Top 10 Reasons to Procrastinate:
Dont 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
The editor of a small country
newspaper, printed a scathing editorial with an enormous
"HALF THE LEGISLATORS ARE
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
"HALF THE LEGISLATORS ARE NOT
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Pyramids to Meet
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.
Carthage Crisis Center
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
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
Ive 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 probly had a
little to do with it.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
NOTES from Hyde House
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
doeuvres, 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. Thats 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 evenings 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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