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Wednesday, December 1, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 116

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . First United Methodist Church 7th & Main will hold a Breakfast & Cookie Sale Saturday, Dec. 11th, 8am-Noon Breakfast $5, pancakes & ham or biscuits & sausage gravy. 358-2577

Did Ya Know?...The Carthage Business Women of Missouri have Black Walnuts and Pecans for $9 a pound. Sales supports a Scholarship Program. 358-3505

today's laugh

Logs of repairs on airplanes:

Discrepancy: "Left inside main tire almost needs replacement."

Corrective Action: "Almost replaced left inside main tire."


Problem #1: "#2 Propeller seeping prop fluid."

Solution #1: "#2 Propeller seepage normal."

Problem #2: "#1,#3, and #4 propellers lack normal seepage."


Discrepancy: "Evidence of hydraulic leak on right main landing gear."

Corrective Action: "Evidence removed."


Discrepancy: "Number three engine missing."

Corrective Action: "Engine found on right wing after brief search."


Discrepancy: "DME volume unbelievably loud."

Corrective Action: "Volume set to more believable level."


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


Touring With His Own Company,

Will be in Carthage December 20.

Aaron Myers today closed a contract on his own account for the Ernest Gamble Concert company to appear at the Grand opera house December 20. It has not yet been determined under whose auspices the company will appear. The Choral society, Y.M.C.A. or Westminster church will probably take charge of the event.

Ernest Gamble himself appeared as a soloist last year at the Methodist church in Carthage, and created a wonderfully favorable impression. This year he is traveling with a company.

J. H. Enright is in receipt of a picture from Galveston, showing the wrecked remains of the gas works there, which are managed by a friend of his.

  Today's Feature

Major Saver Cards Campaign Nears End.

The Major Saver Discount Card campaign in Carthage elementary, middle and junior high schools has drawn to a close, generating $15,375 to benefit the participating schools and Carthage R-9 School Foundation.

Carthage R-9 School Foundation Director Vicki Cash states, "Though overall sales this year were down approximately eight percent from last year, we certainly appreciate the efforts of the students and faculty and the support of the community in these tight economic times."

The cards feature special offers from 15 popular area restaurants and sell for $10 each. Cash says, "The cards are a wonderful way to save money at favorite restaurants, plus they make great employee appreciation gifts, thank you gifts and stocking stuffers. If you were unable to purchase a Major Saver Discount Card from a student, cards will be available through the foundation office for a limited time by calling 417.359.7047."

Cash also expressed appreciation to the businesses featured on the Major Saver card for their support and participation.

Just Jake Talkin'

This one friend a mine was familiar with the part of the country I grew up in and mentioned on occasion that his dad had a friend he visited from there.

Come ta find out, the friend of the dad coached in the high school I attended. I not only learned a little football, basketball, and track from this fella, I also worked for him doin’ odd jobs durin’ a summer. On top a that, this friend’s mother, Mrs. Jones, was my first grade teacher.

Now I’m guessin’ both myself and the coach are wonderin’ what the conversations are in the friend’s family. As far as I can remember we don’t have any dark secrets ta worry about. Now the guy that replaced this coach my senior year, that’s a whole different story.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Columns


By JoAnn Derson

• E.B. in Mississippi writes: "I have a hint on how to fasten a bracelet. Put it around your wrist, lay your arm on your lap or a table, and tape one end down with clear packing tape. Hold the other loose side and fasten. It’s much easier when you don’t have someone to hold it."

• "If you wear glasses and are coloring your hair, wrap the earpiece in aluminum foil or plastic wrap before you start. Then you can wear your glasses safely, without worrying about the dye transferring to your glasses and coloring them." -- R.U. in Alabama

• Too many cookies? Line berry baskets with festive paper, arrange with an assortment of cookies, wrap in plastic wrap and deliver to neighbors who may appreciate a cookie or two.

• Mix up pancake batter in a squirt bottle. You can spell out letters and make ABC pancakes, or even doodle different shapes, which the kids can have fun arranging before they eat them up.

• "I keep my threaded bobbins in a clean prescription pill bottle with the label removed. I cut a small stick to fit, and I turn the bottle upside down and grab the stick to keep the bobbins in line. I can glance quickly and get the one I want, while they stay nice and straight in the bottle." -- D.L. in Utah

• To store loose plastic baggies for reuse, label a paper towel-size cardboard tube with the size of the baggie (sandwich, quart, snack, etc.) and stuff the bags in the tube. It can be stored in a drawer, and the label makes it easy to see which kind you need.

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