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Wednesday, September 24, 2008 Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?... On Sept.
24th, the diabetes Support Group will meet at 4
p.m in the Relationship Center at McCune-Brooks
Regional Hospital. Galen Snodgrass, MBRH Chaplain
will speak on "The Healing Power of Positive
Thinking: Diabetes Included." Call
417-359-2652 for more info.
Did Ya Know?... Ulmer
Funeral Home is sponsoring a "Surviving
Spouse" group, the first meeting will be on
Oct. 6th at 5 p.m. at the Ulmer Funeral Home
Community Room with a light dinner provided at no
charge. Call 417-358-2222 for more info and to
These mummies are thousands of
Yeah? Where are the poppies?
They dont show comedies
in the English movies on Saturday nights any
They dont want any more laughing in church
What happened, George?
You should have watched out for it. The guidebook
warned us there was a fork in the road about this
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
The wheat acreage in
Jasper County for the coming year will probably be
reduced 30 or 40 per cent from the total of last year.
This condition is to be accounted for by the practical
failure of the wheat crop during the last two years.
There has not been a good yield of wheat since 1906 and
the farmers have become discouraged.
Frank London and Miss
Golden Parker of Kendricktown, were married at the
Baptist parsonage on North Maple street yesterday
afternoon at 4 oclock, Rev. S.A. Northrop
Mrs. Kate Brown is
spending the afternoon at Joplin with her son Lee who
will leave this evening for Houston, Texas, after making
his mother and relatives a pleasant visit the past three
weeks. Mrs. Brown my probably later spend the winter with
her son in Texas.
nearing for entry to several Maple Leaf Festival
events. The deadline for the Little Miss &
Mister, Junior and Queen Maple Leaf Pageant is
scheduled for Monday, September 29th. The
deadline for entry applications for the Maple
Leaf Parade is scheduled for October 1.
The 42nd Annual
Maple Leaf Festival is scheduled to be held from
October 11 through 18 this year. The parade will
be held on Saturday, October 18th beginning at
9:00 a.m. The parade, which is one of the
highlights of the 8-day Festival, brings over
50,000 visitors to the local community. Entry
forms may be obtained at the Carthage Chamber of
Commerce office, 402 S. Garrison Ave. For further
information call the Chamber at 417-358-2373.
information received from the Chamber of Commerce
notes that the First Annual Farm Girl Festival
will be held on October 4 from 10:00 a.m. until
dusk at Red Oak II in Carthage. Admission is free
to this event. Activities include crafts, food,
music, soap making, basket weaving, dutch oven
cooking, jewelry making, hay rides, a petting zoo
and a book signing by Lowell Davis.
I find myself on occasion wonderin what
happened to those pieces of memorabilia I once
had. Most are of no real significance, but from
time to time I wish I knew where they ended up.
A couple a cap pistols I had as
a kid were protected for a while, but I now have
no idea where they disappeared. A Tonka Truck and
the family favorite "lung tester" were
stolen and a guitar I was particularly fond of. A
guitar amplifier last time I heard was in
Chicago. A stereo system moved with a family I
tried to help out. A drill I forgot to pack from
a job site.
I usually think of these things
individually, but Im startin to
figure Ive lost more stuff than I remember
havin. I guess as long as I can remember,
the mind remains.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
By JoAnn Derson
"While painting the
baseboards in our house, my husband came up with
the most ingenious system for moving along. We
have hard surface floors throughout the house, so
he got a hold of two carpet scraps. He put them
back-to-back so that the carpet was facing out on
both sides. Then he used it as a kneeling pad.
The double carpet buffered his knees, and he
could just scoot along, since the carpet on the
other side made for easy sliding. The baseboards
were done in no time, and I am so proud of his
smarts!" -- R.L. in Tennessee
"When raking up
leaves, I clip my leaf bags to the chain link
fence using clothespins. They hold the bag open
for me, and its much easier to do by
myself." -- U.L. in Pennsylvania
"To freshen up
garbage cans, apply a little vanilla extract to a
cotton ball and put it inside the can. This works
well for me in the bathrooms. Every time the lid
is lifted, the smell is pretty -- not
yucky." -- D.S. in Oklahoma
"I floss my teeth
every day, but keeping my teeth clean is not the
only use I have for floss. You can use the
unflavored (not mint) kind to slice cheesecake
and other soft items. Just stretch a piece across
the cake and push down. When you get to the
bottom, slide it out from one side. The cut is
flawless." -- S.K. in South Carolina
To get rid of hairspray
buildup on your curling iron, wet a cotton ball
with rubbing alcohol and use it to scrub the
residue off. It just melts right off. Just make
sure you do this while the irons cold, not
after you use it. And do it in a ventilated area,
because the alcohol can be quite strong smelling.
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