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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 Volume XVIII, Number 48

did ya know?

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

Did Ya Know?...Spare Cat Rescue is raffling off a Queen Size Cat Quilt. Proceeds will be used to sponsor low-cost cat spay/neuter events. To see a picture of the quilt and/or buy raffle tickets, stop by the Pancake Hut. Tickets are $1 each or $5 for 6 tickets. Drawing to be held some time in mid-September.

today's laugh

These sentences actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services:

The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has been cancelled due to a conflict.

Don’t let worry kill you off - let the Church help.

Miss Charlene Mason sang "I will not pass this way again," giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.

For those of you who have children and don’t know it, we have a nursery downstairs.

Next Thursday there will be try outs for the choir. They need all the help they can get.

Barbara remains in the hospital and needs blood donors for more transfusions. She is also having trouble sleeping and requests tapes of Pastor Jack’s sermons.

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

A Real Estate Trade.

Last evening a trade was effected by which Sam’l Morrow purchased of Mrs. S. H. Lashorn of Hamilton, O., her 114 acre farm 1 1/4 miles east of Carthage. The farm has been occupied for years by W. S. Shuler, a relative of Mrs. Lashorn, and is a fine piece of bottom land. The consideration was $6,500. In exchange Mrs. Lashorn takes Mr. Morrow’s Clinton street residence property, it going in the deal at $3,500. The actual possession of each property will be given next June, when Mr. Morrow will remove to the farm and Mr. Shuler comes to Carthage.

Master Jack Garrison was thrown from his wheel this morning about ten o’clock, at the corner of Garrison avenue and Pine streets and sustained quite a bad cut on his forehead. The wound bled profusely for sometime and rendered the boy weak and dazed. He was after a while able to go home and have the cut bandaged.

  Today's Feature


The Carthage Chamber of Commerce has announced that food vendor spaces are completely full for the upcoming Maple Leaf Festival, but they are taking a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Craft booth spaces are nearly full, with only 10 left. And they will also take a waiting list for craft booths.

Parade entries are coming in quickly. The parade is limited to 200 entries, so entrants are encouraged to get forms submitted as soon as possible to assure participation in this year’s event. Forms are available at the Chamber office or by email or fax.

Indoor commercial booths will be available and forms may be obtained at the Chamber office.

Entry forms for participants in the Maple Leaf Quilt show are available at the Powers Museum and the Chamber Office. The quilts will be on display at the Powers Museum from October 8 until October 30. The show is free to the public.

Registration forms for the lip sync competition are available at Grundy’s Body and Frame Shop and the Chamber office.

Just Jake Talkin'

I’ve always been a little amazed at how a single bit of news can effect different folks completely opposite ways.

Talked to a guy the other day and the fact that the weather has been runnin’ pretty cool for this time a year was brought up. This guy says yea, but I always like it when it gets pretty hot durin’ the summer.

Talked to another who was not likin’ the warmer afternoons. Said she couldn’t wait until fall gets here.

Now I’m sure that all don’t share these obviously wild swings of opinion. There have ta be some moderates out there who just want the weather to make up its mind and not make any radical changes. I imagine most just want some continuity and routine in their lives. ‘Course those folks are probl’y livin’ in the wrong part of the country.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

  Weekly Columns


By JoAnn Derson


Having a picnic? If you use a plastic or vinyl tablecloth, you know that it can develop wrinkles in storage. Never fear. A hair dryer set on low can get those wrinkles out in minutes. Hang the tablecloth over your shower curtain for easy access.

• "Recently, the tab broke off of my pants. Trouble was, it was the middle of the day. I used a paper clip as a replacement, and it worked so well, I kept it on there. It’s still working!" -- D.E. in Massachusetts

• "To make pounding nails into wood easier, I keep a bar of soap handy. I rake the nails though the soap before putting them in. It makes a big difference -- especially a large project, like putting up a fence" - F.J.

•"I have long nails, so I protect them with rubber gloves when I wash dishes or clean. Well, it seems that I have to protect my gloves from my nails, as I sometimes puncture the end of the glove with my nails. I have solved that via a tip from a friend who also has long nails: Stuff a small cotton ball in the end of the finger of each glove. Then, when I stick in my fingers, the ends are cushioned by the cotton. It works very well for me." -- R.K. in New York

• Go Green Tip: Take a shorter shower. To reduce water AND the electricity used to heat that water, challenge yourself to a five-minute shower. It’s easier than you think to reduce the amount of time you spend bathing. Also, try setting a few buckets in the shower to catch the water that goes to waste while you are waiting for the hot water to come out. You can use this water in the kitchen (make sure the buckets are spick-and-span) or in the garden.

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