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Wednesday, April 22, 2009 Volume XVII, Number 215
Did Ya Know?... Art in the
Park. Celebrate George Washington Carvers love
of art as local artists create works of art throughout
the parks landscape. Hands-on demonstrations will
be provided by talented artists and guides 10:00 - 3:00
a.m. More information @ 417-325-4151 or visit
Did Ya Know?...MOCHIP CHILD ID
program will be available from 9:00 - 3:00 at the
Episcopal Church, 820 Howard St., Saturday, April 25th.
This program is provided free of charge thanks to
Missouri Freemasons and sponsors. Please call David Jones
at 417-358-8816 for more information.
had been fighting each other for nigh on four decades.
Bob buys a Great Dane and teaches it to use the bathroom
in Bills yard. For one whole year Bill ignores the
So Bob then buys a cow and teaches it
to use the bathroom in Bills yard. After about a
year and a half of Bobs cow planting cow patties in
Bills yard; being ignored all the while, a semi
pulls up in front of Bills house.
Bob runs over and demands to know
whats in the 18-wheeler.
My new pet elephant, Bill
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
The electric car due in Carthage at
half past 2 yesterday afternoon ran over and killed a
bull dog on the grade just south of Centennial avenue.
The tax had not been paid on the animal and this suggests
to Marshal Bruffet an easier way than shooting to get rid
of the delinquent dogs.
The Market Fair managers are repainting
the inside of the grand stand at the fair grounds. The
paint now on the seats rubs off badly and the new paint
is being put on to remedy that difficulty.
Rev. J.B. Culpepper is expected here
this evening with his tent, in which he will commence a
revival meeting tomorrow night. His meeting at Lamar
closed last night. The tent, which will seat about 4,000
people, will be pitched on the county lot just west of
the jail. It is expected to have a chorus choir of some
two hundred voices, and the music will be a special
feature of the meeting.
The City Council Public Safety
Committee was presented with the problem of
traffic congestion around the new Carthage High
School during its regular meeting Monday evening.
Police Chief Greg Dagnan reported that traffic
grid lock initially occurred after the school
opened and it took up to forty minutes to empty
the school parking lot.
Students are beginning to find
better routes out of the area now according to
Dagnan, with typical exit times reduced to about
Some students have resorted to
parking on River Street to avoid the confusion,
but the Committee is considering making the area
a no parking.
According to Director of Public
Works Chad Wampler, modifications to the
intersection at River and Airport Drive should be
completed in about six weeks. It will improve the
situation some, says Wampler, but the amount of
traffic generated by students will still cause
Long term plans call for a
streetlight at the intersection, but the $180,000
price tag for the project is not funded.
Child Identification and
The Missouri Child
Identification & Protection Program will be
held this Saturday April 25, 2009 from 9:00 to
3:00 p.m. at the Episcopal Church at 820 Howard
St. in Carthage.
The program consists of five
major components: Digital Photograph, Digital
Fingerprints, Child Information and Emergency
Contacts, Dental Bite Impressions, and Two
Laminated ID Cards. All information collected
will be given to the childs guardian on a
mini-CD computer disk which is "AMBER
The service is free, and
sponsored by 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 and click on
"about". If you have any questions
contact David Jones at 417-358-8816.
Nothin like a big
ole goose egg from bangin your
head on the bottom of a table youve
been under. Whack!
I hear that the thing to do
is to apply all the pressure you can to the
knot before it really starts swellin.
It may work, but what I really hear is the
screamin from the victim bein
helped in this way.
I grew up with a gentler
remedy. Put some ice on it. I dont
figure anything makes a lot a difference.
After a day or two the size gets smaller and
starts feelin better till ya
happen to bump it again.
"Feels better when it
stops hurtin," my old baseball coach
used ta say. Real funny guy.
At least if ya get a shiner
you can make up a good story bout the
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Heres A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
Bored with regular
coffee, but dont want to spend a lot on
flavored coffee grounds? Do it in-house and by
the cup using ingredients you probably already
have on hand. Use almond or vanilla extract. A
few drops will flavor up a cup. Try cinnamon or
cocoa powder, or stir in a butterscotch hard
candy for sweetness as well as flavor.
Heres a great
e-mail tip from G.L. thats both
money-saving and landfill-saving: "When
making a quilt, you can save money by using an
old blanket instead of batting."
"I keep several
toothbrushes for cleaning, and when I add one to
my collection, I make sure to wrap the handle in
masking tape. That way it can never be confused
for a regular toothbrush again." -- R.R. in
To clean a bread board,
dampen the surface, then sprinkle liberally with
salt. Use the cut side of a lemon half to scrub
the surface. Allow it to dry.
"I bake a lot of
pies for Easter. Now that its over, I have
found the perfect trick to freezing them and
locking in taste: plastic cereal bags. Another
lady in my church brought a pie and carried it in
this plastic sleeve. I asked her what kind of bag
it was, and it was the waxed-paper bag from a box
of cereal. She swears it works very well in the
freezer, and its easy to just slip the pie
in and seal. Ill be using this hint for my
Thanksgiving pies." -- S.W. in Wisconsin
Go Green Tip: Get an energy
audit from your power provider. Most provide them
for free, and some companies even offer
incentives if you make changes in your home that
make it more energy efficient.
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