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Wednesday, August 20, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 44

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... Sign-up for the Fair Acres Family YMCA’s Girl’s Volleyball, Boy’s & Girl’s Flag Football and Cheer leading programs are taking place now at the Y located at 2600 Grand Ave, Carthage. Game practice will begin on Aug. 26th. Call 417-358-1070 for more info.

Did Ya Know?... Carthage Crisis Center Workdays Aug. 30th and Sept. 1st from 8 am to 4 pm at 100 S. Main Street in Carthage. Lunch will be provided. Call Marilyn or Brian at 417-358-3533 for more info.

today's laugh

Do you know the Arthur song?

No, what is it?

Arthur any more at home like you?

We’re going to operate on you. What will you have—gas, chloroform, or ether?

I always believe in patronizing home industry. Give me a local anaesthetic.

We had an accident over at our place yesterday. A terrific explosion.

What happened?

Well, I gave one of our chickens "lay or bust" feed and it turned out to be a rooster.

The bank just retuned that check.

Isn’t that splendid! What can we buy with it this time?

A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.


I.F. Wagner of Sarcoxie filed suit in the circuit court today against the Frisco railway for a total of $3,512.79 in damages. He makes claims on eight counts, basing his claims on the alleged damages resulting to car load shipments of strawberries sent out y him this spring.

Six of the cars went to Duluth, Min., one to Denver, Col., and one to Sioux Falls, S. D. The defendant company is charged with delay in forwarding and with careless handling of the shipment, resulting in the deterioration of the fruit before delivery at its destination and causing it to be sold at a discount.

H. L. Shannon is the plaintiff’s attorney.

Wanted – Marker and Mangle Assorter. Must be Intelligent and Handy with The Pen. Apply to Manager, Up-to-Date Laundry Co.


Today's Feature

Safety Committee Meeting.

The City Council Public Safety Committee met Monday evening and heard from citizen participant Sheila Crockford concerning the speed limit in Chapel Estates on Reata Ave. Crockford requested that the speed limit be lowered due to the number of children in the neighborhood. Police Chief Greg Dagnan told the committee that he could have the Department monitor the area and bring a recommendation to the next committee meeting.

Fire Chief John Cooper discussed bids for uniforms with the committee. Bid requests were submitted to 5 different companies, but only 2 bids were received, from Sports World and from Varsity Designs and Embroidery. Five items were included on each bid, and the prices for each item were different on each bid. Cooper recommended splitting the bids and using the lowest bidder for each item. The committee agreed and will forward to City Council the recommendation to purchase 2 uniform items from Sports World and 3 uniform items from Varsity Designs and Embroidery. Cooper also noted that due to high costs he would not be recommending the purchase of a storage building for hazardous materials.

Just Jake Talkin'


Spent last weekend around a lot a people, most of ‘em I didn’t know. Lotta things goin’ on at a fairly fast pace with little time for thinkin’ ‘bout what was goin’ on. It’s strange how interactin’ with people is so much different than just watchin’ an even as a spectator or watchin’ the tv.

The thing that is most different is the day after. Bits and pieces of the day before keep floatin’ to the top of the mind. It seems when ya actually participate in some activity, the brain pays more attention and it makes a more lastin’ impression. I suppose those who worry ‘bout kids playin’ so much with electronic games are concerned with the lack of real life interaction bein’ somehow shallow or lackin’. After all, nothin’ compares with a good game a checkers with grandpa.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Carthage Printing Services

Here’s A Tip

By JoAnn Derson


Got grilling questions? Here’s an invaluable resource for outdoor chefs: The Weber Grill-Line. Staffed by Certified Barbecue Experts, the Grill-Line is available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Central time. And it’s open 364 days a year -- closing only on Christmas. Take advantage of this expertise by calling 1-800-GRILLOUT (1-800-474-5568). Happy grilling, folks!

"Here’s a wonderful way to decorate a big, empty wall. I got a city map of my husband’s hometown and cut it into equal pieces. I framed each piece in large frames and reassembled them on the wall of his study. I get compliments all the time, and he uses the map as a prop when telling our sons stories of when he was growing up." -- S.S. in Colorado

Have you ever broken a light bulb while trying to remove it? Here’s an easy way to remove the end of the bulb without cutting yourself. Grab a regular white potato and cut it in half. Wipe any excess moisture and jam it into the broken glass of the remnants. Then twist. It really works!

A fun end-of-the-summer tip: "My kids love to play outdoors in the water. We fill a small plastic pool and splash about, but we upped the fun a few weeks ago by accident. I had two empty, clean honey bear containers (plastic jars shaped like bears, with a pointy spout screw-on cap) in the recycling, and the kids found them, filled them with water, and squirted away. They are fairly easy for even the young one to unscrew and refill, so they had lots of fun squirting each other, the house, etc." -- I.D. in Maine

Turn two sheets into a comfy duvet cover by stitching on three sides, then adding hook-and-loop tape or buttons to the fourth side. Stuff with a comforter and enjoy.

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