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Monday, September 18, 2000 Volume IX, Number 64
Did Ya Know?. . .The Knights of Pythias will have steak,
hamburger, salad & trimmings at Family Night on
Tuesday, September 19th at 7:00 p.m. Come one, come all.
Did Ya Know?. . .The next
Diabetes Support Group will be from 4 - 5 p.m. on
Wednesday, September 27, 2000 in the dining room at
McCune-Brooks Hospital in Carthage. The guest speaker
will be Dr. Mark Westhoff who will speak about dental
problems that might be more common in diabetes.
Did Ya Know?. . .The Golden
Gaits Walking Club meets every Monday, Wednesday and
Friday from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. at the former Eugene Field
School. Everyone is invited to take a walk.
A man limps into a
doctors office and says that he was just bitten by
a dog. The doctor says, "Didnt you see the
sign on my office door? My visiting hours are only until
The man answered, "Im sorry,
Doctor, but the dog couldnt read!"
Angered at what he felt was a bad call,
a pro player yelled at the referee, "You stink to
The referee picked up the ball, walked
off fifteen yards, and said, "Can you still smell
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Leads a Blind Man.
An aged blind man from Kansas City, who
gives his name as Sam Smith, arrived in town this morning
with his hand organ and a black woolly dog which leads
him around. The latter wears sleigh bells around his neck
and thus announces all his movements. He comes instantly
when called by his master, and acts with great
When serving in the capacity of a
leader, the dog picks his way carefully along the street,
tugging at a strap extending from his collar to the blind
When he sees a good shady stopping
place alongside the walk the dog pulls off to the side
and sets the example by lying down.
The blind man then stops and plays a
tune and again moves on to another stopping place. The
dog attracts more attention than the man.
Announces Special Carthage Christmas Festival.
Precious Moments Chapel Center in Carthage, MO,
will host a Media Conference at 11 a.m., Tues.,
Sept. 19, to announce the plans for a Christmas
Celebration. The Media Conference will be held in
the Ballroom of the Victorian Wedding Island at
Management from Precious
Moments will gather with community
representatives to unveil the calender and
details of "Christmas Remembered", a
holiday event celebrating the Victorian history
Events for November and
December are scheduled at Precious Moments Chapel
and throughout the Carthage community.
Media interview opportunities
will include "Christmas Remembered"
coordinators from Precious Moments Chapel and
representatives from community organizations
which are hosting events during the celebration.
Having the conference on Victorian Wedding Island
is intended to provide a picturesque setting of
the Victorian era. Special guest appearances will
also be available for photography purposes.
up in a neighborhood where the
throwin rocks at your neighbors was
more than just an expression at times.
Course that was made more
convenient by the fact that we all lived
on gravel roads.
We didnt think
much of the fact that there were only a
couple a paved streets in town. Most
folks felt like they were doin
pretty good if they had a little concrete
on the drive and a tinhorn to let the
water through when it rained.
I suppose those who
feel that the curb and gutter type of
street is a necessity will always
purchase homes in those neighborhoods
that have em.
The bad part is, it
makes it hard to locate that particular
stone when ya happen to be in a
throwin mood. Maybe thats why
some folks like that gravel rock in the
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
The Super Handyman.
by Al & Kelly Carrell
Q: The concrete steps on the
front of our house are slippery, especially when
wet. We have a handrail, but its just not
enough. What can we do to make the steps
A: You have several options
You can use muriatic acid to
etch the surface of the concrete slightly. You
would use five parts water to one part acid.
If that doesnt give you
the desired results, apply a deck paint or porch
paint to which youve added some sand. If
you go this route, buy the sand at the paint
store, so you know it is completely dry.
Any etching should be done
before any painting.
You also could apply
peel-and-stick strips that are designed to make
suck surfaces slip-proof.
Dear Kelly: I finally found a
better way to keep my annoying, squeaky front
door quiet. I now grease the old, heavy door with
petroleum jelly. I had tried oils, but the
dripped and stained both the door and my floor.
Other stuff just didnt work. But the
petroleum jelly sure does! It is easy to use,
stays in place and works longer than oil.
A SUPER HINT-You can use
inexpensive white vinegar for lots of things
around the home and shop. For example, if you put
a gallon or two into your dishwasher without the
dishes in it, then run it through a couple of
cycles, that can remove mineral deposits on lots
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