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Wednesday, June 18, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 258

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... June 19th-- Golden Reflections meeting at 2 p.m. The meeting will be held at the hospital training center at 2307 Missouri Ave. Call 359-1351 for more information.

Did Ya Know?... Saturday, June 21st, 3rd Annual Shrine Train Crew Poker Run. Run starts 10-11:30 a.m. from Central Park in Carthage, Mo. For more information, contact Larry T. at 417-850-3104.

Did Ya Know?... June 26th, Paw Prints will be at the Carthage Human Society. For more information call 1-877-887-7729.

Did Ya Know?... June 27th, McCune-Brooks Healthcare Foundation 2008 Golf Tournament. All proceeds go to MBH Foundation Pink Ribbon Crusade Mammogram Program. Call 359-2657 for information.

today's laugh

I think I should tell you something, I’m a somnambulist. You know what a somnambulist is?

Sure, it goes (makes a noise like siren) and takes people to the hospital.

I dreamed about the funniest thing last night. Wasn’t it a funny dream?

How do I know what your dream was about?

You ought to know. You were in it.

A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.


Will Murphy and J. W. Williams, two enterprising Carthage young men, have formed a partnership and will next week open for business under the firm name of "The Murphy-Williams Sheet Metal Works." They are fitting up shops at 114 West Fourth Street, and will manufacture and put up cornice, skylights, slate and tin roofing, gutters, conductors, furnaces, etc.

Both are experience to their line of work and should succeed. Mr. Murphy is a son of Assistant Postmaster, L.M. Murphy and has had ten years experience in the cornice business and Mr. Williams has been fifteen years with the Kitching cornice establishment. Mr. Murphy returned last week from a big job for Kitching at Columbia, Mo.


Foley’s Honey and Tar is guaranteed to give prompt relief in all cases of asthma. Do no class this with other medicines that have failed to give relief. Give it a trial.


Today's Feature

Approved Street Closure.

The City Council Public Safety committee met Monday evening in a regular session. The committee discussed and approved a request for the closure of Belle Aire street at Grand, Fulton and Clinton intersections on July 3 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for an annual Fourth of July block party. The item will be referred to City Council for approval during the next regular Council meeting, to be held on June 24.

The committee also heard from a citizen participant who lives on Valley Street. The complaint stemmed from persons parking in front of the citizen’s residence for long periods of time. The City has no ordinance prohibiting parking on the street in front of residences. Police Chief Greg Dagnan said he would inspect the parking at the location to determine if any of the cars are parking on the grass or in any other illegal manner, and said he would report back to the citizen.

The committee met earlier than usual to tour the Police Station. Two of the members are new to the committee, and requested the tour. During the previous meeting the committee toured the Fire Station.

Just Jake Talkin'

A farmer I used ta work for while I was in high school always told me that if ya see turtles on the road it means it’s gonna rain. Said they could sense the comin’ weather and headed for higher ground. I never was convinced completely, but I always try to remember when I see the creatures ploddin’ on the roadways.

I always look in the rearview mirror when I pass over turtles with the car. Some pull their head in and just wait, others just keep wigglin’ along like nothin’ happened. I can’t imagine what a turtle must be thinkin’ when a vehicle whizzes over ‘em. Maybe they figure it was one a those quick thunder storms movin’ through, or a giant crash of thunder.

Maybe they’re just hopin’ for rain.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Mornin' Mail

Here’s A Tip

By JoAnn Derson

Recipe Substitutions: If you need 1/2 cup tartar sauce, mix 6 tablespoons of mayonnaise with 2 tablespoons of pickle relish.

Getting bugged by bugs? Here are some plants that are said to repel mosquitos: Citronella grass (although, this one is tropical and very large), catnip, rosemary, marigolds, horsemint and "mosquito plants."

If you go to a lot of cookouts in the summer, try this tip to avoid overeating: Keep a drink in your dominant hand. You’ll be less likely to graze on high-fat chips and other snack foods. Need a little something? Hope for a veggie platter. But whether it’s veggies or chips, grab a couple and then WALK AWAY from the table before you can hit the dip.

"For fun pancake shapes, use a turkey baster. Fill it with pancake batter, then spell or draw on a heated and oiled pan. Just make sure your letters are backward to start with; they look better when flipped!" -- E.L. in Washington

If you make your own bread from time to time, save the bags and ties from store-bought breads. They are the perfect size, and they can be reused with ease.

"This is my husband’s diet tip. He’s lost almost 35 pounds. Before he sits down to a meal, he tightens his belt a notch. He can still breathe and everything, but it makes it uncomfortable to overeat. He eats more slowly, too." -- J.J. in Florida

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