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Wednesday, November 24, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 112
Did Ya Know?.. . The Carthage
Humane Society will hold a Taco Salad dinner/silent
auction fund raiser Mon. Nov. 22 from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30
P.M. at the SW MO bank by the roundabout. $5 - 358-6402
Did Ya Know?.. . First United
Methodist Church 7th & Main will hold a Breakfast
& Cookie Sale Saturday, Dec. 11th, 8am-Noon Breakfast
$5, pancakes & ham or biscuits & sausage gravy.
Did Ya Know?...First
Presbyterian Church, 115 W. Chestnut, will give away a
variety of Free Christmas decorations on Sat., Nov. 27
from 10-2. Everyone invited.
Two friends were standing in a bank when a pair
of robbers entered. They walked around with bags and
ordered everyone to throw their valuables in. Just as the
robbers got to the pair, one of the friends turned to the
other and, passing him a bill, said, "By the way,
heres the twenty bucks I owe you."
Id offered to drive my
mother-in-law to the doctor. But when I arrived at her
house, she was gossiping with a neighbor.
"Mom, weve got to go,"
I interjected, but she couldnt hear me over the
Finally, I had to take her by the arm
and lead her away. She apologized. "Sorry, but I
didnt know what to do. That woman wouldnt
stop listening to me."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
BACK FROM BICYCLE
Elijah Backus as a
Teacher of Socialism.
Elijah Backus, who left Carthage a year
ago to take a special course at the State University at
Columbia arrived in Carthage last night and will remain
here a week or more visiting relatives.
At the close of the school year at
Columbia in June he went to Chicago, making the trip on
his bicycle and delivering socialist speeches en route.
He attended the Mills school of
socialism in Chicago last summer and afterward took a
trip over northern Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, South
Dakota, Illinois, Michigan and Indiana on his wheel
delivering socialistic speeches at every town through
which he passed. He has a position as teacher in the
school of Socialism at Girard, Kas., under the direction
of Prof. Walter Thomas Mills and will begin his new
duties there next week.
Prize winners in the Carthage
Christmas Open House were announced by the
Chamber of Commerce. Fourteen Carthage merchants
sponsored the contest as residents and visitors
alike shopped from one retail business to another
throughout the two-day event held November 12-13.
Carthage Chamber Retail
Committee Chair Amy Campbell announced prize
winners and thanked the businesses for sponsoring
the event to kick off the Christmas season.
of Collinsville, IL 2nd Place
Donnell of Carthage, MO 3rd Place ... Lisa Clark
of Webb City, MO 4th Place
Pickering of Sarcoxie, MO
Other winners include: Judy
Keith of Collinsville, IL, Bill and Lana Proemsey
of St. Louis, and Barbara Sanders, Bess P.
Wilkes, Amy Scott, Donnie Ray Campbell, Becky
Wagner, Kelsey Scott, Miranda Browning and Tommy
Pugh of Carthage.
Ive never been
superstitious, but Ive come to believe
that folks are affected by a full moon.
Ive heard studies have been conducted
that show crime and emergency room visits
increase when the moon is in full bloom.
After seein the moon
Thursday evenin I shoulda been
prepared. Friday evenin I was in a
group a people that shoulda all stayed home,
really happened, just wasnt the typical
fun lovin group a folks. A lot a little
things that didnt amount ta much
cept it pretty well made the
evenin a loss. I blame it on the moon.
I havent checked the
police records for last weekend, but Id
bet there was a little spike in activity.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Heres a great bit
of advice given to a friend who recently gave
birth to a darling baby boy: When you receive
some of the more-complicated items from your gift
registry, try them out right away. Before the
baby comes, that is. Youll have little time
to set them up and learn how to work them with a
newborn to care for.
Line a measuring cup
with a plastic sandwich bag or plastic wrap to
keep it clean between uses if you know you will
be using it for multiple ingredients.
"I go through a lot
of papers. Sometimes, instead of using one of
those rubber fingers (and definitely instead of
licking my finger), I twist a wide rubber band
loosely but securely around the tip of my index
finger. It really works." -- R.F. in
"Clean a buildup of
starch on your iron by wiping it down with a
solution of diluted vinegar -- one part vinegar
to three parts water. If you have a curling iron
or flat iron for your hair, you can get rid of
hairspray gunk the same way, just dampen a cloth
with the mixture and wipe the iron clean."
-- F.P. in Pennsylvania
Filling up unused space
in your deep freeze helps it to work more
efficiently. An easy way to do this (and to
prepare for holiday parties) is to bag ice from
your regular freezer and use the bags to fill any
empty areas in your deep freeze. Youll
always have a steady supply of ice, and it can be
dumped out if you need the space.
Looking for an excellent
prewash for ring around the collar? Look no
further than your shower. Rub a small amount of
shampoo in the stains and let sit for 5 minutes,
then launder as usual.
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