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published every weekday except major holidays
Monday, February 18, 2008 Volume XVI, Number
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
Teacher (to little girl
learning to write)- "But where is the dot
over the i?"
"Its in the pencil yet!"
Betty- "How did mama find
out you didnt 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.
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
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
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 Hollisters
Rocky Mountain Tea. 35 cents. Post Drug Co.
Committee for the Carthage Comprehensive Plan met
late last week with Planning Works, the company
that has been hired to update Carthages 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.
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 Carthages 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.
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.
Ive always liked
functional things. Things that do the job
theyre supposed ta do and not let ya down.
A butter knife is one a those
things that looks like itd be real
functional, but I think its 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 dont 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. Ive
never explored the full potential of my
telephone. Im 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 dont even
want to know what that means.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Carthage Printing Services
THIS IS A HAMMER
By Samantha Mazzotta
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. Youll 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
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
doesnt spin freely (you might also want to
tape it against the rung to keep it secure).
clothesline in place until the glue sets, about
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
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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