Motorist: Wilhelm Von Corquerinski
Policeman: Well, dont 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 weve ever seen."
"Doctor, I have a ringing in my
"Dont 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.
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
Tommey has spent the last
several weeks putting final touches on the finish
of the bronze casting, and has altered the
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.
My uncle didnt 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 dont have
that hang up. .
There is the natural
tendency to always put the bread or roll on
top of the heap Ive noticed. Hardly
anybody likes soggy bread, unless its
under gravy or in puddin.
I personally have had a
couple a bad experiences with bread
puddin and dont 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
dont see much of this in restaurants,
mainly at the kitchen table durin
I think its more
habit that taste. Course most of us
have more bad than good in both categories.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
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 artists 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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