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Friday, November 18, 2011 Volume XX, Number 108

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?...The First Presbyterian Church will have a rummage sale Nov. 18, 19 starting at 7:30 a.m. Chestnut & Lyon

Did Ya Know?...Cub Scout Pack 9 & Boy Scout Troop will have a dessert Auction Nov 21 starting at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

Did Ya Know?...Grace Episcopal Coffeehouse Concert will be Sat., Nov 19 at 7 p.m. featuring Lynn Sutter Adler and Lindy Hearne in Parish Hall, 820 Howard. $10 donation suggested

today's laugh

You are very clever, if I may say so.

You may say so, but not in front of these people.

You are very clever, but not in front of these people.


Policeman- "Have an accident, sir?"

Reveler (who has collided with lamp post)- "No, thanksh-just had one."


"It was so cold where we were," boasted the Arctic explorer, "that the candle froze and we couldn’t blow it out."

"That’s nothing," said his rival.

"Where we were the words came out of our mouths in pieces of ice, and we had to fry them to see what we were talking about."


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

His Brother is Dying.

J. L. Pentzer, the popular clerk in Wells’ drug store, left this morning for the bedside of his brother, J. W. Pentzer, who is dying of consumption at his home in Wilton, Ia.

What a Dollar Would Do.

It has been figured that the earning power of a dollar is greater than the earning power of a man.

If a man were to work every day, getting a dollar a day for each working day and live for 400 years, never taking a vacation and never having a sick spell that would force him to knock off from work, at the end of four hundred years he will have earned $135,200, while a dollar put out at ten per cent, and the interest compounded every six months would amount in the course of 400 years to some $333,000,000,000.

  Today's Feature


Billion Dollar Incentive.

This week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that up to $1 billion will be awarded to innovative projects across the country that test creative ways to deliver high-quality medical care and save money. The Health Care Innovation Challenge, funded by the Affordable Care Act, will also give preference to projects that rapidly hire, train, and deploy health care workers.

The Health Care Innovation Challenge will award grants in March 2012 to applicants who will implement the most compelling new ideas to deliver better health, improved care, and lower costs to people enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, particularly those with the highest health care needs. The Challenge will support projects that can begin within 6 months. In addition, projects that focus on rapid workforce development will be given priority when grants are awarded.

Interested parties of all types who have developed innovations that will meet the initiative’s goals of improving care, lowering costs, and creating health care jobs are welcome to apply.

Jasper County Jail Count

178 November 17, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

I suppose there are those livin’ in these parts that aren’t accustomed to the cold weather that comes through on occasion, but it always seems strange how much time tv news programs spend tellin’ ya how to keep warm. One reporter summed up a two minute spot with the profound advice to "bundle up."

"Put some clothes on!," I yelled to the tv set. How dense we in tv land must be to need this kind of scolding from strangers. I’m surprised I wasn’t instructed to check the thermostat to make sure the heater was on, or to not run around barefoot when there is ice on the ground.

Other bits of wisdom: The best way to keep from bein’ hungry is to eat somethin’. If you stick your hand in a fire, it will burn. Now there’s a real story.

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

artCentral’s last opening night occurred this past Friday with Theresa Rankin as our presenting artist in the last exhibition of the 2011 season here at Hyde House Gallery. This show, entitled, "IN THE LIGHT." features 23 representational paintings reflecting soft realism with Theresa’s excellent use of color and light, and includes a number of subjects. Additionally Theresa has brought a group of framed prints displayed in our Member Gallery. This exhibition will remain in both galleries through December 4th, weekends, Friday- Sunday noon to 5:00, closed Thanksgiving weekend. I am pleased to already have sold several paintings from this show and hope to sell additional ones as it progresses. Next up will be our first kids "Candy House Building" class on Sunday afternoon the 20th, and I am pleased to say this class is now full. I would consider a wait list if you still have a student aged 7-14 who might be interested. I would also note at this time, in addition to our own art exhibition, there are additional displays of some of our member artists’ art at both Koka Gallery downtown, featuring work by Steve Binam, and Cherry’s Gallery and Frame featuring paintings by Jason Sacran. Our town is very fortunate to have three places that art can be viewed at most any given time, and that is not counting personal galleries of several local artists who welcome patrons by appointment. I know that Jerry Ellis, Bob Tommey, Andy Thomas, Lowell Davis, Bill Snow, Robin Putnam and Larry Glaze all have personal work in their gallery-studios on display most any time. I would also recognize and welcome a new professional studio on the square, featuring work by Helen Kunze, Sarah Hall Huntley and Stacy Smith in a joint venture they call "Drawn" Together. It is upstairs on the west side of the square, is a working studio-gallery, and viewable by chance or appointment. Carthage is gaining in the art business, and we are proud of it!

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