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Friday, September 18, 2009 Volume XVIII, Number 64

did ya know?

Did Ya Know? ..."Paws for Books" R.E.A.D. dogs, Crystal and Merry will be at the Carthage Public Library from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, September 19th.

Did Ya Know?...The New Life United Methodist Church, 1/2 mile north of Leggett corporate office, will hold an all you can eat pancake feet Sunday Sept. 13 from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. $5.

Did ya know?....The Carthage Singles Reaching Out gathering will be Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. at Far Walkaway Farm, 1.5 miles north of Bamboo Gardens on Garrison to Kipper Lane. For more information call Wanda Jo Baugh at 388-1156

today's laugh

A man walked into a Topeka, Kansas Kwik Stop, and asked for all the money in the cash drawer. Apparently, the take was too small, so he tied up the store clerk and worked the counter himself, for three hours until police showed up and grabbed him.

Police in Los Angeles, had good luck with a robbery suspect who just couldn’t control himself during a lineup. When detectives asked each man in the lineup to repeat the words,

"Give me all your money or I’ll shoot,"

the man shouted,

"That’s not what I said!"

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


Narrow Escape From Death of a Badly Battered Miner at Oronogo.

Passengers coming to Carthage yesterday evening on the Frisco inter-urban train report that a man got on the train at Oronogo junction, in a limping condition, with one arm broken and his face and head much battered.

He said he had fallen off a hoister platform, and that when he hit, his head and shoulders extended over the mouth of the shaft.

He was about to slip head first into the shaft when one of his fellow workmen caught him and saved him from death. The man did not state his name nor the shaft at which he was working, but it is thought he got off here and probably lives here.

  Today's Feature

Maple Leaf Lighting Contest.

The Maple Leaf Festival Committee and the Carthage Convention and Visitor’s Bureau have announced the return of the Maple Leaf Festival Lighting Contest. As with the original campaign in 1967, Carthage residents will be encouraged to decorate yards and businesses to illuminate and celebrate the changing of the season. Prizes will be awarded and the displays will be available for public night viewing during the Maple Leaf Festival, October 10-17, 2009.

"When the Maple Leaf Festival Committee made the lighting contest suggestion, I felt it was a great fit for the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau to sponsor," says Wendi Douglas, Carthage CVB Director. "Carthage has been voted a beautiful city time and time again and highlighting the area at night seemed a unique opportunity for visiting leaf lovers. Additionally, the CVB has offered trees to residents and businesses the last two falls through our Re-Leaf Program and the contest takes the Re-Leaf Program a bit further."

The displays must be within Carthage city limits. Applications are available at the Carthage Chamber of Commerce.

Just Jake Talkin'

An old sayin’ in the antique business is that anything is worth exactly what someone is willin’ to pay for it. It works with antiques, the stock market, and in puttin’ in streets.

Goin’ out for bids on big projects for the City is time consumin’ and a hassle for the bidders. It does however, seem ta keep prices in line and keep those pencils sharp.

What always seems strange is how sometimes the bids are so far apart for the same work. Most of the time there are pretty tight bids in the mix, but ever’ now and then they are all over the board.

Tryin’ to outguess bidders seems ta be next ta impossible. All you can do is play your game and hope for a little luck.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.


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ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

Those that attend our next Opening of a new exhibition this Friday night will be in for a nice surprise. We are not quite there yet, but parking is now available for about twelve cars at a time on the property thanks to collaboration between ourselves and our trust officer at UMB, Lora Phelps. We have a newly cut driveway and parking area that will be in finished asphalt just as soon as tree work is completed on the property, and what a difference it will make to those visiting the gallery to be able to pass on the driveway and actually park in parking areas! We are paying for a portion of this improvement project and the bank, our trust manager, is paying for the rest from the Katherine Hyde Trust. Our thanks to those of you our members who pay your yearly membership fees to enable us to do things such as this to improve the property for both our activities and the activities of those renting the building, whether inside or out. I hope you will be with us beginning at 6:00 Friday evening for a beautiful showing of ceramic work by artists Jed Schlegel of Joplin and Gregory Krepps of Pittsburg in this new show entitled "LINE AND SHADOW". I attempted to explain a bit about these artist’s two very different styles of pottery in my two preceding articles, and please know that these very talented artists have spent the better part of the past two days here laying out and hanging their very wonderful and unusual work for you to view. We are most thankful to two of our fine local business for the gift of underwriting for this show, those being Southwest Missouri Bank and Ott’s Food Products. It is due to their generosity that we are able to bring this exhibit to our area, and we appreciate them greatly for this contribution of their valuable donation funding. After the exhibition opens on Friday night, it will be shown Saturday and Sunday noon to 5:00, and then each weekend following, Friday through Sundays from noon until 5:00, ending on Sunday October 4th. I hope you will come to see what we are bringing to you in a very impressive showing of these men’s fine work.

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