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Friday, March 12, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 185

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?..There will be a Winter Blues and Cruise on the Carthage Square on Saturday, March 20 from 3 – 7 p.m. Hosted by Vintage Rods car club.

."Did Ya Know?.. . Spare Cat Rescue will sponsor "It Takes Two" March low-cost spay & neuter clinic for cats. When you have your female spayed for $20, it will only take $2 to neuter your male cat. Call 417-358-6808

today's laugh

First graders, 6-year-olds, finish that proverb........

1. Don’t change horses.....until they stop running.

2. Strike while the......bug is close.

3. Its always darkest before...Daylight Saving Time..

4. You can lead a horse to water

5. Don’t bite the hand that..... looks dirty.

6. No news is.................impossible.

7. A miss is as good as a..............Mister.

8. You can’t teach an old dog new.....math..

9. The pen is mightier than the..........pigs.

10. An idle mind is....the best way to relax.

11. Where there’s smoke there’s..pollution.

12. A penny saved is ........not much..

13. Don’t put off till tomorrow what...........

you put on to go to bed.

14. Laugh and the whole world laughs withyou, cry....... and you have to blow your nose.

15. There are none so blind as......Stevie Wonder.


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

To Advertise Carthage.

Commercial Club Directors Will Hold a Special Meeting Tonight.

W.T. Williams, agent for the Frisco Line Magazine, is in the city with a proposition that the Commercial Club Directors will consider tonight at a special meeting to be held at 8 o ‘clock in Howard Gray’s office.

Mr. Williams proposes to print a two-page article descriptive of Carthage each month in the Frisco Line Magazine and circulate 5,000 copies for $100 a year. The articles are to be contributed by Carthage people. Mr. Williams leaves the city in morning, hence the special meeting of the directors tonight.

Neosho, Monett, and Eureka Springs have already gone into the scheme, and the articles are quite attractively illustrated.

President J.J. Wells interviewed a member of the business men on the proposition today and is of the opinion that the scheme will be readily accepted.

  Today's Feature

Council Approves digiTicket Purchase.

The City Council has approved the recommendation of the Public Safety Committee to allow funds to be shifted in the budget so as to allow the Police Department to purchase a computerized traffic ticket system.

The digiTicket system allows officers to scan a driver’s license and instantly enter all information rather than physically entering that information. When fully implemented the system could also allow for warrant checks and prior violation records. The information would also be transferred electronically to the police and city court computers, eliminating additional time entering the information again.

The system, along with the cost to upgrade existing software in police and city computer systems, is expected to cost approximately $38,000.

The Police Department received a DWI Vehicle from the state that resulted in the Department not spending about $32,000 for a scheduled car replacement. The Council approved using those funds, along with other unused capital funding for the digiTicket system.

Just Jake Talkin'

I came to the conclusion several years ago that the tough part of bein’ a publisher or editor isn’t figurin’ out what to put in a publication, there’s lots a stuff that might be fit ta print. The really tough calls are figurin’ out what not ta put in.

That’s why, for instance, we don’t print letters to the editor that aren’t signed. There have been several that have arrived in unmarked envelopes that were well written, and made valid points. I just wish whoever wrote ‘em would stand up and take credit so we could print the things.

We also get suggestions ever now and then of some investigative reportin’ that oughta be done. Most are based on one rumor or another that has been embellished for effect. Some sound like interestin’ stories all right, just aren’t based on much fact.

And, after all, this is at least some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

Plans are underway for the next exhibition for this year, that being various mediums of sculpture from three local artist/ sculptors M. Justin Hale of Joplin and Robin Putnam and Bill Snow of Carthage. Bill Snow has representation of his work in various public places that you may are familiar with, the most visible being the bronze figure of Marlin Perkins in Central Park and the bronze figure of Alice in Wonderland in the Library Garden. On highway 44 everyone has seen the carving in limestone of "Long Horn" located at the stockyards. But Bill also works in smaller sizes and we look forward to presenting several pieces of his latest work. Robin Putnam, who studied under Snow for a number of years in her "stone carving beginnings", works in various stone medium and has created some beautiful pieces in recent years, several of which will be shown here for the first time. Both of these artists are exhibitors at the Midwest Gathering of the Artists each year. M. Justin Hale works primarily in wood, usually "found wood", and his work has won numerous awards in recent years at SPIVA and here at our own Membership Show. He too works very large, but also very small. I am so excited to present these three in an opening on March 26th, and we are pleased to welcome all 19 new members to attend this new show! From both last month’s membership drive as well as the recent Jerry Ellis watercolor workshop we have received 19 new memberships to artCentral. The workshop was a huge success with 14 adult/students attending, several who had never been in our door! Welcome to the three of these participants who joined us as well. From this workshop, we now have a group of painters who have decided to begin meeting on Thursdays every week to paint together here, and if you are interested in joining this informal group, contact me for more information. I look for them to begin coming this week, and continue practicing what they learned from Jerry, but any painter is invited to come and work on personal projects. This has been a dream of ours, and I am so glad this group is beginning--- it’s easier to set aside painting time when you have company. Join them!

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