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Wednesday, March 25, 2009, Volume XVII, Number 195

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... March 28th at 7:00 p.m., Precious Moments Supporting Foundation will sponsor a teen Christian concert "Rock C-Town" at the Fountain of Angels Theater, hosted by the Alliance of Southwest Missouri and Teen Scene of Carthage. There will be six bands, concessions, and a message of abstaining from drug and alcohol use. Anyone under 12 my be accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 6:30. For more information, call Nate at 417-358-8209.


today's laugh

If a cow laughed, would milk come out her nose?

Why are there flotation devices under plane seats instead of parachutes?

Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of the drive-up ATM?

You know how most packages say "Open here". What is the protocol if the package says, "Open somewhere else"?

Why is it that when you transport something by car, it’s called a shipment, but when you transport something by ship, it’s called cargo?

Why is it that when you’re driving and looking for an address, you turn down the volume on the radio?

If a book about failures doesn’t sell, is it a success?

Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted."

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

News About The College.

New Teachers Secured-Other Colleges and Universities Cooperate.

Prof. Robinson has received the formal acceptance of Miss Giga B. Ritter, of Chicago, as teacher of French and German in the college the coming year. In response to Prof. Robinson’s inquiry in regard to Miss Ritter, President Warren, of Boston University, says: "Miss Ritter’s father is so eminent an educator that the city of Zurich, Switzerland, several years ago conferred upon him an honor rarely given-’The freedom of the city.’ The Federal government of Switzerland also lately honored him with a commission to visit the United States and report upon American technical schools. Prof. and Miss Ritter give a weekly reception in their parlor for American students. Miss Ritter has the best of European opportunities and speaks English, French, and German with equal fluency. Her teaching and influence are excellent."

Prof. Robinson learned of Miss Ritter through a professor in the University of Chicago, who recommended her very highly, and he feels that the work in modern languages in the colleges will be advanced even beyond its past good record.

The work in mathematics and chemistry will be equally strong in the hands of Miss E.J. Park, who has had her Master’s degree in science.

The Western, a ladies’ college of Oxford, Ohio, had just informed Pro. Rodinson that his certificate will admit students of the Carthage school to corresponding standing there.

Thus far eight colleges and universities from east and west, have placed the colleges here on their list of accredited schools.


Today's Feature

The Police Report.

On March 21st 2009 at approximately 1832 hours The Carthage Police Department was notified of an assault in progress in the 1200 block of South Garrison. Officers arrived on scene at 1834 hours and discovered the victim who had been stabbed four times in the back. He was able to identify the female suspect who was also located on scene and detained. A 32 year old male suspect was located inside a residence suffering from injuries to his head and face. Both males were transported to McCune Brooks Regional Hospital for treatment. The victim was later transported to St. John’s Hospital for further medical treatment. He apparently suffered a punctured lung in the assault.

The male suspect was transported to Freemen Hospital for treatment of head injuries which may include a fractured jaw.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the suspects went to the residence in reference to a theft or debt that they believed someone from that residence was responsible for. An altercation developed between the two male subjects and the female suspect also became involved in the dispute. A knife was recovered in the vicinity.

Just Jake Talkin'


It’s always handy ta have a few nails around. Ya never know when ya might want ta hang a picture or fasten that porch rail. I still prefer the old fashioned eight penny for nailin’ to 2x4’s and a couple of finishin’ nails for trim work. Havin’ a few sixteen penny spikes come in handy for those heavier repairs or. Now I’ve had ta add a new dimension to my collection, a variety of fasteners for my battery powered screw driver.

Havin’ a few tools and gadgets around in case of emergency was just part of my upbringin’ I suppose. I’d have ta guess that it comes from a heritage of rural "root cellar" dependent ancestors. ‘Course such thinkin’ can lead to just havin’ a lot of useless junk ya have ta trip over. At least if ya got a few nails and a little lumber, you can build a box ta keep it all in.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin.’

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Here’s A Tip

By JoAnn Derson

• Go Green Tip: Air-cleaning houseplants. Sound like science fiction? It’s not; use the following plants in every room to naturally clean air of pollutants: English ivy, golden pothos, spider plant, peace lily, bamboo palm and ficus plant.

• "To give your cat a pill when all other efforts fail: Place pill in a plastic baggie and crush very fine with a hammer. I laced it into a hairball cat salve, spread thin and thoroughly onto both paws, and they’ll always lick them clean. It’s best to keep the cat on a vinyl floor or outside until they’re cleaned up." -- Mrs. K.N in Illinois

• "To remove a bumper sticker from a vehicle, try loosening it with a little spray lubrication, like WD-40. Then work a plastic spatula under the corners until you can get as much of it up as you can. Use a hair dryer to heat and loosen the sticker. When you have the sticker off, use a plastic scrubbie and dish soap to get leftover adhesive. Follow that with rubbing alcohol. Don’t use a razor blade, as it will scratch up the paint." -- D.W. in North Carolina

• When traveling by car, I bring a large, soft towel with me. I roll it around the seat belt (the chest part) and secure it using safety pins. I am then able to slide it up to use as a pillow, and still keep my seatbelt on safely. Because it’s attached to the belt, it doesn’t fall down unless I slide it down when I’m getting out of the car.

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