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Friday, January 2, 2009, Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?... The
Friends of the Carthage Public Library will
hold their monthly used book sale on
Saturday, January 3, at 510 S. Garrison Ave.
Did Ya Know?...
There will be puzzles and games (video and
board games) available in the Childrens
department and teen activity room of the
Carthage Public Library on Friday, January 2.
"Madagascar" will be the movie
matinee in the community room at 2:00.
Did Ya Know?...
McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital will hold an
eduction/support group meeting for family
members and caregivers of those with
Alzheimers Disease and related
disorders Jan. 4. from 2 to 3 p.m. in the
hospital community room. Topic: Ten Ways to
be a Healthier Caregiver. Call 359-1832 for
When you buy a box of Ritz
crackers, on the back of the box, they have all
these suggestions as to what to put on top of the
Ritz. "Try it with turkey and cheese. Try it
with peanut butter." But I like crackers
man, thats why I bought it, cause I
like crackers! I dont see a suggestion to
put a Ritz on top of a Ritz. I didnt buy
them because theyre little edible plates!
Youve got no faith in the product itself. -
There are two things I hate -
hatred and people who divide everything into
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Resolutions in Rhyme.
rhyme" was a unique pastime at a New Year party
given last night by Miss Hazel Saulisberry of South Maple
Street to a number of her young friends, and the very
seasonable game not only afforded the guests a great deal
of amusement, but served to prove that not all were
strangers to the poetic muse.
Each guest was required to
make a New Year resolution, and to express it in poetry.
Miss Faye Heads contribution to the lyric offerings
was deemed best, and she was awarded the prize.
Other games and music were
also enjoyed and at a late hour an elaborate luncheon was
served by Miss Saulisberry, assisted by her mother, Mrs.
W.H. Saulisberry. The guests were Misses Eva Sutton,
Helen McGregor, Eugenia Patton, Amy Porter, Faye Head,
Harriet Robinson, Ethel Dean, Grace McGregor, Mary Hunt,
Messrs. Don Sappington, Adolph McGee, Oris Snyder, Neal
Steward, William Sutton, Frank Birkhead.
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
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 will be $95.
Topics to be
covered in the basic sessions include 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.
To apply for the
program or to obtain further information, contact
Ed Browning or Janet LaFon, Courthouse Basement,
Carthage, MO 64836, 417-358-2158.
Most people are good at routine. They rest
better, they work better and they play better
when they are comfortable with their
surroundins. The two week period of
Christmas and the New Year pitches all that out
the window. A few days in the new year, though,
and its back to the grind and thoughts of
the first days of spring comin.
Now some folks have worked New
Years resolutions into their routine. They
are the ones who ever year start
shoppin for Christmas in January, go on
their annual diet to trim back down after the
holidays, plan out what theyre goin
ta do ever month of the year, things like that.
I figure that any time ya have
the same resolution for two years in a row and
carry it out, its now part of the routine,
and doesnt really count as a resolution.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
Robinson Family Health Center
|Click & Clack Talk
By Tom & Ray Magliozzi
Dear Tom and Ray:
I am an old lady, 83, and I
have a 2003 Ford Focus Coupe with all the bells
and whistles and only 3,000 miles on it. It has
sat in my Ohio garage since 2004 with only an
occasional one-mile trip around the block. My
granddaughter graduates from college this summer
and I want to give her this car, but the local
garage says it isnt safe, that it needs
everything, even tires. Please, "Say It
Aint So." Just what do I need to
replace. I have had the oil and gas changed, and
the brakes sanded. What else do I need to do?
Thank you for your help. - Irene.
TOM: Nothing. The car should be
perfect just the way it is, Irene.
RAY: I agree. Safety experts -
and tire salesmen, I might add - now say that
tires should be replaced after six years,
regardless of tread wear. They say that rubber
dries out and degrades, making the tires less
safe, even if the tires arent used much.
TOM: So you might want to
consider giving her an additional gift of a set
of tires next year for her birthday. Or let some
other family member do that. But otherwise, just
give her the keys and tell her to drive safely.
RAY: Shes a lucky girl to
have you as a grandmother, Irene. All I got from
my grandmother were some Italian phrases that
Im not allowed to use in public.
Journey Along the
By Leesa I. Robinson, NHP
What we put on our body is just
as important as what we put in it. Have you ever
stopped to read the label of your lotion,
shampoo, or other skin care product only to be
overwhelmed with words that appear to require
special training to understand? We would like to
think that if it is on the market it is safe. But
as we step into a proactive role in our health we
can learn otherwise.
For example, many personal care
products contain propylene glycol which is used
as a surfactant and solvent and is actually the
active component of antifreeze! There is no
difference between the propylene glycol used in
industry and that used in personal care products.
The "Material Safety Data Sheets" warns
again skin contact, as propylene glycol has
systemic consequences such as brain, liver and
This cold season when our skin
is exposed to many harsh environments from our
indoor heaters to harsh cold outdoor air,
consider using a homemade salve or checking into
companies that provide safe, toxin-free
LAVENDAR OIL SALVE
1 Cup Pure Extra Virgin olive
2 tsp. beeswax
12 drops essential lavender oil
Gently warm the olive oil and
add the beeswax. Stir until melted. Take off heat
and stir until it begins to thicken. Add 12 drops
of lavender oil. Stir and pour into small glass
Yours in good
Leesa I. Robinson, NHP
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