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Wednesday, November 26, 2008 Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?... The
City of Carthage Recycling Drop-Off Center
and Composting Lot will be closed Thursday,
November 27 and Friday, November 28 in
observance of Thanksgiving.
Did Ya Know?... The
36th Annual Carthage Christmas Parade will be
held Monday, December 1 beginning at 7:00
p.m. The parade will begin at the corner of
Chestnut and Main, circle the Carthage
Square, then proceed to Chestnut and Grant
Did Ya Know?...
Stones Throw Dinner Theatre will
present "Uh-Oh, Here Comes
Christmas" December 3-7 and 12-14.
Reservations are required at least 24 hours
in advance, and may be obtained by calling
358-9665, 358-7268, or by e-mailing
A company found that it could
make a new and remarkable line of cosmetics from
the legs of crickets. Immediately it began
advertising to buy dead crickets, and one of the
first replies was a telegram from a farmer in
Missouri, who stated:
CAN SEND ANY QUANTITY UP TO 100,000. ADVISE.
A telegram was sent back asking for the full
A week later a small box arrived from the farmer
with one dead cricket and a note: "This was
all there was. The noise sure had me
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A Dandy Fusionist.
Four hoboes were last
night given a lodging in the city holdover in return for
carrying in a box full of coal. On of them wore a swallow
tailed coat of the latest cut, pantaloons and stiff hat
to match, an immediate shirt and standing collar and gold
eye glasses. When asked what their politics were they
replied that they were "Fusionists."
Master Philip Waters is to
spend Thanksgiving holidays with the Beemer and Thompson
families in Lamar. He will return next week.
My! My! You are growing
old fast! And you know why, too. Its those gray
hairs! Dont you know that Ayers Hair Vigor
restores color to gray hair? Well, it does. And it never
fails, either. It stops falling hair also, and keeps the
scalp clean. Sold for 60 years.
Crisis Center will be holding its annual
Thanksgiving Day Family Dinner tomorrow,
Thursday, November 27 from 12 noon until 1:30
p.m. in the First United Methodist Church
Fellowship Hall, 7th and Main. Attendees are
asked to use the West entrance.
The dinner is held
for those who would like to be with others but
have no place to go. The meal will consist of
turkey and all the trimmings. Musical
entertainment and fellowship will also be
featured during the annual event.
Those wishing to
volunteer to help are encouraged to call Crisis
Center directors Brian or Marilyn Bisbee at
417-358-3533. Transportation to the event can be
arranged, as well as meal delivery by calling the
same number by today, November 26.
Department of Conservation will hold an
introduction to Fly-fishing and Fly-Tying
Workshop on Saturday, December 6, 2008 from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Walter Woods Conservation
Area, 5 minutes south of Joplin. Call
417-629-3423 for more information.
For those who are plannin on travelin
over the holidays, the price of gasoline may
become a point of interest. Course there
are a variety of conditions that dictate the
importance of a few pennies per gallon.
One such factor is the distance
traveled since the last bathroom break. The
weather and amount of traffic also can play a
part in the calculation.
Ya might, for instance, be
tempted ta pass by a busy station shortly after
leavin, and then end up payin 3 cents
more per gallon a little while down the road,
when youre ready for a cup of coffee.
Course, if the
fresh-baked bread in the car is callin out
to you all through the trip, those quick gas
station stops for junk food will be a letdown
regardless of the price at the pump.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
|Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
"Mineral oil will take off a fake tattoo
nicely. Use it liberally on a cotton ball just
before bath time. My kids love fake tattoos, and
this way, they dont stay on too long."
-- T.L. in Montana
"An easy way to
store plastic grocery bags so that they are handy
when you need them is to stuff them into a tissue
box. They come out one at a time and are easily
stored in a cabinet or even in your car." --
P.W. in Missouri
"I have one of
those wax-melt burners that uses tea lights to
heat a block of scented wax. I ran out of tea
lights, but had one votive candle that I could
use. I cut the bottom of the votive off to make
it the right height, then I used a square of
aluminum foil under it to catch the drippings. It
worked just fine in a pinch." -- D.S. in
a tip for your indoor and patio gardeners out
there: When filling a pot with soil, first make
sure there is a drain hole at the bottom. Then
instead of putting stones or broken pottery on
the inside bottom hole of the pot to allow for
drainage, place a coffee filter over the hole and
then fill the pot with your potting soil. I
discovered this filter will not only provide more
room for root development but will effectively
allow for proper drainage. Also, the filter will
not let any muddy soil or dirt to run out the
bottom of your pots and mess up your windowsill
or patio decking. It really works!" -- T.G.
in New Jersey
Fix tomato sauce
thats too tart by adding a pinch of baking
soda. It neutralizes the acidity and gives the
sauce a milder taste.
Turkey Roasting Times
Roast the turkey
until temperature reaches 170 degrees F in the
breast and 180 degrees F in the thigh. Cooking
times are for planning purposes only -- always
use a meat thermometer to determine doneness.
Timetable for Roasting a Turkey
(325 degrees F):
8 to 12 pounds 2 3/4 to 3 hours
12 to 14 pounds 3 to 3 3/4 hours
14 to 18 pounds 3 3/4 to 4 1/4 hours
18 to 20 pounds 4 1/4 to 4 1/2 hours
20 to 24 pounds 4 1/2 to 5 hours
24 to 30 pounds 5 to 5 1/4 hours
8 to 12 pounds 3 to 3 1/2 hours
12 to 14 pounds 3 1/2 to 4 hours
14 to 18 pounds 4 to 4 1/4 hours
18 to 20 pounds 4 1/4 to 4 3/4 hours
20 to 24 pounds 4 3/4 to 5 1/4 hours
24 to 30 pounds 5 1/4 to 6 1/4 hours
National Turkey Federation
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