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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 178

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?..2010 Project Graduation presents Big Man On Campus, Thursday, March 4, 7 p.m. Adults $5 Student $2

Did Ya Know? . .The Carthage Shrine Train Crew will be hosting a Hot Dog and Chili Feed on Mar 6th at 6:00 PM. It will be held at the Train Barn on West Mound Street Road in Carthage. Adults $6.00 and kids 12 and under $3.00 . All proceeds go to the Train Crew and are not tax deductible as a charitable donation."

today's laugh

The following list of rules applies to each person as they enter Montana.

1. Let’s get this straight; it’s called a "gravel road." I drive a pickup truck because I need to. No matter how slow you drive, you’re going to get dust on your Lexus. Drive it or get out of the way.

2. So you have a $60,000 dollar car. We’re impressed. We have quarter-million dollar, air conditioned tractors that we drive three weeks a year.

3. So every person in every pickup waves. It’s being friendly. Try to understand the concept.

4. Yeah, we eat Walleye & Rainbow Trout. You really want sushi & caviar? It’s available at the corner bait shop.

5. When we fill out a table, there are three main dishes: meats, vegetables, and breads. We use three spices: salt, pepper, and A-1.

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


Carthage has lost another of her excellent teachers. This time it is Miss Mary E. Kennett, who is one of the most experienced and successful primary teachers in the Carthage schools.

During the recent meeting of the state association of school boards, a member of the Kansas City school board saw some specimens of work from Miss Kennett’s room in the exhibit at the Central school and he was much impressed with them. He investigated in regard to her further and the result is that a letter has now come asking her to come to Kansas City at once to take a position now open for her.

As the offer means a promotion and an advance in salary she has accepted and will leave for Kansas City tonight. This now makes eight teachers who have been taken from the Carthage schools for positions in Kansas City.

  Today's Feature

Nixon names Vernon County prosecutor to

MSSU Board of Governors.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Gov. Jay Nixon today appointed Lynn M. Ewing III, the prosecuting attorney of Vernon County, Mo., to the Missouri Southern State University Board of Governors.

Ewing has served as Vernon County prosecutor since 1999. Prior to his service as prosecutor, Ewing was Mayor of the City of Nevada from 1997 to 1998; at the time he became Mayor, he had served on the City Council since 1993.

"Missouri Southern State University is a critical part of our higher-education system, and I know Lynn Ewing will help move this institution forward," Gov. Nixon said.

Ewing will fill the seat vacated by David Ansley. Ansley’s departure follows offensive comments he made during a recent meeting of the Board of Governors.

"The comments made by David Ansley were inappropriate and offensive," Gov. Nixon said. "After learning of his remark, I was committed to finding an appropriate replacement as quickly as possible."

Just Jake Talkin'

Ever’time the recyclin’ recycles I have ta wonder ‘bout the benefits of any of the plans. Now my uncle, he lives a recyclin’ life-style. He built his house from old lumber, drives a used car with recapped tires, reads his neighbor’s newspaper, and is happily married to this third wife.

He frequents auctions and saves hundreds of boxes of junk from bein’ hauled to the dump and sells it to the tourists in the flea market one piece at a time.

He used ta buy a soda at the fillin’ station and leave the empty bottle in the rack, now he’s told ta put it in the trash. He used ta save his milk bottles and exchange ‘em with the dairy, now it’s all plastic. He likes chewin’ gum after its left on the bed post overnight. He may be the originator of the sayin’ about one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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By JoAnn Derson

• When treating wooden cutting boards, make sure you use mineral oil, not cooking oil. Cooking oil can go rancid and smell. This goes for wood counters as well.

• "Push the cardboard tube from a roll of paper towels into a pot of sand or marbles to create a glove or hat drying station. They will be propped up and open. To dry a hat, I stick a plastic bowl upside down on the tube and put the hat on that. If the pot is big enough, you can stick more rolls in there to dry several items at once." -- A.L. in Nebraska

• Save it for the garden: tea leaves (including bags), coffee grounds, cooking water from starches like pasta and potatoes, club soda and mineral water that has gone flat, and even soapy dishwater. All have nutrients your plants will appreciate.

• "To keep yourself from sleeping on your back, get a T-shirt that has a pocket on it. Sew a racquetball into the pocket, and wear the T-shirt backward. This has worked wonders for my husband. He breathes much better when he sleeps on his side." -- I.L. in Oklahoma

• "I always save my Styrofoam egg cartons. My children use them for all kinds of crafts, but mostly as paint pots. They can sit brushes in the non-cup side, and if they take a break, it can be re-covered and put in the refrigerator for later." -- C.J. in North Carolina

• Shower caps make great kitchen helpers. Use one to cover a bowl of fresh-cut fruit, or on a bowl of rising bread. Or use one to cover a plate of leftovers to deliver to a friend.

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