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Friday, April 15, 2011 Volume XIX, Number 206

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?...Singles Reaching Out will meet at Root Zero 3 on April 15, 2001, at 6:30 pm, for their monthly meeting. All singles are invited. For information, please call Belinda at 359-9986.

Did Ya Know?...The PorterWagoner/Jakes Conservation Field Day will be held at Baugh Flight Park Sat. April 16 from 8 a.m. to noon. Free youth event for ages 6 to 17. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Call Jerry Hartman for info 417-793-0310

today's laugh

An Englishman took a business trip to New York. When he arrived, the hotel clerk asked him a riddle. "My mom and dad had a baby. It wasn’t my brother. It wasn’t my sister. Who was it?"

The Englishman thought long and hard, but eventually gave up. "I don’t know who was it?"

The hotel clerk responded, "It was me!"

The Englishman thought that was hilarious. He couldn’t wait to get home and tell this funny joke to his family.

When he arrived home they met him at the airport and he asked them: "My mom and dad had a baby. It wasn’t my brother. It wasn’t my sister. Who was it?"

His friends thought and thought about it until they gave up. So he told them, "It was a hotel clerk I met in New York."


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


A seventeen-year-old boy named Poindexter is under arrest, charged with stealing a purse containing some $150 from Rev. Neal Pugsly. There was also in the purse with the money a souvenir Confederate $100 bill and some souvenir coins.

Young Poindexter was helping Mr. Pugsley pack and move his household good, preparatory to going to his new charge in north Missouri. The money in question was in the pocket of a pair of trousers which were hanging on a nail in one of the rooms of the house.

When the money was missed Mr. Pugsley put the case in charge of officer Drake who took the boy in charge and interrogated him, getting at first only a denial that he had taken the money.

Officer Drake states that he has had a strange experience with the boy since arresting him. "I finally got him to say he took the pocket book," said the officer this morning, "but he stated that there was only a silver dollar in it. This he handed over to Pugsley and told us where he had thrown the empty purse which we recovered. Finally he said he took the $150 to the Bank of Carthage and left it there. I took him to Mr. Mitchell last night but he said he did not look like the man he had given the money to. I then took him to Mr. Hodson’s house. As soon as he saw Mr. Hodson he said he was the man and that Mr. Hodson had simply laid the money away in a drawer and given him no receipt for it. Mr. Hodson said he had received no money from the boy.

"That’s all that we could find out last night. This morning the boy said he had not taken the money to the bank at all but had hidden it in the sewer on Fourth street. I went there with him and we looked. He could not find it. Finally he now says the $150 was confederate money, and that there was only $1 of good money that he took — the dollar which he at first returned. I don’t know what he will tell next."

Rev. Neal Pugsley was loth to talk about the case. "I have put the matter into the hands of officer Drake, who is attending to it," said he. "I simply want my money back. I have been a much robbed man in the different towns in which I have preached. At Pleasant Hill $100 was stolen from me. I was robbed at Warrensburg and had my clothes stolen at Eldorado."

  Today's Feature

Art in the Park.

In conjunction with National Park Week, George Washington Carver National Monument invites the public to Art in the Park. Held on Saturday, April 16, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., this free event celebrates the artwork of George Washington Carver. A special exhibition, Expressions of the Soul, will feature artistic creations by George Washington Carver; including some of his original artwork on loan from Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site, Tuskegee, Alabama will be on display.

George Washington Carver was inspired by the natural environment and gained a sense of serenity and personal rejuvenation from his artistic work. Like Carver, artists will be set up across the park grounds, drawing inspiration from nature. Hands-on workshops featuring techniques in acrylics, watercolors, pencil, clay, crochet, and nature art will be provided throughout the day and visitors are encouraged to participate. For the children, a "budding artists" area will feature natural dyes, rock painting, spring art, painting color swatches, and Junior Rangers.

Just Jake Talkin'

In the small town where I grew up, I guess ‘bout ever’one was on the fire department. The siren would go off and folks from all over town would scramble to the station for the ride on one a the two trucks owned by the community.

Those who missed the truck would arrive at various intervals in their private vehicles.

I don’t remember ever havin’ an actual house fire in town, mostly grass fires out in the country.

‘Course at the time I wasn’t old enough ta hitch a ride, but I’d run to the fire house and watch the trucks pull out with the lonesome red light on top slowly blinkin’ and the siren singin’. When the truck pulled back in, folks would wander back to their regular jobs. Not real excitin’, but always a good sign.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Column


ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

Glorious weather this week for an Art Walk! I hope you have seen the various fliers and posters that are all around announcing the first Carthage Art Walk to take place this Friday night and Saturday on the Carthage square. All is in readiness, and I know that the organizers are still working furiously to be ready with all the details that they are dealing with. Just to remind you, 32 artists will be displaying their original work in some 20+ Carthage downtown businesses and buildings. The event begins Friday night and will continue Saturday until 3:00, so adults, come out and enjoy a nice evening Friday, have a nice meal at the Sassy Spoon where they will be having their usual live Friday evening entertainment, and return Saturday with the kids to enjoy a day on the square. The Farmer’s Market will be set up, and other food opportunitites available. Don’t miss this first effort that our Convention and Visitors Bureau in conjunction with UMB are producing for our community, and thanks to all the volunteers that are assisting to make it happen. Speaking of volunteers, if you are interested to help, contact Wendi Douglas at the Convention and Visitors Bureau or Lora Phelps at UMB, as additional assistance is still needed in some of the artist locations. I hope to see you there, as artCentral will have a presence outside the entrance of UMB, so come by and see us. Also, don’t forget to stop by the First Baptist Church on Garrison during these same hours for their contribution to the festivities, an Art & Crafts Show that is open to the public in the Family Life Building just west of the church. There will be things to see and buy, snacks, and additonal restrooms. Come out and visit there as well, then move on to the square! And do not forget that we will be open one last weekend at Hyde House Gallery with our current show "Whimsical Watercolors" by Crane artist, Dianne Baum. Hope our glorious weather continues, lay down your garden spade or rake, clean up, and come on down to the square for some fun! Next week, a new show coming in May, and kid’s artCamp classes are planned!

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