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Friday, January 7, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 140

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... There will be NO jam session on the 9th....No church on the the Salem Country Church at Red OakII. Activities will continue on Jan. 16.

today's laugh

Deciding to take a day off from his important job, a young hot-shot broker went back to visit some of his professors at his old school. Entering the school, he saw a dog attacking a small child. He quickly jumped on the dog and strangled it. The next day, the local paper reported the story with the headline "Valiant Student Saves Boy From Fearsome Dog."

The broker called the editor of the paper and strongly suggested that a correction be issued, pointing out that he was no longer a student, but a successful Wall Street broker.

The following day, the paper issued a correction, with a headline that read, "Pompous Stock Broker Kills School Mascot."

From a California bar association’s newsletter: Correction -- the following typo appeared in our last bulletin: "Lunch will be gin at 12:15 p.m." Please correct to read "12 noon."

If your parents never had children, chances are you won’t either.

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

A Telephone Wire Makes Trouble.

Saturday evening an abandoned telephone wire broke at the southwest corner of the square and fell upon the span wires which support the trolley wire of the electric road. The span wires are not supposed to be charged with a current as they are fitted with strain insulators, but some of them are leaky as was soon demonstrated.

Willis Harbin caught hold of the wire which was dangling down, his intention being to remove it. When his fingers touched the wire his grip involuntarily tightened and he began dancing about in a wild effort to break loose. He finally succeeded and will probably not try anything of the kind again. The telephone wire was afterwards pulled down by Motorman Douglas.

Harbin is the man who had part of his foot cut off last fall while trying to board a Frisco freight train on the grade near Carter’s springs.

  Today's Feature

Polling Places Announced for

Jasper County Extension Council Elections .

The 2010 public election of ten new members for the Jasper County University of Missouri Extension County Council is taking place January 11 - 25. The county election will be held in accordance with state law (Chapter 262.550-262.620 R.S. Mo. 1969).

Every county in Missouri has an extension council made up of elected and appointed members who represent the broad educational needs and backgrounds of people in that county.

Citizens over the age of 18 who reside in Jasper County can vote at one of four locations within the county. Carthage locations include: the University of Missouri Extension office in the basement of the Courthouse; Midwest Ag Supply, Central & Grant; Ag Service Center of Carthage, 9721 County Rd. 80; and the SWCD office, 416 E. Airport Drive. Registered voters may also print a ballot from the Jasper County University of Missouri Extension website to either mail or deliver to University of Missouri Extension, Courthouse Basement, Carthage, MO 64836.

Just Jake Talkin'

I can’t remember who showed me how to make a weapon out of a two by four and a slice of tire inner tube. I do know we spent a lota hours slicin’ up old tire innards and chasin’ each other around.

We didn’t make anything fancy. Tack a strip of tube on one end of the board and there ya go. ‘Course the longer the board the farther you could shoot, but that all depended on your ability to stretch the huge rubber band. We could be seen sneakin’ through the neighborhood with those bands looped over our belt in large numbers. The handy thing was if someone shot at ya and missed, you could always recover their ammunition and fire it back. Lackin’ the proper printin’ equipment, we seldom attached suitable warnin’ labels.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin.

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ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

What is the biggest misconception about artists? You serious artists out there will be able to answer this question without hesitation. The misconception the general public has concerning artists is hardly ever stated directly but is revealed subtly through questions asked of us. A question asked of our spouses . . . "What is "the artist" doing today?" Translation: Being an artist allows us to do whatever we want, when we want--- to work or not work. It’s like being retired. "What do you do when you’re not "inspired" to do your art?" Translation: Artists operate totally on feelings/emotion. If not in the "mood", you do other stuff. Basically, artists lack discipline—it’s all about inspiration. "It must be nice being an artist." Translation: You don’t have a boss, go to work each day, no one tells you what to do. You’re free of worry and responsibility. "How long did it take you to "paint" that?" Translation: That’s way too much money for the time you spent on that piece. My, you really "rake in the dough!" Why should you make so much money when it is fun and comes so easy for you? Those are just a few questions often heard by artists, and you can probably think of more if you are the artist. So what IS the biggest misconception about artists? "It’s all fun, easy,--- never difficult. It comes so naturally and basically artists are just "free spirits." Ha! Ask an artist.

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