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Monday, December 4, 2000 Volume IX, Number 118

did ya know?

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 the parade.

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.

today's laugh

Are you the waiter who took my order?
Yes, sir.
H’m, still looking well, I see. How’re your grandchildren?

They used to believe that the radio would replace the newspaper, but it never happened.
No, you can’t 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 lady.

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


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. Nye’s 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.

  Today's Feature

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 Road.

Carthage Christmas Parade This Evening.

"Christmas Remembered" is this year’s 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 year’s parade.

Just Jake Talkin'


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.

It’ll also 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 it’s 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 home town.

The Square is pretty well filled up with shops this year. Might surprise ya some.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Workman's Loan

Weekly Column

The Super Handyman

by Al Carrell and Kelly Carrell

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 doesn’t cut off like his does during then day. What should I check on this monster?

A: Look at the electronic eye. If it’s covered with dust, and insect nest or whatever, it’ll still think it’s dark even in the daytime.

If that’s not the problem and the wiring is okay, replace the light sensor. It’s not expensive and should be easy to do, once you’re sure you’ve 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 between them.

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 didn’t want to keep the door closed all the time, so we replaced the regular door with a screen door.

It keeps the dog out but allows the air to circulate through my son’s 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 isn’t old enough to start listening to a stereo yet!

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