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Tuesday, March 18, 2008 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Human Society has new operating hours.
They are open Monday through Friday noon until
6:00 P.M. and Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until 3:00
Did Ya Know?... The
Jasper Christian Church is inviting the public to
celebrate the resurrection of Jesus with a
special "Sunrise Service" at 7:00 a.m.
on Sunday Morning, March 23. at 213 E Grand Ave,
Jasper, Mo. For further information call
417-394-2413 or 417-394-3040.
Did Ya Know?... The
First Assembly of God in Carthage will hold an
Eggs & Issues on March 28th at 7:00 AM. City
and R-9 candidates will be there answering
questions over breakfast.
Teacher - "Alfred, you may
spell the word neighbor."
Teacher - "Thats
right. Now, Tommy, can you tell me what a
Tommy - "Yes, maam.
Its a woman that borrows things."
Teacher - "Johnny, can you
tell me what a waffle is?"
Johnny - "Yesm,
its a pancake with a non-skid tread."
A distant relative is one who
recently borrowed money from you.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Bell Has A New Board in
Completes $20,000 Improvement.
The Missouri & Kansas
Telephone Co. has finished installing its new $20,000
multiple electric switchboard, and the young men of the
Western Electric Co. of New York who have been in the
city for the past three months doing the work under Supt.
Moore, left yesterday morning.
Since the installation of
the new switchboard the "hello girls" have been
instructed in the method of responding to the electric
light signal calls from patrons by an expert operator who
was sent here by the company.
The interior of the Bell
office is being handsomely repapered and painted. The
only portion unfinished at present is the general office
The new switchboard is a
handsome affair. It is of South American mahogany and is
of the latest improved electric type, built to
accommodate 1500 subscribers. It can be made with but
little change to accommodate 2500 lines, so the company
feels this board should be large enough to handle the
Carthage business for some time to come. Eight operators
are required to operate the board, besides the chief
operator and those on long distance board.
With the interior of the
plant completed, the company will begin in the near
future to rebuild its outside equipment. When this work
is finished there will be no overhead wires of the Bell
company in the city except at the points where the wires
will be "dropped" from a box to enter a
residence. All the wires elsewhere will be distributed
over the city in large cables. All the wires and cables
which are being used at present will be torn down and
replaced with new ones.
When the interior and
exterior work is all completed the Carthage exchange, it
is declared by the company, will be one of the most
complete telephone systems in the southwest.
The City Council
Public Works Committee will meet this afternoon
at 4:00 p.m. in the Public Works Department
Building, 627 E. 3rd. Items on the agenda include
the discussion of bids for the removal of
vegetation on three North Garrison bridges. Bids
were opened on Friday, March 14th. The committee
is also scheduled to discuss stump grinding
quotes and a request for trash exemption status.
Couple" at Stones Throw.
Theatre, Carthage, Mo. is proud to announce they
will be presenting Neil Simons ODD COUPLE
(FEMALE VERSION). Additional Funding is provided
by Missouri Arts Council and Schmidt and
be at Stones Throw Theatre, 796 South Stone
Lane, Carthage, Mo. on April 3-5 and April 11-13,
2008. Thursdays through Saturdays doors will open
at 6:00 P.M., Dinner at 6:30 and the show starts
at 7:30. On Sundays the doors open at 12:30 P.M.
Lunch at 1:00 and the show at 2:00. Price is
$20.00 for adults, $19.00 for Seniors over 55 ,
$17.00 for under 16, and children under 5 are
free. Reservations can be made by calling Betty
Bell at 417-358-7268 or the theatre at
417-358-9665 or on line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theyre at it
again! But this time we see the female point of
view. Come join us as Olive and Florence battle
it out for apartment supremacy in Neil
Simons "The Odd Couple" (Female
Version). It promises to be a night full of
obsessive cleanliness, awkward dates, and
airborne Italian dishes, all in good fun. Sit in
on the action and see who finally wins out in
this hilarious battle of wills: Clean vs. Dirty,
Dainty vs. Disgusting, Uptight vs. Easygoing, all
in the name of "friendship". Whos
going to win this over-the-top, overheated
argument? Come find out and join the fun as
Stones Throw Dinner Theatre presents The
Odd Couple (Female Version).
Imma Curl (Joplin)
who has been involved with off Broadway
productions is the director for this delightful
and funny show. Sonya Kew (Joplin) and Krista
Thompson (Carthage) have the starring roles as
Olive and Florence. Rounding out the cast in
funny quirky characters as only Neil Simon can
create are Becky Gooch (Joplin), Carole Lenger
(Joplin), Roberta Shilane (Joplin), Elisia
Conrardy (Carthage), Pete Schlau (Joplin), and
Jonathon Peck (Joplin).
I see the flat-top hair cut is an available
option again. Course for some it never went out
Its been several years
since youd see one except on occasion
I can understand why the
flat-top is becomin more popular, it can
look very well kept without a lot of hassle. The
Beatles put a halt to it last time I guess.
Its amazing ta see how
short those long hair mops were when ya look at
old pictures. Ill bet the barber schools
had a hay-day retrainin for the new style
back then. Course I suppose most just had a
buddy whack on it ever now and then.
I dont know that
Ive seen a flat-top toupee. Looks like
itd be a natural. You could use a little
Butch Wax ta hold it on with too. Just dont
get caught in the sun.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
To Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue,
DONOHUE: What happens to artery buildup when one
stops eating trans fats? -- M.C.
ANSWER: It takes a
lot of work to reverse artery buildup, but it can
be done if a person carefully watches the amount
of saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol
eaten. You have to do other things too. You have
to keep blood pressure in the normal range. You
have to exercise regularly. You cant smoke.
DONOHUE: I caught my fingers in a closing door.
Two fingernails have turned black. I dont
want my nails pulled off. How can I get them back
to normal? -- S.F.
ANSWER: If the
black is pooled blood, a doctor can bore a tiny
hole into the nail and let it out. If the blood
has congealed, it has to stay there and you have
to wait until its absorbed by the body,
which will happen in time. That might take a
couple of months.
If the nails
themselves have become discolored, then it takes
six months for a new nail to grow from the base
to the nail tip.
DONOHUE: I am 67 and have high blood pressure,
high cholesterol and arthritic knees. Walking was
my favorite exercise, but knee pain now prevents
that. What exercise would be best for my knees?
would be the ideal exercise. Even if you
dont know how, 67 is not too old to learn.
You also could do water aerobics -- exercising in
the water. Water provides buoyancy that protects
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