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Monday, April 22, 2002 Volume X, Number 216

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .Eminence Chapter # 93 Order of the Eastern Star will meet at 7:30 p.m. on April 23rd, 2002. The Order will Honor the Masons and their families and Youth with a dinner at 8:30 p.m. in the Masonic Temple dining room. Entertainment will be provided.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Diabetes Support Group will meet from 4-5 p.m. on Wed., April 24th in the McCune-Brooks Hospital dining room. Dr. Randall Kunze will speak about foot care. Snacks, recipes and refreshments will be available.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society has a tail-less long legged young male cat who needs a loving home. If your pet if missing call 358-6402 ASAP.

today's laugh

Live your life like a fried egg — with your sunny side up.

"Did you see how pleased Mrs. Smith looked when I told her she didn’t look a day older than her daughter?"
"I didn’t notice Mrs. Smith...I was too busy watching the expression on her daughter’s face!"

Life is the process of getting used to the unexpected.


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

A Good Fishing Year.

"Fishing is sure to be good this year," said a disciple of Isaak Walton this morning. "This flood in the river and other streams will bring up a swarm of the finny tribe of all species. They can get over dams and all other obstructions easily and when the water goes down the holes will all be well stocked."

Caused Many Crosses.

The wind storm caused the usual number of crosses among the telephone wires, telephone girls and telephone patrons last night and this morning. As a rule all kept cool, however, except the wires, some of which came in contact with electric wires.

G. W. Crowder and T. M. Mooneyham started to Cherryvale, Ks., this morning to take depositions in a lawsuit, but had to abandon the trip on account of the Frisco washout.

  Today's Feature

Council Considers Contracts.

The City Council is scheduled to vote on a number of contractual agreements during their regular meeting tomorrow evening at 7:30 in City Hall.

Council bill 02-25 would authorize the refinancing of CW&EP certificates of participation. The move is structured to take advantage of the current lower interest rates.

The Council is also expected to finalize the contract with Wadsworth Golf Construction in the amount of $1,430,829.16 for the renovations to Municipal Golf course. The year long project is expected to start soon after the contract is approved.

Council bill 20-26 would authorize a contract with Carthage Aquatic Team, Inc. for the use of the municipal swimming pool for the 2002 swim season.

Also scheduled for vote is the annual contract for asphalt paving for the City. APAC submitted the low bid and edged Blevins out of the contract for the year.

The evening’s agenda also includes a closed session after the regular meeting for the purpose of discussing leasing, purchase or sale of real estate.

Just Jake Talkin'


Boomerang. Don’t know for sure, but I’ve always understood they originated in Australia. As kids, my neighbor and I fashioned these primitive, yet somehow sophisticated tools and learned to actually get ‘em to fly back within a respectable distance.

I suppose with enough practice ya might even be able to bring down a meal or two, but we never got that hungry. We were in it for the sport. I think that was also the summer we discovered sling shots. Not the kind with the fork and inner tube rubber bands, the kind with two strings and a piece a leather like David was usin’. Never got accurate with those either, but you could sure get some distance with a rock.

Around our neighbor hood, we soon fully understood the meanin’ of "give him plenty a room."

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



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Weekly Column

The Super Handyman

by Al Carrell & Kelly Carrell

Dear Al: I have replaced my metal toolboxes with a couple of plastic ice chests. I find them a much better choice. They are less expensive, they will not rust and they weigh less so I can put more stuff in them. Ask around and see if you can get some free ones. I found some old ones that were destined for the trash because they had small holes in them and were leaking water. They work just great for me and my tools.-G.I.

Q: I had a rust problem in my freezer. I used a rust-stopping paint and then covered that with an enamel paint. Now the freezer smells like paint. How can I get rid of the smell? -M.G.

A: First, try cleaning all the inside surfaces with a bleach-and-water solution. Then wipe the freezer dry and place an open box of baking soda inside.

If the freezer still has odor after a day or so, you might need to remove the freezer liner and deodorize the insulation.

If some of the food in the freezer picked up the smell, the tainted food probably should be discarded. Good luck!

Dear Carrells: My mother visited us and nearly broke her neck in the bathroom. She slipped on the bathroom mat. Now I have put double sided carpet tape on he back of the mat. It no longer slips, and I think we are all safer. The tape might have to be replaced every now and then, but it is well worth the trouble.- M.P.


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