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Friday, December 3, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 118
Did Ya Know?.. . First United
Methodist Church 7th & Main will hold a Breakfast
& Cookie Sale Saturday, Dec. 11th, 8am-Noon Breakfast
$5, pancakes & ham or biscuits & sausage gravy.
Did Ya Know?...The Nazarene
Church will host a Red Cross Blood Drive Thu. Dec. 16,
11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in their small fellowship hall at
"How long have you been driving without a
tail light?" asked the policeman after pulling over
The driver jumped out, ran to the rear
of his car and gave a long, painful groan and put his
face in his hands.
He seemed so upset that the cop was
moved to ease up on him a bit.
"Come on, now," he said,
"you dont have to take it so hard. It
isnt that serious."
"It isnt?" cried the
motorist. "Then you know what happened to my boat
I have a dog that talks in its sleep.
One day a visitor was astonished to hear the dog bellow,
"My name is Christopher Columbus! I am seven hundred
years old! I own America! I married Marilyn Monroe!"
When the visitor asked what was going
on, I replied, "Dont worry about it. Its
better to just let sleeping dogs lie."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
ELKS SOCIAL EVENING.
At their handsome lodge room on the
upper floor of the clubhouse the Elks last night
initiated five candidates as follows: Maj. J. L. Moore,
Dr. Barnett, Wesley Halliburton, Arthur Havens and Thos.
The goat got in his first work on Dr.
Barnett and Wesley Halliburton which so winded him that
he let the other three off comparatively easy. After the
initiation, oysters, pickles, olives, etc. were served in
the dining room on the first floor.
Over a hundred members were out and the
meeting was a rousing one from start to finish.
B. L. Briles who served the oysters
came near being unable to fill his contract. He placed
his order for oysters so that it reached Kansas City on
Wednesday, but the last train from Kansas City arrived
and no oysters came. He managed to gather together twelve
cans and by good management these were ample.
Spare Cat Rescue at Work.
A year end report by Spare Cat
Rescue, a non-profit organization dedicated to
improving the lives of cats in the Carthage area,
shows they have thus far this year found homes
for 159 cats, dogs and rabbits from the Carthage
Humane society. This is an increase from the
total for the entire year of 2009 of 129.
The SCR also hosted two
low-cost spay/neuter clinics in 2010. At both
clinics, SCR paid part of the cost of the
operations and the cat owners paid a nominal fee.
The March event resulted in 53 cats spayed and
neutered and 51 cats in November.
The Carthage Council voted to
make it legal to maintain feral cat colonies
within the city. Colonies must be registered with
SCR and must be feral (wild) and at least eighty
percent must be spayed or neutered. Several
colonies have been trapped, neutered and returned
since the ordinance was passed. The SCR is
currently looking for dedicated caregivers who
are caring for feral colonies and would like to
participate in the trap, neuter, return program.
For information e-mail
Saw a hitchhiker out on the
road the other day. I passed him goin
the wrong way and about an hour later came
back by him in the direction he was
headin. I wasnt willin to
take the chance.
The hitcher threw up his
arms in disgust as I passed him by. I felt a
little less guilty by seein him vent
his frustration. Wasnt the kind a
person I wanted ridin anyway, I told
There was a time when
Id hardly ever pass the opportunity to
give someone a lift out on the road. Right
now, its just bad timin. Whether
justified or not, the feelins of
caution are in the air.
I hope the guy got where he
was goin, but I doubt Ill be
givin in to the temptation to pick up
any hikers anytime soon.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
NOTES from Hyde House
Armstrong, Director of artCentral
One of the distinct pleasures
of living in Carthage is the generosity displayed
by its businesses and residents. artCentral has
been the receiver of many generous gifts and
donations over the five years that I have served
here as directormany local and area
corporations and businesses have donated their
underwriting funds, given gifts of printing or
supplies when needed. We are thankful to all the
area folks that have allowed us to display
posters, put our art in their lobbies, or display
our signs on their properties. I will recognize
this years underwriters and donors at
years end, but today I want to thank a
former downtown business, "Second Street
Gallery" and its owner, Mary Beimdiek,
for a special donation that we will be taking
advantage of this coming Saturday. When this
store had its final sale before closing a few
years ago, a lot of merchandise was left,
particularly Christmas ornaments and other
decorations for holiday use. Mary has generously
given to artCentral this remaining merchandise to
liquidate for her as our donation, and we will be
doing so this Saturday, December 4th at the old
store location, 308 W. 2nd in Carthage, from
9:00-4:00 that day only. You will find everything
at 75% off of the original prices. There are a
lot of beautiful mercury glass ornaments in
several shapes, sizes and colors, some Old World
and Radko glass ornaments and brightly colored
round, oversized glass ball ornaments in both
shiny and satin finishes. We have some candles,
other ornaments and accessories, and a small
group of full sized artificial trees and
greenery. A bit of general merchandise is also
included. Transactions will need to be cash or
check only, please. Come out before or during the
CHPHoliday Homes Tour and take a look at what we
are showing in the last sale at Second Street,
and we send thanks once more to Mary for her
generous donation to artCentral!
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