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Monday, April 13, 2009, Volume XVII, Number
ya know?Did Ya Know?... Carthage
Youth Soccer League will be having a Pancake
Feed @ Memorial Hall, April 18th, 7:00 -
Chuck bought a horse from a
farmer for $100. On the day he wsas to deliver
the horse, the farmer called up and said, "I
have some bad news, the horse died."
Chuck replied, "Well, then
just give me my money back."
The farmer said,
"Cant do that. I went and spent it
"Ok, then, just bring me
the dead horse."
The farmer asked, "What ya
gonna do with him?"
"Im going to raffle
"You cant raffle off
a dead horse!"
Chuck said, "Sure I can,
Watch me. I just wont tell anybody
A month later, the farmer saw
Chuck and asked, "What happened with that
Chuck said, "I raffled him
off. I sold 500 tickets at two dollars a piece
and made a profit of $998."
Chuck said, "Just the guy
who won. So I gave him his two dollars
Chuck grew up and now works for
the government. Hes the one who figured out
how this "bail-out" is going to work.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
In pursuance of a resolution of the
county Republican central committee held at Carthage,
Mo., on June 22, 1898, a delegate convention of the
Republicans of Jasper county is hereby called to meet at
Webb City, Mo., on July19, 1898, at 10 o clock a.m.
for the purpose of electing 24 delegates to the
congressional convention of the 15th congressional
district of Missouri, which meets at Monett, Mo., on the
26th day o July, 1898.
Primaries for the selection of
delegates said county convention shall be held in the
various voting precincts and townships of the county on
July 5, 1898, at 8 o clock p.m. The basis of
representation in said county convention shall be one
delegate for every twenty votes and a fraction over
eleven votes cast for Wm. McKinley in 1896, which
entitles the various voting precincts and townships to a
set number of delegates.
Art in the
In conjunction with National
Park Week, George Washington Carver National
Monument invitesthe public to the third annual
Art in the Park Day. Held on Saturday, April 25th
from10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., this free event
celebrates the artwork of George Washington
George Washington Carver was
inspired by the natural environment and gained a
sense of serenity and personal rejuvenation from
his artistic work. Like Carver, artists will be
set up across the park grounds, drawing
inspiration from nature. Hands-on workshops will
be provided throughout the day and all visitors
are encouraged to participate. Workshops will
feature techniques in acrylics, oils, pastels,
clay, pencil, natural dyes, and watercolors.
The event will also feature Wil
Clay, a professional storyteller and illustrator
of Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Clay will present a
storytelling session and two workshops on
portrait drawing. Visitors will have an
opportunity to visit with Mr. Clay about his
original paintings of George Washington Carver
which were recently published in a new book
entitled A Man For All Seasons: The Life of
George Washington Carver.
An unveiling ceremony will take
place at 10:00 a.m. in the visitor center. Artist
CJ Kindy, Eikins, Arkansas, will present her
awarding winning Carver mural, The Spirit of
Giving. Ms. Kindy is the winner of the 2008
Thomas Hart Benton Festivals mural
A special exhibit, Expressions
of the Soul, will feature artistic creations by
George Washington Carver, including some of his
original artwork on display for this special day.
This is also National Junior
Ranger Day with a special Junior Ranger booth and
hands-on art activities. Children can earn their
own Junior Ranger badge and other fun items.
Special "Kids Only" art workshops will
George Washington Carver
National Monument preserves the birthplace and
childhood home of George Washington Carver. The
monument is located two miles west of Diamond,
Missouri on Hwy V, then south ½ mile on Carver
Road. For more information, please call the park
at 417-325-4151 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Im gonna have ta get me a
pair of galoshas. Growin up all us
kids had a pair with the buckles. They were big
enough ta fit over the shoe and you could tuck
the pants leg down inside. They were great for
splashin in mud puddles and wadin in
the small ditch that ran in front of the house.
There wasnt anything much
more fun that gettin out after a good
summer rain and sl opin around in the
Course now folks might think it
a little odd to see the neighbor out jumpin
up and down in a mud hole.
Thats one of the good
things bout bein a kid. You could do
things just cause ya wanted to. If someone
though your were a little crazy, it just added to
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
by Carthage Printing
Is A Hammer
With April here and winter fast
on its way out (and completely gone in some parts
of the country), its time to set up your
home for the warmer months. Spring cleaning can
be thought of as a three-stage operation:
cleaning up winter damage, switching out
cold-weather protection for hot-weather guards,
and scheduling additional do-it-yourself projects
through the next couple of seasons.
Winter storms tend to leave
debris and damage on and around a homes
exterior and yard. Start with a walkaround
inspection of the roof and gutter system,
removing loose debris like tree branches and
noting areas that need more attention, like torn
shingles and dammed-up gutter sections. Climb
down and check out the house siding and
foundation for cracks or other damage. Inspect
the ground around the house to make sure water
isnt pooling against the foundation and
that roots from nearby plants arent trying
to take hold next to the masonry.
Once youve noted repairs
and cleanup that need to be done, schedule the
time you need to complete them. Clearing fallen
branches and other stuff from the rooftop and
gutters are an early-spring priority, while
patching or replacing that torn shingle can
probably wait for a hot, sunny day (as long as
there is no leak underneath it).
Now is the time to switch out
storm windows for screens, and to throw open the
sash to allow fresh air inside your home. In the
past, spring was a time to switch old linens and
curtains for new ones, and its not a bad
tradition to follow -- if only to wash the
curtains at least, and get rid of accumulated
Youll also need to switch
the air filter in the heating system, and to prep
your air-conditioner (whether whole-house or
window unit) for use by cleaning or switching its
filter and giving it a test run.
Finally, in the garage, swap
those cold-weather supplies -- snow shovels,
scrapers and ice melt -- for lawn care and garden
tools. Lightly oil the edges of metal shovels
before storing upright.
HOME TIP: Sharpen and lightly
oil the metal parts of garden tools before their
first springtime use; to store, hang them
vertically on a storage rack or perforated
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