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Wednesday, October 21, 2009 Volume XVIII, Number 87
Did Ya Know?... The VFW
Mens Auxiliary will hold a turkey shoot on Sunday,
Oct. 15 from 1 p.m until 5 p.m. at the Post at the
intersection of 96 & 71 highways.
Did Ya Know?.....Project
Graduation 2010 is currently accepting donations of
clean, gently-used items for resale at its Rummage Sale.
All proceeds will go towards hosting Project Graduation.
Call Debbie Wooldridge at 388-2808.
A new teacher
thought she would use what she learned in her psychology
courses. She said to her class, "Everyone who thinks
they are stupid, please stand up."
After a few seconds, one boy stood.
"Do you think youre stupid?" she asked.
"No, maam, but I just
didnt want you to have to stand there all by
A little boy asked his grandmother how
old she was.
"39 and holding," she
"Well, then, how old would you be
if you let go?"
A little boy watched, fascinated, as
his mother covered her face in cold cream. "Why do
you do that?" he asked.
"To make myself beautiful."
When she began to rub it off, the boy
asked, "Why are you doing that? Did you give
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Quick Action of
The destruction by fire of J.A.
Ridgeways house here in town was narrowly averted
by prompt action of the neighbors in rallying to the fire
and promptly extinguishing it. The fire was supposed to
have caught from a defective flue. It is thought $10 will
cover the damage.
The wedding of Miss Emma Wheeler to Mr.
James M. Walsh occurred at the priests residence on
Clinton street at 8 oclock last evening in the
presence of half a dozen witnesses. After the ceremony
the party returned to the Wheeler residence on South
McGregor street, where the young couple will make their
home for the present. Here a reception was held, about
seventy guests being present and enjoying a splendid
three course supper. Many elegant presents were received
by the young couple.
Wait on Parking Decision.
The City Council Public Safety
Committee will wait until its next meeting to
decide whether to recommend a two month trial
period with no time limits on downtown parking.
Carthage Police Chief Greg
Dagnan questioned whether the two hour parking
limit, and the effort that goes into enforcing
it, was still a needed service for the downtown
He told the Committee that when
fines are paid by mail, they are often
accompanied by a nasty letter to the Parking
Enforcement officer for issuing the ticket.
Business owner H.J. Johnson
expressed his concern over completely eliminating
the restriction. Johnson is the proprietor of
this publication and operates an antique mall on
the Square and a print shop just off the Square
within the current two hour zone.
The Committee is interested in
hearing from other business owners in the
downtown area. Their next meeting will be
November 17 at the Carthage Fire Department at
From the discussion at the
Public Safety meetin last Monday, three
of the four Committee members are ready to
stop the two hour parkin all together.
City Administrator Tom Short was also
speakin favorably of the idea. The plan
he sees is to make the change at the first of
the year when the City Court is moved to
It appears that
everone just wants the parkin
problem to go away. Mainly they want the City
havin to deal with the problem to go
away. Course some dont see it as
a parkin problem at all, just a
nuisance for those wantin to support
I suppose a "test
run" in the middle of winter will give
the locals plenty of time to stake out their
spots before the tourist return in the
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
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HERES A TIP
"To save water when
hand-washing dishes, I clean silverware together,
all at one time. I toss it into a colander as I
scrub. Then, I rinse the whole lot at the same
time. This saves quite a bit of water." --
P.E. in New York
" When using metal
vegetable/soup cans for storage: File the rim to
get off any sharp burrs, and then dip the rim in
melted wax for a protected surface. No metal
"paper cuts." You can even hot-glue
multiple cans of various sizes together for a
If you have to work on
one of your pipes, and you need it to be dry so
you can solder, use a piece of bread to plug up
the pipe. Take the center of a slice of white
bread, and ball it up. Stick it up the pipe and
make your repair. Join the pipes together and
then let the water run briefly. The bread breaks
down fairly quickly and washes away.
"I keep a pants
hanger (the type with two clips) in the bathtub
to hang up my bathmat. I can turn the hook
portion of the hanger so that its going
over the towel rack, and the mat drips dry. I do
it with the suction cups facing out, so that it
doesnt stick to the wall. This way,
theres no mildew buildup." -- A.R. in
Go Green Tip: According
to Eartheasy.com, a terrific resource for
eco-friendly products and information, "you
can save as much as 20 percent a year on your
heating bills by turning your thermostat down
7-10 degrees F. for eight hours each day."
And its no sweat to do if you have a
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