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Friday, January 7, 2011 Volume XIX, Number 138

did ya know?.


Did Ya Know?...The Salem Country Chruch at Red OakII weekly accoustic jam session starts at 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Bring your instrument or come to listen.

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

The doorbell rang, and the lady of the house discovered a workman, complete with tool chest, on the front door. "Lady," he announced, "I’m the piano tuner." The lady exclaimed, "Why, I didn’t send for a piano tuner." The man replied, "I know, but our neighbors did."


An eight-year-old kid says to his dad, "When I grow up, I want to be a musician."

The dad says, "I am sorry -- can’t have it both ways."


How does a guitar player make a million dollars?

He starts out with eight million.


One day the bass player hid one of the drummer’s sticks.

The drummer said, "finally! After being a drummer for so long, now I am a conductor!"


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

An Art Department Installed.

Madame Swope has taken a position with the Campbell-Wright Mercantile Co., and has charge of their art department. She entered upon her duties this morning. Their middle show window contains some beautiful specimens of her work today.

Blasting in an Excavation.

The parties who are excavating for the Elk’s club house put off two blasts yesterday — one during the morning and one about two o’clock in the afternoon. They resounded with a roar on the square.

Leveling Electric Line Track.

The section men on the electric line have been busy all day on South Main street raising low places in the rails and tamping them up to make the track run smoother.

  Today's Feature

Flanigan Files Anti-Stinch Legislation

Representative Tom Flanigan (R-127) filed a bill this week regarding odor emissions from recycling companies that convert animal parts into petroleum. The legislation proposed focuses on air and water pollution, and penalizing said companies for exceeding limits in either.

Under the provision of this bill, companies in persistent violation will forfeit any permits issued by the governing department. "Persistent violation" will refer to any such recycling company to be found in violation at least six times during any twelve-month period or at least twelve times during any thirty-six-month period. Proposed penalties for violating the bill will result in a fine of no less than ten thousand dollars and no more than thirty thousand dollars for each day the violation continues to occur.

Rep. Flanigan serves as the Appropriations - Health, Mental Health & Social Services Committee Chair and in addition to his duties as a member of the House Budget committee. He represents the 127th Legislative District, encompassing Carthage, Carl Junction, and rural Jasper County.

Just Jake Talkin'

Havin’ an older brother was a handy thing. He broke ground and established precedents that made me the natural beneficiary.

He fought the battle of bein’ allowed to put baby moon hubcaps on the family car long before I was behind the wheel. Seems there were some weeks when they were on only durin’ the weekend, but eventually they became standard equipment along with the dice hangin’ from the mirror.

I can’t remember if baby moons were still in style by the time I was drivin’, but the ability to make minor adjustments to the vehicle was established.

My brother soon discovered that decal in the window of the woodpecker with a cigar in its mouth was the absolute limit to his freedom to decorate. I was careful to avoid pushin’ that idea any further.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Columns


ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

Well, a new year is here, and new possibilities for artCenral! Hyde House Gallery enjoyed a bit higher profile in 2010 as we were celebrating a landmark anniversary, and more first timers passed through our doors, but now as we ease back into a normal schedule (and my board of directors breathe a sigh of relief!) we can assess where we are and where we want to be. January is a quiet month at the gallery, where the only activity is cleaning and a bit of painting, but not in the business office, as I will be beginning to create the mailing for the Annual Membership Drive for artCentral. In the past five years I have set apart this time to attempt to gain new members from our large guest list as well as the names from the various guest book pages from 2010, and we have done well, maintaining a slow but steady increase in our membership. We currently boast well over 200 memberships, many of which reflect couples and whole families! Sadly, we lose a few members each year due to death, moving, and other issues. Still, many of our members maintain their memberships from long distances, and we appreciate that loyality and interest. I hope to increase our numbers again this year, and if you are one who has spoken kindly of artCentral and our activities to me I hope you will join our active membership list in this new year. Letters will go out at the end of the month, and February is the month we hope to hear from many of you with positive responses! It is still possible to have a single membership for only 15.00 if you are a senior or a student. Individual memberships are only 25.00 for one year, and families 35.00. Our benefits are many, and include a quarterly newsletter, the first of which is scheduled to go out this month as well. Come join with us, and become a part of the only fine art organization in Carthage. I do not think you will be disappointed! Next week I will tell you a bit about our schedule for 2011 in the two galleries.

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