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Friday, March 25, 2011 Volume XIX, Number 191

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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

today's laugh

The National Game warden put out a warning to all hikers in his area. Warning that they should wear small bells on their boots so not to startle the bears. To distinguish the grizzly bear the notice read-- small bears droppings are small with nut and berries in it. Grizzly bear droppings are much larger with nuts and berries and little tiny bells in it.


"As I’m sure you can understand," she started off with one of the first applicants, "in a business like this, our personal integrity must be beyond question." She leaned forward. "Mr. Peterson, are you an honest lawyer?"

"Honest?" replied the job prospect. "Let me tell you something about honest. Why, I’m so honest that my father lent me $15,000 for my education, and I paid back every penny the minute I tried my very first case."

"Impressive. And what sort of case was that?"

The lawyer squirmed in his seat and admitted, "He sued me for the money."


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

Pocketbook Lost and Found.

Mrs. G.C. Kellogg lost her pocketbook containing $42 in the gutter in front of the First National bank this afternoon. Oran Henning picked it up and left word a the bank and stores near by. A half hour later Mrs. Kellogg recovered her property. She was fortunate to recover it, as not everyone would have been as honest in the matter as was Mr. Henning.

Dog Returned.

W.E. Hufft, one of the barbers at Ed Murdock’s shop, is happy over the return of his dog, "Sport." The animal has been missing since Thursday morning, but came home today. It is supposed that someone kept the dog tied up and that he only escaped this morning.

‘Tisn’t safe to be a day without Dr. Thomas’ Electric Oil in the house. Never can tell what moment an accident is going to happen.

  Today's Feature

Show-Me State Games.

This May, the Show-Me State Games and Missouri Beef Industry Council are offering a new fun and healthy event for families in Carthage and nearby areas.

The Show-Me State Games / Missouri Beef Industry Council Fun Run will be held May 7 at the Joplin Regional Stockyards in Carthage. These family-friendly 5K and one-mile runs will include mud pits, hay stacks and trivia along the way.

Runners will receive wholesome, nutritious beef following the run.

The event is $25 for pre-registered adults and $10 for kids 12 and younger. In addition, runners will receive a free t-shirt and participants can be a part of a similar run in Columbia on June 11 for no additional fee.

The one-mile family run will begin at 10 a.m. and will be followed by the 5K at 11 a.m. A beef meal will be served to runners around noon. For more event details, visit

The Show-Me STATE GAMES was established in 1985 as a non-profit program of the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Health.

Just Jake Talkin'

At an auction a while back, I accidentally got in on the biddin’ when I scratched an itch on my nose. I didn’t want the thing and I had ta wait until it sold to scratch again. You know how it is, once you bid, they watch ya real close, keep glancin’ at ya and pointin’ like it’s your duty ta bid again if ya bid once. I was even afraid to twitch my nose.

I finally had ta turn and walk away ta scratch, but the guy followed me, pointin’ like it wasn’t legal to leave after a bid.

When I wanna bid on somethin’, I usually make a deliberate, unnatural motion, so as not to be confused with scratchin’. I always figured scratchin’ my nose was a personal thing anyway, I don’t want anyone lookin’.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

To continue from last week, I was preparing our viewers for the next show due to open April 1st, watercolors by Dianne Baum from Crane, MO. As I noted, Dianne joined the art community a bit later, after her retirement from a career of school librarian, but says she always followed her artistic urges during that time, creating and assisting artistically in school activities. Beginning with the media of photography, she explored a series of photos of brightly colored lawn chairs lined up, called her "chair series." She worked it up on her computer, printed it, and it sold. "I did a whole series of photos on chairs," she said. Then, moving into watercolors, Baum allowed emotion to help color the surfaces. Some of her watercolors have subtle, "hidden messages", usually Biblical or poetic references incorporated into the scenery. Some are more visible, becoming part of the primary swirls and curls of color and movement. Baum has incorporated her watercolor artworks into beautiful handmade note cards and a unique line of domino necklaces where an image of hers is adhered to the back of an antique domino piece, then drilled for a chain and signed to be worn. "These were featured in December’s gift buying guide in the Springfield Newsleader." Baum told me. The month before, she was the featured artist at FRESH Gallery in Springfield, and the Newsleader did a feature on her then as well, along with a number of colored images of her work. "I sold a lot of art after this was in the paper," she told me. "I sell a lot of cards and I’ve sold some major works as well as a result of this publicity." She continues her pursuit of "fresh art", designing and creating colorful works to match a theme or series sparked by her imagination. Showing in two major venues in Springfield, she is obligated to produce quite a lot of work regularly and in addition, create the work that she will be bringing to her exhibition here at artCentral! I look for a nice selection of both small and larger works, along with her jewelry and original greeting cards to be displayed during her time with us, which is April 1st through the 17th. Come and take a look!

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