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Friday, July 9, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 14

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 Saddle Club Show-deo Sat. July 10. Registration at 4, show begins at 5. Free to the Public.

Did Ya Know?...The Salvation Army is accepting applications for Tools 4 school Supplies until July 17. 125 E. Fairview 9-1

today's laugh

Little Suzie: My Sunday school teacher says we’re put on earth to help others. Is that right, Mom? Mother: Of course, dear. Little Suzie: Then what are the others here for?

Daughter: Oh, Mother, please tell me if I should accept Joe’s proposal.

Mother: Why don’t you ask your father? He made a much smarter decision in marriage than I did.

I hate mornings...they’re so early.

On a busy street, a man jumps into a cab and says, "Follow the car in front of you."

"I have to," says the cabbie. "He’s towing us!"

A man falls out of a tenth-story window. As he lands, another man rushes over and says, "What happened?"

The fallen man says, "I don’t know. I just got here myself!"


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

Miss Tillie King Surprised.

Dr. H. O. Scott’s Sunday school class surprised Miss Tillie King at her home on Grant street last evening. Charades and games of various kinds were the order of the evening, which was pleasantly spent. Light refreshments were served. Miss Mabel Hamilton photographed the group by flash light. Those present were Dr. and Mrs. Scott, Misses Mabel Hamilton, Ethel Brown, Minnie Gladden, Lillian Schooler, Maj. J. L. Moore, and Messers, Jay Butcher, Robt. Elliott, Thurlow Fellers, Duncan Hanna, and N. W. Boillot.

Mr. C. Fingerlee, of union township, who is in Carthage today, says that when he crossed Center creek this morning there was not a particle of water flowing. Mr. Fingerlee is an old settler here but says this is the first time he has seen the water so low as that, which gives an idea of the extent and severity of the present drought.


  Today's Feature

Statutory Measure Proposition C.


The following proposal will appear on the August 3 primary ballot for all voting districts.

Proposed by 95th General Assembly

"Shall the Missouri Statutes be amended to:

• Deny the government authority to penalize citizens for refusing to purchase private health insurance or infringe upon the right to offer or accept direct payment for lawful healthcare services?

• Modify laws regarding the liquidation of certain domestic insurance companies?

It is estimated this proposal will have no immediate costs or savings to state or local governmental entities. However, because of the uncertain interaction of the proposal with implementation of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, future costs to state governmental entities are unknown."

Just Jake Talkin'

In the oil patch there is a thing called tank "bottoms." This is the thick gooey stuff that settles to the bottom of the oil tank out in the field. It’s not good for much since they won’t let ya dump in on the dirt roads anymore.

When the gauger comes ta check your tank for the buyer, they check ta see how much bottom there is in a tank. Too much and they won’t buy the oil.

The usual practice is to stir the bottom up real good as ya pump the oil outa the tank so as ta get ever’thing floatin’ so it flows.

‘Course the buyers know the practice, that’s one a the reasons they won’t buy from tanks with over a few inches of bottom.

Usually it’s not the stirrin’ that causes the most problems, it what floats to the surface that folks don’t want to deal with.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.


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ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

Our final weekend for the Annual Membership Show approaches and if you have not had the chance to come by to view the 60 works of a number of our member artists, you have three more chances to do so--- Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon until 5:00! After this show closes, we will be empty for a short while to allow the two week children’s art Camp to take place here at artCentral, July 19-31. I am pleased that we currently have 35 students signed up for most of the 29 classes offered this year. If you have a child or know of a child who has interest in art, please tell them about artCamp! This year’s camp promises to be better than ever, with six artist-instructors teaching daily. Our teachers include local artist and high school art instructor Cheryl Church-Saving who will lead classes in hemp jewelry making, macramé weaving, pop up book construction and watercolor pencils. Sean Fitzgibbon, fine art graduate, Fayetteville, Arkansas, will return to lead classes in Manga drawing, comic and cartoon drawing, perspective drawing, and creating from old books. Martha Goldman from Joplin is a recent fine arts graduate from KU and will lead classes in creating mosaics with hard candy, Amigurumi, sculptures with plastic soda bottles "a la Dale Chilhuly", creating artistic chairs, Manga toy design and a mixed media bird project. Our good friend Randy Wright, Joplin, and former Carthage R-9 art teacher at Columbian, returns with great classes in Clay 101, "model magic" new worlds, broken toy sculptures, jewelry from sculpty clay, & dragon design with plaster gauze. Tom Jones returns after a few years off to bring classes in watercolor 101, charcoal drawing, sculpty photo holder craft, & china tea cup decoration. Last, our veteran teacher, Carl Junction art teacher Anne Marie Gailey will be teaching units on Egypt I & II, Alice In Wonderland, rainforest building, wire sculpture, and ancient lettering techniques. Get those registration forms back to me as soon as you can, as classes are filling fast. If you need a registration card or an information form, the hot-pink copies can be found at the Carthage Public Library and here on the front porch at Hyde House, 1110 E. 13th. Camp time approaches and let your child be part of the fun!

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