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Wednesday, April 30, 2003 Volume IX, Number 222

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold their monthly used book sale from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 3rd at the Library Annex, 510 S. Garrison Ave.

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. Carthage Humane Society is looking for foster families to relieve overcrowding during peak season. For more information call Kaylene Cole at 358-6808.

Did Ya Know?. . .The McCun e-Brook hospital Blood Pressure clinic, 2040 S. Garrison in the Katheryn Collier Cardiopulmonary Rehab, is open M-W-F from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Call 359-2432 or 358-0670 M-W-F for more information.

today's laugh

Where are all the angry farmers you told me about?

What angry farmers?

Didn’t you tell me to come over and see the cross-countrymen?

Now, tell me, Bobby, where is the elephant found?

The elephant, teacher, is such a large animal it’s scarcely ever lost.

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


Joe W. Aylor, who recently purchased the two J. W. Miller lots on Grand avenue, desires more frontage before he shall begin to build his handsome new stone residence, and to that end an effort has been put on foot toward the purchase of the old A. Biffer or R. H. Branch residence property between Mr. Aylor’s lots and J. P. Leggett’s residence on the north.

These two gentlemen have talked of uniting in the purchase of the Branch lot, selling off the Branch residence to be moved elsewhere, and themselves dividing the lot equally, giving Mr. Leggett more ground on his south and Mr. Aylor a good sized additional strip on the north side of his original 100 feet.

Several prospective purchasers for the Branch house have been found, but the price of the whole property is causing a slight hitch in the deal.

  Today's Feature

Resignation, Retirement, & Employment.

The Carthage R-9 School Board met Monday evening for a special meeting. At the meeting the board accepted changes in employment for the 2003-2004 school year.

Melfin Buchanan is retiring as Math teacher at the high school. Melissa Utley resigned as an In School Suspension teacher at the junior high school.

Amy Bien was hired as a Educably Mentally Handicapped teacher at Steadley Elementary School. She will receive a degree in elementary education from MSSC in May 2003. Tracy Delloma was hired as a Speech Pathologist at Columbian Elementary School. She has a degree in communication disorders/speech language pathology.

Show-Me Missouri Fish Mobile Aquarium.

The Kellogg Lake/ Spring River Development Board has announce that they are taking reservations from school groups for tours next fall of the Show-Me Missouri Fish Mobile Aquarium. The 3200 gallon tank serves as a cut away slice of the aquatic world allowing onlookers to see what transpires underwater. To make reservations contact Trisha Burgi at 358-4995.

Just Jake Talkin'


Onea the bad things about warm weather is carryin’ sunglasses in the pocket of a short sleeve shirt.

Ever’ time ya bend over to pick somethin’ up, they fall out. Then when ya bend over to pick up your glasses, your pen falls out. After ya finally locate your pen from where it landed when ya kicked it across the floor and bend over to pick it up, your glasses fall out again. It’s like Lucy and Dezzie in onea their bad movies.

I’ve been shoppin’ for onea those straps ta hook on the ear piece like my fourth grade teacher Mrs. Evans had. Then I’d not only secure my sunglasses, but have a place to hang my pen. If I get onea those elastic types, I could use it for a sling shot and really give my pen a ride. Somethin’ I think I tried in the fourth grade once.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Carthage Printing

Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• If you add a little vinegar to the water used to boil your eggs, it will help seal any cracks in the shells.

• Buying a bunch of bananas? To keep them from becoming overripe too fast, seal them in a white plastic bag and store them in your refrigerator’s crisper drawer. It will keep them yellow for at least a week.

• Bernice of Little Rock, Ark. writes: "When traveling, my husband and I always make lunch our biggest meal of the day. Many restaurants have almost the same portions for lunch, but they cost considerably less. When you make this a habit, you can save quite a bit."

• To save money on fabric softener sheets, use an old washcloth instead. Just mix a cup or two of liquid softener with an equal amount of water, store it in a spray bottle and mist the facecloth for each load in the dryer. Wash the cloth every six or so loads. This from Meryl in California.

• Try a bit of petroleum jelly on the threads of your nail polish bottles to keep them from sticking closed.

• Bettie M. of Tucson, Ariz., writes: "To keep lovely costume jewelry from tarnishing, store a piece of chalk in your jewelry box.

You can wrap it in a single piece of tissue to keep it from marking the velvet interior. I tied a ribbon on either end of the tissue to make it look pretty."

• Grill tip! To clean a gas grill, put a sheet of tinfoil on the grate, shiny side down. Grill on a high temperature for 10 minutes, and you should see a clean grill after it cools.

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