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Wednesday, March 4, 2009, Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?...The
American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held
at the Church of the Nazarene, 200 Grand St.,
Thursday, March 5th, from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00
Did Ya Know?...A
benefit for John Baugh will be held Sunday,
March 8th from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the
Carthage Auto Plaza, 892 E. Fir Road. Lunch
will be served, raffles and a 50/50 drawing.
LiveWire will also be preforming.
In 1900, a father waited
for the doctor to tell him when the baby arrived.
Today, a father must wear a
smock, know how to breathe, and make sure film is
in the video camera.
In 1900, fathers could
count on children to join the family business.
Today, fathers pray their kids
will soon come home from college long enough to
teach them how to work the computer and set the
In 1900, fathers
threatened their daughters suiters with shotguns
if the girl came home late.
Today, fathers break the ice by
saying, "So...how long have you had that
In 1900, a father gave a
pencil box for Christmas, and the kid was all
Today, a father spends $800 at
Toys R Us, and the kid screams:
"I wanted Wii!"
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Three Teams in it and
Two Rigs Badly Wrecked This Morning.
A lively runaway, which looked for
several minutes as though it would result seriously to
several persons, occurred on the courthouse square about
11:30 this morning. Three teams were mixed up in it.
Jack Comstock and Harry Wood, seated in
one of T. D. Woods buggies were turning the
southwest corner of the square when the pole of Mack
Thackers buggy caught in a hind wheel of
Woods buggy. The Wood horse frightened and became
unmanageable - making a short turn tipping over the buggy
and throwing the occupants violently to the ground.
Comstock hung onto the lines and was dragged a
considerable distance while the horse plunged madly
forward describing a circular route. For a moment it
looked as though he would plunge onto the pavement in
front of the stores on the south side of the square, and
there was a lively rush among the spectators there to get
out of the way, but he wheeled around and finally pulling
the lines out of Comstocks hands put back on the
west side of the square at furious speed, colliding with
and badly smashing Lawrence Havens job wagon. The
frightened horse, freed from the shafts but still
attached to the buggy turned west on Third street. At the
corner of Lyon street the buggy lodged on a telephone
pole and at the same time the horse was caught by a Mr.
Carroll. One axle was bent, a shaft broken and the top
Fortunately no one was seriously
injured though the Wood boy was considerably bruised and
shaken, being barely able to hobble away from where he
was thrown to the ground.
City Council member T.J. Teed
attempted to slow down the process of imposing a
total ban on smoking in all public buildings and
workplaces last Monday evening at the Public
Services Committee meeting. Teed initiated the
move to ban smoking in restaurants last month,
but now wants time to "educate"
Carthage citizens about the perils of smoking.
Teed invited University of
Missouri health educator Dean Andersen to speak
to the committee, then moved to table the matter
for six months to give C.A.S.E. (Campus-Community
Alliances for Smoke-Free Environments) time to
mount their anti-smoking campaign.
CASE was is funded by the
Missouri Foundation for Health.
The committee voted 2-2 on the
motion with Bill Welch and Keith Hurlbut voting
against and Teed and John Studebaker voting for
There is some confusion as to
what the City Council will consider next Tuesday
during their regular session in regard to the
smoking issue, as no ordinance has actually been
proposed or recommended.
Ive spent the last couple
a weekends in the company of three year olds. As
you might imagine, I learned quite a lot in a
relatively short period of time.
The main thing is startin
to understand how much I take for granted. I
never realized how little I question the
everday decisions I make. Apparently the
question "why" should accompany any
action, especially if it curtails freedom of
movement for those under three feet in height.
I also discovered that the
"why" is usually just because I figure
it oughta be that way. The real challenge is
makin up an excuse that sounds reasonable
to a three year old. I still fall back on the old
favorite "you might hurt yourself."
Ive found sendin em to their
parents usually works until they start
tellin em to "go ask
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
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"To get grease
stains out of laundry items, douse the grease
spot with cornstarch. Work it in gently, then
dust off excess. Check the stain and repeat. The
cornstarch will absorb the grease." -- C.F.
plants or starting seeds, everyone knows to
moisten the soil. I moisten mine the day before.
It seems to distribute well, and I have no
trouble with my seedlings." -- T.C. in Ohio
To clean up an egg spill
quickly, sprinkle the egg with salt.
"I love to bake,
but it seems like Im the only one in the
house who eats cake! This means I either eat way
too much cake in a day or end up throwing it out
before it goes stale. I have finally figured out
a great way to enjoy baking AND eat more
responsibly. I slice the cake into individual
pieces, wrap them in plastic and freeze. I can
take out a piece of cake in the morning and enjoy
it by the afternoon if I want, and its
still moist and delicious." -- J.J. in
"I got tired of
clipping coupons and forgetting them at home when
I would have an unexpected opportunity to
grocery-shop. Now I keep the coupons in the car
with my reusable grocery bags. Theyre there
whenever I am ready." -- V.R. in
Go Green Tip: Invest in
a light-sensing and/or motion-sensing porch light
to save on energy costs. These types of fixtures
turn outdoor lights off when the sun comes up or
come on only when motion is detected in the area
of the lamp, meaning you dont have to leave
a light on or remember to turn it off.
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