Theres this Antartian out for a walk. He
comes to a river and sees another Antartianon the
opposite bank. "Hellooo!" he yells, "How
do I get to the other side?"
The second Antartian looks up the river
then down the river then shouts back,
"You are on the other side."
An Antartian woman visited a psychic of
some local repute.
In a dark and hazy room, peering into a
crystal ball, the mystic delivered grave news:
"Theres no easy way to say
this, so Ill just be blunt - prepare yourself to be
a widow. Your husband will die a violent and horrible
death this year."
Visibly shaken, the Antartian stared at
the womans lined face, then at the single
flickering candle, then down at her hands. She took a few
deep breaths to compose herself. She simply had to know.
She met the fortune tellers gaze, steadied her
voice, and asked:
"Will I be acquitted?"
Out of courtesy, Sharks never attack
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
ARE SORE ON THEIR
One of the Drury college boys dropped
in this morning and roundly roasted both Capt. Haydon and
the Frisco conductor for the loss of Haydon and Bagby at
Monett enroute to Carthage for their game. The conductor
saw the boys coming only a half block off and would not
wait for them. In fact the conductor reminded them of
Capt. Stebbins later in the day. They will use their
influence against that conductor, and as to their team
next year they are to be brought to Carthage chained in a
box car for Drury is determined to beat Carthage yet.
When the train reached Monett, Haydon
and Bagby, desirous of viewing that metropolitan city,
proceeded to take in the sights. They wandered so far
away that they were unable to reach the train in time and
both were left behind. Both men are being severely
criticized by the college boys, and especially from the
fact that Haydon has been captain of the team during the
of Stones Throw Dinner Theatre
In 1928 Carthage Music Club was
formed by Mrs. Harry Spradling, performing
musical shows in schools, churches, and other
locations. In the late 1970s, as part of the
Missouri Federation of Music Clubs, Carthage
Music and Theatre Club was formed to broaden the
scope of the Clubs productions to include
theatrical performances. Once again, productions
were held in schools, churches, and other
locations. On September 11, 1984, Carthage Music
and Theatre Club incorporated as Community
Theatre for Southwest Missouri, Inc. d/b/a
Stones Throw Dinner Theatre. On May 9,
1988, Dr. Foster and Hilda Whitten donated the
land on which the current theatre stands. The
Theatre sponsored "A Night on Broadway
88" on September 10, 1988, raising
$11,000 toward construction of the theatre
The Theatre is now a volunteer
run, not-for-profit organization dedicated to
promoting, facilitating, and supporting the
performing arts in Southwest Missouri and the
Stones Throw is now eager
to show off the recent renovations and
improvements in the Theatres dining room;
including new paint, carpets, and lighting, and
encourages patrons to reserve a seat at one of
its upcoming shows to check them out. Fundraising
continues to further improvement to the theatre.
Beginning January 27-29, 2011
and continuing February 4-6, 2011, Stones
Throw Dinner Theatre, will present "Mind
Over Matt", by Scott Haan. This comedy deals
with a writer trying to meet his deadlines while
dealing with his confusing love life and the
conflicting alter egos that try to guide him but
all have their own agendas. The cast includes
Raven Micale, Brayden Provins, Hannah Marsh,
Chris Barnes, Richard Wostal, Kitty Dixon, Joe
Kowalski, Mike Smith, Lucretia Baker, Olivia
Donnel, and Haven Falkner and is directed by Tom
Brown. This production is in cooperation with
Heuer Publishing Company.
Reservations are required and
Admission & Dinner Prices are as follows:
Adults (19-54): $22, Seniors
(55 up): $19, Children (6-12): $10, Youth
(13-18): $19, 5 and Under: FREE, Student w/ ID:
$19, Opening Night (Jan 27) Veterans w/ID $15,
please call for group rates.
Show Times for Evening
Performances will be: Doors Open at 6:00pm,
Dinner begins at 6:30pm, Show begins at 7:30pm.
At Sunday Afternoon Matinees:
Doors Open at 12:30pm, Dinner
begins at 1:00pm, Show begins at 2:00pm.
Stones Throw Dinner
Theatre will also be presenting a Special Monday,
February 14th Valentines Day performance of
two related one-act plays. "Dinner with the
Hornblatts", and "Ruby Plum"
Stones Throw Theatre is
located at 796 S. Stone Lane, Carthage, MO. For
more information call 417-358-9665.
My uncle thinks that there
should be some way ta install a large, spring
powered flywheel in a car. He figures it
would work somethin like a clock, ya
wind it up and it provides a constant, clean,
inexpensive power. I suppose if it was
positioned right, it would also act as a
gyroscope to keep the vehicle from
turnin over easily.
There would no doubt be
some technical difficulties to be overcome.
The basic premise, of course, is to take
advantage of momentum. That mysterious source
of energy that wants to continue motion once
it is initiated. Momentum is not limited to
the strict physical sciences, it seems to be
a critical part of sports events, wars, and
Ive always worried
that my uncles clockmobile would stop
short of the top of a hill and reverse
momentum would win.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
THIS IS A HAMMER
By Samantha Mazzotta
Q: I was in the stainless-steel
business for many years and thought I would
comment on your recent column regarding cleaning
a stained sink. Stainless steel is indeed an
alloy of iron, chromium and nickel. (Brass is an
alloy of copper and zinc, not copper and bronze.
Bronze is itself an alloy of copper and tin.) The
oxidation layer of chromium is what protects the
metal from staining. However, when it is
scratched or worn away by abrasion, a new layer
is instantaneously formed because chromium reacts
immediately with the oxygen in the atmosphere.
The layer is always present. It is clear,
extremely hard and more or less impervious.
Otherwise, the iron would oxidize, forming rust.
Any popular kitchen cleanser
will remove stains. However, to return to the
factory polish finish is generally impossible
because the sheets used to form sinks are
polished at the mill with high-speed heavy
machinery. It would be nearly impossible to
duplicate this finish by hand. -- Joe F., via
A: Great information, Joe, and
thanks for the clarification! Stainless-steel
sinks are quite durable, and most stains or spots
are made by other objects -- for example, leaving
a piece of damp steel wool in the sink overnight
will inevitably reveal a rust spot the next day.
However, a wipe and a rinse generally removes the
As Joe noted, stainless-steel
sinks do lose their gleaming shine over time,
particularly if you use abrasives. You can keep
the finish looking uniform by rinsing and wiping
down the sink each night with a nonabrasive cloth
or sponge, then drying with a towel so that water
spots dont form. If you want to add a bit
more shine to the sink, try using a commercial
stainless-steel-sink polish occasionally,
following the directions on the package
HOME TIP: Never use a
steel-wool pad to clean a stainless-steel sink.
Steel-wool pads have a tendency to break apart,
and tiny particles of steel can become embedded
in sinks surface. The steel particles will
rust, making it appear that the sink itself is
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