Charles: Hello, darling, would you like to have
dinner with me tonight?
Current Girl Friend: Oh, Id be
Charles: Okay. Tell your mother
Ill be over at six oclock and please not to
Customer: Waiter! Theres a twig
in my soup!
Waiter: Sorry, sir. Ill go get
the branch manager.
"When you were playing golf, did
you ever shoot a birdie?"
"No, but I once shot at a
"I come to the museum every
afternoon with my husband. Hes interested in some
"Well, dont worry. Its
probably a harmless flirtation."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Tom Franks Promoted.
T. J. Franks, a well known former
Carthage boy, was in Carthage last evening and while here
received a circular letter from General Freight Agent
Russell, of the Frisco, notifying him that the office of
district freight agent held by C. R. Gray will be
Chas. Gray has already been promoted
and Mr. Franks will succeed him and although under the
name of general agent, he will have supervision of the
same territory the division freight agent had charge.
Mr. Franks is a justly popular young
man in Carthage, having lived here for years until he was
transferred to Wichita. He began railroading ten years
ago as a brakeman and was soon sent to Carthage as a
depot employee. Over two years ago he was promoted to
traveling freight agent as C. R. Grays right bower,
and he is thoroughly competent to assume the duties of
the new position.
Proposed Visioning Agreement.
"LETTER OF AGREEMENT
City of Carthage and the Center
for Community Studies Studio, Drury University,
Spring Semester 2011
liThe Carlhage Courlhouse
Square District Visioning Process"
The emphasis of the proposed
"The Carthage Courthouse Square District
Visioning Process" is as an educational
experience for the Center for Community Studies
students, as well as a service to benefit the
City of Carthage. This visioning process is
intended to develop and test conceptual ideas for
the City of Carthages Courthouse Square
District redevelopment following smart growth
planning principles. Working drawings and other
legal drawings and construction documents will
not be provided. The students work in no
way supplants the services of design
The City of Carthage will be
the project sponsor and the Mayor, Mr. Mike
Harris or his delegated representative will serve
as the liaison between the community, City
Administration, Visioning Advisory Committee and
the project team from Drury University. Professor
Jay G. Garrott will serve as the Project
Administrator and Project Manager for Drury
University. The City of Carthages
administration and Visioning Advisory Committee
will assist the Drury project team as outlined in
the attached project prospectus entitled
"The Carthage Courthouse Square District
Project Planning Outline" dated July 1,
The cost of the project will be
$5400.00. These funds will be used to cover the
cost of the research/resource materials, process,
travel, printing of drawings and the printing of
the final document of visions and
recommendations. These funds shall be transferred
to Drury University on or before January 3, 2011.
Please make the check payable to Drury University
and state on the memo line that it is for the
I saw on a buildin
permit report that one permit was issued for
a childs playhouse.
I imagined the codes
inspector stooped down makin the
inspection for final approval. Just struck me
as an odd image.
Course in the rural
setting of my childhood, the only thing that
concerned us when building a playhouse was
havin enough nails to hold the thing
together. Usually there wasnt any roof
type materials and the structure would just
become a "fort."
Guys never had
"playhouses" anyway. Anything
resemblin a structure would be a
"clubhouse" or our
"hideout," even though there was no
members and everone knew our location.
Everone, that is, except the city codes
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
NOTES from Hyde House
Armstrong, Director of artCentral
Summer is in full blaze as we
enter a quieter time here at Hyde House. The work
is down from the Membership Show and I have moved
a portion of it to our Atrium Gallery at Sirloin
Stockade for display there for a time. If you
missed our show here, take a look over there and
enjoy a good meal too! I am clearing away display
areas and replacing with classroom spaces as we
gear up for next weeks beginning of two
weeks of kids artCamp here at artCentral.
We feature three distinct teaching areas, the
outside classroom in the Pottery House, the
upstairs classroom in the gallery house, and both
the pottery studio and the outside lawn areas are
often times used as well for some classes. Monday
features three classes, a clay class that will
need the large classroom, a charcoal drawing
class that will be smaller and a Manga drawing
class, also smaller. Both our spaces feature new
air conditioning units this summer, so we should
be cool and comfortable! After the camp we are
closed for a short time, when I will be writing a
newsletter and recording the records of camp and
other chores. It has been noted by one of our
board members that some have asked if artCentral
sponsors/underwrites an art scholarship for a
graduating high school student? This topic was
discussed at todays board meeting, and I
noted that our organizations mission
statement notes we "promote, exhibit, teach
and foster the appreciation of fine art in our
community." I suppose that the word teach
would come closest to the scholarship idea, yet
we are primarily an "artist"
organization for adults, with our few students
being either already in college, or members of a
family membership. We do our teaching part in the
promotion and offering of workshops by member
artists to other members and interested persons,
and through our kids artCamp.
But certainly, if any member of
ours or member of the community wished to
establish an art scholarship and ask that our
organization steer this scholarship, we certainly
would be willing to do so. It could be deposited
within the R-9 Foundation or the Carthage
Community Foundation initially, and you would
establish all the presentation criteria. If this
is something interesting to you please feel free
to contact me, or Michelle Ducre of the local
Community Foundation for more information.
Meantime, hope to see your kids here during
the next two weeks as we celebrate artCamp!
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