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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 Volume XVIII, Number 23

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... On Friday July 24th through Sunday July 26th, there will be a British Car Show around the Historic Downtown Carthage Square.

Did Ya Know?... There will be Rope and Ride Team Roping to Benefit Magic Moments Riding Therapy of Diamond Saturday, Aug 8th at 10:00 Lucky J Arena, Carthage Missouri. Free admission. Judy Boyd at 417-425-8052 or Doug Thomas at 417-840-9316 for info.

today's laugh

Too much speeding

A police officer in a small town stopped a motorist who was speeding down Main Street.

"But, officer," the man began, "I can explain"

"Just be quiet," snapped the officer. "I’m going to let you cool your heels in jail until the chief gets back."

"But, officer, I just wanted to say"

"And I said to keep quiet! You’re going to jail!"

A few hours later the officer looked in on his prisoner and said, "Lucky for you that the chief’s at his daughter’s wedding. He’ll be in a good mood when he gets back."

"Don’t count on it," answered the fellow in the cell. "I’m the groom."

- The best way to make a fire with two sticks is to make sure one of them is a match.

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

Goldsteins Receive Silver Remembrances.

The silver remembrances received by Mr. and Mrs. Goldstein were numerous and elegant. A reporter saw a vast array of them today. There were pitchers, cups and saucers, spoons, bread and cake trays, sugar and cream sets, card receivers, etc., galore, but one of the most highly prized was a set of spoons presented by the O.E.S., of which Mrs. Goldstein is a member. It was accompanied with a neat presentation speech made by Mrs. Eldred.

Mrs. Goldstein was also the recipient of quite a number of bouquets. Numerous congratulatory telegrams and messages were received and, all told, the day was a red letter one in the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Goldstein and family.

After the greater part of the crowd had departed, the Light Guard orchestra played and the young folks joined in a dance in the parlors.

  Today's Feature

Marian Days Preparations.

The Carthage Police Department is preparing for the 32nd Annual Marian Days celebration, which is to be held August 6 through 9 at the Congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix campus on Grand Street in Carthage.

The Public Safety Committee voted Monday evening to allow the usual activities during the event, including fireworks.

The event calls in help from the Jasper County Sheriff, Joplin Police Department, Webb City Police Department, Carl Junction Police Department and a number of investigators from different states, all of whom coordinate with the Carthage Police Department. The FBI will also be present at the event for interpreting services.

"I think preparations are going very well," said Carthage Police Chief Greg Dagnan. "Everything is right on schedule."

Blockades are scheduled to be placed on Grand Street in front of the campus on Wednesday, August 5 at 7:00 p.m.

Marian Days is thought to bring between 60,000 and 70,000 Vietnamese Catholics to Carthage each year for a celebration of religion, family, and faith.

Just Jake Talkin'

I grew up knowin’ the value of a good 2 by. There was always a need for a shelf in the garage or some gadget that could be built with the scrap lumber out in grandpa’s pile.

On visits he would pull out a wood shingle and build me a whirly gig or carve a flat, one dimensional "Buntline special" hand gun.

Two by fours were great for makin’ giant rubber band guns that used slices of inner tube for projectiles. A few good 2x12 stacked like stair steps made a great car ramp for changin’ the oil. Longer 2x12’s made great ramps to jump the bikes from.

Lumber meant you could build things, a tree house, fort, a box to keep campin’ gear in. All necessary tools of an energetic youth. ‘Course gettin’ the "board" tempered the enthusiasm some.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’

  Weekly Columns


By JoAnn Derson

• "Dab buttons with clear nail polish. It will give the threads extra strength, making the button stay on longer. This works especially well on shorts or pants." -- P.L. in Indiana

• Don’t wash windows on a sunny day. Wait for an overcast day, and do it whenever the light is not directly on the windows. You’ll have fewer streaks and clearer glass.

• "I spray my dustpan with a shot of furniture polish each time I am finished with it. It makes the dust slide right off. When I’m done sweeping, I wipe it off with a paper towel and give it a quick spray, so it’s ready the next time I need it." -- T.C. in California

• If you need to tighten the cane seat of a chair, wet it with plain water, then set it out in the sun. The sun’s heat tightens the cane while it dries.

• "If you have a counter stain (laminate counters), try putting some bleach on a white washcloth, then laying the cloth over the stain for about 10 minutes. Remove the cloth and rinse. I find that wiping my counters down weekly with a bleach-and-water solution helps them to stay looking tip-top." -- M.F. in Texas

• Go Green Tip: Make your own baby food. Buy local produce to cook and puree. You’ll be providing your baby with the freshest and most nutritious of meals while keeping hundreds of glass jars and plastic single-serving dishes out of the landfill.

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