There was this preacher who was an avid golfer.
It was an obsession.
One Sunday was a picture perfect day
for golfing. The preacher was in a quandary as to what to
do ... play golf or give the Sunday service. Shortly, the
urge to play golf overcame him. He called an assistant,
told him he was sick and asked the assistant to take care
of the church service for him. He packed the car up and
drove three hours to a golf course where no one would
recognize him. Happily, he began to play the course.
An angel up above was watching.
He went to God and said, "Look at
the preacher. He should be punished for what he is
doing." God nodded in agreement.
The preacher teed up on the first hole.
He swung at the ball and hit a perfect drive, straight as
an arrow, four-hundred yards right to the green, where it
gently rolled into the cup. He was amazed and excited.
The angel was shocked. He said, "I
thought you were going to punish him."
God smiled. "I did. Think about it
-- who can he tell?"
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Location of Three Lights
The light committee, to whom had been
previously referred several petitions asking for lights
at different points in the city reported that they found
it almost impossible to add more lights, as the circuits
They had, however, found two lights on
Oak street beyond any house, which they thought could be
used elsewhere; also one other light could be changed in
location a little.
The light committee therefore made a
report recommending that two lights be taken from the
extreme west end of Oak street and one of said lights be
placed on Fall street and the other on Cedar street,
about 400 feet west of Sophia. Also that the light at the
intersection of Macon and River streets, be placed at the
intersection of Orchard and Tenth streets.
Engineer to Speak.
The Carthage Chamber of
Commerce Celebrate Carthage Quarterly Luncheon
featured speaker will be Becky Baltz, MoDOT
District Engineer. He will speak about the future
plans of the Missouri Department of
Transportation and I-49. The program will
conclude a question and answer period.
Chamber By-Laws will be voted
upon by all members in attendance A copy of the
by-laws is available by calling Linda at
The cost for members will be
$12 and reservations may be made by October 20th
by calling Mary Jo at 358-2373. Attendees may
designate vegetarian meal at time of reservation
"Treats on the
Square" has been scheduled for Wednesday,
October 27 from 3-5 p.m. on the Historic Downtown
Square. The annual events date is
coordinated with Carthage R-9 Schools so kids can
come directly from their school party to trick or
treat on the square. For more information, call
I hear some
complainin from time to time from folks
who have more trouble rememberin than
they used to. Some fear it might be caused by
Although there is
probly some who loose
memberin capacity as the years go
by, Im more inclined to believe as ya
get older, youre just more picky as ta
what ya store in the brain.
Ive heard ya only use
about 10% of our grey matter. Maybe the
longer ya live, the less room ya have for
stuff that isnt really important to ya.
Most folks have some really good memories
tucked away that takes up precious head room.
Plus, as we mature, we are better able to
distinguish what we should remember and what
isnt really worth the effort. Im
sure there was a point to all this, but I
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Keep shells from
cracking when boiling eggs: Add a teaspoon of
vinegar to the water. Also, if you stir the eggs
constantly during cooking, your yolks will be
centered in a hard-boiled egg.
"To make our
luggage easier to see on the baggage carousel, my
kids added a bumper sticker from the most recent
place we visited. Now its easy to spot. We
plan to add more." -- I.D., via e-mail
For a personalized
pumpkin decoration, stencil the letters of your
family name onto a series of small pumpkins. Cut
out the letters. Add a small piece of tracing
paper on the inside of the pumpkins, over the
hole made by the letter. Add your candle or other
lighting, and line them up.
If you have problems
with tears and watery, stinging eyes when cutting
onions, remove the skin under water. Cut the top
off an onion, and submerge it in a small bowl of
water. Remove the outer layer and the skin while
its under water. Take it out and chop. This
should lessen your symptoms.
"Keep your robe
(and slippers or whatever else) under the covers
with you when you sleep. Pull it next to or over
you a few minutes before you get up. Your robe
will be nice and warm. Hopefully it will make
getting out of bed a little less harsh when
its freezing in the house." -- B.M. in
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