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Friday, March 4, 2011 Volume XIX, Number 176

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?...Grace Episcopal Church will have "Breakfast For Dinner" for Shrove Tuesday, March 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. All you can eat pancakes, sausage, drink $6 - $3 twelve and under.

today's laugh

A Texan rancher comes upon a farmer from Maine. The Texan looks at the Mainer and asks, "Say, how much land you think you got here?" Mainer: ‘Bout 10 acres I’d say." Texan (boasting): Well, on my lot, it takes me all day to drive completely around my property!" Mainer: "Yep, I got one of them trucks too."


A man traveling through the country stopped at a small roadside fruit stand and bought some apples. When he mentioned they were awfully small, the farmer replied, "Yup"

The man took a bite of one of the apples and exclaimed, "Not very flavorful, either."

"That’s right," said the farmer. "Lucky they’re small, ain’t it?"


The sooner you fall behind, the more time you will have to catch up.


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


So Says a Visitor Who Thinks Carthage Very Fortunate in Having so Many.

"The noble oaks seen in so many door yards and along so many streets in Carthage are a most precious heritage," said a Carthage visitor today.

"Doubtless many of your citizens do not fully appreciate them, being so used to seeing them. But I know many a fine city which does not have a single one within its limits, and yet would give much to have them.

"The oak is one of the most artistic of trees and lends a great charm of variety among the maples, elms, catalpas and other trees, which you also have in abundance. It would take patient care and a long time to replace these oaks if it were desired to start them from the beginning. As it is they are in place just as the forest produced them. They are at hand, ready-made to fit where wanted, as it were.

"Many of these oaks have been more than a hundred years in the making,"

  Today's Feature

VITA Temporarily Closed.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site at The Neighborhood Center-The Literacy Center at 706 Orchard in Carthage will be closed for the next 2 Saturdays (March 5 and March 12) and Wednesday March 9. It will reopen on March 16 and will be open each Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 to 5:00 and each Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. For appointments the Literacy Center, 358-5926 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

Federal and State tax returns will be prepared and e-filed free-of-charge for individuals/families with less than $49,000 annual income and who do not file returns that require Schedule E or Schedule F,



George Washington Carver National Monument invites the public to attend a film, entitled, Ida B. Wells, Crusader for Human Rights. This 30 – minute film explores the life of Ida Bell Wells, 1862 – 1931. She challenged and condemned lynching in the South. Her work as a teacher, journalist and human rights activist brought worldwide attention to this brutality. The film will be shown on March 4, 5, & 6, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. There is no charge for this event.

Just Jake Talkin'

There are some thing that our ancestors just didn’t have to deal with.

Like havin’ to live with one knife short of a full set ‘cause it got stuffed in the sink disposal. Nothin’ more aggravatin’ than a knife with the tip chewed up. Specially when you’re eatin’ peas with it.

‘Course those same ancestors never had ta worry ‘bout the electricity goin’ off in the middle of their favorite tv show. Like they say, it’s a good thing Edison developed the light bulb, or we’d have ta watch tv in the dark.

They also never had ta worry ‘bout runnin’ outa gas. From what my grandad told me, the biggest problem with horse drawn carriages was the opposite, too much gas. He said a little perfume in the oats didn’t help that much.

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

What a wonderful start to a new year! We had excellent attendance at our opening night for artist Brenda Sageng at Hyde House gallery this past Friday, and I want to thank all who attended as well as those members of my board who were there and lent a hand to me in the prep and clean up. I am coming off of a knee replacement a month ago, and am not in full speed as yet, but in spite of that little infirmity, feel great and do not see the general momentum slowing here at the gallery. It is grant writing time, and I will take a moment to recognize and thank those local entities that make living in Carthage such an unusual experience for a not-for-profit organization. In addition to our various underwriters who assist us with expenses for the various exhibitions we are also in great debt to the Kent & Mary Steadley Trust, the Helen Boylan Foundation, Ruth I. Kolpin Foundation, and the Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri. These various foundations do not always each award to artCentral yearly, usually for the children’s artCamp held each summer, but all have considered our requests in the past and at one time or another, awarded our requests with a grant amount that they deem appropriate. I want to publicly thank each of these, their boards and administrators, for this courtesy and for considering our needs and what we are trying to do for the community. And I cannot forget our own trust officer, Lora Honey Phelps who manages the trust at UMB for our own Hyde House, and is very receptive to our facility needs here as her budget allows. If it were not for these generous Carthage based funds, we would not in any way be able to do what we enjoy doing here, that being bringing art opportunities to our area. Thanks you folks for what you do for us! Please stop by this weekend for a look at the wonderful exhibition by Brenda Sageng, Friday through Sunday noon to 5:00 daily.

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