Once upon a time long, long ago there was a
season when neither the Packers nor the Vikings made the
post season playoffs. It seemed so unusual that the
management of both teams got together and decided that
there should be some sort of competition between the two
teams, because of their great rivalry. So, they decided
on a week long ice fishing competition.
So on a cold northern Wisconsin lake
they began their contest.
The first day after 8 hours of fishing
the Vikings had caught 100 fish and the Packers had 0. At
the end of the 2nd day the Vikings had 200 fish and the
That evening the Packers coach got his
team together and said, "I suspect some kind of
cheating is taking place." So the next morning he
dressed one of his players in purple and gold and sent
him over to the Viking camp to act as a spy. At the end
of the day he came back to report to the coach. The coach
asked "Well, how about it, are they cheating?"
"They sure are!" the player
reported, "Theyre cutting holes in the
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Trading Check Store
The Trading Check association of St.
Louis, which has had a branch office in Carthage the last
five months, yesterday closed out the business here. It
has been in charge of Mrs. Mayme Reid on the south side
of the square, where the premiums were given in exchange
for the trading checks, used on various merchants around
Jas. Luke is planning a trip to his old
home in England, in the near future. He may be
accompanied by Byron Ash. Mesdames Luke and Ash left this
morning for a summer stay at Manitou, Colo.
Earl Young, who was in the bicycle
business here with Harry During seven years ago, has
returned to the city with a wife and looking for a house
Blevins Takes Asphalt Bid.
The City Council approved a bid
recommendation during the regular Council meeting
this week submitted by the Council Public Works
According to minutes of the
meeting, Blevins Asphalt Company submitted a
total bid amount of $46.30 per ton laid of
asphalt and $1.30 per gallon of tack oil. AP AC
Missouri, Inc. submitted a total bid amount of
$47.00 per ton laid of asphalt and $2.10 per
gallon of tack oil. Swift Construction Company
submitted a total bid amount of $57.96 per ton
laid of asphalt and $2.50 per gallon of tack oil.
There are (7) streets are on the list to be paved
and due to the rate of asphalt and tack oil, not
all of the streets would be paved on the list.
Katherine Street was rated in better condition,
the (2) blocks from Pearl Street to Fairview
Avenue would not be paved. After a brief
discussion, John Studebaker made a motion to
accept the low bid amount of $46.30 per ton laid
of asphalt and $1.30 per gallon of tack oil,
submitted by Blevins Asphalt Company, and not to
exceed paving work over the budgeted 2011 fiscal
year amount of $108,000.00. All ayes.
Ya gotta wonder about those
folks who invented the things we take for
granted ever day. Things like the paper
clip, pencil, and most important, the eraser.
I wonder if the guy who invented the
"Phillips" screw head figured on
seein it become so common.
A lotta things grew outa
rustic tools of some sort I suppose. Things
like the rake or hoe. Over the years they
were just improvements of what they had
always known. The things Im
talkin about grew out of necessity that
probly wasnt so obvious to most.
There was no need for a "coaster"
until folks had furniture that was worth
protectin. I really like that little
rubber ball that swings out to keep the
screen door from slammin and
wakin me up. Now thats real
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Carthage Printing Services
NOTES from Hyde House
Armstrong, Director of artCentral
A gift of fine art is always
appreciated, and should be so over and above a
store purchased gift that has been massed
produced. The recipient should realize that this
gift is not only a painting or sculpture that may
be beautiful or thoughtful to look at, but more
often, the "offspring" of the artist.
An artist puts not only the time to execute a
work, and this can vary depending on the
mediaa stone carving can take months, but
he has also the initial planning time invested,
of thinking about a piece before he creates it.
Once a piece of art is completed to the
artists satisfaction, it truly becomes a
part of that artist, and is many times difficult
to part with. For this reason, many artists have
a difficult time pricing their art. It is a bit
like pricing your beloved pet or child! So if a
piece is given away, it is all the more valued by
the receiver. We at artCentral are about to
receive a found-wood horse sculpture created by
artist Rachel Wilson, to be installed permanently
in our garden outside Hyde House, for all to
appreciate. You may remember that just one year
ago we had one of Rachels first horses
exhibited here, and later in the fall, a whole
"herd" of the horses grazing and
running across our front lawn. The folks that
live in this neighborhood told us they were sorry
to see the horses leave when they ultimately did.
Meantime, Rachel has enjoyed immense success with
her horses, and some of them were recently
featured in Branson on the grounds of the Titanic
attraction. She has received many commissions
from these horses being so publicly visible. So
to thank us for her first public exhibition of
horses, she is giving to artCentral a mare named
"HUSH PUPPY". This horse is a grazing
figure, and will forever graze in the center
flower bed for all visitors to see! I hope to
have Hush Puppy by the end of August, and
certainly she will be with us for the next
exhibition in September. Come over and see her,
and bring your children, telling them that
Rachels own four young children gathered
the wood on their farm that was used to make her.
They will be interested I think in this wonderful
piece of art created and done by this generous
artist and given to us, a grateful organization,
for all to see and enjoy!
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