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Friday, March 5, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 180

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . Carthage Youth Baseball & Softball Sign-ups will be Monday, March 8 at Fairview Elementary 6-8 p.m.

Did Ya Know? . .The Carthage Shrine Train Crew will be hosting a Hot Dog and Chili Feed on Mar 6th at 6:00 PM. It will be held at the Train Barn on West Mound Street Road in Carthage. Adults $6.00 and kids 12 and under $3.00 . All proceeds go to the Train Crew and are not tax deductible

Did Ya Know?. . . Saturday Night Idol finals will be Saturday, March 6 at Fairview Christian Church at 6 p.m.

today's laugh

There was once a man from the city who was visiting a small farm, and during this visit he saw a farmer feeding pigs in a most extraordinary manner. The farmer would lift a pig up to a nearby apple tree, and the pig would eat the apples off the tree directly. The farmer would move the pig from one apple to another until the pig was satisfied, then he would start again with another pig. The city man watched this activity for some time with great astonishment. Finally, he could not resist saying to the farmer, "Just think of the time that would be saved if you simply shook the apples off the tree and let the pigs eat them from the ground!" The farmer looked puzzled and replied, "What’s time to a pig?"

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


560 Bought Ticket from Carthage, Filling One Train.

The Carthage grocers were astir at an early hour this morning - not as usual in handling strawberries, fresh butter and eggs, but in hurried preparations for the grocers excursion to Springfield. Not only grocers, but hardware men, clothiers and representatives from other lines donned the grocers’ badge and joined the merry throng.

The Carthage excursionists filled the first section of the excursion train of seven coaches, there being 560 tickets sold at this place. The train was in charge of Conductor Pfifer and pulled out at 7:10 a.m. The Carthage Light Guard band which accompanied them played the "Red, White and blue." The second section filled with Joplin, Webb City and Oronogo excursionists followed filling eight coaches with two empties for the local travel en route.

  Today's Feature

3rd Annual Saturday Night Idol.

The GFWC Women’s Service League of Carthage is sponsoring the third annual Saturday Night Idol competition. The finals for the event will be tomorrow night, March 6 at the Fairview Christian Church. The show starts at 6 p.m. Contestants will compete for a $300 grand prize and a television appearance.

The event is a fund raiser for Crosslines of Carthage and those who bring five or more cans of food get an extra vote for the final contestants. The audience will select the winner from five finalist of the evening. Contestants will sing either the same song or a new song for the final judging by the audience.

Local entertainer Duke Mason will be the Master of Ceremonies for the final show. Mason will also provide entertainment during the vote tallying.

There will also be a silent auction with all proceeds going to Crosslines.

Admission for Saturday’s show is $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under.

Just Jake Talkin'

Applyin’ paint has two distinctively different purposes. The obvious is ta make things look better. The functional purpose of paint, however, has nothin’ ta do with appearance. The function of paint is to protect the object bein’ painted from outside elements, typically the weather.

I’m supposin’ that professional painters are well aware that a job that looks good doesn’t necessarily mean it is a functional paint job. ‘Course the real trick is ta have a function that is also pleasin’ in appearance, but no matter what, the effort of paintin’ is only worthwhile if it does the job intended.

The philosophy a friend a mine once took note of, that two thin coats are always better than one thick coat, came from a paint can. He may have taken it a little too serious, but then he did tend to use a spray can in an unventilated room on occasion.

This is some fact, but mostly

Just Jake Talkin’.

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ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

What a week it has been so far! We approach the beginning on Thursday of the first of our adult art workshops, this being watercolors with nationally known artist Jerry Ellis, which continues for three days. The information has been out in the public forum for several weeks, but as is usually the case, folks are last minute in calling for reservations. As of late afternoon Tuesday, I have thirteen in class, and that is really a good group! We look forward to three great days with Jerry, learning from this "local master" of his various color and style techniques, and I will be among this group. Having taken three previous workshops of his, I know firsthand that the classes will be valuable to all who attend, and we have all levels represented--- the very experienced, lesser experienced, and no experience! Everyone has to start somewhere and why not with an exceptional teacher? The gallery will remain open to the public during the time the class is underway, so come out to see our beautiful oil painting show and observe your friends and neighbors laboring at watercolor production! Not to forget, the next workshop begins the weekend of March 20-21, and features Randy Wright teaching clay ceramics, both hand built and wheel thrown. If you have ever wanted to try this medium, now is the perfect time. I am also signing participants up for a Drawing and Colored Pencil class on April 10-11, and an oil painting class with Jasper artist Dan McWilliams for one day, April 17th. All of these classes are guaranteed to chase the winter doldrums away! Call me for information, 417 358 4404.

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