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Friday, October 21, 2011 Volume XX, Number 88

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Did Ya Know?...Carthage Business Women of Mo. have Black Walnuts, Pecans for sale. Walnuts, $10 lb, Pecans, pieces/halves $13 lb.358-3505.

today's laugh

If Dad can remember so many jokes,

With all the details that mold them,

Why can’t he recall, with equal skill,

How many times he’s told them?


The luggage-laden husband stared miserably down the platform at the departing train. "If you hadn’t taken so long getting ready," he admonished his wife, "we would have caught it."

"Yes," the little woman rejoined, "and if you hadn’t hurried me so, we wouldn’t have so long to wait for the next one."


One day an elderly lady was shocked by the language used by two men repairing telephone wires near her home. She even wrote a letter to the company complaining. The foreman was ordered to report the happening to his superior. "Me and Joe Wilson were on this job," he reported. "I was up on the telephone pole and accidently let hot lead fall on Joe and it went down his neck. Then he called up to me, ‘You really must be more careful, Harry.’"


"Teacher, please excuse Willie-he caught a skunk."


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


Grant Mills Affects a Compromise in His Arson Case.

Grant Mills, who was arrested last week on the charge of setting fire to F.D. Porter’s barn while gloriously drunk is at liberty and if he does as he has agreed will not be further prosecuted on the charge of arson. He was brought into Justice Woodward’s court this morning where he agreed to pay all costs in the case up to the present time and also signed a paper agreeing to pay F.D. Porter $75 towards paying for a new barn to replace the one burned.

Mr. Mills says he did not set the barn on fire or if he did he does not know it. He says, however, he was found under suspicious circumstances and rather than give his mother the trouble and worry she would have if he fought the case in court, he would agree to pay half the expense of a new barn.

  Today's Feature

From The Minutes.

City Council Public Safety Committee.

The October 17, 2011 Public Safety Committee Meeting was held at the Carthage Police Department; with Chairman Rife calling the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

Citizens Participation

Mr. Mark Sponaugle, representing the Carthage Tech Center and Skills USA, presented information about the upcoming Carthage Christmas Parade. Mr. Sponaugle advised the committee the parade is scheduled for December 05, 2011; with the parade starting at 7:00 p.m.Mr. Sponaugle requested (several streets) be closed on December 05, 2011 beginning at 4:00 p.m. and continuing for the duration of the Christmas Parade. The request was approved by the committee.

Chief Dagnan advised the committee the Maple Leaf Parade and weekend events were a success, with only minor law enforcement incidents taking place. Chief Dagnan informed the committee his department worked a total of seven motor vehicle accidents on Saturday, as well as one domestic along the parade route during the parade itself.

Jasper County Jail Count

198 October 20, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

I suppose some science teacher told me once and I forgot. I caught part of the tv special the other night about the moon and it explained how the big cheese ball acts as a gyro that keeps the earth from tumblin’ end over end.

Mars doesn’t have that advantage and therefore doesn’t have predictable weather like we enjoy on occasion.

Next to the sun, our moon must be ‘bout the most important survival tool we have. They also said ever’ year the moon slips away about an inch. One a these millenniums it will literally drop off the planet. That should give the space program some real opportunities. When that happens, I’m sure folks will be amazed at all the fuss over that ancient problem of the housing bubble burstin’..

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

The wonderful Maple Leaf celebration last week was a huge success, and Mother Nature did not disappoint! I attended a meeting yesterday where it was reported the Chamber Office did not have any of the sometimes "minor" disasters at the last minute regarding the parade or square happenings, that all had gone so smoothly. I do want to report that on Friday night the Art Walk was well attended, and with the "Brat Feed" going on downtown on the Courthouse Lawn and the Art Walk, the square was quite full and bustling. I was pleased that new prints are now available of some of Richard Logsdon’s paintings, prints done by Koral Martin, and available at her KoKa gallery. Doris Logsdon and her grand daughter Erin Logsdon, Boston MA, were available to view the new prints and visit with viewers. But most importantly, the second annual Maple Leaf Plein Air Paint Out sponsored by Cherry Babcock and her "Cherry’s Gallery & Frame" was again, a huge success with six original paintings selling Wednesday night and an additional number sold on Saturday. As promised, the winners of the competition, judged this year by local artist Jerry Ellis, were as follows: first award to Jason Sacran of Ft. Smith, second award to Helen Kunze, Carthage, third award to John Lasater of Northwest Arkansas, and honorable mention to John Mills of Neosho. From these winning entries, several sold that night, but the remaining are viewable at Cherry’s Gallery on Howard, so if you missed the display at the Phelps House on that Wednesday, go by and take a look. Cherry tells me she had a wonderful day last Saturday with a number of Maple Leaf folks in addition to regular customers purchasing paintings. I know that this event will just get bigger and better next year, and thanks to all those folks who underwrote it for her. Now we enter our last weekend here at Hyde House of the current exhibition, that being "Shadows & Whispers", paintings by Raymond Popp of Mt. Grove. This show ends Sunday, so come over Friday- Sunday noon to 5:00, if you haven’t already done so, and take a look at these beautiful nature scenes done by this fine artist. I hope to see you!

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