A farmer walks into a lawyers office and
says: "Id 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
Deers" "You dont understand,"
said the lawyer, "You need something like a
grudge." "Oh!!" said the farmer, "I
got me one of those! Thats what I park muh Deer
in!" The lawyer, a bit frustrated responded,
"Sir, youve 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 cant
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
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 mornings Joplin Globe says:
"Last night about 11 oclock 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.
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 mens teams
beginning at 3 pm, two womens teams
matching up at 6 pm, and concludes with the
mens championship game at 7 pm. Doors open
at 2:30; admission is $5 for adults and free for
children 12 and under.
Mens 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.
I knew one guy who claimed
ta have at least one a ever Snap-On
wrench in the catalog. For those who
dont 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 dont have the slightest idea, but
the fact was that although it was an
impressive sight, they werent
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 cant expect much.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
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,
"Cherrys 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 dont forget our
own art exhibition here at Hyde House, opening
this Friday night April 1st at 6:00! See you
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