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Wednesday, June 26, 2002 Volume XI, Number 7

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes this week, Mon.-Fri., June 24th-28th. Your area will sprayed in the evening of the day your trash is picked up between 8:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. You might want to turn off window and attic fans when the sprayer is in your area.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society has the perfect pet for you. Pick from a variety of loving animals. Call 358-6402 if your pet is lost.

Did Ya Know?. . .The next Diabetes Support Group will be fom 5-6 p.m. on Wed., June 26th in the dining room at the McCune-Brooks Hospital, Carthage. Dr. Roger Schoenfeld will speak about "Personal Health Issues."

today's laugh

An old-timer, living up in the mountains, had no timepieces but always knew what time it was.
Testing him, I asked what time it was one afternoon. The old man shifted the tobacco in his cheek, spat, and studied the shadow on his porch.
Then he answered, " ’Bout four and a half planks to supper time."

Why does a slight tax increase cost you two hundred dollars and a substantial tax cut save you thirty cents?


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

Mining Inside City Limits.

So close is the mining field coming to Carthage that the city limits prove no barrier to the "fever," and one of the Logsden boys is already preparing to open a shaft on a vacant lot just off Clinton street, between Macon and Budlong. Lead was struck in promising quantities in a 14-foot cistern near there, and this encourages the prospector.

Another piece of ground between Chestnut and Budlong streets, just southeast of the Washington school house, is also about to be prospected. A company is being organized by a well known young promoter, and he today announces that eleven-sixteenths of the stock in the enterprise is already taken.

The indications for mineral in the draw that runs through the southeast part of town have always been looked upon by many as an excellent location for ore, and only the fact that the site was inside the city limits has prevented mining there before.

  Today's Feature

Plans Set for July 4th.

The City of Carthage will be celebrating America’s birthday in style on July 4th.

The community is invited to bring their lawn chairs and spend the entire day according to Red, White, and Boom Committee Chair Gloria Lawrence.

A "Salute To Our Veterans" will be the base for this year’s event.

Activities are planned throughout the day beginning with a 5K Run and a One Mile Walk at 7 a.m.

At 7:30 a.m. the community is invited to attend a breakfast that will be served in the Carthage National Guard Armory. The breakfast will be an introduction to several activities that will honor our area veterans. Even though tickets will be available at the door, persons are encouraged to purchase tickets prior to the breakfast. All tickets purchased prior to July 4th will be eligible for door prizes.

A Flag Raising Ceremony will be conducted near the Armory at 9 a.m. Marvin VanGilder will serve as Master of Ceremony and the Carthage Community Band will provide patriotic music. Patriotic and military exhibits will be on display through the day.

Just Jake Talkin'


The neighbor kid has onea those two wheel scooters that seem ta be the "new" thing. I doubt if he’d believe that as a kid I had a similar mode of transportation.

The one we owned had larger hard rubber tires. It was a faded red with bright yellow wheels. The nice added feature was ours had a kick stand. A triangular shaped gizzmo that flipped up over the rear tire when the scooter was in use. Just flip it down and the scooter would rest on the stand.

At our house the bicycle was the preferred vehicle, so the scooter pretty much stayed in the garage after we reached the age of five or six. The "little" kids were the only ones who pulled out the scooter. Even they typically preferred the three wheelers to standin’ on the scooter pumpin’ along with one leg.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



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Weekly Column


by Donna Erickson

On our city block, neighbors plant small gardens in the grassy area between the sidewalk and the street. By August, the tilled quadrants form a colorful mosaic of vegetables, flowers and herbs, each plot developing a character of its own under the summer sun. My kids’ favorite is the teepee garden. With only 6 bare poles and a ball of twine, a handful of seeds grows into a cozy hiding spot for a child’s imagination and for munching a sweet grean been or two.

Here are basic steps to grow your own as adapted from the book "Green Beans and Tambourines," Storey Communications, Inc.

Prepare the soil by weeding and spading. Smooth with a rake. Stand six poles, 6-8 feet long in a circle in the plot. Bring the tops together to form a teepee shape and tie twine around them until secure. Put a thick layer of hay inside the structure to keep weeds from growing in the hiding place.

Tie twine to the bottom of one pole. Pull it tight and wrap it around the pole next to it, about one foot higher than your original tying spot. Wrap it around the second pole twice, then wrap it back around your original pole about one foot higher than the spot you just came from. Continue zig-zagging until you reach the top. Zig-zag down the poles so the twine forms little x’s between the poles. Repeat between all poles except between the two that form the teepee door.

Plant 5-6 pole bean seeds around the base of each pole. Water. The beans sprout in a week or so. Guide the plants to the string, keep well watered and watch them grow!

*Variation: If you don’t have a garden, grow a mini green bean teepee in a large flower pot with drainage holes. Use wooden dowels instead of poles. Plant on a sunny deck or porch. Encourage young children to water and care for the little plot. As the teepee fills out, they’ll enjoy playing with toy figures inside.


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