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Wednesday, October 1, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 73

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The Family Literacy Center, at 706 Orchard is having a new class on Citizenship and preparing for the Citizenship Test. The class will be starting on October 2, Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. and Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. All classes are free. Call 358-5926 for more information.

Did Ya Know?... The first committee meeting for Relay For Life 09, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, will be held on October 2 at 6:00 p.m. in the First Christian Church, 800 S. Main. Call 417-627-7506 for more info. Those interested in serving on the committee are urged to attend.

Did Ya Know?... The Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold their monthly used book sale on Saturday, October 4 from 8:00 until noon at the Library Annex, 510 S. Garrison Ave.

Did Ya Know?... The Salvation Army, 125 Fairview will hold a rummage sale on Saturday, October 4 beginning at 7:00 a.m. Baked goods, hot dogs from 11 to 1. Sponsored by the Lady’s League.

today's laugh

My brother is a window washer.

I never met him.

Stand near the window, he’ll go by any minute and I’ll introduce you.

Miss, you were doing sixty miles an hour!

Oh, isn’t that splendid! I only learned to drive yesterday.

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

New Pyramid Officers.

The Ancient Order of Pyramids last night elected new officers as follows:
Noble prophet, Sherman Leach
Priest, S.L. Curlee
Priestess, Mrs. G.F. Gividen
Deputy, C.W. Corwine
Scribe, W.E. Eiting
Herald, J.W. Dickson
Messenger, Mrs. S.L. Curlee
Guardian, Mrs. Viola Zoller
Sentinel, Mrs. Harvey Kellogg
New Trustee, J.C. Koontz
Captain of the team, S.E. McBurney
Miss Maude Hughes was initiated and the spelling match was postponed.

Miss Flossie Charles of Monett, and her friend, Miss Zueda Worthem, are visiting at the home of W.D. Knight on Grand Ave.

Mrs. S.B. Briles entertained the congregational ladies missionary society at a coffee this afternoon.


Today's Feature

Alumni Football Game.

The Carthage R-9 Foundation Alumni Football game will be held on October 11 at 7:00 p.m. in K.E. Baker Football Stadium. Tickets for admission will cost $2.00 for adults, ages 12 and under may enter for free. Former Carthage football players return to the field to play this fundraiser game, which is an annual event hosted by the R-9 Foundation.

Carthage R-9 Foundation Director Vicky Cash notes that halftime entertainment will be provided by the Carthage Youth Cheerleaders, and that the Youth Football players will also play a scrimmage during the evening. Alumni players are still being recruited for the game.

In addition to the funding that is raised through admissions, the Foundation is also seeking sponsors for the game. Sponsors will have the option of being included in the commemorative game program. Quarter page advertisements are available at the $150 sponsorship level, half page ads at the $250 level, and the option of half or full page ads is extended to those sponsoring the event at the $500 to $1,000 level. Sponsors names will also be listed on banners which will be visible during the game.

The Carthage R-9 Foundation provides additional services for children within the district, in the form of educational scholarships for graduating seniors, assistance in travel expenses and classroom equipment and supplies.

Further information about the Alumni game, as well as information about sponsorship may be obtained by calling R-9 Foundation Director Vicky Cash at 359-7000.

Just Jake Talkin'

Worked with a guy once that showed such a fear for snakes that coworkers would toss pieces of rope at him to watch him yell and squirm.

They’d sneak a rubber snake into his lunch box and all try to be around when he opened it.

Even guys who had some sympathy couldn’t pass an occasional rattlin’ of a paper sack next to the guy just ta watch him jump. Ever’one would have a big laugh.

I got ta thinkin’ after a while the guy would catch on and at least try to ignore such pranks, but he would always give the anticipated reaction.

I have ta figure that at some point he started likin’ the attention and played up to the "snake hater" image a bit.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Mornin' Mail

Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson

• "Hands down, the best bathroom tool I ever invested in was a mesh bag that cost less than a dollar. I throw all the kids’ toys in it after the bath, hang it from the shower head, and the water drains right out. Every so often, I take the whole thing and toss it into the washer on the delicate cycle. A capful of bleach and those toys get sterilized. Great buy!" -- A Reader in Nebraska

• If your family likes puzzles, try these puzzle-life-extending tips: Reinforce the box corners with packing tape as soon as you open it. Get a zipper-top bag in an appropriate size and store the pieces in the bag, then put the bag in the box. Also, if you have a particular favorite, you can put a piece of laminating plastic over the top of the puzzle after it’s put together, and then trim off the excess. Then take an X-Acto knife or other razor-blade tool to the seams and cut the puzzle apart again. It will preserve the picture.

•"When I’m working in my garden, I hang a couple of plastic bags on the doorknob to the house. This way, if I need to grab something or just take a quick break inside, I can slip one over each foot. Then there’s no need to take off my work boots, which are great on my feet but a little bit of a chore to get on and off." -- G.T. in Ohio

• "To keep my pantyhose from snagging while stored in my lingerie drawer, I stuff each pair into a cardboard toilet-paper roll. I can write on the roll what the color is, and they are easy to stack and line up in the drawer." -- A.B. in Idaho

• Coffee filters make a wonderful cover for bowls and small dishes when microwaving foods that are prone to splattering.

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