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Friday, January 16, 2009, Volume XVII, Number 147

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... Project Graduation will sponsor a donkey basketball game Wednesday, January 21 at 7 p.m. in the High School Gymnasium. Advance tickets are $6 and at the door $8. Call 359-7000

Did Ya Know?... DAV & Auxiliary meets next Tuesday night Jan 20th at 7pm on the second floor of the Memorial Hall.

Did Ya Know?... On February 7, 2009, Magic Moments will be hosting the 8th Annual Bowling Round Up to benefit people with special needs in the 4 States. The bowler that raises the most money for Magic Moments will win a 31.5" Flat Panel Television. Call 417 325-4490

today's laugh

A man in Washington State almost died when he kissed hi pet rattlesnake on the lips. He was rushed to the hospital and listed in "serious" condition. Hours later, doctors were able to upgrade his condition to merely "stupid." - Caroline Rhea

Student: I hear that fish is brain food.

Roommate: Yeah, I eat it all the time.

Student: Well, there goes another theory.

I got into an argument with my girlfriend inside a tent. A tent is not a good place for an argument. I tried to walk out on her and had to slam the flap. - Mitch Hedberg

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

Gas Shut Off Awhile.

Many a Dinner Got Cold while Cooking - Pressure Stopped for Some Reason.

Many a good dinner was spoiled in the cooking at noon today. Suddenly at 11:55 all gas in the City stopped short and not a particle flowed into the main.

The cause is inexplicable. Whatever it was it was outside the City, between Carthage and Webb City. The regulators, located at different places in the City, are so arranged that when the pressure stops for a moment they shut off and cannot be turned on again except by mechanical arrangements. This is done in order to prevent accidents. The gas cannot get past them after they are shut off.


Today's Feature


Carthage, Mo, January 12, 2009 - The Carthage R-9 School Foundation’s 2009 Major Saver Cards will go on sale January 21, 2009 in the Carthage R-9 School District. Cards may be purchased from Carthage elementary or junior high school students and families, at Parents as Teachers – 2408A S. Grand, or by calling the Carthage R-9 School Foundation at 417.359.7000. The cards are available for purchase from January 21 through February 2, 2009 for only $10 each.

Major Saver discount cards include special offers on purchases at Hardee’s, Pizza Hut, Iggy’s Diner, Sonic, Quizno’s, Savannah’s, Wendy’s, The Bridge, Municipal Park Roller Rink, McDonald’s, Domino’s, Whisler’s Drive Up, Shake’s, Precious Moments Gift Shop, and Video World & Tanning. The discounts are valid one time at each location. These businesses support the Carthage Schools by sponsoring this important program.

The Carthage R-9 School Foundation assists the school district in improving educational opportunities for students and teachers. Since the foundation’s inception, it has given support to all Carthage R-9 District schools for enhanced educational programs and has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships to graduating seniors.

Last year, the Major Saver program generated over $25,000 in revenues for the Carthage R-9 School Foundation. Each elementary school, the Junior High, and Parents As Teacher receive a portion of the funds raised through the sale of the Major Saver Cards.


ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

Given some remarks that I have heard recently, I thought I should take a moment to introduce our organization and gallery to those new to readership or to the community! This article appears weekly in behalf of artCentral, a 20+ year old art and artist organization based currently and for the last 8 years at the historic Hyde House here in Carthage. We are Carthage located, but our members are from many towns and even states, and all are either artists or those interested in art and the viewing of the visual arts in particular. As director, I meet once monthly with a board of directors, 9, who oversee the organization and operation of the gallery here. Our yearly goal is to produce 6-7 art exhibitions of one or more artists each, whose work is for sale for the most part, and these exhibitions run each through three weekends. Additionally, we hold occasional adult art workshops on the property, and a large summer art camp for children for two weeks each year. Our membership is entitled to enter works in the annual Membership exhibition in June, and awards are given. The membership currently stands at 198, and our dues vary from 15.00 for a senior or student, 20.00 for individual, 30.00 for a couple. We have additional donor memberships of 50.00 or 100.00 for those who desire to do that, and a lifetime membership of a one time 1000.00 donation. Our members are invited to each activity or event held here, receive invitations to each show, and a quarterly newsletter is sent to each. They may participate as they desire, or not at all. Some assist as docents when needed, some serve on the board. But if it were not for our membership, we could not exist. I know that 2009 will be a year of budget cutting, and I understand that many will be tightening their belts a bit when it comes to memberships and such. I do think that our fees are reasonable, and that anyone can belong to artCentral for a reasonable amount. I will be mailing the annual membership letters out this next month to invite potential new members as well as those who have not been with us in awhile. I hope that you each will access the value of art in your community, and know that these free exhibitions could not be possible without the membership dues of people like you, and the generosity of our many underwriters. I think the calendar for 2009 is a good one, and we will continue to stand for quality artistic representation in our community in this and many years to come!

Just Jake Talkin'


I try not to pay a lot of attention to tv commercials. I usually occupy myself by tryin’ to read the fine print that seems to accompany all of the ads makin’ some kind of claim to a better life.

One the other night I noticed was for a life alterin’ mattress. Underneath the shot of a couple comfortable sleepin’ the night away were the words "Actual Portrayal". This rates right up there with "artificial margarine".

What other kind of portrayal is there? Could it have been an "Artificial portrayal" of the good night’s sleep? Then the actors would only be playin’ like they were actin’ like they were asleep. Or if they were actually asleep they wouldn’t be actin’ so it wouldn’t be a portrayal at all. Just a scene of people sleepin’. Who writes this stuff?

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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