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Wednesday, February 20, 2008 Volume XVI,
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?... CHILI
FEED AND SILENT AUCTION. Feb. 22nd, 2008 5:30 -
8:00pm at First Christian Church Lighthouse
(Corner of Main and Chestnut). Adults $5.00
Children (6-13) $3.00 All you can Eat! There will
be over 300 items in the silent auction and all
proceeds to benefit Carthage FFA Students.
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.
FAMOUS LAST WORDS- Gimme a
match, I think the gas tank is empty.
My doctor put his hand on my
wallet and asked me to cough.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Bought Thirteen Mules.
Tangner & Brosius
bought 13 handsome young mules from Lister Bros. the
first of the week, from their drove of 50 or more on
their big Lawrence county farm.
James Lukes New
James Luke has a fine
prospect on the Bob Lanyon land just north of the Fox
land. He has sunk 40 feet in dirt that will go half jack,
and will put up a mill right away. -Carterville Record.
Quilts to Make.
The ladies of the First
Presbyterian church are urgently invited to come to the
rummage sale tomorrow prepared to quilt, as the ladies
have several quilts to make.
For the next 30 days we
will make prices on groceries that will astonish you. At
Saulisberry & Co., southeast corner of the square.
Due March First.
Assessor, Donald E. Davis, reminds property
owners, including businesses, that they must
report all personal property owned or held on
January 1st to the Assessors Office by
March 1st, 2008. Those not returning a completed
list to the assessor by the deadline may be
subject to a penalty; ranging from $10 to $100
depending upon the value of the property. The
statutes provide the assessor with almost no
discretion to waive the penalties.
"Until recently, few penalties were applied
and lists were commonly filed late. The law was
amended in 1994 to require the penalties, and,
whether we like the law or not, compliance has
In January, the
assessor mailed every property owner reflected on
the assessors records a form upon which the
taxable personal property must be reported. If
anyone failed to receive a form or lost the form,
a new one can be obtained by contacting the
assessors office at (417) 358-0437 or (417)
625-4355 or Room 207 at the Carthage Courthouse.
I grew up round folks
that were always tinkerin. Tryin to
make somethin that did the job a little
better. I suppose you could call em
inventors, but none of em would have
probly liked that term. Sounds like someone
that really doesnt do anything. Tries ta
make up somethin just ta sell it.
My uncle built a truck that had
tractor tires all the way around. They never
thought of racin the thing. Thatd
just tear it up. It was built for function. They
were always after function.
I dont think anyone will
ever come up with a more functional piece of
equipment than the apple peeler. I dont
know the name of the fella that invented it (for
some reason, tinkerin seems ta lean more
toward the male gender, so I assume it was a
fella), but it was a handy piece of work.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Carthage Printing Services
HERE's A TIP
By JoAnn Derson
"If you have a lovely
garden, you might want to share it with others.
My mother had several prize-winning plants that
she took several pieces from and transplanted
them into a lovely pot for my daughter. They are
all easy-to-care-for plants, and my daughter
loves them. She has made these portable gardens
for others as well. They are always plants chosen
with the recipient in mind -- and are always
well-received." -- P.K. in North Carolina
Recipe Substitution: If you
need 1 teaspoon of dry mustard, substitute 1
tablespoon of prepared mustard.
Wrap celery in aluminum foil
when putting in the refrigerator, and it will
keep for weeks.
"I forgot to add the
photos to a card I was sending my grandmother. I
had already put a stamp on the envelope and had
no idea what to do. My neighbor suggested that I
put the envelope in the freezer for a few hours
and then gently pry it open. It worked. I was
able to add the photos and reseal it.
Magic." -- S.D. in Florida
"Need a nice smell in a
hurry? Try spritzing your light bulb with a
little perfume or essential oil. The heat from
the light bulb sends the smell out into the room.
Its pretty cool." -- T.C. in Illinois
"Frozen peas make the best
quickie ice pack ever. They stay cold without
being bulky and conform to just about any shape.
You also can make a holder by doubling over a
kitchen towel and stitching it up on the ends,
leaving one end open. Stick your ice pack inside
and apply directly to the skin. We have a bag of
frozen peas that we drew a big "X" on,
so we know those are the ice pack
peas!" -- R.M. in Oregon
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