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Wednesday, March 11, 2009, Volume XVII, Number 185

did ya know?

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.

today's laugh

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 LOWEST PRICES.

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. Limit: one.

• We will oil your sewing machine and adjust tension in your home for $1.00.

• Wanted, worker for dynamite factory. Must be willing to travel.

• Semi-Annual after-Christmas Sale.

• 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.


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 o’clock 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.


Today's Feature

McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital

offers "Valet Service".

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 hospital’s 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 personalized care… 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 everyone’s day," said Bob Fitzpatrick, MBRH Support Services Director.

Just Jake Talkin'


I’ve 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 prob’ly fairly.

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 more often.

The real question is exactly what does it all mean. A good portion of Florida also reported a restful state. I don’t know if it means we are efficient or just lazy.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Here’s A Tip

By JoAnn Derson

• Go Green Tip: Unplug battery chargers or power adapters that aren’t in use. They might not be actively charging an item, but they do draw power.

• Let’s say you’re 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.

• Here’s 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 Nebraska

• "I put a folded newspaper inside the bag, in the bottom of my kitchen trash can. It really prevents drips." -- J.K. in Minnesota

• Here’s a warning from Ray the Painter in N.D. regarding a tip about using toothpaste to patch pinholes in a wall: "Stop! Don’t 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 cheaper."

• "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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