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Wednesday, May 17, 2011 Volume XIX, Number 229

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?... The Carthage Train Crew will hold a Stag Fish Fry this evening at 6 PM in the Train Barn. (Across from Old Cabin Shop) $15 per person.

today's laugh

There was a man trying to understand God, so he asked Him, "God, how long is a million years to you?"

God answered, "A million years is like a minute."

Then the man asked, "God, how much is a million dollars to you?"

God replied, "A million dollars is like a penny."

The man thought for a short time and asked, "God, will you give me a penny?"

"In a minute," God responded.


Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself.- Mark Twain


Today, the L.A. Times accused Arnold Schwarzenegger of groping six women. I’m telling you, this guy is presidential material.-Dave Letterman


Deja Moo: The feeling that you’ve heard this bull before.


Q. What is the quickest way to get a philosophy graduate off your front porch?

A. Pay for your pizza in cash


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

A Fine Flow of Water.

The drill hole at the fair grounds has penetrated a strong vein of pure, clear water, and the liquid now stands within a foot of the top of the ground. Yesterday an inch siphon was used to siphon the water out of the hole, but after running a half hour the level of the water was the same. The water is pure, clear and cold and the fair grounds owners now have an excellent well if they never strike mineral.


A team hitched to a farm wagon ran away down North Grant street today. At the intersection of Central avenue the wagon collided with a telegraph pole and the horses were released from the wagon, which doubtless saved a serious accident. Two men, two women and a little child occupied the wagon. One of the young women was just recovering from an attack of nervous prostration.

  Today's Feature


Friday, May 20, 2011 has been set for the 11th Annual Day of Caring. Volunteers will spend half the day or more performing much-needed tasks for the non-profit agencies of the Carthage Area United Way.

"This day is an exciting way to involve many different people in the spirit of volunteerism in our community," said Jenny Mansfield , Carthage Area United Way Executive Director, "As well as providing first-hand experience with the programs of our non-profit agencies who are helping many families in various ways throughout the year."

Activities will take place at designated agency locations throughout our area. The tasks vary from painting, landscaping and cleaning, as well as assisting with activities with preschoolers and much more.

The following health and human service agencies that will be receiving Day of Caring volunteer help are Boy Scout Camp Frank Childress, Girl Scout Camp Mintahama, Salvation Army, Cerebral Palsy Center, Carthage Crisis Center, Family Literacy Center and the Lafayette House.

Jasper County Jail Count

Monday: 199

Tuesday: 190

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

I’ve never really figured out what a cow does in a "loafin’ shed." I suspect I just don’t appreciate how hard a cow works just walkin’ ‘round eatin’ all the time.

I’m sure even the city folks have seen these structures. Usually three sides covered with tin and an open front. A place to get out of the weather or act as a wind break in colder weather.

If they called it a rain shed or a warmin’ shed it would make more sense to me.

It is possible that durin’ more primitive times other work animals were responsible for the term. I can see a horse or a ox loafin’ after a good days work in the field.

‘Course the jest of this is that I am thinkin’ of puttin’ up my own shed. I just can’t figure if it’s worth the effort.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• "Store kitchen matches wrapped in tin foil to keep them dry while on camping or fishing trips. You also can store them in an empty pill bottle if they’re the short kind. Fill paper egg-carton cups with dryer lint and drizzle them with wax; cut the cups apart, and you’ll have small firestarters for your campfires. My family does a lot of camping in the summer, and we use these every time." -- K.R. in Missouri

• To get scorched pan bottoms clean, scrub with sudsy ammonia and rinse well.

• "Most people know that baby-food jars make wonderful organizer containers. But you also can make a great first cup from a baby-food jar. Screw on the lid tightly and poke holes along one side. Baby can tip and sip, but not much will come out. They are just the right size for small hands." -- M.W. in Alabama

• Baby oil can loosen soap scum from shower doors. Apply and buff lightly with a soft washcloth. Follow with a shampoo cleaning, or just leave as is. It will repel water, and smells nice, too.

• To keep shirt collars from absorbing oil and grime, sprinkle with talcum powder while ironing.

• Keep your steering wheel in touchable condition on very hot days with a paper grocery bag. Cut out a strip down one side of the bag to allow it to slip over the steering column. The bag can be refolded and stored next to your seat. When you get out of the car, just slip the bag over the steering wheel. No more burning hands when you get back in the car.

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