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Friday, July 2, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 10

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . There will be a cancer benefit on July 31 at the Carthage VFW from 12 to 6 PM for Bill Pearce, Jr. Auction at 3 PM. Donations are welcome.

Did Ya Know?.. . Carthage Farmers Market every Wed. and Sat starting at 7 a.m. Plants, produce and more. Carthage Square.

Did Ya Know?...The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes Monday June 28 through Friday July 2. Your area will be sprayed in the evening of the day your garbage is picked up.

today's laugh

Father: Sue, what are you doing out there?

Sue: I’m looking at the moon. Father: Well, tell the moon to go home. It’s half-past eleven.

Wife: I’m afraid the mountain air would disagree with me.

Husband: My dear, it wouldn’t care.

Nurse: Doctor, there’s a man in the waiting room who claims he’s invisible.

Doctor: Tell him I can’t see him.

Teacher: "Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?"

Kid: "At the bottom

A proverb for all banquet speakers - "The mind cannot accept what the seat cannot endure."

Her head is so swollen it has a waist!


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

An Accident On The Electric.

The electric car in charge of conductor "Deacon" Smith and motorman Walker crashed into a road cart on Daugherty street in Webb City, yesterday afternoon; Ed Molyneux of Webb City was seated in the vehicle and was quite badly hurt in the smash up.

His horse became frightened at a pile of brick and balked on the track whirling the cart in front of the car. Motorman Walker checked the car but could not stop entirely and Mr. Molyneux was thrown out and a deep gash cut in his head. He was picked up unconscious and Dr. McBride called. The crew of the car was not to blame for the accident.

Motorman Walker has not been with the road long but he is rapidly getting the reputation of being unlucky on account of his numerous mishaps. After the accident yesterday Supt. Fitch changed his number to 15 to avoid the subtle spell of evil.

  Today's Feature

Carver Day July 10, 2010

George Washington Carver National Monument near Diamond, Missouri, is pleased to announce the park’s annual Carver Day Celebration to be held on Saturday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend the 66th Carver Day anniversary to commemorate the life of George Washington Carver and the establishment of the national monument in his honor. Admission is FREE.

Activities are scheduled throughout the day, including storytelling, exhibitors, musical performers, guided tours, interpretive talks, children’s programs and more.

Special speakers this year include Dr. Walter Hill, Tuskegee University and Dr. Mark Hersey, Mississippi State University. Musical performers include Cecil Williams, (aka Panhandle Slim); Joe Becton, musician and living history performer; Kufara African marimba musicians; and area church choirs. Three- time Emmy winning storyteller, Bobby Norfolk will provide African-American stories. A special showing of a new film produced by Franklin Spring Family Media entitled George Washington Carver, An Uncommon Way is scheduled for viewing.

Just Jake Talkin'

I don’t suppose the early writers of cartoons had any idea of the impact there work had on the children (and adults) viewing their work. Nowadays, of course, it seems that ever’one is concerned over the content of cartoons.

I’m thinkin’ that one of the differences ‘tween today’s animation on Saturday mornin’ tv is that now it’s written more for kids. The old cartoons had more adult humor in ‘em.

I doubt that kids understood full the frustration of Yosemite Sam or the Coyote, or the satisfaction of Bugs or the Road Runner in their inevitable escape from doom.

‘Course no one thought anything about Porky Pig or Donald Duck runnin’ ‘round without any pants on.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.


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ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

A wonderful new Membership Show will greet you when you visit the Hyde Gallery! Our opening picnic last Friday night was a great success, attended by about 80 artists and guests who consumed most of the barbeque beef and pork, beans and potatoes, slaw and deviled eggs and a multitude of great desserts! Thanks to all of you who brought those desserts! There was just the right quantity and selection, and the small remaining amounts of desserts, eggs and meat were shared later with the Crisis Center, who were most pleased with the delivery. I wish to thank all 60 member artists participating this year, and think that the selection of art is exceptional for quality and variety and medias represented. Our judge, Sally Baird from Springfield, was most impressed with our area artists, and spent much time deliberating. Her choices included, First Award and a cash prize of 500.00 to Carthage artist Brenda Sageng for her unusual two-panel oil painting entitled "WAITING FOR REDEMPTION", Second Award and a cash prize of 300.00 to Gregory Krepps of Pittsburg, Ks for his ceramic "SCULPTURED VESSEL", and third award and a 200.00 cash prize to Jim Bilgere of Carthage for his oil painting "BASIN ST. BLUES". Beth Simmons of McCune Brooks Regional Hospital chose "DARK TUG WITH CANTALOUPE", an oil painting by Larry Clingman, Bixby, OK for the Underwriter’s Award. We congratulate all four award winners, and thank once again the judges for taking their time to judge this year. Most particularly, I want to thank my board of directors who gave of their time that day to set up, and then stayed to clean up, Don and Susan Knost, Dean Vandergriff, Miriam and Wayne Putnam, and Mary and Steve Beimdiek,--- sincerest thanks! Other board members sent food, and our thanks to Helen Kunze for the yummy eggs. This show will remain in the gallery weekends through July 11th, and call for exact open-times through the holiday weekend.

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