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Friday, July 30, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 29

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes Monday, August 2 through Friday, August 6. Areas will be sprayed in the evening of the day of the area’s regular garbage pick up. Residents are asked to turn off attic or window fans when the sprayer is in the immediate area.

Did Ya Know?...Farmers market on the Carthage Square Wed. & Sat.

today's laugh

A man walks into a lawyer’s office and asks how much the barrister’s rates are. The lawyer says fifty dollars for three questions.

The man asks, "Isn’t that awfully expensive"

"Yes," the lawyer replies, "what’s your third question?"

Psychiatrist to patient: "We’ve made great strides in your case Mr. Blumberg. Originally it was thought that phobias such as this were a result of a chemical imbalance in the brain. Now we’ve progressed to the point where we don’t know what causes it."

I went to a three-hour seminar on memory improvement. After an hour I slipped out. I had taken the same course, given by the same professor, last year.


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

Water Co. Docked for Bad Hydrants.

The chief engineer reports that the water pressure of the fire hydrants at the corner of Macon and James streets; at Grand and Centennial avenues; on Main street near the college; at the corner of Garrison avenue and Clevenger street, and at the corner of McGregor and High streets, is so low that in case of fire said hydrants would be practically useless. The pressure could be made good by cutting off the stand during time of fire and pumping direct into the mains. It is the understanding that the water company will provide means to cut off the standpipe when necessary.

It is doubly sure that they will do something, as the council last night refused to pay the bill for these hydrants for the past six months and reduced the water bill $62.50 on that account.

The Water Co. was ordered to place a fire hydrant at the corner of Oak and Case streets.running out of St. Louis.

  Today's Feature

Grand Marshal Nomination Process

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2010 Maple Leaf Festival Grand Marshal. All nominations should be submitted, in writing, to the Chamber of Commerce office at 402 S. Garrison Ave or by fax to 417-358-7479 or email to

Each written nomination should include the name and contact information for the person you are nominating, a statement of the reasons why you believe this person should be recognized (accomplishments, contributions to the community, etc.) and YOUR name and contact information.

Deadline for accepting nominations is at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 17th. This deadline is for actual receipt of the nomination, not for postmarks.

"The selection process is not a simple one as each year the Committee receives a number of nominations for highly respected citizens from every walk of life that have made significant contributions to the community of Carthage and its citizens," states Cheryle Finley, co-chair of the 2010 Maple Leaf Festival Committee.

Just Jake Talkin'

One a the hardest things ta get across to a new swimmer is that if ya relax, most folks will float.

The trick is to get a good amount of air in the lungs and just relax. The feet go down and the head will tilt forward into the water. If ya just relax and be still, you’ll float till ya need ta take another breath. To do this you just raise your head and give a little kick to raise ya up a bit. That gives ya time to take another gulp of air and resume the relax position.

This survival technique is simple and nearly always works.

Most of us find it hard to take a minute and get a deep breath to relax. I’m sure it was this concern that prompted the clerk over the weekend to politely ask me to go jump in the lake.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

(sorry, this is an unintentional reprint from last Friday)

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ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

The first annual artShow presenting student work done by the current 2010 enrollment of artCamp was a great success! Sunday afternoon we were open from 2:00-5:00 and quite a large number of parents and families came through to view the various samples of the students’ work thus far, as camp was only half completed. I want to thank you all for your interest in the show, and we will consider making this an annual event. As new students continue to enjoy the classes presented this week, I am working on the quarterly newsletter, and we have quite a full schedule yet to be accomplished this year! On the front burner is an exciting donation that we are to receive in early August, that being the gift of one of Rachel Wilson’s full sized found-wood horses. We will install her horse in the newly enlarged circular flower bed in the center of our grounds. You may have seen the article last weekend in the GLOBE about Rachel and her horses, which have been on display this summer in Branson on the grounds of the "Titanic" attraction. I am very appreciative of Rachel and this most anticipated addition to the property here at Hyde House, and hope it will continue to delight visitors for years to come. We will have a formal presentation later in the fall. Today the kids are weaving jute and wooden beads into jewelry in one class and making "Dale Chilhuly type" glass hanging sculptures from clear soda bottles in another. One mother has suggested a "Mom’s artCamp" next year, and I do like the idea! Many of our Moms have expressed the desire to participate in some of the classes when they pick their kids up and witness what has been going on, and it does look like a lot fun in most cases! Check out our display of student art soon at our Atrium Gallery in Sirloin Stockade to see the budding artists that we have in our area.

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