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Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 209

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?..The Carthage Lions Club is having their annual broom sale. There will be a stand in front of Garrison Construction April 16-17. Or call 358-6175, 850-5933, or 358-2666.

"Did Ya Know?.. An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be hosted at the Nazarene Church on Thursday, April 15 from 11:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. The church is located at 2000 Grand, in Carthage.

today's laugh

A rabbi, a minister, and a priest were playing poker when the police raided the game. Turning to the priest, the lead police officer said, "Father Murphy, were you gambling?"

Turning his eyes to heaven, the priest whispered, "Lord, forgive me for what I am about to do." To the police officer, he then said, "No, officer; I was not gambling."

The officer then asked the minister, "Pastor Johnson, were you gambling?"

Again, after an appeal to heaven, the minister replied, "No, officer; I was not gambling."

Turning to the rabbi, the officer again asked, "Rabbi Goldstein, were you gambling?"

Shrugging his shoulders, the Rabbi replied . . . "With whom?"


Never enter a battle of wits unarmed.


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

Administrator of the Fox Estate.

Judge W. H. Waters filed his bond of $10,000 this morning as administrator of the estate of Daniel Fox, of Alba, who died March 24. The estate amounts to $1,200 personal property and 700 acres of land. An unknown quantity in the form of mining royalties coming to the estate made it necessary to place the bond so high. Mrs. Fox and the other heirs waived the right to administer and joined in requesting that Judge Waters be appointed.

M. F. Thomas who has been a conductor on the Electric line long enough to be called a "pioneer," has secured a thirty day lay off on account of ill health, and will leave tomorrow for Eureka Springs to rest and recuperate.

W. E. Foster, who is now in the lumber business at Oronogo, was a Carthage visitor today.

  Today's Feature

Red Oak II Inaugural Car Show.

The Inaugural Red Oak II Car and Truck Show will be held Saturday, April 24 at Red Oak II. The event is free to fans and families throughout the day. Food will be available at the snack bar. The show is being organized by the Southwest Stang Gang comprised mainly of Mustang owners.

For participants trophies will be awarded to the top 25 entries and specialty prizes will be awarded for Best Engine, Best Interior, Best Finish and Best of Show. There is a $15 registration fee for vehicles participating in the event. Registration opens at 9 a.m. and closes at Noon. There will be dash plaques for the first 50 entries. Over 150 vehicles are expected to show.

Judging starts at 10 a.m. and will be a drive through. There will be a designated judging area and participants will bring their car to be judged when they are ready. Judging will end at 2 p.m. and the awards will be presented as soon as scores can be tallied.

The show will be cancelled only for extreme weather and a rain date is set for the next Saturday, May 1.

Just Jake Talkin'

Sometimes I just don’t get it.

On occasion over the last several years that I’ve been puttin’ thoughts down ever’ day in this column, someone will ask me exactly what that Jake was supposed ta mean. Usually they have an interpretation that I hadn’t even considered. Usually their twist is more interestin’ than anything I could come up with. Sometimes they are the catalyst for another Jake or two if I’m lucky.

‘Course the mistake some make is takin’ the ramblin’s in this column a little too serious. That happens ever’ now and then when an amateur attempts ta find some humor in a particular situation. My suggestion is, if ya read a Jake ya don’t understand, call one of the sponsors ya see here. At least let ‘em know you appreciate them makin’ this confusion possible.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.


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By JoAnn Derson

• If you have outdoor light bulbs, the next time you change them, coat the threads with a little petroleum jelly. Just a dab rubbed all over will do. It will keep moisture from making the bulb rusty and hard to replace. -- I.B. in Rhode Island

• "When I cook steaks on the grill, I use colored toothpicks to identify the ‘doneness’ of the meat. I like mine rare, my wife likes well-done and the kids are in between. So, mine has a blue toothpick, the kids’ are green, etc. The steaks can go right to the table, and we know whose is whose." -- E.R. in New Mexico

• Shower curtains need to be replaced every so often, but they can still live out a full life in the garden. Try using one as a table protector when repotting plants. Or, use one to drag a pile of soil or mulch around the yard. They can even be draped to create a greenhouse type of effect if you are expecting an unseasonably cold night.

• "If your broom or mop has a hole in the top of the handle, you can thread a shower curtain ring through that hole to hang it up better. Some of the loops are too small to hang, in my opinion, but if you get a nice-size shower curtain ring, you will have plenty of room." -- M.G. in Illinois

• "We installed a swing in the back yard. My wife suggested we add sections of garden hose slit up the side and clipped over the chain where the kids hang on. We did short sections, and it has worked well. No chain-pinched fingers." -- T.R. via email

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