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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 37

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . The Nazarene Church will host an American Red Cross Blood drive thur. aug. 19 from 11:30 to 6.

Did Ya Know?.. . Carthage Farmers Market every Wed. and Sat starting at 7 a.m.

today's laugh

On a Sunday morning a mother knocks on her son’s bedroom door and tells him it’s time to get up and go to church.

"I’m not going to church this morning," the son says.

"You have to get up and go to church", says mother.

"No, I’m not." says the son.

"Yes you are", says the mother.

"No, I’m not. They don’t like me and I don’t like them." says the son. "Give me two good reasons why I have to go."

"Number one, you’re 55 years old and number two, you’re the pastor!"


- Celibacy is not hereditary


"Johnny," said the teacher, "if coal is selling at $6 a ton and you pay your dealer $24, how many tons will he bring you?"

"A little over three tons, ma’am," said Johnny.

"Why, Johnny, that isn’t right," said the teacher.

"No, ma’am, I know it isn’t," said Johnny, "but they all do it."


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

Dr. Bishop Called.

New Pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian Church Chosen.

At a meeting of the members of the Westminster Presbyterian church, held last night at the church, a unanimous call was extended to Dr. Wm Frost Bishop, of Liberty, Missouri, to accept the pastorate of this church. Assurance had previously been received from Dr. Bishop that he would accept the call. Dr. Bishop has preached twice for the congregation and he is well liked. He will remove his family to Carthage in a short time.

Major S.E. Wetzel, who is now devoting all his attention to his milling interests at Galesburg, spent Sunday with his family in this city. The Galesburg mills are having a fine run on their "Whole Wheat Burr Flour," the strong point about which is that it contains all the food properties of the wheat.

  Today's Feature

From the Minutes.

August Public Services Committee.

"City Administrator-Tom Short

Mr. Short handed out spread sheets showing where the golf course had finished for the last fiscal year. Mr. Short pointed out the transfer from the general fund had ended up being $76,500.00 instead of the projected $114,000.00. So that was some good news but it was still more than originally budgeted.

Golf Pro-Mark Peterson

Mr. Peterson reported he had contacted several area courses to check on their rounds and see how we compared. He stated all the courses he had contacted were in the same shape we were, rounds and revenue both down. Mr. Peterson also stated he did not see golf as a whole getting any better in the near future. Mr. Peterson reported he had been looking at several ways to reduce expenses without compromising the quality of playing conditions but it would be tough to do. Mr. Bull and Mr. Peterson both saidthey would be bringing some ideas forward to look at that might help the course financially."

Just Jake Talkin'

They say the trick to rabbit huntin’ is to have a dog that never quite catches up to the rabbit. The furry little critters have a habit of runnin’ in a big circle and comin’ back to cross their tracks. The idea is to confuse any varmit that is chasin’ ‘em. The hunter is supposed to stay put. Eventually, the theory is, the rabbit will come back by for an easy shot.

Havin’ a dog, as a kid, and always thinkin’ that rabbit huntin’ would be great sport, I went in search of the wascally wabbit. Unfortunately, the dog had not read the sportin’ magazine that I had. He’d take out after the rabbit all right, but eventually I would have to go find the mut out sniffin’ in a rat nest.

‘Course there is a chance that the rabbit wrote the real story.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Columns


By JoAnn Derson

• "If you have to give your child medicine that he or she doesn’t like, let the child eat half of a Popsicle first. Then give him the medicine, and let him have the other half. This is especially helpful during fevers or with vomiting, when you want to stave off dehydration. Ice pops are easier fluids to ingest, and the cold interrupts the bad taste of the medicine." -- M.L. in Arkansas

•"You can buy fancy hide-a-keys for your home that look like rocks, etc., and have a hidden compartment. But you don’t have to go to the expense if all you want is to have a spare emergency key. Put a copy of your house key in a watertight container, such as a small, plastic Tupperware container, and bury it in a memorable spot. Stick a rock on top to remind you of where it is buried." -- V.E. in Washington

• If your small appliance has a long cord, try looping it and stuffing the excess through a cardboard paper-towel or toilet-paper roll.

• Protect the teeth on handsaws by covering them up in storage. Cut a length of garden hose to fit the length of the saw, then split it down the side. Push the teeth of the saw into the split, and your saw -- and you -- are protected.

• "Here’s an excellent way to save money: Foster a relationship with your immediate neighbors to form a natural cooperative. You can borrow tools and resources, perform group tasks and share experience. These all build a better community, but they save money too." -- A.A. in Florida

• Ladies, pick up a bottle of inexpensive conditioner to use as shaving cream. It softens and moisturizes while helping you to get a nice shave. -- E.S. in Georgia

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