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Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Volume XX, Number 101

did ya know?.


Did Ya Know?...The First United Methodist Church (617 S. Main) will honor all veterans and their families to an appreciation dinner immediately following the Veterans Day event on Friday, Nov. 11.

Did Ya Know?...Singles Reaching Out (West) will have a silent auction for "white elephants" Fri. Nov. 11 in the Ulmer’s Community room at 6:30 p.m. Pot-luck. Info call 388-3088 or 246-5604

today's laugh

Everybody has to chip in today in the house. I just found a part-time job for our parrot.


I know a fellow who’s so egotistical, he believes that God only gave him the Ten Suggestions.


A tourist was asked what he thought about warm English beer. He said, "I think they ought to pour it back into the horse."


A motorist stops at a tiny gas station and says, "What’s this place called?"

The attendant says, "By whom? By the folks who live in this dang-blasted, filthy, one-horse dump? Or those who are just going to enjoy our rustic charms for a short spell?"


Success used to go to your head. Now it goes to the IRS


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


A proposition is being considered by a Carthage citizen to build a fine two story brick building covering two lots at the southwest corner of the square, to be occupied by Ramsey Bros. dry goods store.

One of the two lots being considered is the vacant lot of Thomas Gray, and the other is the corner lot next west of it, owned by Mrs. Helen T. Bartlett. The latter lot is occupied by Wm. Weesner’s store and what is known as the Bartlett block on Main street.

If the plans culminate, the building would front on the square and have one of the finest corner show windows in town. It would extend back to Fifth street and would have one or two side entrances on Main street. The Weesner building was put up under a five years’ lease and this has now expired, and the ground is now being occupied, it is said, on a month to month contract.

  Today's Feature


The 1/4 percent increase in sales tax to benefit the Carthage Fire Department passed with 496 yes and 298 no votes.

CJHS Fundraiser Contributions.

"Music is really important. Any time you can expose children to music you can really open their minds," local artist and jazz lover, Lora Waring said. Waring said she heard about the CJHS Band chili supper and decided to donate a pencil drawing she made while listening to jazz. Band members Lauren Dewald and Elle Lanham accepted the work of art on behalf of the band.."Art and music always go together," Waring added.

Art and jazz will, again, be intertwined during Carthage Jr. High’s Second Annual Chili Supper/Silent Auction. The band will host an evening for all who love jazz, chili and supporting young musicians Monday, November 14, beginning at 5:00 at the Fairview Christian Church in Carthage. Those who attend can expect Cloud’s chili, salad, desert and a drink accompanied by performances from the Crowder Jazz Orchestra and the CJH band & CJH Jazz band.

Jasper County Jail Count

? November 8, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'


There seems ta be this propensity for folks gettin’ married. A recent niece’s weddin’ sticks in my mind.

I suppose ever’one that attends a weddin’ has a different perspective about it.

The young folks admire the commitment, the middle aged the innocence, and the older bunch the courage.

I think no matter what the age, most of us still have trouble realizin’ that people you still think of as bein’ in diapers are standin’ up there gettin’ hitched. Makes ya ponder Mark Twain’s words about bein’ a shame that youth has ta be wasted on children.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• "I have to wear my hair tied back for work. With all the ponytails, I get lots of little broken hairs that stick up all over my head when it’s very dry or very humid -- especially when I go from a wet, yucky outside to a dry, heated inside. I have tried lots of styling products that don’t work very well. Then a co-worker suggested a fabric-softener sheet. I can’t believe it, but it works." -- P.G. in Michigan

• If you have an ink stain on fabric, try blotting it with hairspray. Saturate the ink spot with hairspray, and blot using a clean white cloth or non-decorated paper towel. Repeat until all the ink is gone. Make sure you test on an inconspicuous area first.

• For every degree you lower your thermostat during the heating season, you generally reduce your energy costs by 3 percent. Also, turn down the temperature setting on your hot-water heater.

• Here’s a no-fail strategy for raking up leaves: Rake leaves into a single long line, preferably onto a sidewalk. Then turn a large garbage can on its side and sweep the leaf pile into the can, taking breaks to empty leaves into bags as needed. The raking goes much quicker when done in "stripes." And bagging is faster as well.

• "I have one of those big wall calendars for work. When the year is over, the kids like to cut up the months into bingo cards. They use stickers to create both the bingo cards and the puller’s cards (the individual days and the different kinds of stickers). It’s a fun craft that uses their brain cells -- and recycles the paper calendar." -- Y.R. in Arizona

• If you have a box, you can cut arm and leg holes in it and draw a grid on all sides. Fill in the squares with different colors to make a RubikÕs Cube. (Thanks to F.S. in North Carolina.)

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