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Wednesday, April 23, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 218

did ya know?

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 information.

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 417-434-0338.

today's laugh

We’ve had 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 Sold.

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.

‘Tisn’t safe to be a day without Dr. Thomas’ Electric Oil in the house. Never can tell what moment an accident is going to happen.

Two packages of coffee for 25 cents at W. H. Miller’s.


Today's Feature

Acoustic 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 Festival.

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.

Monday’s 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.

Just Jake Talkin'


I’ve got a new pet.

I’ve never actually seen it, but I know it’s there. Ever’ time I sit down for a minute or two, it demands my attention. From the sound of it, I’d say it is a cricket.

I was sittin’ listenin’ to it rattle off the other night. I’ve never listened to just one cricket for any length of time before, it seemed to have it’s own code. I don’t 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

Here’s A Tip
By JoAnn Derson

"Here’s 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 doesn’t always work, but it works enough that I keep doing it! Thanks!" -- M.L. in Georgia

"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 didn’t bleed." -- J.J. in Florida

"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 didn’t 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. She’s a different dog now, much calmer and happier. What a difference!" -- D.P. in N.D.

From J.P. in New Jersey, here’s 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 (it’s 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. It’s worked this far!" -- V.R. in Minnesota


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