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 Im 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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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. Its
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
Just Jake Talkin.
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, "Cherrys" 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 dont miss a thing!
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