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Wednesday, April 7, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 204

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Did Ya Know?..The Carthage Lions Club is having their annual broom sale. There will be a stand in front of Garrison Construction April 9-10 & 16-17. Or call 358-6175, 850-5933, or 358-2666.

"Did Ya Know?.. . The American Legion & Auxiliary, Post 9, and The Disabled American Veterans & Auxiliary, Chapter 41, of Carthage are collecting donations for a rummage sale to be held at the beginning of May. If interested in donating,

today's laugh

A Missouri farmer passed away and left 17 mules to his three sons. The instructions left in the will said that the oldest boy was to get one-half, the second oldest one-third, and the youngest one-ninth. The three sons, recognizing the difficulty of dividing 17 mules into these fractions, began to argue.

Their uncle heard about the argument, hitched up his mule and drove out to settle the matter. He added his mule to the 17, making 18. The oldest therefore got one-half, or nine, the second oldest got one-third, or six, and the youngest son got one-ninth, or two. Adding up 9, 6 and 2 equals 17. The uncle, having settled the argument, hitched up his mule and drove home.

Two lions broke loose in the zoo and were eating a clown. One lion said to the other ..."Does this taste funny to you?"


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

Preparing to Move to Carthage.

L. Hill, one of the proprietors of the Cornell mines at Pleasant Valley, left this morning for his home at Aurora, Ill. He goes to make preparations for moving his family here and will arrive with them by the end of the month. He has rented the McFall house at the corner of Macon and James streets, and it is now being fixed up for its new occupants.

Dead Beats Need Attention.

A North Main street groceryman who has been watching the north side saloon fight with considerable interest, remarked last night that as the liquor fight was now over for a little while he should like to see the anti saloon league get after people who do not pay their grocery bills — just for practice, you know.

  Today's Feature

Mayor Woestman to Conclude Term.

Mayor Jim Woestman will preside over his last Council meeting next Tuesday evening. The current elected Mayor and City Council members will conclude any old business before the Council, and then turn the meeting over to newly elected officials.

A reception was held Monday afternoon in City Hall for Woestman, where an estimated crowd of over two hundred gathered to say farewell to the Mayor’s four years. Woestman served as a Council member for five years before becoming Mayor.

Several people spoke favorably about Woestman’s tenure, especially his dedication to serving as an advocate for the community to rid the foul smelling fumes attributed to RES.

Current Council member Mike Harris was the only candidate for Woestman’s position and has many years experience as a Council member. The elected Mayor will take charge of next week’s Council meeting at the beginning of the new business portion. All elected City officials will be sworn in and at that time.

Just Jake Talkin'

Guess if I plan on listened to any music I’m gonna have ta get with the program.

I get a big kick outa kids not knowin’ what an LP is. Those big plastic disks with a little hole in the middle. I recently acquired a record player after years of not havin’ one, so I’m gettin’ to hear those records I’ve been luggin’ around. ‘Course cassette tapes have been the main source of any recorded music for me for a while now. I understand that they are not gonna be made on any scale for much longer.

I’m gonna have ta break down and get a CD player I suppose. I’ve been puttin’ it off for some time now, waitin’ ta see if it was just a fad. Guess most of us have figured out by now they ain’t goin’ away. Hope it doesn’t end up with my 8-track.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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By JoAnn Derson

• We all know that tomato-based sauces can stain plastic storage containers, particularly when you use the container to reheat the sauce in the microwave. The next time you’re about to pour leftover spaghetti sauce into a container for leftovers, give it a quick shot of cooking spray first.

• Here’s a great idea for an antibacterial and pleasant-smelling shoe spray: Mix 15-20 drops of your choice of essential oils (lavender and tea-tree oil are good ones) in a cup of water. Put the mix in a misting spray bottle and give smelly shoes a couple of sprays after wearing them. The oils have antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, and leave behind a nice, eco-friendly, fresh scent. Avoid overwetting, and don’t wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row.

• "Good old olive oil (a teaspoon or two) can be added to your pet’s food to reduce shedding. This can be done for both cats and dogs, but it works best on dogs. The omega-3s are just as good for animals as they are for humans, and my animals all lap it up with no complaints." -- M.F. in Kansas

• Brush baking soda into a pet’s coat to lessen dander. The baking soda soaks up oils and dirt, and the brushing whisks them away. This keeps your pet’s coat cleaner.

• To remove marker from a wall, use rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball. Don’t rub too hard, and it should come off.

• "My family seems to think I have the secret to fluffy mashed potatoes, and I guess I do. But I am willing to share, so here it is: Sprinkle a pinch of baking soda over the warm, cooked potatoes before you whip them." -- I.E. in North Carolina

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