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Wednesday, February 12, 2003 Volume XI, Number 167

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The 17th Annual Crossroads Cat Club Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 15th at the John Q. Hammons Center in Joplin. This is a CFA licensed show featuring both pure bread and household cats and kittens. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children over 5.

Did Ya Know?. . .Fairview Christian Church, 2320 South Grand, will present an "Evening with The Signature Quartet" at 6 p.m. on Sunday, February 16th. Admission is free, an offering will be received. For more information call 358-7465 or 417-825-7777.

today's laugh

Now, Jimmy, what did you father say about your report card?

Shall I leave out the swear words?


He didn’t say nothin’!

And another thing - I’m a self-made man!

Well, at least you’re big enough to take the blame!

A customer says to the waiter, "There’s dirt in my soup. What does this mean?"

The waiter says, "If you want your fortune told, go to a gypsy!"


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

Had Been Operated On.

The spectacle of a man being carried on a stretcher down Lyon street west of the square late yesterday afternoon created a good deal of excitement as everyone who saw it thought, of course, that there had been an awful accident of some kind, but such was not the case.

The man was John Jones, of the east part of this county, and he had just had a difficult surgical operation performed by Dr. R. F. Brooks, assisted by Dr. J. R. Freed, Dr. P. H. Brooks, Dr. David Wise and Dr. Deitrich, of Galesburg.

Two years ago Mr. Jones had his left arm run over and broken by a wagon wheel in Washington state. It gradually grew weaker till it was useless. The ends of the bone were sawed off and the bone wired together. The operation was performed at Dr. Brook’s office and consumed over two hours. Mr. Jones is at the Carthage hotel and seems to be doing well today.

  Today's Feature

Library Expansion.

The Budget Ways and Means Committee held their monthly meeting Monday evening in Council Chambers. Library Board President Leann Brown, Board Member Jim Seitz and Librarian Jennifer Citon, were there representing the Carthage Library.

"The Library is 100 years old, we need to make a decision or it will just sit there and deteriorate," said Seitz.

The Library Board is asking for support from the city to pursue a 3/16th percent Storm Water and Local Parks sales tax increase for construction, maintenance, and operation of the library.

Brown said the board wants to put the purposed sales tax increase on the November ballot. The library is not asking for a levy increase at this time. The library will only use 2.5 million from the tax increase the rest of the funds will be raised through fund-raising. According to Brown the board will start fund-raising for the expansion, once the council shows support of the tax increase.

The committee voted to recommend that the council approve the resolution and support the tax increase. A full council decision is scheduled for February 25th.

Just Jake Talkin'


Looks like the roundabout out at Airport Drive and Grand is actually gonna happen. The water lines have been relocated and the contract for construction has been let.

So far I’m not hearin’ anyone on the street who is excited about the "new" interchange. Most are takin’ a wait and see attitude, but some seem ta think they won’t like the arrangement.

I’m guessin’ it’ll take a few weeks or months for us ta get used to the thing. I’m hopin’ it will make the traffic flow through the area better than it currently does. The state says it will.

I’m also guessin’ there will be a few fender benders durin’ that adjustment period also. I suppose if all else fails, we can go back to stop signs.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



McCune- Brooks Hospital

Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• Run out of moisturizer? Don’t fret; you may have a natural alternative in the kitchen or garden. Olive oil mixed with a drop of your favorite scent works beautifully for dry skin, while aloe is especially soothing for normal to oily skin.

• Crisco is a fantastic make-up remover.

• Ways to get better gas mileage: Drive 55 mph or under, and on the highway, use cruise control to keep your speed steady; if you anticipate a wait, cut the engine; less weight requires less energy to move, so remove excess baggage; and finally, drive less — plan your trips for efficiency. Thanks to George H. of Decatur, Ill., for these wonderful suggestions.

• Storing plastic wrap in the refrigerator will keep it from sticking, says Susan T. of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

• Having difficulty determining the size of a "serving" of meat? Experts recommend a 3-ounce serving — roughly the size of a deck of cards or half a hamburger bun. You can also use the palm of your hand as a guide.

• Use this quick fix for oily hair. Rub a small amount of cornstarch into the oily areas of your hair. The cornstarch will soak up the dirt and oil; you just brush it out.

• Your refrigerator and freezer can use a lot of energy. Help them work more efficiently by dusting the coils at least once a year, replacing any worn or torn door seals and maintaining a good temperature. Here’s a great way to check your fridge’s temperature (sent in by Marge F. of New Hampshire): Put a thermometer in a glass of water and check it after 24 hours. Keep the fridge temperature between 37 and 40 degrees F.


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