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Monday, October 2, 2000 Volume IX, Number 74
Did Ya Know?. . .The Golden Reflections Coffee Connection
will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 4th. Come
play Bingo and have fun, in the dining room at
Did Ya Know?. . .The Friends of
the Carthage Public Library will hold their Saturday
Booksale for October on the 7th. Books and materials are
added each month, so come check out the latest bargains.
Did Ya Know?. . .On this date in
1820 Missouris first U.S. senators, Thomas Hart
Benton and David Barton, were elected.
My last flight was on a
real no-frills airline. They didnt serve lunch.
Instead, we landed at a McDonalds and they gave us
Two moon men watched astronauts
collecting rocks, and one said to the other, "Well,
there goes the garden."
Carrying her baby, a woman rushed into
a doctors office and said, "Help me. Please
help me. My baby swallowed a bullet."
The doctor said, "Give it some of
this castor oil, but for the love of heaven, dont
point it at anybody."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Prevent a Fight.
Wink Reno and Ol Hart got into trouble
with each other about noon today after bumming around
together all morning. The trouble is said to have grown
out of badinage which one or the other thought was
carried to far. The trouble occurred in the billiard
parlor in the Harrington block. Only one blow was struck,
when friends interfered, and the only marks resulting
from the encounter were a few scratches on the combatants
faces. They were hustled outside, still in no good humor
towards each other, but before hostilities could be
renewed Policeman Hurst put both men under arrest, and
their case will be heard in police court tomorrow morning
at 9 oclock.
James Reed expects to go to Rolla in a
day or two with Prof. Cowles, and will enter a regular
course in the state school of mines there.
Step back in time to the late
Victorian era and celebrate Precious Moments
Chapels "Christmas Remembered"
festival during November and December, 2000.
Beginning on Friday, November 10, the Precious
Moments Victorian Wedding Island will be
transformed to show all of the wonders of
Christmas as it was in the early 1900s.
Remembered" will be held from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. for extended weekends (Friday-Monday),
starting Friday, Nov. 10. The last day of the
Celebration is Monday, Dec. 11. Live performances
will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays of each
weekend (Nov. 11 & 12; 18 & 19; 25 &
26; Dec. 2 & 3; 9 & 10).
"Were very excited
about this event," said Allan VanDenBerg,
president and chief executive officer of Precious
Moments Chapel Center. "Its great to
offer our guests an opportunity to enjoy the
Victorian era not only here at Precious Moments,
but throughout the Carthage community."
While visiting Precious Moments
in Carthage, MO, guests will want to participate
in the numerous other Victorian activities taking
place in the community. Activities include the
Gallery Exhibit, "Prelude to the New
Century: Carthage in 1900", at Powers Museum
from Nov. 11 through Dec. 23; Victorian Home
Tours on Dec. 2; the Carthage Christmas Parade on
Dec. 4; the performance of Charles Dickens
"A Cricket on the Hearth", by
Stones Throw Theatre set for Dec. 7, 8, 9,
10, 14, 15, 16, 17; Civil War Reenactments and
special autograph sessions with local artist Andy
Thomas and local authors Steve Cottrell and
Marvin Van Gilder; Christmas Light Tours on
Carthages Double Decker Bus on Dec. 8 and
15; and dinners at the Kendrick House with a
Christmas Light Tour on the Double Decker Bus
following on Dec. 9, 14, and 16. Other activities
are also currently being planned.
Remembered" Celebration is sponsored by
Beimdiek Insurance Agency, Carthage, and is in
cooperation with the Joplin Museum Complex.
"Beimdiek Insurance is
proud to sponsor an event that is a coordination
of efforts through our Carthage community,"
said Steve Beimdiek, president and Chief
Executive Officer of the Beimdiek Insurance
Agency. "Working with organizations in our
community is a commitment that our company has
"We look forward to the
fun activities and events included in the
Christmas Remembered Celebration, and invite
everyone to come and enjoy the many
festivities," said Beimdiek.
include: Precious Moments Chapel Center; Powers
Museum; Victorian Carthage; Main Street Carthage;
Stones Throw Theatre; Civil War Museum;
artCentral; Jasper County; and Carthage Chamber
For more information and for a
complete listing of activities, please call
Precious Moments Chapel at 358-7599 or
Fall is typically when
the "pile shift" takes place at
my house. Movin the winter piles
out and movin in the summer piles.
This spring and fall ritual is always
intended to be a cullin process.
The struggle of gettin rid of those
things ya really never use, just hate ta
throw em away.
My problem is it seems
the piles never diminish much over the
years. No matter how much I throw away
each season, somehow I accumulate
replacements each year. I keep
thinkin someday Ill open the
barn door and see the entire floor with
everthing that is occupyin
space in its proper and useful place.
Although its hard to judge with any
accuracy, I do think there are fewer and
smaller piles than before. Hopefully this
fall I can muster the courage to uncover
a few more square feet of floor space.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
The Super Handyman
by Al Carrell and Kelly
Weve got a fast and easy
way to get your next outdoor grill fire off to a
super start, and it comes in a can!
A 5-pound coffee can or any can
about that size works well. Use a pointed can
opener to make holes in the cans side at
the bottom, and then cut out both ends.
Poke two holes near the
cans other end and push wire through them
to make a handle.
Set the can into your barbecue
pit and fill it with charcoal briquettes. Light
them through one of the holes that you made in
the cans bottom, and allow them to burn
until they are ready to spread out.
When the briquettes are ready,
the cans handle will be hot, so lift it
with gloves or use a large fork.
Now, isnt that a great
way to get briquettes started quickly? Its
a trick that comes in especially handy on a windy
Dear Al & Kelly: I usually
try to do a thorough checkup on my lawn mower
before the mowing season. I also do a mid-season
checkup as well. One thing I think is very
important to do is to check up under the mower
deck itself for rust or heavy buildup of grass.
First thing you should always
do before examining the deck is disconnect the
sparkplugs so it wont accidentally start.
Remove all the buildup grass. I use a knife to
cut it out.
You can prevent a lot of grass
buildup if you spray some cooking spray on the
surface after you clean it.
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