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Monday, December 4, 2000 Volume IX, Number 118
Did Ya Know?. . .The First United Methodist Church, 7th
& Main, is providing free hot chocolate and coffee
during the Carthage Christmas Parade on Monday, December
4th. Drinks will be served at the front entrance before
the start of the parade at 7 p.m. and continue throughout
Did Ya Know?. . .The Salvation
Army provided approximately 230 meals at the Community
Thanksgiving Dinner served at Fairview Christian Church.
Did Ya Know?. . .On this date in
1855 the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad Company was
organized in Kansas City, Missouri.
Are you the waiter who
took my order?
Hm, still looking well, I see. Howre your
They used to believe that the radio
would replace the newspaper, but it never happened.
No, you cant housebreak a dog on a radio.
Last night he gave up his drawing room
on the train to an elderly woman.
He wired his wife: Home soon. Just gave berth to an old
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
DUCKING AND GOT FISH.
Jim Higgins Takes a
Cold Plunge at Camp Nye.
Jim Higgins went ducking yesterday and
got fish, strange as it seems. He was at Camp Nye out
fishing in Center creek, and when the dinner bell sounded
he was unduly hasty to get ashore and pitched headlong
from Briggs canoe into six feet of water. They
fished Jim out, dried his clothes, and found three fish
(minnows) in the pockets which were not there before he
dived into the water. They dressed him in Geo.
Thomas trousers (a 16 to 1 shot) and into Col.
Nyes underclothes until his clothing dried out.
J. L. Naulty got a ducking at the same
place last week by pitching off the steep bank in an
effort to see a big eel caught by Col. Nye.
Camp Nye was broken today and the
inhabitants thereof came back to town.
Community Forum To
Discuss New School &
Technical Center Proposal.
The Carthage R-9 Board of
Education will host a Community Forum at 7:00
p.m. on Tuesday, December 5, at the Carthage
Senior High School Auditorium. The purpose of the
forum is to inform the public of the potential
bond election and construction project under
consideration. A brief overview of the proposal
will be provided. Members of the Board of
Education will then facilitate breakout sessions
to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask
questions and express their opinions regarding
the proposed project.
The proposal includes
construction of a new high school and technical
center on the property owned by the school
district at the intersection of HH and Chapel
Christmas Parade This Evening.
Remembered" is this years theme for
the 2000 Carthage Christmas Parade scheduled for
Monday, December 4 beginning at 7 p.m. Grand
Marshall Eleanor Coffield will host over 80
entries for this years parade.
If ya need to get
into the Christmas spirit, a good
start is showin up at the
annual Christmas Parade this
evenin. Looks like a good one.
Nothin like gettin
bundled up and seein the
enthusiasm of folks on a float.
give ya a chance to do a little
window shoppin on the Square.
Ya might be surprised at the variety
of goods that are available right
here in Carthage. Shoppin the
internet may be easy, but its
hard ta beat havin an honestly
interested shop keeper helpin
ya find that special gift.
Sides there are more than a few
items that feature the charm of your
The Square is
pretty well filled up with shops this
year. Might surprise ya some.
This is some fact,
The Super Handyman
by Al Carrell and Kelly
Q: I have a very large outside
light that is mounted up on an electrical pole in
my yard. It was here when we moved in, and
everyone in my neighborhood has one. My neighbor
says mine doesnt cut off like his does
during then day. What should I check on this
A: Look at the electronic eye.
If its covered with dust, and insect nest
or whatever, itll still think its
dark even in the daytime.
If thats not the problem
and the wiring is okay, replace the light sensor.
Its not expensive and should be easy to do,
once youre sure youve turned off the
current to the unit.
Dear Al: Instead of winding up
my extension cords and other long cords and
hanging them on my garage wall, I store them in
buckets. That way, they hardly ever get tangled
up, and there are no kinks in them when I pull
them out. You can store several in one large
plastic bucket if you put a layer of cardboard
Dear Carrells: My son is
allergic to the dog, but we can control the
problem by just keeping the dog out of his room.
We didnt want to keep the door closed all
the time, so we replaced the regular door with a
It keeps the dog out but allows
the air to circulate through my sons room,
and we can still hear him if he needs us when he
is playing in there. It has worked out just great
so far. Of course, the boy isnt old enough
to start listening to a stereo yet!
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