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Friday, February 5, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 160

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... Carthage Humane Society is currently overcrowded with very nice pet-quality young adult cats. For a limited time, they are offering reduced adoption fees on all brown tabby cats. Call or today for more information. 358-6402

Did Ya Know?...The Nazarene Church of Carthage will host a Red Cross Blood Drive at 2000 Grand on Thursday, Feb. 11 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

today's laugh

Morris needs a lawyer, so he grabs the yellow pages and picks out a law firm ---Schwartz, Schwartz, Schwartz & Schwartz.

He calls up and says, "Is Mr. Schwartz in?"

The man says, "No, he’s out playing golf."

Morris says, "All right, then let me speak to Mr. Schwartz."

"He’s not with the firm any more, he’s retired."

"Then let me talk to Mr. Schwartz."

"He’s away in Boston, won’t be back for a month."

"Okay, then let me talk to the other Mr. Schwartz."

He says, "Speaking!"


Life is just a phase you’re going’ll get over it.

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


The Nine-Year-Old Son of

J. A. Rock is Missing.

The nine-year-old son of J. A. Rock, residing at 824 East Third street in this city, ran away from home last Friday at noon and has not been seen since. The father moved his family here about five weeks ago from Ringgold Co., Iowa, and it is supposed that the boy has started to go back to Iowa to relatives there.

Last Tuesday he tried to run away but was caught and brought back, and at the time he gave as his excuse that he wanted to go back to Iowa.

He tried the wagon road the first time and as that plan did not work he may have taken the railway route this time.

He is supposed to have gone north, but no trace of him can be found in any direction. The father wishes that any person who finds his son may notify him at once at his address given above, and hold the boy until settled for.

  Today's Feature

Highway Patrol Is Seeking Trooper Applicants.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is testing for new troopers. The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply, and will offer testing at Springfield on February 27. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 93rd Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training January 3, 2011. The application deadline is April 2, 2010.

To be eligible candidates must possess a minimum of 60 college credits, or two years of federal active duty military service with an honorable discharge, or two years of POST-certified, full-time law enforcement experience.

The starting salary for trooper is $3,034 per month while in training, $3,217 per month after 6 months, and $3,508 per month at two years of service. Other benefits include group health insurance, paid retirement, career advancement, and more. Interested persons can find out more about the qualifications by contacting a Patrol recruiter at telephone number 1-800-796-7000, or may apply online at

Just Jake Talkin'

There are prob’ly lots a variations on the recipe for home made ice cream, but if ya want to get into a real discussion on the formula for success, get in on the debate around the crankin’ end of the process.

In our family at least, there is as much care given in the placement and quantities of ice and salt, the speed of the crankin’ and the ideal time to quit turnin’ as ever is considered in the kitchen. ‘Course the men have traditionally taken care of the mechanical end of the process, but the women have never been bashful about advice on the matter.

I say care is given, that’s because ever’one seems to - care that is. This last batch I was involved in, we didn’t put the traditional burlap sack on top. Don’t know if it made much difference, it just seemed to be missin’ somethin’, but they ate it anyway.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’

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ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

Only two weeks before we open for our first exhibition for 2010; I will bring the details of that show next week. I want to concentrate today on the wonderful art workshops that artCentral has planned for March and April, and as these have limited availability, I want to get the word out quickly! There will be four, and include oil painting, ceramics, drawing, and watercolor. Our membership newsletter mailed last week to our 200+ membership included a pink informational form for the first of the workshops, offered the weekend of March 4th, 5th & 6th. This adult watercolor class is available to both members and non-members, is led by nationally known watercolor artist Jerry Ellis, who as locals know, resides here in Carthage and is a multiple award winner over the many years of his art career. Jerry Ellis is an elected signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Watercolor USA Honor Society, Allied Artists of America, N.Y., NY, Missouri Watercolor Society, and has been honored as a Master Watercolor Artist by the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, the highest of designations. He has served as director of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Watercolor USA Honor Society, and is a director of the Missouri Watercolor Society. His paintings are included in private, public, and corporate collections throughout the world, and can be seen locally at Cherry’s Gallery in downtown Carthage, and some giclee prints at "all things grand!" Jerry is a member of the board of directors of artCentral as "advisor" and though he rarely leads workshops, we are most fortunate to be able to offer this class in this our anniversary year. Registration forms with details can be found at Cherry’s Gallery, at the Koka Art Gallery as well as here at the Hyde House or call for information, 417 358 4404. Come and join this class and learn from a master!

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