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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 148

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... American Legion & Auxiliary, Thursday, January 21st at 7 pm, 2nd floor of Memorial Hall.

Did Ya Know?...There will be a Benifit Auction for Ed Campbell Sat. Jan 30 near Chesapeake. Ed has colon cancer. To make donations or get directions, call Keri at 358-2700.

today's laugh

A Cajun was stopped by a game warden in South Louisiana with two ice chests of fish. The warden asked the man, "Do you have a license to catch those fish?"

"Naw, ma fren, I ain’t got none of dem, no. Deez here are my pet fish."

"Pet fish?"

"Ya. Avery night I take deez here fish down to de bayou and let dem swim ‘round for a while. Den I whistle and dey jump back inta dis here chest and I take dem home."

"That’s a bunch of hooey! Fish can’t do that!"

The Cajun said, "It’s de truth ma’ fren. I’ll show you. It really works."

"Okay, I’ve GOT to see this!"

The Cajun poured the fish into the bayou. After several minutes, the game warden turned to him and said, "Well?"

"Well, what?" said the Cajun

"When are you going to call them back?"

"Call who back?"

"The FISH!"

"What fish?"

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


So Says President Geo. M. Myers of the Gas Company.

George M. Myers, president of the Carthage Lighting Company is down from Kansas City, today looking after the affairs of the company. Mr. Myers and Supt. Enright dined at the Harrington today and while there met Mayor Harrington. The conversation naturally drifted toward the lighting question. "I suppose," said Mayor Harrington, "that the injunction proceedings brought by your company against the city will be finally disposed of tomorrow at Kansas City." "Why," returned Mr. Myers "that has all been settled." "I had not heard of that," said Mr. Harrington. "Oh yes," said Mr. Myers, "before leaving Kansas City I instructed our attorneys that they were to dismiss the injunction proceedings. You can go ahead with your plant without further trouble."

  Today's Feature

Lions Club Ground Hog Party.

The Carthage Lions Club will host its 32nd annual Ground Hog Party in Memorial Hall on Saturday, January 30 from 6 AM until 12 PM. Proceeds from the event will be used for the Eye Tissue Bank and other local benefits.

The breakfast includes pancakes and sausage with a drink for a $4 donation.

The Carthage Lions Club has donated locally to such causes as Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, Carthage Soccer League and provides assistance to school-age children needing lenses and eye exams.

Nationally and internationally, the club contributes to Lions World Service for the Blind, Leader Dogs for the Blind, Mid-South Lions Sight and Hearing Service and Lions Clubs International Foundation which addresses disaster relief and health initiatives world-wide.

Computer Classes Begin Today.

The Family Literacy Center, 706 Orchard, will start new computer classes beginning today at 9 a.m. The Center has purchased Windows 7 software and internet will soon be available for all students.

Just Jake Talkin'

The fact that I got a notice over a month ago that my drivers license expired yesterday was a welcomed reminder. I had every opportunity to plan in advance the gatherin’ of multiple documents now required to obtain the privilege to drive.

I had the opportunity, but apparently didn’t have the ability. The rush to get all my paperwork in order before I went down to the license bureau yesterday put a strain on my schedule. Proudly I walked into the bureau at mid-day. Plenty of time for a leisurely application process. In the midst of what appeared to be a major remodel, I was informed that the bureau was closed, but would be open first thing this mornin.’ I prob’ly popped off some unwelcome remark I will likely regret when I sheepishly return to retrieve my license today.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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By JoAnn Derson

• "Keep several address labels with you in case you need to fill out forms or for when you need to leave an item for repair. If it’s possible, you can put a sticker on the item. That way, it will not be misplaced so easily." -- R.I. in Alabama

• Be sure to check your pets’ feet this time of year. Pads can crack from cold weather, and they can get rashes from salt exposure. Treat Fluffy to a canine or feline pedicure. Wipe feet with a moist washcloth to clean, then rub in some petroleum jelly.

• "I have a mesh bag that I use for my toiletries at the gym. It’s easy to carry the bag to the showers and hang it on the showerhead. Any water drips off by the time I’m done getting ready, and I can hang it right back up in my locker." -- C.C. in Oregon

• To keep the plastic wrap on a covered dish when transporting it, use a wide rubber band stretched out around the dish’s mouth and over the plastic. The big rubber bands that come on broccoli are good. If you need a bigger band, cut two and tie them together.

• "My children both take piano lessons. Periodically, when they practice, we will record a session. When they are feeling discouraged, we can listen to earlier sessions to see how much progress they’ve made. As a bonus, since we’ve been doing this for several years, it’s very sweet to hear their voices introducing themselves and the bit that they are practicing." -- M. in Indiana

• If you have a cast on an arm or a leg, here’s a great piece of advice: Cut off a leg portion of a pair of nylon stockings (pantyhose) and put it over the cast. Clothing will slip right over the nylon, and you can pull it off and save it for next time.

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