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Friday, December 16, 2011 Volume XX, Number 129

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?...Free Christmas Gift Wrapping to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be held thru Christmas Eve from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 116 W. 2nd St. (former Bank of America bank lobby) donations accepted.

today's laugh

My wife and I are inseparable. In fact, last week it took four state troopers and a dog.

A woman has twins and gives them up for adoption. One of them goes to a family in Egypt and is named "Ahmal."

The other goes to a family in Spain; they name him "Juan."

Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother. Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of Ahmal.

Her husband responds, "If you’ve seen Juan, you’ve seen Ahmal."


Q: How do you know when the honeymoon is over?

A: When you ring home to say you’ll be late for dinner and the answering machine tells you it’s in the microwave.


Golfer: "Notice any improvement today, Jimmy?"

Caddie: "Yes, ma’am. You’ve had your hair done."


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


Chas. Blair and Thomas Hackney

Find Stuff South of Pleasant Valley.

Chas. Blair and Thomas Hackney, who have been sinking a shaft south of Pleasant Valley, made a fine strike at a depth of 163 this morning. They went into a splendid body of jack, the full extent of which has not yet been determined. The strike is of great importance as indicating a still greater area of ore deposits in this vicinity.

Albert Webb’s New Barn.

Albert Webb, who formerly attended college here and is quite well known in Carthage, is putting up a three-story brick livery barn in Webb City, just off of Allen street on Main. He yesterday bought a street carriage from W. L. Norris for his business.

  Today's Feature

YMCA Christmas Camp.

Sign-up for the Fair Acres Family YMCA’s Christmas Break Camp is underway now at the Y located at 2600 Grand Avenue in Carthage.

Cost to register for Christmas Break Camp is $20/day for Y-Members and $25 for Non-Members. Or parents may register children for all five days at a reduced rate..

Christmas Break Camp will run December 26-30. Parents may drop their children off at the Y as early as 7:00 a.m. and pick them up by 6:00 p.m.

Activities will include games, swimming, crafts, sports, and much more. YMCA will provide a snack and parents are asked to make sure their child(ren) bring a sack lunch. Also, children will need to bring a swimming suit and towel each day.

Well-trained staff from the Y’s Summer Day Camp and After School programs will make sure kids are safe and have lots of fun.

For more information call the Y at 358-1070 or stop by the Y at 2600 S. Grand in Carthage.

Jasper County Jail Count

176 December 15, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

As a kid the idea was that there was value in havin’ character. ‘Course character is built as we all know. Ever’ time ya didn’t get to do somethin’ ya wanted, it created one more buildin’ block of character.

Birthdays and Christmas always contributed to the construction. Didn’t get that special toy, build a little more character.

Have ta mow the lawn while the kids across the street were playin’ ball? Another contribution. I’m thinkin’ it’s prob’ly a good idea to accumulate all the character ya can, if for no other reason than to help offset those occasional flaws that seem to linger through adulthood.

I suppose the greatest value of gatherin’ a little character is the fact that you might recognize it in others. It’s hard to define, but ya know it when ya see it.

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

Wednesday the board of directors of artCentral enjoyed a special holiday lunch together in addition to our regular monthly meeting. One of my duties as director is to feed the board at noontime once a month, and in December we make it a bit fancier affair. I welcomed all but one of our 10 member board and a meal was enjoyed together before our regular business meeting. Business included primarily the approval of the exhibition calendar for the new season, 2012, beginning in February. I will tell you that we have a great group of artists lined up beginning February 17th with the first group exhibition of the recently organized Joplin Regional Arts Coalition. These 50+ artists will display one piece per member, and their work will remain in both galleries through March 4th. The second exhibition begins March 23rd and features the abstract paintings of Springfield artist Dale Augustson. Dale will lead a weekend workshop during the three weekends his show remains in the gallery, through April 8th. Then we feature beginning April 27th the oil paintings of artist John Lasater, remaining through May 13th. Fourth is another group show, beginning May 25th and through June 10th by the Midwest Clay Artists, which may include a weekend pottery fair on the grounds. Later in June on the 22nd is the Annual Membership Show in both galleries through July 8th. We will open a new show in September on the 14th after artCamp, with portrait painter Alice Lynn Greenwood which will continue through the 30th, and following that will be the third group show for the season on October 12th. The artists of "Day Trippers" plein aire group will be bringing paintings which will remain through the 28th. Our final exhibition on November 9th will feature artists Donna Roberts, painter, and her daughter Kelly Moreland and her fiber art, and will run through the 25th. Eight shows featured next year, and possibly some Member Gallery displays as well. We hope you will come out next season!

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