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Friday, May 7, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 225

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . The Carthage Saddle Club will have a Show De O at the Arena on May 8. Sign up 4 p.m. Start 5 p.m.

Did Ya Know?..The Family Literacy Center will hold their Fern Sale this Sat., May 8 at 706 Orchard St. from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. $10 each

today's laugh

Policeman: Name, please.

Motorist: Wilhelm Von Corquerinski Popolavawitz.

Policeman: Well, don’t let me catch you speeding again.


A bishop and a congressman arrive at the pearly gates. St. Peter greets them and says that he is going to give them immediate room assignments. "Bishop, here are the keys to one of our nicest efficiency units. And for you, Mr. Congressman, the keys to our finest penthouse suite."

"What?" Says the bishop. "This is unfair."

"Listen," says St. Peter, "bishops are a dime a dozen up here, but this is the first congressman we’ve ever seen."


"Doctor, I have a ringing in my ear."

"Don’t answer it."


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

Jail Conditions and Jailors.

It seems almost a miracle that disease is not more prevalent and that some of the prisoners do not actually die from the effects of a term in jail and such would be the condition if not for the care of Deputy Sheriff Plummer, who has charge of the jail. The cage is scrubbed thoroughly once and often twice daily with disinfectants used liberally. Two prisoners are in the jail suffering from gunshot wounds; Harry Needles, who was shot in the leg at Springfield while endeavoring to escape from an officer, and Jim McAfee, who was wounded in the leg and shoulder in an attempted holdup at Joplin. McAfee concealed the fact that he was wounded until he was on his way to Carthage and stuffed tobacco into his wounds to prevent bleeding. The tobacco cure seems to be a good thing as he is recovering rapidly. Both men have been furnished cots and are kept in the "bull ring" or corridor which surrounds the cage.

  Today's Feature

Tiger in Place.

An unveiling ceremony of the tiger statue created for Carthage High School by local artist, Bob Tommey was marked by the attendance of local supporters and celebrated by the high school students. The Carthage High School Band played for the event as the tiger was unveiled.

Tommey has spent the last several weeks putting final touches on the finish of the bronze casting, and has altered the appearance significantly.

Funds for bronzing the sculpture were raised by the Carthage Tiger Fund through various activities and donations by individuals, local businesses and organizations.

Bob Tommey contributed his efforts and time to the project at no cost to the fund. Sandy Higgins also provided her talents as a fund raiser and organizer to bring the project to a conclusion.

Just Jake Talkin'

My uncle didn’t like to have more than one food type on his plate at a time. I notice that most who enjoy the various buffets around town don’t have that hang up. .

There is the natural tendency to always put the bread or roll on top of the heap I’ve noticed. Hardly anybody likes soggy bread, unless it’s under gravy or in puddin’.

I personally have had a couple a bad experiences with bread puddin’ and don’t care to experiment any further with that.

Some like ta use the bread for soppin’. It is apparently more polite that lickin’ the plate clean. Ya don’t see much of this in restaurants, mainly at the kitchen table durin’ harvest season.

I think it’s more habit that taste. ‘Course most of us have more bad than good in both categories.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.


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ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

There is a large variety of work being displayed in the current exhibition here at the Hyde House Gallery. The "5X5 Silent Art Auction" has been contributed to by 75 of our member artist’s and the little 5 inch canvases have been done in many ways! I have a number of wonderful little oil paintings by folks such as Tricia Courtney, Frank Young, Dan McWilliams, Carol Adamec, Jim Bilgere, Debbie Reed, Margie Moss, Kristin Huke, Helen Kunze, Jerry Ellis, April Davis, Lowell Davis and Andy Thomas. Another group of painters chose acrylic as their media, and these include Martha Goldman, Karen Brust, Randy Wright, Dianne Baum, Donna Roberts, and Patty Moline. In watercolor, we are featuring Elliott Potter, Susie Bewick, Judy Goff, Jeanette Westbay, Sally Armstrong and Joan Stattel. In ceramic we have a raku cup by Richard Reed, and in sculpture, a beautiful limestone piece by Robin Putnam. A lot of interesting fiber entrys includes work by Lee Ann Sours, Lucy Armstrong and Aggie Armstrong. Photographers exhibiting are Mary Ann Soerries, Linda Teeter and then there are a number of mixed media presentations that are most unusual, some dimensional, some include gold leaf, found objects and such. One pastel is present, a great piece by Becky Golubski, and our colored pencil artists, Lora Waring and Cheryl Church have not disappointed us! This does not include each of the 75 artists we are presenting, but I hope it might tempt you to come see the great exhibit of tiny pieces, and perhaps entice you to bid on a few! Opening bids must be $25.00, and then increase in $5.00 increments. Otherwise, no rules--- you might get a masterpiece for a great price, or battle for a favorite. This auction and show ends the night of May 15th with a party, and bidding will cease at 7:30. Put us on your calendar for this weekend, when we will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5:00!

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