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Monday, November 20, 2009 Volume XVIII, Number 109
Did Ya Know?...There will be a
Taco Salad Dinner fund raiser for the Carthage Humane
Society, Monday, Nov. 23 at SMB from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.
Did Ya Know?... The VFW
Mens Auxiliary will hold a turkey shoot every
Sunday, from 1 p.m until 5 p.m. at the Post at the
intersection of 96 & 171 highways. Public Invited,
male and female.
When two trains meet each other at a
railroad crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and
neither shall proceed until the other has gone.
It is illegal to milk another
It is illegal for one to shoot a
buffalo from the second story of a hotel.
A recently passed anticrime law
requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice,
either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of
the crime to be committed.
Temple: No one may ride a
horse and buggy through the town square.
Temple: You can ride your
horse in the saloon.
Temple: Cattle thieves may
be hanged on the spot.
Texarkana: Owners of
horses may not ride them at night without tail lights.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Bitten by a Kissing
The much talked of "kissing
bug" is getting in its work at Nevada. Three persons
have been bitten by the creature during the last week and
all suffered terribly. The last victim, a little girl, is
in a critical condition, her face and whole upper half of
her body being badly swollen and discolored. The bug is
described as about three fourths of an inch long; dark
yellow or gray with black spots.
Cured in a Day.
"Mystic Cure" for rheumatism
and neuralgia radically cures in 1 to 3 days. Its action
upon the system is remarkable and mysterious.
It removes at once the cause and the
disease immediately disappears. The first dose greatly
benefits; 75 cents. Paid by A.H. Caffee & Co.,
Druggists Carthage, Mo.
CARTHAGE John Bode,
President-Chamber of Commerce/Economic
Development Director submitted his resignation to
the Chamber of Commerce Board on November 19,
2009. A search will begin immediately to fill
Bode will continue to serve as
President until a replacement can be found.
"My wife and I have enjoyed our 3 years in
Carthage and it is with sadness that I must
resign as President of the Carthage Chamber of
Commerce." Bode will be moving back to
northeast Missouri because of family matters that
need his attention.
A search committee has been
formed and will begin the process immediately.
Lora Phelps, Chamber of Commerce Board Chairman,
stated, "John has been a great asset to our
community and shared a lot of knowledge with the
leaders of our city. He provided Carthage with a
clear vision of what is needed to be successful
in Economic Development. We are pleased that he
is willing to continue to serve until we can find
someone to fill this position. And we are
confident that we will find someone who can help
us transition into the future."
The neighbor kids I grew up
around were always comin up with games.
These were not devious games, they were
serious activities that sometimes caused
major controversy, especially with the
Course we put
together variations on traditional games like
baseball, football, hide and seek and the
sort, but the real interest was in
comin up with games that suited the
surroundings. The nearby plowed field was
always available for clod fights, but even
these had rules, mainly, no rocks.
The beauty of these made up
games was that the kids set the rules. Once
everone agreed on the game, we tested
it out for a while. Any changes were
discussed in a "time-out." The game
would continue until it lost favor and was
replaced with the latest inspiration.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
THIS IS A HAMMER
By Samantha Mazzotta
Q: As a new transplant to the
Northeast, Im a bit worried about dealing
with cold weather emergencies this winter. Are
there any must-dos that I need to address
in my home? -- Fay in Brattleboro, Vt.
A: Youre asking at a
really good time, just before winter rolls into
the northern part of the United States. So you
can tackle some of these cold-weather tips right
Outside your home, mulch well
around shrubs and small trees to protect them
from freezing temperatures. Clear any clutter
from walkways and driveways so that no one trips
over things buried in the snow and so that
shoveling snow away is easier. Clean leaves and
debris from the gutters around the roof so that
they arent damaged by ice dams.
Inside your home, the furnace
is of prime importance during the cold season.
Schedule a maintenance checkup of the entire
system if you havent done so yet, and have
repairs made sooner rather than later. Throughout
the winter, change the furnace filter every month
-- its an easy home-maintenance task that
will keep the air inside healthy and the furnace
Assemble a winter emergency kit
and keep it easily accessible -- either in the
garage or a storage area of the house. The kit
should contain an emergency blanket for each
member of the house (reflective emergency
blankets are available at camping stores), as
well as a first-aid kit, flashlights, a radio and
Finally, and most important,
make sure that you have both smoke detectors and
carbon monoxide detectors in place throughout the
house. If either goes off, get the entire family
outside right away and then call emergency
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