If lawyers are
disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesnt it follow
that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted,
cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked,
and dry cleaners depressed?
If Fed Ex and UPS were to merge, would
they call it Fed UP?
If its true that we are here to
help others, then what exactly are the others here for?
No one ever says, "Its only
a game" when their team is winning.
Smoking in the lavatories is
prohibited. Any person caught smoking in the lavatories
will be asked to leave the plane immediately.
A bank is a place where they lend you
an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it
- Robert Frost
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
News from the Carthage people in
Colorado is to the effect that Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Rose
have left Manitou to visit other portions of the state.
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Deutsch and daughter, Miss Rosine,
took the train Wednesday night from Denver for Chicago,
where they would arrive just in time for Miss Rosine to
join a house party at some point north on the lakes. Mr.
and Mrs. W. J. Sewall are spending the week at the famous
Glenwood Springs and other parts of western Colorado,
including the trout streams of the Gunnison country.
A Crowded Hotel.
A carload of new furniture arrived this
morning for the Carthage hotel. This additional supply is
much needed, for only yesterday ten persons who wanted
board had to be turned away for lack of accommodation.
Ask, Dont Tell.
Missouri State Senator Gary
Nodler expressed the following in his weekly news
release - ed.
" In 1993, then-President
Bill Clinton made efforts to lift the
militarys ban on homosexuals serving in the
military. His efforts did not receive a positive
reaction from the public or from Congress, and
the result was the policy that came to be known
as "Dont Ask, Dont Tell,"
which prevents homosexuals in the military from
"Recently, there has been
discussion on the federal level about repealing
this policy. This week, the discussion moved to
the state level, when two resolutions were
presented to the Senate Rules, Joint Rules,
Resolutions and Ethics Committee, of which I am
vice-chairman. I am against changing the current
policy on homosexuals in the military, and I
think it is important for Missouri to send a
message to Congress that Dont Ask,
Dont Tell is an effective policy.
"A concurrent resolution
expresses the opinion of the Missouri General
Assembly and urges action from Congress. Senate
Concurrent Resolution 45 would encourage Congress
to support the current policy of Dont Ask,
Dont Tell, while an alternative resolution,
SCR 44, asks Congress to repeal the policy. As a
former member of the military, I am supportive of
Dont Ask, Dont Tell, and I think that
repealing the policy would be detrimental to our
"Morale is one of the most
important concerns for military commanders,
especially in a time of combat. The military is
currently involved in two major conflicts, and I
cannot support any policy that could negatively
affect our troops during this critical time.
During the Senate hearing on these resolutions,
we heard from Sgt. Paul Curtman, who recently
retired from the Marines. During his testimony,
he stated he was against repealing Dont
Ask, Dont Tell because allowing gays and
lesbians to serve openly would disrupt combat
readiness. He described the experience of finding
out that a fellow Marine was a homosexual as
disruptive to his unit and detrimental to the
missions that they were trying to complete.
"When the president
discussed the repeal of Dont Ask,
Dont Tell, many people throughout the
country began discussing and debating the policy.
The most important issue, however, is the safety
and readiness of those serving in our military. I
feel strongly that changing this policy would be
disruptive to our military, and I will support
the passage of SCR 45 so that we can make this
view clear to Congress." .
I had visions of an
underground "clubhouse" durin
my preteen years. We had a large field behind
our house that was planted to crops most
seasons and the earth was always plowed It
looked like a perfect spot to dig a large
I gathered up the pick and
a shovel or two and commenced to dig. After a
few hours of gettin through the soft
top soil, I discovered that the earth gets
pretty solid. I had, however, etched out
enough ground to make a pretty nice fox hold
of sorts. Bout big enough to hold two
small boys duckin the oncomin
rounds of imagined enemy fire.
Course at that age, a
fox hole worked pretty well, too. In fact it
didnt matter much that it was only a
couple a feet deep. The imagination
wasnt limited by the confines of space.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin
NOTES from Hyde House
by Sally Armstrong,
Director of artCentral
The wait is over, and we have
the first group of paintings arriving soon for
the first show of this our new year, opening
February 19th. A group of artists has been
gathering to paint together for some months now,
originally as students of fine oil painter
Barbara Courtney of Eucha, Oklahoma. As her
health allowed, Barbara would make the trek over
to Joplin to meet with these women, but in the
past few months she has been unable. Still, they
continue to meet Monday afternoons to paint
together, and their group has grown to include
new members. We are proud to present six of these
in a group show entitled "Alla Prima Donnas
& A Don" which will feature oil
paintings by Carthage artists April Davis and
Kristin Huke, Joplin artists Debbie Reed, Margie
Moss and Sue Dixon and Carterville artist Jesse
McCormick. I will tell about the Carthage artists
in this article, the first being April Davis,
daughter of well known artist Lowell Davis. April
was a featured artist in our last show of 2009,
and her oil paintings are most colorful
studies--- still lifes, featuring fruits,
vegetables and other common objects and also
beautiful landscapes. A sculptor as well as a
painter, she was born and raised in Texas before
returning to her fathers farm settlement at
Red Oak II. Encouraged by her father she began
her art career with the sculpting of small
detailed floral and nature sculptures, reproduced
by a famous gift company and sold across the
country. April exhibits yearly at the Midwest
Gathering of the Artists. Kristin Huke moved with
her husband Grady and two boys to Carthage
recently, and comes from a commercial art
background. While attending MSSU she was awarded
a scholarship to study watercolor under Jim Bray
at the Mullsjo Folkhogskola in Sweden. Graduating
with a degree in graphic design, she was employed
as a production artist in Kansas City for the
first 4 years of her career. Since then she has
taken positions as product manager and furniture
designer. Her art study continued with workshops
under painters Jeff Legg and Frank Young, her
first show being the Thomas Hart Benton Art
Competition where she was awarded 3rd place in
the emerging artist category. These women and
four others present work from February 19th for
three weekends through March 7th. Next week, the
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