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Wednesday, November 19, 2003 Volume XII, Number 109

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Women of the Church of God, 1185 Grand Ave., will have their Annual Christmas Bazaar from 11a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 20th. Chili, veg. soup, tea, coffee and pie will be served. Adults $3.75, Children $1.75. Carry out available. Call 358-4605 for more information.

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 Recycling & Composting Center, 1309 Oak Hill Road, has available (FREE to the Public) compost and mulch. Tues.-Sat. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

today's laugh

Secretary: Our files are so crowded that I suggest we destroy all correspondence more than six years old.

Boss: By all means, but be sure to make copies first.

It is a short road that has no advertising signs.

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

His Brother is Dying.

J. L. Pentzer, the popular clerk in Wells’ drug store, left this morning for the bedside of his brother, J. W. Pentzer, who is dying of consumption at his home in Wilton, Ia.

What a Dollar Would Do.

It has been figured that the earning power of a dollar is greater than the earning power of a man.

If a man were to work every day, getting a dollar a day for each working day and live for 400 years, never taking a vacation and never having a sick spell that would force him to knock off from work, at the end of four hundred years he will have earned $135,200, while a dollar put out at ten per cent, and the interest compounded every six months would amount in the course of 400 years to some $333,000,000,000.

  Today's Feature

Nuisance Violation.

The Public Safety Committee met Monday evening in the Carthage Police Department. According to Police Chief Dennis Veach several nuisance complaints have been made for the lots at 1106 West Chestnut and 701 Olive Street, owned by J.C. Prevost. Prevost, who is not a Carthage resident also owns several other Carthage properties that are in violation stated Veach.

"We have had problems with these properties and continue to have problems," said Veach.

Veach also stated that new building permits have been issued to Prevost within the last year. Veach said that no more building permits will be issued to Prevost until the existing properties are properly maintained.

Veach also reported that the computer software upgrades for the Police Station are in their last stage. Veach explained the police cars now have a wireless link to the station that allows access to records from the patrol car.

"The last thing we have to do, which I think is really important, is photograghs," said Veach.

Just Jake Talkin'


It’s the cool, wet season that I most miss a stove sittin’ in the livin’ room. As a young kid we had a big brown gas stove with a fan on the side. Comin’ in from a rainy day meant a warm place to back up to and dry off.

With central heat all you can do is turn it up and stand over onea those little registers. Doesn’t warm that well and sure doesn’t help to dry off the dampness.

‘Course as a kid we also had onea those foldin’ racks ta hang clothes on to dry. Ya pop that up in front of the stove and in a few minutes they’d be not only dry, but toasty warm.

My grandparents house had a big round floor register with a heater in the basement. Now there was the ultimate warmin’ up, dryin’ out machine.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Carthage Printing

Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• If your family likes "soft" stuffing, seal the stuffing inside a turkey with a slice of raw potato.

• "My apartment is too small for a drying rack. But I have a straight-backed chair that is perfect for drying sweaters and other items that need to lie flat to dry. I just take the item out of the washer and slip it over the chair’s back. It dries quickly and evenly, since the spindles of the chair allow air to flow around it. Maybe this would work for someone else with a similar chair." — Kelly, via e-mail

• "To clean the microwave, I just set a medium bowl with water and vinegar inside and zap for three or more minutes. The steam loosens the grime, and I can just wipe it off. The vinegar leaves a fresh smell." — Letty H. in San Angelo, Texas

• "Peanut butter works great to remove adhesive left behind on picture frames." — Patti A. in Altamonte Springs, Fla.

• Mineral deposits can really clog your shower head. Try soaking it in equal parts vinegar and hot water. Can’t remove it? That’s OK. Use a heavy-duty zip-lock bag to hold the liquid; immerse the shower head in the bag; and attach with a thick rubber band.

Let it soak until the water is cool, them remove. Attack stubborn deposits with an old toothbrush.

• "You should wash your combs and brushes at least once a month. Use a clarifying shampoo to get rid of all the styling-product buildup. Your hair will thank you for it." — A Beautician in Pittsburgh

• "When making mashed potatoes, my grandmother warms the milk and butter together on the stove before adding it to the potatoes to mash. It keeps them from cooling, and it makes them taste creamier." — Ann in Elizabeth City, Va.

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