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Wednesday, May 12, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 228

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . The Carthage VFW will have a dance on May 22, 8 p.m. till 12 p.m. with music by Country Boys. Everyone Welcome.

today's laugh

Law of probability: The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

Law of the Telephone: When you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal.

Law of the Alibi: If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire.

Variation Law: If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will start to move faster than the one you are in now.

Bath Theorem: When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.

Law of Close Encounters: The probability of meeting someone you know increases when you are with someone you don’t want to be seen with.

Law of the Result: When you try to prove to someone that a machine won’t work, it will..

Murphy’s Law of Lockers: If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.


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

Gave a Concert at Galena.

Miss Emma Johns, Miss Clara Evans, Ruth Myers and the Schubert quartet of this city gave a concert at the M. E. church in Galena, Kansas, last night. The concert was very successful and very satisfactory to the audience.

The church people gave the concert to raise money for the purchase of an organ for the church and a neat sum was cleared. The party went down on the 4 o’clock car and returned on the 1:10 Missouri Pacific train this morning.

Butcher Shop Sold Out.

Mr. J. J. Raymaker, the north Main street butcher, has secured a position as a traveling salesman for a large packing house and yesterday closed out his stock and disposed of his fixtures. His family is still in Carthage.

  Today's Feature


Friday, May 14, 2010 has been set for the 10th Annual Day of Caring. Volunteers will spend half the day or more performing much-needed tasks for the non-profit agencies of the Carthage Area United Way.

"This day is an exciting way to involve many different people in the spirit of volunteerism in our community," said Jenny Mansfield , Carthage Area United Way Executive Director.

Activities will take place at designated agency locations throughout the area. The tasks vary from painting, landscaping and cleaning, as well as assisting with activities with preschoolers and much more.

The health and human service agencies that will be receiving Day of Caring volunteer help are Ozark Boy Scout camp, Girl Scout camp, Salvation Army, CP Center, Carthage Crisis Center, American Red Cross and the Lafayette House.

Carthage Water & Electric, Leggett & Platt, Southwest Missouri Bank, Arvest Bank, UMB Bank, Hometown Bank, Schreiber Foods and Barrister Title are sponsoring the event.

Just Jake Talkin'

I was walkin’ the other day and a car was waitin’ to pull out of the parkin’ lot. I aimed to the rear of the car to let the driver know I was clear and the car went ahead and pulled out. No since in a car havin’ to wait on my pace.

I was drivin’ and a teenager stopped in the middle of a cross walk and just stood there as if to dare me to hit him. He and his buddy seemed to get a big kick outa makin’ the vehicle slow to a stop.

Now I’m not sayin’ that I didn’t have a right to my piece of the sidewalk when I was walkin’, or the kid didn’t have a right to be safe in the cross walk. As a pedestrian the law protects us against automobiles.

I suppose most of the time it’s easy to forget that even though ya got a right, sometimes it’s better to just do what’s right.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.


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By JoAnn Derson

• "Our 4-year-old twins were recently in my sister’s wedding as flower girls. To get them used to their outfits, the dress-shop owner suggested they wear the dresses in 10-, 20- and 30-minute sessions in the two weeks preceding the wedding -- during activities where they would not stain or otherwise damage the dress. They were more comfortable in their clothes after having ‘practiced,’ and they didn’t pull at their clothes and fidget much." -- T.F.

• Here’s a tip for a quick pin cushion: Use a clean Styrofoam tray. The pins go in straight, and are quite secure.

• "When we’re playing card games with the kids, they use a large chip clip to hold their ‘hand’ together. It works pretty well." -- W.R. in Ohio

• Pizza cutters make great sandwich trimmers. You easily can trim the crust and cut the sandwich. They’re also great for cutting up hot dogs.

• To attack cobwebs or dust high walls, cover a broom head with a pillowcase. You’ll get better coverage, and the pillowcase can easily be tossed in the wash.

• "We don’t have a mudroom in our house, so to catch water and mud on days of heavy rain, I have a clean plastic shower curtain that I place on the floor of the entranceway. We leave wet, muddy shoes on it, and it even can catch drips from umbrellas and such. The whole thing can be dragged to the garage if necessary." -- I.S. in Alabama

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