"You know you are getting old when you
stoop to tie your shoes and wonder what else you can do
while youre down there."
A young man was walking through a
supermarket to pick up a few things when he noticed an
old lady following him around. Thinking nothing of it, he
ignored her and continued on. Finally he went to the
checkout line, but she got in front of him. "Pardon
me," she said, "Im sorry if my staring at
you has made you feel uncomfortable. Its just that
you look just like my son, who just died recently."
"Im very sorry," replied the young man,
"is there anything I can do for you?"
"Yes," she said, "As Im leaving, can
you say Good bye, Mother? It would make me
feel so much better."
"Sure," answered the young
As the old woman was leaving, he called
out, "Goodbye, Mother!" As he stepped up to the
checkout counter, he saw that his total was $127.50.
"How can that be?" He asked, "I only
purchased a few things!" "Your mother said that
you would pay for her," said the clerk.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
He Was Tired of
Constable A. L. Yoder, of Alba, last
night brought in a young man from Alba charged with
stealing a horse at Clinton, Mo. The young mans
name is John Hoover. He was reared near Clinton and comes
of a good family. On the way to Carthage he told Mr.
Yoder that he took the horse, but had no intention of
stealing it. He was tired and took the horse from a
pasture, rode it to a neighboring village and turned it
loose, thinking it would go home again.
Hoover has been mining at Alba for
about three weeks. He has a half brother there who is a
steady, honest miner, respected by his acquaintances.
Hoover is now in jail here awaiting the arrival of the
Clinton officers who will probably be here this evening
and take him to Clinton tonight.
Department Flu Shots.
The Jasper County Health
Department will be holding flu and pneumonia
clinics in various locations for all residents of
Jasper County. The cost of the flu vaccine is
$15.00 and the pneumonia is $60.00 (cash, check,
Medicare Part B or Medicaid only). The Department
cannot bill supplements (i.e. Humana, AARP).
Residents are asked to wear a short sleeve shirt.
For more information call the Jasper County
Health Department at 358-3111 or toll-free *877)
Friday 9/30 from 9-10
A>M> Sarcoxie Gene Taylor Community Center
(218 N. 5th Street). No Appointment required.
Wednesday 10/12 from
1-3:30 P.M. at the Jasper County Health
Department (105 Lincoln Street, Carthage).
Thursday 10/13 from 9-10
A.M. Avilla School (400 Sarcoxie Street).
Childrens vaccine will be available at this
clinic. No appointment required.
County Jail Count
? September 29,
Including Placed out of County
Its amazin how
the feel of the atmosphere can make your mind
stop in a certain place in time. I suppose
its similar to the reaction most have
ta hearin an old tune on the radio. For
a few seconds, ya actually feel like you are
in another place.
Id guess that some
react with a negative thought when they hear
particular music or remember a day when the
weather was similar. Guess I just dont
pay much attention to those experiences.
Football was a positive
experience for me even though I was rewarded
with a broken collar bone and a smashed
finger. Those things just dont come to
the forefront for some reason. Course
those blows to the head may have some bearing
on my memory.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
ART NOTES from
Armstrong, Director of artCentral
After a bit of a hiatus we
return to our regular schedule once again, and
announce the opening of a new exhibition in the
Main Gallery of Hyde House October 7th. For the
first time, we welcome Raymond Popp of Mountain
Grove, MO to exhibit his wonderful acrylic
landscapes and nature paintings. If this name
sounds familiar it is because Raymond has
exhibited in the Midwest Gathering of the Artists
for each of the 13 years he has lived in the
Missouri Ozarks, showing his beautifully colored,
representational scenes. At this years
auction and show, his work "SUMMER FULL
& RIPE" sold for 900.00, although in
previous years his work has sold for much more.
Awards from that show include Artists
Choice and Founders awards in 2005,
Directors Award & Infinity Lighting
award in 2003, and the Helen S.Boylan award in
2008. Born in Pittsburgh, PA he grew up and
attended school in Los Angeles, Ca where he
learned the basics of art studying with
California artist James Beal. A natural interest
in art came from his mother and aunt, who
influenced him at age 13 to begin painting in
earnest. Nature became his primary subject
matter, both the landscape and wildlife of the
region. Moving to Missouri was prompted by
"the promise of cheap land!" he told
me. He currently lives on 40 acres in the rural
area of Mountain Grove. Popp 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. This show opens Friday, October
7th at 6:00 with the artists reception, and
all are invited to attend. His work will remain
in the gallery weekends, Friday- Sundays through
October 23. We thank Beimdiek Insurance for the
generous underwriting of this exhibition. Next
week I will tell you a bit about Raymonds
choice of media and style.
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