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Wednesday, July 10, 2002 Volume XI, Number 16

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Masonic Lodge #197 will have a move up night at their regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Thurs., July 11th. Dinner will be served before the meeting. All Masons are encouraged to attend.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society has the perfect pet for you. Call 358-6402 if your pet is lost.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Fair Acres Family YMCA is currently accepting registrations for a Co-ed Sand Volleyball League. The league will be held on Tues. nights and will run for 6 weeks. Cost is $100 per team and the deadline for registration is July 17th. For more information call 358-1070.

today's laugh

Salesman to airline clerk: "How can anything that goes eight hundred miles an hour be late?"

A hillbilly goes to New York for a few days and returns home. Neighbors ask him, "Did you see the city?"
The hillbilly says, "Tell you the truth, there was so much going on at the bus depot, I never got into the city."

I only had one concern when I was in the hospital. I just wanted to make sure the doctors didn’t go to the same school as the cooks.


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

A Stray Bicycle.

Officer Drake yesterday evening ran across a wheel that had probably been stolen. It had been found recently in an alley in the east part of town by someone, with an old coat thrown over it. It looks like it had seen hard usage lately. The saddle is badly worn and one peddle is substituted by an old bolt, screwed firmly into the pedal crank. The wheel is Crescent No. 1 and was turned over to the officers to be held for identification.

Knell’s $100,000 Offer.

While at Galena E. Knell learned of a citizen worth $100,000 of that town who hitched a fine horse and road wagon outside the driving park and crawled through a hole in the fence to witness the races. If there is anybody in Carthage worth $100,000 who doesn’t feel like paying $1 to attend the Jasper county fair in September, Mr. Knell wants to give him a ticket.

  Today's Feature

Students To Be Awarded Scholarships.

Washington, D.C. - Jacqueline Anderson of Carthage was one of nineteen Southwest Missouri high school seniors that will receive four year, federally-funded, honors scholarships according to Seventh District Congressman Roy Blunt. The Robert C. Byrd honors Scholarship Program awards up to $1500 per year for their first four years of study at a four-year institution of higher learning. The scholarship may be renewed three times, depending on maintenance of good standing as defined by the institution of higher learning. The amount of the scholarship varies each year depending on federal appropriations.

"It pays to get good grades," Congressman Blunt declared. "Students often have a hard time comprehending what that means, until it comes time to finance four years of higher learning in a college, vo-tech school, or community college. It's very expensive and that cost is growing. Winning a scholarship, like the Robert C. Byrd Program, removes a barrier to a higher education for children in many families, and eases the debt load on a student who may be dependent on loans."

Just Jake Talkin'


I’ve been to a few county fairs.

Some a my earliest memories of the experience was when I was visitin’ my city cousin’ who lived several blocks from where the fair was taken place.

It was late in the evenin’ and we could hear an auction goin’ on. We knew some of the livestock would be auctioned, but the prices that were bein’ called out seemed low for farm animals. Things were sellin’ in the $35 to $50 range. All I could figure was they were sellin’ high dollar chickens or small pigs.

My cousin’ and I walked to the location and to my surprise the folks there were payin’ that kinda money for homemade pies. As I look back they may have been rasin’ money for the fair, but as a kid I couldn’t imagine any pie bringin’ the price of a brand new bicycle. Course I never tasted the pies.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



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by Donna Erickson

When you make this concoction with your family, your kids will be the first on the block to say, "We cook sand!"

This zany recipe for making play clay out of sand will provide unforgettable summertime fun.

In an old cooking pot, you use for crafts, mix 1 cup of clean sand, (available at hardware stores or lumber yards) 1/2 cup cornstarch, 1 1/2 teaspoons powdered alum (available at grocery stores in the spice section) and 1/2 cup water. Let your child stir the mixture with hands or a wooden spoon. An adult should place the mixture on the stove on low heat stirring constantly with the spoon. As the mixture becomes warm, it begins to liquefy. In 2-3 minutes, watch for it to thicken. Continue to stir until the consistency of play clay. Remove from heat. Let cool.

Enjoy playing with the clay as you would any regular play clay. Or try these two projects:

• Make a sand picture frame. Arrange and glue a few seashells on a wooden frame with a 1-inch or larger edge. Use a paint brush to apply household glue directly onto the frame around the shells. With your fingers, press a thin layer of sand goop on the glue. Let dry for about 2 days. Brush off any loose sand. Place a picture from your summer vacation in the frame for a special family memory.

• Make an archaeological surprise. Form a ball of sand goop (the size of a tennis ball) around a small rubber toy or whimsical plastic trinket. Let dry for a few days until the ball is hard. At a party, tap the ball with a hammer. It will crack open to reveal the surprise!

Note: For best results, store unused sand goop in an airtight container. Use within 2 days.


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