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Wednesday, September 8, 2003 Volume XII, Number 59

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Masonic Lodge #197 will be working in the 2nd degree and conduct a regular business meeting at 7 p.m. on Thurs., Sept. 11th. All Masons are welcome. Will eat before meeting.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks has issued a Code Yellow Alert for all blood types. A blood drive will be held at the Carthage Health & Rehab Center, Carthage, 1901 Buena Vista, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19th. All eligible donors are urged to attend. Must be 17, weigh at least 110 lbs., and have not given blood in the last 56 days and feel well and healthy.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society is now open from 12 noon-
4 p.m. on Saturdays. You can now adopt some of the Carthage Humane Society’s cutiest kittens at Central Pet Care Clinic. Stop by their office anytime during regular business hours or call 358-1300 for details.

today's laugh

I’m reading a story but I don’t like the ending.
How do you like the beginning?
Oh, I haven’t come to that yet.
You must read backwards.
I’ll be glad to. Who wrote it?

Do you know Poe’s Raven?
No, what’s he mad about?

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

Mule’s Good Work.

A Jasper county farmer went to Joplin the other day and lost $200 speculating in corn. That night as he entered his barn a mule kicked him clear through the door. "Good work," said the farmer as he arose and limped away. "That is just what I needed." — Kansas City Journal

A Woman Fainted.

A woman, whose name could not be learned, fainted during the services at the Salvation Army camp meeting last night and caused some consternation among several members of the audience. Heat was the cause of the illness.

The brick addition to the Haven livery barn to be used by the street carriage department, will be completed within fifteen days. The brick work began this morning.

  Today's Feature

Zoning Variance Considered.

The City Zoning Board of Adjustment is scheduled to hear four requests for variance during its meeting next Monday, September 15 in City Hall at 4 p.m.

Farther Felix, representing the Congregation of Mother Co-Redemtrix has filed a request for a height and area variance for the monument to be completed just south of the main campus.

Jeff Neely, representative for Pat Cowan has filed a request for a rear yard variance at 731 Belle Air Place.

Ron and Connie Murray have filed a request for a front yard variance at 1615 S. Baker Boulevard.

Richard, Jodi and Eric Hodkin have filed a request for a front yard, side yard and rear yard variance at 1120 Tarah Lane.

Budget Committee Meet.

The City Council Budget/Ways and Means Committee will meet at 7:30 a.m. in City Hall tomorrow morning.

The agenda includes discussion of a budget adjustment for Civic Enhancement Fund; a resolution designating the Carthage CVB as an official destination marketing organization; and discussion of computer bids.

Just Jake Talkin'


It’s really hard to believe that it’s been two years since 9/11/2001. I suppose those images shown on tv get etched into the brain and remain as daily reminders.

In this part of the country, although I’m sure awareness has been raised, there seems to have been little significant disruption of day to day life. In fact, that in itself may be the most significant contribution most can make, carrying on with routine obligations and responsibilities. Not cringing down in fear.

Although there have been some bumps, consumers seem to be in general agreement that life must go on. Spending for day to day goods and durables seems to be holding the economy together. Confidence in our way of life appears to be the ultimate weapon.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Carthage Printing

Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• You can buy little oil-absorbing sheets for dabbing excess oil from your face, but did you know that they also work as a quick fix for oily hair? Just rub a sheet or two at the roots. It works!

• "If your dog eats dry dog food and seems less than enthused about its flavor, try this old trick: Tuck several strips of beef jerky into the dog-food bag or container. The scent and flavor will transfer to the dry food, making it more appetizing. Don’t feed the actual jerky to Rover, however; it could make him sick." — Dog Lover in Iowa

"To get longer use out of a vacuum-cleaner bag, throw a handful of dry beans into the bag before you attach it to the vacuum cleaner. The beans fly around when the machine is on, tamping down the dust and leaving more room in the bag." — Emily R. of Lubbock, Texas

• "If you buy a lot of cheese at one time, it’s easy to keep it from molding. Just put it in a Tupperware-type container with a paper towel that has been lightly misted with vinegar. Keep the paper towel dampened, and the cheese will stay fresh." — Jenny in Eau Claire, Wis.

• What’s the handiest item to keep in your car trunk? A plastic shower curtain.

• "I like to put my scoop-neck sweaters on hangers in my closet, but they always got stretched at the arms and fell off. A friend showed me this handy trick. Use a large rubber band to attach shoulder pads to either end of a hanger. Fold the shoulder pad over the top of the hanger and make sure you wind the rubber band over it several times. The shoulder pad keeps the shape, and the rubber band keeps the sweater from slipping off." — Patty H. in Salt Lake City

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