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Wednesday, April 23, 2008 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?... The
Ninth Hour Gospel Group of Joplin will be at
Union Chapel Methodist Church, Sunday, April 27,
2008 at 2:30 p.m. The church is located 1/2 mile
north of Legget & Platt Corporate Office on
CR 180. The public is invited and encouraged to
attend. There will be a freewill offering. For
questions, call 358-5683.
Did Ya Know?... Ray is
back, Country Gold Band, Dance at VFW 2590, April
26th, 8:00 - 12:00 p.m. $5.00 donation.
Did Ya Know?... Every 2
seconds someone needs blood. You can help, Give
Blood. Thursday, April 24 11:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
at Church of the Nazarene, Gymnasium, 2000 Grand,
Carthage, MO. Bring I.D. T-shirt to All
Presenting Donors! Call 1-800-GIVE LIFE for more
Did Ya Know?... A Guitar
Hero Tournament is being held at the Carthage
Junior High School Gymnasium at the corner of
River and Contennial, in Carthage, MO on
Saturday, April 26th. Registrations begins at 8
a.m. with Easy, Medium, Hard and Expert
divisions. For a small registration fee come and
enjoy this fun day. Prizes will be awarded in all
categories. All monies raised will benefit the
American Cancer Society, Relay For Life. For more
info or to register early call 417-310-0722 or
surprise dinners for the last six months. My son
went down in our basement and took all the labels
off the cans.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Forest Street Property
Leigh Dodwell of the Lewis
Reality Co. yesterday sold for L. S. Durham his small
cottage on Forest street to James Johnson for $600.
Leased Lots at Midway.
A. P. Hamilton and A. M.
Wallingford have just leased four lots of their rich
mineral land at Midway, to W. A. Comer, R. C. Friend and
J. W. Hutcheson of this city.
The cotton mill mass
meeting at the court house tonight is of interest to
every citizen. Let there be a large turn out. No
subscriptions will be asked.
Tisnt safe to
be a day without Dr. Thomas Electric Oil in the
house. Never can tell what moment an accident is going to
Two packages of coffee for
25 cents at W. H. Millers.
Festival Street Closure Request.
The Carthage City Council
Public Safety Committee met Monday evening in a
regular session. The committee heard a request
from citizen H.J. Johnson for a partial street
closure for the upcoming Carthage Acoustic Music
Johnson requested from the
committee the same closure procedure as has been
conducted in previous years, being that the
inside lane of the East side of the square be
blocked off beginning in the evening of Friday,
June 6th through 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 7th.
The free outdoor music event is scheduled to take
place all day on Saturday, according to Johnson.
Committee member Bill Fortune made a motion to
recommend the partial street closure to full City
Council with a recommendation to approve.
Mondays meeting was the
final meeting for two committee members; Mike
Harris and Tom Flanigan. Other committee members
and members of City staff thanked the
representatives for their service. The meeting
was also attended by new Carthage Police Chief
Greg Dagnan. Committee members welcomed the new
Chief and thanked Lieutenant Barry Duncan for
filling the position of Chief since the departure
of Dennis Veach last year.
Ive got a new pet.
Ive never actually seen
it, but I know its there. Ever time I
sit down for a minute or two, it demands my
attention. From the sound of it, Id say it
is a cricket.
I was sittin
listenin to it rattle off the other night.
Ive never listened to just one cricket for
any length of time before, it seemed to have
its own code. I dont know
xactly what it was sayin, but it kept
sayin the same thing over and over and
over. Then just when I thought it was done, it
would give out one last little, chirp-chirp.
Course spendin the
evenin tryin to locate the thing was
a real joy. This may be the answer to those folks
that think we all watch too much TV and need more
quality time with the family. Nothin like a
good cricket hunt for family fun.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities
Heres A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
"Heres one I use for
antiperspirant stains, as well as some other
stains: Make up a solution of salt, water and
vinegar and let items soak, sometimes overnight.
It doesnt always work, but it works enough
that I keep doing it! Thanks!" -- M.L. in
"If you get a small cut,
try sprinkling it with black pepper (finely
ground). It stops the bleeding right away, and
does not hurt or sting at all. I did this when I
accidentally nicked myself in the kitchen. It
worked! I rinsed it off after a minute or two,
and it still didnt bleed." -- J.J. in
"If you have a perpetually
itchy pet, it might not be fleas. I have a boxer
that was always chewing her paws and scratching
herself. I knew she didnt have a flea
problem, but the vet kept insisting. I took her
to another vet, who had me try a "restricted
ingredient" diet. It turns out she was
allergic to one of the ingredients in her dog
food. Shes a different dog now, much calmer
and happier. What a difference!" -- D.P. in
From J.P. in New Jersey,
heres a substitute for using candles during
power failures: "Most hardware stores and
home-improvement centers stock a battery-operated
lantern that sells for between $16 and $20, and
some last for days."
"This is going to sound
silly, but I really do have a hard time keeping
track of my keys. When I was taking down the
Christmas decorations this year, I decided that
the strong magnetic hook we use to hang the
wreath on our front door (its metal) would
do fine on the inside too. I hang my keys up as
soon as I walk in the door now, and they are
right there when I leave. Its worked this
far!" -- V.R. in Minnesota
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