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Friday, October 3, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 75

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold their monthly used book sale on Saturday, October 4 from 8:00 until noon at the Library Annex, 510 S. Garrison Ave.

Did Ya Know?... The Salvation Army, 125 Fairview will hold a rummage sale on Saturday, October 4 beginning at 7:00 a.m. Baked goods, hot dogs from 11 to 1. Sponsored by the Lady’s League.

Did Ya Know?... Sarah Dunn and the Sundowners will be appearing at the Carthage V.F.W. on Oct. 4, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.. This five piece group plays country music and more. The dance is open to the public. Single $5.00, Couples $9.00.

Did Ya Know?... Ulmer Funeral Home is sponsoring a "Surviving Spouse" group, the first meeting will be on Oct. 6th at 5 p.m. at the Ulmer Funeral Home Community Room with a light dinner provided at no charge. Call 417-358-2222 for more info and to RSVP.

today's laugh

"That will be five pounds or a month in jail," the judge said sharply.
"Very well, sir," said Flaherty, "I’ll take the five pounds."

"There’s a delicious sense of luxury when one is lying in bed and ringing one’s bell for one’s valet."
"Have you a valet?"
"No, but I have a bell."

A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.

Bank Robbery At Ritchey.

The bank at Ritchey, in Newton county was robbed this morning about 4 o’clock and $508 secured. It is supposed that two men did the job, although there is no clue as to their identity.

The Newton county authorities sent here today to get a bloodhound. The dog was sent to Pierce City on the 4 o’clock Frisco this afternoon and was met there by Ritchey parties who drove from there to the scene of the robbery, hoping that the dog might take up the trail, and at least indicate in which direction the robbers went, if not run them down entirely.

The outside door to the bank vault was unlocked but they had to blow the door of the inside vault. This made a dull explosion, which was heard by many about 4 o’clock, but it was not at first suspected what it meant. When the bank was opened this morning it was found that the safe was wrecked and $500 in cash gone.


Today's Feature

Candidates Sought.

News release

Nominations are being accepted for the January 2009 public election of Jasper County’s University of Missouri Extension Council, according to Council Chairman John Dillard.

Candidate recommendations may be made by contacting the Jasper County extension center, 417-358-2158. Nominees will then be contacted to secure their permission before being placed on the ballot.

Jasper County’s council election will be held at the same time as all other counties in southwest Missouri, the third week of January. The election is being held in accordance with state law (Chapter 262.550-262.620 R.S. Mo. 1969).

"In Jasper County, we are seeking people from all walks of life who are interested in education and the progress of our community to serve on the extension council," said Dillard. "In order to have an active council in place we need good candidates to run."

Every county in Missouri has an extension council made up of elected (and appointed) members who represent the broad educational needs and backgrounds of people in that county. Council candidates must be at least 18 years old and reside in Jasper County. The Jasper County extension council meets on the first Tuesday of each month.

Missouri state statutes create county extension councils to work with University of Missouri Extension. The publicly elected (and appointed) council members assist in planning and carrying out extension programs in their county, providing local extension governance and representing the diversity of the county’s changing population.

University of Missouri Extension offers educational programs addressing high-priority areas like agriculture, horticulture, nutrition, consumer and family economics, business and industry, community development and youth development (4-H).

A brochure about county elections, as well as information about Jasper County University of Missouri Extension, can be found online at or by calling or visiting the extension center, Courthouse Basement, Carthage, MO 64836.

Just Jake Talkin'

The dad of a high school friend a mine always used ta tell him that it didn’t cost anymore ta keep the top half of his ’57 Chevy’s gas tank full than it did the bottom half. ‘Course he owned a gas station.

I once ran out of gas and coasted to a halt directly in front of a driveway just as the lady drove up ta pull in that particular drive. "If ya can’t afford the gas, ya shouldn’t own it," she comforted, in a snide voice.

And, of course, my granddads’s observation that it’s not the initial cost of a diner table, it’s the upkeep that’s expensive.

Then the classic, "Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth," and I would add, "unless ya have ta feed it."

‘Course all these pearls of wisdom are naturally more useful as advice to others rather than self improvement.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.


Art Notes from Hyde House
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

I am pleased to remind you about our satellite gallery sponsored by artCentral. Presently, it is located inside the Sirloin Stockade restaurant on Central Avenue, and we call this space THE ATRIUM GALLERY as it is in the front-glassed in area of the restaurant.

Currently we are displaying a smaller group of the best work from the last show by Frank Young which was entitled "A SENSE OF PLACE", underwritten by HOMETOWN BANK, which will remain until the end of this month. This is a nice group of paintings, some of which are for sale. Our board met today and we continue the planning for a proposed new parking lot and entry which is badly needed on the property. I hope to be able to tell you this will be done by the first of the year! As I continue to tweak next year’s schedule, I will take this opportunity to say it looks like an interesting year ahead. And don’t forget our last show of this year will be an exciting one as well, work by the Charleston, Missouri artist Glenda Manche, coming in November. In the meantime, we will be accepting and hanging the new show next week for our featured artist Patricia Moline who I spoke about last week. This show is underwritten by BEIMDIEK INSURORS. We welcome her and her exhibition "CLOUDY" opening October the 10th, and hope all of you reading this will join us for that evening’s opening at 6:00 pm, or on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday until the 26th, when we will also be open during our hours of noon until 5:00. Hope to see many of you!

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