If Dad can remember so many jokes,
With all the details that mold them,
Why cant he recall, with equal
How many times hes told them?
The luggage-laden husband stared
miserably down the platform at the departing train.
"If you hadnt taken so long getting
ready," he admonished his wife, "we would have
"Yes," the little woman
rejoined, "and if you hadnt hurried me so, we
wouldnt have so long to wait for the next
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.
TO HELP PAY FOR THE
Affects a Compromise in His Arson Case.
Grant Mills, who was arrested last week
on the charge of setting fire to F.D. Porters 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 Woodwards
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.
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.
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
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.
County Jail Count
198 October 20,
Including Placed out of County
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 doesnt have that
advantage and therefore doesnt have
predictable weather like we enjoy on
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, Im
sure folks will be amazed at all the fuss
over that ancient problem of the housing
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Carthage Printing Services
ART NOTES from
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 Logsdons 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 "Cherrys 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 Cherrys 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 havent
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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