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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 86

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. Fairview Christian Church will sponsor a Ladies Spa & Business Expo Sat., Oct. 23 from 10 am till 2.

Did Ya Know?.. . Carthage Humane Society new beginning ribbon cutting and celebration, Thur. Oct. 21 4:30-5:30 p.m.

today's laugh

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 Changed.


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 were loaded.

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.

  Today's Feature

Chamber Luncheon.

MODOT 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 358-2373.

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 only.

"Treats on the Square" has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 27 from 3-5 p.m. on the Historic Downtown Square. The annual event’s 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 358-2373.

Just Jake Talkin'

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 gettin’ older.

Although there is prob’ly some who loose ‘memberin’ capacity as the years go by, I’m more inclined to believe as ya get older, you’re just more picky as ta what ya store in the brain.

I’ve heard ya only use about 10% of our grey matter. Maybe the longer ya live, the less room ya have for stuff that isn’t 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 isn’t really worth the effort. I’m sure there was a point to all this, but I lost it.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Columns


By JoAnn Derson

• 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 it’s 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 it’s 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 it’s freezing in the house." -- B.M. in N.Y.

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