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Friday, September, 24 2010 Volume XIX, Number 68

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . The Rhoda Fairchild Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution reminds all the this has been Constitution week. The 223rd year since the signing of the constitution.

Did Ya Know?.. . Singles Reaching Out West will hold a potluck Fri. at Ulmers Funeral Home Community room 1208 S Garrison, at 6:30 PM . Bring a friend. 417-388-03038.

Did Ya Know?.. . The Jasper County Youth Poultry/Rabbit show will be Sat. Oct. 2

today's laugh

A man appears before St. Peter at the Pearly Gates.

"Have you ever done anything of particular merit?" St. Peter asks.

"Well, I can think of one thing," the man offers. "Once, on a trip to the Black Hills, out in South Dakota, I came upon a gang of high-testosterone bikers who were threatening a young woman. I directed them to leave her alone, but they wouldn’t listen. So I approached the largest and most heavily tattooed biker. I smacked him on the head, kicked his bike over, ripped out his nose ring and threw it on the ground, and told him, ‘Leave her alone now or you’ll answer to me.’"

St. Peter was impressed. "When did this happen?"

"Just a couple minutes ago."


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

Tourist Club Discusses Egypt.

The Tourist club held a pleasant meeting with Mrs. Howard Gray on Clinton street Saturday afternoon discussing the ancient Theban kings, among them Ramses the Third, whose reign of sixty years was a period of peace and prosperity for ancient Egypt. His mummy is on exhibition in the British museum today. The hostess gave an interesting talk upon Mehemet Ali the great moslem warrior who assisted the British in expelling the French, after the memorable seige of Acre. He made himself viceroy of Egypt and made his name memorable by completing the work that Napoleon had begun—annihilating the Mamelukes. Another interesting paper dealt with the ancient and modern religions of Egypt, showing how the old mythology, with its complicated animal worship and belief in transmigration of the soul and resurrection of the dead, became corrupt and vicious.

  Today's Feature

Maple Leaf Lighting Contest.

The Maple Leaf Festival Committee and the Carthage Convention and Visitor’s Bureau have announced the return of the Maple Leaf Festival Lighting Contest. As with the original campaign in 1967, Carthage residents will be encouraged to decorate yards and businesses to illuminate and celebrate the changing of the season. Prizes will be awarded and the displays will be available for public night viewing during the Maple Leaf Festival, October 9-16, 2010.

• Displays must be within Carthage City Limits

• Maple Leaf Festival Lighting Applications must be received by the Carthage CVB on or before October 6, 2010

• Displays must be available for viewing and judging October 9-17, 2010 from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.

• First, Second & Third place winners in each category will receive a garden plaque

• Decisions of the judges are final

Carthage CVB 402 S. Garrison 64836 417-529-7742

Just Jake Talkin'

I’ve only got into poison ivy once that I know about. As a kid out huntin’, I apparently laid down in a ripe growth. It covered my stomach area.

The real battle is ta get it to stop itchin’ long enough ta let it heal. In other words, the less ya do the better off ya are.

This is of course completely opposite of the procedure for the small cuts or abrasions that kids come up with. In that instance there needs ta be an effort to clean and cover, watch for infection and spreadin’. When a cut started itchin’ a little, it was a good sign usually. Meant it was healin’ up.

Sometimes it’s not so clear whether an itch needs scratchin’ or ignorin’. Sometimes it comes down to will power or knowledge, but usually just dumb luck.

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

Alot of work is being done this week at the gallery of Hyde House as we prepare for the opening this Friday night of the new exhibition. I received the art from our principal artist Linda Teeter on Monday, and have been working to get it all hung and identified. Linda’s things will be displayed downstairs in our Main Gallery in a show called "GRAFFITI: URBAN ART", a wonderful and colorful group of large photographs that document this art form in Kansas City, Joplin, St. Louis and New Orleans. I told you last week a bit about Linda Teeter’s thoughts about this body of her work, and I know that those who come to see the presentation will be interested in both the art and the artform it portrays. I aluded also last week to telling you about another artist, someone I said I know as well as I know myself. It’s ME! Quoting from my artist’s statement, I love and live for color! Those of you who know me know that I usually do not shy away from the use of color in my home or in my art. I prefer and continue to study the great medium of watercolor, and tend to use it transparently most of the time. I cannot remember when I did not know that I was an artist, and I began my love affair with watercolors in grade school, when my generation used those old fashioned oval Prang sets in the 1950s and 60s! I enjoyed a superior teacher in art during that time, and she taught us a good base knowledge which I built upon in high school and college. I was a fine art major, emphasis in watercolor, at Stephens College, studying under art department head and watercolor artist Russell Green, who had a degree from the Chicago Art Institute. Later I received a degree in Interior Design from Massey School of Design, Atlanta, learning watercolor rendering from Stanley Topol, who is a top Interior Designer in Atlanta today. While single and working in a design field in Kansas City, I attended night classes at the KC Art Institute under Matthew Monks, watercolor drawing of the human figure. Most recently, after moving to Carthage, I have enjoyed several watercolor workshops with Jerry Ellis, Larry Stephenson and John Fitzgibbon. I was very pleased that my tiny watercolor of a squirrel brought the third highest bid in our recent 5X5 Art Auction held this year at artCentral. And now, in an attempt to show the work of each of the various former and current directors of artCentral during this our 25th Anniversary year, I have hung a small group of current paintings of mine in the Member Gallery, which will be on display and for sale during this current show. I hope you will be present at 6:00 Friday night as we welcome Linda Teeter ( and me!) to our galleries, and once more, our great thanks to Steve Beimdiek as our underwriting sponsor, Beimdiek Insurors. This show will be open Saturday and Sunday as well, noon to 5:00.

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