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Wednesday, August 27, 2003 Volume XII, Number 50

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Diabetes Support Group will meet from 4-5 p.m. on Wed., Aug. 27th in the MBH cafeteria. Speaker Alecia Robinson will discuss activities and publications of the American Diabetes Association. Attendees will be able to order items.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society is now open from 12 noon-
4 p..m. on Saturdays. 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?. . .The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes this week, Mon.-Fri., Aug. 25th-29th. Your area will be sprayed in the evening of the day of your trash pickup between 8:15-11:15 p.m. You may want to turn off any attic or window fans while the sprayer is in your area.

today's laugh

I’m sorry I can’t come to your party tonight. I have an engagement to see Romeo and Juliet.
That’s all right. Bring them along, too.

Yesterday I went up to the stadium and cheered and hollered and yelled and had the best time. But I’m going to have more fun next time — next Saturday they’ll be playing football.

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

Work on District Roads.

The special road district commissioners are now grading 1 miles of the Kyle road west of town, to the west line of the district. When that is done they will proceed to gravel the Neosho and Sarcoxie roads. The Sarcoxie road branches from the Neosho road at the poor farm. When that graveling is done, the Kyle road will be returned to, and it will be graveled.

"The roads are in bad shape now," said Commissioner Black this morning, "but we hope to have all the roads in the district in pretty good shape again by winter."

Joe Fry resigned his position at the Sloan barn Saturday night. He has taken a position with Harry Cornell for the present and announces that he will sell off his horses and colts and leave about Oct. 1 for Los Angeles, Calif., where he has the promise of a position in a large stable there.

  Today's Feature

One Petition In.

Interim Jasper County Sheriff Archie Dunn has submitted a petition to qualify as a candidate in the special election September 30.

According to the Jasper County Election and Voter Registration office it appears that the number of signatures on the petition will be adequate to be certified.

One other party had shown an interest in submitting a petition, but no indications are that a fourth candidate will not materialize. Petitions must be turned in to the Voter Registration office by 5 p.m. this evening.

Dunn, who lost the bid for the Republican candidate and will run as an Independent, would face Democrat J.D. Love and Republican candidate Greg Dagnan.

Power and Water Demand Met.

CW&EP set at new record last week by supplying 56.3 Mega Watts of power at 4 p.m. on August 21. Approximately 20% of peak power is generated at the local facility. Water pumped has averaged 3.2 million gallons daily this month. Adequate reserve towers allow refilling at non peak times.

Just Jake Talkin'


The way I understand it, water towers serve two purposes. One is to hold a reserve of water. That comes in handy if there is a unusual demand or a pump goes down for maintenance or a failure of some sort.

The other purpose is to create pressure. The weight of the reserve water puts a load against the pressure created by pumps and assures similar pressure throughout the system. The system currently servin’ Carthage allows the city to use more water that is bein’ pumped in any hour, then when usage drops on weekends or evenin’s, the pumps refill the tanks and get ready for another day.

I’m told that a one foot drop in the new towers’ level equals ‘bout a million gallons. I’m guessin’ a nice rain would save a couple a feet.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Carthage Printing

Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• Mold on baked goods goes beyond what you can see. The mold puts out "feelers" that are invisible to the naked eye, so if you see mold on your muffin or bread, don’t think that you can cut that part off and be done with it. To be safe, throw the whole thing away.

• "To remove muffins or rolls from a pan, set it on an old, damp towel for a minute. The steam must loosen the bottoms, because they just slide right out. I thank my mom for this tip." — Janey R., via e-mail

• Using ice-cold sour cream instead of ice-cold water in your pie-crust recipe will give you a flakier crust.

• "Whenever a stew or soup recipe calls for whole herbs to be used and then taken out later, I put them in a tea infuser. I could never seem to get them all before, and inevitably someone would be served a whole bay leaf or such.

This makes it foolproof. You can also use a toothpick in a garlic clove when the recipe calls for one to be removed after cooking." — Joan R. in Macon, Ga.

• When heating milk in a pan, "seal" the pan with unsalted butter to keep the milk from filming and sticking to the sides of the pan. Lightly coat all sides of the pan with butter, and the milk is sure to not leave scum, which can take away from the rich flavor of the milk.

• "If you count calories or if you enjoy the crisp, light flavor of American beer, remember this tip when ordering drinks in Europe: ‘Light’ beer means lighter in color, not in calories, like here. Be sure to ask your bartender for the type of beer you want, and don’t confuse terms." — Travelin’ Al, Bismarck, N.D.

• Check bagged frozen vegetables with the squeeze test: if it is hard and solid, it has thawed and refrozen, so you should choose another bag.

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