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Wednesday, August 13, 2003 Volume XII, Number 40

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .You can now adopt some of the Carthage Humane Society’s cutiest kittens at Central Pet Care Clinic. Stop by their office anytime during regular business hours or call 358-1300 for details.

Did Ya Know?. . .Carthage Masonic Lodge #197 will hold an election of officers and regular business at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 14th at the Masonic Temple, located directly behind the Public Library. Will eat before. All Masons are invited.

Did Ya Know?. . .McCune-Brooks Hospital is having a Friends and Family CPR Class from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 12th. The class will be interpreted for Hispanic friends and feature more hands-on demonstrations. Snacks and refreshments will be provided and mouth seals will be offered free to participants. No previous experience is necessary. Pre-registration is required; call 359-2452 or 359-2432. The class will be offered in the cafeteria at the McCune-Brooks Hospital.

today's laugh

Why is it that two wrongs don’t make a right, but three rights make a left?

If it’s a penny for your thoughts, why does everyone put their two cents in?

How come there’s an expiration date on sour cream?

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


Held a Meeting Yesterday — Will Locate Site This Evening.

The hospital board, which is composed of Sam’l McReynolds, Dr. F. W. Flower, C. O. Harrington, G. C. Howenstein and W. W. Calhoun, met yesterday afternoon to plan for the future.

They agreed to drive out to the hospital grounds in the southwest part of town this evening and select a site to which to move the cottage already on the ground. The site for the proposed hospital building will be also chosen.

The grounds are 50 feet narrower at the north end than at the south, and it is the plan to buy a sufficient strip of ground to make the land square. The money for this board expects to raise from the citizens so as to have the whole of the $10,000 for the building itself.

  Today's Feature

7th Grade Sports Fundraiser

Supporters of sports programs for 7th grade students have announced the following events and fund raisers.

Friday August 15th- 3 till dark - Car Wash/Wal-Mart Parking Lot-Donations accepted.

Garage Sale - Friday August 22nd 6:00 Saturday August 23, 8-3 at the Light House located at Chestnut & Main. Donations excepted—Please call Diane Bougher 359-5475 or Roy Mason 358-8786 to make arrangements.

Tuesday August 26th 6-8—JR High (7,8,& 9th grades) Swim party and barbecue at the Municipal pool. Small admission will be charged. Food will be available for purchase.

Saturday September 6th- 10:00- to ??? Car wash/Wal-Mart Parking Lot-Donations accepted

Cash donations continue to be accepted at:

Carthage R-9 Foundation

710 Lyon Street

Carthage, MO 64836

Please note on check: 7th Grade Sports

Just Jake Talkin'


I noticed that they are sellin’ pre-cooked bacon at the stores now. The idea almost matches the absurdity of "artificial" margarine. The package sells for about the same as a twelve ounce regular bacon pack but only weighs two and a half ounces. That seemed like a real rip off until I noticed that the number of strips in the pre-cooked pack was the same as the uncooked. Ya get about the same and they cook it for ya.

The real hoot was readin’ the directions on how to heat up the stuff. They gave direction for microwave, oven and skillet warmin’. All three were basically the same, put it in and heat it up. Pretty much like ya do with regular bacon.

I suppose the little extra ya pay would be worth it if you were back packin’ or just wanted to save space in the ice box. I never cease to be amazed at time savin’ devices.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Carthage Printing

Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• "A traveling tip from your Alaskan buddies: Traveling can be quite cumbersome. To maximize space, place your clothing in a regular old garbage bag, and use a vacuum cleaner with a hose attachment to suck out all the air. This will diminish the size of the bag by up to 66 percent. Instant space saver, and a whole lot cheaper than those store-bought vacuum bags." — Elders Howze and Lott, Anchorage, Alaska

• Did you know that when corn is piled high in supermarket displays, the corn on the bottom will not be as sweet as the cobs on top? This is due to the heat generated in the pile. The sugar in corn is converted quickly to starch when it comes in contact with heat.

• You can plump up raisins by pouring boiling water over them and letting them stand for 10 to 15 minutes.

• "For summer barbecues and outdoor dining, I have purchased several bowl sets. I use the second-largest size for my potato salad and macaroni salad (or anything with a creamy dressing), and sit it inside the largest-size bowl lined with ice. It really keeps them cool, and they can sit on the table longer without such a risk of turning bad." — Margaret F. in Pine Brook, N.J.

• It’s true: Champagne does go to your head. The high concentration of carbon dioxide in this wine speeds the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream. So celebrate, but drink slowly to avoid overindulgence.

• For those readers in hurricane-prone areas comes this message from an animal lover in Homestead, Fla.: "Don’t forget your pet when putting together your emergency-preparedness kit. You will need enough pet food and water for several days. Also, have an evacuation plan for your animal. Emergency shelters will not take any pets, only service animals."

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