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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 199

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?..The Exchange Club of Carthage will hold a rummage sale, Sat. April 3 at 816 W Fairview Ave. Proceeds will benefit club project.

"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

There was the person who sent ten different puns to friends with the hope that at least one of the puns would make them laugh. No pun in ten did.

Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and, with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him a super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

Q. What does HMO stand for?

A. This is actually a variation of the phrase, "HEY MOE." Its roots go back to a concept pioneered by Moe of the Three Stooges, who discovered that a patient could be made to forget the pain in his foot if he was poked hard enough in the eye.


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


She Turned a Disfigurement Into a Beauty.

A certain young lady who is employed as stenographer and typewriter in an uptown office has introduced a new style of hair dressing, in which the hair is brought down low over the temples and back over the ear in a very becoming manner.

The style was much admired and envious friends wondered how she happened to invent such a novelty, until she was walking down the street a few days ago when a strong gust of wind disbevelled her carefully arranged locks and revealed to her surprised companions that a large patch of hair above her ear had been singed off close to her head.

A confession was made which attributed the disfigurement to an unfortunate experiment with flashlight powder.

  Today's Feature

Alumni Basketball Tournament.

The Carthage High School Alumni Association (CHSAA) is hosting its’ first Men’s and Ladies Alumni Basketball Tournament on Saturday, April 3rd at Carthage High School.

The event will feature single elimination bracket play of seven men’s teams beginning at 3 pm, the ladies match up at 7pm, and conclude with the men’s championship game. Past basketball homecoming queens will be honored before the championship game. Doors open at 2:30, admission is $5, children 12 and under are free

The men’s team captains are Rob Buerge ’85, Marcus Burns ’93, James Kinder ‘95 Luke Shepherd ’05, Blake Womack ’06, Gage Tiller ‘09, David Brown ’09,

The Lady Tigers match-up features a return to the court for the ladies of 2003 including Tara Waggoner, Candice Artym, Katie Wooldridge, Aspen Roughton, and Katie Burger. Meghan Waggoner (’06), who just finished her college career with the CMSU Lady Jennies, will re-unite with her teammates for the game. They will face the class of 1995 including Mandy Stark Young, Amber Irwin Kinder, Amy Riley Swearengen, Kim Laney Wagner, Katie Norbury Miller, and Stephanie Hornback McGill. They will be assisted by Maranda Randall Huntley ’97.

Proceeds will benefit the CHSAA. The mission of the association is to unite, inform and involve alumni and friends in fellowship and support of education in the Carthage R-9 School District through the Carthage R-9 School Foundation.

For information, contact Kelly Hartley at 674-7740 or

Just Jake Talkin'

Wearin’ a helmet while ridin’ a bicycle just makes good sense. ‘Course growin’ up I never even considered the idea. Didn’t bother me any. Didn’t bother me any. Back then, anyone ‘fraid to take their lumps didn’t need ta be tacklin’ a two wheeler. Ya might as well of had a set of trainin’ wheels. If I ever had a helmet on while peddlin’ a bike, I was on the way to a neighborhood touch football game (at least that’s what our parents were told. Typically there was plenty of real tacklin’ goin’ on. Didn’t bother me any.)

The real bumps to the head in my case were those times playin’ hide and seek in the dark and runnin’ into the clothsline pole. Only happened a couple a times I can remember. Then the baseball bat incident. Don’t ‘member that one much either. The head is a terrible thing ta waste.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’, Talkin’, Talkin’, .

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By JoAnn Derson

• Does your kitty scratch his face constantly? Try switching his food bowl for a plate; deep bowls irritate cats’ whiskers.

• To reduce pet odors, keep a spray bottle on hand with this mix: half water and half vinegar. Mist the pet’s bedding or carpet, even the pet itself (protect eyes, mouth and ears).

• "I have adult acne, and I have tried many things for it. My friend told me about this solution, which she found out about from a homeopathic vitamin store. It has worked for me. Boil a tablespoon of dried basil in a cup of water, let it cool, strain and dab on your face." -- J.J. in Florida

• Chewing gum stimulates saliva production, making it a good antacid. But be sure to chew sugarless gum, as it is better for your teeth.

• "You can remove garlic or onion smell from your hands by sprinkling them liberally with salt (kosher works well) and rubbing them together for several seconds, then rinse them in cold water. It’s magic!" -- P.W. in Indiana

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