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Wednesday, December 10, 2003 Volume XII, Number 122
Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage
First Church of the Nazarene at 2000 Grand Avenue will
present the musical, Christmas in Jesus, on
December 12th at 7:30 p.m. and December 14th at 10:30
a.m. Admission is free.
Did Ya Know?. . .Carthage
Masonic Lodge #197, located directly behind the Public
Library, will have its regular business meeting at
7:30 p.m. on Thurs., Dec. 12th. Will eat before. All area
masons are encouraged to attend. For more info call WB
Jerry Maggard 359-8442.
Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage
Recycling & Composting Center, 1309 Oak Hill Road,
has available (FREE to the Public) compost and mulch.
Tues.-Sat. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Did Ya Know?. . .Saint
Pauls United Methodist Church, 2423 W. 26th St.,
Joplin, is sponsoring a Holiday Gift and Craft Show from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 13th.
Theres a black cat in the dining
Black cats are unlucky.
This one isnt. It just ate your dinner.
Time is the stuff between paydays.
He went insane trying to find a place to put a
cornerstone for a round house.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Delayed the Fire
Parties calling the fire department out
to the blaze this morning caused more or less delay by
calling for "No. 49" instead of telling
telephone central that there was a fire.
The quickest way to get the fire
department is to phone central and let the hello
girl do the rest.
Give three short, sharp rings when
turning in a fire alarm by telephone.
Gen. Gordon Arrived
Gen. Gordon, who lectures at the Grand
tonight, arrived this morning from Springfield, where he
spoke last night. He was met by W. E. Hall and Dr.
The latter entertained him at the
college today and Mr. Hall will entertain him at his
Garrison avenue home tonight.
New Computer System.
The Budget Ways and Means
committee held their regular meeting Monday in
City Hall. The only item on the agenda was a
discussion for a new computer system for the
City. The City is currently using DOS and a
change in systems would be Windows based. A new
system could allow the City offices to be
linked together and suitable for the Gasbee 34
"This is just the
beginning," said City Administrator Tom
Short. "There is no money budgeted for
Tom Short stated that a
Computer Consulting Service is needed to know
where the City stands on computer needs. This
service would need to speak to each department
head to get an idea of their needs and put
together a bid for a suitable package that would
also tie together all City office computers.
Tom Short reported at last
months Budget meeting that a computer
assessment service could cost approximately
A motion was made and the
entire committee agreed to move forward with the
process of seeking information on a new computer
nothin helps to get in the Christmas spirit
as much as the music ya hear durin the
season. Old familiar tunes that bring back
memories of the past and keep ya aware of the
deadlines associated with tasks scheduled and
details that need to be attended.
Seems like the season is full
of "dashing" and "harking,"
although Im not sure the lyrics coincide
with todays actual activities.
Ive personally never
roasted chestnut on any kind of fire. Dont
have any idea what that has ta do with Christmas.
Course as a kid we never had a fireplace,
so several Christmas traditions were rather vague
(we always left the back door unlocked on
Christmas eve to insure the lack of a chimney
wouldnt hinder timely delivery).
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
HERES A TIP
By JoAnn Derson
"Every year, we
host a Christmas party. To make the house more
accessible, and to make guests more comfortable,
we put little door tags on the door to the
bathroom and whichever room we are using to hold
coats, etc. I close all the other doors, so when
a guest walks down the hall, they can easily
figure out what door leads where. No more
confused people looking for the restroom."
Arianna B. in Lansing, Mich.
"I have four
children and six grandchildren. We have most of
the family staying over at our house on Christmas
Eve. Although everyone knows where everything is
located in the kitchen, it has been our custom to
centralize snacks, disposable cups and plastic
ware, canned drinks and other frequently needed
items in one cabinet, so no one has to go
searching. We also designate a low shelf in the
refrigerator for prebagged kids snacks and
juice boxes. This way the children can get a
drink or snack without help. The kids love it, as
it makes them feel all grown up."
Mrs. Rachel B. in Edinburgh, Pa.
"We start cooking
Christmas dinner almost as soon as we get up on
Christmas morning, and I noticed that the kids
seemed to be breakfasting on cookies exclusively.
Last year, while we were waiting for Santa to
arrive on Christmas Eve, I put out boxes of
cereal, bowls, spoons and a pitcher for milk. I
also bought a fruit tray, which I just put out in
The kids ate a proper
breakfast, and I still had the kitchen to myself
to start preparations. It worked great!"
Sharon L. in Middleburg, Fla.
Holiday gatherings can
be hectic when it comes to holding on to your
cup. If you host a party, use disposable cups
that can be written on, and put out a marker.
Youll use fewer cups, so there will be less
to clean up.
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