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Friday, January 14, 2011 Volume XIX, Number 142

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?...Computer classes at the Family Literacy Center at 706 Orchard St. beginning on Wed. Jan. 12 at 10:00 a.m. There is no charge for these classes.

today's laugh

A guy was driving when a policeman pulled him over. He rolled down his window and said to the officer, "Is there a problem, Officer?"

"No problem at all. I just observed your safe driving and am pleased to award you a $5,000 Safe Driver Award. Congratulations. What do you think you’re going to do with the money?"

He thought for a minute and said, "Well, I guess I’ll go get that drivers’ license."

The lady sitting in the passenger seat said to the policeman, "Oh, don’t pay attention to him - he’s a smart-aleck when he’s drunk and stoned."

The guy from the back seat said, "I TOLD you guys we wouldn’t get far in a stolen car!"

At that moment, there was a knock from the trunk and a muffled voice said, "Are we over the border yet?"


"The answer to this last question will determine whether you are drunk or not. Was Mickey Mouse a cat or a dog?"


"Do you have any ID?"--- "About what?"


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


Burglars entered the Stout-Parke foundry last Sunday night, but as they secured no booty, nothing was said about it and the fact became known to but few.

An entrance to the building was effected by prying off the padlock fastening of the front door. The bull dog which stays in the building at night showed up the next morning with one eye very black and much swollen, and it is supposed he interposed, very forceful opposition when the unwelcome guests attempted to go inside, and that the "eye in mourning" was the mark of the fray.

Nothing was missed from either the office or shop, which fact may be due to the presence of the dog.

It will be remembered that that was the same night that the offices at the Viernow quarry and Thomas lumber yard were entered.

  Today's Feature

Team Policing Project.

The Carthage Police Department will begin its Team Policing project this week. This project is one that embraces the model of Community Oriented Policing, a 21st Century concept where law enforcement works with the community to solve problems, reduce crime and the fear of crime.

By partnering with the community in this project the police department hopes to see an improvement in an area that has been identified as having an increase in crimes such as assaults, thefts, property damage and peace disturbance. The area where officers will be making contact at every residence includes residences from Chestnut to Budlong and Clinton to River.

The two officers working on this project are Ptl. Ben Vogt and Ptl. Chad Harris. These officers will be working this assignment along with responding to calls for service in their assigned area. They will begin making contact with residents in the target area this week.

Officers will make every effort to work with the citizens to resolve many types of problems, including ordinance and nuisance violations, and some problems that are not usually handled by law enforcement.

Just Jake Talkin'

I’ve never stocked a root cellar myself. My grandparents used theirs on a regular basis.

It was located just out the kitchen door and I can remember goin’ in as a kid and seein’ all those potatoes stacked in bins. Only taters I’d ever seen came in sacks.

I’m sure there were other stocks of goods in the cellar, but all I remember is all those tater eyes watchin’.

It wasn’t a place we were allowed to play, and I didn’t much care at the time. We were much more content just yellin’ down the vent pipe and rollin’ down the earth slope that formed the roof.

As far as I can remember there was never a lock on the door. I suppose there wasn’t much fear of tater snatchers back then.

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 promised, I will begin today previewing the show plans for 2011 here at Hyde House Gallery of artCentral. Our exhibition schedule for this year is back to the usual number of showings as prior to our anniversary year, but still proves to be an exciting lineup. To begin, we will open on Feburary 25th with work of Brenda Sageng of Carthage. Brenda is primarily a painter, and her oil and mixed media painting "WAITING FOR REDEMPTION", an unusual triptych style formatted work, was first award winner last year in the Annual Membership Show. Brenda had a painting receive the Boylan awarded Underwriter’s Award the year prior in the same exhibition, and is a rising star in the area arts. We look forward to her opening show and what it will hold! The second presentation will open April 1st and will feature work by Dianne Baum, a well known area artist living in Crane, MO. Dianne shows her work in many area venues including the Joplin artwalk, the Springfield artwalk, and was recently the featured artist at FRESH in Springfield and written up with a lengthy article with pictures in the "Newsleader

Weekend Edition". She too is an area rising star. Third will be a group show of work from the Missouri Colored Pencil Society, and will no doubt feature beautiful work from quite a number of Missouri artists not seen here before. Next, our Annual Membership Show and barbeque picnic opening June 24th, which always proves to be an interesting and exciting exhibition. Following that will be an exhibition by Midwest Gathering of the Artists artist Raymond Popp, Willow Springs, MO. Raymond will bring his beautiful works here the week prior to the MGA show, and we look forward to featuring him prior to his appearance in that venue with those other artists. Following that will be a joint exhibition of work by artists Becky Golubski, Pierce City, and Crystal Manning, Carl Junction. These women will display both colored pencil and pastel works October 7-23rd. Our final exhibition of the year will feature oil painter Teresa Rankin who currently resides in Carthage, bringing to us current work by this prolific artist, who was alsofeatured in 2009 with great response. I know we have something for everybody in 2011, and look forward to YOUR visit to our gallery this year!

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