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Wednesday, February 4, 2009, Volume XVII, Number 160

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... Stone’s Throw Theatre presents the comedy "Opal’s 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.

today's laugh

"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.


Man Who is Evidently Insane Picked Up Near the Frisco Track.

The Frisco 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 police.

Officer Dan Bruffett met the train at the depot and brought the man up town. He was taken to C. C. Catron’s 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 Catron’s 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."

Dr. Flower 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 Joplin.

The unfortunate 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.


Today's Feature

Southwind 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.

Just Jake Talkin'


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. I’m sure all the locals got a real kick out of it.

I don’t know if the community I was surveyin’ gets many tourists, but havin’ a Missouri tag was all I needed.

Sometimes I wonder if folks take advantage of the "tourist" badge to do things they wouldn’t 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 that’s part a the fun. If ya tic someone off, you’ll 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’

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Here’s A Tip

By JoAnn Derson

• Here’s 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 dŽcor, and hold cotton swabs, cotton balls, toothbrushes, razors, etc., nicely. Plus, they’re pretty.

• To get vases with narrow necks clean, try dropping a couple of Alka-Seltzer tablets into one. Crush them if you have to.

• "If you need to drive in a nail but aren’t 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 room’s 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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