background check on a finalist who was interviewed a week ago.

    April 14, 2010

  • Carthage residents worry about possible reopening of RES

    Carthage resident Tim Jeffries said he doesn’t have any faith that Renewable Environmental Solutions will follow through on promises to operate odor-free if and when it reopens.
    “Zero (faith), absolutely, flat-line zero,” he said. “From past experience, anything they made as far as promises, it never really made a significant difference.”

    April 14, 2010


Missouri Republicans are considering a new approach to prevent federal agents from enforcing laws the state considers to be infringements on gun rights: barring them from future careers in state law enforcement agencies. Do you think this proposal has merit?

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