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Wednesday, November 5, 2008 Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Crisis Center will present a free
furniture and appliance distribution on
Saturday, November 8, 2008 from 10 a.m. until
12 noon at the corner of Main and 2nd Street.
Furniture donations will be accepted between
6 and 9:30 a.m. on November 8. For more
information call 358-3533.
Did Ya Know?... In
recognition of National Diabetes Education
Week (Nov. 2-8) McCune-Brooks Regional
Hospital is offering a free glucose screen on
Tuesdays throughout November from 8 to 10
a.m. Screening will be held in the outpatient
laboratory inside the main entrance. Water
only for 8-12 hours prior to testing.
Did Ya Know?... The
McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital Community Flu
Shot Clinic will be held Thursday, November
13 from 4 to 6 p.m. Cost for the shot is $15.
Participants must bring Medicare or Medicaid
card if applicable. The clinic will be held
in the community room and participants are
asked to use the Wellness entrance.
Preservative-free vaccine available for
pregnant women and children ages six months
to three years. For more information contact
"Mamma, when the fire goes
out where does it go?"
"My dear boy, I dont
know. You might as well ask me where your father
goes when he goes out."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Eastern Stars Assist in
Making Session Enjoyable.
Officers were installed
yesterday evening by Jasper Commandery Knights with the
Eastern Star order.
J.E. Bell was installing
officer under whose direction the very impressive
ceremonies were carried out. The Eastern Star ladies
furnished refreshments for the evening and gave a very
beautiful musical program.
Misses Hubb, Gilmore and
Mr. Will Hyde will continue the dancing parties formerly
conducted by Prof. and Mrs. Hall who have left Carthage,
on Monday night of each week in the K. of P. hall. They
will be pleased to meet all their friends there.
Mrs. Oscar Wells leaves
tonight for her old home in West Virginia where she will
visit for a couple of months.
Not Only No,
but HECK NO!
convincing and several meetings by the City of
Carthage wrangled only one vote from the
residents of the Southwind Acres neighborhood to
bring the area into the City. In yesterdays
election, twenty-five out of twenty-six of the
residents voted no to the proposed annexation of
the area just south of Wal-Mart on Fir Road. Just
over 60% of Carthage residents voted in favor of
the annexation. To be approved the measure had to
be approved by at least 50% of Carthage voters
and 50% of the Southwind Acres voters. By state
statute the question must now be put on another
ballot in February and passed by a two-thirds
majority, or 67% of the combined voters of the
City and Southwind Acres.
In light of the
only 60% approval by City residents, the City
will now have to turn its attention to
convincing current residents that the approval of
the forced annexation is in the best interests of
In the mean time,
the residents of Southwind Acres will no doubt be
mounting their own campaign to fight the effort,
and to uncover that one rogue voter.
While waitin for the election results last
evenin, I made my usual rounds of the
courthouse takin in the nostalgia and
imaginin the crowds that used to gather for
events like the presidential election in years
gone by. Shoulder to shoulder, waitin for
the next result to be posted. The rowdy
banterin of politics suddenly hushed by the
next bit of news called out by the County Clerk.
I carried by digital camera
recordin various interestin details
of the "Hall of Justice" when I noticed
a relic was missing. The old wooden phone booth
stood as a symbol of communication to the outside
world, but inside there was no phone. No way to
reach legal, medical, or moral assistance. Surely
the system can afford to at least provide the
means for one phone call.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
|Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
Whats on sale in November: shoes,
boys clothing, blankets, select deals on
loss-leader items during holiday sales.
"With the holidays
fast approaching, I found a great way to spend
more time with family instead of in the kitchen.
I invested in all different sizes of crockpots.
This allows me to have food prepared all day.
Cleanup is a breeze and storage is even better. I
use extra-large bulk sweater plastic storage bags
with shelves. I can place at least five large
crockpots very neatly in my dining-room closet.
Now I can get a hot meal and enjoy my family at
the same time." -- B.O. in Pennsylvania
"After a big dinner
like Thanksgiving, theres much scraping of
plates. I keep a bowl lined with a plastic
shopping bag by the sink, and we can scrape into
that. I believe it keeps the smells down in the
trash when all that mess is tied together."
-- O.L. in Washington
Recipe Substitutions: If
you need 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, use 1/2
teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, 1/8
teaspoon nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves.
To keep ashes from
flying around and ruining the carpet near the
fireplace, spray cold ashes with a mister before
removing. This dampens them, helping them to
clump. Remove them to a box, misting again as
necessary. When youre finished, lay a piece
of wet newspaper over the top of the pile, and
you can carry the box outside without fear of a
For wrapping paper in a
pinch, try using the funnies from the newspaper,
or a map. You also can use fabric scraps or a
brown paper grocery bag turned inside out. You
can write funny quotes or draw pictures on the
plain paper to jazz it up.
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