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Friday, April 22, 2011 Volume XIX, Number 211

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?...A Benefit for Cancer patient Mike Evans will be held Sat. April 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Fairview Christian Church. Info call 358-4962

today's laugh

Two women met outside the supermarket. "How’s your husband’s golf game?" "Oh, it’s interesting." "Interesting? How so?" "Seems the older he gets, the better he used to be."


An agent was discussing an act with a stubborn club owner. "I got an act," said the agent, "who’d be great. He specializes in putting his right arm into a lion’s mouth."

"That sounds interesting," said the owner. "What’s he call himself?"

"Lefty," said the agent


If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?


One way of making your spouse sit up and take notice is to talk in your sleep.


A priest once saw a small boy in an Irish town standing on tiptoe trying to reach a doorbell, so the priest climbed the stairs and rang the bell for the lad, who said, "Thanks, Father, now let’s run!"


Orthopedists get all the breaks.


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

Cow Killed on the Electric.

Shortly after 8 o’clock last night car No. 43, on the electric road, ran into and killed a cow about a mile and half this side of Webb City. The animal was instantly killed, but was not thrown from the track. W. R. Fletcher was among the passengers on the cars, and he says the shock felt by the sudden contact with the cow was very severe.

A woman named Tillman died yesterday at her home in the west part of town in destitute circumstances. She was a soldier’s widow and was buried in the soldiers’ cemetery at the expense of the county.

Mr. D. Linn, found a confederate one dollar bill on the street today. It is on the bank of Chattanooga and Mr. Linn says he knows it is worth at least 5 cents for he was offered a nickel for it.

  Today's Feature

Ride of the Commanders.

The City of Carthage Sesquicentennial Committee and The Battle of Carthage, Inc. will sponsor a Ride of the Commanders on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 10 a.m. Reenactor officers and their staffs will meet at the Leggett & Platt headquarters parking lot to mount their horses and study the marching routes and battlefields for the upcoming Battle of Carthage reenactment. The ride route is on restricted and private property, not open to the public.

"May 14 will be a unique opportunity for Carthaginians and visitors – the only time the Battle of Carthage has been reenacted in town where much of the 1861 battle actually took place. In preparation for this historic event, our reenactor commanders will meet this weekend to view the planned battle sites, marching routes, and camp grounds." states Gordon Billheimer, President of Battle of Carthage, Inc.

Immediately following the Leggett ride, the reenactor commanders will further tour the campgrounds at Municipal Park, the Oak Street marching route to the in town battle zone, and the proposed in town battlefield sites.

Just Jake Talkin'

For those of ya who liked the mathematical puzzles. Three investors bought into a publishin’ company, each puttin’ up $400,000 (no penny ante stuff) for a total investment of $1.2 million.

After lookin’ the deal over, the original owner figured he overcharged by $200,000. He brought in a lawyer to straighten out the deal. He sent $40,000 back to each of the investors, and kept $80,000 for his trouble.

Here’s how it all adds up: Each investor ended up puttin’ in $360,000 for a total investment of $1,080,000. Add that to what the lawyer kept and ya end up with a grand total of $1,160,000. Subtract that from the original $1.2 million and the question of course bein’, what happened to the $40,000?

‘Course this took some figurin’, so take your time.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Sponsored by Carthage Printing

Weekly Column


ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

Thanks to all the brave souls who came out last weekend for the first Historic Carthage Art Walk downtown. For those who decided not to brave the weather, you really missed out! Friday night was still cool, but the weather broke early in the evening, and visitors enjoyed a dry evening as they walked around the square visiting the various artists, listening to the music in the different venues, and the artists all said that they were pleasantly surprised at the number of visitors Friday night. We were inside the door of UMB, as it was a bit too cool to sit outside, and the artists at that location, Rachel Wilson and Robin Putnam both enjoyed a lot of patrons who truly appreciated both womens’ talents in sculpture--- Robins with a chisel on stone and Rachel her wood. Congratulations to Rachel on the sale of one of her tiny horses that night! I appreciated all the artists who came out—that is not an easy task, especially when your work involves breakables, large or heavy moving, sometimes CRANES! Yes, one artist, Aston Stovern of Joplin, had large metal sculptures on the courthouse lawn that took a crane to move in and out. So just remember, when these artists come to show, they give not only of their time, but their physical efforts many times ( and the efforts of their families in many cases!) are also involved! So, thanks to all the artists, the volunteers on both sides—artists and city folks alike, who made this all possible. It was a great first effort, and one that we will be using as our guideline as we progress to the next scheduled art show in July. Watch for that one on the city calendar, and be sure to come out and take a look!

You may not be in the market to buy, but just enjoy the fun!

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