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Friday, October 28, 2011 Volume XX, Number 93

did ya know?.

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

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 don’t need anything."

"How about an aluminum pan?"

"No. Go away. I don’t want a thing."

"A battery-operated clothes brush?"


"Notions? Thread?"

"If you don’t leave, I’ll whistle for the men in the fields!"

"Do you want to buy a whistle?"


A boy entered a grocery store and said to the storekeeper: "Gimme a dime’s worth of asafetida."

The storekeeper tied up the package and the boy said: "Dad wants you to charge it."

"All right; what’s your name?"


"Take it for nothin’," he said, "I ain’t goin’ to spell ‘asafetida’ and ‘Shermerhorn’ for no dime."


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

Filling The Big New Silo.

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.

  Today's Feature

Fire Dog Certified.

On Oct 20-24, 2011, Jasper County Sheriff’s 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 CADA’s 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 Sheriff’s 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 K9’s 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 Sheriff’s Office K9 teams.

Jasper County Jail Count

? October 26, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

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 ever’one.

Since close to a fourth of the City’s 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 we’ve grown accustom to.

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

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 year’s 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 Cherry’s 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 & Associates.

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