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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 Volume XVII, Number 230

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre presents "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" May 14 - 16th @ 6:00 p.m. Reservations required. For more information call 417-358-9665 or 417-358-2768.

Did Ya Know?... May 14th from 7- 10:00 p.m. Sarcoxie City Parks Board will host a May Dance at the Gene Taylor Community Building. Admission $3.00 and a covered dish. Entertainment by The Fun Timer’s Band. All proceeds to support Gallhoffer Baseball Complex.

today's laugh

• A family of three tomatoes were walking downtown one day when the little baby tomato started lagging behind. The big father tomato walks back to the baby tomato, stomps on her, squashing her into a red paste, and says, "Ketchup!"


A customer was bothering the waiter in a restaurant. First, he asked that the air conditioning be turned up because he was too hot, then he asked it be turned down cause he was too cold, and so on for about half an hour.

Surprisingly, the waiter was very patient, he walked back and forth and never once got angry. So finally, a second customer asked him why he didn’t throw out the pest.

"Oh, I really don’t care or mind," said the waiter with a smile. "We don’t even have an air conditioner."

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


Starts Up This Week to Fill Some Pressing Orders.

The Carthage woolen mill started up this morning to work up some necessary colors to fill out pressing orders that have crowded in on the company since the shut down two weeks ago. Half the force is working and will be employed all the rest of this week. Thirty looms and other machinery in proportion are in operation.

At the same time the necessary repairing is being as quickly done as possibly, and next Monday an insurance boiler inspector will be here to inspect the mill boilers. By the first of September Supt. Baker expects to have all repairing done and be ready to start the mill going on the usual full time for the winter.

Mrs. Don C. Hamilton entertained the "Dewey Club" yesterday afternoon at her home on Main Street. The next social function will be a trolley party to Joplin.

  Today's Feature


The Carthage Area United Way has set Friday, May 15, 2009 for the 9th Annual Day of Caring. Volunteers will spend half the day or more performing much-needed tasks for the non-profit agencies of the Carthage Area United Way.

"This day is an exciting way to involve many different people in the spirit of volunteerism in our community," said Carthage United Way Executive Director Jenny Mansfield. "It also provids first-hand experience with the programs of our non-profit agencies who are helping many families in various ways throughout the year. Activities will take place at designated agency locations throughout our area. The tasks vary from painting, landscaping and cleaning, as well as assisting with activities with preschoolers and much more."

The following agencies will be receiving volunteer help; Ozark Boy Scout camp, Girl Scout camp, Salvation Army, CP Center, Carthage Crisis Center, American Red Cross and the Lafayette House

CW&EP, SMB Bank, Arvest Bank, UMB Bank, Hometown Bank, Schreiber and Barrister Title are sponsors.


Just Jake Talkin'

I don’t suppose that I should be surprised. It just seems odd to me to see what I have always called a ‘garden tractor’ that prob’ly moves at a whoppin’ five or six miles per hour tops, bein’ designed to look like it’s goin’ a hunderd and ten.

In fact, I’ve never seen a ridin’ mower actually used as a ‘tractor’ in the traditional sense, pullin’ a little plow or little disk. I suppose there are some bein’ used for heaver tasks than mowin’, but they are mainly just big grass cutters.

I still like the old fashioned ridin’ machines that cut a wide swath and looks like it’s tractor namesake. Lots of engine and tires with a comfortable seat. All of it out in the open where you can see the workin’s. Who would wanna cover up a beauty like a Briggs and Straton?

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Carthage Printing

Weekly Columns

Here’s A Tip

By JoAnn Derson

• Use a window squeegee to remove hair from compacted carpets or upholstery.

• "Nail-polish remover can remove burned-on plastic from the top of a toaster oven. If you’ve ever forgotten to remove the bread bag, you can appreciate this tip." -- B.P., via e-mail

• "We’re a busy family, so each week the dinner menu is posted on the fridge in a plastic paper-holding sleeve. Behind it are the recipes or instructions for that week’s meals. Whoever gets home first gets things started. That person also pulls anything that needs to be defrosted for the next meal. It has worked to help everyone do their share." -- P.L. in Ohio

• Another busy family tip: "On the door from our garage to the house, my husband used both magnetic paint and chalkboard paint. It’s the door we use most to come in, and we write notes to one another there." -- K.S. in Wisconsin

• Children’s art can be used in many ways: laminated as a place mat, temporary bookmark, stationery for family members or decoration for gifts (when cut and pasted onto plain-color wrapping paper).

• Go Green Tip: When cooking, use the size pot that fits the burner, or the burner that is the best size for the pot. A 6-inch pot on an 8-inch burner wastes more than 40 percent of the burner’s heat, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


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