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Friday, April 1, 2011 Volume XIX, Number 196

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?...Magic Moments Riding Therapy is currently in need of assistance for Saturday morning classes. Volunteers should be at least 14, have some horse experience. 325-4490

today's laugh

A farmer walks into a lawyer’s office and says: "I’d like to get one of them-thar day-vorce-ees" "Yes sir, I believe I can help you" replied the lawyer. "Do you have any grounds?" "Oh shore do!", exclaimed the farmer, "Got me bout a 140 acres out back a the house thar." "No no..., I mean do you have a case?" asked the lawyer. "No sur," replied the farmer, "I drive one of them John Deer’s" "You don’t understand," said the lawyer, "You need something like a grudge." "Oh!!" said the farmer, "I got me one of those! That’s what I park muh Deer in!" The lawyer, a bit frustrated responded, "Sir, you’ve got to have a reason to divorce your wife. Does she beat you up or anything?" "No sur", replied the farmer, "I purt near get outta bed afore her ever mornin." Finally the exasperated lawyer shouted, "WHY do you want a divorce?" "Oh, well..." replied the farmer, "She says we jus can’t communicate!!"

TEACHER: Millie, give me a sentence starting with "I." MILLIE: I is...TEACHER: No, Millie.... . Always say, "I am."MILLIE: All right... "I am the ninth letter of the alphabet."


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

Jail Delivery At Joplin.

A Hole Made in the Wall Through

Which Prisoners Escaped.

This morning’s Joplin Globe says: "Last night about 11 o’clock the prisoners in the Joplin jail crawled out through a hole that two of them made in the rear of the jail near the door. Four of them went in search of the officers as soon as they got out to notify them of what had happened. When they found the officers they were told to go and crawl into jail again by the same route they got out. They did so and the police looked for Jim Marrs and Patsey Hogan, the men who had dug the hole through the wall. They were not found.

Their getting away is no great loss, but it is a sad commentary on the jail walls that prisoners can go through them so readily. A nozzle from a garden hose, used in scrubbing the jail, was the instrument employed in digging through the walls.

  Today's Feature

CHS Alumni Basketball Tournament.

The Carthage High School Alumni Association (CHSAA) hosts the 2nd Annual CHS Alumni Basketball Tournament to benefit Carthage R-9 School Foundation on Saturday, April 2 at Carthage High School. This event features basketball action, face painting for the kids and a 50/50 raffle.

The event is a single elimination bracket play of five men’s teams beginning at 3 pm, two women’s teams matching up at 6 pm, and concludes with the men’s championship game at 7 pm. Doors open at 2:30; admission is $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under.

Men’s team captains are David Brown - ’09, Marcus Burns - ’93, Luke Shepherd -’05, Blake Womack - ’06, and Deric McClellan - ’05.

The alumni Lady Tigers team captains are Michelle Burns - ’99 and Maranda Randall Huntley - ’97.

The mission of CHS Alumni Association is to unite, inform and involve alumni and friends in support of education in the Carthage R-9 School District through the Carthage R-9 School Foundation.

Just Jake Talkin'

I knew one guy who claimed ta have at least one a ever’ Snap-On wrench in the catalog. For those who don’t hang around professional mechanics, Snap-On is one a the most respected names around. This guy also had a big tool box with what appeared ta be a couple a hundred drawers in it and they were indeed full of tools of all sizes and shapes. Now whether this guy knew what they were all for I don’t have the slightest idea, but the fact was that although it was an impressive sight, they weren’t bein’ used. Now the potential was great for this collection of finely crafted equipment, but they were of little use unless they got picked up now and then.

Bein’ a member of an organization is like havin’ a big tool box. But unless ya put some energy behind those tools, ya can’t expect much.

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

Art Walks have become great successes in most cities where they are tried. Kansas City has a very successful art gallery walk in the Westport/Mid-downtown area that has grown to quite a few galleries and a number of our own artist- members, Linda Teeter, Eric Haun, and Jim Bilgere, have participated there. The Springfield "First Friday Art Walk" is huge, with many of the downtown restaurants and clubs participating in addition to the many galleries. When Joplin began their Third Thursday Art Walk two years ago, it was again, Linda Teeter who was the driving force behind getting that one started, beginning very small, but growing to a large event now with many venues participating. It is not surprising that our local Convention & Visitors Bureau in conjunction with UMB have jumped on the bandwagon, and we are so glad that they have! On April 15th and 16th, you may attend the first Carthage Art Walk, to be held in the downtown area, on the square. For this first effort, the committee has limited the venues to either directly on the square, or just a block or so off, and both of the downtown art galleries, "Cherry’s Gallery & Framing" on Howard and "Koka Gallery" on Main, as well as Hyde Gallery and artCentral will be participating. A few of us that are involved in the local arts are on the steering and planning committee, and have been meeting for the past few months in preparation for this event. Thirty two of our area artists are scheduled to appear both days, showing all original paintings, pottery, photography, and sculpture, and will set up in 21 different venues, including the Courthouse and City Hall, which contain their own permanent art collections for additional viewing. There will be food and beverages for adults on Friday night, and Saturday will contain some fun for families, including the children. Additionally, the First Baptist Church is holding an "Arts & Crafts" exhibition in their Family Life Building during the same hours, and will display art and crafts done by that church family, will be also open to the public, so they invite you to stop by there as well. I understand that they are planning on at least a dozen displays, including snacks and drinks and rest rooms available. The hours for all events are Friday night the 15th, 6:00-8:30 and Saturday 10:00-3:00. Come out and meet the artists, view the work, have a nice meal at the Carthage Deli, the Sassy Spoon, or one of the snack areas. Musical entertainment will be happening in some venues, and it should be a fun time, rain or shine! And don’t forget our own art exhibition here at Hyde House, opening this Friday night April 1st at 6:00! See you there!

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