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Friday, October 15, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 83

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . Spare Cat Rescue will present a low-cost feline spay/neuter event during the first part of Nov. Female $20, male $15. Call 358-6808 for details.

today's laugh

During one "generation gap" quarrel with his parents, young Michael cried, "I want excitement, adventure, money, and beautiful women. I’ll never find it here at home, so I’m leaving. Don’t try and stop me!"

With that, he headed toward the door. His father rose and followed close behind.

"Didn’t you hear what I said? I don’t want you to try and stop me."

"Who’s trying to stop you?" replied his father. "If you wait a minute, I’ll go with you."


Follow your dreams, except for that one where you’re naked at work.


Birthdays are good for you - the more you have the longer you live.


If you think you’re a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else’s dog around.


He who dies with the most toys is nonetheless dead.


Schizophrenia beats being alone


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


County Chairman Earl Peebles, of the Prohibitionist party, is experiencing a little doubt just now as to whether his party is to be recognized by having its ticket printed on the official ballot at the coming general election in November.

According to the present election law, assed by the last Democratic state legislature, the minor parties in securing recognition on the official ballot must present a petition signed by bona fide intended supporters of the ticket, whereas it was previously allowable for voters from any party whatever to sign the petition. According tot he one per cent law, therefore the Jasper county Prohibitionists must have one hundred and twenty-one signatures to gain recognition.

Chairman Peebles explains that the Prohibition force is so poorly organized in this county that he has grave doubts about locating the voters and getting a sufficient number of signatures.

  Today's Feature

Burnt District Players At Powers Museum.

The Powers Museum will host a Sunday afternoon, October 17, presentation of Voices of Order #11 at 2 p.m.

Members of the Missouri/Kansas Border War Network have developed a series of first-person presentations and plays to dramatize the experiences of citizens caught in the crossfires of Civil War in the border area.

Order #11 was issued on Aug. 25, 1863 by Brigadier General Thomas Ewing following Quantrill’s raid on Lawrence, Kansas. The order mandated the evacuation of the entire civilian population of his district.

Order #11 resulted in the leveling of 2,200 square miles, the burning of at least 2,000 homes, and the murder of countless men.

The Burnt District Players will potray several women that tell what they saw or Order Number 11.

Very limited seating is available so advance ticket reservations are suggested. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated to cover costs of the presentation. Call 237-0456.

Just Jake Talkin'

I encountered more than the usual number of sorta-stops out the last couple a days. For the last several weeks it was more typical to have two of us stopped waitin’ on the other to pull out. Maybe it’s just me, but it seems with the colder weather, folks seem ta be in more of a hurry to get where they’re goin’.

The sorta-stop is accomplished by comin’ almost to a stop and then bumpin’ the brakes so that for a split second you give the impression that ya actually made the effort. ‘Course the vehicle is still movin’ after the bump, but now you’re on you’re way. Sometimes I think folks actually think they’re foolin’ someone. Can’t fool an old fooler.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Columns


ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

Ah, "Maple Leaf" week! If you are not originally from or least a long-time resident of Carthage it is difficult for other folks to get a serious grip on what that really means, but it is pretty important to Carthaginians, both current residents and those ex patriots! Talk to a young person living away, and they would sooner miss a class reunion, wedding, or birthday than miss Maple Leaf Weekend! This year provides the traditional events as well as a few new ones, and one I am especially excited about is the first annual "Maple Leaf Artists’ Rendezvous & Paint-Out!" Sponsored by Cherry’s Custom Framing & Gallery, this new event is open to all artists and will be held at the historic Phelps House. The schedule consists of a 9:00 am arrival on Thursday the 14th when registered artists will have their canvases stamped and will receive their list of areas of interest they may paint, which includes both inside and outside the Phelps mansion. Painting Thursday will begin at 10:00 and conclude at 4:00pm. That evening at 6:00 will be a reception and chicken BBQ for the artists at the house. Painting continues the following day, Friday, at 10:00am to be concluded by 4:00pm, when the work will be set up for the show and judging for the awards. After this is completed, the exhibition and sale of the paintings will be opened to the public at 6:30, and will remain displayed until 8:00 that evening. It is a lot to occur in a short period, but Cherry tells me she already has quite a few entries, registration fee being 35.00 per artist. At the time of this reading, the Thursday painting will already be underway, and those that read this article on Friday may want to slip by to check the progress of the artists, and then attend the exhibition that evening beginning at 6:30pm. Each artist may complete up to 3 works, and $1000.00 prize money will be given in first, second and third places. Judges include Theresa Rankin, local oil painter, and me, Sally Armstrong, watercolor artist. I am looking forward greatly to this event, and hope that it is such a great success that it will become a regular on the annual Maple Leaf schedule. Thanks to Cherry’s underwriters for the donation of the prize money, but the greater thanks goes to Cherry and her business for covering the rental and supply expenses of the event herself--- come by and take a look at what promises to be some beautiful paintings!

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