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Friday, October 1, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 73

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . Carthage Farmers Market every Wed. and Sat starting at 7 a.m.

Did Ya Know?.. . The Jasper County Youth Poultry/Rabbit show will be Sat. Oct. 2 at the Fairgrounds. All youth 21 and under. Fundraiser for cages. Cindy 620-202-2823

today's laugh

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.

Teach a man to fish and he will go out and buy expensive fishing equipment, stupid looking clothes, a sports utility vehicle, travel 1000 miles to the "hottest" fishing spot, and stand waist deep in cold water just so he can outsmart a fish. (Average cost per fish: $395.68)


A fellow comes home after his regular Saturday golf game and his wife asks why he doesn’t include Tom O’Brien in the games anymore.

The husband asks, "Would you want to play with a guy who regularly cheats, swears up a storm over everything, lies about his score, and has nothing good to say about anyone else on the course?"

"Of course I wouldn’t," replies the wife.

"Well," says the husband, "Neither would Tom O’Brien."


There is no "I" in "Team", but there are four in "Platitude-Quoting Idiot".


I can’t get enough minimalism.


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

Weed Through His Hand.

Jesse Melugin Knocked Out of Today’s Game by an Accident.

In a practice game at the college campus, last evening Jesse Melugin, of the Senior High school foot ball team, fell and struck his left hand on the stump of a weed that had recently been cut down.

The weed penetrated the palm of the hand, going clear through and coming out an inch or more between the thumb and forefinger. Jesse pluckily pulled it out, and showed the true grit of a professional foot ball player by not exhibiting any evidence of the pain he was suffering.

He came up to Drs. Thomas & Post, where the wound was given an antiseptic dressing. If the weed does not cause blood poisoning, the wound will likely heal by first intention, otherwise it may cause great pain if not more serious complications.

  Today's Feature

10th Annual Carthage Alumni

Football Game October 9.

The Carthage R-9 School Foundation will present the 10th Annual Alumni Football Game fundraiser on Saturday, October 9 at K.E. Baker Stadium. Gates open at 6 pm and the game begins at 7 p.m.

Tickets are only $2.00 at the gate for adults. There is no charge for children ages 12 and under.

"This is the first major fundraiser of the school year for Carthage R-9 School Foundation," said Vicki Cash, Foundation Director. "It’s a great time featuring the Alumni Football players, a Youth Football scrimmage, and special appearances by the Youth Cheerleaders. We greatly appreciate the community’s support of this event for 10 years."

Other activities include a car bash, a raffle, and hamburgers and hot dogs.

"We also invite all Alumni Football Homecoming Queens and former and current football coaches to the game to be recognized on the field at half time," Cash said.

For more information - 359.7047.

Just Jake Talkin'

I’m sure its just a matter of dumb luck, but I haven’t gotten really ticked off in a traffic situation yet this summer. Usually I’ll (figuratively) run into some idiot with the windows rolled up and the radio blastin’ who doesn’t think there is anyone else usin’ their road. Then I get ta thinkin’, maybe its my turn to be the idiot and I just don’t have the sense to realize it.

I know that lady that followed me for eight or ten blocks with her hood under my taillights was prob’ly gettin’ a little nervous ‘cause I was goin’ a couple a miles under the 30 mph speed limit the other day. ‘Course if I sped up a little, she was right there with me. I decided not to rush myself. It didn’t really tick me off that she was tailgatin’, but she may have another story.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

Thanks to all the folks who were present last Friday evening for the opening of the current exhibition by Joplin artist/photographer Linda Teeter, and her show entitled "Graffiti: Urban Art" in our Main Gallery. It was a nice crowd, but I know we will see additional folks this weekend at the "Graffiti Bash!" party on Saturday, who can view the exhibition at that time. Depending on when you read this article, we will have either already completed the "Graffiti Bash!"party, or it will be happening the very next day, Saturday October 2nd! Our board of directors has planned a fun event to occur outside on the grounds of Hyde House for all our adult members and their adult guests, or anyone from the community who would enjoy a fun evening of painting fun! For a donation of $5.00, participants will watch or participate in a paintball activity, where a giant "25" will be decorated with color! They can observe pastel artists creating beautiful sidewalk drawings, and participate themselves in this art activity, become art yourself by allowing Tricia Burgi paint your face, or assist the cookie makers spinning sugar cookies with colored icing and sprinkles. Yum! If you bring a white or light colored shirt you can stencil or paint it in the shirt painting booth, or join the folks who are painting the rear wall with brushes and spray paints, our own graffiti wall. Artist Jim Bilgere will be executing a massive ten foot mural all the while, a performance art of sorts, and enjoy beer, soft drinks and nibbles while watching this and other events. Please come dressed in "disposable clothing" and join the fun from 4:00-6:00 Saturday the 2nd. Attend this "art happening", but if you missed it, we are hoping you will still stop by Sunday, or next weekend, --- Friday through Sunday from noon to 5:00, to view the photography show inside in the Main Gallery. The work remains hanging through October 10th.

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