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Monday, February 25, 2002 Volume X, Number 176

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Chamber of Commerce and the Community Clinic of Carthage, 800 Grant, invite you to a Business After Hours from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25th. Refreshments will be served.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Business & Professional Women will meet at Arby's of Carthage at 6:30 p.m. for dinner & 7:30 p.m. for business on Monday, Feb. 25th. Interested persons are welcome.

Did Ya Know?. . .Eminence Chapter # 93 Order of the Eastern Star will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday Feb. 26th, 2002, at the Masonic Temple, 7th & Maple. Opal Anderson, District Deputy Grand Matron of the 44th District will make her Official Visit.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Diabetes Support Group will meet from 4-5 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 27th in the dining room at McCune-Brooks Hospital, Carthage. Dr. Heath Dillard will speak on "High Blood Pressure."

today's laugh

In a very busy office there were three boxes for mail marked Urgent, Frantic, and Most Frantic.

"Is it raining outsides?"
"Did you ever see it raining inside?"

I hear they just arrested a fellow who talks dirty to plants. Caught him making an obscene fern call!


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

Putting on the Roof.

A pitch and gravel roof is to be put on the new building of the Parsons Implement Co., and work on it was begun this morning. John Manker has the contract for applying it.

A few more boys who can sing are wanted for the boy choir at the Episcopal church. Prof. Appy will meet all applicants at his studio Wednesday at 5 o’clock or Saturday at 1 o’clock.

Special Excursions to the west via. Missouri Pacific Railroad only $25 to Butte and Helena, Mont., and other points, only $30 to Seattle Tacoma, Wash., Portland, Ore., Vancouver and Victoria B. C.

Best dry cook stove and chuck wood in the city. Flour and feed at low prices. Fine potatoes 45 cents a bushel. F. A. Nickell, old M. E. church, corner Fourth and Howard street. Phone 402.

  Today's Feature

Women's Day Symposium.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The third annual Women's Day Symposium will be held 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., March 26 in the OTC Lincoln Hall Community Room, 815 N. Sherman, Springfield, Mo.

Sinara Stull O'Donnell of SinaraSpeaks, Springfield, Mo., will be the keynote speaker with a presentation entitled "Be the star of your life." Other guest lecturers include: Michal Dale, SMSU faculty member, presenting "Building blocks and the big picture; Marlene Chism, president of ICARE Presentations, presenting "Five steps to taking charge of your life;" Betty Neal, a financial planner, speaking on "Investment strategies for women;" and Janet LaFon, consumer and family economics specialist and Jinny Hopp, speaking on "Positive change management."

The symposium attendance fee is $29 per person, which includes lunch. Register early by calling Betty Lorton at Greene County's University Outreach and Extension office, (417) 862-9284, ext. 23.

This event is co-sponsored by Greene County University of Missouri Outreach and ExtensionCenter, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and SCORE.

Just Jake Talkin'


I was readin’ in the pet column published in the Mail the other day that the writer didn’t think cats oughta be ever put outside. Might get hit by a car or attacked by a wild animal. What about us humans? We might be injured bein’ outside too.

As we often state in our paper, we don’t necessarily agree with everthing that is published. This has gotta be onea the strangest concepts I’ve ever heard.

I’m thinkin’ chickens and geese should get their share of protection also. Bring ‘em all in the house. Goats, pigs, Bessie the milk cow, it’s a dangerous world out there in the great outdoors.

I personally think that most cats I’ve been around are smarter than some folks that write columns for a livin’.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



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Weekly Column

The Super Handyman

by Al Carrell & Kelly Carrell

A nail apron is a handy thing to have. Most have a large pocket across the front. One thing you can do to make your apron more versatile is to add sections to the pocket. Put small plastic containers into the pocket to hold a variety of things without getting them all mixed up.

Cut off the tops of the plastic containers so they won’t stick up over the pocket. You could really get organized with a nail apron like that.

A SUPER HINT: To keep hand tools with round handles from rolling off your workbench when you set them down, wrap the handles with rubber bands. It will help keep them from rolling and also can give you a better grip.

Dear Kelly: Most of the doorknobs in our home are the old crystal type, and some are even antiques.

A lot of them rattle because they are so old and don’t fit tight like they used to. It has always bothered me, so I finally did something about it.

I put a dab of clear silicon caulk inside the works of each knob and then pushed them back together. The caulk takes up the slack and quiets the knobs from rattling. It works great, and I don’t feel like the caulk will ruin the knobs. - M.M.


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