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Friday, April 9, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 206

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?..The Carthage Lions Club is having their annual broom sale. There will be a stand in front of Garrison Construction April 9-10 & 16-17. Or call 358-6175, 850-5933, or 358-2666.

today's laugh

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71. Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, The California Raisins, Betty Crocker, The Hostess Twinkies and Cap’n Crunch. The grave site was piled high with flours. Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Doughboy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded. Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers. He was not considered a very smart cookie, wasting much of his dough on half-baked schemes. Despite being a little flaky at times, he still, as a crusty old man, was considered a roll model for millions. Doughboy is survived by his wife, Play Dough, his children, John and Jane Dough, plus they had one in the oven. He is also survived by his elderly father, Pop Tart. The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.


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


Janitor Purcell’s Experience with a Pipe as a Toothache Cure.

Assistant Janitor Purcell, of the court house, although a man whose hair is streaked with gray, has just had his first experience with tobacco, a "pleasure", usually not so long deferred. He arose from his bed at the court house the other night writhing in the agonies of a terrible toothache. Drug stores were all closed; doctors and dentists had all gone home; there seemed nothing to do but hope for morning.

After walking the corridors of the court house for two hours, unable to sleep or lie down, his eyes happened to fall on Janitor Davis’ pipe laying on a shelf. Roseate visions of relief instantly took possession of his mind. In his desperate plight all the stories he had ever heard concerning the pain-killing power of tobacco passed in review in his imagination. With a faith in nicotine equal to that of the average citizen in whisky for snake bite, he loaded and lit the pipe and puffed with a vigor which one would naturally suppose would bring relief quickest.

He is not sure whether the tobacco helped the toothache or simply made him so sick he forgot all else, but his experience with the remedy was the worse fate of the two. After abandoning his supper in several installments, he finally endured until morning, when he probably consulted a dentist. He was looking very pale and haggard all the next day and, of course his appearance excited comment, so he had to "fess up."

  Today's Feature

Maple Leaf Festival Celebrates City’s Heritage.

News release - Planning for the 44th Annual Maple Leaf Festival, hosted by the Carthage Chamber of Commerce, is well underway as the theme for this fall’s event is unveiled. The theme, "Carthage: Heroes and Heritage," was submitted by local resident Corrine Waggoner and is meant to showcase the abundance of local citizens, both past and present, who have made significant contributions to the community and its history. This year’s theme coincides with the commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Carthage.

"While many people are not thinking about the Maple Leaf Festival this time of year, our team of dedicated volunteers is well along in planning for the week and all the events included. We are excited to incorporate a variety of those citizens who have helped build and shape Carthage, from the Civil War through today in the theme this year," says committee co- chairperson Cheryle Finley.

The planning committee is now accepting entries for the Maple Leaf Artwork Contest to select the graphic design for the festival..

Just Jake Talkin'

I suppose on average ever’one has about the same kinda luck. Some good days, some not so good. I suppose most ‘member the bad luck more than those times when ever’ thing went wrong.

My dad always advised given plenty of time for travel, just in case ya had a flat tire. I figure its good advise, even though I can count on one hand the times a tire went down durin’ a trip. Considerin’ the amount a miles driven, the chances are pretty slim.

Some I know are always pessimistic. "It’d be just my luck," they are fond of sayin’. I suppose that kind a thinkin’ keeps ‘em outa trouble in a lota cases, but it seems a lota opportunities are also eliminated. The best advise I’ve heard is to play your game and hope for a little luck. Pay your money and takes your chances.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

As we continue to celebrate our 25th anniversary year, another of our special events will be the upcoming "5X5 Art Silent Auction" which will begin on April "25th"! Have you ever wanted to own an original oil painting by Andy Thomas, Bob Tommey, or Lowell Davis? How about an original watercolor by Jerry Ellis? I have passed out small 5 inch by 5 inch canvases to most of our member artists, about 80 in all, and they will be returning those to me by the 17th completed. I anticipate some wonderful surprises, as the artists are free to paint in oil or watercolor, draw, or otherwise use their own "media of choice" on these canvases. Even the ceramic artists and sculptors may use the canvas as a "base" for 3-D work, as long as the size does not exceed 5 inches in any direction. As these pieces are displayed, a list will be posted beside each, and bidders may come either on the opening day, which will be a Sunday afternoon, or any day the gallery is open there after, to post a bid. The final bidding will occur on the evening of May 15th, when we will hold the actual evening reception and announce the winners! I am very excited about what has come back in already, and I know that this event will be both fun and a wonderful way for the community to purchase an original work by some of your favorite local artists. More on this event later, but in the meantime, time is running out to sign up for the one day oil painting workshop class to be taught by Dan McWilliams on April 17th. This will be a great opportunity for you to learn under a truly gifted painter, and the class will be small enough to allow a lot of individual attention. Don’t forget, too, to come out this weekend to see the wonderful sculpture exhibition by the three current artists in the gallery, M.Justin Hale, Robin Putnam, and Bill Snow. This is a beautiful show and will be closing after the 11th. We will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday noon to 5:00.

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