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Friday, October 22, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 88
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.
Did Ya Know?.. Fairview
Christian Church will sponsor a Ladies Spa & Business
Expo Sat., Oct. 23 from 10 am till 2.
Did Ya Know?.. . There will be a
benefit fund raiser for Cancer Survivor Sharon Harris at
7 pm, Sat Oct 23 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2644 E. 32nd
A young man who was also an avid golfer found
himself with a few hours to spare, figured if he hurried
and played very fast, he could get in 9 holes before he
had to head home. As he was about to tee off an old
gentleman shuffled onto the tee and asked if he could
accompany the young man as he was golfing alone. Not
being able to say no, he allowed the old gent to join
To his surprise the old man played
fairly quickly. He didnt hit the ball far, but
plodded along consistently and didnt waste much
time. Finally, they reached the 9th fairway and the young
man found himself with a tough shot. There was a large
pine tree right in front of his ball - and directly
between his ball and the green. After several minutes of
debating how to hit the shot the old man finally said,
"You know, when I was your age Id hit the ball
right over that tree." With that challenge placed
before him, the youngster swung hard, hit the ball up,
right smack into the tree trunk and it thudded back on
the ground not a foot from where it had originally lay.
The old man offered one more comment, "Of course,
when I was your age that pine tree was only 3 feet
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
BUSINESS COLLEGE SOLD.
E. E. Trower of Kansas
in Charge Prof. Kennedy Retained.
Kennedy & Madden yesterday sold
their shorthand school to E. E. Trower of Leavenworth and
Salina, Ks., who is now in charge.
Prof. W. A. Kennedy will remain as an
instructor. Prof. Madden is undecided as to future plans.
This school is seven months old, and
has an enrollment of eighty-two with fifty pupils in
Sewer Caught Up.
The east side sewer got a frog in its
aesophagus near the post office yesterday, and the fire
boys turned the hose into a man hole this morning and
made the sewer cough up and the obstruction floated on
Spelling Bee Sponsor Needed.
Southwest Missouri schools are
in need of a sponsor or a group of sponsors for
the Regional Spelling Bee. These sponsors must be
businesses or community organizations. Without a
sponsor, schools in 25 Missouri counties cannot
enroll in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Although it seems that only one childthe
championwill be benefiting from this
sponsorship, it is not so.
Those who compete in the
spelling bee enrich their vocabulary, have an
appreciation for diverse languages, and develop
writing competency. The enrollment deadline for
Southwest Missouri schools is December 17, 2010.
The sponsorship fee of $1000 is not due until
January 2011. The remaining funds for sending the
regional champion to the nationals are reimbursed
to the spellers family after Bee Week,
which is at the end of May or beginning of June.
A $15 credit goes back to the sponsor for every
school that enrolls with Scripps. Last year 31
schools enrolled in the program from SW Missouri,
so the sponsor earned $465 to offset the costs
associated with their program. Contact is Denise
McClanahan at (573)426-2627 or at
I still cant out
guess the coffee maker.
As fast as todays
drip pots are, the first pot a coffee never
gets done fast enough. I am typically
standin with cup in hand waitin
for the drip process (although I would argue
that a perked cup tastes better) to run its
I wait till the drip
ceases, remove the pot to pour a cup, and the
maker spews a last shot of coffee all over
It usually makes that
growlin noise right after the liquid
hits the hot plate, like it had held the
fluid as long as possible.
There are reasonable
solutions to this almost daily confrontation
Im sure. But the use of large hammers
and other implements of destruction in the
kitchen is frowned upon in my household.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
location for artCentral moved from Red Oak II in
1999 to our current location, the Hyde House, the
first exhibition presented was by a group of
local women artists, calling themselves the
"Spring River Artists". Geographically,
they all lived near Spring River at that time,
and though their number has decreased from the
original seven to five, their intensity to
produce art has not. Now, as we celebrate a
landmark anniversary for artCentral, these women
return to exhibit new art that they have created.
Expected back is Tricia Courtney of Joplin, art
director for the GLOBE for many years until her
recent return to painting full time. Now both an
artist and also a new gallery director this past
year, Tricia manages the new "Rose
Gallery" that has just opened in Joplin.
Another artist from Joplin is oil painter Kim
Kissel, also currently a full time artist who
enjoyed a solo showing at artCentral in 2006.
Helen Kunze of Carthage is a current member of
the Board of Directors of artCentral and was a
volunteer co-director in our past. Helen has a
commercial art background. Sculptor Linda Simpson
of Carthage, whos "Blue Parrot
Studio" is located in Alba, is presently out
of the country, teaching in Prague. Her bronze
and stone and alabaster sculptures will be
exhibited in absentia. Continuing to maintain an
active presence at artCentral is Joplin artist
Randy Wright, who has become a full time artist
recently following retirement from elementary art
teaching in Carthage. A long time favorite
artCamp instructor for artCentral, Randy is
currently working primarily in silver and
semiprecious stone jewelry art and thrown and
hand built clay pottery. We look forward to the
unique work that these veteran artists will be
bringing to this new exhibition, almost 10 years
after that first showing in 1999. Join us Friday
night to meet these women at their opening,
beginning at 6:00 here at Hyde House in Carthage.
For additional information, call 358-4404. Next
week I will wrap up the most exciting and
successful first annual "Maple Leaf Plein
Air Artist" competition held last week!
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