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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 Volume IX, Number 202

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Friends of the Carthage Public Library will have its First Saturday Booksale from 8 a.m.-12 noon on Saturday, April 5th. Stop by and stock up on Spring bargains.

Did Ya Know?. . .You can now make a deposit at Hometown Bank to go towards an addition to the cat room at the Carthage Humane Society.

Did Ya Know?. . .A marriage enrichment seminar will be held April 11-13 at the Covenant World Outreach in Carthage. Door prizes and Saturday morning meal provided. For more information call 417-359-8500.

today's laugh

Cowboys’ Guide to Life . . .

Always drink upstream from the herd.

Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

Don’t squat with your spurs on.

The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.

If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around.

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


Granby Man Looking in Carthage for Stolen Child.

Homer Allen, a traveling man whose home is in Granby, was in Carthage looking for a man and woman accompanied by a little boy 7 years of age.

Mr. Allen said the woman was his wife, from whom he had been separated for some time. During his absence from home Thursday, he asserted the woman and a male companion stole his son away and came toward Carthage.

With the assistance of Marshal Stafford he found the man, woman and child had taken supper at the Kerr restaurant, but left on a west bound train later in the evening, supposedly going to Coffeyville, Kan.

  Today's Feature

Broadway Bound at Stone’s Throw.

Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound will be performed at Stone’s Throw Theatre on April 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, and 12. Director Ted Estes describes it as an entertaining and powerful play that combines hilarious comedy and powerful drama. It is the third and final play in Simon’s autobiographical trilogy centering around Eugene (Simon) whose rising career contrasts with the decline of his parent’s marriage. Eugene writing with his brother Stanley are invited to submit a sketch for a coveted radio series which could bring the boys success but risks disrupting the family because the comedy is a little close to home. Will they give in and drop the sketch or are they, at last, Broadway Bound?

The cast includes Linda Bailey, Elisia Conrardy, Eric Conrardy, Jerry Cooper, Charlie Rogers from Carthage and William Roehling from Joplin. Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, and Schmidt and Associates, PC, of Carthage. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 6:30 p.m. For reservations or information call Stone’s Throw Theatre at 358-9665 or Betty Bell at 358-7268.

Just Jake Talkin'


I’m kinda wishin’ there was just onea those reporters across the pond who would take up the slack left by Ernie Pyle. He followed the WWII soldiers around, but put more emphasis on tellin’ some of the humorous experiences associated with bein’ a GI.

Now that’s not ta say that war isn’t serious business, it’s just that it would be comforting ta know that our boys and girls are still just that, our boys and girls. They haven’t turned into some military machine, but are ever’day folks bein’ called on to honor their commitment.

Ever’ now and then, I’d like to hear ‘bout somethin’ just plain silly goin’ on midst all the ruckus. Of all the things Americans hold dear, the list has ta include a robust sense of humor.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Carthage Printing

Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• Use cereal bags (the waxy kind) to store pie in before freezing.

• "My husband worked hard for many years. He worked standing on his feet all day. At the end of the day, I would rub his feet with a little lemon juice, and he always said it made his feet feel refreshed right away." — JoJo McI., Johnsonville, Tenn.

• To shield a windowpane from paint drips when painting a room, try using wet newspaper to cover the glass. It goes on easily enough and as soon as it dries, it will peel off with no trouble or residue.

• "With the price of razor blades being so high these days, I make mine last by drying them and putting a layer of petroleum jelly on the blades. It seems to keep the razor sharp longer." — Fred J., Jacksonville, Fla.

• If you run out of bleach, you can use peroxide in the wash instead. Use three tablespoons for a medium-size load.

• Kim in Atlanta writes: I have a slatted wood door that tended to get really dirty. Even furniture polish wouldn’t entirely clean it. I tried a solution of vinegar and strong-brewed tea and it worked miracles.

The wood shines, and I don’t have to clean it as often. Boy, those slats are really a pain to clean.

I also rub them with a fabric softener sheet after cleaning to repel dust in the corners.

• Got a lot of static electricity in your carpeted house? Fill a spray bottle with a solution of one part laundry fabric softener and four parts water. Mist the carpet, and you’ll be shocked at the difference.

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