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Monday, October 20, 2008 Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?... A
Diabetic Support Group meeting will be held
on October 22 at 4 p.m. in the McCune-Brooks
Regional Hospital Community Room.
Refreshments and recipes will be included.
Guest speaker Dr. Greg Goetzinger, eye care
professional will talk about eye problems
that can be caused by diabetes, and what can
be done to solve those problems. 359-2652.
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?... VFW
Post 2590 will hold a Halloween Dance on
October 25 at 8:00 p.m. in the Post home.
Music by Country Gold. Public Welcome, $4.00
at the door, $2.00 if in costume.
Prosperity - Being able to pay
a little more for things we shouldnt buy
Alimony - When two people make
a mistake and one of them continues to pay for
Bank - An institution where you
can borrow money if you can present sufficient
evidence to show that you dont need it.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Mandolin Club Dance.
Over fifty were in
attendance at the dance given by the Carthage mandolin,
banjo and guitar club at Waters hall last night. It was
their initiatory dance of the season, and proved a highly
enjoyable occasion. These dances will be given by the
club each Wednesday evening.
You Eat Bread!
You eat bread morning,
noon and night. You eat more bread than any food and pay
less attention to it. A sweet, pleasant and wholesome
taste; a white, light and even texture characterizes all
bread made from Express Flour.
Mrs. Leedy, of
Springfield, and Mrs. H. L. M. Innes of Chicago, mother
and sister respectively of Mrs. J. H. Flanigan, left
Saturday evening for the homes after a visit of several
As a part of the
celebration for Maple Leaf, the Fair Acres Family
YMCA will waive membership fees for new members
through October 31, 2008, resulting in a savings
up to $75.00.
A variety of new
programs are also being offered at the Y
including Youth Floor Hockey, a new program that
is currently accepting registrations. Group
exercise classes are also forming, including the
Triathlon Club, Home School Physical Educations
classes and more.
may be obtained by calling the Fair Acres Family
YMCA at 358-1070, by visiting
www.fairacresymca.org online, or by visiting the
Y at 2600 Grand Ave.
The City Council
Public Safety Committee will meet this evening at
6:30 p.m. in the Carthage Police Department, 310
W. 4th Street.
Items on the
agenda include the discussion of the Christmas
Parade with Mark Sponagle of the Carthage
Technical Center, and a request to close the
inside of the square for a blood drive.
Ive seen those ads for
the gizmo that attaches to the water hose to blow
leaves outa the rain gutters. Course they
dont show the folks usin em
gettin soaked to the core with all that
water splashin around.
What I want to see is a gizmo
that attaches to the vacuum cleaner to clean bugs
outa those chandeliers. You know the ones, they
look like big bowls suspended down from chains.
They always have a handful a dead bugs in the
bottom of em and are usually hangin
from a twenty foot ceilin.
Ive often wondered what
bugs did at night before street lights were
invented. Maybe lightin bugs were the big
attraction back then, givin a brief glimpse
of the future social activity of bug kind. Then,
everone knows bugs are for the birds.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities
Is A Hammer
Q: My husband and
I are both terrible at managing clutter. It seems
that every time one of us manages to clear a
space of stuff, more junk appears to fill it up!
How can we get rid of all the clutter in our
house? -- Jane W., via e-mail
A: Clutter is a
very common problem in American society, so
youre not alone. None of us likes to be
without our "stuff," even when that
stuff is pushing us out the door.
author of "Kick the Clutter: Clear Out
Excess Stuff Without Losing What You Love"
(Rodale Inc., $17.95), writes that there are
several types of personalities that attract
clutter. For example: The collector, who amasses
lots of his or her favorite items; the inheritor,
who "inherits" items from family
members or friends; and the compulsive shopper,
who buys things because they are a bargain or
The first step to
getting rid of clutter, whether you fall into the
above categories or not, is to recognize the
traits that make you susceptible to amassing
clutter, and then work consciously, every day, on
not giving in to those traits. In this way
its very much like going on a diet.
addressed the reason why clutter comes in the
door, set priorities for tackling the existing
clutter. You dont have to tackle it all at
once; budget your time for cleaning up. And
dont overdo it -- just do a little at a
time, but regularly.
And be sure to do
this as a couple. If both of you have brought in
clutter, you both should take it out. Dont
blame each other or try to make the other spouse
feel guilty about it, but instead work together
to prioritize and de-clutter your home.
HOME TIP: Feel
guilty about just throwing excess clutter in the
trash? Recycle as much as possible, give it away
or sell more valuable items on an online auction
site like eBay.
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