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Wednesday, June 3, 2009 Volume XVII, Number 244
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
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.
Go on a
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
"And what does that mean to
"Well, I guess it means we will
have another nice day tomorrow. What does it mean to you,
"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.
OFF FOR SPRINGFIELD.
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.
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.
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
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
A full version of the schedule
can be found on our website at
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 didnt take precautions while
out on the water.
I can remember washin
down in vinegar to relieve some to the burn
as a child. Dont know if it helped
much, but it was supposed ta be a long known
The best advice is to stay
away from those slap happy friends that like
ta see ya cringe. Whatever ya do, dont
dish it out if ya cant take it.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin
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
"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
"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.
"My daughters love
stuffed animals, but they dont play with
them all the time and keep them up on a shelf
(they arent 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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