During one "generation gap" quarrel
with his parents, young Michael cried, "I want
excitement, adventure, money, and beautiful women.
Ill never find it here at home, so Im
leaving. Dont try and stop me!"
With that, he headed toward the door.
His father rose and followed close behind.
"Didnt you hear what I said?
I dont want you to try and stop me."
"Whos trying to stop
you?" replied his father. "If you wait a
minute, Ill go with you."
Follow your dreams, except for that one
where youre naked at work.
Birthdays are good for you - the more
you have the longer you live.
If you think youre a person of
some influence, try ordering somebody elses dog
He who dies with the most toys is
Schizophrenia beats being alone
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
PROHIBITIONISTS IN A
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.
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 Quantrills 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
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.
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
its just me, but it seems with the
colder weather, folks seem ta be in more of a
hurry to get where theyre 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 youre on youre way.
Sometimes I think folks actually think
theyre foolin someone. Cant
fool an old fooler.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
NOTES from Hyde House
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 Cherrys
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 Cherrys 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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