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Friday, December 17, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 128

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?...The Salem Country Chruch at Red OakII will feature The Bell Ringing Lady (Cynthia Woodburn) for their Christmas Program, Sat. Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Mule drawn wagon rides at 4 p.m.

Did Ya Know?...The Carthage Business Women of Missouri have Black Walnuts and Pecans for $9 a pound. Sales supports a Scholarship Program. 358-3505

today's laugh

Top 10 Reasons to Procrastinate:



Don’t waste money on expensive ipods. Simply think of your favorite tune and hum it. If you want to "switch tracks", think of another song you like and hum that.


Banging two pistachio nutshells together gives the impression that a very small horse is approaching.


The editor of a small country newspaper, printed a scathing editorial with an enormous headline:


Many local politicians were outraged and exerted pressure on him to print a retraction. He finally gave in to the pressure and ran his apology with the headline:



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

Pyramids to Meet Weekly.

The Ancient Order of Pyramids will initiate several new members at their regular meeting in Oddfellows Hall tomorrow evening. This order will now meet weekly until the first part of the year to initiate new members and to work up an increased interest among the members. After January it will be determined whether they will continue the weekly meetings or meet semi-monthly as heretofore.

C. C. Merrill, southern passenger agent of the New York Central railroad, was in the city today from Chicago distributing something neat and artistic in the way of a booklet, "A Message to Garcia," with the compliment of his road.

Mrs. Frank Harrison entertained the C. L. S. C. yesterday afternoon. Mrs. J. A. Prather and Mrs. Will Williams were guests.

  Today's Feature

Carthage Crisis Center

Christmas Day Family Dinner.


Carthage Crisis Center will host a Christmas Day dinner for "everyone who needs to be with others on Christmas Day but has no place to go," Saturday December 25, 2010. They will be serving Ham Balls, Turkey and all the Trimmings, Music, Conversation and Fellowship from 12 Noon till 2:00 pm.

Carthage Crisis Center is located at 100 South Main (Central and Main St.) . Guests are asked to use the entrance and parking on the East side of the building

Those who would like to volunteer to help, or want to help with food, should call Marilyn or Brian Bisbee at 417-358-3533. Those needing transportation to the dinner, or need a meal delivered, should call the number above by December 25

The Carthage Crisis Center is a faith-based Homeless Center that helps homeless and needy people in Southwest Missouri become self-supporting. It does not receive any government funds and is totally dependent on contributions.

Just Jake Talkin'

Christmas Eve almost always meant a little road time as a kid. The family would pile in the car and wander around to various households to drop off little tokens of friendship to some people the folks knew.

The most typical gift was a six-pack of Coca Cola. Those little stubby bottles that at the time sold for a nickel a piece. (plus deposit of course.)

The past few years I’ve noticed the Christmas version of those little Cokes. Although not aware of it at the time, our family musta been part of a larger movement to get colas distributed on Christmas Eve. Either that or we single handedly began yet another Christmas tradition that has become part of the national pulse. ‘Course the Coke merchandisin’ machine prob’ly had a little to do with it.

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

Hyde House has closed officially for the season, and will re-open again with a new exhibition in February, 2011. But the business of artCentral never stops, as the board and I are busy with the last preparations for our final event of the year, the "Jewels of the Vine" dinner scheduled for this weekend. The planning committee consists of board members Miriam Putnam, Jackie Boyer and Jane VanDenBerg, and these women have been planning since summer and working on the last minute details all fall for this special dinner event that will take place at Broadview Country Club this Friday night, December 17th, beginning at 6:00 for hors d’oeuvres, dinner at 7:00. We thought as a final thank you to our members we would hold a special holiday dinner, and a wonderful gourmet menu is planned with appropriate wine pairings for each course. That’s the "vine" part! The "jewels" part is a display of unique original sterling silver jewelry, some set with stones, created by one of our artist members, Randy Wright, which will be for display and sale, further representing our "silver" anniversary. The tables will be decorated all in silver, and some of these beautiful silver holiday decorations will be available as well for small donations. The cost of the meal is 35.00, but guests will only pay 25.00 per person; the difference of the total cost will be underwritten by artCentral in order for us to keep the individual cost low, at "25".00, continuing the "25" theme for this year. The reservation list currently reflects 67 reservations, but please feel free to call if you desire to attend, as we can still add to the list. Invitations went out last month to our membership, but guests and non-members are welcomed as well, and encouraged to join us. Tables will seat 8, and our members and guests will enjoy the piano entertainment of Mary Ann Andrews for this evening’s holiday pleasure. If you would like to attend, quickly call Jane at 417 359 5851/ payment will be at the door. Come join us!

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