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Wednesday, March 5, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 183

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The Hugs Project will be hosting a Tupperware Party for the troops. Thurs, March 6 from 7:00 to 9:00pm, at the Ulmer’s Community Bldg. on the corner of Garrison and Macon in Carthage. The Tupperware is used by service personnel to keep sand out of their personal items. Rsvp, Diane at 793-0720.

Did Ya Know?... The Kiwanis Pancake Day is Saturday, March 8th, 6am to 12:00pm at the 1st United Methodist Church, 617 S Main St, Carthage. All the pancakes you can eat. For more info call 358-2577.

Did Ya Know?... The Rolling Thunder Chili Feed & Silent Auction is Sat. March 08 from 12:00 to ??? at the Carthage VFW Post #2590, Hwy 96 & Hwy 171. $5 for Adults, $3 for Child. Call David at 358-8816 for more info. Public Welcome.

Did Ya Know?... The First Assembly of God in Carthage will hold and Eggs & Issues on March 14th at 7:00 AM. Our state legislature representative will be there answering questions over breakfast.

today's laugh

"Hard work never killed anybody," said the father.
"That’s just the trouble, Dad," returned the son, just out of college. "I want to engage in something that has the spice of danger in it."

In Hollywood blood is thicker than talent.

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

Miraculous Escape of 22 Electric Line Passengers

Car No. 39 west bound on the electric line, which left Carthage at 4:40 yesterday afternoon jumped the track at Cratley curve three miles west of town and fell clear over on its side. Of the 22 passengers aboard, none were fatally or even seriously hurt and no bones were broken. This fact seems miraculous. Everyone on board was thrown about roughly and all probably received more or less cuts and bruises, but under the excitement of the moment and for awhile afterword, few seemed to realize that they were hurt at all. It is safe to say that every one of them was very stiff and sore this morning.

There is a four or five foot embankment at the point where the car tipped over and this fact makes it all the more marvelous that no one was killed.

After leaving the rails at the curve the car ran a hundred feet or more before tipping over.


Today's Feature

Searching for Assault Suspect.

News release from the Carthage Police Department

At approximately 12:20 AM, 03-03-08, a Carthage Police Department officer was dispatched to Freeman Hospital in Joplin in reference to female victim of first degree assault in the emergency room there. The assault was determined to have taken place at approximately 10:00 PM on 03-02-08 at a residence in the east part of the city. The victim suffered serious physical injuries. The victim and suspect are acquaintances.

Officers are still searching for the suspect, Elman R. Matul-Paxtor (03-29-81). He is described as 5’4" and 130 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair. He is a native of Guatemala. He may have one or more bite marks on his body. He has also used the alias name of Jean Carlos Almodovar in the past. Those with information as to the whereabouts of the suspect are encouraged to call the Carthage Police Department at 237-7200.

The victim remains at Freeman Hospital in stable condition.

Just Jake Talkin'


Dad had a WWII Cushman scooter from the time I can remember. It had a full sized motorcycle seat put where the original had been and the original was welded to a bracket over the back tire.

When my brother and I could talk him into goin’ for a ride around town the back seat was considered the cool seat. Sittin’ behind Dad on the big seat meant ya couldn’t see much what was goin’ on and we considered it more the "baby" seat.

On one trip my brother got the back seat on the way out, I got it on the way back home. I discovered there was a down side to bein’ cool. The gravel roads were particularly rough and the cushy front seat was much more desirable. By the time we got home my lower back was pounding with pain. I learned I’d rather be comfortable than cool.

This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin’.

Oldies & Oddities

Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson

What’s on sale in March? Winter clothes and cover-ups, camping and gardening equipment, washer/dryer combos and tableware and china.

Use your muffin pan to bake hot potatoes. Stand the potatoes on end in the cups. They bake faster and are easy to grab with an oven mitt.

"If you place an apple in your bag of potatoes, you can keep them from budding." -- T.C. in Washington

A quick fix for salty soup: If you have added too much salt to a soup or stew, relax. Take one raw potato and cut it into thick slices. Add to the soup and leave it for 10 minutes or so. Taste your soup and, if the oversalting has been corrected, remove the slices. The potato draws in salt as it cooks.

"When making cookies that are dropped by the spoonful, dip your spoon in milk first, then scoop. The dough drops perfectly, and the milk does not affect the finished cookie at all." -- F.D. in Pennsylvania

"To keep your paintbrushes clean, soak them in vinegar. I do this, and I have had my brushes for a long time. It removes all of the gunk, and keeps the bristles tight. I also like to dip them in a solution of 50 percent liquid fabric softener and 50 percent water, then hang them to dry before I store them. When I am ready to use them again, I just rinse them with water to get the softener out." -- B.C. in Utah


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