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Friday, November 6, 2009 Volume XVIII, Number 98

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The VFW Men’s Auxiliary will hold a turkey shoot on Sunday, Nov. 8 from 1 p.m until 5 p.m. at the Post at the intersection of 96 & 171 highways. Public Invited, male and female.

Did Ya Know?....Saturday Jam at Red OakII every Sat. from 5 p.m. till 9. All acoustic instruments welcome.

Did Ya Know?...The R-9 Odyssey of the Mind problem solving groups will be hosting their 5th Annual Craft Odyssey Arts and Crafts show on November 14, 2009. They are looking for vendors, and prospective craft buying customers. for more info call Sherryle Jones at (417) 359-7050

today's laugh

Why Men Are Happier

Men can play with toys all their life.

Men can wear shorts no matter what their legs look like.

Men have one wallet and one pair of shoes which are good for every season.

Men can choose whether or not to grow a mustache.

Men can "do" their fingernails with a pocket knife.

Chocolate is just another snack.

The whole garage belongs to them.

Weddings take care of themselves.

For men, wrinkles add character.

Men can go on a week’s vacation and pack only one suitcase.

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


Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Ramsay gave an elegant and largely attended dancing party last night at their home on Grand avenue. They were assisted by Mr. and Mrs. Don Hamilton.

The Light Guard orchestra of five pieces furnished some really excellent music, having recently secured the full complement of pieces played here by the Kansas City orchestra ast the Elks’ ball, as well as other fine music. "The Tail of the Kangaroo," "Ben Buxton" two-step, "Huckleberry Finn," "Singing Girl" waltz, and waltz from the "Fortune Teller," were among the popular selections last night, some of which were never played in Carthage before.

The two dancing rooms were canvassed for the occasion, and cozy corners were numerous. An evening of rare pleasure was enjoyed. The dancing continued until about 1 a.m.

  Today's Feature


KANSAS CITY, MO - AARP announced its endorsement of the Affordable Health Care Act (H.R. 3962) and the accompanying Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act (H.R. 3961). The Association’s support follows nearly two years of work with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to craft a health care reform plan that meets the needs of AARP’s nearly 40 million members and all older Americans. Among those needs are reforms that strictly curb insurance companies’ discrimination against older Americans and Medicare improvements that strengthen benefits while protecting the program for future generations.

"We started this debate two years ago with the twin goals of making coverage affordable to our younger members and protecting Medicare for seniors," said Jim Clemmons, AARP Missouri volunteer state president. "We’ve read the Affordable Health Care for America Act and can say with confidence that it meets those goals with improved benefits for people in Medicare and needed health insurance market reforms to help ensure every American can purchase affordable health coverage."

Just Jake Talkin'

I was talkin’ to a guy the other day and he said for some reason it seemed his work load was gettin’ heavier. All the sudden he looked up and he was buried with things to do and not enough time ta get ‘em done. The makin’s of frustration.

I was amazed when someone pointed out to me that frustration isn’t the result of not bein’ able to do somethin,’ but the result of knowin’ you can do somethin’, but for some reason it’s just not gettin’ done.

Frustration is havin’ a handle break on your shovel ‘bout half way through diggin’ a hole. Or havin’ the computer crash just seconds before ya save those last few changes. Although throwin’ a broken shovel handle down the block can relieve some tension, I wouldn’t recommend the same remedy in the case of the computer.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

Looking towards the last weekend of our current show here at artCentral, I want to thank once again, our friends at HOMETOWN BANK for the generous underwriting of this fine exhibition. If you haven’t come by already to see it, you still have this weekend, Friday through Sunday from noon until 5:00 each day. I will be moving some of the work of Dan McWilliams and Mary Lou Reed to the Atruim Gallery at the Sirloin Stockade after the 8th of November, so you will see a bit of this fine show there. I want to tell you today a bit about a very unusual artist, and a new member of artCentral, Rachel Wilson of Avilla. Rachel came to our attention back in June when she inquired about a membership here, and soon after entered one of her wonderful life-sized horses in the Annual Membership show. We were all thrilled to see SHADOW, her entry, and the judge awarded her First Award and $300.00 for the entry. SHADOW was photographed and appeared in the PRESS and the rest is history! I received an inquiry from Bil Tatum, features writer from the SPRINGFIELD NEWSLEADER earlier this month wanting to know more about Rachel and her horses. The paper was interested in doing a feature as well as a personal interview and video on Rachel and her horses, which will be upcoming. I was pleased to tell him about her earlier award, and that she was a graduate of MSSU with a degree in art, was currently a farm wife raising her family in Avilla, but constructing these found-wood horses ever since the first winter ice storm left so much wood in her husband Kyle’s hedge-row two years ago! They have since come over and "shadowed" her as she goes through her building process. Congratulations to her! She says, "I always wanted a horse growing up, but never had one." Now she has a bunch! Seven are currently grazing on the lawn of the Hyde House, and an eighth little guy is inside. Come see these wonderful creatures.

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