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Friday, March 18, 2011 Volume XIX, Number 186

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?...Magic Moments Riding Therapy is currently in need of assistance for Saturday morning classes. Volunteers should be at least 14, have some horse experience. 325-4490

Did Ya Know?...Men’s Auxiliary VFW Post 2590 will host a Brunch Sunday March 20th 9:30-11:00 $5 per person. Open to the public

today's laugh

An Antartian was playing a trivia board game one night. It was her turn, she rolled the dice and landed on "Science & Nature." Her question was, "If you are in a vacuum and someone calls your name, can you hear it?" She thought for a time and then asked, "Is it on or off?"


It was the day of the big sale. Rumors of the sale and an advertisement in the local paper were the main reasons for the long line that formed in front of the store by 8:30, the store’s opening time. A small man pushed his way to the front of the line, only to be pushed back amid loud and colorful curses. On the man’s second attempt, he was punched square in the jaw and knocked around a bit, then thrown to the end of the line again. As he got up the second time, he said to the person at the end of the line: "That does it! If they hit me one more time, I don’t open the store!"


Radioactive cats have 18 half-lives.


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


Dr. W. B. Jones, a practicing physician of Galena, has made a bas-relief reproduction of the court house of this city in card board. The doctor is an enthusiast on architecture and his reproduction of the magnificent court house is said to be his finest production.

On the board surface of a piece of pine, Dr. Jones begins his structure, first cutting into regular widths cardboard of the desired color, he fastens them with pins, in curve and angle, upon the board until the outlines of the building begin to take form. Then the gables, cornices, windows and balcony take places until, after all the elaboration is finished, one sees before him a structure perfect in every detail. The copy of the Carthage court house is three by four feet, and its inception was the result of a wager between Dr. Jones and another gentleman who boasted of a superior skill in bas-relief architecture that his later actions strongly belle; for after getting sight of the doctor’s work he has remained a silent boaster ever since. The creation is enclosed in a deep frame covered with glass, showing a south and east view and is perfect in perspective and exact in proportion from the great wide stairs leading from the green lawn, to the clock in the tower, showing its face in the original to be more than 100 feet above the surface. All is complete in white card-board except the cornice which is in color and the windows which are in silver paper, giving the effect of reflected sunlight.

Nearly 14,000 pins are used in putting the structure together, their shiny heads adding much to the attractiveness of the view. A picture of the bas-relief architecture is in the possession of the writer, but it shows but poorly the vast amount of labor expended by Dr. Jones upon this wonderful work.

  Today's Feature

Public Safety: Busy Agenda.

The following issues are scheduled to be discussed at Monday’s Public Safety meeting to be held in the Fire Department at 6:30 p.m.

a.) Bobbi Schrader of Schrader’s Towing – Request for Business to be Put Back on the City Towing List

b.) Diane Sharits – Councilwoman Request to Review/Revise the Ordinance Which Does Not Allow Dogs to be Chained/Tied in a Yard

c.) Request for Closing the Square in June for Alpha Omega Covenant Church – Children’s Crusade per Heber Mendoza

d.) Diane Butler – Request Waiver of Vendor Sales at Kellogg Lake for the Stang Gang Car Show on April 30th

e.) Wendi Douglas – Convention & Visitors Bureau, Discuss Cannons & A Waiver of the Statute Regarding Discharging of Firearms Within The City

Police Department

a.) Create a No Parking Zone on 6 Street Between Orchard and Fulton

b.) At the Recommendation of the Street Department - Create a No Parking Zone from Central to 2nd on Howard Street

Just Jake Talkin'

The dad of a high school friend a mine always used ta tell him that it didn’t cost anymore ta keep the top half of his ‘57 Chevy’s gas tank full than it did the bottom half. ‘Course he owned a gas station.

I once ran out of gas and coasted to a halt directly in front of a driveway just as the lady (?) drove up ta pull in that particular drive. "If ya can’t afford the gas, ya shouldn’t own it," she comforted, in a snide voice.

And, of course, my granddad’s observation that it’s not the initial cost of a diner table, it’s the upkeep that’s expensive.

Then the classic, "Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth," and I would add, "unless ya have ta feed it."

‘Course all these pearls of wisdom are naturally more useful as advice to others rather than self improvement.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

The move has been made, and if you are a regular customer of the local Sirloin Stockade you will have some new art to gaze upon, that of our most recent artist Brenda Sageng. Go by and take a look at her paintings which should remain there through the month of April. I am currently organizing the information on our 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 "Whimsical Watercolor." Dianne is a fairly new artist-member of artCentral and shows a lot of work in various galleries in the Springfield area. She was recently featured in the insert magazine, the CONNECTION in the Springfield Newsleader, which featured Dianne and her work, with multiple photos of her studio and some of her paintings. They said, "Dianne Baum’s personality is effervescent. The cup that holds her life overflows with bubbles of happiness, enthusiasm, contentment and love of God, family, friends, hearth, and home." Her address is Crane, but art fills her home with is located in rural Aurora where walls are painted light colors and stenciled with words and phrases that have special meaning to her. Paintings and photographs adorn the walls in every room. Some were gifts from artist friends or purchased pieces that struck a chord deep within her, or images of her own that have been photographed and framed. Baum began her artistic adventures when she retired as librarian from the Monett School District in 2006. She joined the Mozark Artist Guild in Monett and took a couple of classes from George "Papa" Tutt and Doug Hall, and she was on her way! She has explored her creativity through the mediums of photography, painting, and mixed media, making one-of-a-kind items that require more than a second glance. Next week I will tell you what you can expect to see in her exhibition here at artCentral next month!

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