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Monday, January 28, 2002 Volume X, Number 156

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Civil War Museum will be celebrating the birthday of Jasper County from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29th at the museum. Historians Marvin VanGilder, Steve Cottrell, and Steve Weldon will speak about the history of Jasper County at 12 noon. The public is encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Friends of the Carthage Public Library’s first Saturday Used Booksale will be from 8 a.m.-noon on Sat., Feb. 2nd, at the Library Annex, 510 South Garrison Ave., Carthage.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Senior High Band Salad Luncheon will be held from 11a.m.- 1:30 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5th at the Fairview Christian Church. The cost is $4 to help pay for the band trip to San Antonio over spring break.

today's laugh

Inspector- "We notice a sign outside your restaurant that you are serving rabbit stew today. Is it all rabbit?"
Proprietor- "No, not exactly—it has a little horsemeat also in it."
Inspector- "How much horsemeat?"
Proprietor- "Fifty-fifty, one horse and one rabbit."

Our steaks are so tender, I don’t see how the cows hold together.


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


They Arrested Discharged Employee For
Breaking Out Their Window.


C. H. Jackson is one of the twin brothers who once worked at the Acme laundry. One day he ceased working there, for good reasons, and went to Fayetteville, Ft. Smith, or somewhere down in Arkansas. Recently he came back, and yesterday he took his friend "jags" around to get acquainted with his erstwhile employers, Geo. Eldred and Walker Boon. To make the story short, George didn’t like Jackson’s friend and threw Jackson out.

Last night at 7:15 a rock went hurling across Second street and smashed a window glass in the laundry front. The police searched, but failed to catch the offender, who ran down an alley.

About 7:30 Messrs. Eldred and Boon heard of the damage, and knowing of Jackson’s intention to leave town, went at once to the Frisco depot and found him there awaiting the 8:22 train. They arrested him on suspicion and marched him up town. He resisted arrest, and as a result has a black eye this morning, while George, unaccountably, has a sore fist. George and Walker seized him by either arm and marched him along, while Billie Boon, with a rock as big as his head, brought up the rear — a reserve force.

Jackson was turned over to Policeman Campbell and locked up. He was fined for drunkenness this morning, and not prosecuted for breaking the window.

  Today's Feature


In last Friday’s Mornin’ Mail the following paragraph was included in a story about the Annual Fire Department Report.

"The report shows the comparison of various incidents between those in City limits and those in the outlaying fire district. In 2001 there were 1,501 incidents in Carthage compared to 677 incidents responded to by the Department."

Most logical thinkers might interpret this as meaning the Department only responded to 677 reported incidents. In fact a phrase was left off the end of the paragraph which should have stated "in the outlaying fire district."

This paper is confident that the Carthage Fire Department responds to all reported incidents with efficiency and competence and apologizes for any embarrassment that might have befallen that fine fraternity.

Board of Adjustment to Meet.

The Carthage Board of adjustment is scheduled to meet this afternoon at 4:30 in City Hall Council Chambers to hear a request for a side yard variance for property located at 915 S. Maple.

Just Jake Talkin'


I’m reminded of that reported typographical error when a newspaper stated that "Jim Jones was a defective on the police force."

Of course the paper knew that Mr. Jones was not "defective" and set about to correct their mistake. The next day they apologized for the error and made the following statement:

"What we meant to say was that Jim Jones was a detective on the police farce."

I have never know if there was any additional attempts to straighten out the twisted tale, but as Mr. Twain is supposed to have stated, sometimes it is better to keep silent and have people think you are stupid rather than open your mount and remove all doubt.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake ..........



Workman's Loan

Weekly Column

The Super Handyman

by Al Carrell & Kelly Carrell

Dear Al: I made garden knee pads from carpet padding scraps. We had a pile of pad scraps by the curb one day, and I grabbed a few, placed them over my knees and held them in place with rubber bands. They really helped in the garden, and I didn’t have to wear blue jeans, which are pretty hot in the summer. I guess the pads will need to be replaced, but I think I can handle that without a lot of expense. - G. J.

Q: I bought some lovely old brass bathroom faucets and handles. They don’t appear to be damaged, just need a little cleaning. What works best to shine them back up without harming the finish? - G. S.

A: There probably is some sort of protective coating left on the surface, and it must be removed before the brass can be polished. A paint and varnish remover probably can take care of that step. Then any brass polish should have the metal gleaming again. Brass is not easily damaged.

Super Hint - If you have some silicon caulk to remove, try a little Spray ‘N Wash. If the laundry stain remover can work its way under the caulk, it should be easier to peel up ... without damaging the surface under it.

Super Hint - Luminous paint can be a super helper around your home. Glow-in-the-dark stickers work great too. Put a dab of the paint or one of the stickers on the switch plate at the garage light switch near the back-door lock.


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