Did Ya Know?... Carthage Humane Society is currently overcrowded with very nice pet-quality young adult cats. For a limited time, they are offering reduced adoption fees on all brown tabby cats. Call or today for more information. 358-6402
Did Ya Know?...The Nazarene Church of Carthage will host a Red Cross Blood Drive at 2000 Grand on Thursday, Feb. 11 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
A husband and wife were driving down a country lane on their way to visit some friends. They came to a muddy patch in the road and the car became bogged. After a few minutes of trying to get the car out by themselves, they saw a young farmer coming down the lane, driving some oxen before him.
He stopped when he saw the couple in trouble and offered to pull the car out of the mud for $50. The husband accepted and minutes later the car was free.
The farmer turned to the husband and said, "You know, youre the tenth car Ive helped out of the mud today."
The husband looks around at the fields incredulously and asks the farmer, "When do you have time to plough your land? At night?"
"No," the young farmer replied seriously, "Night is when I put the water in the hole"
Miners House Burned.
D. M. Stafford reports the burning of a house on the Porto Rico tract near Prosperity yesterday afternoon about 3 oclock. It belonged to Messrs. Lee and Moore, who were keeping batch in the house.
At the time of the fire they were at work in a shaft close by and knew nothing about the fire till it was all over with. Everything they had except the clothes they had on was burned. Moore lost $28.60 in cash. The fire is supposed to have originated from an oil stove.
A man named Wilson, of Chicago has rented the vacant room in the Regan block north of Brinkleys hardware store and will occupy it about August 1st with a stock of confections etc. He is said to be an experienced candy maker. After a visit to all the towns in the southwest he decided he liked Carthage best and so located here.
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