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Wednesday, February 23, 2011 Volume XIX, Number 169

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?...The Carthage Humane Society is asking for donations of canned & dry dog food and old newspapers due to an unusual amount of puppies coming into the shelter. Call 358-6402

Did Ya Know?...Singles Reaching Out (West) will have a Pot Luck & game night Fri., Feb 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ulmers Community Room. Everyone invited - . For info call Belinda - 359-9986

today's laugh

A small community had a fire and the local volunteer fire department. Well, the fire was just too big so they called for mutual aid from their neighboring town. Their fire truck came zooming by the local one and went right down the hill and parked right next to the fire. The fire fighters jumped out of the truck and feverishly went to work putting out the fire. The paint on the truck was bubbling, as they were so close. But soon they had the fire under control. After the fire was out, the local town’s people were so impressed with the work the neighboring fire department did that they decided to give them a reward. The mayor presented the fire chief with a check for $3,000. Then he asked the chief what he was going to do with the money. The chief replied, " Well, the first thing I am going to do is fix the brakes on that fire truck."


An executive was interviewing a young woman for a position in his company. He wanted to learn something about her personality, so he asked, "if you could have a conversation with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?"

She quickly responded, "The living one."


One day, an employee received an unusually large check. She decided not to say anything about it. The following week, her check was for less that the normal amount, and she confronted her boss. "How come," the supervisor inquired, "you didn’t say anything when you were overpaid?"

Unperturbed, the employee replied, "Well, I can overlook one mistake – but not two in a row!"


Treat each day as your last; one day you will be right.


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


Judge Marion Brown Officiated for

all the Licenses Issued Yesterday.

Moses Wilson, of 243 East Thirteenth street, and Mrs. Mary Wescot, also of Carthage, were married by Judge Marion Brown at the court house yesterday afternoon. The groom is about 70 and the bride 60 years of age. The groom has been making his home with his son, C. D. Wilson on Thirteenth street, and the wedding came as quite a surprise to his relatives.

Judge Brown also married W. A. Smith and Minnie P. Stipe, of Galena, Kansas, during the afternoon.

About 6 o’clock he also married Leroy Hurd, of Carson, Iowa, and Mary Katherine Hardesty, of Burlington, Kansas.

The above were the only three licenses yesterday and Judge Brown thus enjoyed a monopoly of the "officiating" business.

  Today's Feature

4-H’ers more likely to contribute than peers

Recent findings from the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development indicate that young people in 4-H are three times more likely to contribute to their communities than youth not participating in 4-H.

Additionally, the research from the Tufts University study indicated that youth in 4-H thrive through the health and science education and career preparation experiences they receive through 4-H programming. Compared to non-4-H youth, 4-H’ers are more likely to spend more hours exercising or being physically active. 4-H youth also have higher educational achievement and higher motivation for future education - reporting better grades, higher levels of academic competence, and an elevated level of engagement at school.

Notably, the Tufts research discovered that the structured learning, encouragement and adult mentoring that young people receive through their participation in 4-H plays a vital role in helping them actively contribute to their communities.

"The findings presented in the Tufts study are evidence that the young people who are involved in 4-H are better equipped to lead more productive and altruistic lives,"

Just Jake Talkin'

It’s always handy ta have a few nails around the house. Ya never know when ya might want ta hang a picture or fasten that porch rail. I still feel comfortable with the old fashioned eight penny for nailin’ to 2x4’s and a couple of finishin’ nails for trim work. Havin’ a few sixteen penny spikes come in handy for those heavier repairs or light construction. Now I’ve had ta add a new dimension to my collection, a variety of fasteners for my powered screw driver.

Havin’ a few tools and gadgets around in case of emergency was just part of my upbringin’ I suppose. I’d have ta guess that it comes from a heritage of rural "root cellar" dependent ancestors. ‘Course such thinkin’ can lead to just havin’ a lot of useless junk ya have ta trip over. At least if ya got a few nails and little lumber, you can build a box ta keep it all in.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Columns


By JoAnn Derson

• To keep sugar from lumping, keep a few crackers in the sugar canister. They ward off moisture, and they don’t affect the taste of the sugar.

• "Whenever my child has a scrape, cut or even a bruise, she likes to have an adhesive bandage put on it. But when it’s time for the bandage to come off, she’s shy about it. I use a cotton ball to apply baby oil to the bandage, and it slips right off. This works for the waterproof kind, too." -- L.K. in Missouri

• "When polishing my wing-tips, I realized that I had run out of shoe polish. My wife suggested furniture polish, and it worked very well. I just might use it from now on." -- T.Y. in Delaware

• Got wrinkled ribbon? Use a curling iron to straighten it out. Slip it over the ribbon and pull through slowly.

"Old sheets can be recycled into pillowcases. I change my pillowcase more often than my sheets in order to keep my face clean, and I have a steady supply of cases because I made some when my last sheet set wore out." -- N.L. in California

• Make your own furniture polish. This mix is ecological and thrifty, smells wonderful and is a cinch to mix. Add 1/3 cup lemon juice to 1 cup vegetable oil. Shake well and use in a spray bottle.

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