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Wednesday, December 17, 2008 Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?...
Carthage Health & Rehab is offering a
free gift wrapping service to all Senior
Citizens on December 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1901 Buena Vista Ave., Carthage. Call
358-1937 for more information.
Did Ya Know?... VFW
Post 2590 invites the public to a craft &
goods show December 20, from 1:00 to 6:00
p.m. 16759 Inca Road, Carthage.
Did Ya Know?...
McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital will hold a
"Home for the Holidays" Chili &
Soup feed fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity
December 19th in the hospital Community Room.
$5 for adults, $3 for children, incudes chili
or soup, cookie & drink. Take-out
available by the quart by calling 359-1956 or
President Grover Cleveland went
on a fishing trip with two friends. Before they
left, they agreed that whoever caught the first
fish would treat the others to dinner.
Later, President Cleveland complained that his
friends were not fair. "They both had
bites," he explained, "but did not pull
up the fish."
"Then I suppose you had to buy dinner for
everyone," said a listener.
"No," President Cleveland answered with
a smile. "I didnt have any bait on my
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Royal Neighbors Dance.
The Royal Neighbors held
their regular meeting in the Woodmen hall last night and
in addition to the regular session, at which Mrs. E.H.
Wyatt was admitted to membership and Mrs. George Miller
initiated, the lodge membership enjoyed refreshments and
J.N. Graft, who has been
instrumental in establishing a number of creameries and
skimming stations in Kansas, has compiled some
interesting figures on the subject of the creamery
industry in the state. According to these statistics, the
Kansas farmers last year received for their milk and
cream the sum of $8,345,267.15.
Might Write for Them.
Those towns in the
Southwest which have no new railroads to talk about might
write to Santa Claus for one.
Childrens Christmas Party.
Police Departments Annual Childrens
Christmas Party will be held Saturday, December
20th from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Carthage
Memorial Hall. A gift, refreshments and
entertainment will be provided for invited
children. All children in attendance will receive
a $10 gift certificate, in addition to being
eligible for other prizes throughout the event.
entertainment will be provided by the Duke Mason
Band, which recently held an additional concert
fundraiser for the event.
be presented for entry. This year the attendance
is expected to be larger than ever with
approximately 800 invitations being mailed.
Party is organized by the Police Department as a
way to ensure that area children receive a gift
for Christmas. Cash donations are still being
accepted at the Carthage Police Department to
help offset the cost of the event.
The Public Safety
Committee meeting scheduled for Monday evening
was cancelled, and has been rescheduled for
Monday, December 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Old man winter sure gave most
of us a start this week. Makes ya start
thinkin bout all those things
youre supposed to do when cold weather
Havin an extra blanket or
two in the vehicle is somethin Ive
heard is a good idea. I cant say Ive
ever been caught out where Ive needed ta
bundle up ta keep warm, but a blanket dont
take much room.
Course there are those
that carry a set a jumper cables in the trunk.
Seems like the folks that carry em are
never the ones that need em though.
Flashlight is another good
idea. I like the multipurpose ones. They come
specially in handy if youre
helpin someone jump start their car. If you
dont have the jumpers, you can at least let
em borrow your blanket while theyre
waitin for a tow.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
|Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
This one bears repeating for all holiday
gatherings -- and, really, any gathering
throughout the year. When using plastic cups for
drinks, put out a marker so that guests can mark
their cup before filling. Less cups means less
waste, and its easy to tell whose cup is
"This might not be
a tip, but I think its pretty important.
When you dont have a home phone line, as so
many people dont these days, make sure you
have an extra cell-phone battery and that both
batteries are charged ahead of bad weather. Also,
for those who do have home phone service, make
sure you have a regular, non-battery phone, one
that is not cordless and that does not plug into
anything. When the power goes out, you want to be
prepared." -- T.T. in Michigan
"I know of two ways
to clean the glass doors on the fireplace. One is
to mix a paste of ash and water and a tiny bit of
dishwashing liquid, and use that to scrub soot
off. The other is those white magic
eraser sponges. Make sure you test a little
spot, though, because if you have etched glass
doors, the sponges can mess them up
sometimes." -- H.Z. in Vermont
"I use bar soap in
the bath, but I like to tuck the boxes into my
drawers after I open a fresh bar of soap. They
smell so good and fresh, and last a surprisingly
long time as drawer fresheners." -- K.S. in
"Heres how to
get more space in the fridge if you have some
dishes that are covered in plastic: Lay
chopsticks or kebab sticks across the lip of the
dishes, then stack them. This works so well for
us that we keep several chopsticks right in the
fridge for this purpose." -- C.B. in
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