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Wednesday, July 16, 2008 Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?...July
21-25, YMCA Cheer, Cheer, Cheer Camp. 10 a.m. -
Noon. Instructed by Tysh Roughton, Cheerleading
Coach and the Carthage High School Cheerleaders.
Cost is $30 for members and $45 for non members.
Camp is open to ages 5 years to 8th grade. Call
358-1070 for more information.
Did Ya Know?...July 21,
6:00 p.m. Lincoln Ladies Republican Womens
Club invites you to our "MEET THE
CANDIDATE" ICE CREAM SOCIAL & RALLY at
Carthage Memorial Hall. Free to the Public.
Contact Jenny Mansfield 417-358-6346.
Now, take this rifle and find
out how to use it.
Tell me one thing. Is it true
that the harder I pull the trigger the farther
the bullet will go?
Why are hogs like trees?
I dont know, why?
Because they root for a living.
Did you read where in Alaska
they have no food and they have to cut up their
shoes and make soup out of them?
Hush! The cook may hear you and
well have goulash soup and filet of sole
hash for dinner.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
MAY MAKE WATER
City Council opened their meeting
instructing the water committee to confer with the water
company with a view to negotiating a city contract for
water, provided proper terms can be arranged. The
committee is to report at the next meeting of the council
and if the terms are satisfactory, the contact can be
drawn up and put in operation in time for a proper levy
to be made for water tax in connection with the regular
annual tax levy which is to be made next month
As proposed, this contract would be for
six months or a year, referred to as precedents by the
councilmen speaking on the motion. These contracts were
entered into for a time following the expiration of the
water companys old franchise, but were discontinued
when the city and company fell out over the forfeited new
franchise. Both company and city will find advantage now
in reviving the short time contract system.
Mudstock, the annual mud
obstacle course for Carthage kids, will be held
on Saturday, July 19 from noon to 3:00 p.m.
behind the Carthage Walmart.
The obstacle course has
historically included swings (for initial entry
into the mud), hills of mud (for climbing over),
trenches (for swimming through) and many large
pits of mud which must be navigated in order to
reach the other side. Children are allowed
multiple attempts at the course.
A large fire-hose is sprayed
from a firetruck ladder raised up to the sky, so
that children may partially clean themselves
prior to re-entering the family car.
Mudstock is a free event for
Carthage kids. The slogan for this years
event is "Messy Outside... Clean
A signed permission form is
required to attend, as well as a shirt, shorts
(or jeans), shoes (no sandals or flip-flops) and
socks. Participants shoes are taped to
their feet with multiple layers of duct tape, to
decrease the chances of shoe-loss in the mud
pits. Parents and guardians of kids 12 and under
must stay on the grounds.
Permission slips will be
available as an insert in Thursdays
Saw the guy on PBS the other day that
uses household stuff to keep the yard and garden
in good health. He says that sprayin the
yard with diluted dish washin liquid will
give bugs the runs and theyll go to the
He says sprayin beer and
soda pop will the yard clipins dissolve
easier and get the yard breathin better. He
also says workin in the yard in golf shoes
help to break the surface so the yard breathes
Now I havent had the
opportunity to try any a these little bits of
wisdom as yet, and I dont have any golf
shoes. Ive often wondered how they kept
those golf greens lookin so good.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin
By JoAnn Derson
"Whenever I walk my dogs,
along with doggie bags for cleaning up their
messes, I also bring an extra plastic grocery bag
with me. I often see empty bottles, cans and
other trash that has been haphazardly thrown to
the side of the road by environmentally
unfriendly motorists and passersby. Ill
pick up what I can along the route and throw the
bag of garbage away in the Dumpster when the dogs
and I return home." -- C.E. from Florida
Another great icepack idea:
Keep a bag of unpopped popcorn kernels in the
freezer to use as an icepack for bumps, bruises
and swelling. Its easy to mold to any body
part, and theres no melting!
To deter grass from growing in
the crevices of patio stones, sprinkle the stones
with a little salt, then sweep it into the
cracks. Be careful not to use too much, though.
"I mash my guacamole with
a whisk instead of a fork. It does a super
job." -- O.L. in North Carolina
To make potatoes last longer,
dont store them with onions. The onions
give off a gas that can speed deterioration of
If you have an old rubber glove
that has just about outlived its usefulness,
dont toss it yet. Cut off the fingers and
slip the tips over the handles of brooms and
mops. When leaned against a wall, the handle
wont slide down -- its instant
nonslip. You also can cut strips from the wrist
portion and use them as large rubber bands for
bundling newspaper or other materials.
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