A man bought a
donkey from a preacher. The preacher told the man that
this donkey had been trained in a very unique way, (being
the donkey of a preacher). The only way to make the
donkey go, is to say, "Hallelujah" and
the only way to make the donkey stop, is to say,
"Hallelujah!" shouted the
man. The donkey began to trot. "Amen!" shouted
the man. The donkey stopped immediately.
"This is great!" said the
man. With a "Hallelujah", he rode off very
proud of his new purchase. The man traveled for a long
time through some mountains. Soon he was heading towards
a cliff. He could not remember the word to make the it
"Stop," said the man.
"Halt!" he cried. The donkey just kept going.
Stop!!," shouted the man. Finally, in desperation,
the man said a prayer..."Please, dear Lord. Please
make this donkey stop before I go off the end of this
The donkey came to an abrupt stop just
one step from the edge of the cliff.
"HALLELUJAH!", shouted the man.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A $30,000 DAMAGE
of W.D. Wilkie Against the
W.D. Wilkie, a miner, today filed suit
against the Joplin-Galena Consolidated Zinc and Lead
company for $30,000 damages which he claims he sustained
while working in their "Gray Goose Mine" near
Prosperity on May 21, last.
He states that while he was drilling
according to directions he drilled into an "old
shot" which had not before been exploded; that the
explosion which followed blew out both eye balls,
rendering him totally blind, and shattered both hands and
both legs so that he will be a helpless cripple for life.
Stonewall Pritchett is his attorney.
Mrs. R.A. Mooneyham is expected home
from her sojourn in Colorado within a week or ten days.
Cool and Partly
The 43rd Annual Maple Leaf
Parade has 210 entrants for tomorrows
festivities. The parade route begins on the west
side of the Square, goes north then east on the
Square, then heads south down Grant/Grand Ave.,
turns east on Centennial, and ends at the
Carthage Middle School (River & Centennial).
The Marching Cobras will be in
the parade again this year and they will do a
special performance in the afternoon at two
oclock in the new Junior High Auditorium
located at 714 S. Main. Cost is $3.00 per person,
kids 10 and under are free.
The traditional Fire Department
Pancake Feed at the Carthage Fire Department (401
West Chestnut) will be from 6:00 - 11:00 am or
until food runs out. Adults $4.00 and Children (8
& under) $2.00. Includes pancakes, sausage,
The weather forecast for
Saturday is mostly cloudy in the morning then
becoming partly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.
North winds around 10 mph. The temperature
forecast for 7 a.m. is 36 with a dew point of 36.
No precipitation is in the forecast.
Looks ta be bout the
perfect day for gettin out and
watchin a parade on Saturday.
Like most, I have ta pick
and choose each year as ta what exactly I
wanna participate in each year. Ive
tried to make it around to most of the
various activities, but Im gettin
behind Im afraid. Seems like each year
there are more and more worthy projects
pleased with the number of folks who are
keepin to the Square in recent years
after the parade. Although you would think
the outside vendors would compete with normal
business, the increased traffic is typically
very good for the permanent businesses
downtown. Many of the visitors return to the
Square weeks after the festival for a more
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
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NOTES from Hyde House
by Sally Armstrong,
Director of artCentral
In this my third in a series of
articles tracing the history of our organization
artCentral, I will begin in the year 1989, and a
facility called the Art Center. Memberships were
being sold and art shows were happening. Sandy
Higgins became the first director of the center
in June after resigning as President of C.A.S.T
& Co. At the beginning, along with classes
and shows were barbeques, quilt shows, and other
events were held in the Central Avenue facility.
Financial gifts from Sam Butcher as well as
various foundations were received. Numerous local
businesses donated materials and equipment. A
letter dated December 9, 1989 from then City
Administrator Tom Simpson to Managing Director
Higgins refers to the center for the first time
as artCentral, combining the words Art Central as
it appeared in minutes from November 22nd, and as
does minutes from a meeting held there on the 5th
of December. At some point the name began to be
used as a combined word, as it is today. The
current logo which contains the fuchsia Nike-like
"swoosh" and the title
"artCentral" was designed by Tom
Simpson I am told, and was done with his
fingerprint. It is a distinctive logo, and one
that clearly identifies us I believe. During this
time the boards were burdened with the
responsibilities of refurbishment and planning of
a new facility while they undertook the
remodeling of the old building. Board members
came and went as peoples interest became
exhausted along the way. Those that held in for
the long haul will be honored next year as our 25
Valued Founders, as we celebrate these first 25
years as an art organization. Next week we will
move out of the 80s and look at the 90s and what
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