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Friday, December 2, 2011 Volume XX, Number 119

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

Three guys go in for a job interview, all at the same office. The first one goes in for his interview and the interviewer says, "What’s the first thing you see when you look at me?"

The guy says, "That’s not too hard, you’ve got no ears."

The interviewer says, "That’s it, get out."

The second man takes his turn and is asked the same question. The applicant replies, "Uh, you’ve got no ears." The interviewer throws the guy out, cursing and yelling. As he is leaving, the second guy warns the third guy, "Listen man, whatever you do, don’t say he hasn’t got any ears. He’s so touchy with the ear thing."

"Okay," said man #3 on his way into the office.

Once inside he is told, "Name the first thing you notice when you look at me."

The guy answers, "That’s easy, you wear contacts."

The interviewer was flabbergasted, "How on earth did you know that, son?"

"What? Are you stupid? You can’t wear glasses, you’ve got no ears!"


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


But Judge and Mrs. Montague Will Be Given

a Wedding Remembrance.

A surprise party planned for tonight on Judge and Mrs. E. J. Montague in celebration of their 40th wedding anniversary, which occurred a few days ago, has been declared off in accordance with a physician’s advice, on account of the serious sickness of the judge. The old settlers had planned the affair in order that the anniversary might not pass so quietly as the honored couple had anticipated.

A handsome and substantial array of wedding anniversary gifts will be delivered this evening by Mrs. Henrietta Harper, though Judge Montague is too sick to endure the excitement of the party originally planned. Among the many presents are a black suit of clothes and hat for Judge Montague, and a handsome black dress for Mrs. Montague.—Exchange.

  Today's Feature

Christmas Parade Monday.

Carthage SkillsUSA invites the community to join them for the 39th annual Carthage Christmas Parade. Carthage Technical Center’s SkillsUSA Chapter will be hosting. The Carthage Christmas Parade will be held, Monday, December 5, 2010, on the square at 7:00 p.m.

This year’s Parade will feature over 50 entries based on the theme of "Jingle All the way.

Retired Ag teacher John Dillard will be the Grand Marshal.

SkillsUSA is a youth organization, made up of high school students who are enrolled in classes at the Carthage Technical Center. These classes cover a wide range of interests such as Digital Electronics, Health Sciences, Computer Maintenance, Carpentry, Drafting, Automotive Service Technology, and Precision Machining. The local organization has 90 members and it participated in several activities during the year. SkillsUSA has been part of the Carthage Christmas Parade for years. The SkillsUSA creed states, "We believe in the dignity of hard work and the American way of life."

Jasper County Jail Count

173 December 1, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

This one friend a mine was familiar with the part of the country I grew up in and mentioned on occasion that his dad had a friend he visited from there.

Come ta find out, the friend of the dad coached in the high school I attended. I not only learned a little football, basketball, and track from this fella, I also worked for him doin’ odd jobs durin’ a summer. On top a that, this friend’s mother, Mrs. Jones, was my first grade teacher.

Now I’m guessin’ both myself and the coach are wonderin’ what the conversations are in the friend’s family. As far as I can remember we don’t have any dark secrets ta worry about. Now the guy that replaced this coach my senior year, that’s a whole different story.

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

With our community in full holiday mode, and Christmas not far away, I am enjoying the early decorations that I put up here in our gallery for the opening of the current exhibition. Now that the weather is cooling a bit, I know folks are beginning to finalize their shopping lists, and I hope you will not forget the wonderful array of art and gift items we always feature here in our gallery gift shop. In addition to our fine art prints by Bob Tommey, Lowell Davis, Tom Jones, and Andy Thomas we have a number of colored art prints as well as original unframed watercolors by other artCentral member artists including Becky Golubski, Elizabeth Pauly, Marilyn York and others. Additionally, we feature many beautiful single and gift sets of note paper cards with envelopes done by several of our artists including Lora Waring, Betsy Pauly, Marilyn York, Cheryl Church, original domino and small framed art by dianne baum, some original sculpture by Rebecca Perry and Cha Tullis, contemporary jewelry by Marilyn York of Kansas City, whimsical necklaces and fiber art pins by Martha Goldman, and hand carved wood pendants by Larry Oliver of Springfield. Two of our artists have written books that we have for sale, and don’t forget our always popular art-cookbook that at a $5.00 donation is always a good standby gift to have available. We continue our exhibition featuring Theresa Rankin’s beautiful oil paintings this weekend, December 2-4, Friday after 2:00 and Saturday- Sunday, noon to 5:00, and this is our final show of this season. If you have not had a chance to come by and view this beautiful exhibition I encourage you to do so on one of those three days.

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