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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 Volume XI, Number 2

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society has the perfect pet for you. Stop by the corner of 3rd & Garrison (next to Beimdiek Insurance) at 10 a.m. on Sat., June 22nd for Pet Adoption Day. Gifts, raffles and coupons from area vets will be given away. Pick from a variety of loving animals. Call 358-6402 if your pet is lost.

Did Ya Know?. . .The American Red Cross will take blood donations at the Carthage Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand, from 1:30-7:00 p.m. on Thurs., June 20th and from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Fri,. June 21st. Recognition gifts will be given.

today's laugh

The walls of my apartment are very thin. I once asked my roommate a question, and I got four different answers.

Some airlines are now putting mistletoe at the baggage counter. That way you can kiss your luggage good-bye.

Mark Twain was once trapped by a bore who lectured him about the hereafter. "Do you realize that every time I exhale, some poor soul leaves this world and passes on to the Great Beyond?"
"Really?" Twain replied. "Why don’t you try chewing a mint?"


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

Good Rifle Scores at Picnic Party.

A jolly picnic party visited Lakeside yesterday evening and a delicious supper was served there. The shooting gallery was visited, where Miss Ethel Baker made the rare record of five bull’s eyes in succession and Miss Deborah Morrison made a good score. The glass blower was jollied awhile and the lung tester tried. Then the theatre was visited and, when the band arrived dancing was indulged in.

Those present were the Misses Jennie Robinson, Ethel Baker, Bessie Baker, Ethel Wickersham, Leta Gray, Deborah Morrison, Mayme Wright, Nira Wright, Kitty Herrin, Eva Staley and Mrs. S. K. Ort; Messrs. W. R. Caulkins, Phil Lehnard, John O’Keefe, Frank McMillan, Lawrence McMillan, Ed Hall, Newell Holbrook, Curtis Wright, Harry Putnam, Henry Cowgill, Due Baker, Rollin Church, and Mr. and Mrs. John McMillan.

  Today's Feature

Indepedent Taxi Proposed.

The Public Safety Committee met for its regular monthly meeting Monday evening in the fire station.

During the Citizen’s Participation portion of the meeting, the Committee was advised that Rudy Mueller will make application with the City for a taxi license. The City requires the service have adequate insurance and that vehicles used will be inspected by the Police Department every 90 days. The business requires no action by the Committee, but the Council must approve the application and does have the authority to approve rates.

Rudy told the Committee he plans to charge three dollars for rides within City limits, except to Precious Moments. He said he plans to operate weekends and until 6 p.m.

The City operated taxi service, which is partially funded by State funds, only operated weekdays. Senior citizens can use the City taxi for one dollar.

The Committee also discussed the possibility of prohibiting the consumption of alcohol at the Fair Acres Sports Complex. It is currently legal to consume alcohol in any of the City’s parks. No action was taken.

Just Jake Talkin'


If ya weren’t aware, the Police Department has a machine that records all phone and radio connections that come through the Department. The device is valuable at several levels. ‘Course the main function is for the Department to have a record of activity for its own, and citizens’ protection.

It also provides a was to immediately clarify information if there is a need. The current tape system was purchased about 7 years ago, but technology has passed it by.

The advent of digital recorders have antiquated the time tested tape systems to the point that no one is buildin’ or wantin’ to repair the tape recorder models. The Carthage tape unit is failing. A $1,600 rebuilt tape deck for the short term has been recommended, with a $20,000 new digital system in the near future. Funding is unknown.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



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by Donna Erickson

The end-of-school ritual has begun. My kids stumble into the house after school each day with armloads of bags overflowing with "stuff" that was crammed in the bottom of their desks and lockers the past nine months. Artwork, poetry, and spelling tests are stashed haphazardly between crayon stubs, dried out markers, a never-opened box of colored pencils and odds and ends of classroom projects the teachers want to get rid of.

We sort, toss and save. Then we make room for art.

Here are my favorite ways to make a house of kids’ art.

• Create an attractive revolving frame. Center a drawing or painting behind an inexpensive precut mat board (available at craft and discount stores). Clip the art and matting together at the top with two colorful spring clips. Set the matted art on a plate rack for displaying on a mantel, coffee table or bookcase. The picture may be easily removed when a new drawing takes its place.

• Color-copy original art at your local copy store for about $2.00. The art can be reduced or enlarged for framing. Use extra prints for stationery and giftwrap, or ask to have a few laminated for striking one-of-a-kind placemats.

• Make a family gallery. Collect "cheap" frames in all shapes, sizes and styles at garage sales. Large poster frames are perfect for kindergarten easel paintings. Look for a fancy gilded frame for a special drawing. Once the frames are dusted and cleaned, mount the art and arrange on one wall for an eye-catching gallery. If you don’t have the space, make a mini exhibit of unframed art on a bulletin board. Or, for a quick splash of color in your child’s room, hang a clothesline from one corner to another. Clip artwork, mobiles, awards, etc. to the rope with colorful clothespins.


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