A painter accepted the task of painting a church
steeple. He had 10 gallons of white paint. Half way down
the steeple he had already used 6.5 gallons. He made sure
no one was looking and then diluted the remaining paint
with paint thinner.
He finished the job, cleaned his brush
and rollers, and looked up to see that there were two
distinct colors of white on the steeple.
"Oh, no!" he exclaimed,
"What can I do now?"
A clap of thunder roared above him, and
a booming voice was heard saying, "Repaint! And stop
Building Security has notified us that
there have been 5 suspected terrorists working at our
office. Four of the five have been apprehended. Bin
Sleeping, Bin Loafing, Bin Gossiping, and Bin Surfing
have been taken into custody. They could find no one
fitting the description of the fifth cell member, Bin
Working, in the office.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
THE TONGUE CAME DOWN.
S. R. Brown, living on Dry Fork, north
of town, had a runaway for a block down West Fourth
street this morning, but happily the damage was slight.
He undertook to back his team at the
southwest corner of the square, and the neck yoke strap,
which held up the tongue, broke. This let the spring
wagon onto the horses, scaring them.
They started off kicking on the
down-hill grade threatening several rigs hitched along
Two men grabbed the rear of the vehicle
holding it back and Rev. B. H. Moore sprang out into the
street to the horses heads. By this means and the
efforts of Mr. Brown at the lines the trembling team was
stopped before reaching Lyon street.
The neckyoke was taken to a shop for
repairs and later the team was driven away with the wagon
as if nothing has happened.
Right to Work
Bill in Senate.
Fifty percent of manufacturers
refuse to consider Missouri as a place to locate
new jobs because Missouri law has no protection
against forced unionization of their workers,
according to testimony given Tuesday in the
Senate General Laws Committee concerning Senate
Bill 1 sponsored by Sen. Luann Ridgeway,
Ridgeway said recent census
data shows that businesses with jobs and the
workers who take them are fleeing to states with
worker protection laws, also know as
"With an unemployment rate
at nearly 10 percent, Missouri must consider
every obstacle to put our citizens back to
work," Ridgeway said. "It is clear that
job producers and the workers who take those jobs
are voting with their feet on the
Right-to-Work issue because they are
moving to states that have this protection."
As recently reported, Missouri
will lose a congressional seat. Ridgeway
testified that non- "Right-to-Work"
states lost a total of nine congressional seats
and, due to population shifts,
"Right-to-Work" states gained 11
"While Missouri has lost
more than 100,000 jobs since June of 2008, many
Right-to-Work states have faired far
better," said Mayer. "Data from the
U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics show that
unemployment is lower in the 22 states that have
adopted Right-to-Work laws. In the
last decade, those states have added 1.5 million
private sector jobs, while non
Right-to-Work states have lost 1.8
million jobs. That should be a wake-up call; now
is the time to allow Missouri to compete."
According the the news release
six of Missouris eight neighboring states
are "Right-to-Work" states and all but
one has a lower unemployment rate than Missouri.
Tennessee, the only "Right-to-Work"
state with a comparable unemployment rate to
Missouri, gained jobs in 2010 while Missouri lost
The committee also heard
testimony that per household income was higher in
Can ya hear me now?
Possibly onea the most
recognized commercials in recent years. May
grow to be as popular as the
"Wheres the beef?" slogan of
Course others have
become such everday slang. Here are a
few that will test your memory as well as
your age. Fill in the blanks.
where the yellow went........"
Nestles makes the very best....."
"Arent you glad
you use Dial, dont you
little dab ll do ya."
And of course,
"....... the breakfast of Champions.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
ART NOTES from Hyde House
by Sally Armstrong,
Director of artCentral
During my short absence from
Hyde House, a bit of interior painting is being
done to freshen the downstairs gallery spaces in
time for our first show of the year, February
25th. Our presenting artist was introduced to you
last week, using her artists statement for
that introduction. Brenda Sageng is a relatively
new artist-member of artCenral having moved to
Carthage only in 1998 from Mesa, Arizona. Born in
Oakland, California she was raised in Kansas,
Missouri, and Mankato, Minnesota where she
received an elementary education degree and
married. After a move to Sioux Falls, South
Dakota and several years raising four children,
she returned to a life long goal of making art,
which continued until this day. She began taking
art courses at Missouri Southern in 2000,
completing her second Bachelors Degree in
Studio Art in 2004, and received a Masters
Degree in Art from Pittsburg State in 2006.
Following this later education she visited Japan
to participate in "The Circle" exhibit
in Kawasaki Prefecture, which included a visit to
Mt. Fuji and Kyoto, a cultural experience that
continues to inform and influence her work.
Brenda was an award winner in our Annual
Membership Show two years in a row, the second
year receiving the First Award in 2010.
Brendas work in this new exhibition will
include watercolors from nature, combined with
ancient Eastern ink & brush painting
techniques, and experiments in silk dye and
traditional Chinese paper mounting to achieve
translucence and actual movement in three banners
to be displayed. She will also display some
paintings that include various colorful eggs and
fowl, as her familys collection of
chickens, ducks and geese are a current theme for
her work I will continue next week with
additional details of this exhibition.
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