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Monday, May 10, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 226

did ya know?.

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

today's laugh

"Why are you giving me a dirty look, Mrs. Behan?"

The other replied, "I didn’t give you a dirty look. You had it when you came."


Then, there was the Irish shopkeeper who said his eggs were so fresh the hens hadn’t missed them.


An advertisement appeared, "Young farmer would like to hear from young woman with tractor with a view to matrimony. Please send picture of the tractor."


"Waiter, you advertise blended coffee here, but this stuff is terrible."

And the waiter replied, "It is blended. It’s a blend of yesterday’s and today’s."


My landlord gave me three days to pay my rent. I picked Easter, Thanksgiving, and New Year’s Eve.


He doesn’t mind working. It’s just that he has an inordinate fear of getting tired.


I drink so much coffee, I toss and turn at my desk all day!


What was good before sliced bread?


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

Changes in the Band.

There will be several changes in the Light Guard band in the near future, several players changing instruments and new men going in. The band will, when the change is complete, have four slide trombones. Del Bottenfield and G. W. Woodford, who now play alto, will change, the former to cornet and the latter to slide, trombone. It is also expected that the band will be able to secure a number of new members from the workmen at the new carriage factory when it is in operation.

J. L. Grossman 29 and Ida Young 19, both of Rex City, were married in the recorder’s office at 1 o’clock this afternoon by Probate Judge D. D. Kerr.

Mrs. J. W. Rosengrant, of the Indian Territory, arrived this morning for a visit with Carthage friends.

  Today's Feature

2010 Carthage Business Expo hosted by the

Carthage Chamber of Commerce.

Carthage, Missouri – The Carthage Chamber of Commerce announced that their 2010 Business Expo is completely full with exhibitors. The annual event will be held at the Carthage Memorial Hall located at 407 S. Garrison Avenue on May 14th and 15th.

The event will be held on Friday, May 14 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are available for $1 at the door or you may pick-up free tickets from the Carthage Chamber office and all participating exhibitors.

"We are pleased to have such a wide variety of exhibitors," said Sabrina Drackert, Carthage Chamber President. "The exhibitors showcasing their business/organization will be of interest to every age group."

Exhibitors will be available to answer questions about their product or service. The following businesses will be featured at Carthage’s Business Expo:

ABE Painting

Maple Leaf Academy

Arvest Bank

Maple Tree Terrace

Carlson Chiropractic Center


Carthage Chamber of Commerce

Missouri Career Center

Carthage Crisis Center

sponsored by Beimdiek Insurance Agency

PILR Technology

Carthage Health & Rehab

RE/MAX Classic

Carthage Press

ReLiv International – Paul Miller

Carthage Water & Electric

Scentsy & Knot Sew Perfect Designs

Central Pet Care


Charles Burt Home Folks

Smith Midwest Real Estate

Creative Memories

Southwest Missouri Bank

First Presbyterian Church

St. Clair of the Ozark

Florette by Countryside

The Alliance of SW MO

Hi-Beam Internet & Voice

Tom Garrison Construction

Janusz Insurance & Retirement Services

UMB Bank

John Hoffer Dodge

Villages at Rollins Creek

KCAH Radio

Wild About Water!

Leggett & Platt

Wildcat Glades Conservation &

Audubon Center

Just Jake Talkin'

I haven’t seen any studies on why folks are movin’ to the four wheel drive. Most prob’ly never have a real need for such additional hardware. I suppose they get it ‘cause it comes with the package.

My uncle always said he could go anywhere in his rear drive International that a four wheel drive pickup could get out of. He figured more folks got stuck in those rigs cause they figured they could go anywhere. Made ‘em loose their sense.

I have had occasion to be in situations where the extra traction provide by the front drive did come in handy. I do have ta admit that I shouldn’t have been there in the first place. But with that four wheel power, it’s just hard to resist.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.


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By Samantha Mazzotta

Spot-Cleaning a Carpet

Q: I held a barbecue at my new apartment last weekend, and I found out afterward that a few drinks were spilled on the living-room carpet and some food was dropped as well. I cleaned up as best as I could, but there are still spots where the spills occurred. How can I get rid of these stains? -- Abigail G., Carrollton, Ga.

A: Carpet stains can be difficult to completely eradicate, even if you are able to tackle them immediately after a spill. Commercial products are available to help, but you’ve got to purchase the right product for the task and use it exactly as instructed, or the problem may get worse.

Here’s a few common tips on cleaning spills and stains.

• Blot up liquid spills, don’t rub them. Rubbing will just grind the liquid deeper into the carpet and padding.

• Pick up food spills and gently lift stuck-on food from the carpet fibers using a blunt tool like a spoon.

• Vacuum up dried food particles, then blot the spill area with a damp cloth to loosen and remove stains.

• Coffee stains can be tackled with warm water and white vinegar: dip a clean cloth in the water and dab onto the stain, then dab vinegar on. Blot up, then repeat until the stain is gone.

• Red wine can be blotted up and the area rinsed with club soda -- if done immediately after the spill. Dried red wine should be re-moistened by dabbing on white wine or vinegar and blotting up; repeat as often as necessary.

• Other stains, like chocolate or Kool-Aid, may come up if you dab the area with a solution of 1/4 teaspoon dishwashing liquid (Dawn or Joy) to 1 cup of warm water, let sit for about 15 minutes and then blot up with a clean cloth; repeat until the stain is gone. Dab the area with white vinegar to remove the detergent.

If home remedies don’t work, head for a home improvement or carpet store and ask for advice and products that address exactly the type of stain you’re dealing with.

HOME TIP: Patience and persistence are needed to get older stains out of a carpet. Never resort to scrubbing or rubbing a stain, as this will damage the fibers and can push the stain deeper into the carpet and padding.

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