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Friday, October 8, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 78

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . Kids - Register by Oct. 12 for 10th annual Maple Leaf dog show. 358-1300.

Did Ya Know?.. Any current or past members of the DAV/Auxiliary or The American Legion/Auxiliary, who would like to ride on the float in the Maple Leaf Parade, please contact Jerry Murphey at 417-674-1906 or Rachel Murphey 417-674-1907.

today's laugh

Arnold and his wife were cleaning out the attic one day when he came across a ticket from the local shoe repair shop. The date stamped on the ticket showed that it was over eleven years old. "Do you think the shoes will still be in the shop?" Arnold asked.

"Not very likely," his wife said.

"It’s worth a try," Arnold said, pocketing the ticket. He went downstairs, hopped into the car, and drove to the store.

With a straight face, he handed the ticket to the man behind the counter. With a face just as straight, the man said, "Just a minute. I’ll have to look for these."

Two minutes later, the man called out, "Here they are!"

"No kidding?" Arnold called back. "That’s terrific! Who would have thought they’d still be here after all this time."

The man came back to the counter, empty-handed. "They’ll be ready Thursday," he said calmly.


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


The Carthage Music Students Speeded on Their Way by Mr. and Mrs. Ihlseng.

A. O. Ihlseng returned this morning from a two weeks’ trip to New York and expects to leave shortly to look after business in Colorado. Mrs. Ihlseng and daughter, Olga, will come out from New York after his return from the west, and they will again occupy their home in Cassil place, which was let for the summer to W. B. Fisher, the latter having secured the Gashwiler property.

While in New York Mr. Ihlseng, assisted by his wife, did the honors of the city to the Carthage party who sailed for Germany on the 15th inst. The party went shopping with Mrs. Ihlseng as pilot on Friday and were entertained by her at lunch. On Saturday morning all met again at the steamer and the travelers were seen safely off by Mr. and Mrs. Ihlseng safely off by Mr. and Mrs. Ihlseng and Walter Wheatley

  Today's Feature

Citizens Invited for R-9 Plan for the Future.

News release -The Carthage R-9 School district is offering an open invitation to its entire community to help address challenges the District faces. This effort has been named Carthage 2020 with the goal of involving the citizens of the community in developing recommendations that, upon implementation, will make Carthage schools number one in southwest Missouri in terms of student achievement, facilities, and patron satisfaction.

"Our goal is to bring the public together to see the issues the District is facing first hand and to create community solutions that will make the Carthage R-9 Schools the number one district in southwest Missouri," explains Superintendent Dr. Blaine Henningsen. "The process is completely open. We are encouraging everyone to participate."

Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to register by calling 359-7000. the first session will be on October 12, from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the commons area of the Carthage High School, 2600 S. River Street.

Just Jake Talkin'

I was readin’ through the various proposals that are gonna be on the ballot in November. Lotta words. ‘Course I’d be guessin’ that most won’t have the time or the inclination to sift through ‘em all.

Most folks will prob’ly let the media or the billboards influence how they vote on any particular issue.

The fact that the entire content of all the proposals are published in most of the newspapers in the state does point to the fact that livin’ in a democracy can get down right expensive.

Just the cost of havin’ an election at the County level is an example of the dollars it takes to give folks a chance to voice their opinion. Don’t waste your tax money. Be sure to cast your vote in November.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

We have just completed the "Graffiti Bash!" party, and thanks to all who were present for this fun "art happening"! Our board of directors 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 wanted to enjoy a fun evening of painting fun! This was to compliment the inside art showing by Linda Teeter of graffiti themed photography, which opened the previous weekend. For a donation of $5.00, participants watched or participated in a paintball activity, where a giant "25" was decorated with color! They observed pastel artists Becky Golubski, and Crystal Manning-Robinson creating beautiful sidewalk drawings, and participated themselves in this art activity! Tricia Burgi painted her professional designs on faces, and the cookie makers were spinning sugar cookies with colored icing and sprinkles. Yum! Those that remembered to bring a shirt to decorate stenciled and painted it in the shirt painting booth, and most of the folks ended the evening by painting on the rear wall with brushes and spray paints, our own graffiti-mural wall. As a surprise attraction, a real graffiti artist, Vincent Alejandro was present as a guest, and once he saw the members working on the long wall, he left and returned with his own "professional sprays" and executed a long graffiti design of his own, including his "tag" or signature. We hope to see Vincent again in a show next year! Artist Jim Bilgere, originally from New Orleans and currently living in Carthage, executed a massive ten foot mural all during the event, a performance art of sorts. Jim returned Sunday and Monday to fine tune this mural and it is a permanent design now in our "exterior gallery." All guests attending enjoyed receiving a souvenir bandana and also partook of beer, soft drinks and nibbles. It was a huge hit for those that were present, and many commented that they hoped we would make it an annual event! Come by and see the handiwork of these folks, and especially the mural by Bilgere, graffiti by Alejandro, and the decorative "25" which we will also display on the grounds. The current inside exhibition will be open this Sunday the 10th from 1:00- 5:00 for the final day of this showing.

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