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 towns 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 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
didnt 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.
AGED CARTHAGE COUPLE
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
About 6 oclock 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
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-Hers 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
Its 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 2x4s 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 Ive 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.
Id 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
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
HERES A TIP
To keep sugar from
lumping, keep a few crackers in the sugar
canister. They ward off moisture, and they
dont 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
its time for the bandage to come off,
shes 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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