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Wednesday, August 17, 2011 Volume XX, Number 42

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. There will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Carthage Nazarene Church Thursday, Aug. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Did Ya Know?.. The Family Literacy Center, 706 Orchard is holding English Classes 9-11 AM and 7-9 PM $20 per semester - No Child Care available 358-5926. Clases de Engle’s Empiezan -No hay guarderian.

today's laugh

"A farmer came to a washed out bridge with no way to cross. How did he get his load of hay on the other side of the river?"

A - He sat down on the bank and thought it over.


"Daughter," said the father, "is that young man serious in his intentions?"

"Guess he must be, dad," she replied. "He’s asked me how much I make, what kind of meals we have, and how you and mother are to live with."


"I shall love," she cooed, "to share all your troubles."

"But darling," he murmured, "I have none."

"No," she agreed, "but I mean when we are married."


Tramp -"I was offered work once, other than that I’ve seen nothin’ but kindness."


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

West Side Dining Hall Sold.

M. A. Latham sold his west-side dining hall under the Carthage National bank to Mrs. C. R. Driscoll and daughter. Mr. Latham will not remain in Carthage but is planning to join the other Carthage colonists at Carrington, North Dakota, in the near future. He wishes to express his thanks to patrons for past favors and to bespeak their good will for the new proprietors.

An Exciting Runaway.

Two young men from the country whose names could not be learned figured in an exciting runaway on West Limestone street near the Missouri Pacific depot yesterday afternoon. Their horse scared at a switch engine and dumped them into a ditch, buggy, horse, drivers and all. While they were extricating themselves the horse regained his feet, the buggy righted itself and the animal dashed off. The young men were uninjured and the last seen of them they were in pursuit of the runaway on foot.

  Today's Feature

Kids In Motion After School.

Sign-up for the Fair Acres Family YMCA’s Kids In Motion After School is underway now at the Y located at 2600 Grand Avenue in Carthage.

The Y’s After School Program is open all boys and girls ages Kindergarten-Middle School.

Cost for the After School Child Care is $28 for 4-5 days a week or $20 for 1-3 days with a one-time $15 registration fee..

Kids in Motion begins at the time school is let out and parents are asked to pick their children up by 6:00 p.m.

Transportation will be available from Carthage Middle School, Fairview, Columbian, & St. Ann’s to Steadley Elementary. Diamond Elementary School will also be a site for elementary and middle school students in Diamond.

Activities will include games, crafts, sports, help with homework and much more. YMCA will provide a snack each day.

Well-trained Y staff will make sure kids are safe and have lots of fun.

For more information call the Y at 358-1070 or stop by the Y at 2600 S. Grand.

Jasper County Jail Count

197 August 16, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

Ever’ time the discussion of incentives for new developments comes up, I have to bring up the idea of providin’ established neighborhoods with similar incentives. This springs from a phone call I got several years ago when the idea of the City payin’ for curb and gutters for new developments was bein’ discussed. The caller wondered why, after livin’ in the City for many years, payin’ taxes, that his street couldn’t also have curb and gutters. I couldn’t come up with a legitimate reason the City should spend funds for new development when it doesn’t do the same for old developments.

I understand the reasonin’ behind promotin’ new neighborhoods. I’m sayin’ there is also a value in promotin’ the upgradin’ of those neighborhoods with no curb and gutters. Bring on the new, but also take care of what’s already here.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• To test the seals on your refrigerator and freezer, close a piece of paper in the door. If you can pull it out easily, it’s likely that your seal is loose. Clean or replace door gaskets for a better seal.

• To keep vinyl car seats bearable in summer heat, keep a few towels in your vehicle and lay them over the seat. This also keeps the plastic parts of baby seats from burning little legs and arms.

• You can use plain white bread to get fingerprints and smudges off of wallpaper and semigloss painted walls. Just ball up the bread center (not the crust) and rub the smudge away.

• "Out of prewash and looking at a nasty grease stain? Grab your dishwashing liquid soap (not the one you would put in your automatic dishwasher). It’s designed to break down grease, and I just dab it on, scrub a bit and then let it set for about a quarter of an hour. After that, I launder in hot water. It’s usually successful." -- Nancy V., via email

• Check bagged frozen vegetables with the squeeze test: A bag that’s hard and solid has thawed and subsequently refrozen. You should choose another bag, one with loose, free-moving pieces.

• Remove cloudiness from a batch of iced tea with this trick: Let your tea cool before refrigerating it. You also can add a small bit of boiling water to a glass of iced tea if it is already cloudy.

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