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Friday, July 29, 2011 Volume XX, Number 29

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. The Carthage Crisis Center Presents A Free Furniture and Appliance Distribution for Tornado Survivors and other Needy Families At 9 AM on Saturday August 6, 2011 at 100 Main Street.

Did Ya Know?..The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29. Areas will be sprayed between the hours of 8 p.m. and midnight the day of garbage pick-up.

today's laugh

A Congressman was once asked about his attitude toward whiskey.

"If you mean the demon drink that poisons the mind, pollutes the body, desecrates family life, and inflames sinners, then I’m against it."

"But if you mean the elixir of Christmas cheer, the shield against winter chill, the taxable potion that puts needed funds into public coffers to comfort little crippled children, then I’m for it.

"This is my position, and I will not compromise!"


A man & a redheaded woman are standing at a cocktail party when the woman says to the man, "You look just like my third husband."

"Oh, really?" says the man. "How many times have you been married?"

The redhead answers, "Twice."


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

Boys Dig Through Wall.

Using a piece of a broken handle of a bureau drawer and the rung of a chair broken off to a point as tools, Austin Logan aged 15, and Oliver Jones, 14, dug through a 14-inch wall on the fourth floor of the four courts building, and in broad daylight crawled through the opening and escaped.

Ring the Dinner Bell.

J. W. Miller on West Highland avenue, has frying chickens weighing from one to two pounds each for sale this week.

Bought an Oak Grove Lot.

R. C. Worthington today bought a lot in Oak Grove from G. C. Smith, paying $250 for it.

This month is the time to subscribe for Bell telephones and have your name in the new directory next month. Rates for residences are one dollar a month.

  Today's Feature

Visioning Committee Proceeds.

The City appointed Downtown Visioning Committee met Wednesday morning to begin to develop a long range development plan that would be submitted to the City for consideration.

The Committee agreed that the formation of a 501(c) non-profit structure would be the most advantageous for future grants and projects. The Committee has no seed money or income at this time and now functions as a voluntary advisory committee of the City. Several contacts were suggested to assist in the formation of the corporation and follow-up reports will be submitted at the next meeting.

Committee Chair Janet Stafford suggested that committee members begin to prioritize the various aspects of the report produced by the Drury University. Committee member Keith Zoromski volunteered to build a web site that could be accessed by the committee members to log their preferences and produce a list of top priorities.

The committee was formed to consider enhancements to the downtown area and act as a sounding board for the community.

Jasper County Jail Count

205 July 28, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

I was pretty excited ‘bout my first bicycle. Lookin’ back, it wasn’t much. It had hard rubber tires, no coaster brake or brakes at all. It was direct drive and no real pedals, just pins stickin’ out where pedals used ta be.

It wasn’t new by any means when I took possession. In fact, it had handle bars taken from a much larger bike and a seat welded on it to make it fit.

The learnin’ process consumed nearly a full day, from sun up to sun down.

My neighborhood had giant cracks in the sidewalk, seems I was always goin’ up hill and the only thing green was the grass growin’ up in the gravel roads. It was an eventful day for me.

I went directly to bed without mendin’ scrapes and bruises or even eatin’ supper that night. Slept mighty good as I recall.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’

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Weekly Column


ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

As I write today, we are in the middle of the last week of artCamp, and it has been a good year with 58 students as of today, participating in 29 classes which were all held. It has been a long two weeks, but I want to thank my 8 teachers, Tom Jones, Sean Fitzgibbon, Cheryl Church-Saving, Randy Wright, Martha Goldman, Megan Hudson, Anne-Marie Gailey and Beth Lawson, all the aides who assisted on the days we were full, and the spouses who made deliveries, carried trash, picked up and unloaded supplies. To the kids and the parents, thank you for your interest and participation. I hope the classes were truly fun for you and your kids. I appreciate the attendance at the second annual Kid’s ArtCamp Exhibition last Sunday afternoon. I think we had a wonderful display of the art created by the students thus far that weekend, and thank those who took the time to attend. The pottery is fired and ready for pick-up in the Pottery House, and that is always both a fun as well as a sad time, to open the kiln and see what survived firing and what didn’t—we had a few funerals over some of the kid’s work which decided, for whatever reason, to "give up the ghost" in the kiln, but the kid’s know that is part of pottery making, and constant successful results are never guaranteed! Last and most importantly, I thank our generous Trusts, the Mary & Kent Steadley Trust and the Kolpin Foundation, for their assistance with their most generous gifts awarded to us this summer, without which we would not be able to successfully hold artCamp, and to the Carthage Council for the Arts and our loyal patrons, Sandy Higgins, and others who have given funds and pledged help with scholarships as they might be needed. Thanks to our various artists who have pledged commissions from the sales of their art to scholarships, Lora Waring and Cheryl Church-Saving, and to the donors to the Logsdon Memorial fund here at artCentral. It all works together to make camp happen, and we thank you all for a great year this summer!

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