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Friday, August 5, 2011 Volume XX, Number 33

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. The Carthage Crisis Center Presents A Free Furniture and Appliance Distribution for Tornado Survivors and other Needy Families At 9 AM on Saturday August 6, 2011 at 100 Main Street.

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

My first job was working in an orange juice factory, but I got canned, ...couldn’t concentrate.

Then I worked in the woods as a lumberjack, but I just couldn’t hack it, so they gave me the ax.

After that I tried to be a tailor, but I just wasn’t suited for it ... mainly because it was a so-so job.

Next I tried working in a muffler factory but that was too exhausting.

Then I tried to be a chef -- figured it would add a little spice to my life, but I just didn’t have the time.

I attempted to be a deli worker, but any way I sliced it, I couldn’t cut the mustard.

My best job was being a musician, but eventually I found I wasn’t noteworthy.

I studied a long time to become a doctor, but I didn’t have any patience.

I became a professional fisherman, but discovered that I couldn’t live on my net income.

I managed to get a good job working for a pool maintenance company, but the work was just too draining.

So then I got a job in a workout center, but they said I wasn’t fit for the job.

After many years of trying to find steady work I finally got a job as a historian until I realized there was no future in it.

My last job was working at Starbucks, but I had to quit because it was always the same old grind.


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

Gunsmith Accidentally Shoots Customer.


Miss Love took a revolver which she keeps at home for defense against tramps, etc. to E. Farmer, the gunsmith on East Fourth street to have it repaired. The revolver is a cheap one of 38 caliber and was rusty from disuse, so that she could not open it and she brought it in loaded because she could not eject the cartridges.

When she handed the weapon to Mr. Farmer he raised the hammer, turning the barrel away from the young lady. He did not observe that she later stepped around in range of the weapon. Mr. Farmer had glanced at the chambers of the weapon to see if it was loaded before raising the hammer, but the bullets had been cut off and did not show.

The hammer had been broken and, as Mr. Farmer was examining it, it slipped from under his thumb. A cartridge was discharged and the bullet passed through the sleeve of Miss Love’s dress and wounded her left arm near the shoulder. She at first thought that the bullet had merely grazed her arm and started on to the store to begin her duties, but by the time she reached her destination the pain in her arm became intense and she accompanied by Mrs. Damon and Miss Sheffield, hastened to Dr. Brooks’ office, where the hurt was dressed.

The bullet entered her left arm near the shoulder. It ploughed through the flesh and came out about two inches in the rear of the point where it entered. Miss Love was taken to her home and will be able to attend to her duties as usual in a week if all goes well.

  Today's Feature

3rd Annual Fall Ball.

Just two weeks remain to purchase a chance to be the winner at Carthage Fair Acres YMCA 3rd Annual Fall Ball. The event will be held at the Carthage Municipal Golf Course on Saturday, August 19th.

Tickets may be purchased from one of the Y Board members or at the Y’s front desk at a cost of $5 for one, 3 golf balls for $10, or 6 for $20. There will also be a Chipping & Putting contest from Noon - 6:00 p.m., Dinner (Hot Dogs/Chips/Drink) at 5:00 p.m. & the Ball Drop at 7:00 p.m.

The person who has his/her golf ball go in the bottom of cup or the closest to the cup in the event that no ball makes it into the cup, will win $1,000 cash. The event will also be giving away a Gas BBQ Grill as a prize for the drop & $300 in additional hole prizes. All proceeds benefit the YMCA’s Scholarship Fund.

The following Y Board Members have tickets for sale: Travis Almandinger, Bill Phelps, Dr. Mark Baker, Catie Platt, Chuck Bryant, Danny Ross, Tom Carlton, Patrick Scott, Cheryl Calhoon, GA Flesher, Nancy Frerer, Jacque Sappington, Steve Wilson, John Nicholas or Joe Ryder.

Jasper County Jail Count

181 August 3, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

I was always taught to not make judgements based on what other might think. Just look at the situation and do what ya felt was right.

That kind of thinkin’ works pretty well for those ever’day type decisions, let’s ya be an independent thinker of sorts. Let’s say ya question conventional wisdom.

I have often wondered , as I passed through other communities, why people live there. Not that I think they shouldn’t, there must be some good reasons.

I’ve come to the conclusion that folks live in a community ‘cause there are common base values. In other words, ever’one thinks along a similar line. Ya don’t have ta worry what a neighbor thinks, ‘cause ya already know. People live in communities so they can share basic values. ‘Course they still like ta gossip ‘bout those who don’t.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

Sad to say, once our artCamp is over, I know summer is ending and fall not too far behind. With things as dry as they are, and our yards and gardens overgrown with all the "stuff" that we do not want, (why is it that the wild growth is so darn hardy?) I won’t be sorry to see that first killing frost! I am assessing the records and statistics of our recent camp, and writing the summary reports to our various donors, and it is a good record. I had eight teachers this year, the most ever! This is good, as it keeps things more interesting for the kids I think, especially those that come every year. I plan next year to rotate the basic 101 classes around so that some of the other teachers have a shot at teaching these skills in "their personal way"—always more beneficial in art I think. We were pleased to end the year with 58 students participating in 186 places in the 29 classes. Don’t forget, student work left can be picked up inside the Pottery House 24 hours a day during the month of August, including some lunchboxes left behind! The Hyde House will not be active in August while we take a short vacation and in early fall and begin again with a new exhibition. I am cleaning the entire house now in preparation for a contracted wedding which will occur here on the 10th of September, and are pleased to have been chosen by that couple for their wedding and reception. I continue to find those who do not realize we are available for rental. Hyde House and the property is a perfect place for your baby shower, bridal shower, small wedding receptions and weddings both inside and outside. We have good outside floodlighting, the parking allows 15 cars to park for meetings or showers, and allows for circular driving in and out. Our rates are very reasonable and include a full kitchen and some nice serving pieces and tableware. Call us for more information and I can email or mail to you our contract information.

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