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Friday, November 5, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 97

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . the Full Faith Church will have a parking lot sale to benefit Downtown Food Pantry Sat. Nov.6 beginning at 8 a.m. 736 E. Fairview.

Did Ya Know?.. . Fairview Christian Church is sponsoring a Marriage Enrichment Seminar Nov.13. Deadline for enrollment is Nov. 7. $35 per couple. 358-3912

today's laugh

Lisa was out driving her car and while stopped at a red light, the car just died. It was a busy intersection and the traffic behind her was starting to pile up. The guy in the car directly behind her was honking his horn continuously as Lisa continued to try getting the car to start up again.

Finally Lisa gets out of her car and approaches the guy in the car behind her. "I can’t seem to get my car started," Lisa said, smiling. "Would you be a sweetheart and go and see if you can get it started for me. I’ll stay here in your car and lean on your horn for you."


The line separating painfully bad analogies from weirdly good ones is as thin as a soup made from the shadow of a chicken that was starved to death by Abraham Lincoln.

Her artistic sense was exquisitely refined, like someone who can tell butter from I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.

It came down stairs looking much like something no one had ever seen before.


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


Former Policeman Passed Away

This Morning — Funeral Tomorrow.

Tom Douglas, the well known ex-policeman of Carthage, died this morning at 5 o’clock at his rooms over Kelly’s store, on North Main street. He has been gradually failing for some time from creeping paralysis. The deceased was 53 years old and leaves a wife, a brother, Andrew M. Douglas of Carthage, and a sister, Mrs. Jas. Graham, who arrived with her husband from Eldorado Springs this afternoon.

Mr. Douglas has been cared for during his illness by the Woodmen of the World, under whose auspices the funeral will be conducted at the Methodist church tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. by Dr. J. W. Stewart and Elder J. C. Grissom.

  Today's Feature

Veterans Day Program 2010.

There will be a Veterans Day Program on Thursday, 11 November, 2010 at the Carthage Memorial Hall.

The Heartland Band will begin playing at 10:30 A.M. and the program will begin at 11:00 A.M.

The program will include the Carthage Veterans Alliance posting the Colors followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag. That will be followed by the National Anthem, and opening prayer by Sonny Elder, Chaplain of the Carthage VFW post.

The Heartland Band will play a patriotic piece of music of their choice and followed by the playing of the marching music of each of the branches of military service. (Veterans are asked to stand when the music for their branch of service is played.)

Jerry Chapman (emcee and Commander of the Carthage American Legion Post) will introduce this year’s speaker. Ron Mosbaugh, E-9, U.S. Navy Retired. Chapman will also recognise the Veterans Posts and their Commander.

Just Jake Talkin'

There’s prob’ly nothin’ more irritatin’ that havin’ someone ya don’t recognize wave real big at ya from across the street.

It’s not the fact they’re bein’ friendly that is the problem. The irritatin’ part is spendin’ the rest of the day tryin’ to figure out who they are. Even days latter ya find yourself spendin’ a few seconds tryin’ to remember.

I suppose that is one a the problems with livin’ in a small town. You can irritate folks without even tryin’.

It’s like the old trick we’d play as kids. Standin’ on a busy street corner and pointin’ up to the sky. ‘Fore long ever’one is tryin’ to see what you’re pointin’ at.

If ya want to really befuddle someone ya don’t know, pick a busy spot and walk up and tell ‘em how good it is to see ‘em again.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

Plans are underway for a couple of special anniversary events in December sponsored by artCentral. One will be a special day for children, an afternoon December 12th where kids will each create a holiday candy house in the Hyde House kitchen. More on this event in a future article. A board sub-committee is working on a special dinner event we are calling "Jewels of the Vine" to be held December 17th at Broadview Country Club. Members and guests will attend a fine dinner, with wines for those that indulge, for a donation of $25.00. In additional to musical entertainment and the sale and display of silver jewelry by some of our artist members to reflect our silver anniversary, there will be the raffle of a fine oil painting kindly and generously donated to artCentral recently by local artist Bob Tommey. As a Texas transplant a number of years ago, Bob was truly the first founder of the concept of artCentral in this community, and we were thrilled when he contacted us with the offer of one of his very valuable original oil paintings for us to do with as we wished. After securing permission from the board of directors, the planning committee for the dinner event decided to begin accepting requested donations of $25.00 each, as chances for this painting. This large framed oil of a single white rooster with bright red wattle and comb standing in a western fort or stockade features a very light colored foreground and is not typical subject matter of a "Bob Tommey", has been warmly received as it has been exhibited here at Hyde House. We will continue to accept donations for chances next weekend, during the final weekend of this current exhibition, and then it will be shown the three weekends of the November show before it follows us to the venue of the dinner on December 17th when it will go home with a lucky winner! We are facing the last weekend of "Spring River Artists: Catching the Current" and the five women artists in this incredible exhibition of sculpture, jewelry and oil paintings which will remain in the gallery through Sunday the 7th. Come by and view our Tommey painting and take in this beautiful showing of art by these talented artists!

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