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Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 22

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

Did Y Know?...The Carthage Shine Tractor & Pick-up pull will be this Friday and Saturday night. The pull starts at 7 each evening. 1/4 mile west of 571 on V Hwy.

today's laugh

A dog thinks: Hey, these people I live with feed me, love me, provide me with a nice warm, dry house, pet me, and take good care of me... They must be Gods!

A cat thinks: Hey, these people I live with feed me, love me, provide me with a nice warm, dry house, pet me, and take good care of me... I must be a God!


"I’d like the number for Jennifer Smith in Richmond, Virginia," the young man said to the 411 operator.

"There are multiple listings for Jennifer Smith in Richmond, Virginia. Do you have a street name?"

The young man hesitated a moment, "Well, uh, most people call me Bubba."


Dogs will sit, lie down, and heel on command. Cats will smirk and walk away


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

A Peculiar Case.

J. H. Bowling, wife and daughter, drove to Carthage this morning from their home near Lockwood to have the eyes of the daughter treated by Dr. Wale. While they were sitting in the doctor’s office Mr. Bowling mentioned that he was suffering from a peculiar numbness that had come on him while on the road here and that he could hardly see.

Mrs. Bowling then spoke up and said she was beginning to feel the same way.

Dr. Wale saw that they were suffering from the effects of a poison similar in its effects to belladona and at once set to work to administer antidotes with such success that they will be all right by tomorrow.

Mr. Bowling raised Kaffir corn this year and in the field grew the poisonous Jamestown or "jimpson" weed. This morning he and his wife decided to try some cakes made from the ground corn. It is supposed that some of the jimpson weed seed got mixed with the corn.

  Today's Feature

Feral Cats Ordinance to the Council.


The City Council Public Safety Committee vote 3-1 to present a feral cat ordinance to the full Council for consideration. Committee member Dan Rife opposed the action, with Committee Chair Bill Welch, voting for, along with members T.J. Teed and Brent Greninger.

The ordinance would allow the creation of a sponsor organization that would be responsible for overseeing various feral cat caretakers. The caretakers would be required to register with the sponsor and allowed to feed and water feral cat colonies within City limits.

Caretakers would be required to monitor the colonies and provide records with evidence that the cats have been vaccinated a spayed/neutered. A goal of having at least 80% of the colony spayed or neutered by a licensed veterinarian is set out in the proposed ordinance.

The City would retain the right to seize or remove cats from the colony that have not been vaccinated against rabies that are demonstrating signs of the disease or if they are creating a nuisance.

Just Jake Talkin'

If you haven’t been on the Square in the last few days, ya oughta take a spin. The new street lights are installed and add a little class to the place.

I don’t think all the electrical work is completed yet, but they must be gettin’ close. All the wiring is under the street and from what I’m told, all the new poles are wired so they can be plugged into for special events.

Although there has been some disruption to the shoppin’ area, the CW&EP and City Street crews did a pretty good job of gettin’ in and cleared out. The rain slowed progress on a couple a days, but overall it appears that the construction went pretty well.

I am anxious to see ‘em all lit up. Adds one more aspect of interest to the historic Carthage square.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Columns


By JoAnn Derson

• Weatherproofing in the winter makes good sense -- nobody likes the feel of a chilly draft. But weatherproofing is just as important during the summer if you use air conditioning. You might not feel that cold air leaking outside, but your power bill sure does.

• Whip your butter to stretch it out. Soften sticks to room temperature and whip it to twice its volume using an electric mixer. Store in a large, sealable plastic container.

• "The secret to extra-light pancakes and waffle batter is carbonated water. Use club soda in place of regular water and you’ll see a big difference." -- M.F. in Tennessee

• "To use the last bits of shampoo and conditioner in my bottles, I add a little water and shake them. I also cut open the bottle of lotion when it has a pump top. There’s always so much left when the bottle won’t pump any more out." -- A.R. in Oregon

• "If you have paintbrushes that have hard paint on them, try soaking them in full-strength vinegar. Check to see if paint has softened, and comb out with a wire brush." -- C.F. in New York

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