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Wednesday, February 4, 2009, Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?...
Stones Throw Theatre presents the
comedy "Opals Baby".
Performances are February 5, 6, 7, 13, 14,
and 15th. Reservations are required.
Did Ya Know?... Friends
of the Carthage Public Library will hold
their monthly used book sale on February 7th
at 510 S. Garrison Ave. 8:00 until noon.
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Boy Scout Troop 9 will be holding
their annual Breakfast Extravaganza on
February 8th, 7:00 - 10:00 am, and 11:00 -
1:00 pm. The event will be held in the First
United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at
7th and Main. All you can eat for only $4.00
per person. Proceeds will benefit troops
attending summer camps.
"Cash, check or
charge?" I asked after folding items the
woman wished to purchase. As she fumbled for her
wallet I notice a remote control for a television
set in her purse.
"Do you always carry your
TV remote?" I asked.
"No," she replied.
"But my husband refused to come shopping
with me, so I figured this was the most evil
thing I could do to him."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
SAYS HIS NAME IS GOD.
Who is Evidently Insane Picked Up Near the Frisco Track.
inter-urban train which reached Carthage at 12:35 p.m.
today, brought a strange passenger. Just about a mile
this side of Oronogo, a farmer flagged the train. When it
stopped the crew found lying beside the track, a man whom
the farmer had in charge. The farmer had found him where
he lay. He was helped on board the train and brought to
Carthage. Who and what he is, is at present bothering the
Bruffett met the train at the depot and brought the man
up town. He was taken to C. C. Catrons shoe store
and County Physician F. W. Flower was called to examine
him. A reporter reached the store just a moment before
the doctor arrive.
The man, who is
undoubtedly deranged, was standing up, half supported by
Officer Sherman Drake. He is about 5 feet 10 inches tall,
weighs perhaps 175 pounds, has gray blue eyes, dark hair
slightly gray, and a crooked nose. His mouth is covered
by a heavy, drooping brown moustache and he appears to be
about 40 or 45 years of age. He was fairly well dressed,
with brown hat and overcoat, good suit of clothes and
white shirt. His hands and face were coated with dirt as
though he had been thrown head long into the mud. His
hair was also full of mud and his clothing muddy.
When standing in
Catrons store, he kept his hands clasped and prayed
in a whisper. When spoken to he was mute and acted as
though deaf. Only once did he reply to questions. When
Officer Bruffett asked "Where are you from?",
he promptly replied, "No where." "Where
are you going?" "No where." Where did you
get on the train?" "No where." "What
is your name?" "God."
believes that the man is suffering from the effects of a
fall or blow. He had $2.35, some patent medicine, a watch
and a letter addressed to Chas. W. Smith, Neosho, Mo., by
City Attorney Joel Livingston, of Joplin. The letter
related to the city license of medicine peddlers in
man was taken to the city jail and put to bed on a cot in
the corridor near the stove where there is always a fire.
Some one will be secured to look after him tonight.
Acres Retains Independence.
The only two people except for
media and election workers to turn up at the
courthouse last night were Norman and Lois Rush,
residents of Southwind acres. They were very
pleased to hear that the citizens of Carthage
vote no to the forced annexation of their
neighborhood. The final count, which came at
about 7:40 p.m., was 233 no and 215 yes. Less
than 6 percent of registered voters participated
in the decision.
Lois and Norman Rush,
Southwind Acres residents.
Ward 1 voted 31 yes - 22 no.
Ward 2 voted 11 yes - 27 no. Ward 3 voted 36 yes
-33 no. Ward 4 voted 72 yes - 54 no. Ward 5 voted
32 yes - 66 no. Absentee 33 - 31.
I played tourist last weekend.
You know, drive around in an out-of-state
community, lookin here and there.
Slowin down to nearly a stop ta look at
things. Im sure all the locals got a real
kick out of it.
I dont know if the
community I was surveyin gets many
tourists, but havin a Missouri tag was all
Sometimes I wonder if folks
take advantage of the "tourist" badge
to do things they wouldnt normally do.
Parkin on the wrong side of the street,
stoppin in the middle of an intersection to
read the street signs, that sorta thing.
I suppose thats part a
the fun. If ya tic someone off, youll never
see em again anyway. I did try ta pull over
if I saw a line a traffic behind me. They all
made real friendly gestures as they passed me by.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin
|Sponsored by Carthage
By JoAnn Derson
Heres a great
little organizing trick for the bathroom:
Flowerpots make great containers for all kinds of
things. They come in lots of sizes, can be
painted to match any dcor, and hold cotton
swabs, cotton balls, toothbrushes, razors, etc.,
nicely. Plus, theyre pretty.
To get vases with narrow
necks clean, try dropping a couple of
Alka-Seltzer tablets into one. Crush them if you
"If you need to
drive in a nail but arent too good of a
shot, use a clothespin to hold the nail." --
A.Y. in Oregon
"To keep your sub
sandwich nice and tidy, especially if you use a
lot of veggies like I do, just pull a little bit
of the bread out of the top and bottom." --
E.D. in Tennessee
"I have three kids
under age 15, and our family is active and hard
on the walls. In the kitchen, I have a small
paint kit that has vials of the paint for each
rooms walls. Every so often, I get it out
and touch up the walls using a cotton swab. My
walls look great." -- I.L.R. in Kansas
Go Green Tip: Ditch the
plastic bottle of water. Save yourself time and
save the environment by replacing your bottled
water habit with a reusable stainless-steel
bottle and a water filter.
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