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Tuesday, June 9, 2009 Volume XVII, Number 248
Did Ya Know?... "Magic
Moments Riding Therapy" is currently in need of
volunteers to work with our riders on Saturday mornings
and also Monday or Thursday evenings. Volunteers must be
at least 14 years of age, unafraid of horses, and can put
aside one or two hours during one of these times, please
call 417 325-4490 today for more information.
Did Ya Know?... Prairie State
Park is holding its Award Winning "Border
Disorder" Program on June 13th beginning at 7:30 PM.
The event is free and open to the public. For more
information, visit www.mostateparks.com.
This is my
first golf lesson
The schoolteacher was taking her first
"Is the word spelt p-u-t or
p-u-t-t? she asked the instructor.
"P-u-t-t is correct,
"Put means to place a thing where
you want it. Putt means merely a vain attempt to do the
Play as James Bond
Egotistical Harry was always reminding
people he played semi-pro baseball.
"I was the James Bond type of
player," he told his friends. "I had all sorts
of tricks to confuse the opposition."
"Batted .007," his wife
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
AT WORK RECRUITING.
Eleven Brawny Miners
Capt. Whitsett opened up a recruiting
station this morning in the office room formerly occupied
by A. G. Newell & Son in the First National bank
building. The office was gaily decorated with American
At ten oclock a delegation of
miners, big strapping fellows, arrived from Webb City and
enlisted. They will keep up the record of Co. G for big,
Lieut. C. F. Drake is assisting Private
Well with the work today, but expects to leave soon for
Elmer Tabor has been secured to return
to join Company A as bugler. He was an old member of the
company, but had not the height for a regular soldier.
Now is the time for all good, healthy
young men over 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing two
pounds to the inch in height "to come to the relief
of their country." The limit in age is 18 and 45
years. No married man need apply.
The Packers Are
The Alferd Packer Memorial
String Band will be returning for a second year
at the Carthage Acoustic Music Festival this
Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13. This high
energy group impressed last years audience
with their musical ability and entertaining
humor. The group will be featured in the
pre-festival concert on Friday evening in the old
High School Auditorium. Tickets for the concert
are $8 and will also include a performance by
Vern Young featuring Joe Smith on Dobro and
Charlotte Mayall on bass.
The pre-festival concert kicks
off the 8th Annual festival that includes an open
stage on Saturday from 10 to 1 followed by nine
hours of outstanding acoustic performances,
ending at 10 p.m. The Packer Band includes the
Lauralyn Bodle has degrees in
math and psychology, and for her Masters
theses in architecture helped design and build an
energy efficient home. She teaches Italian at the
University of Kansas. Considered too smart to
play with the Packers, she uses her math skills
to count out the rhythm. When the rhythm wavers
Lauralyn berates the band in Italian.
Fiddle, bass, vocals and big
Jim Brothers is the leader of
the pack and chairman of the "wash"
board. Jim founded the Alferd Packer Memorial
String Band in 1979. Jim is also a prominent
sculptor with works including the National D-Day
Memorial in Bedford, VA and a life-sized General
Dwight D. Eisenhower in the U.S. Capitol. Jim
likes to play with cars in his spare time.
Washboard, jaw harp, whistles,
horns and guns
Matt Kirbys picture is in
the American Heritage Dictionary (American
Heritage, 2nd college edition) next to
"dulcimer". He is an artist by trade,
with a degree from the Kansas City Art Institute.
He plays the hammered dulcimer that he designed
Hammered dulcimer, accordian,
snare drum, bodhran, vocals and vocal impressions
For a day job Steve Mason is a
luthier: one who repairs, improves and creates
stringed instruments. To make a guitar he starts
with a tree and carves away everything that
doesnt look like a guitar. He has a degree
in Biology and hes only five years of
graduate school and a dissertation short of a
Fiddle, Guitar, Bass, Mandolin
Mike Yoder admits to being the
chief photographer at The Lawrence Journal-World
newspaper. Some of his photographs can be seen in
the books "America 24/7" and
"Kansas 24/7". He usually drives the
Guitar, mandolin, bass and
Saw a neat trick on a bicycle the other
day. A small girl of five or six, apparently
still learnin the art of survivin a
two wheeler, was ridin with four other
children. She turned out of the alley onto the
street and didnt get straightened out. She
continued in a circular motion and bumped square
into the curb. Her slow speed and low proximity
to the ground eliminated any chance of serious
injury, but she dropped like a rock. The small
boy ridin beside her was havin his
own problems keepin upright and didnt
stop. The girl brushed herself off and got back
on, slowly tryin catch up to the rest of
I never saw a tear, just a face
of determination and possibly some embarrassment.
A spark of hope for the next generation.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin
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