A young Antartian man asked an old rich
Antartian man how he made his money. The old Antartian
held onto his vest and said, "Well, son, it was 1932
and we were in the depths of the Great Antartian
Depression. I was down to my last nickel. "I
invested that nickel in an apple. I spent the entire day
polishing the apple and, at the end of the day, I sold
the apple for ten cents. "The next morning, I
invested those ten cents in two apples. I spent the
entire day polishing them and sold them at 5:00 pm for 20
cents. I continued this system for a month, by the end of
which Id accumulated a fortune of $1.37."
"And thats how you built an empire?" the
boy asked. "Heavens, no!" the man replied.
"Then my wifes father died and left us two
Q: How did the Antartian burn his nose?
A: Bobbing for french fries.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Electric Line Between Carthage and Neosho.
The scheme for an electric line between
Joplin and Neosho is assuming a substantial form and
prospects at present are very bright. It is given out
that $150,000 of the $200,000 capital has been raised and
all of the promoters are prominent citizens.
It is now rumored that the company as
soon as organized will consider the construction of a
line between Neosho and Carthage connecting at both ends
with the Southwest Missouri Electric line and forming a
The ladies section of the Choral
society will rehearse tonight at Prof. Calhouns
studio at 7:30 oclock, and it is especially urged
that all ladies who expect to take part in the
presentation of "The Crusaders" at the
Christian church on Tuesday evening be present tonight.
On 02-18-2011 members of the
Jasper County Sheriffs Office, Joplin
Police Department, Carthage Police Department,
and MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving conducted
a county wide underage alcohol compliancy sting.
Of the 56 businesses checked, 44 were in
compliance, 12 were not. Those non-compliant
businesses are listed below:
Del Rio on 32nd St
Store in Oronogo
Guerrero Hispanic Store in Carthage
Kum-n-Go in Webb
Fastrip in Webb
(Near 16th and
Additionally, the individuals
themselves who sold the alcohol can face charges
of supplying alcohol to a minor.
There are some things that
just dont interest me anymore.
Like seein how far
and high I can jump a chat pile on a bicycle.
I can remember spendin summer hours
with a couple a friends developin the
guts and skill to accomplish a good long
jump. I dont think about that much
anymore. Just not interested.
Dont know if
its cause Im smarter or just
dont have the energy, but its way
down on the long list of things I do have an
interest in. Its down there with
learnin how to do tricks on a
skateboard, or playin football. Use ta
be pretty important stuff.
I still do get the urge
ever now and then to play a little softball,
but the thought of slidin home and
gettin a mouth full of catchers
mitt usually calms the desire.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
ART NOTES from Hyde House
by Sally Armstrong,
Director of artCentral
Brenda Sageng will be
displaying a group of new paintings as well as
some of her beautiful watercolors and oriental
inspired painted hanging banners in a new
exhibition opening at Hyde House Gallery on
February 25th, 6:00 pm. It was noted this week by
a "real journalist", Jo Ellis, in her
weekly article in the GLOBE that this artist
seems to have equal talent with the written word
in addition to her art. This observation is
valid, as I too noticed this as I pieced through
the written material submitted by this artist. I
will continue with the thoughts begun last week,
the artist/writer answering her own questions
asked," Thus intrigued by pattern and form
in nature, these paintings were born of a
spiritual exploration into "the world in a
grain of sand and heaven in a wildflower"
described by the 18th century artist/poet William
Blake. Experiments in a silk dye and traditional
Chinese paper mounting were used to achieve
translucence and actual movement, as well as an
imposing scale, in the butterfly and leaf
banners, while contemporary Western watercolors
were combined with ancient Eastern ink &
brush painting techniques in the watercolor
paintings. This synergy of East and West
energizes these investigations of delicate,
ephemeral structures of leaf, wing and branch to
offer a moment of contemplation of the essential,
but often invisible wonders of our natural
world." I have seen now the greater part of
the work and it is beautiful! Dont miss our
opening reception Friday night at 6:00 here at
Hyde House, and then the continuation of this
show weekends, noon to 5:00 through March 13th.
As always, it is all free and the public is
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