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Friday, November 12, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 103
Did Ya Know?.. . There will be a
Singles Reaching Out West Thanksgiving party Fri. Nov 12
at 6:30 p.m. in the Ulmers Community room, 1208 S
Garrison. Pot luck with turkey to be provided. $3
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.
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
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
hasnt been mugged yet.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
GROWTH OF THE
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.
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
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.
Millie" is presented through special
arrangement with Music Theatre International
When I was growin up,
if Id 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.
Im reminded of this
rather trivial bit of folk lore cause
now evertime someone sets their alarm
on their vehicle, the horn gives that same
little toot toot as verification that
everthing is secure.
Anytime Im out
walkin and hear that sound I just look
by habit expectin to see a friendly
wave. Course Im generally
disappointed. Nobody gives a toot anymore.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
NOTES from Hyde House
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
Kens 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 artists 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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