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Friday, September, 17 2010 Volume XIX, Number 62

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

A woman was on trial for killing her husband. All the jurors but one voted to convict her. The one juror was so determined that the woman should be found innocent that she eventually was able to change the mind of all the others, and they all voted "not guilty."

Afterwards, the juror who had held out for the innocent vote was questioned by reporters, who asked her how she could have been so certain the woman on trial was innocent. She replied, "Well, I don’t know. I guess I just felt sorry for her. After all, she is a widow."


Dentist - "Try to relax. I’ll pull your aching tooth in five minutes."

Patient - "How much will this cost?"

Dentist - "It`ll be $100."

Patient - "That much for just five minutes work?"

Dentist - "Well if you prefer, I can pull it out very slowly."


Gun Control: Use both hands.


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

No Fast Cars for Two Weeks.

No fast cars are now running on the electric line and there will be none for two weeks or more. This is due to an accident which happened at Lakeside on Monday—the field from the big dynamo there being burned off. No fast cars can be run until the damage is repaired.

The Whist Club.

The American whist club met yesterday evening with Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Stewart, on Buena Vista avenue. The guests of the club were Mr. and Mrs. H.T. During, Mr. and Mrs. M.F. Davison and Miss Wood. The guests’ ribbons were won by Miss Wood and M.F. Davison. The club ribbons by Mrs. J.D. Clarkson and T.P. Hobbs. The next meeting of the club will be with Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Clarkson, on South Garrison avenue.

  Today's Feature

Rep. Tom Flanigan to Participate.

Rep. Tom Flanigan, R-Carthage, has been invited by Supreme Court Judge Patricia Breckenridge and 2010 Supreme Court Fellow Mary More Johnson to participate on a civic education committee. This committee will meet in conjunction with the annual meeting of The Missouri Bar and coordinate its efforts with those of the Citizenship Education Department of The Missouri Bar.

The goal of the committee will be to look at the structure, mission and future focus of statewide judicial civic education for Missouri’s students the general public to enhance the understanding of the judicial process.

"As the son of a practicing lawyer; the grandson of a former President of the Missouri Bar; the great-grandson of a former State Legislator; and the nephew of a former Missouri Court of Appeals Judge; I have been taught that it’s very important to educate our citizens, and especially our children on the three branches of government," Rep. Flanigan said. "It’s an honor to be a part of this discussion."

Just Jake Talkin'

I haven’t checked gas prices in the last thirty minutes, so no tellin’ where they are right now.

Over the weekend I happened to be travelin’ and looks like an additonal fifteen to twenty-five cents higher is the norm ‘tween here and Wichita.

From what I’ve seen here in town, a couple of the stations have been tryin’ to get the prices in line with the rest of the region by puttin’ their price up for a day or at least a few hours. When ever’one else doesn’t bring their price up with ‘em, they drop back down. It’s a game that looks like is keepin’ the consumer happy, but likely drivin’ the owners of the gas pumps a little crazy.

Carthage still seems ta have the cheapest prices around.

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

Monday I will receive the new art in the gallery for our next exhibition, the photography of Linda Teeter in a new show entitled "GRAFFITI: Urban Art" I am at the same time busy with the plans for a special event/party which will accompany the new exhibition.

Invitations for each will be going out this week, but the public is also invited to attend either, and I will be placing information around in the "community" for pick-up. Our horse sculpture that was donated by artist Rachel Wilson is in place and can be viewed at both events. We will be doing a formal dedication with that artist later. Meanwhile, I would like to share some new information that Linda has given me regarding her show which will open September 24th here at Hyde House in the Main Gallery: "This is my study of graffiti-sprayed, artistic and colorful expressions left in several cities and towns I visited done by mostly unknown artists. Their names are not known, or in some cases, the artists are known only by "graffiti-artist-aliases." My purpose in photographing and my basic query was to see whether these artists had created there to simply play and do mischief, to be destructive vandals, or to inspire communication. Some photographs show gang colors, some express anger or love or misguided celebrations. For whatever reason, these are a creative vernacular that currently cover the early 1940’s buildings in the West Bottoms area of Kansas City, urban street corners of New Orleans, and some Joplin abandoned storefronts. These are the venues I visited. Architecture was standing lone and neglected, now reborn with renewed meaning by the creations of gypsy-artists that arrive at dawn to leave their marks which might wash off in a first morning rain, or perhaps remain for the surface’s eternity. My portrayal of the images is the "art of the art." I find it difficult to imagine street-scapes without graffiti!" We invite you to attend beginning at 6:00 pm, Friday the 24th of September to meet the artist and view the work. Next week I will share with you about an artist I know as well as I know myself!

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