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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?... July
5th-July 11th, Jasper County Youth Fair. Go to
for a complete schedule of events and
Did Ya Know?... July
11th-13th, 11 a.m. The 6th Annual Hawgs for Dawgs
Benefit for Carthage Humane Society being held at
Choppers for Children Rally Park and Construction
Adventures Inc. There will be a bike show, car
cruise, poker run, vendors, camping and much
more. Call 358-6402 for more information..
Did Ya Know?...July
17th, Golden Reflections will meet in the
hospital training center at 2307 Missouri Ave. at
2 p.m. Pam Madole, Family Caregiver Director at
the Area Agency on Aging, will explain the
Missouri Rx program. Call 417-359-1351 for more
Did Ya Know?... July
18th, 7:30 a.m. Eggs & Issues, Grace Point
Assembly of God, (1605 Baker). Have Breakfast and
talk with the Jasper County Candidates before the
August primaries. RSVP to the Chamber Office at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like
Did you ever live on a farm?
And listen to the cow bells?
Dont be silly. Cows
havent bells, they have horns.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
FIVE DAYS FOR THE
At the last meeting of the City
Council, Councilman Black suggested that many residents
depend on hiring weeds cut and that if the whole city
were asked to cut the weeds in one day there would be
more work laid out than could be done, as each
weed-cutter could be in only one place at a time. Black
suggested that the proclamation cover one ward at a time,
and that the days for the different wards be successive
days, thus covering the whole city in five days. This was
thought a good suggestion and was adopted.
The city physician also reported a
seepy gutter on the east side of McGregor Street between
Oak and Olive Street. It takes frequent cleanings to keep
this gutter in a sanitary condition and seems to be
causing sickness in the neighborhood. There is believed
to be a spring there which keeps up a sluggish flow of
water into this gutter all the time. Dr. Whitney
recommended that a sawed stone gutter be installed.
The Jasper County 4-H Youth
Fair began on Saturday, July 5 and will continue
through Saturday, July 12th at the Jasper County
Fairgrounds in Carthage Municipal Park.
Todays events include the
judging of the FFA Farm Mechanics from 8:00 to
10:00 a.m., Poultry show at 9:00 a.m., and
Mandatory Exhibitor/Parent meeting at 12:00 noon,
Dairy Goat show at 12:30 p.m. The Exhibition
building will open to the public at 3:00 p.m.,
after which ice cream will be served at 6:00 p.m.
compliments of Circle N Farm. The Pee Wee shows
begin at 7:00 p.m.
Thursdays events include
the Steer show at 8:30 a.m., the Swine show at
6:00 p.m., and a watermelon feed sponsored by
Southwest Missouri Bank at 7:00 p.m.
Fridays events include the
Dairy show at 8:00 a.m., a Bar-B-Que sponsored by
the Jasper County Youth Fair Board from 5:00 to
7:00 p.m., and the Market Animal Sale at 7:00
Saturdays Youth Fair
Events will be listed in an upcoming Mornin
Mail. A complete listing of events can be
Theres probly nothin
more irritatin than havin someone ya
dont recognize wave real big at ya from
across the street.
Its not the fact
theyre being friendly that is the
problem. The irritatin part is
spendin the rest of the day tryin to
figure out who they are. Even days latter ya find
yourself spendin a few seconds tryin
to remember. I suppose that is one a the problems
with livin in a small town. You can
irritate folks without even tryin.
Its like the old trick
wed play as kids. Standin on a busy
street corner and pointin up to the sky.
"Fore long ever one is trying to see
what youre pointin at.
If ya want to really befuddle
someone ya dont know, walk up and tell
em how good it is to see em again.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Carthage Printing Services
Here's A Tip
you use a hair dryer to dry your hair, put a
little of your favorite perfume on the back of
it, near the air intake, and your hair will take
on the scent of the perfume." -- S.H. in
Another use for Alka-Seltzer:
Got insect bites? D.K. from South Carolina swears
by dissolving two tables in a small glass of
water and dabbing the solution on minor insect
"To preserve the life of
your cupcake pans, make sure to put water into
any unused cups. I make cupcakes/muffins, and I
like them larger than the recipe calls for. As a
result, I usually only fill two-thirds of the
cups. My pans have lasted a long time because I
take good care of them." -- Amy, via e-mail
"Take 1 tablespoon of
vinegar in a small glass of water after a meal
for no heartburn and no more expensive heartburn
medicine." -- F.F. in Colorado
Heres a tip from C.S.R.
in Florida: Washing produce takes a lot of water,
which you can reuse. Catch it in a dishpan, and
use it to water your outdoor plants!
"This is an awesome way to
clean silver. Take an aluminum-foil pan -- the
disposable kind -- and line it with a piece of
aluminum foil. Sprinkle in some salt (I use sea
salt, but any kind will do), then add a dash of
dish soap and fill the container with boiling
water. Put your silver, including jewelry, into
the mix and, voila, it cleans instantly. Of
course, youll have to turn the larger
pieces, so be careful not to burn yourself."
-- L.N. in B.C., Canada
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