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Friday, October 7, 2011 Volume XX, Number 78

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?...The Nazarine Church will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive Thursday, Oct. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 200 Grand, Carthage.

today's laugh

Little Brother (to sister’s boyfriend): I saw you kiss my big sister, and if you don’t give me a nickel I’ll tell my dad.

Boyfriend: No, don’t do that. Here’s the nickel.

Little Brother: Thanks. That makes a buck and a quarter I’ve made this month.

Doctor: Nurse, how is that little boy who swallowed a quarter yesterday?

Nurse: No change yet.

What were all your chickens doing out in front of your house?

They heard some men were going to lay a sidewalk and they wanted to see how it was done.

Mammals are classified thus: man and lower animals. Of course, man does the classifying.

Why don’t you get out and find a job? When I was your age I was working for $3 a week in a store and at the end of five years I owned the store.

You can’t do that nowadays. They have cash registers.


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


A load of jack being hauled in from the Hayseed mines yesterday evening was the subject of an exciting controversy as to its ownership. It was being hauled in by the Lanyon Zinc company for shipment to the smelters in Kansas.

The jack had been attached by Constable Koontz several days before on a claim of Orchard & Keltner for coal and as soon as Constable Koontz learned it was being removed he took possession of it and had it dumped in his backyard.

The Lanyons claim that they bought the ore and paid for it before it was attached and they at once got out replevin papers in Webb City, after which they again loaded the ore in the wagon from which it had been removed and it was soon placed on a car for shipment to the smelters.

The question of rights in the matter will now be settled in court.

  Today's Feature

Stone’s Throw Theatre.

Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre is proud to present its upcoming performance of Lost in Yonkers written by Neil Simon and directed by Pete Schlau, in his directorial debut, assisted by Ray Goepfert. Lost in Yonkers was the first Simon play to win the Pulitzer Prize.

Widower Eddie Kurnitz leaves his young sons Arty and Jay in the care of his rather gruff mother Bella, who runs a candy store in Yonkers. Her other sons and daughters all have problems of their own, and all fear their stern mother.

Performances will be held at Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, 796 South Stone Lane, on October 20, 21, 22 and October 28, 29, 30.

For dinner shows: Thursday-Saturday doors open at 6:00 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm and show begins at 7:30 pm. Sunday performances, doors open at 12:30pm, dinner at 1:00pm with show beginning at 2:00pm. Prices are $22.00 for adults, $19.00 for seniors over 55, $19.00 for youth (13-18), $10.00 for children (6-12), $19.00 for Students with ID,Children 5 and under are free.Opening night, Veterans with ID - $15.00. 417-358-9665.

Jasper County Jail Count

192 October 6, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

The main problem with the cruise control bein’ available on cars today is that folks, includin’ myself, don’t want to disengage it once it’s turned on.

I don’t know ‘bout ever’one else, but the odds seem to be high that I will be movin’ up on a slow movin’ car at precisely the same time a car will occupy the left lane next of me.

In a hunderd mile trip, I can expect for this to happen at least once, more likely two or three times. I suppose I could alter the odds by drivin’ a little slower or a little faster, but I cruise at a comfortable speed. Just fast enough so as ta not get a ticket I suppose. I’ve heard the comment that I’m a half-fast driver. Somethin’ they don’t teach in drivin’ school.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Sponsored by Carthage Printing

Weekly Column

We at artCentral are pleased to offer as our next exhibition the paintings of artist Raymond Popp, Mountain Grove, MO. This show will begin on October 7th, with our artist’s reception at 6:00 at Hyde House Gallery, and if you have never attended an opening we invite you that Friday evening to enjoy refreshments with us and meet this talented artist. We are located at 1110 E. 13th, just up the hill to the east of the football field on 13th. This exhibition will be then open Fridays and weekends, noon to 5:00, through the 23rd. I explained in last week’s article that Raymond Popp is a regular contributor to the Midwest Gathering of the artists, and has been invited to present there for the 13 years that he has lived in Missouri. His medium originally was oil, but working with acrylic paints for the last several years has dramatically changed the style of his work. Acrylics have the immediacy of watercolor and the forgiveness of oils. He can paint very quickly with the acrylics in thin, fast washes or use the paints more thickly in opaque applications to change compositions or to cover up unwanted colors. They allow a free expression directly onto the paper because acrylics dry almost immediately. A rapid layering of many colors can be quickly accomplished without the muddying common with oils. The viewer is free to complete the painting by interpreting the layers of colors and random strokes of paint according to his own perception. Popp learned the basics of art studying with California artist James Beal, and nature became his primary subject matter, both the landscape and wildlife of the region. Moving to Missouri, he currently lives on 40 acres in the rural area of Mountain Grove. Raymond has taught painting at Grace & Glory Bible College in Mountain Grove and worked under contract with Century Marketing, Batesville, AR which marketed prints of his paintings with sales in excess of 100,000 units nationally. We thank Beimdiek Insurance for the generous underwriting of this exhibition.

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