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Wednesday, October 29, 2003 Volume XII, Number 94

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold their monthly used booksale from 8 a.m.-12 noon on Sat., Nov. 1st in the Library Annex, 510 S. Garrison Ave.

Did Ya Know?. . .The First Presbyterian Church of Carthage will have a large rummage sale this Thurs. through Sat. from 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Recycling &Composting Center at 1309 Oak Hill Road has Free compost and mulch available. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Water & Electric Plant’s Water Department is beginning their annual program to flush and test fire hydrants. Hydrants are tested once yearly to insure reliability. There is a possibility that customers will experience a slight discoloration while the Department is working in your area. The water will be safe and it will clear up within 15-20 minutes after testing.

today's laugh

Burglar: The police are coming! Quick, jump out the window!

Accomplice: But we’re on the 13th floor!

Burglar: This is no time to be superstitious.

"Johnny, what is a synonym?"

"A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the word you want."

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

Societies Met Yesterday.

Three literary societies were in session yesterday afternoon within a radius of 100 feet on Garrison avenue. The Carthage local Chautauqua Circle met with Mrs. T. Sloan; the Vincent Circle C. L. and S. C. met with Mrs. T. E. Gray, next door, and the Keep Pace Reading Club met with Mrs. Robt. Reld, just across the street.

The Local Circle is engaged in the study of the French Revolution and Mrs. J. E. Lang read an interesting paper on Richelieu. The Circle took up the study of astronomy at yesterday’s meeting.

The Vincent Circle is studying French history and devoted most of the afternoon to a discussion of historic names of the French academy.

The Keep Pace Reading Club is an organization of twelve young ladies, which is at present engaged in the study of English history and literature. They are at present reading Bulwer Lytton’s works.

  Today's Feature

Quilts for Crisis Center.

The Carthage Kiwanis Club will present the Carthage Crisis Center with 15 quilts at their regular noon luncheon today at the Ranch House Restaurant. The quilts were made by the two committee members Kiwanis Club President 2001, Zeta Johnston and Lt. Governor for the district 2002, Marjorie Bull. The women became aware of the need for bedding at the Crisis Center during a meeting with the Director of the Carthage Crisis Center, Brian Bisbee. At the meeting Bisbee presented a program about the center, it’s mission and a list of it’s needs.

"We need to do something for them," said Bull in an interview with the Morning Mail.

The two ladies ask the Kiwanis Board members for funds to buy materials that would be needed to make the quilts. The Kawanis Club took up a collection and received fabric donations. The committee of two got to work and were able to make 15 quilts for the Carthage Crisis Center.

It’s another way the Kawanis Club is working to make a better life in our community, said Bull.

Just Jake Talkin'


I don’t get ta watch much pro baseball, but I usually try to watch some of the World Series.

As a kid, baseball was the most dominate activity durin’ the summer. I was fortunate to have several excellent coaches, includin’ the one I started with at the age of 6 in the Pee-Wee league.

Even at that age we were learnin’ fundamental skills includin’ how to lay down a bunt. I’m still amazed at what an important part of the game the bunt still plays.

Durin’ the Series this year, there were several occasions where the bunt was utilized to advance runners. With all the attention given to the power hitters those who know how to bunt get overlooked I suppose.

Sometimes bein’ able to throttle power is more critical than the power itself.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Carthage Printing

Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• Add just two tablespoons of salt to your bath to keep it hot longer. Salt water transfers heat to the air less quickly, and it makes the water feel softer, too.

• "I had a large amount of meat to defrost for a barbecue this summer, and it would have taken forever in the microwave. I set it in the dishwasher and turned it to the hot dry cycle.

I parceled the meat out on the shelves (transferred to plates, not on the Styrofoam) and it did a really decent job. I don’t know if it will work for everything, but it sure worked on ground beef.

I hope this might help out someone else in a pinch. I’m thinking of using this idea for my Thanksgiving turkey." — Glenda I., via e-mail

• To keep ants and other bugs out of your cabinets, wash with soap and water, dry and then scatter whole bay leaves on the shelves. Whole cloves also work.

• "To prevent clogs in your drains, you should use a sink strainer, but those never stay put in my shower, where I need one most of all. I cut a nylon kitchen scrubber in half and stuffed it down into the drain. There is a metal catch that keeps it from slipping into the pipe, so there’s no worry there. It allows the water to pass, but catches all the hair and soap pieces. It works great." — P.J. in Orlando, Fla.

• "I buy bottled water by the case, and I found a great use for the cardboard bottoms that the bottles come in. I put them in the closets and by the back door for shoes. One pair of boots or trainers fits in them nicely, and it keeps the dirt off the carpet. It keeps them organized in the closet, too." — Linda G. in Meridian, Miss.

• To hang a shower curtain lower on a rod that won’t budge, just hang a second set of shower rings from the first set. You might even like the look.

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