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Wednesday, July 2, 2008 Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?...July 4th,
Red, White and Boom at Carthage Municipal Park.
Activities start at 7 a.m. with the 5 K Run.
Carthage Boy Scout Troop #9 will open the evening
activities at 5:15 p.m. with a "Presentation
of Colors". A variety of entertainment will
be performed following the Red, White and Blue
Salute. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. Food
Concession provided by Carthage Lions Club.
Did Ya Know?...More pets
become lost during the fireworks season than any
other time of the year. If you are missing a pet
please call the Carthage Humane Society at
Did Ya Know?...July 3rd,
Carthage Health and Rehabilitation will hold its
Annual 4th of July BBQ at 6 p.m. Call Ashley at
417-629-4345 for more information.
Did Ya Know?... July
3rd, 4th, & 5th, Carthage Crisis Center
Firecracker Work Days. 100 South Main St.,
Carthage, enter and park on the East side of
Building. Lunch, water, and drinks will be
provided. Workers needed for general labor and
carpentry. Call Brian or Marilyn Bisbee at
417-358-3533 for more information.
If I ate a gold fish would I
swim like one?
Thats silly, it would
Well, it didnt.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A petition was presented
asking for a walk on the north side of Cedar Street from
McGregor Street to the railway, to be built at the
expense of property owners, and a remonstrance signed by
numerous residents of Water Street, and protesting
against the contemplated grading and graveling of Water
Street from Orchard Street to River Street were received.
Both were filed.
Reports of the various
city officers were read and filed. The street
commissioner reported that the man who had fenced up and
was using part of Robertson Avenue acknowledges the
citys rights to the street and that he has no right
to the ground appropriated, but says that he would like a
little time for removing the fence and other
obstructions. He was given just 20 days, at the end of
which time, if the street is not open, the street
commissioner is to proceed to open the street himself
without further delay.
Crisis Center is requesting assistance from the
public on July 3 through 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00
p.m. each day. Assistance is needed with work on
what will be the new Crisis Center building, 100
South Main Street, Carthage, MO.
are invited to attend for a few hours or a full
day of work. Help is needed with general labor,
cleanup, general carpentry, pulling weeds and
cutting grass, hanging and finishing sheet rock,
insulation, laying ceramic tile and grouting.
Water, drinks and
lunch will be provided for workers. Those
interested in participating are requested to call
Brian or Marilyn Bisbee at 358-3533.
Crisis Center is a faith based organization that
assists homeless and needy people in their time
of need with emergency housing, food, furniture
and appliances, and emergency transportation.
Dinner Theatre announces auditions to be held for
the upcoming production of Neil Simons
Auditions will be
held at the theatre on Sunday, July 6, and Monday
July 7, at 6:30 p.m. The cast calls for one man
in his 40s - 50s, six women ages
ranging 20s 60s, and one girl
around 12. Rehearsals will begin on or about July
20. The production will be directed by Doug
is a romantic comedy by Neil Simon, to be
presented by Stones Throw Dinner Theatre of
Carthage, MO. Additional funding assistance is
provided by the Missouri Arts Council and Schmidt
& Associates. Show dates are scheduled for
Sept. 4-6, and Sept. 12-14.
be made by calling the theatre at 417-358-9665 or
Betty Bell at 417-358-7268 or on line at
firstname.lastname@example.org or at the Stones
Throw website at www.stonesthrowdinnertheatre.org
We had a small woodworkin
shop in the high school I attended. Learned a
little bout tellin one wood from
another and how to clean a finishin brush.
We didnt have any group
projects, each individual worked on
somethin over the semester. Time was a
pretty relative thing in our shop class. As long
as you werent disturbin anyone, a
project could be as simple or complex as ya
power tools was always part of the day. I
personally learned how to gently move a sawed off
end piece while the blade of the table saw was
still runnin so as to remove a window pane.
Happened quick with a bang and got ever
ones attention in the shop. I still
remember that lesson ever time I turn on a
saw, but I havent ever repeated the trick.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
By JoAnn Derson
"Summertime can be hard on
dogs, especially here in the South. To give our
dogs a cool treat, we make ice toys. Fill a small
bucket with a little water, let it freeze, and
then add a few dog treats. Add more water, then
more treats as the layers freeze. When its
done, it kind of resembles a Jell-O mold. Put it
outside on a hot day, and dogs stay cool and
occupied by licking the treats out!" -- S.A.
"When we have our
kids playgroup over to the house, we make a
big batch of lemonade and keep it outside and
handy. I make large ice cubes by freezing a
portion of lemonade in muffin tins. I pop them
out directly into the pitcher of lemonade, and it
will keep the drink cold for several hours
outside without watering it down like regular
ice. They are fun, too!" -- C.F. in Colorado
"Dab clear nail polish on
the threads of buttons. This will strengthen them
and help to keep the button secured to the
clothing." -- E.I. in Virginia
You can clean the crusty
buildup of battery acid on car-battery
connections with a can of Coca Cola. Pop the top,
pour it on and scrub gently with a brush.
Youll be surprised what a can of Coke can
do. Rinse the battery and the ground below with
some water afterward, as the sugar can attract
"Odd socks can be great
cleaning tools, but they would sometimes get
mixed back into the regular laundry. This was
confusing, because I had to discover that they
were odd socks all over again. I finally bought a
fabric pen and now write a C on all
the odd socks. When I am sorting the laundry,
its easy to tell which socks are cleaning
socks." -- P.L. in Texas
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