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Friday, August 6, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 34

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes Monday, August 2 through Friday, August 6. Areas will be sprayed in the evening of the day of the area’s regular garbage pick up. Residents are asked to turn off attic or window fans when the sprayer is in the area.

Did Ya Know?...Car Wash/BakeSALE to help support CHS Band color guard this Sat-Aug 7th at Fairview Christian Church parking lot. 10am -3pm.

today's laugh

Honorable Secretary of Agriculture

Washington, D.C.

Dear Sir;

My friend, Ed Peterson, over at Wells Iowa, received a check for $1,000 from the government for not raising hogs. So, I want to go into the "not raising hogs" business next year.

What I want to know is, in your opinion, what is the best kind of farm not to raise hogs on, and what is the best breed of hogs not to raise? I want to be sure that I approach this endeavor in keeping with all governmental policies. I would prefer not to raise razorbacks, but if that is not a good breed not to raise, then I will just as gladly not raise Yorkshires or Durocs.

As I see it, the hardest part of this program will be in keeping an accurate inventory of how many hogs I haven’t raised.

My friend, Peterson, is very joyful about the future of the business. He has been raising hogs for twenty years or so, and the best he ever made on them was $422 in 1968, until this year when he got your check for $1000 for not raising hogs.

If I get $1000 for not raising 50 hogs, will I get $2000 for not raising 100 hogs? I plan to operate on a small scale at first, holding myself down to about 4000 hogs not raised, which will mean about $80,000 the first year. Then I can afford an airplane.

Now another thing, these hogs I will not raise will not eat 100,000 bushels of corn. I understand that you also pay farmers for not raising corn and wheat. Will I qualify for payments for not raising wheat and corn not to feed the 4000 hogs I am not going to raise?

Also, I am considering the "not milking cows" business, so send me any information you have on that too.

In view of these circumstances, you understand that I will be totally unemployed and plan to file for unemployment and food stamps.

Be assured you will have my vote in the coming election.

Patriotically Yours,

PS: Would you please notify me when you plan to distribute more free cheese.


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


Johnnie, the eleven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Nate Ogden, was quite badly though not seriously burned with powder this morning.

The accident happened about 9 o’clock at his home on Fall street near Oak street. He lit a paper which had some powder in it and the sudden flash which followed burned his face and right hand badly. He closed his eyes in time to save them, but his eyebrows and eyelashes are burned away, and his hair below the hat brim on each side was badly singed. His face was more or less blistered all over and the back of his right hand is a mass of blisters well up onto the wrist. The burns do not seem to be deep, however.

He was taken promptly to Dr. Freed’s office, where his injuries were dressed. He was resting this afternoon as easy as could be expected under the circumstances.

  Today's Feature

McCune -Brooks Free TB Test.

The McCune-Brooks Health Focus for the month of August is Tuberculosis or TB. This disease can be spread through the air by coughing or sneezing. TB usually affects the lungs.

Anyone can develop TB if exposed, but those who are at higher risk include people closely associated with someone who had TB or people with medical conditions such as diabetes, some types of cancer or HIV. Underweight persons are also at higher risk.

Individuals can be tested for TB free-of-charge on August 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. at McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital. Participants must plan to return August 18, to have the test read between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Participants are asked to use the main hospital entrance for the TB clinic.

McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital is located at 3125 Dr. Russell Smith Way, just south of the intersection of HH Hwy. and 71 Hwy. For more information call 359-1350 or 359-1351.

Just Jake Talkin'

It seems pretty amazing that near eighty percent of those that voted in the recent election voted, state-wide, for one thing. I had no idea that eighty percent of the population agreed on anything.

‘Course I’m referrin’ to the Prop C ballot. In most surveys you’re lucky to see a 60/40 split. That’s considered a pretty clear mandate. Ya almost never see a 70/30.

I’d have ta guess that if you ask a hunderd folks if pigs can fly that you wouldn’t have eighty percent agreein’.

Now I have no indication of how Missouri represents the rest of the country, but apparently there are other states where the sentiment is equally solidified. Looks like this discussion will continue for a while.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin.

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ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

The dog days of summer are upon us, and I am doing a bit of "inside work" here at Hyde House, during this short vacation time before the next gallery exhibition. After the kids leave, it is always a good time to spruce things up, as the woodwork is wearing a lot of very colorful fingerprints and I don’t have to describe for you the condition of the bathroom and sink areas! For the few readers who don’t know, our facility is an old house from about 1900, white and two stories, and sits nicely back from the street beneath a lot of trees. It was the childhood and lifetime home of Katherine Hyde, who died in the 1980s and left the home and its property and grounds to the city under the trust of UMB, the trustee being John O. "Pat" Phelps at that time. For a year or two, the house was used as a temporary residence for visiting instructors of the arts to Missouri Southern College, Joplin, as Miss Hyde directed the house never be sold and only to be used for "purposes for the arts." Later, as our organization, artCentral, was in the process of finding a third "new home", needing to leave its previous residence out at Red Oak II, the match was made. It was certainly a match "made in heaven" as it was always told Miss Hyde desired artCentral to be here one day. A conversion was made of her carriage house to house a pottery studio downstairs with concrete floor, new doors and windows and storage cabinets, and a comfortable classroom upstairs, with new wood floor, windows, and overhead lighting. I feel her presence daily as I move about her pink and green rooms, and it is a pleasure to work in such a comfortable place. Our kids who come here always are intrigued by the house, its vivid pastels, and the art that Katherine left behind. Once again, we thank her and the current trustee, Lora Honey Phelps, who is now our new "mistress" officially, for the pleasure of this place and doing our business here. We will never forget one woman’s generosity nor her interest in art, and thank her for this gift of "the Hyde House."

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