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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 Volume IX, Number 197

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Salvation Army Soup Kitchen, 125 E. Fairview, will serve Sausage, Corn Bread, Baked Beans, Drink & Dessert on Tuesday, March 25th.

Did Ya Know?. . .Eminence Chapter #93 Order of the Eastern Star will meet Tuesday March 25th, 7:30 p.m. Following the meeting a dinner honoring the Masons & Youth and their families will be served at 8:30 p.m. a 50-year membership pin will be presented.

Did Ya Know?. . .The annual Spuds N’ More luncheon hosted by the Carthage Soroptimists will be held from 11a.m. - 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 27th at Carthage Memorial Hall. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door or from any Soropitimist member. Lunch includes a baked potato, all the toppings a drink and dessert. Carryout is also available by calling 358-0146 by 9 a.m. the day of the event. There will be a silent auction as well.

today's laugh

Salesman: Believe me, this sewing machine will pay for itself in no time.

Customer: Good. When it does, send it to me.

Willy: Why did you bury your old car?

Billy: Well, the battery was dead, the pistons were shot, and then the engine died.

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

Grand Show at the Opera House.

Saturday evening next, Boland’s big moving picture show, the largest show of the kind traveling in America with Edison’s latest and greatest—the vitascope will be seen at the Grand. It is the first machine of the kind that has ever been brought into the state.

The entire funeral of President McKinley and Queen Victoria, two of the greatest funerals ever known to the world will be shown, together with four hundred other scenes, all of the very latest. Five miles of film will be exhibited. Bring the ladies and children to see the greatest machine ever produced. $4,000 invested in films.

Electric car No. 32 got out of order at the southwest corner of the square this morning and used up all its layover time in getting off the curve. As a result it did not stop at all at the Harrington corner, but went spinning and whirring around just in time to meet the next in-coming car.

  Today's Feature

Make-A-Wish Fund-Raiser.

The Director of McCune-Brooks Healthcare Foundation Beth Simmons has recently announced that the McCune-Brooks Healthcare Foundation and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Missouri are working together for the fifth year on a fund-raiser to sponsor wishes for four area children with life threatening illnesses. The McCune-Brooks Health Care Foundation will use their portion of the proceeds to provide capital improvements for the hospital.

The event is called "Around the World," and has an international theme. "Around the World" will feature Italian cuisine, music by "Jim Hunter and the Mellotones" and both an audible and silent auction. The live auction will feature a Las Vegas getaway sponsored by MLT and Great Southern Travel, a dachshund puppy courtesy of Central Pet Care and a original painting by local artist, Patricia Courtney.

Tickets are $45 for the evening of March 29th, 2003 at the Precious Moments Convention Center located on Chapel Road. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. For tickets or more information call Beth Simmons at (417) 358-8988.

Just Jake Talkin'


Don’t see many playin’ marbles anymore. I suppose the fact that it’s hard ta find a good piece a dirt big enough ta play on factors in a little. I can still remember the first time I realized what "playin’ for keeps" was all about. ‘Course the lesson cost me a marble or two. One of ‘em was what I considered my best.

I quick learned not to play for keeps with good marbles. There was always a few who’d bait ya in with an exceptional marble or two, tryin’ to get ya ta play your good ones. I learned real quick that those guys were usually pretty good shooters too. That lesson cost me a couple a good marbles also.

Marbles is a complicated game. The dexterity skills, negotiation’ skills, the social skills need to survive were learned early and reinforced daily. No wonder kids don’t play much anymore.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Carthage Printing

Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• A Tip for New or Expecting Parents: When you receive complicated items from your gift registry, try them out right away, while you have the time to learn how to work them. New dad Dan had a heck of a time trying to load bags into his brand-new Diaper Genie in the middle of the night.

• My friends like to keep a magazine or book in their bag for situations that require waiting, like when visiting the doctor’s office. However, I like to keep pretty postcards and small notecards with envelopes. It gives me something to do, and corresponding feels more productive to me. Also, it seems that at least my friends and family still love to get notes in the mail. — Agnes R., Chicago

• Time to shop for a new bathing suit? Look for one with a mix of Lycra (allows stretching) and Tactel (shrink- and fade-resistant).

• Here’s another reason to go to the beach this summer: Running or walking on loose sand burns about 20 percent more calories than the same action on a firm surface.

• To keep deer away from your fine flowers, a reader from Elizabethton, Pa., suggests mixing up this garden repellent: hot peppers, garlic cloves, liquid soap and water. Spray plants with mixture.

• The best way to quickly cool canned and bottled drinks is in a mix of ice and water. The water is a better conductor of the cold.

• Got a calendar that has wonderful pictures but dates from last year? Cut out the picture and have them laminated. You can use them as placemats for all kinds of things.

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