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 wasnt my
brother. It wasnt my sister. Who was it?"
The Englishman thought long and hard,
but eventually gave up. "I dont know who was
The hotel clerk responded, "It was
The Englishman thought that was
hilarious. He couldnt 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 wasnt my brother. It wasnt 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.
PURSE AND $150 STOLEN.
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. Hodsons 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.
"Thats 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 dont know what he will tell
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
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.
In the small town where I
grew up, I guess bout everone 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
I dont remember ever
havin an actual house fire in town,
mostly grass fires out in the country.
Course at the time I
wasnt old enough ta hitch a ride, but
Id 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
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
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 Farmers Market will be set
up, and other food opportunitites available.
Dont 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, dont 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
kids artCamp classes are planned!
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