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Friday, March 11, 2011 Volume XIX, Number 181

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?...The Carthage Humane Society is asking for donations of canned & dry dog food and old newspapers due to an unusual amount of puppies coming into the shelter. Call 358-6402

Did Ya Know?...Spare Cat Rescue will host "Tom Cat Tuesdays each Tuesday in March. Low-cost neuter clinic. Call 358-1300 for appointment.

today's laugh

Father Murphy walked into a pub in Donegal, and said to the first man he meets, "Do you want to go to heaven?"

The man said, "I do Father."

The priest said, "Then leave this pub right now!" and approached a second man. "Do you want to got to heaven?"

"Certainly, Father," was the man’s reply.

"Then leave this den of Satan," said the priest, as he walked up to O’Toole.

"Do you want to go to heaven?"

"No, I don’t Father," O’Toole replied.

The priest looked him right in the eye, and said, "You mean to tell me that when you die you don’t want to go to heaven?"

O’Toole smiled, "Oh, when I die, yes, Father. I thought you were getting a group together to go right now."

Remember, half the people you know are below average.


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

A Big Spider.

In the east show window of McMillan & Durham’s store is a huge, hairy, red tarantula, a wicked looking old fellow. Lee Durham brought it in this morning from the McNerney quarry north of town, where it was captured by Tom Gatlin.

It was no easy matter to get this spry and poisonous old fellow. Tom picked him up on a shovel and kept him there with a heavy stick. Lee got an old can with the lid half open, and with sticks they pushed the spider into the can. In pulling the stick out the spider clung to it. Lee pushed him back with a cob and snapped the lib shut at the same time.

The four-year-old child of C. O. Wine, living northwest of Carthage, fell from the family carriage yesterday and the loaded vehicle passed over it just below the ribs. Dr. Whitney was called but found no internal injuries.

  Today's Feature

Public Safety: From the Minutes.

Wendi Douglas was present to advise the committee of an Art Walk being put on in conjunction with the Convention, Visitors Bureau and asked that the hours at City Hall and the Civil War Museum be extended to stay open until 8:30 p.m. on Friday April 15th and open Saturday April 16th between the hours of 10:00 am and 3:00 p.m.

Ms. Douglas also advised the committee that July 22nd and 23rd another Art Walk would be held.

In addition on July 23rd, the Annual Greater OZ British Motoring Club will be holding their car show and would request permission to set up barricades for the show in conjunction with the City sidewalk sale. Barricades would be setup after 3:00 p.m. on July 23rd,

Permission to close the internal part of the square and the South side was requested and to allow the cars to be backed into their parking spots.

Mr. Greninger made a motion to allow the extension of the lobby hours at City Hall on Friday April 15th & July 22nd for the Art Walk along with being open on Saturday April 16th and July 23rd. All were in favor, motion carried.

Just Jake Talkin'

I’m thinkin’ they oughta put no passing lanes in the grocery stores.

Right turn only at the intersection of isles might be helpful also. After a complete stop of course.

I don’t think they need speed limits, but possibly some 15 minute parkin’ zones. If ya can’t find what your lookin’ for in 15 minutes, ya gotta push your cart around the block and try again.

Of course a main part of the problem with negotiatin’ through the stores is the fact that things aren’t ever in the same spot for more than a week or two. Folks aimlessly wanderin’ through the store lookin’ for that bottle of salad dressin’ they got here last month. Bound to be some collisions from people rubberneckin’ as they pass the isles. Now there’s a reality tv show.

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

Hard to believe that we are facing the last weekend of our wonderful first show of this year, the paintings of Carthage artist Brenda Sageng! If you have not yet been by, please make an effort to do so sometime between noon and 5:00 this coming Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Monday, I will be replacing some of the fine work of Ken Southwick at the Atrium Gallery in the Carthage Sirloin Stockade with some of the paintings from Brenda’s display, so if you miss her here you can catch some of the highlights over there. Meantime, we are planning for the next exhibition to begin April 1st here in the Main Gallery, that being paintings by Crane, MO artist Dianne Baum in a new show entitled "Whimisical Watercolor." Dianne is a fairly new artist-member of artCentral and shows a lot of work in various galleries in the Springfield area. She is surely to bring to us a fun and interesting group of pieces and this show you will not want to miss! As we continue to "sproose up" the gallery upstairs, I look forward to our first show in the newly painted Member Gallery, and hope for anyone interested to hold a small show of their work to contact us if they want to consider it. It is not necessary to have a lot of work for that smaller space and even two or more artists could go together if you wish to show. I am always happy to talk to interested artists, so give me a call if you have a desire. I am currently drawing up the letter to mail to my kid’s artCamp teachers asking them for their new ideas for classes for camp 2011, which will occur this year July 18-30th daily, except Sundays. If you have a child who is 8-14 and is interested in being on our mailing list, I will be glad to add them to our current list of former students if you will give me their/your address. Call 358-4404 or email Those kid mailings should go out in early May. Hope to see you this weekend at Hyde House!

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