The one constant among all human beings,
regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or
ethnic background, is that, deep down, we ALL believe
that we are above average drivers.
What do you call a fish with no eyes?
---- A fsh
Wee Hughie was dying.
Tenderly, his wife Maggie knelt by his
bedside and asked, "Anything I can get you,
"No" He replied.
"You must have a last wish,
Hughie?" asked his wife.
Faintly, came the answer. . . "A
wee bit of of that boiled ham over yonder would be
"Ach, man... you cant have
that" said Maggie, "You know its for the
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
His Arm Dislocated.
Thrown Out of a Wagon.
Henry Fulford, the 15-year old son of
R. Fulford the tailor, was hurt on South Main street
about 3 oclock yesterday afternoon by being thrown
from a wagon. He and a boy named OBetz were driving
along the street in a delivery wagon when they met an
electric car. The horse shied and in the struggle that
ensued young Fulford was thrown out of the wagon and his
arm dislocated. Dr. Ketcham dressed the injury and he is
now getting along nicely.
Started a Paper.
Miss Ada McQuitty and her brother,
George, both of whom formerly lived in Carthage, have
started a paper called the Weekly Home Journal at
Mountain Grove, Wright county, this state. The first
mentioned is editor and the latter publisher. Mr.
McQuitty is a printer and well known here.
Junior Ranger Program.
George Washington Carver
National Monument announces the 2010 Summer
Junior Ranger program, geared for boys and girls
10 to 12 years old. Summer Junior Rangers spend
three Saturdays, much of it outdoors, exploring
the grounds of George Washington Carver National
Several exciting activities are
planned. Jeopardy and a daily safety message
begin each day. A storyteller will be
"spinning yarns" at the 1881 Moses
Carver House. The lye soap and laundry station
will help junior rangers learn about one of
Carvers childhood chores. Painting,
knitting, and a spelling bee are part of the fun.
Junior rangers will learn to identify trees, read
tree cookies, and go birding. To learn about
cultural resources, participants will study the
cemetery and make headstone rubbings.
Children will receive a badge,
certificate, and special T-shirt. This program is
free of charge, however space is limited and
reservations are required, so please call the
park to reserve a place for your child. The
program runs each day from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00
p.m. The dates are: July 17th, 24th, and 31st.
Ive read where time
is the real commodity of the day. The old
sayin that Ive got the time, if
youve got the money may be loosin
all relationship to the real world.
Course the fact that
only a couple a generations ago folks worked
twelve or more hours a day just ta get by
often gets forgotten. With close ta 90% of
the population livin in rural areas back
then, most time was spent just tryin to
keep food on the table and the barn full a
The fact is, anyone
wantin to live, as the pioneers did, in
a home without runnin water or
electricity, not havin an automobile,
washin clothes in a tub, burnin
wood ta heat and cook, without phones or
computers, they would probly have lots
Time isnt a
commodity, its a given. The choices
come in how we spend it. Today time is just
earnin more interest.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
This is an easy
do-it-yourself project: Cut a bleach or laundry
detergent bottle in half. Use the handle to scoop
pet poop, and the bottom as a receptacle. You can
line the bottom with a plastic bag and do the
whole back yard. Tie the bag and dispose of it in
the trash. Store-bought scoops can cost as much
"I have a lot of
plastic film containers around, since I still
like to take regular photos. But I have found a
use for them that crosses over into digital. I
store a couple batteries in a container and stick
it in my digital camera case. That way I always
have a fresh refill ready to go." -- P.E. in
After you have addressed
a package using a felt-tip marker, either rub it
with a white candle or cover it with tape to
protect it from rain.
A great camping tip:
"To keep ants off your camp table, bring
four clean tuna or cat-food cans. Fill them about
three-fourths of the way with water and stick
them under the tables legs. The ants
cant climb up the legs." -- K.R. in
Keep tablecloths and
cloth napkins from creasing by rolling them
around a cardboard tube and securing the ends
with fabric ties. Store in a drawer.
Clean the screens on
your patio or window with a carpet scrap. Cut a
carpet scrap to fit a block of wood, nail it down
and use it to clean the screens.
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