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Wednesday, October 22, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 88

did ya know?

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.

Did Ya Know?... The Powers Museum Board and Museum Friends will hold an Open House honoring twenty-five years of service by Michele Hansford, Director and Curator of Powers Museum on Sunday, October 26 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Museum, 1617 W. Oak Street.

today's laugh

The hard-to-please customer shook her head. "I don’t like these shoes," she told the salesman. "The soles are too thick."
"Is that the only objection, madam?" asked the salesman. She nodded. "Then, madam," he added, "if you take the shoes I can assure you that the objection will gradually wear away."

"I’d like to see something cheap in a straw hat."
"Try this one sir, and the mirror’s on your left."

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

To Seek Fortune in Washington.

Tom Pealer left this morning to seek his fortune in the state of Washington. He will first join his brother, Clark H. Pealer, on the west coast and see what the opportunities are in that vicinity. The latter is now a mail carrier from Quiniant to Humptulips, two towns on the coast at the west edge of the state.

Visited By His Sister.

Mrs. Alto Costly of Neck City came to Carthage yesterday afternoon and visited her brother, Charles Sidenstricker, who is confined in the county jail for shooting his wife last Friday evening. After a short talk with her brother, Mrs. Costly left the jail and returned to her home.

The injured wife, Mrs. Sidenstricker, is at Mrs. Costly’s home and the visitor said this morning in conversation over the telephone with Jailer Weaver that the condition of the injured woman is slightly improved.


Today's Feature

Approved the Street Closure.

The City Council Public Safety Committee met on Monday evening in regular session. The committee heard a request from Mark Sponagle of the Carthage Technical Center for a street closure in conjunction with the Carthage Christmas Parade. Sponagle requested closure of 9th, 10th and 11th streets from Chestnut Street to Grand Avenue on December 1 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The committee discussed the request and it was noted that the Carthage Invitational basketball tournament will be held on the same evening, and that some direction may be needed for the traffic flow during the two events. The motion to forward the street closures to Council was approved unanimously.

Fire Chief John Cooper told the committee that the Maple Leaf Parade had gone well, adding that the fire truck had to exit the procession during the parade to extinguish a residential fire.

Police Chief Greg Dagnan noted that the Carthage Police department has been helping with the investigation of a recent homicide, and added that overtime may become an issue during the investigation due to the volume of manpower being utilized.

Just Jake Talkin'

I heard a guy the other night on TV (yes, there is an occasional bright spot) talkin’ ‘bout somethin’ that he felt was at least as important as the sense of the family. He talked about the sense of community.

He says that the social laws that we impose on ourselves are more important and enforceable than government imposed laws.

‘Course the reason is that we ultimately make the choice of what community we want to live in and therefore feel more of an obligation to conform to community standards than we do regular "laws."

It’s nice ta know that those ice-cream socials and parades and ball games are more than just entertainment, it’s good for us and our kids.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Mornin' Mail

Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson

• Getting that thermos out of storage? Freshen its smell with a half-cup of baking soda. Shake it around and let it sit overnight. Got stains? A few tablets of Alka Seltzer will do the trick. Fill the bottle two-thirds full with hot water, plop in the tablets and let them do their work. Use a bottle brush to scrub, and then rinse.

• "I like to make my own baby food, but doing it for every meal was tedious. Now I just make a large batch of each kind, freeze it into ice-cube trays and, when they are frozen, pop the cubes out into labeled freezer bags. I defrost just what I need quickly and easily, and I have a much greater variety this way." -- D.M. in Washington

• "If you are painting around windows, cut newspaper to fit the window, then dampen enough that it will stick on the window. Paint as normal, then just peel off. No tape required. Painter’s tape is getting pretty expensive, if you ask me." -- V.L. in Delaware

• "I keep a travel container of baby wipes in the car for use after filling the tank with gas. Now that it’s all pay at the pump, I hardly go inside and am not able to wash my hands off. Just a quick wipe and my hands are clean, and I can toss the wipe right there at the pump." -- J.S. in Texas

• "I have a very pretty pot that I keep beside my kitchen sink. It’s filled with baking soda. Whenever I am working with foods that are smelly or strong, I can open the lid and it helps a little. Also, I just dip my damp fingers into the baking soda and use it to scrub the smell from my hands. The bonus is that it makes my hands feel softer." -- O.O. in Iowa

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