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Friday, August 20, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 43

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Did Ya Know?.. . Carthage Farmers Market every Wed. and Sat starting at 7 a.m.

today's laugh

Two small-town merchants were visiting New York City for the first time to attend a conference.

There was a large party thrown, with lots of food and drink. At the end of the party, they both staggered outside.

One guy crossed the street, while the other stumbled into a subway entrance.

When the 1st guy reached the other side of the street, he noticed the other emerging from the subway stairs.

"Where ya been?" he slurred.

"I don’t know," gushed the other guy, "but you should see the train set that guy has in his basement!"


An uncertain and nervous witness was being cross-examined. The lawyer thundered, "Have you ever been married?"

"Yes, sir," said the witness in a low voice. "Once."

"Whom did you marry?"

"Well, a woman."

The lawyer bellowed angrily, "Of course you married a woman. Did you ever hear of anyone marrying a man?"

To which the witness replied meekly, "My sister did."


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


Will Go to Kansas City — Miss Ethel Hobbs Her Successor.

Yesterday Miss Lucy Boon, who taught room No. 1 in the Washington school in this city, received a telegram saying that she had been chosen as a teacher in the second primary in the Whittier school at Kansas City. She at once wired her acceptance and handed in her resignation to Supt. Stevens.

A meeting of the Board of Education was called at once and Miss Boon’s resignation accepted and Miss Ethel Hobbs was chosen to fill the vacancy. The board also selected Miss Edyth M. Leach, of Chicago, as physical culture and elocutionary instructor.

Miss Boon will draw a salary of $65 per month in Kansas City. She is a splendid teacher and the school board is sorry to lose her, as are all her friends in this city.

  Today's Feature

Guardrail Project Approved.

The City Council authorized the Mayor to enter into an agreement to place guardrails at the intersection of HH Highway and Dr. Russell Smith Way during the regular Council meeting last week.

The project is estimated to cost the City $34,000 with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission paying for all administration and engineering costs.

The City authorizes the Commission to utilize the city’s non-attributable federal funds also known as Surface Transportation Program (STP) -Small Urban funds, totaling twenty-seven thousand two hundred dollars ($27,200.00), or eighty percent (80%), toward the total project construction cost. The City will provide a cash match of six thousand eight hundred dollar ($6,800.00), or twenty percent (20%) of the estimated construction cost.

The Council also approved a change in the current budget to reflect an increase of Donation revenues in the amount of up to $16,000 from the McCune Brooks Hospital for reimbursement of half of the project costs for the Dr. Russell Smith Way guardrail project.

Just Jake Talkin'

Some statistics are pretty informative, others are just interestin’, most just make ya wonder who keeps track of this stuff.

The story I think of was of the two car manufacturers who had a race. Of course one won and one lost. Both, it turned out, widely hawked their own braggin’ rights.

The one that one of course told of comin’ in ahead of its competitor.

The one that lost was more inventive in its delivery of the facts. Number two bragged that it came in second place, while its competitor finished only second from last.Both stories of course bein’ nothin’ but the truth, but neither really meanin’ much except to the ones tellin’ the tale.

Somehow I get the feelin’ that some of the national political figures have heard that story.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

I am currently planning for the next exhibition opening in September which will bring a group of new photographs from Joplin artist Linda Teeter, in a show entitled "GRAFFITI". I hung this morning a sampling of the childrens’ work done at this year’s artCamp, at our Atrium Gallery in the Sirloin Stockade. These 14 pieces represent the 52 students attending camp this year, and I hope you will take the time to take a look, especially if your own child’s work is one of these! Go in with your student and have a nice meal together and see their art. Our artCamp is always an expensive program to execute, and never more so than this year. We had a record number of students, but our individual class sizes were smaller across the board. Because we did not increase the price per class for the students nor decrease the salary for teachers, we needed more than ever the help from our various local foundations to get us over the expense hump. Our assistance this year included the generosity from the Ruth Kolpin Foundation and Mary & Kent Steadley Trust, but no one has been more faithful to us than the Helen S. Boylan Foundation, and to this family we are most grateful. Let me add my voice to the others this week in recognizing the great loss of James R. Spradling to both our community, and to artCentral particularly. Jim Spradling was always very good to us, to accept our request annually and to submit it to that board for consideration, usually with successful results. One year when Boylan funds were tighter, he was kind enough to help artCentral find funds in another venue. I shall miss his smiling face when I delivered by hand to his office our grant request yearly, and know it will never be quite the same around Carthage without him. Thanks, Jim, for your interest in us, artCentral, and your greater interest in the many endeavors of your dear city of Carthage!

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