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Friday, March 26, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 196

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?..The Rolling Thunder MO Chapter 3 will hold a Chili Supper and Silent Auction on Sat. March 27 at noon at the Carthage VFW. All proceeds go to the POW/MIA issue and Veterans issues.

."Did Ya Know?.. . The American Legion & Auxiliary, Post 9, and The Disabled American Veterans & Auxiliary, Chapter 41, of Carthage are collecting donations for a rummage sale to be held at the beginning of May. If interested in donating, please contact Jerry Chapman 423-0096.

today's laugh

A couple of good ol’ boys Cleatis and Billy-Bob from down Georgia ways are out in the woods on a possum hum when one of them falls to the ground. He doesn’t seem to be breathing and his eyes are rolled back in his head.

The Cleatis starts to panic, then whips out his cell phone and calls 911. He frantically blurts out to the operator, "O my gawd! Help! My bud Billy-Bob just died. He jest keeled over. He’s dead, I tell ya! What can I do?"

The operator, trying to calm him says, "Take it easy. I can help. Just listen to me and follow my instructions. First, lets make sure he’s dead."

There’s a short pause, and then the operator hears a gun shot.

Cleatis comes back on the line and says, "OK, now what?"


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


The Galena Foundry and Machine Works Totally Destroyed-Loss $20,000.

Galena was visited by a disastrous fire Saturday evening about 5:30 o’clock, when the Galena foundry and machine works, owned by Col. W.B. Stone, was totally destroyed by fire. The fire originated in the foundry department and was soon beyond control. The only things saved from the fire were a plane and lathe. The loss is placed at $20,000; no insurance.

Col. Stone announced that he would commence to rebuild Monday morning.

The institution was one of the old landmarks of Galena and was built in 1884 by Collins Bros., and came into the hands of Col. W.B. Stone in 1887, and has been in his control ever since.

Theodore Woodale and Miss Mattie Lambert of Neodesha, Kan., were married at the court house yesterday by Judge Brown.

  Today's Feature


On 03/23/10 the Carthage Police Department received a call of a burglary in progress in the 500 block of East 4th Street in Carthage. Upon arrival Carthage police detained three juveniles in a pickup truck loaded with household appliances. The Carthage juvenile males were detained for 2nd degree burglary. The juveniles were transported to the Jasper County Juvenile Detention Center where they were turned over to the staff on duty.

On 03/24/10 at approximately 1600 the Carthage Police Department served a search warrant for narcotics at 918 Valley St. in Carthage. Aaron Alton age 30, Toni Watson age 25, Julius Dawson age 33, and Mitchell Gatewood age 32.were taken into custody for felony possession of a controlled substance and a Carthage City charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Dawson was also arrested for an active probation violation warrant.

During the search warrant methamphetamine, marijuana, and narcotic paraphernalia was located at the above address.

All four individuals are in custody pending the filing of formal charges.

Just Jake Talkin'

I was reminded the other day about a lesson by the author/teacher Peter Drucker. If you’re not familiar, he may be considered the most knowledgeable management type person around.

He thinks there are three things management must always be concerned with, productivity, liquidity, and tomorrow. Unfortunately tomorrow doesn’t lend itself to be easily calculated to the bottom line. There are some things that are at best an educated guess.

Watchin’ that today’s dollars are effectively spent while keepin’ an eye on tomorrow can be tricky, but havin’ some type of plan may help the City retain the quality of life we’ve grown accustomed to.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

I am most pleased to present the first "all sculpture" exhibition since my taking the directorship of artCentral. The three artists featured in this new show entitled, "THREE DIMENSIONAL ELEMENTS" are all veteran sculptors and long time members of artCental. M.Justin Hale, who resides in Joplin, sculpts in wood. Robin Putnam and Bill Snow are both from Carthage, and work in stone. Bill works in bronze as well. There will be at least ten pieces from each artist, and some are very small for those who are interested in portability! But as you may suspect, some of the pieces will be larger and heavier, but still affordable. Additionally, Robin is a former volunteer-director of artCentral, the first of the artist-directors that will show this year. She began as an artist in other media, but moved to stone sculpting under the direction and teaching of Bill Snow, and she has produced some beautiful pieces over the years that she has maintained her own studio. Bill needs no introduction to Carthage if you have seen and appreciated his bronze sculpture of Marlin Perkins in Central Park or the "Alice in Wonderland" bronze at the library. We are pleased to welcome a new underwriter, that being Locarni Marble, and how appropriate! Along as well are Pat & Judy Goff as underwriters, and as Judy will be cooking the food for the reception, a real treat is in store as she is a marvelous cook. She is even bringing along some of her family members to assist and serve, and we welcome them as well. I look forward to a large crowd, but hope you know you too are invited to attend the opening reception that begins at 6:00 on Friday, March 26th and will remain in the gallery through April 11th. Come out and see what I know will be a memorable display by three seasoned veterans in their media of choice.

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