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Friday, March 19, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 190

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

According to my financial advisor Ed, if I’d purchased $1000.00 of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now worth $49.00.

With Enron, I would have $16.50 left of the original $1,000.00.

With WorldCom, I would have less than $5.00 left.

But, if you I’d purchased $1,000.00 worth of Beer one year ago, drank all the beer, saved the empty cans and then turned them in the cans for the aluminum recycling price, I would have $214.00.

Based on the above, Ed’s current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle.

He calls it the 401-Keg Plan.


I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it-M Twain


He loves nature in spite of what it did to him. - Forrest Tucker


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

Will Preach on the Street.

J.W. Moss, the Pepsin postman, who for religious reasons prefers not to serve Uncle Sam on Saturdays, today told the paper to inform the public that next Saturday at 11 o’clock a.m. he will address the people on the public square, taking for his subject, "Charity and Prophecy." He made an effort to secure a Carthage church for that purpose but was unable to get the necessary permit. He was once a Seventh Day Adventist, but now claims to be no longer.

He is, however, very firm in his belief that Saturday is the day of rest and worship and is enthusiastic in his efforts to be heard.

In the Motley-Hood road case yesterday, the county court ordered the road commissioner to take surveys and relinquishments and report on the same at or before the next meeting of court.

  Today's Feature

Senate For Insurance For Autism.

The Missouri Senate voted 26-6 yesterday to advance Senate Bill 618 to the House for similar consideration.

Autism is the only disorder out of the top 10 childhood neurobiological disorders that is not covered by health insurance, according to health experts.

The bill would require most health carriers that issue or renew health benefit plans to provide coverage for diagnosis and treatment of individuals with autism. It would restrict health carriers from refusing to issue or renew coverage based solely on the fact of an autism diagnosis. The proposed insurance coverage would include a physician or psychiatrist’s referral of ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapy — up to $55,000 per year for individuals under the age of 21.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, autism strikes one out of 91 children in this country — more than AIDS, juvenile diabetes and cancer, combined.

The Senate advanced a similar bill last year that later stalled in the House.

Just Jake Talkin'

The cool weather last weekend was just right to put an edge on my exercise of seein’ how close I could come to a nail without doin’ enough damage to my fingers so I would be forced to lay down the hammer.

Workin’ from a ladder, I was placed in the position where I could strike justice with both my right and left hand, thus givin’ equal time for both sides of the story.

Bein’ prone to favor my right hand for hammer swingin’, I was more accurate, usually, but also did more damage when I miscalculated. When swingin’ with the left hand, I only was able to inflict a little sting, but that one good shot with my stronger right handed swing resulted in a swell blood blister. It’s amazin’ how well the voice travels through the neighborhood on a quiet, cool afternoon, from the top of a twenty foot ladder. Even the squirrels scattered.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

As the time approaches quickly for our new exhibition opening on the 26th, a sculpture showing by M. Justin Hale, Robin Putnam, and Bill Snow, I want to talk a bit about our workshops being planned for April. Cheryl Church-Saving is a fine artist whose expertise is in fine colored pencil drawing, and Cheryl will be leading a class in "Drawing With the Colored Pencil" on April 10th and 11th here at the gallery. If you have ever desired a better training in basic drawing, and many of you have asked me about this, this is the class for you! Cheryl teaches art at our high school, and has entered and won many art competitions with her drawings, most recently holding a professional art workshop in Carthage on the colored pencil, led by a famous award winning artist from the Northwest. This workshop is open to young adults and adults and will be held from 10:00- 5:00 on Saturday and 1:00- 5:00 on Sunday, and the cost is $80.00 for both days. Students will bring a sack lunch on Saturday. Then, for all oil painting enthusiasts or "want-to-bes", we will be holding a one day oil painting workshop on April 17th, from 9:00- 4:00, with oil painter Dan McWilliams of Jasper leading. Dan is a contributor artist to the Midwest Gathering of the Artists show held in the fall, and also had a well received exhibition here at artCentral last fall. He is a full time artist, and his studio and gallery can be visited in downtown Jasper. We already have a number of participants signed up for this workshop, so don’t wait to call about this one. The cost of this workshop is $50.00, and a supply list is available to registrants. Lunch is to be carried to each workshop, and don’t wait to contact artCentral for registration information, as each has a limited attendance. Now, come on out and begin your own "art hobby" with a class at artCentral!

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