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Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?....Carthage
Crisis Center will hold its Labor Day Weekend
Workdays, Sat. Aug. 30th and Mon. Sept. 1st at
100 South Main Street, Carthage, Mo from 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Skilled and
unskilled people welcome. Call Marilyn or Brian
at 417-358-3533 for more info.
Did Ya Know?... The
first annual Falling Leaves Festival will be held
Sept. 6th, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Located at 104 N
Locust in Pierce City. Featured will be antique
quilts, handmade crafts and lots more. Call
417-476-5844 for more info.
Have any big men ever been born
No, only little babies.
And this is where the great
No wonder! I almost tripped
over it myself.
Have you known Phyllis long?
Oh, yes. Ive known her
ever since we were the same age
Is that the head cheese over
No, maam, the boss
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
one of the old and respected residents of the city, was
stricken with paralysis this morning at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Mahlon Thornton on East Fourth Street,
where he makes his home.
When he did not come down to breakfast
this morning at the usual hour, his room was visited and
he was found lying on the floor helpless and unable to
It was a first feared that his case was
very serious, but this afternoon he had so far recovered
that he was able to sit up and speak a few words, so it
is hoped that he can soon recover.
FIREMEN IN JOPLIN
A number of the old firemen and several
members of the city council went to Joplin on the 12:25
electric line care this afternoon, to take part in the
big parade of firemen at the tournament which opened
there today. Several had gone on earlier cars and were to
meet the others on their arrival.
Foundation Names Director.
Carthage R-9 School Foundation
Board has chosen a Foundation Director. Vicki
Cash began work as Carthage R-9 School Foundation
Director on August 11, 2008. "Im
grateful for the opportunity to serve the
Carthage community, and the students and faculty
of the Carthage R-9 School District," said
Mrs. Cash. "Im looking forward to
assisting those within the community who are
interested in partnering with the foundation to
provide expanded opportunities for our
Mrs. Cash has lived in Carthage
most of her life, and is a graduate of Carthage
High School. She has a background in marketing,
special events and fundraising. Mrs. Cash worked
at Precious Moments, Inc. for 15 years, serving
as Collector Relations Manager for six years. For
the past year, she served as a consultant for
Freeman Foundation, Joplin. Mrs. Cash is also a
writer for Show Me the Ozarks magazine.
Current R-9 Foundation
president Mark Westhoff said, "The Carthage
R-9 Foundation is very excited and pleased to
have a new foundation director with the skills
and qualifications that Mrs. Vicki Cash brings to
our organization. She has a true connection to
our community and our schools. We look forward to
a long and fruitful partnership between Vicki and
the R-9 Foundation as we all continue to work
together for the benefit of our students as well
as our district."
The Carthage R-9 School
Foundation secures funding for scholarships, as
well as special school programs or needs that are
not included in the school or department budgets.
Mrs. Cash will be coordinating the
foundations first major fundraising
project, the Alumni Football Game, scheduled for
Saturday, October 11. For more information about
the game or Carthage R-9 School Foundation,
please contact Vicki Cash at 359-7000, ext.
The annual delinquent tax
certificate sale was held on Monday, August 25 at
10:00 a.m. in the third floor of the Jasper
County Courthouse. Information received from
Jasper County Collector Stephen Holt notes the
results from that sale.
281 properties were offered in
the sale, of which 160 were sold. The total
amount collected during the sale was $241,923.44.
In the previous year, 251 properties were offered
for sale with 163 having been sold. The total
collected in that year was $199,215.87.
Ive never understood why
they put an eraser on a red pencil. In the first
place, those wieldin such an instrument is
supposed ta be lookin for mistakes, not
makin em. But even more to the point,
as a youngster I saw more than one attempt to
erase a red check mark on a less than perfect
paper. I never saw anyone ever successfully erase
a red mark.
Typically, after a futile
attempt, there would be some effort to hide the
mark with a doodle or two, or a random line meant
to cover the obvious.
Course these observations
were t the relatively young age of under 10.
Those attemptin to fool their parents or
other classmates hadnt yet grasped the real
art form of hidin mistakes. One lesson was
ta never use a red pencil.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
By JoAnn Derson
"If you have open cabinets
in your kitchen (or see-through doors), try
painting just the insides of the cabinets a
different color from the outsides. It makes a
nice, cheap change." -- C.A. in Arizona
Its still hurricane
season. Get prepared by grabbing a few extra
canned goods or a gallon of water on each trip to
the grocery store. Youll beat the rush when
a tropical storm is on its way.
"After school has started,
its a great time to get a jump on supplies
for next year; EVERYTHING goes on sale. I get the
list for the next years class and stock up.
Also, its nice to pick up any items for the
teachers wish list when those things get
discounted." -- R.L. in Pennsylvania
Clean your sponge in the
microwave. Just wet it, and zap it for a minute.
Let it cool before you take it out.
"If youre having
trouble making it to doctor appointments, check
with your citys social services or your
religious organization. Many will arrange a ride
for you, as I found out last month. I had to be
away from home for an extended period of time and
was not able to take my grandmother to her doctor
appointments. I was about ready to arrange taxis
in advance at quite a cost when our pastor
offered the churchs help. For free! I also
have found out that our city has a program
through public transportation for this." --
M.K. in Florida
Need buttermilk for a recipe?
Heres a healthy substitution: For one cup,
use 15 tablespoons of skim milk plus two
tablespoons of lemon juice.
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