At the end of
a long day, a young boy was told to go to bed by his
[Five minutes later]
"Im thirsty. Can you bring
me a drink of water?"
"No. You had your chance.
Its time for bed. Lights out."
[Five minutes later]
"Im THIRSTY...Can I have a
drink of water??"
"I told you NO! If you ask again
Ill have to come up there and spank you!!"
[Five minutes later]
"When you come in to spank me, can
you bring me a drink of water?"
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
ANOTHER RECEPTION TODAY
McElroy, Fitch and Miss Barde do the Honors.
A large and delightful reception was
tendered this afternoon by Mesdames W. W. Calhoon, C.F.
McElroy, F.H. Fitch, and Miss Barde at the home of Mrs.
Calhoon on Garrison avenue. Mesdames J. W. Miller, R.E.L.
Halliburton, H.O. Scott, H.T. Harrison and C.H. Hodges
assisted in receiving. Some 200 invitations were issued.
The hours were 2 to 4 and 4 to 6 oclock.
The front parlor was decorated with
pink roses, the back parlor with yellow daisies and the
hall and dining room with roses and ferns, Pink, yellow
and white were the prevailing colors. During the
afternoon Miss Marian Wright rendered several selections
and Miss Isabelle Bruce and Mr. Walter McElroy played the
piano. Mr. Lute De Vore Connelly was expected to be
present from New York and sing.
Identification and Protection Program
The Missouri Child
Identification & Protection Program will hold
a day for helping families gather identification
info for children and teens on Saturday April
25,2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the
Episcopal Church at 820 Howard Street in
The program consists of five
major components which are Digital Photographs,
Digital Fingerprints, Child Information and
Emergency Contacts, Dental bite impression, and
Two laminated ID cards. All of the childs
digital photographs, fingerprints, and their
vital information are given to the parent or
guardian on a mini-CD computer disk. The
information on the disk is "AMBER
ALERT". The dental bite wafer provides an
impression of the biting surface, which like
fingerprints, is unique to each individual. This
wafer also collects enough saliva to provide a
DNA sample and a source scent for trained canine
search and recovery teams. According to Event
Coordinator David Jones, all of these combined
provide a powerful identification tool.
The Masonic Childrens
Foundation will retain no information concerning
the children except for a signed permission form
which is to be retained by the foundation. This
service will be free of charge, and is sponsored
by the Missouri Masonic Childrens
Foundation, Carthage Lodge #197 AF & AM, and
Criterion Lodge#586 AF & AM. To download
forms prior to the event go to www.mochip.org--
click on "about". If you have any
questions concerning this program feel free to
contact: David Jones, Event Coordinator at
Saw a neat trick on a
bicycle the other day. A small girl of five
or six, apparently still learnin the
art of survivin a two wheeler, was
ridin with four other children. She
turned out of the alley onto the street and
didnt get straightened out. She
continued in a circular motion and bumped
square into the curb. Her slow speed and low
proximity to the ground eliminated any chance
of serious injury, but she dropped like a
rock. The small boy ridin beside her
was havin his own problems keepin
upright and didnt stop. The girl
brushed herself off and got back on, slowly
tryin catch up to the rest of the
I never saw a tear, just a
face of determination and possibly some
embarrassment. A spark of hope for the next
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
By JoAnn Derson
Go Green Tip: When
cooking, use the size pot that fits the burner,
or the burner that is the best size for the pot.
A 6-inch pot on an 8-inch burner wastes more than
40 percent of the burners heat, according
to the EPA.
Use a window squeegee to
remove hair from compacted carpets or upholstery.
remover can remove burned-on plastic from the top
of a toaster oven. If youve ever forgotten
to remove the bread bag, you can appreciate the
tip." -- B.P., via e-mail
"Were a busy
family, so each week, the dinner menu is posted
on the fridge in a plastic paper-holding sleeve.
Behind it are the recipes or instructions for
that weeks meals. Whoever gets home first
gets things started. That person also pulls
anything that needs to be defrosted for the next
meal. It has worked to help everyone do their
share." -- P.L. in Ohio
Another busy family tip:
"On the door from our garage to the house,
my husband used both magnetic paint and
chalkboard paint. Its the door we use most
to come in, and we write notes to one another
here." -- K.S. in Wisconsin
Childrens art can
be used in many ways: laminated as a placemat,
temporary bookmark, stationery to family members
or decoration for gifts (when cut and pasted onto
plain-color wrapping paper.
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