Perkinson - "Did you hear about Willard
Elkins, the bank cashier, stealing fifty thousand and
running away with his best friends wife?"
Simpson - "Good heavens!
Wholl teach his Sunday-school class tomorrow?"
The cashier of the small town bank had
once been the local judge.
"Your check is all right,
sir," he said one day to a stranger, "but you
havent offered sufficient proof of your identity,
so I dont see my way clear to cashing it."
Evidently the stranger knew who the
cashier was, for he retorted, "Ive known you
to hang a man on less evidence, judge."
"Thats possible," was
the answer, "but when it comes to letting go of hard
cash, we have to be very careful."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A CHANGE AT S. B.
J. J. Abell of Nevada
Buys an Interest - Retail Department to beCclosed Out.
S. B. Griswold is to retire from the
retail grocery business. A deal was closed last night,
whereby Mr. James J. Abell of Nevada purchased a half
interest in the business. The new firm will close out
their retail business as rapidly as possible and hope to
do so this week. They will then devote their time
exclusively to their jobbing trade.
Mr. Griswold has been in the grocery
business in Carthage for twenty years and has built up a
large wholesale, as well as retail trade. He will still
remain at the head of the business, the firm name being
the Griswold-ABell Grocer Co.
The new firm will be incorporated with
a capital stock of $40,000, and it is probable that they
will build a large brick warehouse in the Frisco bottoms
to store heavy goods, though they will still retain an
The reorganization of the new firm has
not yet been completed, but they will conduct a general
jobbing business and will employ several traveling
Mr. Abell, the new member of the firm
is an experienced grocer, having been for a ling time
with the Ridenour Baker Grocery Co. of Kansas City. He
has however, more recently been in the clothing business
in Nevada and Sedalia.
Predator Suspect Arrested.
Charles Edward Doennig, 34, of
Carterville, Missouri was arrested Wednesday in
Carthage after he made arrangements online to
meet a young girl for a sexual encounter. Agents
of the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force
participated in the surveillance and arrest.
Jasper County Sheriffs
Detective Ed Bailey, a Task Force Agent, began
the investigation of Doennig in 2009 after
receiving information from a St. Louis officer
that Doennig might be making sexual contact with
children over the Internet. The investigation
culminated when Doennig made arrangements to meet
a young girl at a local store parking lot.
Doennig was taken into custody when he arrived at
the designated site.
A search of Doennigs
residence in Carterville following the arrest
lead to the seizure of a computer and several
other electronic devices which will be examined
for evidence at the Southwest Missouri Cyber
Crimes lab in Joplin.
A warrant was issued for one
count of enticement of a child and a bond set at
$5,000.00 by a Jasper County Judge.
County Jail Count
195 August 18,
Including Placed out of County
Ever now and then I
get the urge ta go campin. It usually
passes fairly quickly, but ever couple
a three years it seems ta be a good idea. It
is always amazin to see a campsite
develop outa some wooded area into a
comfortable setting. After the initial
choosin of the site, the two most
critical placement decisions are the campfire
and the latrine (or more likely nowadays, the
portapotty). From there the "camp"
pretty much is a matter of preference.
(Naturally most try to be up wind of both.)
Course a large
portion of time is spent around the campfire,
mainly preparin and cookin meals.
The activity also allows a good excuse for a
nice nap afterward before ya start
gatherin firewood for the next meal.
Campin can be really relaxin, as
long as ya dont forget ta pack the air
mattress and the toilet paper.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
ART NOTES from
by Sally Armstrong,
Director of artCentral
The most asked question I
receive is "do you do classes for adults at
the Hyde House?"
Our membership is made up of
244 individuals/families, about half of which
contain a declared "artist". This can
be on any level, of course, as we have
professional artists in our membership as well as
amateurs, hobby artists, and students. In the
past, we have held some very successful weekend
workshops in the medias of colored pencil,
pastels, oil and watercolor painting. Usually
these workshops last two days and are led by a
member artist who is contacted by us to do this.
The teacher determines the tuition charge. They
are open to members and non-members alike,
although members receive a discount in the
tuition cost. Currently, I do not have any
classes scheduled, but a number of adult women
are interested in learning to throw (create)
pottery on the pottery wheel, and I would be glad
to organize a class if I have enough interest.
This would include instruction of prepping the
clay, wheel instruction, and instruction on using
the kiln and various glazing processes. I would
first need to secure the instructor, and we do
have several ceramics artists who I think would
be willing. Second, I would need to determine the
best time slot, day or night, weekends or
weekdays. Does the class desire several days in a
row, or the same day several weeks in a row. To
properly learn pottery throwing, you must be
consistent in practice, so it would be important
to choose days that everybody is able to come. If
you are interested in this type of class, or
another class, please call our number and leave
me a message as to your desires, with your
contact informationphone number and email
address if you have one. I will be glad to
attempt to make this happen. I had hoped to hold
a painting class before Christmas as well, and
would be interested in knowing who might be
interested in beginning/basic oil painting. Our
number is 417 358 4404, so let me know how we can
best serve you in this way.
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