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Friday, September 2, 2011 Volume XX, Number 54

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes on Monday August 29 through Friday September 2. Areas will be sprayed in the evening of the day garbage is picked up between the hours of 8 p.m. and midnight.

today's laugh

Things I’ve 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 ignite.

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.


A. C. Loker Taken to Arkansas

on a Charge of Embezzlement.

A. C. Loker, jeweler at H. P. Hall’s, was arrested last night just before midnight at his home on West Central Avenue by deputy Sheriff Chas. Funstall, who arrived on the 11 o’clock 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 Loker’s 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 o’clock 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 sheriff’s knock on this front door at the midnight hour.

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.

  Today's Feature


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."

Jasper County Jail Count

198 September 1, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'


As the temperature lingers toward the upper 90’s, 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 mechanical refrigeration.

I’m 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 mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Column


ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally 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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