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Wednesday, June 3, 2009 Volume XVII, Number 244

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... As of Friday, May 29, the City Street Department has completed removing tree limbs from the curbside due to the May 8 storm. Any remaining limbs, trees or other debris must be taken to the Carthage Recycling Center for disposal. Contact the Public Works department at 417-237-7010 for more information.

Did Ya Know?...The Missouri Department of Conservation is inviting all are kids and their families to take part in the eigth annual Kids Fishing Day from 8:00 a.m. until noon on Saturday, June 6, at Kellog Lake in Carthage, Missouri.

today's laugh

Go on a hiking trip

Sherlock Holmes and Matthew Watson were on a camping and hiking trip.

They had gone to bed and were lying there looking up at the sky. Holmes said, "Watson, look up. What do you see?

"Well, I see thousands of stars."

"And what does that mean to you?"

"Well, I guess it means we will have another nice day tomorrow. What does it mean to you, Holmes?"

"To me, it means someone has stolen our tent."

-Common sense is the most evenly distributed quantity in the world. Everyone thinks he has enough. - Descartes, 1637

-Asking dumb questions is easier than correcting dumb mistakes.

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


560 Bought Ticket from Carthage, Filling One Train.

The Carthage grocers were astir at an early hour this morning - not as usual in handling strawberries, fresh butter and eggs, but in hurried preparations for the grocers excursion to Springfield. Not only grocers, but hardware men, clothiers and representatives from other lines donned the grocers’ badge and joined the merry throng.

The Carthage excursionists filled the first section of the excursion train of seven coaches, there being 560 tickets sold at this place. The train was in charge of Conductor Pfifer and pulled out at 7:10 a.m. The Carthage Light Guard band which accompanied them played the "Red, White and blue." The second section filled with Joplin, Webb City and Oronogo excursionists followed filling eight coaches with two empties for the local travel en route. This section was in charge of Conductor Campbell.

  Today's Feature

Carthage Relay For Life Saturday.

Carthage Relay For Life will be held this weekend, June 6-7 at Central Park. Gary Bandy will be Master of Ceremonies. Activities will start at noon, Saturday with the official welcome and announcements. Opening Ceremonies will start at 1 pm with Survivor Recognition, followed by survivor, caregiver & team laps starting at 1:30 pm.

Numerous activities/games/food and live music will be going on throughout the day, including a Live Auction (at the gazebo) at 4:15 pm with Kip Smith as auctioneer. Items included are recliners, beds, day bed, mattress/box spring, pillows, office chair, comforter set, Larry Glaze Antler Art, exclusive Belsnickles small appliances and many other items.

There also will be a Silent Auction throughout the day, with winners announced at 6:15 pm. The Luminaria Service will start at 9:15 pm, as in previous years. Luminaria may be purchased from any team member or at the Relay.

A full version of the schedule can be found on our website at


Just Jake Talkin'

This is usually the perfect day to get into the habit of greetin’ folks with a couple a good slaps on the back. After that long weekend at the lake, you can really find out who your friends are.

There are those who have been preparin’ for the sun fest by artificial means of course. They still will feel the sting of a hearty back pattin’ if they didn’t take precautions while out on the water.

I can remember washin’ down in vinegar to relieve some to the burn as a child. Don’t know if it helped much, but it was supposed ta be a long known treatment.

The best advice is to stay away from those slap happy friends that like ta see ya cringe. Whatever ya do, don’t dish it out if ya can’t take it.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’

  Weekly Columns

Here’s A Tip

•Go Green Tip: Take a bicycle ride. Get a basket for your bike or carry a backpack and utilize shops close to home. If you live too far to bike, make sure you combine errands. Plot destinations to minimize driving time.

•"I keep a small tub next to the kitchen sink. I catch water in it when rinsing veggies and then use that water in the garden. Nothing is wasted." -- I.L. in Mississippi

•"My fave kitchen utensil is a pizza cutter. You can use it to cut sandwiches as well as pizza. You also can use it when you are chopping veggies, like peppers, onions, tomatoes, etc. Cut them into strips and then run the pizza cutter over them to dice. I find new uses for it all the time." -- E.G. in Oregon

• "My daughters love stuffed animals, but they don’t play with them all the time and keep them up on a shelf (they aren’t ready to let go just yet). We throw them in the clothes dryer every so often to shake the dust off of them, and we can do a lot at a time." -- T. in New York


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