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Friday, April 8, 2011 Volume XIX, Number 201

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?...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 Saudi Prince went to Germany to study.

A month later, he sends a letter to his dad saying:"Berlin is wonderful, people are nice and I really like it here,but I’m a bit ashamed to arrive to school with my gold Mercedes when all my teachers travel by train."

Sometime later he gets a letter from his dad with a ten million dollar check saying:"Stop embarrassing us, go and get yourself a train too"!


A man mentioned to his landlord about the tenants in the apartment over his. "Many a night they stamp on the floor and shout till midnight." When the landlord asked if it bothered him, he replied, "Not really, for I usually stay up and practice my trumpet till about that time most every night anyway."


I ordered a $25.00 steak and told them to put it on my credit card – and it fit.


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

A Frisco Engineer Badly Hurt.

J. W. Meredith, who was at Monett last night, reports a sad accident there yesterday evening, the victim of which was a Frisco engineer named White. White is an old engineer formerly in the employ of L & N, and had but recently gone to work for the Frisco.

Last night he was starting to take his engine out for his regular run between Monett & Springfield, and in going down the track he jumped aside to get out of the way of a car which was being switched. In doing so he sprang right in front of an engine running swiftly on the next track. He was knocked down and his left foot and right hand were so badly crushed that he will lose both.

Harry Leggett was smashed on the head by a boulder in the Prairie Chicken mine at Joplin yesterday, and is the second recent victim there.

  Today's Feature

Carthage Youth Expo.

The Fair Acres Family YMCA will host a Youth Expo this Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2600 Grand Ave.

The event is designed to give area youth and their parents an opportunity to learn about upcoming events and to register for them. The agencies include Carthage Youth Wrestling, Carthage Youth FootballCarthage Library, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, The Alliance, American Red Cross, Ovation Studio, Summer Swim Team , Maple Leaf Committee, YMCA Camp Wakonda. First Steps, Tropical Snow--Carthage. MODOT, Maccaroo Gym, Carthage Police Department, Jasper County Sheriff, Carthage Fire Department, Mo Hwy Patrol, Y Swim Team & Swim Lessons, McCune Brooks Hospital, Y After School & Day Camp, Health Department, Y Youth Sports & Summer Sports Camps, Parents as Teachers & Mo Dept of Conservation.

Activities for the day include train rides, Inflatables from Maccarroo Gym, a Climbing Wall, Wii Tournament, a Simulated impaired driving experience by MODOT, a Roll Over Crash Simulator by Highway Patrol, face painting, and a fire truck from Carthage Fire Department.

Just Jake Talkin'

The cool weather last weekend was just right to put an edge on my exercise of seein’ how close I could come to a nail without doin’ enough damage to my fingers so I would be forced to lay down the hammer. Workin’ from a ladder, I was placed in the position where I could strike justice with both my right and left hand, thus givin’ equal time for both sides of the story.

Bein’ prone to favor my right hand for hammer swingin’, I was more accurate, usually, but also did more damage when I miscalculated. When swingin’ with the left hand, I was only able to inflict a little sting, but that one good shot with my stronger right handed swing resulted in a swell blood blister. It’s amazin’ how well the voice travels through the neighborhood on a quiet, cool afternoon, from the top of a twenty foot ladder. Even the squirrels scattered.

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

Great opening night here at Hyde House Gallery once again, and my thanks to those who came and enjoyed being with us! The work on display from our current artist, Dianne Baum, is very lighthearted and cheerful with much color and energy. I am pleased to say that we sold a number of pieces opening night, but there are still many very reasonably priced pieces left. What a great opportunity, to own an original framed painting at a reasonable price to take home, hang up in home or office, and be cheered by all year long! I hope you will take the time to come by during the remaining weekends, this week Friday and Saturday noon to 5:00 and Sunday 1:00-5:00, and the next. As a special treat, the artist herself will be here in the gallery all day Saturday, so if you know her and want to come by to extend your greetings, please do so. If you have not met Dianne, this is a great opportunity to have some time to visit with her. I will be back in the gallery Sunday. Then, all engines full ahead to next week, when we prepare to assist with the first quarterly Historic Carthage Art Walk, on our own Carthage square. It promises to be a great event, with over 32 artists appearing all around in various 20 businesses showing their work. Adults are encouraged to come out on Friday night the 15th to sample wines, wander around and view the art, and listen to music. Our restaurants on the square will be open, and the Sassy Spoon will be providing live music inside as they usually do on Friday nights. Bring your mate or your date and head on over to the square Friday night. Then on Saturday, the event continues for families from 10-3:00 with food and displays.

View the permanent collections of art in both of our local art galleries off the square, "Cherry’s" over one block on Howard, and "Koka" off the SW corner on Main, and see their live artists demonstrating in both places. artCentral will have a booth at UMB, and we are open with our show of course on Saturday noon to 5:00. Additionally, view arts and crafts for sale and on display at the First Baptist Church on the corner of Chestnut and Garrison, just near the square. They will provide some snacks and drinks as well as additional restrooms. It promises to be a full weekend in Carthage once again, so don’t miss a thing!

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