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Wednesday, December 9, 2009 Volume XVIII, Number 120
Did Ya Know?...The First United
Methodist Church, 7 & Main will hold their annual
Holiday Breakfast and cookie walk on Sat. Dec. 12. 8 a.m.
to noon. All you can eat breakfast $4 per person.
Did Ya Know?... There will be a
Red Cross blood drive at the Nazarene Church , 2000
Grand, from 11:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday December 10.
Did Ya Know?... The Carthage
Humane Society is sponsoring a free coloring contest for
ages 5-10. Pictures to be colored can be picked up at the
Humane Society or at the Pancake Hut. Deadline is Dec.
15. For info call 358-6402
A day without
sunshine is like, night.
On the other hand, you have different
I just got lost in thought. It was
42.7 percent of all statistics are made
up on the spot.
You have the right to remain silent.
Anything you say will be misquoted, then used against
I wonder how much deeper the ocean
would be without sponges
Honk if you love peace and quiet.
Remember half the people you know are
Despite the cost of
living, have you noticed how popular it remains?
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A Moonlight Sleigh
A jolly party of young people in a big
bobsled had a gay moonlight ride around the streets of
Carthage last night. An attempt to stop on the square
near a car that was off the track irritated one of the
horses and his plunges frightened some of the party, who
jumped out into the snow on all sides. As the horse could
not be induced to stand still, they then had to race
after the sled and climb in it while it was under motion.
Of course this resulted in much laughter and was
considered great fun.
After the ride the party adjourned to
C. A. Emrys house on South Maple street, where an
oyster supper was served. The sled belong to Homer and
Ray Stanley, and their guests, were Misses Edna, Mamie
and Winifred Emry, Ada, Lulu and Bessie Stanley, Eva and
Nannie Rankin, Myrtie Morton and Minnie Hiatt; Ernest
Wheeler and Will Barnhart.
Program to Begin.
Jasper County University of
Missouri Extension will be sponsoring a Missouri
Master Gardener program, beginning in January.
The program is designed to train volunteers in
various aspects of horticulture. The Master
Gardeners participate in a wide variety of
community service projects and assist University
of Missouri Extension in providing unbiased
educational information to the public.
A person who wishes to become a
Master Gardener is required to attend 30 hours of
training, and agree to return 30 hours of
volunteer service during the following year. The
fee is $125, but thanks to the support of the
Ozark Gateway Master Gardener organization, the
cost to those enrolling will be $95.
Topics to be covered in the
basic sessions include an orientation to the
Master Gardener program; plant physiology; winter
tree identification and tree care; soils and
plant nutrition; woody ornamentals; insects;
annuals and perennials; plant diagnostics;
vegetable production; home lawn and turf; and
home fruit production.
Contact Ed Browning or Janet
LaFon, Courthouse Basement, 417-358-2158.
I suppose everone has
a favorite Snoopy cartoon.
Mine was the day after
Christmas where the piano playin
character was showin Chuck all the
gifts he had received.
just terrible," he said.
Chuck said everthing
looked pretty good to him.
"Thats what I
mean," was the reply. "I got
everything I asked for. How am I ever going
to be able to build any character?"
I suppose most of us would
have been happy with a little less character
and a few more gifts.
I personally have know a
few characters in my time. Some of em
thought they were the ultimate gift.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
HERES A TIP
Go Green Tip: Even I am
guilty of loving the big box stores, but for a
nice gift alternative, check out your local
farmers market. Stalls are popping up with
locally made treasures and handcrafts. Avoid the
long lines and pick up something special while
supporting your local craftspeople.
Keep those special
chains and necklaces untangled. Slip them through
a drinking straw and then fasten the clasp. The
chain will stay straight, and you can store many
together this way.
"Have you forgotten
what you gave your friends or relatives on
birthdays/Christmas/holidays? Simply use your
calendar on the appropriate day, making a note of
what and to whom you gave a gift. Where
Easter/Christmas has a long list, there is
usually space at the top or bottom of the page of
the month." -- P.B. in British Colombia,
M.S. in Missouri writes:
"If you are short a serving tray, use a
large enough piece of cardboard and wrap it up in
aluminum foil. You also can use holiday boxes
lined with a coordinating-color tea towel to
If you have an
indentation in your carpet from furniture legs,
try placing an ice cube in the indentation and
letting it melt. Moisture is slowly introduced
into the fibers as the ice cube melts, and this
can sometimes plump them up!
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