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Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 17

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . There will be a cancer benefit on July 31 at the Carthage VFW from 12 to 6 PM for Bill Pearce, Jr. Auction at 3 PM. Donations are welcome.

Did Ya Know?...Diamond Christian Church 205 E. Market ST. Diamond MO. Vacation Bible School July 19-23 6:00-8:45 P.M. Monday-Thursday Friday 7:00 P.M.

Did Ya Know?.. . Carthage Farmers Market every Wed. and Sat starting at 7 a.m. Plants, produce and more. Carthage Square.

today's laugh

At a high School in Montana a group of students played a prank on the school. They let three goats loose in the school building.

Before they let them go they painted numbers on the sides of the goats: 1, 2, 4.

Local school administrators spent most of the day looking for goat #3.

Sitting at a table in the clubhouse after a game, Joe said to a fellow club member, "I’m not about to play golf with Jim Walsh anymore. He cheats."

"Why do you say that?"

"Well, he found his lost ball two feet from the green."

"That’s possible."

"Not when I had it in my pocket!"

New -Chocolate Covered Lead Soldiers


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

Henry Fulford Thrown Out of a Wagon.

Remarkable Accident.

E. R. Wheeler’s Team Killed by a Train

Joe Clayton’s Narrow Escape.

Mr. Wheeler and Joe Clayton were engaged yesterday in putting in two new poles on the Missouri Pacific right of way. The team was standing in the road about a hundred feet from the track.

Mr. Wheeler was on the opposite side of the railroad and Clayton was repairing a broken strap on the harness with a bit of wire when a northbound gravel train appeared in the distance. The horses began to act nervous and the lineman grasped their bits. As the team reached the crossing the engine’s whistle let out a screech and the horses bolted.

They dashed frantically forward directly toward the moving train with Clayton swinging to their bits. He held on pluckily until within ten feet of the train when something struck him on the head, he does not know what it was, but he was hurled headlong and quite severely bruised. He landed not more than six feet from the track. The team continued its frantic flight and dashed straight into the train, which was moving at a rapid rate.

The head of one of the animals was sliced off as neatly as a knife could have done it and the neck of the other horse was broken. Both, of course, died instantly. The engineer stopped the train as quickly as possible and backed up to the scene of the accident. The trainmen were very much agitated as they thought that Clayton had certainly gone under the wheels with the team. His escape was a most fortunate one and he did not realize its narrowness until afterward.

His efforts to turn the team were so occupying his attention that had he not been knocked loose he would have probably been killed as the horses were.

The team was a fine one of match sorrels which Mr. Wheeler valued especially because he had raised them from colts and they were not for sale at any price. The harness was ruined and the tongue broken out of the wagon.

  Today's Feature

First Lady Designates Carthage as a

Preserve America Community.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama has signed and sent designation letters to Carthage, Missouri and 28 other new Preserve America Communities, bringing the total nationwide to 843.

"Preserve America Communities are committed to preserving their past by using their heritage to build a better future," said Wayne Donaldson, chairman of the federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP). "It is good news for the nation when 29 more communities demonstrate that they want to enjoy and share the economic, educational, environmental and sustainability benefits preservation provides while creating more vibrant and desirable places to live, work and visit."

The Preserve America Community Program recognizes a select group of communities that use their heritage resources to bring and share the benefits of historic preservation to residents and visitors. Preserve America Communities are now located in all 50 states and many overseas U.S. territories.

Just Jake Talkin'

There are a considerable number of theories ‘bout where the best information comes from. With all the high tech computers spewin’ information ‘round, some might think the internet would be a top contender.

There are still those who think that the radio is the most interestin’ information around. All those talk shows with folks callin’ in from all over.

Many would still bring the printed word in as the most reliable. There is a feelin’ that if ya put it on paper, it’s more likely ta be accurate.

Most folks these days ignore the old fashioned news media, talkin’ ta other folks. In fact, ya get more real info if ya just stand around not talkin’ at all. Down at the post office for instance, or the Police Station, maybe even at the coffee shop. That’s where the real news is bein’ talked about.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.


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Weekly Columns


By JoAnn Derson

• Don’t throw away your old colander; give it to the kids to use in the sandbox or bathtub.

• "To hurry along stubborn ice patches when defrosting a freezer, fill a bulb syringe with hot water and squirt the ice to melt it." -- W.J. in California

• "To eliminate static cling when wearing stockings, rub legs lightly with a fabric-softener sheet." -- V.T. in Delaware

• For a better grip on baby during bathtime, grab a pair of cotton gloves from the nail-care section of the drugstore. They are very lightweight, and can double as a washcloth. They also dry quickly when clipped to the shower curtain with a clothespin.

• "Remove rust from a car bumper with cola and foil. Crumble up a piece of aluminum foil and dip it in a plain cola, like Coke. Rub out the rust." -- O.P. in Virginia

• "When using a recipe card, put it into a plastic bag and seal the bag. This way, no splatters or mess from your hands can damage the card. You can feel free to handle it, and it can go back into the recipe box clean as a whistle." -- T.D. in Washington

• When making stuffed peppers, try placing the peppers in a muffin tin. They are stable and stand upright with ease. Simply place each pepper in a well and bake.

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