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Friday, February 13, 2009, Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?... The
Missourians will be preforming February
15th, at 6 p.m. at the Carthage First
Nazarene Church. Call 417-358-4265 for more
Did Ya Know?... The
Tri-Statesmen Barbershop Quartets will be
singing Valentines on Friday and Saturday
February 13th and 14th. The cost is $25.00
with a portion of the proceeds donated to
Childrens Miracle Network. Call 358-5680 or
417-232-4337 for more information.
Did Ya Know?...
artCentral presents "THE MAGIC OF
SERENDIPITY" by artist Jim Bilgere.
Opening reception will be held Friday,
February 13th @ 6:00 pm at the Hyde House
Gallery, 1110 E. 13th Street, Carthage. The
show runs thru March 1st.
Mother Taught Me...
LOGIC..."If you fall off
that swing and break your neck, you cant go
to the store with me."
dont stop crossing your eyes, theyre
going to freeze that way."
TO MEET A
CHALLENGE..."What were you thinking? Answer
me when I talk to you...Dont talk back to
HUMOR..."When that lawn
mower cuts off your toes, dont come running
WISDOM of AGE..."When you
get to be my age, you will understand."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
THE MARKET FAIR.
Work at the Fair
Grounds - Special Railroad Rates - Novel Premiums.
The Market Fair promoters are leaving
no stone unturned to make the first fair a tremendous
success. They expect to draw patronage from all over this
section and are making plans accordingly. They have
arranged with the Frisco road for a rate of one fare for
the round trip from Springfield, Neodesha and Girard and
all intermediate points and in addition to this there
will probably be two special trains on the Indian
Territory branch on the two big days of the fair.
The electric line is preparing to lay
500 feet of additional side track at the fairgrounds to
accommodate the tremendous crowds which are sure to
attend if the weather is favorable.
The workmen today began the
construction of fifty box stalls on the west side of the
grounds on the same place the others stood before being
burned some years ago.
New and attractive features and
premiums are being added to the program every day. There
will be another farmers race for which the court
house crowd offer three purses. The farmers are to hitch
and drive around the track twice subject to regulation
prescribed by the promoters of the fair. This race will
be for a first prize of a celebrated Jones chain-drive,
five foot cut mower, valued at $50, offered by Shul
Brothers, a $12.50 overcoat by C. A. McCubbin, and $8
pair of trousers by F. T. Sober, the tailor.
In the novel premiums the babies will
come in for their share. The handsomest baby, 2 years or
younger, will receive a fine rubber tired baby buggy from
W. W. Calhoon. For the handsomest mother exhibiting a
baby in this class J. M. Whitsett offers a black silk
to Build Fund.
The families of Robert and
Ellen Sheldon and John Sheldon are requesting the
community join then in a gathering to celebrate
the lives of their departed parents.
The unsolved murder of Robert
and Ellen Sheldon last October has prompted a
commitment of at least $20,000 to the reward fund
and many members of the community are donating
items and time to increase that amount.
Several area citizens and
businesses will contribute to an auction that
will follow the fellowship and meal in the
Fairview Christian Church on Thursday, March 12
beginning at 5 p.m. The auction will begin at 7
Friends of the family are
seeking donations of goods for the auction and
monetary gifts. Proceeds from the event will be
donated to a Reward Fund that has been
established at Southwest Missouri Bank.
Anyone wishing to contribute or
donate should contact one of the following: Danny
Hensley, 359-3750; Mike Cloud, 358-2501; Linda
Kinney, 358-4490; Dale Wickstrom, 358-1521.
NOTES from Hyde House
by Sally Armstrong,
Director of artCentral
Underway as you
read this article is the current exhibition by
artist Jim Bilgere, currently of Carthage,
entitled "The Magic Power of
Serendipity". The opening occurs Friday the
13th, and we certainly will not consider it
"bad luck" to have as many as possible
gather in the gallery here to view the group of
25 oil paintings and numerous other small
watercolors and drawings. This exhibition will be
shown weekends, Friday through Sunday from noon
until 5:00 until March 1st. The exhibition is
quite joyful, colorful, and a great tonic to
chase away the winter blaz, and all ages should
appreciate the unique canvases that Jim is
presenting here in this showing. If you have not
visited us before, we are a free admission, and
all are invited to the opening night as well,
where refreshments are served. Our Board of
Directors met yesterday for the first meeting of
the new season of 2009, and among other business
that was discussed, we began the New Membership
emphasis for this new year. The letter has been
drafted, and as I prepare the 200+ mailings, I
would challenge each of you that receive one to
consider either renewing your membership us once
more, or joining artCentral for the first time!
Next year will be a landmark in our history, as
we will celebrate our 25th anniversary as an
incorporated organization, and we want as many as
possible to be a part of this celebration. Plans
are being made in preparation of next years
events, and I will give more details as we know
them, but let me just say that there will be at
least one special happening each month on the
25th! Join us now and be a part of all the
festivities in 2010!
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Any venture needs a set of
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Any project needs check points
to gauge progress, but feeling the necessity to
plan every minute detail can spell doom to
whatever good might come.
Sometime even movin in
the wrong direction is better than sittin
This is some fact, but mostly,
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