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Monday, June 8, 2009 Volume XVII, Number 247

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The Carthage Public Library is putting on the program "THE SPOON MAN COMETH!" on Tuesday, June 9th at 2:00 PM in the CPL Community Room. To sign up call 417-237-7040 or visit the Children’s help desk.

Did Ya Know?... McCune-Brooks Hospital will be holding a Grief Support Group on June 9th that will meet from 1:30 to 3:00 PM in the hospital’s Felix E. Wright Family Chapel. For more information call 417-359-AMEN.

Did Ya Know?... McCune-Brooks Hospital will be holding a book and gift fair to benefit McCune-Brooks Healthcare Foundation on June 9th from 7 AM until 4 PM.

today's laugh

College Writing

A visitor to a certain college paused to admire the new Hemingway Hall that had been built on campus.

"It’s a pleasure to see a building named for Ernest Hemingway," he said.

"Actually," said his guide, "it’s named for Joshua Hemingway. No relation."

The visitor was astonished. "Was Joshua Hemingway a writer, also?"

"Yes, indeed," said his guide. "He wrote a check."

-Creativity is no substitute for knowing what you’re doing.

-Bureaucracy: a method for transforming energy into solid waste.

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


T. B. Haughawout, Attorney for the Plaintiff, Watching His Condition.

It has been currently reported that Z. T. Lindley, the patent right man who got his skull crushed on the electric Saturday night, will bring suit in circuit court against the electric railway for a large sum for damages. The suit, according to rumors, will be for something between $10,000 and $25,000.

An electric line director was asked about it, and though he had not heard of any suit, he did not seem surprised that such a thing should be talked of.

T. B. Haughawout admitted to a reporter that he had been spoken to about conducting a suit for Lindley, and that he would probably do so, but that nothing had yet been decided as to the amount of damages that would be claimed. That could not be decided, he said, till the condition of Lindley was determined, and in the meantime he is waiting and watching the outcome of Lindley’s injuries.

  Today's Feature

Vern Young Band to Perform at Festival.

The Vern Young Band will perform this Friday evening in the old Carthage High School Auditorium as part of the 8th Annual Carthage Acoustic Music Festival. This is the first year Young has been at the festival. Also performing will be the Alferd Packer Memorial String Band. The show will begin at 7 p.m. and tickets are $8. Advance tickets are available at Oldies and Oddities Mall on the west side of the square.

Vern Young has been performing country/bluegrass music for over 60 years, but it was after retiring from a government job in Utah that he moved to Lamar, Missouri in 1990 and started to performing full-time on the bluegrass circuit. He won the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America (SPBGMA) Midwest traditional vocalist of the year six times since 1990, the lastest being for the year 2003. This award is bestowed upon the recipient by the fans. He was also nominated for the national traditional singer SPBGMA Award in Nashville in 1991 and 1992.

Joe Smith, a native of Pennsylvania, but now living in Lamar, Missouri, has been named Dobro player of the year by fans in the Midwest SPBGMA organization for nine years. He was also nominated for the honor at the national level in Nashville in 1992.

Charlotte Mayall, a true southern lady from Granbury, Texas, was nominated in 2003 for the Midwest SPBGMA Awards for traditional female singer and upright bass player.

The group really enjoys bringing old-time country music to audiences throughout the United States and are accepted with open arms wherever they play.


Just Jake Talkin'

I’m gonna have ta get me a pair of galosha’s. Growin’ up all us kids had a pair with the buckles. They were big enough ta fit over the shoe and you could tuck the pants leg down inside. They were great for splashin’ in mud puddles and wadin’ in the small ditch that ran in front of the house.

There wasn’t anything much more fun that gettin’ out after a good summer rain and slopin’ around in the puddles.

Course now folks might think it a little odd to see the neighbor out jumpin’ up and down in a mud hole.

That’s one of the good things ‘bout bein’ a kid. You could do things just ‘cause ya wanted to. If someone though your were a little crazy, it just added to the fun.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’

  Weekly Columns


By Samantha Mazzotta

"Green" Tips Can Save Money, Too

Q: I read your column a couple weeks back about starting an "eco-friendly" home. I have some more tips for your readers that are easy to follow and can save money too:

• For the refrigerator, in addition to keeping the coils underneath or in the back clean, also clean the rubber seals around the inside of the door so it closes tightly.

• Move the refrigerator a few inches away from the wall so air circulates around the condenser.

• When cooking on an electric stove, just before something is completely cooked, turn off the burner and let the residual heat do the work.

• Don’t keep opening the oven door to check on something that’s cooking, as you’ll release heat into the kitchen, making your air conditioner work harder. It also changes the temperature inside the oven, which means cooking results may be unpredictable.

• If you have a dishwasher, run it when it’s full to save water and energy. Use the air-dry rather than heat-dry setting. Also, don’t pre-rinse dishes; just scrape them.

• And of course, keep all your appliances clean. They will work more efficiently and last longer, too.

I hope these tips will help your readers. -- Dale in San Diego

A: These are great tips! Many of these are things that most of us already do, and we can quickly adjust to add other techniques such as scraping instead of rinsing.

Cleaning the refrigerator seals (and the dishwasher seal while you’re at it) should be done with a mild soap and water solution; scrubbing could damage the seals. So, if you have a stubborn bit of gunk on the seal, soak it with the soapy water for a few minutes and try cleaning it again.

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