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Wednesday, February 5, 2003 Volume XI, Number 162

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .Golden Reflections will meet for morning coffee at 10 a.m. on Wed., Feb. 5th in the McCune-Brooks hospital cafeteria. Come join the fun and play "HEART" racing. See how strong your heart is. Snacks and prizes. Call 359-2355 for more information.

Did Ya Know?. . .St. Ann’s Chili Dinner will be held from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. on Thurs., Feb. 6th at the St. Ann’s School Gym, 1156 Grand Ave. Adults $4.50, Children $2.00. A Bake Sale & Book Fair will also be featured. For more info call 358-4902.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Lincoln Ladies Federated Republican Women will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Mon., Feb. 10th at All Occasions Bakery. Current members are encouraged to attend and new members are always welcome. Membership dues are $10.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Sanctuary Choir and friends will present "God In Us" at 8:00 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. on Sunday, February 9th at the First Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand and Fairview.

today's laugh

People who cough incessantly never seem to go to a doctor—they go to banquets, concerts, and church.

Middle age is when you know all the answers and nobody asks you the questions.


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


Robert Lanyon, the smelter millionaire, was in Carthage again this morning after spending yesterday in Nevada. To a reporter he talked interestingly.

"So you are going to move here, Mr. Lanyon?"

"Can’t tell, can’t tell," was the ready response; "I will have to see the wife first. I have bought a little property here, but it will depend on what Mrs. Lanyon wants to do. You see I don’t get possession here until the first of the year. Before that time we’ll decide whether to come here. I have had Mr. Newell to send us measurements of the rooms of his house so that we can get things to fit."

"You live in Iola now, do you not?"

"I’m just stopping there. You see we spend last summer in Wisconsin, my wife not being very well."

"Then you like Carthage?"

"For this district I like it best of any. I do not live anywhere, but if we decide to locate, Carthage is the town."

"Then you are interested in the zinc mines of this district?" suggested the reporter.

"No, nor in the smelters either, I’m not interested in anything now—I’m just a loafer," said the millionaire with a smile.

Mr. Lanyon made his name and fortune in the zinc smelting business at Pittsburg, Nevada, Rich Hill and Iola, but it is understood that his sons are now in control and that the elder Lanyon has retired to the enjoyment of the sunny side of life. It is pleasing to Carthage people to know that he will probably live here. Mr. Lanyon is a short, heavy English gentleman, with short straight beard, turning gray and is probably 60 years old.

He will be in Carthage again Monday, and if Mrs. Lanyon is not altogether pleased with the Newell home, it is possible that Mr. Lanyon may buy still more desirable Carthage residence property.

  Today's Feature

Carthage Golf Course.

The Public Service Committee met Monday evening for their monthly meeting . The agenda included discussion of the purposed golf fees, the golf course name, Carthage’s birthday and the Lions Club using city facilities.

Everyone at the meeting, Committee members and the public, were all in agrement that the renaming of the golf course should include the name Carthage. The Committee also discussed having a name which would promote the golf course and give "one brief, interesting impression". The Committee will take two names for the City Council to consider. Their first choice is Boulder Creek of Carthage and the second choice is Carthage Golf Course.

"It is the best," stated a local golfer talking about Carthage’s golf course, "we’re proud of it"

The purposed golfing fees will also be brought to the council’s attention for approval. According to the committee there have not been any complaints about the new golf fees.

"The golf fees are still cheap compared to anyone within 500 miles of us" explained a local golfer, "they seem fair to me"

In new business the Lions Club has requested permission to use Meyers Park to hold a circus. Their were some concerns raised. The committee decided that as long as the concerns were dealt with and there was a contract between the City of Carthage and the Lions Club there was no reason not to proceed. The issue will be brought to the Council for approval.

There was discussion on holding a 161st birthday party for Carthage March 28. The Committee will ask the Council to allow $200 from council contingency to be use for the event.

Just Jake Talkin'


For those of ya who hadn’t noticed it’s February. Who’d a thunk it? ‘Course it has become my responsibility to remind the male form of the species to get ready for the 14th.

The best advice I can come up with, although I know it won’t be heeded by most, is ta place your order early. Get to the flower shop or the candy shop or whatever and put it on their back ta remember for ya. I’m sure most will be makin’ deliveries.

As you surely know, there ain’t no excuse that really works for missin’ Valentine’s day. ‘Sides ya prob’ly already used all the really good ones by now. It’s bad enough me just talkin’ ‘bout the possibility of forgettin’.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Carthage Printing

Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• For a look that’s well-rested (even if YOU aren’t), try dabbing a little bit of shimmery lip gloss on your eyelids and just below your tear ducts.

• A great hint from Mary R. of Duluth, Ga.: If the kids are drawing with felt markers and their hands get covered with ink, don’t worry. Just spray their hands down with hairspray, then wipe off the ink with a paper towel. Don’t forget to wash their hands afterward!

• Forty-four percent of home energy dollars are spent on heating and cooling costs. Check for leaks in windows, doors and the chimney. But don’t forget outlets, plumbing fixtures, power boxes and the attic.

• We all know that a very dirty windshield is a safety hazard; it blocks your visibility. But did you know that even a lightly dirty windshield significantly increases levels of eyestrain while driving? Keep it clean and keep it safe.

• Kim in Atlanta writes, "I love to eat salad with lots of toppings, but since I live alone, it is impossible for me to eat all the vegetables before they go bad — even if I buy just one of each. To get around this, I go to a salad bar and make a "topping" salad to go. You can get a lot of toppings by skipping the lettuce, and it is already cut up and handy when I want a big salad."

• Make your own toner: Combine green tea (about 1 ounce) or rose petals (the petals of a single bloom) with 5 ounces of distilled water. Bring to a boil and then take mixture off the heat. After the mixture cools, transfer the liquid only to a glass or plastic sealable container. Keep it in the fridge for maximum freshness. Apply with a cotton ball.


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