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Friday, February 18, 2011 Volume XIX, Number 166

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?...8th annual Good Shepherd Lutheran Church rummage sale. Sat 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Corner 171/96 just past VFW. Everything must go.

Did Ya Know?...The Ladies Auxiliary is having a Brunch Sunday Feb. 20 9:30-11 at the VFW Post 2590. Cost $5.00 per person. Mt.Vernon Home will be bringing Veterans for the Brunch. Come out and visit.

today's laugh

"What kind of pie do you call this?" asked one student indignantly.

"What’s it taste like?" asked the cook."


"Then it’s apple pie – the plum pie tastes like soap."


"Quick, pour me 5 shots of your best scotch." The bartender pours them and the man drinks them as fast as he can. "Wow that’s the fastest I’ve seen anyone drink," says the bartender. "Well you’d drink that fast if you had what I had," The man says "Oh my god," the bartender says, "What do you have?" The man replies "50 cents."


Q: Where do you find a dog with no legs?

A: Right where you left it


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


A. H. Witt’s fine new outfit of billiard tables and accessories arrived yesterday and were transferred to the hall. The erection of one of the tables was completed yesterday and the rest are being installed today. Two of them are billiard tables and four are pool tables. They are finished in oak with a rosewood cushion rail and are made by the well known Brunswick-Balke Collender Co. Frank Faestel, of St. Louis, is here to look after the erection of the tables and will remain until they are all up and satisfactorily tested.

The room, with its new paint, paper and floor, and its bright and shining fittings, is taking on a very handsome appearance. It is expected that the tables will all be up and ready for use by tomorrow. The old tables were turned in on the trade for the new ones and were taken apart yesterday for shipment. Mr. Witt has been ten years in the business here and eight years at his present location.

  Today's Feature

Public Vivisioning Meet.

The first public forum meeting of the Carthage Downtown Visioning Committee is scheduled for Thursday, February 24 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The Committee was appointed by Mayor Mike Harris to work with Drury University to develop a long term vision for the downtown area.

According to the flyer posted in e-mails to the Committee:

"A small group of students from Drury University are working with the city of Carthage to develop a vision plan for the future. This meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome to come and share their thoughts."

The group hopes to develop a "tool kit" of community values to be used by the the Committee after Drury completes the semester study. The students are expected to help the committee "organize, assess, research, explore, evaluate, critique and prioritize visions for consideration and implementation over the next 15 to 20 years."

Several public meetings are scheduled for the program.

Just Jake Talkin'

I’ve been seein’ several versions of an email that is reminiscent of the "good ol’ days." Baby boomers seem ta be lookin’ back at what they consider a simpler time.

Seems most view the nostalgic time as a pleasant one. ‘Course we all heard stories growin’ up by parents and grandparents ‘bout how it used ta be. The difference is their stories were tempered by a couple a world wars and the great depression. The boomers were sheltered from a good portion of such experience.

Overall the parents of boomers musta done a fair job of raisin’ their kids. They seem ta have a good share of fond memories. Hopefully the second generation boomers find a few good memories ta hang on to also.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

As we struggle to welcome Spring to our area after an all too long period of deep snow and inactivity, it could not be at a better time that we also prepare to welcome again our patrons and guests back to Hyde House Gallery on the night of February 25th to greet the first artist of the 2011 season for artCentral! As I wrote in the past two articles, Brenda Sageng will be displaying a group of new paintings as well as some of her beautiful watercolors and oriental inspired painted hanging banners. It should prove to be just the prescription of cheerful color that most of us need at this time of the year. I printed this artist’s statement a few weeks ago, and you may remember that she is a relatively recent art graduate from two of our local institutions, her bachelors in studio art coming from Missouri Southern in 2004 and her masters in Art from Pittsburg State in 2006. Since that time she has been nurturing a growing reputation in the local art community, having entered a number of competitions and won a number of top awards. In a statement about this exhibition, that we have titled "IN THE LIVING GREEN" after a poem that Brenda wrote, she said, "The core curiosity guiding these works is my enduring fascination with the forms, related functions, and essence of the small parts of larger organisms. My questions are both scientific and spiritual in nature: How does the shape of the leaf relate to the tree from which it grows? Why does a butterfly’s wing carry the same skeletal shape as the cells of a leaf? Why is the Golden proportion so prevalent in nature that we unconsciously replicate it in our own creations?" I will continue her thoughts with the answers in next week’s article.

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