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Friday, February 18, 2011 Volume XIX, Number 166
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.
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
"What kind of pie do you call this?"
asked one student indignantly.
"Whats it taste like?"
asked the cook."
"Then its 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 thats the
fastest Ive seen anyone drink," says the
bartender. "Well youd 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.
NEW BILLIARD OUTFIT
A. H. Witts 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
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.
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
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
Several public meetings are
scheduled for the program.
Ive 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
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
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
Just Jake Talkin.
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 artists
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 butterflys 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 weeks
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