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Wednesday, November 12, 2003 Volume XII, Number 104

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive at the Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand, from 1:30-7 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 13th and from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Friday, November 14th. Recognition gift to all donors.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Diabetes Support Group will meet from 4-5 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 19th in the McCune Brooks Hospital dining room. The topic is "Form-Fitted Shoes: Fantastic Footwear Paid by Medicare."

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Kiwanis Club has launched a year long program to collect good used children’s and young adult books. The books are to be distributed to families in the Carthage area. Any organization wishing to become a collection station should contact Ivan Hager 358-8236.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage City Council will observe Veteran’s Day and meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12th in the City Hall.

today's laugh

Earth flew in all directions as the crimson-faced would-be golfer attempted to strike the ball. "My word," he blurted out to his caddie, "the worms will think there’s an earthquake."
"I don’t know," replied the caddie, "the worms ‘round here are crafty. I’ll bet most of them are hiding underneath the ball for safety."

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

Arthur Osborne’s New House.

James S. Ross began work today, as the contractor, to build Arthur Osborne’s new residence on Maple street, south of Macon. It will be a modern four room cottage with bathroom, pantry and all modern conveniences, as heretofore mentioned.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Digby of Joplin, accompanied by their daughter, Mrs. L.F. Davis, of Marquette, Michigan, visited yesterday with their relatives, Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Crawford of this city, and left this morning for a drive through the Indian Territory.

Dr. J.R. Freed has completed his new office room alongside of his residence on Maple street and moved in yesterday. He has also added a new set of porch pillars and a fresh coat of paint to his house, greatly improving its appearance.

  Today's Feature

Computer Upgrade Needed.

The City Council Budget Committee had their regular meeting Monday evening in City Hall. Committee members all agreed to submit a request to City Council for a computer needs accessment.

City Clerk Lynn Campbell spoke about the need for change from the old DOS program they are currently using. Campbell hired on as City Clerk in May and part of her job duty was to make computer improvements in the City Clerk’s office. She has been gathering information on a Windows version, but the City’s hardware won’t support it.

Committee member Mike Harris felt that they should have taken care of this five years ago.

"I think there is a point in time when this has to be done," said Harris.

The computer accessment would cost approximately $10,000 according to City Administrator Tom Short.

"We need someone to get with each individual department and see what their needs are, gather the information, meet back with us as a whole and tell us what we are looking at as far as what our needs are," said Short.

Just Jake Talkin'


It was just a pleasant picture. The guy was backin’ up to pull out of a parkin’ spot. It so happened that maneuver blocked the drive I was attemptin’ to enter. Suddenly realizin’ I was waitin’, the fella placed the biscuit of some kind he was eatin’ in his mouth, turned to me and waved in a friendly way, put the car in drive and drove off.

I can only suppose he was smilin’ behind that large hunk of bread in his mouth, all I could see was crust and his eyes peerin’ over the top.

I suppose that some might have been embarrassed in that situation. I don’t think the other driver was in this case, and I certainly wasn’t. It was merely a pleasant exchange of ever’day circumstances. If you happen to get caught with your mouth over full, just wave big and drive off. It’s the friendly thing ta do.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Carthage Printing

Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• Make sure that you load your dishwasher properly. A lot of the plastic storage containers (e.g., Gladware) say they are dishwasher-safe, but make sure you put them on the top shelf, not the bottom, where they could be too close to the dishwasher’s heating element. It could warp or melt them.

• "I use bar soap, and I always wondered what to do with the little bits when the bar gets worn down. I tried attaching them to a new bar, but eventually they fall off. They can really clog a drain, but I don’t like to waste them, so I figured out a great use for them. I cut a knee-high stocking in half and used the toe end to hold the bits. I keep it by the sink for hand-washing. The soap still lathers, but the pieces are kept safe in the little bag. As a bonus, the hosiery acts as a scrubber for grime, and it is easily rinsed." — James T. in Douglas, Ga.

• For straight, flawless lines when cutting cheesecake, try using dental floss.

• "I have found that baking soda and warm water is the best thing to use to clean inside the refrigerator. The baking soda helps to scrub off stuck-on foods, and it leaves the refrigerator smelling clean." — Malinda R. in Hays, Kan.

• "My mom taught me this trick: When making hamburger patties or meatballs, wet your hands before you handle the ground beef. The fats don’t cling to your hands as readily, and it makes shaping the patties easier for sure!" — Jenny D. in Jacksonville, Fla.

• "To keep fingerprints off the refrigerator door and kitchen walls and cabinet fronts, I give them a wipe-down with furniture polish every so often. It seems to help." — LeMonte P. in Decatur, Ill.

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