A Congressman was once asked about his attitude
"If you mean the demon drink that
poisons the mind, pollutes the body, desecrates family
life, and inflames sinners, then Im against
"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 Im for
"This is my position, and I will
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
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
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.
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
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.
County Jail Count
205 July 28,
Including Placed out of County
I was pretty excited
bout my first bicycle. Lookin
back, it wasnt 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
It wasnt 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
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
Just Jake Talkin
ART NOTES from
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
Kids 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
didntwe had a few funerals over some
of the kids work which decided, for
whatever reason, to "give up the ghost"
in the kiln, but the kids 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
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