This man was a dogcatcher in his small town, but
he lost the job one day. He caught the dog.
In a fairly remote section of the
Ozarks still served by the itinerant peddler, one knocked
on a farmhouse door. Seeing him, wife said, "I
dont need anything."
"How about an aluminum pan?"
"No. Go away. I dont want a
"A battery-operated clothes
"If you dont leave,
Ill whistle for the men in the fields!"
"Do you want to buy a
A boy entered a grocery store and said
to the storekeeper: "Gimme a dimes worth of
The storekeeper tied up the package and
the boy said: "Dad wants you to charge it."
"All right; whats your
"Take it for nothin,"
he said, "I aint goin to spell
asafetida and Shermerhorn for no
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Filling The Big New
The work of filling the big new silo at
the Harrington Dairy Farm is going on rapidly this week.
About fifteen tons of sorghum cane per day is being
chopped up fine and poured into the silo, which is really
a big vat, air tight except for being open at the top.
The cane, though growing thickly in the field, has
attained rank proportions and some of it is nearly ten
feet high. One of the men handling it says that he
estimates that $1,000 worth of sorghum syrup is going
into the silo. The stuff thus chopped up and packed away
is called ensilage and may be made of any growing crop
cut up green. It is fed out to stock in the winter in a
perfectly fresh condition, just like canned fruit from a
jar. Farmers would be interested in seeing this silo
filled and note the way it is built. Of course Major
Harrington, having 42 milk cows as well as other stock to
feed has built his silo on a larger scale than the
average farmer would need.
On Oct 20-24, 2011, Jasper
County Sheriffs Detective Chris Carriger
and K9 partner Ashes, attended the 2011 CADA
(Canine Accelerant Detection Association)
national conference and certification in Raymore,
Missouri. The training was hosted by the South
Metro Fire Department and included members from
Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Arizona, as well as
Missouri. K9 Ashes and Detective Carriger as a
team passed each of the 5 proficiency exams with
a stellar performance. Detective Carriger was
selected to serve on CADAs board of
directors for a 2 year term after showing
proficiency in K9 handling and training
procedures as well as knowledge of legal issues
with K9 use. The Jasper County Sheriffs
Office Accelerant K9 team is now recognized
nationally to be used to detect accelerants used
to start fires. The K9 team received many
different areas of instruction in use of
K9s in the detection of accelerants and
different techniques. The K9 team was prepared in
training by Sgt. Thomas Crossley, who heads up
the Jasper County Sheriffs Office K9 teams.
County Jail Count
? October 26,
Including Placed out of County
This is the time a year
when all those pennies ya paid in sales tax
start ta be counted up for the year end
totals. This is when the old "shop at
home" sayin really starts ta make
some sense for everone.
Since close to a fourth of
the Citys income comes from sales tax,
it is a critical component of the annual
budget. Jasper County is even more dependent
on Sales tax. Around 40% of the general
revenue comes from that source, and close to
$3 million that goes to keep the County roads
up to par.
Due to the volatile nature
of that income stream, countin on sales
tax is a little risky. The up side of course
is that folks livin outside of the
particular area help support the local
government when they do their shoppin.
Spendin all you can locally helps ta
maintain the quality of life weve grown
This is some fact,but
Just Jake Talkin.
ART NOTES from
Armstrong, Director of artCentral
I know we are supposed to be in
a recession and one would think that art would be
the last thing some would be investing in at this
time, but the success that our last artist,
Raymond Popp enjoyed in this past exhibition with
us makes me think otherwise! Raymond sold six
original paintings and three prints, and today
when he returned from Mt. Grove to pick up the
remaining art he told me that both paintings that
he had recently entered into a show at West
Plains, MO had both sold as well. I am very happy
for him and appreciate those who purchased his
art, and now as this most recent exhibition ends
we thank once more our underwriter, Beimdiek
Insurance, for their assistance in expenses. Now
I look towards our last exhibition for the year,
our annual "holiday exhibition". This
years presenting artist is local painter
Theresa Rankin, and her work never disappoints!
Theresa is such a prolific artist, that if you
saw an exhibition of hers even last week
somewhere, this week she would probably have all
new paintings. I am excited to see what she will
bring to us this time at Hyde Gallery, in this
her most recent show since 2008. I will have the
holiday decorations out, and guests will enjoy
some "holiday cheer" while they view
the art. Meantime, look for a group of framed
prints by Raymond Popp that I will be hanging at
the Atrium Gallery inside the Sirloin Stockade
this week, and a selected group of his originals
were reserved for hanging in Cherrys Custom
Frame & Gallery here in Carthage, for sale
along with other wonderful paintings and artwork
she always has available. Put November 11th on
the calendar for the next exhibition here at our
gallery, underwritten by our friends at Schmidt
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