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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 Volume XII, Number 6

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Diabetic Support Group will meet at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25th, in the MBH cafeteria. Jim Schoelberl will speak and demostrate ways to being physically active. Call 359-2355 for more info.

Did Ya Know?. . .The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes this week, Mon.-Fri., June 23rd-27th. Your area will be sprayed on the evening of your trash pickup, between 8:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. You may want to turn off any window or attic fans while the sprayer is in your area.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Young People’s Library will hold this Summer’s annual "Puzzle and Game Day" on Thursday, June 26th at the Carthage Public Library Annex from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. The Carthage Public Library will be closed on Friday, July 4 for Independence Day.

today's laugh

"Doctor, I have a ringing in my ear."
"Don’t answer it."

Few children fear water unless soap is added.

The only time most of us would want to be president is around the first of the month when we would like to veto a few bills.

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

Horse Thief Caught at Sarcoxie.

This afternoon Marshal Stafford received a telegram from the marshal at Sarcoxie to the effect that Bill Martin who stole Judge Hornback’s horse and buggy from a hitching rack in this city was under arrest there. Marshal Stafford will go over this evening to get the prisoner.

Mrs. J. S. Williams, her two daughters and son, Mack, left this morning for Colorado City, Colorado, where they go to make their future home. Mr. Williams who is a contractor and builder, has been in Colorado for some time arranging for the coming of his family.

Mack Williams has for several years past held a position on the Press as carrier, devil and typesetter, successively, as is an excellent young man - faithful, capable and, trustworthy. The Press is sorry to lose him but wishes him abundant success in his new home.

  Today's Feature

Battle of Carthage Memorial.

The traditional vespers memorial service marking the anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Carthage will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 5th at Battle of Carthage State Park--on East Chestnut Street at the railroad tracks.

In cooperation with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the informal ceremony will be conducted by Carthage Historian Marvin VanGilder and chairperson Irene VanGilder of the Friends of Carthage Civil War Museum and Battle of Carthage State Park.

Exhibiting period flags and performing music that was familiar to the battle participants, modern synthesizer technology will be used to simulate the sounds of the musical instruments in popular use in the 1860’s.

With texts from the King James version of the Holy Bible, the men who engaged in the first battle fought after the official beginning of the war will be eulogized and prayers for the warriors of the past and present will be shared. The congregation will be invited to join in singing hymns of the 1860’s that still are used in today’s churches. Equal attention will be given to the volunteers who fought here for the Union and those who struggled for the cause of Secession.

Those who attend may exhibit Civil War memorabilia and, if they choose, may wear clothing of the 1860’s.

Pam Myers, the site administrator for DNR, joins Mr. and Mrs. VanGilder in extending an invitation to all area residents. It is suggested those who attend might bring their lawn chairs for seating.

This will be the 142nd anniversary of the historic battle that raged through the streets of Carthage.

Just Jake Talkin'


Happened by an outdoor flea market this weekend. Found an item I wasn’t lookin’ for but was just what I needed. And at a price I couldn’t pass up.

I know there are lots a folks who spend a lot a time plannin’ just what it is they want and how to go about gettin’ it. Sometimes it just takes blind luck to get it done.

I used ta shoot pool on occasion and I found the same thing true for my pool playin’. I wasn’t that good, but sometimes I was pretty lucky. I suppose ‘cause I wasn’t smart enough ta know I couldn’t make a shot I’d try it anyway. On those rare time when luck was with me, folks would think I knew what I was doin’. If they say my typical game, they likely think that was an "off" night.

You can beat someone who is good, but ya can’t beat someone who is lucky.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Carthage Printing

Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• To save money on electricity costs, hang jeans and other heavy clothing to dry first. When they are mostly dry, pop them in the dryer to fluff.

• "Always be on the lookout for sale items that can be given as gifts. You can also check the sale rack for children’s clothes. Sometimes, I buy up to a year in advance for my child, since the deals can be so good. Just be sure that the clothing is the right season when your child will be able to wear it." — Matt in New Mexico.

• The best way to get a bloodstain out of clothing is by dousing the stain with hydrogen peroxide and washing as usual.

• "My husband and I have been doing a lot of painting. To help with lines and to minimize touch-ups, we always tape around the baseboards.

We ended up putting four coats of paint on one of our walls before we got the color we wanted, and when we pulled the tape off the baseboards, my husband noticed that only the first coat of paint had leaked through, and he thought that the first coat probably made a sort of seal. He thought that maybe if we painted a little of the baseboard paint on the wall by the tape, only that color would leak through and therefore we’d barely have to do any touch-ups. We tested this theory on the next room we painted, and it worked like a charm — a near-perfect line, and none of the wall color leaked through.

It’s a bit of an extra step, but it’s quick and easy (you don’t really have to be careful), and it saves having to go back and touch up all sorts of spots." — M. and A. Miller

• You can use Tang (or any citrus-flavored drink mix) to clean stains from the inside of your dishwasher. Just pour it in an empty dishwasher instead of detergent and let it run a cycle.

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