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Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Volume XVII, Number 225

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The American Legion Post 9 & DAV Chapter 41 will pick up rummage sale items for free. Just call Dale Murphey 417-359-6161.

Did Ya Know?... Lost your job, had your hours cut, going through tough times? You need to attend the Free Community Breakfast May 7th, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. at the Lighthouse Building of First Christian Church, southwest corner of Chestnut and Main Street. For more information contact Brian Bisbee @ the Carthage Crisis Center 417-358-3533.

Did Ya Know?... Randall Goodgame will be in concert May 9th @ Fairview Christian Church. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information call 417-358-3912.

today's laugh

If the pen is mightier than the sword, in a duel I’ll let you have the pen!

I was cleaning out my closet and I found a swim suit that I had made out of sponges. I remember one time when I wore it. When I got out of the swimming pool nobody could go swimming until I came back.

The other day when I was walking through the woods, I saw a rabbit standing in front of a candle making shadows of people on a tree.

I filled out an application that said, "In Case Of Emergency Notify". I wrote "Doctor"... What’s my mother going to do?

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


May Go to the Asylum.

A reporter was informed last night by County Physician Flower that Dan Donovan, the aged Irishman who was sent to the poor farm yesterday, is a little unbalanced mentally and that he is at the farm only on trial. He has been making himself unendurable to his family of late, and in case he continues insanely obstreperous at the county farm, he will be ordered sent to the asylum at Nevada.

Re-Decking the Bridge.

A train and bridge crew of a dozen men is at work re-decking the Mo. Pac. bridge over Spring river and over the Frisco railroad in northwest Carthage. The re-decking consists in putting in new woodwork beneath the rails, such as ties and sleepers. The crew will be some time yet in completing the work.

Annie King, who was tried and convicted of petit larceny before Justice Craycroft at Joplin in 1892 and made her escape from the county jail after two days imprisonment, was arrested in Joplin yesterday and is now going to serve out the balance of her 40 day sentence.

George M. Turner of Springfield, and M. M. Beck were in Carthage yesterday selling silks and carpets for a St. Louis carpet company. They informed a representative of this paper that while here and at Joplin they have sold $5,500 worth of goods, as follows; Pat Murphy, $1,500; W.H. Phelps, $2,000; Dr. J.A. Carter, $1,000; Mr. Payton, $1,000. Mr. Turner is a brother to Dan Turner, the well known type-setter and formerly resided in Carthage.

While Isaiah Eiting and family were in from their country home Sunday attending memorial services, their team, which was hitched in Porter’s yard, broke loose and started for home at a 2:40 gait. They were caught by some boys before any damage was done, except a broken pole of the spring wagon.

  Today's Feature


17th Annual NALC Food Drive This Saturday.

The National Association of Letter Carriers, in conjunction with the United States Postal Service will be collecting non-perishable food items like canned soup, juice, pasta, vegetables, cereal and rice on Saturday, May 9 to help families in need in our community. Individuals can help by placing their food donation at their mailbox on May 9 before their letter carrier arrives. The carrier will take it to the Post Office and it will then be delivered to Carthage Crosslines, a Carthage Area United Way agency, that assists in meeting emergency needs of persons and families in the community by providing assistance with food and clothing.

"With the slowing economy and increase in food costs, our requests for food have increased to help people stretch their budget," said Belle Lown, Carthage Crosslines, Director. "New people who have never asked for assistance are now requesting help."

This is the 17th Annual NALC food drive, which is the world’s largest one-day food drive held each year on the second Saturday in May.

If unable to get the donation out on Saturday morning, it can be dropped off, any donation, all-year long, at the Crossline’s office, 600 E. 6th St between 8 and noon or call 358-1577 for more information.

In 2008, this drive collected 73.1 million pounds of food – the fifth consecutive year to collect above 70 million pounds of food - from almost 1500 local branches across the 50 states.


Just Jake Talkin'

Two can live as cheaply as one, the old sayin’ goes, as long as one doesn’t eat.

I see on several fronts that there is somewhat of a movement for folks to not be afflicted by "affluenza."

One article I happened upon made note of the difference in lifestyle that makes the two income family a necessity. The comparison was the average house of the fifty’s. Around 1,100 square feet, no air conditioning, maybe a one car garage. Today the average size has raised to nearly 2,000 square feet with all the extras. The cost of workin’ was also in the discussion.

‘Course if ya go back to the days this area was bein’ settled, the whole family typically worked the farm. Havin’ only two workers in the family would have been a real luxury.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’



Carthage Printing

Weekly Columns

Here’s A Tip

By JoAnn Derson

• Go Green Tip: Today’s dishwashers don’t require you to clean your dishes before loading. Scrape food off and save water. Run dishwashers with a full load.

• "When we cleaned out our closets, we decided to use some old T-shirts as rags for spills around the house. We threw them in the washer with some bleach as a way to mark them, and now when we have a big spill, we just grab some of these and wipe it up; then they go in the wash to use again. They’ve really come in handy." -- M.M. in Florida

• "When trimming the skin from a pineapple, grab an oven mitt. It’s perfect to grip the pineapple securely while you cut away the spiky outer layer." -- E.E. in Alabama

• "To keep ribbon ends from fraying, give them a quick swipe with clear nail polish. It’s also handy for dabbing on button strings to keep them from unraveling. I keep a bottle in my sewing kit." -- I.L. in Oregon

• If you have a sticky closet rod, try this neat trick: Grab a sheet of waxed paper, and rub it over the top of the rod. Your hangers should glide more easily. There’s no mess, and you can do it section by section without even removing all the clothes from the closet!

• "When we go on family trips in the car, I put a folded flat sheet over the back seat where the kids are sitting. When we stop, I can take it out and shake it out. No more crumbs, eraser shavings, lost crayon bits, etc. It keeps the upholstery much cleaner." -- S.K. in Virginia


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