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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 213

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Did Ya Know?..Relay for Life CWEP Team will host a biscuit and gravy breakfast on Saturday April 24th at the First Christian Church Lighthouse, 801 S. Main St., from 6:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. This is a fundraiser benefitting the American Cancer Society.

.Did Ya Know?.. . Singles Reaching Out - West will have a potluck dinner this Friday at Ulmer’s Community Room, 1208 S. Garrison. Sarah and the Frosty Mountain Band will entertain. Singles, $3.

Did Ya Know?...The Rolling Thunder Chapert 3 will sponsor a POW/MIA Awareness Run and Ceremony Saturday, April 24. Meet at Carthage VFW prrking lot at 8 AM. Ride to Mt Vernon Veterans Home, then to Ceremony at Monett Park.

today's laugh

The teacher of the earth science class was lecturing on map reading.

After explaining about latitude, longitude, degrees and minutes the teacher asked, "Suppose I asked you to meet me for lunch at 23 degrees, 4 minutes north latitude and 45 degrees, 15 minutes east longitude?"

After a confused silence, a voice volunteered, "I guess you’d be eating alone."


It is exactly because a man cannot do a thing that he is the proper judge of it – Oscar Wilde


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

Junior Gymnasium Class.

The junior gymnasium class of the Y.M.C.A. did not meet yesterday afternoon as previously announced, on account of a misunderstanding. The meeting is postponed until next Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock, when all members are requested to be present.


Mrs. Kennett will have an elegant display of millinery next Tuesday and extends a cordial invitation to the ladies of Carthage and vicinity to see the extensive line of novelties that have just arrived.


Miss Ella Fagin has organized a class on Mandolin, Violin, Guitar and Banjo and will be in the city every Saturday. Anyone desiring to study please call at 219 North Main, or H.P. Hall’s jewelry store.

  Today's Feature

New Committee Assignments Considered.

Newly elected Mayor Mike Harris has proposed the appointment, assuming he gets Council approval, the following Council members to the five Council committees:

Budget Ways & Means: Chair, Claud Newport; Vice-Chair, Diane Sharits; John Studebaker and T.J. Teed.

Financial/Personnel: Chair, Diane Sharits, Vice-Chair Claude Newport, and Wayne Campbell.

Public Services: Chair, Brent Greninger; Vice-Chair, Bill Welch; and Charlie Bastin.

Public Safety: Chair, Bill Welch; Vice-Chair, Dan Rife; T.J. Teed and Brent Greninger.

Public Works: Chair, Dan Rife; Vice-Chair, John Studebaker; Charlie Bastin and Wayne Campbell.

A recommendation from the Mayor to appoint Lee Carlson for the vacant 4th Ward Council seat was announced yesterday afternoon. That will fill all Committees to their typical membership of four.

Most Council bills originate in the committees before reaching full council.

Just Jake Talkin'

Noticed a guy sittin’ as "guard" to a construction site over in Kansas the other day. Instead a bein’ in the shed that was sittin’ at the gate, he had his lawn chair out in the sun and was soakin’ up the rays. Now I don’t see nothin’ wrong of the guy takin’ advantage of the situation. He was doin’ what he was hired for I’d reckon, watchin’ the gate. The fact that he could get a little work done on his tan was just one a the benefits of the job.

‘Course in the olden days not havin’ a tan was the sign of rank. Folks with tans had ta work outdoors. Now it’s a sign of havin’ leisure time ta be out on the lake. At least this guy was gettin’ his tan the old fashioned way, not out of a bottle.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.


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By JoAnn Derson

• "To keep a pet from chewing on an electrical cord, rub the length of the cord lightly with a bar of soap. One taste is enough to keep most pets from coming back. It’s not foolproof, so please still keep an eye on your pets!" -- B.L. in Mississippi

• "Rake fingernails over a bar of soap to keep dirt out from nails while gardening. This has been repeated several times, but it’s so handy and works so well, it’s worth it." -- O.E. in South Carolina

• Deep conditioning your hair at home can be done inexpensively. Chill a can of coconut milk so it solidifies, then rub the "grease" into your hair, avoiding the direct scalp. Leave it on for half an hour and rinse out with warm water.

• "Instead of using creamer in my iced coffee drinks, I use a powdered protein that I purchase at the vitamin store. It adds a creamy quality and a little extra nutrition." -- C.D. in Florida

• An old piece of wisdom that’s worth repeating for the picnic season: Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. Take along several kitchen timers set for 1 hour. Check food to make sure it is maintaining its temperature.

• Quickie window cleanup: Dump a whole bottle of club soda on windshield. Give it a minute, then wipe with a soft cloth or newspaper for a crystal-clear view.

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