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Friday, February 11, 2011 Volume XIX, Number 161

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?...There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive hosted at the Nazarene Church in Carthage Thursday, Feb. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 2000 Grand.

Did Ya Know?...The Carthage Train Crew Valentine’s Dance will be held this Sat., Feb.12. Doors open at 6 p.m., meal at 7 p.m. Located at the Train barn, West Mound St. Road across from the Old Cabin shop. Public $10

today's laugh

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 your thinning!"


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.


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 the curbing.

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.

  Today's Feature

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, R-Smithville.

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 "Right-to-Work" laws.

"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 congressional seats.

"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 Missouri’s 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 jobs.

The committee also heard testimony that per household income was higher in "Right-to-Work" states.

Just Jake Talkin'

Can ya hear me now?

Possibly onea the most recognized commercials in recent years. May grow to be as popular as the "Where’s the beef?" slogan of past.

‘Course others have become such ever’day slang. Here are a few that will test your memory as well as your age. Fill in the blanks.

"You’ll wonder where the yellow went........"

"Winston tastes good.........."

"N-e-s-t-l-e-s, Nestles makes the very best....."

"Aren’t you glad you use Dial, don’t you wish........."

"............, a little dab ‘ll do ya."

And of course, "....... the breakfast of Champions.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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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 artist’s 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 Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art in 2004, and received a Master’s 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. Brenda’s 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 family’s 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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