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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 Volume XIX, Number 204
Did Ya Know?...5K run Fun walk,
and race for Kids 1st- 6th Grade: Saturday April 16th,
Leggett and Platt will host a 5K run, one mile fun walk,
and Clash of the Kids races at the Carthage Schools Track
(827 E. Centennial). All proceeds will benefit the
Carthage Area United Way, Inc. For more information,
please call 417-358-8131 extension 4200.
Did Ya Know?..A Benefit for
Cancer patient Mike Evans will be held Sat. April 30 from
5 to 8 p.m. at the Fairview Christian Church. Info call
"Id like some really tight
"Certainly, sir. Will you walk
"If theyre as tight as yours
Ill probably have to."
When a nice old lady answered, he said
very sad, "Im sorry, madam, but I have some
bad news. "Im afraid I have run over your cat.
I would like to replace it."
The little lady said, "Im
game, but how are you at catching mice?"
"Hey," he called out to the
waitress, "these particles in my soup
arent they foreign objects?"
She is scrutinizing his bowl. "No,
sir!" she reassured him. "Those things live
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
BOY HORSE THIEVES
Hood and Harry Littrell Arrested at Grove, I.T.
"Shep" Hood and Harry
Littrell two Carthage boys last week started on a career
of strenuous adventure and crime and were brought up with
a sudden jerk by the officers at Grove, I.T., where they
were arrested Monday for stealing the sorrel mare and
buggy from Goldie Smith at the Caffee drug store the
night of the Cowgill & Hill mill fire in Carthage.
Marshal Staffords telegram
located them there and Mr. Smith went right down after
his rig. He drove from Neosho to Grove with Marshal
Pearman of Neosho and found the boys in jail. They had
sold the buggy to a man near Grove for $15 but received
only $5 down, and were waiting around for the rest. They
also burglarized a house near Grove and took razors, etc.
The laprobe of the buggy had been traded for a breakfast.
All told, Mr. Smith was out $32 in getting back his
scattered property $25 of it going as a reward to
Mr. Smith and Marshal Pearman brought
the boys back to Neosho yesterday and landed them in jail
there, and Mr. Smith arrived in Carthage this afternoon
driving his rig. The boys will be brought to the jail
here probably tonight or tomorrow. No trouble was
experienced in getting the boys out of the territory
without papers. One of the boys is a son of H. Q. Hood,
the well known inventor, and the other is a son of Mrs.
Littrell, and formerly worked at the Haven livery barn.
Art Walk On
Historic Carthage Square.
The Carthage Convention &
Visitors Bureau & UMB Bank will sponsor
an Art Walk on the Historic Carthage Square this
As an added benefit, a Thomas
Hart Benton original will be on loan to the
Carthage Convention and Visitors Bureau from the
Thomas P. and Rita Benton Testamentary Trust, UMB
Bank, n.a., Trustee and available to view during
the Historic Downtown Art Walk at UMB Bank on the
Square. "It is gearing up to be a great
event. We are thrilled to share this artistic
opportunity with the community and
tourists,"says Wendi Douglas, Carthage CVB.
The Carthage Square is a prime
backdrop for the event. Several established
galleries are located around the square along
with dining options and live music that runs
later in the evening. Friday festivities kick off
at 6 p.m. with over 30 artists and nearly 20
venues participating. Saturday starts off with a
variety of family oriented activities.
The Art Walk committee formed
in December with ideas for quarterly art events
on the Historic Carthage Square.
Ive gotta friend
(that lives outa town) I was talkin to
the other day and I realized hes
startin to show his age some.
Unfortunately hes younger than I am. In
all likelihood, he noticed the same thing
I can remember my mom
mentionin the same type a thing about
folks she was acquainted with when I was a
kid. At that time my reaction was the
60s version of "duh."
Its not near as funny anymore.
I suppose the good news is
that a lot more of us are showin our
age, so we dont dwell on it that much.
As a kid becomin
mature meant gettin a drivers
license. Im beginnin to think now
that becomin mature may eventually mean
not bein able to keep a drivers
license. I guess as long as the eyes and
reflexes hang on, Ill keep on
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
HERES A TIP
Keep a kitchen timer
near your phone so that you can limit the length
of long-distance calls. They can add up quickly
if you dont watch it!
great way to get a longer life out of a bar of
soap: Press the plastic top of a pop bottle into
the side of a wet bar of soap. When you set the
bar down in your soap dish, put it plastic side
down. This way, the bar doesnt sit in any
residual water and turn into a goopy mush. The
plastic top comes out easily if you need to
remove it." -- Y.P. in Illinois
strips are great and work really well in the
garden. If you have a pair that has a runner,
chop them up into pieces. You can use them to tie
up staked plants, as they are strong yet gentle
enough to not cause any harm." -- E.S. in
"Reduce your energy
costs of drying clothes by hanging heavy items
(think towels, throw blankets, jeans, sweats) for
a few hours to air dry before popping them in the
dryer. You can cut the drying time by as much as
two-thirds and still get that tumbled-dry
softness." -- M.N. in Missouri
Rub hands with lemon
slices to get rid of onion or fish smells.
Afterward, you can put the lemon slices down your
garbage disposal unit with a few ice cubes to get
rid of smells there, too.
Renew your paintbrushes
with this trick: Heat vinegar to boiling. Pour
into a tall, narrow container that wont
melt. Add hardened brushes, bristle side down.
Stick a pencil through the hole in the paintbrush
handle and balance it across the top of the
container. It keeps the bristles from bending in
the bottom of the container. Let brushes soak
until vinegar has cooled. Use a wire brush to
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