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Wednesday, August 25, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 46

did ya know?.

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

Did Ya Know?.. . FREE Behavior Dog-Training Seminar on Saturday, August 28 at 10:00 am. The location will be in the Central Pet Care Training Academy located at 224 West Central, Carthage. 358-1300.

today's laugh

Tower: "Eastern 702, cleared for takeoff, contact Departure on 124.7" Eastern 702: "Tower, Eastern 702 switching to Departure... by the way, as we lifted off we saw some kind of dead animal on the far end of the runway." Tower: "Continental 635, cleared for takeoff, contact Departure on 124.7... did you copy the report from Eastern?" Continental 635: "Continental 635, cleared for takeoff... and yes, we copied Eastern and we’ve already notified our caterers."

We were required to take a CPR course. The classes used the well known mannequin victim, Resusci-Annie, to practice. Typical of most models, this Resusci-Annie was only a torso.

As instructed, one of my classmates gently shook the doll and asked "Are you all right?" He then put his ear over the mannequin’s mouth to listen for breathing.

Suddenly he exclaimed, "She said she can’t feel her legs!"


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


The wolf hunt which took place west of Jasper Saturday was a great success and furnished lots of sport for a great army of hunters. The crowd gathered at the Lynnland school house. It numbered about 100 and consisted of horsemen, footmen and dogs. The dogs soon struck the trail of a wolf and then the fun began. It is thought that there were five different wolves scared up during the day. Only one of the varmints was caught, however. It was started near the stone house west of Frank Gulick’s. It ran east to Pottorff’s place, thence south to Hillies’s, past the Dixie school house, across the Frick farm to near the Rose Bank school house where it was captured. The dog which took his wolfship in belonged to the Garner boys. Only a few of the hunters were fortunate enough to get a glimpse of the wolves.

In view of the success of the hunt another chase is being planned.

  Today's Feature

Sally Awards.

Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre will hold their 26th Annual "Sally" Awards at the Theatre on Saturday, September 11, 2010. This event honors those actors, crew and volunteers who have given outstanding service to the theatre during the 2009-2010 season.

The "Sally" awards are named after longtime Carthage resident, educator and drama enthusiast Sally Anne Crawford, who died on Oct. 30, 2008, at the age of 91. She spent most of her career at the Carthage High School, teaching English, speech, debate and drama classes between 1952 and 1979. During 36 years as a teacher, she donated thousands of hours outside the normal school day in fine-tuning the dramatic and public speaking skills of hundreds of students.

This year’s nominees include:

Best Actor- Bill Welsh in Tiptoe Through the Tombstones, Paxton Williams in Othello, Kevin Provins in Twelve Angry Men, Bill Welsh in Twelve Angry Men, Paxton Williams in Twelve Angry Men.

Best Actress- Rachel Stanley in Proof, Karen Laseter in Othello, Cheyla Navarre in Tiptoe through the Tombstones, Whitney Dodson in Tiptoe through the Tombstones, Betsy Fleischaker in Tiptoe through the Tombstones.

Best Show- PROOF directed by Vicki Dickey, BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER directed by Betty Bell, Betsy Fleischaker, Judy Boyd, TIPTOE THROUGH THE TOMBSTONES directed by Becki Gooch, TWELVE ANGRY MEN directed by Doug Dickey and Shawn DeGraff, GODSPELL directed by Shanti Navarre, 30 REASONS NOT TO BE IN A PLAY directed by Shanti Navarre and Betsy Fleischaker, and OTHELLO directed by Paxton Williams.

*Awards will also be given for Best Costumes, Best Set Design, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Stage Manager, and Outstanding Volunteers in the Kitchen, Dining Room, Usher and Box Office areas.

Doors will open at 6:30 pm, with program beginning at 7:00pm.

The evening will include special talent performances by some old and new Stone’s Throw favorites. Master of Ceremonies Mike Pound will host the festivities.

This event is free and open to the public.

Light Hors O’doeuvres, Desserts, Coffee and Tea will be available.

Business casual dress please.

Seating is limited, so please call the theatre at 417-358-9665 to reserve your seats now.

Just Jake Talkin'

They say the census is pretty much completed. I was one a the lucky ones. Our family only had ta fill out the "short" census form. I didn’t have to list my bathin’ habits or whether I walked to work or took my lunch.

I’m sure someone has good reason for askin’ all those seemingly whacko questions on the long census forms. I’m just not sure I woulda thought they were good enough ta warrant an answer. I’d be interested ta know how often folks trim their toenails.

I haven’t heard any clarification, but I’d have ta guess all forms will at least count heads, even if they don’t go into the detail requested.

There are some good reasons to get an accurate count, maybe they should just count legs and divide by two.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Columns


By JoAnn Derson

• You can thicken soup by adding a tablespoon or so of instant mashed potatoes. Yummy and so easy.

• "Did you know that in addition to being better for your baby nutritionally, mother’s milk is an excellent bargain -- FREE? Nursing can save you up to $40 per week in your baby’s first year. Even if you purchased an array of supplies meant to make breastfeeding more convenient -- pumps, storage containers, shawls -- you’d still save upward of $1,500 that year. Wow!" -- A Reader, via e-mail

• Here’s a really great, cheap rinse for brunettes: cooled black coffee. Make a pot in the morning, and let it sit until it’s cold. Then, after washing your hair, just rinse it with the coffee and let drip. Give it a quick shot of water, then pat dry.

• "I loved the convenience of frozen pancakes, but wished there was more variety in flavors. So I decided to make my own. I make my pancakes with all the fruits and nuts added in, then freeze them on a flat sheet. When frozen, they can be stacked and bagged. I take what I want out and microwave it for instant made-to-order pancakes!" -- T.Y. in Texas

• "To make a pen easier to grasp for arthritic hands, make two X’s with a sharp knife on either side of a rubber ball (like a racquetball). Push a pen through. This is what we do for my grandmother, who loves to write, but whose hands get tired trying to hold a pen steady." -- O.D. in Maryland

• To store larger bags of pet food, purchase an appropriately sized garbage can with a tightfitting lid. Old plastic cups make great scoops, too.

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