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Friday, November 4, 2011 Volume XX, Number 98

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?...The First Presbyterial Church will have a Rummage Sale Nov 4 & 5 beginning at 7:30.

today's laugh

Some men go on a hunting trip. During the day, they separate into pairs. That evening, Willy returns with a twelve-point buck slung over his back. A hunter asks, "Where’s Jimmy our partner?"

Willy says, "He tripped a couple of miles back and couldn’t move another foot."

"You left him there and brought back the buck? How come?"

Willy says, "Well, I figure nobody’s gonna steal Jimmy."


A vacation nowadays fills most of the year. You go away in January, you get the pictures back in February, your bills in March, your health back in April, and your luggage back in May.


The tooth fairy, a low-priced attorney, and a high-priced attorney were in a room. On a table was a thousand-dollar bill. Who ended up with it?

The high-priced attorney. The other two were merely figments of his imagination.


My turtle wears "people-neck" sweaters.


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


Narrow Escape From Death of a Badly Battered Miner at Oronogo.

Passengers coming to Carthage yesterday evening on the Frisco inter-urban train report that a man got on the train at Oronogo junction, in a limping condition, with one arm broken and his face and head much battered.

He said he had fallen off a hoister platform, and that when he hit, his head and shoulders extended over the mouth of the shaft.

He was about to slip head first into the shaft when one of his fellow workmen caught him and saved him from death. The man did not state his name nor the shaft at which he was working, but it is thought he got off here and probably lives here.

  Today's Feature

City-wide Leaf Collection.

The City-wide leaf pickup program will run from November 1 through December 30, 2011. Citizens should call the Street Department at 417-237-7020 to be placed on the list for leaf pickup when the leaves are ready for removal.

Leaves should be placed in a narrow pile or row, in the grassy area between the sidewalk and the curb, but not in alleys. If the area is without curbs, leaves should be within five feet of the street. Leaves should not be raked into the street or into drainage ditches or swales.

Leaves should not be in cans or in plastic or paper bags. Only loose leaves will be collected. Areas should be free of tree limbs, rocks or other foreign objects.

Parked vehicles should be at least 15 feet away from the pile. City workers will not return to leaf piles that are passed over due to vehicle obstruction.

If leaves are not collected immediately the City asks that residents remain patient. A collection order will be observed all week, despite inclement weather or unforeseen delays.

Jasper County Jail Count

? November 3, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

An old sayin’ in the antique business is that anything is worth exactly what someone is willin’ to pay for it. It works with antiques, the stock market, and in puttin’ in streets.

Goin’ out for bids on big projects for the City is time consumin’ and a hassle for the bidders. It does however, seem ta keep prices in line and keep those pencils sharp.

What always seems strange is how sometimes the bids are so far apart for the same work. Most of the time there are pretty tight bids in the mix, but ever’ now and then they are all over the board.

Tryin’ to outguess bidders seems ta be next ta impossible. All you can do is play your game and hope for a little luck.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

Theresa Rankin returns after two years to Hyde House Gallery with a new group of oil paintings in a show she has entitled, "IN THE LIGHT." Theresa has shown with us before in a dual presentation in 2008 with fellow artist April Davis, and their joint presentation that year was very well received. Her beautiful paintings reflect soft realism with her excellent use of color and light, and she paints all subjects from the human figure to landscape and still life equally well. Born in Hollywood, CA, this artist knew she wanted to be an artist at 6 years old. Formal studies began at the University of Hawaii and University of Utah and continued with hard work. "I have always believed that art should speak to everyone. Capturing a place in time, an event or moment, and infusing it with emotion . . . are my highest priorities. To draw the viewer into this world, I tell the story through shapes of color and light expressed with brushwork and a solid design. The subject matter is unimportant . . . it is a subtle mixture of mystery, ongoing, light, beauty and a bit of un-reach ability that gives me the emotional reaction that in turn inspires me to paint." Residing currently in Carthage, she is a member of Oil Painters of America and has worked with artists John Burton, Jeff Legg, John Pototschnik and John Budicin and has had extended studies with Barbara Courtney and internet studies with Richard Schmidt via Katie Swatland. Her work has won numerous awards locally and nationally, and we are so glad to have her back with another beautiful display of new work. This exhibition opens Friday, November 11th at 6:00 with the artist’s reception, and will continue through December 4th. Come out and be with us to welcome Theresa, have some refreshments, and maybe cross off a few names from your holiday buying list!

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