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Monday, February 9, 2009, Volume XVII, Number 163

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The Can do Center at 404 East 3rd St. will host a dance February 10th. Max Brown will provide the Entertainment for the evening.

Did Ya Know?... The Tri-Statesmen Barbershop Quartets will be singing Valentines on Friday and Saturday February 13th and 14th. The cost is $25.00 with a portion of the proceedes donated to Childrens Miracle Network. Call 358-5680 or 417-232-4337 for more information.

Did Ya Know?... artCentral presents Jim Bilgere in his show titled, "THE MAGIC OF SERENDIPITY". The artists reception will be held Friday, February 13th @ 6:00 pm at the Hyde House Gallery, 1110 E. 13th Street, Carthage. The show will run thru March 1st.

today's laugh

Darnell Madison, 37, was shot and killed in July in Homewood, Ala., when he burst into a motel room intending to rob the seven men whom he had seen with a wad of money. He was unaware they were armed police officers working on another case.

Four teenagers were arrested in the parking lot of a large mall in Lakeland, Fla., just before Christmas when, attempting to steal an automobile at random, they tried to break into a police van containing three officers on a stakeout.

Long Beach police arrested two small, skinny men in October and charged them with stealing six 45-pound barbells from the Buffum-Downtown YMCA. The men were struggling to keep the barbells in a small cart that kept tipping over because they were not strong enough to steer it.

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


Messrs. Thomas and Misses Brazington Married at 3 O’Clock Sunday.

As announced in Saturday’s paper, the double wedding of Messrs. T. A. and A. A. Thomas and Misses Mary and Kate Brazington occurred Sunday afternoon at 8 o’clock, at the home of the brides’ parents on Orner and Oak streets. Elder George Barnhart performed the ceremony. The residence was prettily decorated in honor of the event.

All four contracting parties walked into the parlor together at the announced hour. Mr. A. A. Thomas and Miss Kate Brazington were married first while the other pair acted as a groomsman and bridesmaid. Miss Kate wore a handsome dove colored costume of henrietta cloth trimmed in white brocaded satin and lace.

When they were pronounced man and wife their places were taken by Mr. T. A. Thomas and Miss Mary Brazington. Miss Mary wore a pretty stylish brown henrietta dress trimmed in cream colored silk lace and ribbon. Both brides wore flowers presented to them by Mrs. E. R. Wheeler and Mr. George Adams.

The following were present at the ceremony: Mr. and Mrs. Barnhart and daughter Minnie, Mr. and Mrs. Oren, Mrs. and Mrs. Morton and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lowrey, Mrs. Stephenson, Mrs. Talbert and daughter Myrtle, Mrs. Brown and daughter May, Mrs. Glass; Misses Rosa Oren, Ella Snyder, Jessie Keigley, Ida Shaeffer, Minnie Weddle, Nora Morton, Myra Hart; Messrs. Norman Prattsman, Loyd Keigley, W. S. Rush, George Adams, Aaron Gault, Eddie Morton, Pete Gault, Jason Shaeffer.

The young couples will start Tuesday morning at 3:28 for Carrington, North Dakota, to make their homes. The fifteen young men who will compose the emigrant party, and other friends will be entertained this evening at the home of the brides’ parents.


Today's Feature

Police Report.

At 4:01 PM, 02/05/2009, a report that several juveniles were fighting in Municipal Park was received. The first Officer arrived on scene and observed approximately 60 people. The people at the scene started to flee against the Officer’s orders to stop for the investigation. One of the fleeing persons close to the Officer quickly entered his vehicle to flee as the Officer attempted to keep him from starting the car. The person was able to get the car started and drove off carelessly while the Officer was still trying to prevent him to leave. The driver was later identified as a 16-year old male juvenile from Carthage. The Officer received no injuries. During the investigation at the scene, it was determined that two (2) subjects had been fighting. Alvaro J. Lopez and Alvaro A. Rivas-Lopez were identified as the ones who were fighting and were issued summons for fighting in public. There were no weapons involved in the fight.

On 02/06/2009, the juvenile who fled the scene in the car was taken into custody. The juvenile has been released to the Jasper County Juvenile Detention Center.

Just Jake Talkin'


Applyin’ paint has two distinctively different purposes. The obvious is ta make things look better. The functional purpose of paint, however, has nothin’ ta do with appearance. The function of paint is to protect the object bein’ painted from outside elements, typically the weather.

I’m supposin’ that professional painters are well aware that a job that looks good doesn’t necessarily mean it is a functional paint job. ‘Course the real trick is ta have a function that is pleasin’ in appearance, but no matter what, the effort of paintin’ is only worthwhile if it does the job intended.

The philosophy a friend a mine once took note of, that two thin coats are always better than one thick coat, came from a paint can. He may have taken it a little too serious, but then he did tend to use a spray can in an unventilated room on occasion.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Sponsored by Carthage Printing This Is A Hammer.

Q: I want to set up more shelves and hanging rods in my small bedroom closet so that I can store more stuff in it. I decided to get some of those white, metal-grid shelving kits that you just screw into the wall because they cost less and are supposedly easy to install. But I don’t have a clue how to go about this. Any tips? -- Frank in Chesapeake Bay

A: The first thing to do is measure your closet space so that you know exactly how much shelving you can put into it. Take a tape measure and get the height, width and the depth of the closet. You’ll need this in order to make the correct kit purchase.

Next, decide what configuration you’d like in the closet: how many shelves, how much hanging space and so on.

Third, compare shelving kits at a home-improvement or hardware store to the kits available at most department stores. You may find more choice at a home improvement store, plus the ability to expand or change your configuration by purchasing individual components.

Finally, follow the directions closely when doing the installation. Make sure you have all the appropriate tools before starting work, and remember the axiom "measure twice, cut once." Figure out that final configuration before starting the shelving installation. You’re working with drywall and studs, so you don’t want to have to pull things out of that wall once they’re placed.

HOME TIP: An electronic stud finder is an invaluable tool for locating precisely where studs are placed behind drywall, so keep one in your toolkit.

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