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Friday, February 25, 2011 Volume XIX, Number 171

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?...The Carthage Humane Society is asking for donations of canned & dry dog food and old newspapers due to an unusual amount of puppies coming into the shelter. Call 358-6402

Did Ya Know?...Singles Reaching Out (West) will have a Pot Luck & game night Fri., Feb 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ulmers Community Room. Everyone invited - . For info call Belinda - 359-9986

today's laugh

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 I’d accumulated a fortune of $1.37." "And that’s how you built an empire?" the boy asked. "Heavens, no!" the man replied. "Then my wife’s father died and left us two million dollars."


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.

Company Considering 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 belt line.

The ladies section of the Choral society will rehearse tonight at Prof. Calhoun’s studio at 7:30 o’clock, 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.

  Today's Feature

MADD Alcohol Sting.

On 02-18-2011 members of the Jasper County Sheriff’s 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:

Guitar’s Night Club

Rumor’s Bar

Woody’s Woodfire Pizza

Del Rio on 32nd St

Maria’s Mexican Restaurant

Chuck-E-Cheese Pizza

Take-A-Break in Webb City

Quincy Magoo’s Bar

Brad’s Liquor Store in Oronogo

Supermarcodo Guerrero Hispanic Store in Carthage

Kum-n-Go in Webb City


Fastrip in Webb City

(Near 16th and Madison)

Additionally, the individuals themselves who sold the alcohol can face charges of supplying alcohol to a minor.

Just Jake Talkin'

There are some things that just don’t 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 don’t think about that much anymore. Just not interested.

Don’t know if it’s cause I’m smarter or just don’t have the energy, but it’s way down on the long list of things I do have an interest in. It’s 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 catcher’s mitt usually calms the desire.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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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! Don’t 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 invited.

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