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Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Volume XIII, Number 221

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Did Ya Know?... The Carthage VFW Post 2590 has scheduled a meeting Wednesday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. for males qualified to join the Men’s Auxiliary. Requested are names and service numbers of family members who have served overseas and on foreign soils. A copy of Department of Defense DD214 is preferred. Contact Rusty Melton 358-2018 or Dick Frink 358-6501.

Did Ya Know?... The Annual Ozark Gateway Master Gardener Plant Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 at Powers Museum, 1617 Oak St., Carthage. For more information call 417-358-1024.

Did Ya Know?... Carthage Veteran’s Alliance will meet Thursday night May 12th at 7:00 p.m. at the V.F.W. in order to finalize the Memorial Day service to be held at the Memorial Hall on Monday May 30th. All Veteran’s Organizations are invited to attend as well as the members of the Chamber of Commerce, the City Council, the Heartland Band and the leaders of the Boy Scouts.

today's laugh

"After tonight I am going to have you killed in Act I instead of Act II," the stage manager said to his leading man.
"Wherefore the change?" asked the heavy villian.
"I don’t want to take the chance of having the audience do it!" replied the manager.

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

The Musicians Are Sick.

French Programme Cut Short.

Today’s programme of the Woman’s morning music club was cut rather short by the illness and enforced absence of more than half of the performers. Among those who failed to give their selections were; Misses Harryette Williams, Sibyl Hodges, Ida Sanderson, Verna Brinkley, Mesdames W.S. Hutchinson, C.A. Blair and E.F. Edmonston. Miss Nira Wright, who had charge of today’s programme, was also absent and Mrs. W.K. Caffee took her place.

Among the surviving selections were the following, the first of which was especially appropriate:

"Troubles," Miss Anna Burch.

"Resalle," Nevin, Miss Lila Oldham.

Instrumental solo, Miss Bay Bacon

"Chaminade," Air de Ballet, Miss Lila Oldham.

Theo Lock, Pendant la Vaise, Miss Kate Baker.


Today's Feature

Will Evaluate Kellog Lake.

The Public Services Committee will continue its evaluation of the City parks Monday, May 2. Weather permitting the Committee will be meeting at Kellog Lake, the site of its next evaluation.

Parks Director Alan Bull said that he will rely heavily on the expertise of the Kellog Lake Development Board which has created a comprehensive master plan for the park including areas of strength and areas which could be improved upon.

Kellog Lake Board member Ed Grundy said that maintenance of the park is one item that should be stressed as an important area for improvement. Grundy said that new trash receptacles for solid waste trash would be installed and that signs from the Missouri Department of Transportation would be posted to make aware the dangers of littering. Grundy further said that although the park has many positive aspects including its proximity to Spring River that there are many areas which could use improvement.

Citizens are welcomed by the Public Services Committee to bring input to the parks evaluation process.

Just Jake Talkin'

I heard talk about a guy that was one brick short of a load the other day. I’d have ta figure that most get the feelin’ they don’t know all they should at some point or another. I’d lived a lotta years ‘fore I heard the expression "not the sharpest knife in the drawer."

I grew up hearin’ ‘bout those bein’ one card short of a deck, ladder not reachin’ the top rung, and bein’ a half a bubble off.

Typically these were not judgemental statements, but just observations considered as fact.

‘Course usually the statement was followed by the observation that the person had many admirable traits also.

I’m sure I’ve lost a brick or two along the way. If ya find it, put it on your pile, if ya think it’s worthy.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson

• Did you realize that probably the dirtiest item in your kitchen is the sponge you use to clean everything else? Dish sponges have a short sink-side life — never more than three weeks. They should be washed and sanitized daily or, at the very least, weekly. Toss them in with the whites (hot water and bleach) when you are doing laundry (Make sure they are colorfast) or attach them to the top rack of your dishwasher for every cycle.

• "Keep track of the benefits days you use at work, and reconcile them with your paycheck. I had two instances where sick days and vacation days were applied when I didn’t take them. I hardly noticed, because the amount of my check was the same." — E.F. in Louisiana

• Under-the-bed storage boxes are great places to store winter boots. But make sure that you give the boots a day or two to air out before stuffing them into their box.

• "As the weather gets warmer, I can double my foundation makeup by mixing it with moisturizing lotion. Truth be told, I do this year-round, but my summer facial moisturizer is so light that it doesn’t feel heavy when I use a lot." — O.D. in California

• Former luncheonette manager Mrs. E.M. of Pennsylvania writes: "Seltzer will shine ceramic and stainless-steel sinks. I use it in many ways. Once, I even washed my kitchen’s linoleum floor and poured it straight from the bottle — I didn’t even use a detergent."

• "For joint health, I add a little unflavored gelatin powder to my dog’s food. He doesn’t taste it, but the vet said it might help him. If you have a big dog, ask your vet if it might help." — F.J. in Florida

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