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Friday, November 19, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 108

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . The Carthage Humane Society will hold a Taco Salad dinner/silent auction fund raiser Mon. Nov. 22 from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. at the SW MO bank by the roundabout. $5 - 358-6402

Did Ya Know?.. . The three bridges on North Garrison Street just north of Kendricktown will be closed to all traffic from today through Friday, November 19. The bridges will be closed to traffic during the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Did Ya Know?...The Carthage Business Women of Missouri have Black Walnuts and Pecans for $9 a pound. Sales supports a Scholarship Program. 358-3505

today's laugh

A man dies and finds himself standing third in line at the Pearly Gates.

The Angel explains that admission requirements are now more strict, as a few slum landlords and con artists have managed into Heaven without being detected.

He queries the first candidate: "What was your annual salary, and what was your profession? "I made $150,000 as an Attorney" comes the reply. "You may enter" says the Angel.

Second candidate, same question. "I made $95,000, I was a realtor." He is also permitted to enter. Now it is the third man’s turn.

"My annual salary was $8,000." "Cool!" replies the Angel, "and what instrument did you play?"


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


Rose Crandall Victim of an Accident at the Slaughter House.

While Rose Crandall and Tom Rutherford were skinning a beef at Henry Rose’s slaughter house near the brick yards yesterday afternoon, the latter’s knife slipped and struck Crandall in the back of the right wrist, cutting a deep and dangerous wound.

Robert Sharp brought Crandall up town where Ed Ray, a medical student at the office of his step-father, Dr. Taylor, dressed the wound. It was not found necessary to sew it up.

M. B. Johnston will put a basement and new foundation under his house on South Maple street beginning next week. Tom Gatlin and T. W. Thurston are the contractors.

  Today's Feature

Traffic Stops Increase in October.

Police Chief Greg Dagnan reported to the Public Safety Committee last Monday that the department made 760 traffic stops during the month of October. This compares to 554 for the same month last year.

When questioned by Committee Chair Bill Welch, the Chief said that the increase is not a case of over exuberance by the officers. He said he watches closely the ratio of tickets to warnings, and he considers the current ratio of two warnings issued for every ticket to be a good indication that stops are not made without justification.

Dagnan also reported that overall arrests for the year to date are up from 3080 last year to 4914 this year. He told the committee that part of that increase in the fact that the force is operating with a full staff of officers this year.

In other business, the committee voted to accept a bid from Galbraiths to replace carpet in most of the Police Station. The Chief requested that twenty-four in square carpet tiles be used so heavy traffic areas could be replaced as needed without replacing all carpet.

Just Jake Talkin'

It’s odd how technology trickles down through the economy.

Take air conditioners for instance. Anyone lookin’ at the effect of keepin’ a house or office cool in the summer would probl’ly realize that small circulatin’ fans would be in less demand.

What may not have been so evident is the almost complete extinction of another appliance that was common when fans were always runnin’ and windows were open in an office, the paper weight.

‘Course now that computers are eliminatin’ at least some of the paper bein’ used in the office, the future of this formerly useful device in almost certainly doomed for eternity. My guess is that few mourn the absence of these functional desk ornaments, now hidden in a drawer with the ash tray.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

In 2004 artCentral hired a new director, a professional artist with art publishing experience, Carol Adamec. Carol was living in the area for a short time as caretaker to her parents, and came to artCentral when it became possible to pay a part-time person as director. During her tenure of one year, Carol produced a more professional newsletter, and began other innovations that we have continued today. When she resigned in the fall of 2005, she moved to New Mexico to pursue her art again full time. A native of Chicago, Illinois, this artist earned her Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts in drawing and painting from the Art Institute of Chicago. Since then, she has been involved in art in the capacities of painter, gallery director, art instructor, arts administrator, and art business coach. She currently lives in Orlando, Florida. "It is truly a great pleasure and heartwarming honor for me to be invited to exhibit my paintings at artCentral, where I was fortunate to serve as Director. Following my retirement from the arts administration field in 2007, I returned to the studio to resume my pursuit of capturing light and beauty as an oil painter. Since I have been traveling back and forth between Albuquerque and Orlando during the past three years-- two very beautiful and very different landscapes-- I have added plein air painting to my repertoire. Mostly I work on small canvases and panels, painting simple objects of my personal environment, views photographs, memory and imagination. Consistent in all of the work is my desire for capturing the light that makes the world seem alive and beautiful." See Carol’s work in the Member Gallery beginning this weekend, in her show entitled "IN NATURAL LIGHT" and visit with her at the artist’s reception Friday night beginning at 6:00, along with featured Main Gallery artist Ken Southwick. This exhibition remains in the gallery through December 5th.

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