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Friday, April 23, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 215

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Did Ya Know?..Relay for Life CWEP Team will host a biscuit and gravy breakfast on Saturday April 24th at the First Christian Church Lighthouse, 801 S. Main St., from 6:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. This is benefitting the American Cancer Society.

.Did Ya Know?.. . Singles Reaching Out - West will have a potluck dinner this Friday at Ulmer’s Community Room at 6:30 pm, 1208 S. Garrison. Sarah and the Frosty Mountain Band will entertain. Singles, $3.

Did Ya Know?...The Rolling Thunder Chapert 3 will sponsor a POW/MIA Awareness Run and Ceremony Saturday, April 24. Meet at Carthage VFW prrking lot at 8 AM. Ride to Mt Vernon Veterans Home, then to Ceremony at Monett Park.

Did Ya Know?...There will be an on-going jam session at Red Oak II starting at noon Sat. during the car show. Regular jam that evening.

today's laugh

Casey came home from the doctor looking very worried. His wife said, "What’s the problem?"

He said, "The doctor told me I have to take a pill every day for the rest of my life."

She said, "So what? Lots of people have to take a pill every day their whole lives."

He said, "I know, but he only gave me four pills!"


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

U.S. Indian Appraiser Here.

Hon. J. W. Kitzmiller, who has been for a year U.S. appraiser for the Chicasaw and Choctaw nations in Indian Territory, was in town yesterday all day, on his way home to Medora, Ill.

He has mining interests in this county and has a number of friends here. He has resigned his position in the territory and is succeeded by Senator Monaham of Chicago.

Said he to a reporter:

"During the past year I have ridden 7,000 miles on mule-back and hadn’t slept under a roof since February until I started home this week. That life under a tent is a great one, and I was never in healthier condition.

"I like it, but I can’t take my family into such a country and I don’t like to continue to live away from them. So I resigned and am on my way home."

  Today's Feature

Oklahoma Resident Arrested

Following Crash With Trooper.

On April 21, 2010, a pursuit which began in Oklahoma and traveled into Kansas, ended when the pursued driver struck a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper in Newton County, Missouri on Interstate 44.

At approximately 11:00 p.m., Trooper T. R. Morris was traveling west on Interstate 44 in Newton County, responding to a report of a pursuit by Oklahoma and Kansas law enforcement that was nearing the Missouri state line. East of the Missouri 166 exit on Interstate 44, Trooper Morris’ patrol car was struck in the left side by the pursued driver who was traveling east in the westbound lanes of Interstate 44. Following the crash, the driver of the pursued vehicle, John R. Bristow, 43, Edmond, Oklahoma, was taken into custody and transported to the Newton County Jail, Neosho, Missouri. Bristow was arrested for assault of a law enforcement officer, driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident, and a misdemeanor Clay County, Missouri warrant for fraud.

Trooper Morris suffered minor injuries and was treated and released.

Just Jake Talkin'

I heard talk about a guy that was one brick short of a load the other day. I’d have ta figure that most get the feelin’ they don’t know all they should at some point or another. I’d lived a lotta years ‘fore I heard the expression "not the sharpest knife in the drawer."

I grew up hearin’ ‘bout those bein’ one card short of a deck, ladder not reachin’ the top rung, and bein’ a half a bubble off.

Typically these were not judgemental statements, but just observations considered as fact.

‘Course usually the statement was followed by the observation that the person had many admirable traits also.

I’m sure I’ve lost a brick or two along the way. If ya find it, put it on your pile, if ya think it’s worthy.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.


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As we cruise into un-chartered waters, I just want to note that our first art auction will be opening this coming Sunday afternoon instead of the usual Friday night. I am SO excited to see all the beautiful pieces that have been returned to us thus far for this silent auction, and want to encourage everyone to come out sometime during the three weeks that this exhibit is up to view the 70+ tiny works of art and perhaps place a bid on some of them!

Not only is this a different starting time and day for us, the silent auction is a new venue, being done in honor of our 25th Anniversary, as the works are 5 inches by 5 inches--- five times five is 25! And the date we open is the 25th too! Minimum bid on any piece is 25.00, but after that the sky is the limit, so you could get a bargain or there could be bidding wars on selected works. We have a majority of oil paintings, but almost as many acrylic paintings too. Then there are a group of watercolors, several drawings in colored pencil, and one pastel so far. There are ceramic pieces being displayed on top of the canvas, some sculptural dimensional works, and several mixed media including some fiber works. All in all, it promises to be a very rewarding show for those who come out to view it, even if you do not choose to bid on anything. Bidders will be assigned a number instead of their name with which to place their written bids, so all bids will be private. If you are unable to be with us opening day, then come back either the first or second weekend in May, Friday through Sunday, noon to 5:00, to place your bids or update an existing bid. Phone updates will also be accepted. We will hold the closing reception on May 15th, from 6:00-8:00, and final bids will be received before 7:30, when winners will be announced. It promises to be a lot of fun, and I hope may of you will join in that fun by attending one or both the receptions for this auction/exhibition event. Our special thanks to our friends at HOMETOWN for the underwriting of this event and exhibition.

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