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Friday, June 3, 2011 Volume XIX, Number 240

did ya know?.


Did Ya Know?.. Unemployment specialists will be on hand at 730 S. Wall Ave., Joplin through Friday, June 10 to help people file unemployment claims.

Did Ya Know? ...Anyone who lost a job due to the tornado may qualify for a temporary job through the Missouri Career Center. You must be registered with them by going to You can register now.

today's laugh

The problem with the designated driver program, it’s not a desirable job. But if you ever get sucked into doing it, have fun with it. At the end of the night, drop them off at the wrong house. - Jeff Foxwor

Instead of getting married again, I’m going to find a woman I don’t like and give her a house. - Lewis Grizzard

You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, "My God, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!" - Dave Barry

Work is for people who don’t know how to fish.

A woman asked her grand daughter, "How do you like your new baby brother?"

"He’s o.k.," she said. "But there were a lot of things we needed worse."


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

Jail Conditions and Jailors.

It seems almost a miracle that disease is not more prevalent and that some of the prisoners do not actually die from the effects of a term in jail and such would be the condition if not for the care of Deputy Sheriff Plummer, who has charge of the jail. The cage is scrubbed thoroughly once and often twice daily with disinfectants used liberally. Two prisoners are in the jail suffering from gunshot wounds; Harry Needles, who was shot in the leg at Springfield while endeavoring to escape from an officer, and Jim McAfee, who was wounded in the leg and shoulder in an attempted holdup at Joplin. McAfee concealed the fact that he was wounded until he was on his way to Carthage and stuffed tobacco into his wounds to prevent bleeding. The tobacco cure seems to be a good thing as he is recovering rapidly. Both men have been furnished cots and are kept in the "bull ring" or corridor which surrounds the cage.

  Today's Feature

Carthage Relief Effort Update.

Thanks to David Haffner, Director, President & CEO of Leggett & Platt, & Josh Marsh of KZRG, we filled the need for masks! Thanks Gentlemen.

I appreciated the help of the youth group and their adult leaders from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for bringing vehicles and manpower to load and deliver the supplies.

Also, a huge thanks to the Central Reform Congregation out of the St. Louis area for bringing needed supplies and over $1,000 in gas and gift cards that were requested by and we gave to Catholic Disaster Relief Center.

Here are requests for today::

Long Handled Stir Spoons, Hamburger Buns, Propane Gas for Grills, Shampoo & Conditioner, Plastic Bins, Gatorade or Powerade

You can drop things off at the Y in Carthage – 2600 S. Grand

Bob Brower

Executive Director

Fair Acres Family YMCA

Jasper County Jail Count

195 June 2, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

My uncle didn’t like to have more than one food type on his plate at a time. I notice that most who enjoy the various buffets around town don’t have that hang up. ‘Course there does seem ta be a pattern that some adhere to.

There is the natural tendency to always put the bread or roll on top of the heap I’ve noticed. Some like ta use the bread for soppin’. Ya don’t see much of this in restaurants, mainly at the kitchen table durin’ harvest season.

Some foods just work together I guess. Pork and beans, ham and beans, anything and beans. Why not pork and corn or ham and peas? There is corned beef, but I don’t think that counts.

I think it’s more habit that taste. ‘Course most of us have more bad than good in both categories.

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

The current exhibition here at Hyde House gallery is work by five artists from the Colored Pencil Society of America, and two junior/student artists. I am pleased to tell you that they are Natasha Petersen and Fredy Garibay. Both of these are students at Carthage High School and were present at the opening. Natasha was born in Russia and relocated to Missouri in 1994. She says, "I really enjoy mixing the ability of colors and complete control of the medium. Colored pencils are very blend-able and portable where paints can sometimes be cumbersome, and Prismacolor offers a high quality, realistic shine that brings out the many different images I have in my work." This artist has six pieces in the exhibition. Fredy Gariday says, "After trying many mediums this one stood out, as I really enjoy using it for the great flexibility and ability to create a more defined color." These two young artists are in our Member Gallery currently, and all the work will again be shown this weekend, noon to 5:00 at Hyde House. artCamp registrations are coming in very slowly, so if you have intentions of sending yours back, please do so as soon as possible. I have now identified 14 Joplin members that probably have received some damage from the recent storms, and we mailed a letter to each of these asking for their status and what we might do to help. One of our artCamp teachers, Martha Goldman, emailed me today that she experienced complete loss of property after riding out the tornado in her closet inside her rental home. I hope that we hear from the remaining 13 members, and that they have better news than Martha did! Come out and see our current exhibition this weekend.

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