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Friday, August 12, 2011 Volume XX, Number 39

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. There will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Carthage Nazarene Church Thursday, Aug. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Did Ya Know?.. The American Legion & Auxiliary, Post 9, of Carthage are accepting donations for a rummage sale to be held August 27 & 28. Jerry Chapman 417-423-0096, D Murphey 417-359-6161

today's laugh

Q: How are politicians like baby diapers?

A: Because they should be changed often, and for the same reasons


Q: How did Clinton create 14 million new jobs?

A: 13 million of them were comedians.


I think that all right-thinking people in this country are sick and tired of being told that ordinary, decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not! But I’m sick and tired of being told that I am! --Monty Python


It had been raining for days and days, and a terrible flood had come over the land. The waters rose so high that one man was forced to climb onto the roof of his house.

As the waters rose higher and higher, a man in a rowboat appeared, and told him to get in. "No," replied the man on the roof. "I have faith in the Lord; the Lord will save me." So the man in the rowboat went away. The man on the roof prayed for God to save him.

The waters rose higher and higher, and suddenly a speedboat appeared. "Climb in!" shouted a man in the boat. "No," replied the man on the roof. "I have faith in the Lord; the Lord will save me." So the man in the speedboat went away. The man on the roof prayed for God to save him.

The waters continued to rise. A helicopter appeared and over the loudspeaker, the pilot announced he would lower a rope to the man on the roof. "No," replied the man on the roof. "I have faith in the Lord; the Lord will save me." So the helicopter went away. The man on the roof prayed for God to save him.

The waters rose higher and higher, and eventually they rose so high that the man on the roof was washed away, and alas, the poor man drowned.

Upon arriving in heaven, the man marched straight over to God. "Heavenly Father," he said, "I had faith in you, I prayed to you to save me, and yet you did nothing. Why?" God gave him a puzzled look, and replied "I sent you two boats and a helicopter, what more did you expect?"


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


Lamar Rape Suspects Acquitted.

The trial of William Kaderly and William Simpson, the two farmers who were charged with the rape of Mrs. Resh near Lamar sometime ago, came to an abrupt end yesterday morning just after 11 o’clock when the jury returned a verdict of not guilty without leaving their seats. After all the testimony for the state was in the attorneys for the defendants, offered a demurrer. The demurrer was sustained in each instance and the court instructed the jury to find the men not guilty, which they did. The verdict gave general satisfaction.

The Lamar Republican, with characteristic enterprise, immediately issued an extra edition, from which the above details are taken.

  Today's Feature

City Tax Levy To Be Set.

An Ordinance levying general taxes upon real property located within the City of Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri for the year 2011 was heard in first reading last Tuesday evening at the regular Council meeting.

These valuations are necessary in order to set the City Property Tax Levy with the State and County by the September 1, 2011 deadline. According to preliminary assessed valuation notice the levy will increase just slightly to keep the City "revenue neutral".

The 2010 levy for the city was .7499 per 100 valuation. The preliminary levy would be .7517. The actual levy is subject to change if subsequent information is received or upon notice from the State Auditor’s Office and the Jasper County Clerk’s Office.

A home owner with a home valued at $100,000 would have paid $142.48 in City property tax according to the City Clerk’s office. The new preliminary rate would increase that amount to $142.82 for the next year.

Jasper County Jail Count

unknown August 11, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

Got into a situation once. I ended up boardin’ a horse that was bein’ fought over by a couple gettin’ a divorce. Kept it an’ fed it and exercised it for nearly a year without any financial consideration. When the split was legal, I offered to buy the horse, but only ended up with some expenses bein’ covered.

The horse had some spirit, so when I saw the owner comin’ with a trailer on that muggy summer day, I knew there would be trouble. I was prob’ly hopin’ after fightin’ ta load the owner might decide reconsider my offer. I sat on the porch and watched the horse get shoved and pulled, nearly choked with a rope. I finally had ta go down and calm the animal and walk it into the trailer.

I don’t know that I did the horse a favor, seein’ as how it would prob’ly be treated. There wasn’t much option.

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

artCentral has been fortunate to again receive a number of new members during this past season. Often times we receive new members after they have visited during an artist’s opening, as friends of the artist or the artist’s family. Many times we have visitors come by during an exhibition either from reading something about us in one of the local, or even occasionally the Springfield papers, or the Mornin’ Mail. I do try to have our literature in various places around town, but rarely does anyone just "happen onto us" as our location is not exactly on a "beaten track." Still, as we can’t just pick up and move our acre and house at will, we try to maintain as high a profile as possible. Some folks find their way to artCentral and the Hyde House after the annual kid’s artCamp, as they bring their kids and then see where we are and what we do. I do appreciate the kid’s camp for this publicity, and know it is one more positive aspect of the camp. Lastly, we always gain members around the time of the annual Membership Show, and for this we are grateful. Our new members this year thus far number 27, and among these are artists and non-artists, seniors, families and individuals. They live in Carthage, Joplin, the other towns surrounding us, in Kansas and Oklahoma, in Texas and New York and Oregon. I am pleased to have such a varied and supportive membership, and offer them the benefits of a quarterly newsletter, full color invitations to each art show and event, invitations to our children’s camp and other workshops and classes as they occur. Those that live nearby can take advantage of our 200+ volume art library, purchase or display their own art based merchandise in our gift shop area, and use the property for their special event or party. Most importantly, they may use free of charge the pottery studio in the outside building, which features two kilns and several electric and one kick-style pottery wheels, tables for working clay, and shelves to store equipment. We ask only a small charge for the firing fee. The benefits of membership with artCentral also include the opportunity to serve on our working board of directors, or request your own art exhibition in one of the two galleries depending on the body of your work. We welcome your interest and your questions, and do not hesitate to call Sally at 417 388 1625 to request information to become a part of our 244 memberships- strong organization known as artCentral!

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