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published every weekday except major holidays
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?...
Stones Throw Dinner Theatre will
present "Uh-Oh, Here Comes
Christmas" December 3-7 and 12-14.
Reservations are required at least 24 hours
in advance, and may be obtained by calling
358-9665, 358-7268, or by e-mailing
Did Ya Know?...
McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital will hold its
Annual Memorial Service for those who have
lost loved ones December 4th at 5:00 p.m. in
the hospital chapel across from the
cafeteria. For more information call
Did Ya Know?...
Winter Reading Clubs begin this week at the
Carthage Public Library with Garfield
programs "Some of My Best Friends are
Books" and "Top 10 Reasons to
Read" for ages 1-12 and the teen program
"Master the Art of Reading."
" Say, Joe, youre a
broker; cant you give me a tip?"
"I know something that is now about twenty,
and within six months I can guarantee it to be
"Sounds fine! What is it?"
"I hope you arent
afraid of microbes, " apologized the paying
teller as he cashed the school-teachers
check with soiled currency.
" Dont worry," said the young
lady, "a microbe couldnt live on my
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Notice to Organ
On account of a
misunderstanding we have decided to extend the time of
awarding the winners until Jan. 1, 09 and wish to
specially mention that the words must all be composed of
the letters used in the words (H.P. Hall J. and M. Co.)
No other letters used and the intention was and is now -
to confine this contest strictly to Jasper County, Mo.
A. H. Hubbard of Forest
Street was able to resume his work today after three
weeks at home with a badly sprained ankle. He travels for
a candy house.
Joe Milnes has taken a
position in the Wells-Wiggins wholesale grocery house and
has given up his trip to California.
A variety of beautiful
Christmas presents in kind and price at Miss
Knights sale at College Dec. 16.
Parade Float Winners.
The 36th Annual
Carthage Christmas Parade, hosted by the Carthage
Technical Centers SkillsUSA Chapter, was
held on Monday evening. The event was well
attended despite cold weather. Float winners are
Choice: Oakton United Methodist Church
Best Use of
Lights: Pauls Motor Electric
Marching Band, Sr.
High: Joplin Eagles
Marching Band, Jr.
High: Joplin South Middle School
Auto: Jim Leake,
Carthage Health & Rehab
Family Worship Center
Carthage Saddle Club
Carthage Burn Crew
Youth: Daisy Troop
SkillsUSA is a
youth organization, made up of high school
students who are enrolled in classes at the
Carthage Technical Center. These classes cover a
wide range of interests such as Electronics,
Health Services, Computer Maintenance, Carpentry,
Drafting, Auto Mechanics, and Precision
Machining. The organization is 100 members
strong. The main community service project of the
Carthage SkillsUSA chapter is the Carthage
Christmas Parade. SkillsUSA has been part of the
Carthage Christmas Parade since its beginning.
I suppose we all associate things with other
things in combinations that have some value to us
as individuals. Most of those values are
havin to do with emotional responses we may
not even be aware of.
The fact that most of us have
some fond memories is probly most evident
with the popularity of "Oldies" radio
stations these days. I would have ta guess that
hearin some Bob Wills tune on the radio or
Jerry Lee Lewis would evoke completely different
responses among various people. Probly more
to the point would be an early Elvis rocker.
Someone who was a younger teenager at the time
would respond completely differently from that
same persons parents. I doubt that many who
had kids durin that period would think of
records from that period as "golden
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
|Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
This year, some friends and I came up with the
brilliant idea of having a Christmas card swap.
We all have leftovers from years gone by, but we
cant remember whom we sent them to. We got
together for coffee and swapped leftover cards.
One of the group is very computer savvy, and she
had us bring our address books so she could print
labels for us. Its wonderful, and we expect
to do this for as many years as we can.
Recipe Substitutions: If
you need 1 cup of self-rising flour, use 1 cup of
all-purpose flour plus 1 1/2 teaspoons baking
powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Whats on sale in
December: Candles, loss-leader items (ask for
rain checks when available) and after-holiday
sales on cards, decorations and small gifts.
Need an emergency
ornament hook? Unfold a paper clip to get a hook
on either side. Hang away!
"I just got a big
batch of baby clothes from a friend. Many of them
were stained around the neck, and I thought they
would be mostly unusable, but my mom came over
and soaked them in hot water and OxyClean. It was
amazing. Almost all of the stains came out! The
moral of the story is: Trust Mom and dont
give up on stained clothes." -- T.K. in
Just a reminder: The
American Dental Association recommends replacing
your toothbrush every three to four months. As
the bristles get frayed, its effectiveness is
reduced. So while you are out shopping for
friends and family, pick up something for
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