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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 Volume XVIII, Number 62
Did Ya Know?...The New Life
United Methodist Church, 1/2 mile north of Leggett
corporate office, will hold an all you can eat pancake
feet Sunday Sept. 13 from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. $5.
Did ya know?....Steadley
Elementary School in Carthage, Missouri is having a Fun
Fair, September 26th from 4:00-7:00. Bracelets are
available for purchase for $10 in advance or $12 at the
fair. All proceeds will benefit the students of Steadley.
I was signing
the receipt for my credit card purchase when the clerk
noticed I had never signed my name on the back of the
credit card. She informed me that she could not complete
the transaction unless the card was signed. When I asked
why, she explained that it was necessary to compare the
signature I had just signed on the receipt. So I signed
the credit card in front of her. She carefully compared
the signature to the one I had just signed on the
receipt. As luck would have it, they matched.
I live in a semi rural area. We
recently had a new neighbor call the local township
administrative office to request the removal of the Deer
Crossing sign on our road.
The reason:"too many deer were
being hit by cars"and he didnt want them to
cross there anymore.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
WILL PAY THE BILL.
The county court met at the court house
yesterday morning and from there went to Joplin to
investigate the smallpox bill. No entry has yet been made
upon the records but the court found the bills had all
been made by the county physician, Dr. Snyder, who was
the countys agent. While it is not known just what
action will now be taken, yet from a legal standpoint it
looks as if the county would have the bill to pay.
It is belief that the court is under
the impression that Dr. Snyder has spent money with a
The court did not return last night but
will convene this morning.
Recorder Steadley yesterday made a
tender of $547.95 to County Treasurer Weeks. The county
court has not passed upon this action but as it is not
the amount which the court finds he is short by $75, it
will probably not be accepted.
The Carthage Multicultural
Committee and Carthage Caring Communities, a
coalition of The Alliance of Southwest Missouri
present the 9th annual Festival of Friends at
Carthage Central Park on September 19, 2009 from
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thousands of people have come
to enjoy the festival in previous years to enjoy
a wide variety of cultural displays,
entertainment, history, and ethnic foods offered.
Various cultures include Cherokee nation,
Columbia, Egypt, Germany, Japan, and a variety of
The event will feature such
acts as Middle Eastern Belly Dancers, Deleware
Inter-Tribal Youth Council and Musica de Gracia
Opening ceremonies start at 3p.m. Visitors can
register for door prizes throughout the evening.
"We have a remarkable
amount of cultural diversity in Southwest
Missouri; the Festival of Friends offers a unique
opportunity for all of us to learn a little bit
more about each other and experience new types of
food and entertainment," says Wendi Douglas,
Executive Director of the Carthage CVB.
Ive never been to a
toothpick factory. Now Ive whittled a
few in my day, but I can imagine they use the
same technique as I do ta fill all those
boxes they sell everday.
I suppose the same folks
that make toothpicks branch out into other
fields such as match sticks and maybe even
In Army C rations they used
ta have a little wood tooth brush of sorts.
Ya chew on it for a while ta make it soft and
then used it ta brush your teeth.
I suppose they still make
those flat toothpicks. Ive always
preferred the round ones. The main advantage
of course bein youve got two
pickin ends. Twice the picks for the
same money. Course I can see the advantage of
the flat ones if youre on a boat, they
dont roll off the table.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
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HERES A TIP
Go Green Tip:
Temperatures are cooling in many parts of the
country. Could your house use a fresh-air day? If
the air smells a bit stale from running the air
conditioner all summer, instead of using chemical
air fresheners, just open up those windows and
let the fall in.
Butter wrappers are
terrific pan greasers. Save your wrappers in a
plastic baggie in the freezer, and they will
always be on hand, ready to use almost as soon as
they come out of the freezer.
"Senior Tip: If you
use a walker or cane, its good to write
your contact information somewhere on it, just in
case you lose it. However, why not include only
your name and the name and phone number of your
emergency contact? That way, if you lose your
cane, it is more likely to get returned for
having a phone number on it, but a stranger
cannot find out where you live just by looking
at, say, a return address label on your walker.
And in any case, its good to have your
emergency contact listed in case something
happens while you are out." -- M.A. in
Make your own reusable
fabric softener: Fill a spray bottle with fabric
softener and use an old washcloth as your
"fabric softener sheet." Use by
dampening the washcloth with fabric softener and
adding it to the clothes in the dryer. Its
reusable indefinitely. If it feels too gummed up,
just toss it in the next load of your washer.
Check out your chimney
now. Use a mirror and flashlight to take a quick
peek at your chimney to see if there is a buildup
of soot that needs to be taken care of before
fireplace season starts. Open the flue and shine
the flashlight up the chimney. Hold a small hand
mirror at about a 45-degree angle to look up the
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