I am not the
boss of my house. I dont know when I lost it. I
dont know if I ever had it. But I have seen the
bosss job and I do not want it. - Bill Cosby
Sign in a pet shop window: "Free
legless parakeet. No perches necessary."
My mom said the only reason men are
alive is for lawn care and vehicle maintenance. - Tim
Intelligence is like four-wheel drive.
It only allows you to get stuck in more remote places.
I dont like country music, but I
dont mean to denigrate those who do. And for the
people who like country music, denigrate means put
down - Bob Newhart
Start every day with a smile and get it
over with. - W.C. Fields
I dont have to attend every
argument Im invited to.- W.C. Fields
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
ELECTRIC CAR DITCHED.
A wreck which might easily haved
resulted seriously to the passengers and crew occurred
last night shortly after 9 oclock on the electric
railway between Joplin and Galena at a point just at the
western city limits of Joplin, known as Hendersons
Car No. 42, west bound, in charge of
Motorman Herron, one of the oldest men on the road, and
Conductor Lawrence Havens of this city, jumped the track
and after bumping along the ties for about 100 feet
plundged down the embankment.
The car was slightly behind time and
was running around the curve at a speed of about twenty
miles an hour and its derailment is thought to have been
due to a broken wheel flange. The front trucks were torn
loose from the car and when the car stopped were about 40
feet from their proper position.
The iron work underneath the car was
twisted about and broken up so badly that it will probaly
be some time before the car is out of the repair shops. A
wrecking crew arrived on the scene of the accident about
10:30 oclock and after working all night the car
was placed on temporary trucks and hauled into the
Lakeside repair shops at about 6 oclock this
There were about forty passengers on
the car when it left the rails but strange to say, none
sustained any more serious injury than a thorough shaking
up or slight bruises. Number 42 is an exact duplicate of
No. 47 which runs between Carthage and Joplin. After the
wreck, passengers were transferred until midnight with
2010 BOYLAN ART
AND WRITING CONTEST.
Carthage R-9 School Foundation
announces the annual Boylan Art and Writing
Contest, made possible through a grant from the
Helen S. Boylan Foundation.
The contest is open to Carthage
High School students in grades 9-12. Seven
divisions are offered: Humorous Writing, Fiction,
Essay, Poetry, Two-dimensional Drawing,
Two-dimensional Painting, and
Three-dimensional/Ceramics. First, Second and
Third places are awarded in each division. First
Place winners are awarded $500; the Second Place
award is $300, and Third Place winners receive
$200, resulting in a total of $7,000 in prize
money being distributed.
"The Helen S. Boylan
Foundation places a high priority on education
and actively supports the Carthage R-9 School
District in a variety of ways," said Vicki
Cash, Carthage R-9 School Foundation Director.
"The Boylan Art and Writing Contest provides
a wonderful opportunity for many Carthage High
School students to showcase their talents. We are
very grateful to the Helen S. Boylan Foundation
for so generously funding this annual
Contest details are available
at the CHS Counselors Office or
Spent last weekend around a
lot a people, most of em I didnt
know. Lota things goin on at a fairly
fast pace with little time for thinkin
bout what was goin on. Its
strange how interactin with people is
so much different than just watchin an
event as a spectator or watchin the tv.
The thing that is most
different is the day after. Bits and pieces
of the day before keep floatin to the
top of the mind. It seems when ya actually
participate in some activity, the brain pays
more attention and it makes a more
lastin impression. I suppose those who
worry bout kids playin so much
with electronic games are concerned with the
lack of real life interaction bein
somehow shallow or lackin. After all,
nothin compares with a good game a
checkers with grandpa.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
HERES A TIP
"We keep our
sandbox covered when its not in use. We
have had two covers made of lattice that worked
well, but the wood breaks down quickly with use,
and they have to be replaced. I finally got smart
and decided to cover the cover. I used a vinyl
tablecloth that was colorful, and I stapled the
fabric to the lattice. Now it not only keeps out
animals, it also keeps out rain and leaves.
Its sturdier than just fabric alone, and it
looks much better." -- A.A., via e-mail
Heres a tip from a
car lover in Wisconsin: "I try to wash the
car weekly to keep the road dirt off of it, but
sometimes life gets away from me. I put a wide
strip of masking tape inside the glove box, and
note the date it was last washed, waxed and had
an oil change. I can use a pencil to update as
needed, and its handy information."
I have two driving teens
now, and they both share a car with me. Gas money
(and maintenance costs) got to be a problem, but
not anymore. Theres an odometer log in the
car, and my kids pay by the mile. That charge
covers gas, oil changes and tires, and even
insurance. They drive a bit less now, and
thats all right with me, too!" -- K.L.
in New Mexico
"I made a nice
utensil holder for my mother from a flowerpot. I
used paint to decorate it, and lined it with
aluminum foil. She put all her spatulas and
things in it, and it brightens her kitchen."
-- B.R. in New York
To keep Fidos dish
from scooting around the kitchen or porch,
hot-glue a piece of non-skid shelf liner
thats been cut to fit on the bottom of his
dish. Hell thank you for it!
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