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Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Volume XVIII, Number 4
Did Ya Know?... The American Red
Cross will be having a Blood Drive at the Nazarene Church
in Carthage on June 25th from 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM. The
church is located at 2000 Grand.
Did Ya Know?... Barton County
Chamber of Commerce is holding a "4th Thursday Music
/Food" event on June 25th from 6:00-8:00 PM. It will
be located at the Lamar Square Bandstand. Music will be
provided by Sarah Tilton and the Frosty Mountain Boys.
Food will be provided by the LHS Tigers Relay for Life
Did Ya Know?... SPARE CAT RESCUE
of Carthage, in conjunction with Paw Prints of the
Heartland, is presenting a Feline Spay/Neuter Event on
June 25th. Appointments for only $10. Call 358-6808 to
make an appointment.
I am going
"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."
-Confusion creates jobs.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Carthage Man Expects
to Become Mrs. Sartoris Brother-in-Law
B.G. Douglas, of this city, yesterday
told a Press reporter that he is a brother to General
Henry Kyd Douglas who, is rumored in eastern papers, is
soon to marry Mrs. Nellie Grant Sartoris, the daughter of
ex-President U.S. Grant. Mr. Douglas seemed loath to talk
of his brothers private affairs, and was sorry the
reporter had heard that he was related. His brother, he
said, was till recently adjuntant general of Maryland,
but was now colonel of the 1st Maryland Infantry. He met
Mrs. Sartoris a year ago at a Maryland summer resort, and
from a letter written a month ago, it was evidently
General Douglas expectation to marry soon. Mrs.
Sartoris daughter visited last summer with Mr.
Douglas sister, Mrs. Beckenbaugh, at Hagerstown,
JB Flies into Carthage.
News release from
the University of Missouri Extension
There has been a report
of Japanese Beetles in Carthage. This is
one insect for which every gardener
should be watching. It is one of the most
devastating pests in the landscape. The
JB chews leaf tissue between the veins of
the leaf, hence the skeletonized leaves
you may find. Theyll start at the
top of a plant and work their way down.
The damage doesnt
stop there. The females burrow into the
soil to lay eggs. When the eggs hatch
into white grubs, theyll be nearly
full grown by August and will begin
feeding on roots of turf, vegetables,
Adult JBs are a little
less than ½" long, metallic green
in color with copper colored wings. The
key feature is a row of white tufts of
hair along its sides and rear.
Most of the life of JB
is spent in the larval or grub stage. As
fall approaches, the grub begins
burrowing deeper in the soil preparing
for winter. Come spring they begin rising
to the surface where they pupate and
emerge as the adult beetle in June. Then
the cycle begins all over again.
Weve been pretty
fortunate here in Carthage in that we are
just recently finding them. JBs have been
east of us for at least 15 years and west
of us for about 5 or so years.
There are control
measures available to the homeowner and
gardener, but once they infest an area
its probably going to be a never
ending battle. In the adult stage, they
can be attacked with insecticides,
organic or alternative types of control
products, but there is only about a two
week period to achieve this. The same
types of controls are available in the
larval stage, but timeliness is critical.
Control measures in this stage need to be
conducted while the grubs are in the
upper soil region.
If you suspect JB in
your landscape, collect a sample and take
it to the University of Missouri
Extension Center in the basement of the
Courthouse in Carthage for
identification. Several publications are
also available on the Internet. Search
for university sources with good
pictures. Be cautious about following
control recommendations from other
states. You must be certain that a
product is labeled for use in Missouri.
Remember to read and follow label
directions for any product used in
I got ta wonderin why old songs on
the car radio didnt sound quite the same as
I remembered. Seemed there was just more
goin on than there used ta be.
I unhooked all speakers
cept the one on the dash. Tuned in to the
local AM station and there it was. Real old time
The fact is the music was
always there, ya just couldnt hear it on a
mono radio with a single speaker.
Now I dont suppose anyone
would make an honest attempt to argue that
hearin music in that limited manner is
"better" than with full acoustic
surround sound technology, but to me, it is more
pleasurable for certain types of
music.Thats just the way I remember
hearin it, dont ya know. No wonder
Im always a little out of step.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin
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"On a pegboard wall in the
garage or shop, outline your tools with chalk
while they are hanging on the wall. You will know
right away how they are supposed to be hung up,
and you can wipe the chalk right off if you want
to rearrange your tools." -- T.G. in New
"Got new trees?
Protect the trunks of young trees with a piece of
old garden hose. Cut a length to fit the bottom
part of the trunk, split it up the side and snap
it on the trunk." -- E.D. in Alabama
Line a mini muffin tin
with paper liners. Squirt a half-ounce or so of
lotion into each one and freeze. When frozen,
they can be popped into a small box or bag and
stored in the freezer. They are great for
soothing sunburned or chapped skin. They also
feel wonderful on the feet after a long day.
"If you have
chewing gum stuck on clothing, try this cool
trick to get it off: Put the article in the
freezer and let it stay until the gum is good and
frozen. Take it out and immediately chip the gum
off." -- O.A. in West Virginia
To remove coffee stains
from a light-colored mug, make a paste of baking
soda and water. Scrub lightly and rinse. For
stubborn stains, repeat, but rinse with warm
Go Green Tip: Make sure
your cars tires are properly inflated. It
can affect not only the safety of your vehicle
and its stopping power, but also your gas
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