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Friday, August 27, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 48

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . The Family Literacy Center is accepting orders for fall mums. Orders and money are accepted until Sept. 15. $5 or 5 for $20. 358-5926

Did Ya Know?.. .The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes Monday, August 30 through Friday, Sept. 3

today's laugh

A barber gave a haircut to a priest one day. The priest tried to pay

for the haircut but the barber refused saying "you do God’s work."

The next morning the barber found a dozen bibles at the door to his shop.

A policeman came to the barber for a haircut, and again the barber refused payment saying "you protect the public." The next morning the barber found a dozen doughnuts at the door to his shop.

A lawyer came to the barber for a haircut, and again the barber refused payment saying "you serve the justice system." The next morning the barber found a dozen lawyers waiting for a haircut.


Can you believe how many award shows they have now? It seems like that have an award show for everything.

They even have awards for commercials! The CLIO Awards, a whole show full of commercials.

I taped it and then I fast-forwarded through the whole thing.


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

Police Matinee.

Yesterday morning the matinee at the police court consisted of two scenes, one act. The leading men were Ben Faulkner and Ed Russell. The former was found guilty of a "plain" drunk and assessed $10. Russell was not so plain and he only got $9.

Judge Brown "Two."

Charley James and Miss Maud Fry both of Weir City, Kan., were married by Judge Brown at the probate office yesterday. He also united Chas. Evans and Miss Laura Hulsey both of Webb City.

Miss Jane Earl Dead.

Sunday afternoon Miss Phoebe Jane Earl died very suddenly at the home of her mother on East Macon street, from the effects of a paralytic stroke. She was aged 62 yeats and 10 months. The funeral will take place today from the residence at 3 p.m.

  Today's Feature

Donal Myers Named

2010 Maple Leaf Grand Marshal.

The Maple Leaf Festival Committee selected Donal Myers as their 2010 Maple Leaf Festival Grand Marshal.

Mr. Myers is 91 years old, still active and willing to help anyone in need. He owned Myers Realty for some 30 years in Carthage before selling to Smith Midwest. Mr. Myers still works for part-time for the realty. Donal is an active member of the First Baptist Church, has been a Shriner for 46 years, and a member of the Masonic Lodge for 54 years. According to his daughter, Kathy Goettel, Donal is a "great dad and grandfather" and loving husband and caregiver to his wife Maxine.

Mr. Myers will lead the Maple Leaf Parade on Saturday, October 16 at 9:00 a.m.

The 8-day Maple Leaf Festival will commence on Saturday, October 9 with the Maple Leaf Beauty Pageants and conclude on Saturday, October 16 with the "largest parade in Southwestern Missouri" starting its route on the historic downtown square.

Just Jake Talkin'

It’s good to feel solid ground under foot after a snow melt. Somethin’ with a little traction to allow a quicker pace without the fear of landin’ on the backside.

I can remember when those trampoline jumpin’ places were spreadin’ through the country. They charged by the half hour, so we used ta try and get as many jumps per minute as possible. After a three or four hunderd hops, gettin’ back on earth left the legs feelin’ like they were still bobbin’ up and down. Just too much fun.

Those of us landlubbers who were raised in the Midwest also feel a little uneasy on large bodies of water. Gettin’ out of sight of land takes some gettin’ used to, let alone the constant rockin’ of the boat.

Most boat rockers in these parts need ta keep their feet on the ground.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Columns


ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

Thankfully, the thermometer has weakened its hold on us, and for that we are grateful! I will say, however, that two of the candy mosaics still out in the Pottery House have melted a bit, and it would be good for those to be picked up. To any parents of kids with art still remaining here from artCamp, I will leave the door to the Pottery House open just until the end of August, but then we must lock it once more in preparation of our fall schedule. I will remove the art at our Atrium Gallery at the end of the month also, so stop by Sirloin Stockade if you desire to see your child’s art displayed there. Coming up in the fall I have been told of a couple of special events at Cherry’s Gallery downtown just prior to the Midwest Gathering of the Artists the weekend of September 11th and 12th. Watch the paper for word from Cherry on the details. Later in September we will open our new show with photographer Linda Teeter on the 24th, entitled GRAFFITI. This is a whole new body of Linda’s work, photographs taken in various cities with the theme uniting the whole. I am excited about an accompanying event that our board has been busy working out the details on, which we are holding on October 2nd, a late Saturday afternoon/ into the evening event here on the grounds of artCentral, entitled GRAFFIFI BASH! The invitations will be going out soon, and all members will be invited, but we welcome the general public as well to this adult social event which will include various "paint-involved" activities and demonstrations. Come in clothes you might be willing to sacrifice to the trash, as you will be involved in the painting of a long mural wall, a giant "jigsaw cut 25" will be displayed divided into pieces for guests to decorate with brushes. Watch artists create a 10 foot mural above you, chalk art on the drive, and enjoy snacks, adult beverages and treats. Guests will be given the opportunity to "create" and I hope you will join us for this fun time together, in our first ever "paint happening" here at the Hyde House, presented by artCentral!

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