Things Ive learned from my children
1. A king size water bed holds enough
water to fill a 2000 sq. ft. house 4 inches deep.
2. If you spray hairspray on dust
bunnies and run over them with roller blades, they can
3. Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes
smoke, and lots of it.
4. A six-year old can start a fire with
a flint rock even though a 36-year old man says they can
only do it in the movies.
5. Playdough and microwave should not
be used in the same sentence.
6. Always look in the oven before you
turn it on. Plastic toys do not like ovens.
7. The fire department in town has a
5-minute response time to my house.
8. The spin cycle on the washing
machine does not make earthworms dizzy.
9. It will, however, make cats dizzy.
10. Cats throw up twice their body
weight when dizzy.
11. You probably do not want to know
what that odor is.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
ARRESTED AT MIDNIGHT.
A. C. Loker Taken
on a Charge of
A. C. Loker, jeweler at H. P.
Halls, was arrested last night just before midnight
at his home on West Central Avenue by deputy Sheriff
Chas. Funstall, who arrived on the 11 oclock Frisco
train from Fayetteville, Ark. The officer was armed with
a warrant charging Loker with embezzlement. He also
brought requisition papers for the removal of his
prisoner from Missouri to Arkansas.
The deputy sheriff on reaching Carthage
hunted up the night police and was accompanied by Officer
Purcell to the home of H. P. Hall. They told him of the
charge and inquired for Lokers residence.
When Mr. Loker was roused and
acquainted with the fact that he was under arrest for
embezzlement, Mrs. Loker was completely prostrated. For a
moment she attempted to appeal to the officer not to take
her husband, but words failed her and she could not
speak. She fell in a swoon and Dr. Freed was called to
attend her. She is still very ill with nervous
prostration and friends re at her bedside today.
At 3 oclock in the morning Mr.
Loker went to the home of Mr. Hall and told him of the
trouble, stating that he must go to Arkansas with the
officer on the early Frisco train.
According to his account of the trouble
as told Mr. Hall, Mr. Loker lived at Fayetteville before
coming here. He was a jeweler there and on leaving had on
hand a number of watches to repair. These he turned over
to anther jeweler to repair and return, he being
hurriedly summoned here to work for H. P. Hall. Some
weeks ago letters of inquiry came from the owners of the
watches, and Mr. Loker referred them to the other
jeweler. The next he heard of the affair was the deputy
sheriffs knock on this front door at the midnight
Only one complaint was made in the
warrant, but the officers says there are others.
If Mr. Loker really turned the watches
over to another man to return, he certainly can be
accused of nothing more than carelessness, but if it is
proven that they were sold, the charge may prove more
serious. Mr. Loker has borne himself honorably in
Carthage, and the many friends which he and his wife have
made are loth to believe him guilty of a crime. The hope
is for a satisfactory adjustment of the difficulty and
his speedy return to Carthage.
CARTHAGE NAMED A
The US Department of the
Interior has announced the selection of Carthage,
Missouri, as a historic preservation Certified
Local Government (CLG). Carthage is the 51st city
in Missouri to be designated to be eligible to
receive state historic preservation grant funds
and technical assistance. The application for
this status was submitted after Carthage Historic
Preservation, Inc. agreed to partner with the
City to pursue historic preservation funding and
to maintain an inventory of historic structures.
Requirements for participation
in the CLG program include enacting historic
preservation ordinances, appointing a historic
preservation commission, conducting an on-going
survey and inventory of historic properties, and
conducting public outreach and education.
Carthage met all requirements according to City
Administrator Tom Short.
Mayor Mike Harris said,
"Carthage has always been noted for its
beautiful historic areas. Now we are working to
enhance our downtown and to protect our historic
heritage with like-minded partners, resulting in
an enthusiasm and can-do spirit that the city
could never achieve without them."
County Jail Count
198 September 1,
Including Placed out of County
As the temperature lingers
toward the upper 90s, the body starts
takin note. I can imagine the
popularity of the shade provided by trees
around the Courthouse before folks on the
Square before we had the luxury of air
conditioning. With just a little breeze, it
still pretty comfortable ta sit for a spell
and watch the daily movement of shoppers.
The fact is, there is
somethin more refreshing about a cool
breeze than the stagnant artificial cool of
Im not by any means
suggestin that we step back to those
pre ac days of yore, but the idea of folks
gatherin for a communal breath of fresh
air in the middle of the afternoon on the
Courthouse lawn still has some appeal.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
ART NOTES from
Armstrong, Director of artCentral
From time to time, I know each
of us goes through our homes and personal
"collections" for the purpose of
eliminating excess clutter and unwanted
accumulation. Unless we are candidates for
"Hoarders", a program on television
that features folks who have serious
psychological issues with too much
"stuff", we all feel better with a
freshly de-cluttered home or rooms. I hope those
of you who are "harboring" unwanted
books will go through these and if any unwanted
ones are in any way "art themed" will
consider a donation of these to artCentral, and
to our wonderful art library. Currently, we house
over 200 books that have either been accumulated
over the years, or donated recently by myself,
Jane VanDenBerg and others. As an art student in
college, and having received many art books over
the years, I decided it was time to move my
collection over here, and will still have the use
of my books when I want them, --- hopefully they
will be helpful to others as well. I have
organized the books in order of theme, subject,
and level, and we have an old fashioned card
catalog system that members may use to check out
books as they desire. We have history books as
well, and even some art-themed novels! I know
books are no longer "fashionable", and
that most students use the internet instead, but
in the field of art, I think the pictures are
worth a thousand words! Many of our larger full
color books are wonderful for the do it yourself
art student wishing to teach himself painting
skills, and I recommend them for that purpose,
and for inspiration. Join artCentral today and
come in to check out our art library, and if you
are one who has recently cleared away some
clutter, if old art books were a part of that
please give us a chance to receive them. Call me
at 417 358 4404 and I will even pick up your
books! Happy summer reading!
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