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Wednesday, March 5, 2008 Volume XVI, Number
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 Ulmers 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.
"Hard work never killed
anybody," said the father.
"Thats 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
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
After leaving the rails at
the curve the car ran a hundred feet or more before
from the Carthage Police Department
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
Officers are still
searching for the suspect, Elman R. Matul-Paxtor
(03-29-81). He is described as 54" 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.
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
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
couldnt 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
Id rather be comfortable than cool.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities
Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
Whats 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
"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
"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
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