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Friday, September 30, 2011 Volume XX, Number 73

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. There will be a pet blessing on Sun. Oct 2 in the Barking Lot of the Grace Episcopal Church, corner of Chestnut & Howard. at 5 p.m. All animals and friends welcomed.

today's laugh

"You know you are getting old when you stoop to tie your shoes and wonder what else you can do while you’re 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, "I’m sorry if my staring at you has made you feel uncomfortable. It’s just that you look just like my son, who just died recently." "I’m very sorry," replied the young man, "is there anything I can do for you?" "Yes," she said, "As I’m leaving, can you say ‘Good bye, Mother’? It would make me feel so much better."

"Sure," answered the young man.

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 Walking.

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 man’s 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.

  Today's Feature

Health 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) 879-9131.

• 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). Appointment required.

• Thursday 10/13 from 9-10 A.M. Avilla School (400 Sarcoxie Street). Children’s vaccine will be available at this clinic. No appointment required.

Jasper County Jail Count

? September 29, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

It’s amazin’ how the feel of the atmosphere can make your mind stop in a certain place in time. I suppose it’s 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.

I’d 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 don’t 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 don’t 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 mostly,

Just Jake Talkin.’

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Weekly Column


ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally 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 year’s 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 Founder’s awards in 2005, Director’s 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 artist’s 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 Raymond’s choice of media and style.

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