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Wednesday, March 24, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 193

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?..The Rolling Thunder MO Chapter 3 will hold a Chili Supper and Silent Auction on Sat. March 27 at noon at the Carthage VFW. All proceeds go to support the POW/MIA issue and Veterans issues.

."Did Ya Know?.. . The American Legion & Auxiliary, Post 9, and The Disabled American Veterans & Auxiliary, Chapter 41, of Carthage are collecting donations for a rummage sale to be held at the beginning of May. If interested in donating, please contact Jerry Chapman 423-0096.

today's laugh

Everyone has a photographic memory. Some don’t have film.

A day without sunshine is like, well, night.

I feel like I’m diagonally parked in a parallel universe.

Survey shows that 3 out of 4 people make up 75% of the world population.

I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.

It was recently discovered that research causes cancer in rats.

Everybody lies, but it doesn’t matter since nobody listens.

Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

If the shoe fits, get another one just like it.


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


Part of W.H. Sterrett’s harness was stolen yesterday afternoon under circumstances which show the thief was very bold.

Mr. Sterrett lives at the corner of Macon and Jersey streets and runs a grocery store at the back end of his lot, fronting on Macon. His barn is not over fifty feet from the back end of the store and the surroundings are very open. About 4 o’clock Mr. Sterrett saw a man coming up the alleyway as if he had come past his barn. The man had a gunny sack full of something on his back. He came to within fifteen feet of the store, turned east past Col. Patton’s barn and went to Garrison avenue and south.

Mr. Sterrett never once thought of the man being a harness thief, much less that the fellow was coming from his own barn. But shortly before 6 o’clock, when the deliveryman went to hitch the horse to the delivery wagon, it was discovered that the breeching had been taken. Then it occurred to them that the man seen was the thief.

  Today's Feature

From the Public Works Minutes.

Public Works Director Zeb Carney advised Public Works Committee Members the Carthage Booster Club would like to paint over the existing tiger paws on River Street with permanent paint. Cecil Howard was present to discuss the procedure that is used to paint the tiger paws. Cecil stated the paws will be painted during the month of August and it will take approximately 2 hours. A brief discussion followed. Due to safety reasons, Committee Members and Staff requested that no tiger paws be painted in any intersections and to keep the tiger paws to the side of the street. TJ. Teed made a motion to allow the Booster Club to paint tiger paws with permanent paint from the Carthage High School on River Street to the football stadium entrance, north of Centennial. All ayes. Motion carries.

Zeb reported that approval was given from Region M to purchase a glass crusher machine at the Recycling Center. Once the crusher machine is ordered it will take 6-8 weeks for delivery. Street Department employees will construct a 20x20 building for the crushed glass. Zeb stated the City would be reimbursed for these through the grant.

Just Jake Talkin'

Someday I want to meet somebody.

I was made acutely aware of this unseen person over the holidays.

"Somebody needs to go get ice."

"Somebody took the last piece of pecan pie."

‘Course typically somebody really means anybody but me.

I even heard the voice a few times. I rattled the door to the bathroom and I heard, "Somebody’s in here."

It’s dirty work, but somebody’s got to do it.

‘Course lots of folks would like ya ta think they are somebody, but few have the guts to stand up and take responsibility for their actions. Put an end to this little game once and for all.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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By JoAnn Derson

• "I love vegetable soup, but I find that the canned soups don’t have enough actual vegetables and are very high in sodium. My daughter will make me a great big pot of homemade veggie soup about once a month, and we portion it out into single-serving plastic containers. Once they cool, we freeze them, and I have a constant supply." -- V.B. in Ohio

• When spray-painting a small item, tuck it into a paper shopping bag. You can spray it without the overspray being a big deal. You also can use this technique when spray-painting something outdoors on a windy day or when working in your garage. If the item is larger, try to find a comfortable-size cardboard box.

• "To make salads for lunch, I wash and cut my salad greens and then portion them out into zipper-top plastic bags. I put an appropriate amount of dressing in a small, sealable container and stick it right in the bag with the greens. When I get to work (or to the park for a picnic), I pour the dressing into the bag and shake to distribute it. Then, I just dump the salad into my bowl." -- P.M. in Oregon

• To clean and deodorize a microwave, spoon 2 tablespoons of baking soda into 3 cups of water in a Pyrex or heavy glass measuring cup. Boil for 2-3 minutes in the microwave; let sit for 2 minutes and then wipe out the inside of the microwave with a cloth. Rinse the cloth with the soda water and wipe out anything left behind. Pour the water down your drain with some vinegar to freshen that as well.

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