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Monday, February 18, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 171

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... GIVE BLOOD, The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive at the Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand, Carthage, Thursday, Feb. 21 from 12:30pm to 6:00pm. Refreshments & T-shirts to All Donors. Please bring your Donor Card or Photo I.D.. For more info call 800-GIVE-LIFE.

Did Ya Know?... VFW Post 2590 Carthage Presents Classic country artist "Lallie Bridges" from Branson, Mo February 23. 8:00pm to 10:00pm. Tickets $4.00 each Doors Open @ 7:00 Come join the fun! For more information call (417) 358-1657.

Did Ya Know?... February 26th, Ribbon Cutting at Digitally Speaking, 11:00AM. They are celebrating the new location of Digitally Speaking at 409 S. Main in Carthage.

Did Ya Know?... 4th Annual TRIVIA Night, Friday Feb 29th, doors open at 5:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Auditorium. $100 per team, food & snacks incl., cash & prizes to be awarded. For more info call Carthage Chamber, ask for Amber at 358-2373

today's laugh

Teacher (to little girl learning to write)- "But where is the dot over the i?"
"It’s in the pencil yet!"

Betty- "How did mama find out you didn’t really take a bath?"
Billy- "I forgot to wet the soap."

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

Alba Class Photographed.

The Alba graduating class, 23 in all, were photographed on Saturday by S. L. Van Hoose. This is the largest class Alba has ever had, and they made a fine appearing group.

Chas. Spates, a well known man of Carthage, has returned after several years’ absence at Kansas City and elsewhere.

Bought McGregor Street Property.

By deed filed today, H. P. Cristy bought of Edward W. Trott a house and lot on the west side of McGregor street north of Oak street for $1000.

Ladies, read this catalogue of charms. Bright eyes, glowing cheeks, red lips, a smooth skin without a blemish, in short, perfect health. For sale with every package Hollister’s Rocky Mountain Tea. 35 cents. Post Drug Co.


Today's Feature

Comprehensive Plan Continues.

The steering Committee for the Carthage Comprehensive Plan met late last week with Planning Works, the company that has been hired to update Carthage’s 10 year comprehensive plan. The committee had intended to finalize the preliminary land-use map which slates different areas of the City for different uses, including rural living, residential and regional business among others.

City Administrator Tom Short said that the committee had difficulty reading the maps, as the current land-use and future land-use maps were overlayed on top of one another. The committee requested that the two maps be separated and brought back for further discussion and review. The committee did discuss planning for growth, and a potential I-49 connection which may be located in Carthage.

The committee also discussed a new proposed historic area, which would be separate from Carthage’s current Historic District. The area would serve many of the same purposes as the District, but would cover a larger section of the City including the area around Route 66. Sections of Garrison, Central and Oak Street would be included in this area. Municipal Park and the Battle of Carthage site would also be included.

The current Historic District has some restrictions which are enforced on a case-by-case basis through the Planning and Zoning Committee. The proposed historic area as planned would not hold those same restrictions, but would attempt to retain the character of the culture and historical significance of the areas. The committee discussed possible names for the area listing "Cultural District" and "Tourist District" as possibilities. The steering committee is scheduled to hold another meeting early in March.

Just Jake Talkin'


I’ve always liked functional things. Things that do the job they’re supposed ta do and not let ya down.

A butter knife is one a those things that looks like it’d be real functional, but I think it’s more for looks. Maybe I just never got the hang of usin’ one. For butter spreadin’, I think if the truth was known, most folks prefer a fork. That gets the job done. I don’t know if they make a margarine knife.

Telephones used ta be functional, now it seems they gotta have a hundred buttons on ‘em. I like the redial button but all the rest just set there. I’ve never explored the full potential of my telephone. I’m sure it can do a lot a things that would save me loads a time and effort.

And one button there is written, "flash". I don’t even want to know what that means.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Carthage Printing Services

By Samantha Mazzotta

Putting Chair Rungs in Their Place

Q: My mother gave me a set of kitchen chairs that are very nice, but the cross-braces between the legs are mostly loose and either pop out or spin around in their sockets. Is there any way to fix these?

A: If the chairs or chair legs are not too badly warped, resetting the rungs (the cross-braces between the legs) should be fairly easy. You’ll need to pick up some wood glue or aliphatic adhesive from the home-improvement store, as well as a clothesline or other sturdy, thin rope and a wooden dowel.

Turn the affected chairs over so that you can easily reach the rungs. Carefully coax the loose rung out of its socket to apply glue to the end -- or, if that is not possible, apply glue by pressing the applicator nozzle as far into the socket as you can and squeezing a small amount in four opposite places. Do the same for the socket on the other side.

Wrap a piece of the clothesline around the two chair legs to which the rung is attached. Make sure the clothesline is placed below the rungs, where the chair legs are wider (or, since the chair is upside down, above the rungs). Tie it snugly. Then, take the wooden dowel. Hold it between the two sides of the clothesline, then use it to twirl the clothesline together so that it becomes fairly tight -- not so much that it warps the chair legs, but enough to hold the rung firmly in place. Brace the dowel against the rung so it doesn’t spin freely (you might also want to tape it against the rung to keep it secure).

Keep the clothesline in place until the glue sets, about 24 hours.

HOME TIP: Try repairing split chair rungs before replacing them. Glue the split together, then wrap duct tape around the rung to hold it in place for a day.

Land Transactions

Margie Sue Murray sold the property commonly known as 603 Sophia, Carthage, Mo to Jaime A. Barahona. The transaction was handled by Roland Miller with ReMax Classic and by Steve Johnson with Century 21 Associates Ltd.

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