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Wednesday, March 11, 2009, Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?...
March 14th at 8:00 p.m., Lallie Bridges will
be playing at the VFW 2590, 16759 Inca Road,
Carthage, MO. The cost is $8.00 single,
$15.00 couples. All are welcome.
Did Ya Know?... "Winter
Cruise Night" hosted by the Vintage Rods
Car Club will be Saturday, March 14th. They
will meet at the Carthage Deli on the Square
at 5:00 p.m. For more information call Frank
or Betty at 417-358-3841 / 417-358-7303.
The shopkeeper was dismayed
when a brand new business much like his own
opened up next door and erected a huge sign which
read BEST DEALS.
He was horrified when another
competitor opened up on his right, and announced
its arrival with an even larger sign, reading
The shopkeeper was panicked,
until he got an idea. He put the biggest sign of
all over his own shop-it read... Main entrance.
Stock up and save.
We will oil your sewing
machine and adjust tension in your home for
Wanted, worker for
dynamite factory. Must be willing to travel.
Dog for sale: eats
anything and is fond of children.
Illiterate? Write today
for free help.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
WRECK ON THE TRESTLE.
Electric Car Jumped the
Track at Lakeside This Morning.
What narrowly escaped being a serious
wreck occurred on the electric line this morning at 7
oclock at Lakeside. Car No. 14, which left Carthage
at 6:30 a.m. with a number of workmen and a few
passengers on board, jumped the track just as it ran onto
the trestle work approaching the Lakeside bridge over
Center creek. The spreading of the rails is supposed to
be responsible. The front end of the car ran off the
trestle and the car stopped - just equally balanced on
the side timbers. The front trucks dangled in the air,
but the rear trucks held the car on the tracks. Had the
car gone two feet further it would have plunged off the
trestle. The passengers made a scramble for the rear door
and climbed out. None of them were hurt. Conductor
Crawford and Motorman Butts were in charge of the car.
A gang of workmen with a derrick were
soon on the scene, but did not succeed in clearing the
track till late this afternoon. Passengers were
transferred all day long. Among the first to walk across
the Center creek bottoms and over the bridge were a car
load of Carthage teachers en route to the normal at Webb
City. They were on the next car, and it is considered
fortunate that it was not their car that was wrecked.
William Blackford pleaded guilty this
morning before Judge Buckbee to a charge of peace
disturbance preferred by Thomas Halliwell. The offense
was using "cuss words" which Halliwell did not
like. The trouble arose over the sale of some potatoes.
The "cuss words" cost Blackford $8.50.
The Sons of Veterans will give a
strawberry and ice cream festival in the Parkell building
on the east side of the square Saturday night.
Patients, guests and visitors
at McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital are getting
the red carpet treatment with the addition of a
new service started earlier this year. Valet
parking offers patients and visitors the
convenience of pulling up to the main entrance,
dropping the keys with the Valet and proceeding
on to their appointment, procedure, patient visit
or even to visit the Pink Rose Gift Shop.
According to Bob Copeland, CEO of MBRH, valet
parking services fit the hospitals
philosophy of patient-centered care.
"Visiting a hospital should not be a chore
to be dreaded; in some cases just walking into
the hospital is difficult, let alone braving the
elements to park your car. Our intent is to give
our patients, guests and visitors the upmost
and it begins in the
parking lot," said Copeland.
Valet Parking at McCune-Brooks
Regional Hospital is free and includes extra
touches such as bringing the car up front, having
the doors opened for the guests and helping them
into the hospital; the service is available from
7 in the morning to 5 in the evening. All
services are accessible from the main entrance
and the Ambassadors are available to help as
well. The service is provided by a grant through
the MBRH Healthcare Foundation.
"We are committed to
providing the very best service to our patients
and valet parking adds a touch of luxury to
everyones day," said Bob Fitzpatrick,
MBRH Support Services Director.
Ive always wondered how
they gather the information used in makin
those maps showin general attitudes in the
different regions. The ones showin the
percentage of voters turnin out is
I saw one the other day that
showed where folks lived that thought they were
gettin enough sleep. How do they figure
that, call folks in the middle of the night and
ask if they are awake? Course I was
interested to see that nearly the whole state of
Missouri, except for the K.C and St. Louis area,
felt rested most of the time. The map showed
Kansas and Oklahoma feelin a little tired
The real question is exactly
what does it all mean. A good portion of Florida
also reported a restful state. I dont know
if it means we are efficient or just lazy.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
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By JoAnn Derson
Go Green Tip: Unplug
battery chargers or power adapters that
arent in use. They might not be actively
charging an item, but they do draw power.
youre making soup and go overboard with the
salt. Not a problem if you have an extra potato
lying around. Just wash and quarter the potato
and toss it into the soup. Let it simmer in the
soup for 10 or so minutes, then remove. It will
soak up the excess salt without adding any kind
of flavor -- just make sure to remove it before
it starts to crumble.
Heres my solution
for getting stains off skin -- for instance,
fruit stains on hands or Kool-Aid on lips: Rinse
hands in vinegar or soak a cotton ball in vinegar
and wipe off the mouth. It works for me, but I do
it right after the stain appears. -- G.G. in
"I put a folded
newspaper inside the bag, in the bottom of my
kitchen trash can. It really prevents
drips." -- J.K. in Minnesota
Heres a warning
from Ray the Painter in N.D. regarding a tip
about using toothpaste to patch pinholes in a
wall: "Stop! Dont do it! Toothpaste
will shine through any paint you put on the wall.
No matter how many coats of paint you put on,
toothpaste will bleed through. You would need
special primer, which would be costly. Spackle is
"To avoid Cold and
flu season is almost over, and I weathered it
fine. I kept my hand sanitizer with me all the
time. To cut costs, I purchased a large bottle
with a pump for home, and I just refilled my tiny
travel bottle whenever it got low. The big bottle
lasted me nearly all season!
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