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Friday, January 23, 2009, Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?...
McCune-Brooks Diabetes Support Group will
meet Wednesday, January 28th. The topic will
be "Tasty, simple meals for One or
Two". Come for tips, recipes and samples
at McCune -Brooks Regional Hospital Community
Room from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
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.
A New York City yuppie moved to
the country and bought a piece of land. He went
to the local feed and livestock store and talked
to the proprietor about how he was going to take
up chicken farming. He then asked to buy 100
"Thats a lot of
chicks," commented the proprietor. "I
mean business," the city slicker replied.
A week later the yuppie was
back again. "I need another 100
chicks," he said. "Boy, you are serious
about this chicken farming," the man told
"Yeah," the yuppie
replied. "If I can iron out a few
problems." "Problems?" asked the
proprietor. "Yeah," replied the yuppie,
"I think I planted that last batch too close
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A $32,280 Land Deal.
By deed filed today, Charles A. Byrd
bought of S. E. Carter a three-fifths interest in 538
acres located a half mile southwest of Oronogo, subject
to railway right-of-way and all unfortified mining
leases. The consideration was $32,280, which would be
rating the land at an even $100 per acre in value.
Fire at Cottey College.
What came near
being one of the most disastrous fires in the history of
Nevada occurred yesterday afternoon at Cottey College, in
the Vernon county town. The young lady students were
excited and consternation reigned supreme. The fire
department saved the building.
A boon to travelers. Dr. Fowlers
Extract of Wild Strawberry. Cures dysentery, diarrhea,
seasickness, nausea. Pleasant to take. Acts promptly.
Flanigan Named Vice Chair of House Committee.
Jefferson City House
Speaker Ron Richard, R-Joplin, has appointed
first-term legislator, Representative Tom
Flanigan, R-Carthage, to serve as vice chair of
the newly-created House Committee on Real ID and
Personal Privacy for the 95th General Assembly.
is a natural leader," said Speaker Richard.
"He will provide valuable input to the
committee as it explores ways to safeguard the
personal privacy of Missouri citizens."
The House Committee on Real ID
and Personal Privacy considers and reports upon
bills and matters referred to it relating to the
protection of personal privacy and security
As vice chair of the committee,
Rep. Flanigan will play a significant role in
dealing with all legislation referred to the
In addition to his duties as
vice chair Rep. Flanigan will serve as a member
of the following committees: Budget;
Infrastructure and Transportation Funding; and
Art Notes From Hyde
A relative new member of
artCentral, Jim Bilgere leads off as our first
exhibiting artist in this new year of 2009. This
opening will be Friday, February 13th at 6:00pm
here at Hyde House Gallery, 1110 E. 13th Street
in Carthage. He has chosen for his show title,
"THE MAGIC OF SERENDIPITY", and as he
and I discussed his work and the style of his
paintings, he defined for me what he believed the
word serendipity means--- "a seeming gift
for finding good things accidentally." And
so this group of paintings will be. I do know
that Jim has a strong sense of color, and that
his paintings display various elements of whimsy
and fantasy in both realistic ad abstract ways.
The paintings that we will show will be mostly
done in oil, although Jim uses several media. The
artists love of painting and his
"artists way of life" began in
his early teen years living in the French Quarter
in New Orleans, Louisana, where he watched
professional street artists and met foreign
people on a daily basis. His early work was
concerned with combining surrealism and cubism in
a post modern way, and he later had a chance to
study European art in its true element while
living in Vienna, Austria in 1995. In Vienna he
studied current trends of the time as well, and
somehow infused these styles to create his own
style that has influence in Monet, Picasso, Dufy,
Klee, Kandinsky, Matisse, Stuart Davis, and
Basquiat, as well as the New York art of the
1980s. Jim currently resides in Carthage, and is
involved this month with leading some
instructional workshops in painting at SPIVA for
the Arts in Joplin. In next weeks article I
will give information on Bilgeres formal
education as well as a listing of various
exhibitions he has presented, including a special
mural project he was involved with while in New
York City in the late 80s.
Its an old game that kids
learn early and play with ruthless cunning at the
slightest indication they can win. Its the
old trick of playin one parent against the
What most kids dont
understand is most of us that are parents know
most of the tricks of the trade. Been there, done
Its only natural. Ya take
the path of least resistance. Once a kid realizes
dad doesnt mind em climbin
trees, but it scares mom to death, they get dad
involved in the tree climbin and make a big
deal bout how much fun it is to be
sharin real "quality time" with
their buddy, dad. Once you are successful at
gettin somethin done, try it again
the same way.
Grown-ups dont loose the
knack they learned so well as kids. Theres
the birth of shortcuts to solvin problems.
This is some fact, but mostly,
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