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Wednesday, April 7, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 204
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
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
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.
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,
Mayor Woestman to
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 Mayors four years.
Woestman served as a Council member for five
years before becoming Mayor.
Several people spoke favorably
about Woestmans 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 Woestmans
position and has many years experience as a
Council member. The elected Mayor will take
charge of next weeks Council meeting at the
beginning of the new business portion. All
elected City officials will be sworn in and at
Guess if I plan on listened
to any music Im gonna have ta get with
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
Im gettin to hear those records
Ive 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.
Im gonna have ta
break down and get a CD player I suppose.
Ive 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 aint goin away. Hope it
doesnt end up with my 8-track.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
HERES A TIP
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 youre about to pour leftover
spaghetti sauce into a container for leftovers,
give it a quick shot of cooking spray first.
Heres 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 dont wear the
same pair of shoes two days in a row.
"Good old olive oil
(a teaspoon or two) can be added to your
pets 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
pets coat to lessen dander. The baking soda
soaks up oils and dirt, and the brushing whisks
them away. This keeps your pets coat
To remove marker from a
wall, use rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball.
Dont 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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