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Friday, November 12, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 103

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . There will be a Singles Reaching Out West Thanksgiving party Fri. Nov 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ulmer’s Community room, 1208 S Garrison. Pot luck with turkey to be provided. $3 -358-1156

Did Ya Know?.. . There will be a FREE Veterans Pancake Feed at the VFW post Sun. Nov 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. All vets free, non-military $5. Junction of 171 and Oak St. Everyone Welcome.

Did Ya Know?.. . the Carthage Train Crew will have a ham & bean feed Sat.Nov 13 at 6:30 Public invited $5 W.Mound Rd.

today's laugh

Grandpa was celebrating his 100th birthday and everybody complimented him on how athletic and well-preserved he appeared. "Gentlemen, I will tell you the secret of my success," he cackled. "I have been in the open air day after day for some 75 years now."

The celebrants were impressed and asked how he managed to keep up his rigorous fitness regime. "Well, you see my wife and I were married 75 years ago. On our wedding night, we made a solemn pledge. Whenever we had a fight, the one who was proved wrong would go outside and take a walk."

A liberal is just a conservative that hasn’t been mugged yet.


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


Carthage Company Has 500 Phones and Six Operators — The Joplin Service.

The Carthage Electric Telephone company, which is affording such excellent service to the city, now has 550 phones in use, 100 having been added since January 1. Six young lady operators are employed at the central office, where one formerly did the work. They are Misses Ida Lewis, Martha and Fannie Havens, Clemie Dixon, Mary Roper and Alta Gibson.

The company has recently spent $500 on its line between here and Lakeside, and when a connecting link is finished by Webb City, the service through to Joplin will be entirely satisfactory. The Carthage Electric is steadily improving and expanding, and is making every effort to please its patrons.

  Today's Feature

Kolpin Foundation Underwrites CHS Musical.

Carthage R-9 School Foundation announced receipt of a grant in the amount of $1,000 from Ruth I. Kolpin Foundation. The donation is designated to help underwrite the cost of Carthage High School Fine Arts’ musical production of Thoroughly Modern Millie.

"The Carthage High School musical productions have become premiere events," says Carthage R-9 Foundation Director Vicki Cash. "They provide a wonderful educational experience for the students who perform and work to produce them, as well as a quality cultural experience for the community. Ruth I. Kolpin Foundation is a great supporter of education and the arts. We are most grateful for their generosity in granting our request for funding."

Performances are scheduled for November 18-20 at Carthage R-9 Auditorium. Evening performances begin at 7 and a Saturday matinee is offered at 1 pm. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for students and $3 for seniors.

"Thoroughly Modern Millie" is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Just Jake Talkin'

When I was growin’ up, if I’d run into the store for the folks and not see where they were parked when I came out, Dad would give a couple a short toot toots on the horn.

Other times a neighbor would give the same signal as they passed the house or wanted ta get your attention for a little chat on the side of the road.

I’m reminded of this rather trivial bit of folk lore ‘cause now ever’time someone sets their alarm on their vehicle, the horn gives that same little toot toot as verification that ever’thing is secure.

Anytime I’m out walkin’ and hear that sound I just look by habit expectin’ to see a friendly wave. ‘Course I’m generally disappointed. Nobody gives a toot anymore.

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 recently had the pleasure of visiting the studio and home/gallery of our next presenting artist, Ken Southwick, here in Carthage. Many of you will not be familiar with Ken’s work, and I had not seen his paintings except online, so it was a real treat to walk around with Ken and have him identify his paintings and explain the significance of each as we walked around his home. Art was hanging everywhere, in some rooms two and three deep, and the highlight was my being able to choose which paintings he will be bringing for his exhibition with us here in the Main Gallery of Hyde House. Ken has chosen the title "NATURAL WONDERS" for this show, and his display will include a number of paintings of Missouri scenic rivers and springs. We chose a gouache painting entitled "Buffalo River" for the invitation, and seeing it will give you a hint of what beautiful work is to come! I especially liked as well several very realistic wildflower paintings that will show nicely along with the river and other landscape paintings, many done by the artist while on various travels abroad. Ken Southwick is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer living here with his family in Carthage. He is currently employed at Leggett & Platt as a graphic designer. His work history includes various internet design and computer illustration positions both here in Missouri and in New Hampshire and his client list includes such well known companies as Sprint, Lee Jeans, Hallmark Cards and Tomy Toys. His exhibitions include the Plaza Art Fair in Kansas City, and other Kansas City shows during the 1980s, a one man show in 1994 at Central Institute of Fine Arts, East Beijing, China, and in our area, SPIVA group show in 2003 and Longwell Museum in Neosho in 2003 and 2004. Ken will include both oil and gouache medias in this showing of his work, which opens with the artist’s reception on November 19th at 6:00 pm, and will remain in our gallery through the 5th of December. Next week I will tell of another special artist who will be exhibiting in this exhibition.

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