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Wednesday, February 20, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 173

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?... 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.

today's laugh

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 Luke’s New Strike.

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.


Today's Feature

Personal Property Lists
Due March First.

Jasper County Assessor, Donald E. Davis, reminds property owners, including businesses, that they must report all personal property owned or held on January 1st to the Assessor’s 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.

Davis said, "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 increased dramatically."

In January, the assessor mailed every property owner reflected on the assessor’s 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 assessor’s office at (417) 358-0437 or (417) 625-4355 or Room 207 at the Carthage Courthouse.

Just Jake Talkin'


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 prob’ly liked that term. Sounds like someone that really doesn’t 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. That’d just tear it up. It was built for function. They were always after function.

I don’t think anyone will ever come up with a more functional piece of equipment than the apple peeler. I don’t 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

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. It’s 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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