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Friday, June24, 2011 Volume XX, Number 5

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?..The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes Monday, June 27 through Friday July 1. Areas will be sprayed in the evening of the day of area garbage pickup between the hours of 8 p.m. and midnight. Residents are asked to turn off attic or window fans when the sprayer is in their area.

today's laugh

from SAT tests given in in 2000 to 16-year-old students!

Q: Name the four seasons.

A: Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.

Q: Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink.

A: Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists.

Q: What is a planet?

A: A body of earth surrounded by sky.

Q: What are steroids?

A: Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs.

Q: What happens to your body as you age?

A: When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental.

Q: What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty?

A: He says good-bye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery.

Q: Name a major disease associated with cigarettes.

A: Premature death.

Q: How can you delay milk turning sour?

A: Keep it in the cow.

Q: How are the main parts of the body categorized? (E.g., abdomen.)A:

The body is consisted into three parts -- the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity. The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels, A, E, I, O, and U.

Q: What is the Fibula?

A: A small lie.

Q: What does "varicose" mean?

A: Nearby.

Q: Give the meaning of the term "Caesarian Section."

A: The caesarian section is a district in Rome.

Q: What is a seizure?

A: A Roman emperor.

Q: What is a terminal illness?

A: When you are sick at the airport.

Q: What does the word "benign" mean?

A: Benign is what you will be after you be eight.


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

The Canning Factory.

The Carthage canning factory is not in operation this summer, but may be opened this fall to can peaches and apples. J. H. Magee, one of the proprietors of the establishment says the factory is not operating because of uncertain business conditions last winter that did not justify putting out seeds to farmers who contract with us. "We expect to put out seeds again this winter," said Mr. Magee, "and will be running as usual next summer." Mr. Magee said, "to run the factory right we ought to have no less than 500 acres of ground cultivated for us. Farmers have usually found it very profitable to grow vegetables for us. Tomatoes, one of the chief vegetables we can, yields an average of 150 to 200 bushels to the acre. We usually pay about twenty cents per bushel for tomatoes at our factory door." The factory is a creditable institution for the City and gives employment to a number of hands, mostly women and children.

  Today's Feature

Carthage Group Considers

Purchase of the Boots Motel.

Carthage Historic Preservation has formed a group of interested individuals and board members in order to investigate options to purchase, restore and operate the Boots Motel located on historic Route 66. Members watched as the Boots Motel went on the auction block under foreclosure on the Jasper County Courthouse steps on Wednesday. The property sold for $105,000. Hometown Bank placed the sole bid.

The Boots Motel committee continues to review funding options while opening negotiations with the buyer. "Our main focus is to preserve a piece of not only Carthage history but also a cherished American icon," says Mark Elliff committee chair.

Recently, the Boots Motel was placed on the Society for Commercial Archeology’s list of 10 Most Endangered Roadside Places. The Boots Motel was built in 1939 and is treasured by Route 66 enthusiasts.

. "The Boots Motel is a next step in Carthage Historic Preservation’s efforts," says Carolyn Phelps, CHP Board President. "This is an exciting opportunity to fulfill CHP’s mission."

Jasper County Jail Count

219 June 23, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'


I like eggs cooked over medium. All that really means is that it is all cooked. Seems there are more definitions of what constitutes a cooked egg than there are fry cooks.

What seems amazin’ is the fact that they all got together and figured out ‘xactly what each definition means.

Over easy used ta be how I’d order eggs. All the sudden that meant the white wasn’t quite cooked. Over medium get that accomplished. The yoke sometimes gets a little over done, but that’s a small sacrifice.

I’d have ta guess that anyone who’s successful in the political arena is good at crackin’ eggs so the yoke doesn’t break. Maybe that somethin’ they should teach at politicians school. Even when ya want scrambled eggs, ya want to start out with a good unbroken yoke.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

Rain or shine! We will be hosting the Annual Membership Show at the Hyde House Friday night with our picnic outside and the art show inside, even if it rains! I think we will all be so happy to see rain that we will happily eat in it, but I do have the tents pitched outside for the faint of heart. We look forward to a good crowd that evening to participate in the food and fun, artCentral contributing the service, drinks, meat, beans, potatoes and eggs. Members are asked to bring a salad or dessert, and visitors and guests are just that--- "guests"! I am asking the adults to contribute $5.00 this year for their meals, something we have not done in the past, but like everywhere you go, things are more expensive and our budget is tighter this year I am afraid. Children under 12 will eat free. Come out and see who won t he awards this year—our juror, Laura Greene from the Uncommon Gallery and Hotel in Columbus, Kansas came this week and was most impressed with the variety and quality of the work. She has made her selections of three winners, and Beth Simmons of McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital, will be coming later to choose the Underwriter’s Award winner. We thank McCune-Brooks for underwriting this exhibition once again this year, a tradition started several years ago.

Last year there were 60 artists presenting, and I was a bit afraid we might not see our member artists from Joplin this year, but they came and we have 59 total participating, which is wonderful! Also, we will be honoring our longtime board president Don Knost, who is retiring from board service after 20 plus years of being active on this board and with artCentral. We thank him for his service and will recognize him Friday night for his service to both artCentral and the community at large, as his is a long a active membership in our organization. So I hope to see you Friday night at 6:00 for a nice time together, and we will continue the show on Saturday from noon to 5:00. This show will remain in the galleries through July 10th, and we will add some longer hours and days before the holiday, so call before you come to see if we might be open extra days.

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