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Wednesday, June 25, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 5

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... June 26th, Blood Drive at The Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand, Carthage, from 11:30 to 6:00 p.m.

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 info.

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

Did Ya Know?...July 4th, Red, White and Boom at Carthage Municipal Park. Activities start at 7 a.m. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m.

today's laugh

He seems to be a single track man, doesn’t he?

You mean he only thinks of one thing at a time?

Naw, he pushes a wheelbarrow.

What is it, Julia, that comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb?


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

Sewers for Schools

The school board last night heard the report of the committee on grounds and buildings, and ordered various improvements. All buildings in the sewer districts are to be given sewer connection, doing away with unsightly out-buildings. The High School, Central, Franklin and Benton will probably be in the new district.

Wall papering, painting and board blacking are to be done at most of the buildings, and the basements of the Benton and Irving ward buildings are to be made into rainy day play rooms for the pupils.

Several fires have been narrowly averted by a deficient heating system at the High School building, and that is to be remedied.

Sam Wheeler was re-elected janitor of the High School building.


Today's Feature

Driving Range Open.

The driving range at the Municipal Golf Course is now open for business. Carthage City Council during the meeting on June 10 approved the rates for the tokens which operate the ball dispenser. The cost per token is $2.50.

A news release from the Municipal Golf Course says that each token dispenses 28-30 practice balls. Tokens are sold at the golf course pro shop. The ball dispenser is located in front of the practice range clubhouse.

Hours have been listed as follows; Monday, sunrise to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. to sunset, Wednesday through Sunday, sunrise to sunset.


Chautauqua Begins Today.

The Missouri Humanities Council will present the "That’s Entertainment!" Chautauqua June 25 through 30, and invites participants to take a vacation in the past with events scheduled throughout the week.

The events begin today at 2:00 p.m. in the Carthage Public Library, 6th and Garrison, with a presentation by William Worley portraying Walt Disney.

Notes from today’s presentation are as follows: "Walt Disney learned his animating skills in Kansas City. Mickey Mouse may have been born aboard a Santa Fe train in 1928, but part of the inspiration for him came from Walt’s ‘lean days’ at Laugh-A-Gram Studios in Kansas City. Mickey evolved from a scamp in "Steamboat Willie" to the disobedient, but ultimately dutiful ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ and finally to icon status at Disneyland and Disney World. Learn about the 1930s Mickey Mouse Clubs, about Walt’s identification with his character [or vice versa], and much more."

This program is intended for all ages and will include video of the first sound Mickey cartoon.

Further information about the "That’s Entertainment" Chautauqua will be released in the Mornin’ Mail throughout the week.

Just Jake Talkin'

I grew up around machinery and folks that always tinkered with it. Seems a motor or a gear box wasn’t much use unless you could tear it apart ever’ now and then.

Prob’ly the first complicated mechanism I tore into personally was the coaster brake on my bike.

Don’t know that I ever did ‘xactly know how one a those things work. I did get figured out how it had ta go back together if ya wanted it to do its job.

I’m sure there are plenty a folks that could explain how a coaster brake works, but not knowin’ keeps me from thinkin’ I know all about machines. A healthy attitude when workin’ on the mower.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’

Carthage Printing Servicesl


Here’s A Tip

By JoAnn Derson

"For you hockey fans, take a clean puck and keep it in the freezer to break up the ice you have in a bag or container." -- S.H. in Ohio

Relieve the itch of a bug bite by dabbing it with antiperspirant. The aluminum salts will reduce the swelling, and help to relieve the itch.

To slow spoilage of container dairy items (sour cream, cottage cheese, cream cheese), store upside-down in the fridge -- that is to say, lid side down. It will keep those items fresher longer.

"Cut the fat on pizza just by using your napkin. When you get a slice of pizza, double a napkin or paper towel and lightly blot excess oil from the top of the pizza. Don’t press down too hard, or you’ll come away with cheese, but this is a good way to get that extra stuff off." -- T.R. in Minnesota

"Birthday candles can be held in place with Lifesaver candies. They are the perfect size for your standard candles, and kids really like them. Also, for adults, they will catch any excess wax that drips. Especially if you have a lot of candles on your cake, like mine!" -- U.D. in Tennessee

Whenever I make a cake recipe that calls for the pan to be lightly dusted with flour, I use the dry cake ingredients instead. The box mixes are great for this. Especially if you are making a chocolate or dark cake, the dusting doesn’t stand out the way white flour sometimes does.

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