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Wednesday, December 10, 2008 Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?...
American Legion Post # 9 and D.A.V. Chapter
41 will hold a rummage sale Saturday,
December 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday,
December 14 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the
National Guard Armory in Carthage Municipal
Park. All proceeds dedicated to local
Did Ya Know?...
Carthage Business & Professional Women
are selling pecans and black walnuts to
support their scholarship fund. Call 358-9128
Did Ya Know?... The
Family Literacy Center, 706 Orchard, holds
classes in Spanish, English, Citizenship, and
Computers. Closed from Dec. 19 through Jan.
5, 2009. Call 417-358-5926 for more info.
"You say this fellow
Gunning is crooked?"
"Is he crooked? Say, hes so crooked
event he wool he pulls over your eyes is half
Proud Parent (who served):
"What I told you is the story of the World
His son: "But the army for?"papa, what
did they need the rest of
"Sophistication means not feeling guilty
about anything you do."
Hes such a pessimist he
would look for bones in animal crackers.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Dr. Jeffery to Webb
Dr. T.W. Jeffery of the
first M.E. Church preached last night at a revival
meeting being held in the Webb City church and the
following from Carthage went down to hear him: Mr. and
Mr. Ray Thompson, Miss Mabel Bacon, Miss Anna Hussey,
Miss Hussey, Miss Ethel Norton, Miss Marian Glenn, H.B.
Ireland, Willis Wheeler, C.T. Ireland.
Dined in the Country.
Judge and Mrs. Lamkin, of
Fleetwood farm north of the city, entertained the
following at dinner yesterday in honor of their son,
Harry and his bride who was Miss Fay Corwine of Carthage;
Mr. and Mrs. Geo Fleet and daughter, Miss Minnie, Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. Corwine, daughter, Miss Jane, all of Carthage.
Mr. Krensky and wife took
dinner yesterday with Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Daron.
University of Missouri Extension will be
sponsoring a Missouri Master Gardener program
beginning in January. The program is designed to
train volunteers in various aspects of
horticulture. The Master Gardeners participate in
a wide variety of community service projects and
assist University of Missouri Extension in
providing unbiased educational information to the
A person who
wishes to become a Master Gardener is required to
attend 30 hours of training, and agree to return
30 hours of volunteer service during the
following year. The fee is $125, but thanks to
the support of the Ozark Gateway Master Gardener
organization, the cost to those enrolling will be
Topics to be
covered in the basic sessions include an
orientation to the Master Gardener program; plant
physiology; winter tree identification and tree
care; soils and plant nutrition; woody
ornamentals; insects; annuals and perennials;
plant diagnostics; vegetable production; home
lawn and turf; and home fruit production.
To apply for the
program or to obtain further information, contact
Ed Browning or Janet LaFon, Courthouse Basement,
Carthage, MO 64836, 417-358-2158.
I thumbed a ride or two, back in the good old
days. Ever now and then I see a hitchhiker
out on the four lane. When I drive past, I know
what theyre sayin. Cant tell ya
here. I wonder if these are still the good old
days for those folks who are still hitchin
Course, you could say
that the good old days are just that period of
time that we didnt know any better. As much
as folks talk about it, I dont see many
settin up an outhouse and turnin off
Ridin a horse ta work
musta had its own peculiar hazards. I suppose
folks would get so they could overlook a
fellas wrinkled pants and a little dust on
his lapel. Not to mention the stuff on his boots.
Those musta been the real good
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
|Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
"I do a whole lot of traveling, and have
always done this when I go out of town. I try to
use up as much food as possible before I leave,
but I also freeze what I can in order to reduce
the amount of food I waste. I put a few ice cubes
in a tied plastic bag and put it on the shelf of
the freezer when I leave. If I come back to one
large ice blob, I know that the power has been
out for a substantial amount of time while I was
gone. Then I know that the stuff in the
freezer/refrigerator has to go." -- H.A. in
Heres a wonderful
tip from the Insurance Information Institute:
Keep your toolshed locked. You might not be
worried about losing that old shovel, ladder or
set of screwdrivers, but you might be worried if
someone uses them to break into your house. Lock
it up for safety.
If you have smelly
shoes, here is a "stocking stuffer" to
try: Take the foot portion of an old pair of
pantyhose. Fill it with tea leaves and stuff it
into the shoe. Leave for a couple of days. It
should soak up the smell. You can also use kitty
litter or charcoal, but I find that the tea
leaves leave a pleasant scent behind.
patent-leather shoes for the kids. To make them
shine (and to keep them from cracking), I give
them a good buff with plain old petroleum jelly.
Its cheap and works perfectly." --
O.C. in Wisconsin
When making cookies that
are dropped by teaspoon, dip your spoon in milk
before collecting the batter. It wont
affect the taste or the way it cooks, but it
makes it much easier to get a true teaspoon for
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