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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 Volume XVIII, Number 38

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The Nazarene Church will hold an American Red Cross blood drive on August 20 in the gym at 2000 Grand, 11:30 a.m. to 6;00 p.m.

Did Ya Know?...The phone number for the Powers Museum is now 237-0456. It was recently changed.

today's laugh

A young man reported for his first day of work at a supermarket. The manager greeted him with a warm handshake and a smile, gave him a broom and said, "Your first job will be to sweep out the store." "But I’m a college graduate," the young man replied indignantly. "Oh, I’m sorry. I didn’t know that," said the manager. "Here, give me the broom - I’ll show you how."

Three elderly men are at the doctor’s office for a memory test. The doctor asks the first man, "What is three times three?" "274," came the reply. The doctor rolls his eyes and looks up at the ceiling, and says to the second man, "It’s your turn. What is three times three?" "Tuesday," replies the second man. The doctor shakes his head sadly, then asks the third man, "Okay, your turn. What’s three times three?" "Nine," says the third man. "That’s great!" says the doctor. "How did you get that?" "Simple," he says, "just subtract 274 from Tuesday."

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

Federal Building Steel Here.

The steel for the roof of the new Carthage federal building arrived this morning and was unloaded and hauled to the building site at the corner of Third and Maple streets. All the steel for the building has arrived and most of it is in position. The roof will be put in place at once.

As a result of the progress of construction work, the big derrick utilized for handling the material for this building was raised six feet this morning. This was done by jacking up the foot of the derrick and placing blocks under it, and at the same time correspondingly adjusting the guy ropes which hold the top of the derrick in place. This change was neccesary so that the horizontal derrick-arm would clear the top of the completed wall. No further changes to the derrick will be neccesary.

--Everett Powers, M.D., Central Nat’l bank building. Practice limited to eye, ears, nose, and throat.

  Today's Feature

School Records On Line.

The Carthage R-9 School district will begin school on August 20. This year a number of parents are expected to use the internet based Campus Portal.

Campus Portal is a tool for parents and students to access instant, online, timely and secure student information: class schedule, assignments, attendance, discipline, course registrations for next year, report cards and transcripts.

According to the R-9 website, Campus Portal is a means to further promote educational excellence by enhancing their program of communication with parents and students.

Parents of current students are eligible to activate a Parent Portal account, after agreeing to the terms and conditions of use.

To access the portal a parent needs internet access and any computer capable of running the browser Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher, Macintosh or Windows. The site is located at

It is a free service to parents, and is said to save the district money by reducing paperwork and labor costs.


Just Jake Talkin'

Take a break.

Looks like the lows will be in the 60’s for most of the week. Open the windows and turn off the air conditioner. Sleep like a baby.

My grandparents had a sleepin’ porch. Screened in and onea those fold up beds that made for more comfortable summer nights. I don’t suppose anyone would consider slippin on their night shirt and utilizin’ such a simple summer solution these days.

‘Course the night sounds take some gettin’ used to. Crickets chirpin, June bugs runnin’ into the screen in mid flight and the occasional mosquito that slips through a crack all just add to the overall outdoor sleepin’ experience. Add in the stiff back from sleepin’ on a portable bed, and it’s easy to see why air conditioners are so popular.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’

  Weekly Columns



By JoAnn Derson

•"To help my toddler squeeze into shoes, I swipe the backs of his heels with baby powder. It helps his feet glide into the shoes." -- C.A. in New York

• "I keep a container of baby wipes in the car. I started when my kids were babies, but now I find them so handy, I can’t stop. I use them to rinse my hands after pumping gas, for cleaning up spills, quickly dusting the dashboard, etc." -- T.K. in Arizona

• "If you have children who participate in muddy, dirty sports and it’s your job to ferry them around, listen up: Save your seats and floorboards with paper grocery bags. Cut them open and line the floor, or have the child remove his or her shoes and place them in a bag so they will not get mud and dirt on everything." -- R.K. in South Carolina

•"Put a small stitch in the middle of the bottom of your flat sheet in a contrasting color. That way, it’s easier to make the bed up correctly, without having to check both sides for evenness." -- O.W. in Minnesota

• If you need to dampen clothing while ironing, try misting your ironing board instead of the garment itself. The same amount of water applies, but you save yourself from getting water spots on the material.

• Go Green Tip: Check your toilets for leaks. Add a few drops of food coloring to the tank. If it appears in the toilet bowl between flushes -- even if the toilet makes no noise at all -- you have a leak. Get it fixed ASAP, as you are, well, flushing money down the toilet, so to speak.

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