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Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Volume XIII, Number
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 Mens 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
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
Veterans 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
Veterans 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.
"After tonight I am going
to have you killed in Act I instead of Act
II," the stage manager said to his leading
"Wherefore the change?" asked the heavy
"I dont want to take the chance of
having the audience do it!" replied the
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
Todays programme of
the Womans 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 todays programme, was also absent and
Mrs. W.K. Caffee took her place.
Among the surviving
selections were the following, the first of which was
Nevin, Miss Lila Oldham.
Instrumental solo, Miss
de Ballet, Miss Lila Oldham.
Theo Lock, Pendant la
Vaise, Miss Kate Baker.
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
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
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.
I heard talk about a guy
that was one brick short of a load the other day.
Id have ta figure that most get the
feelin they dont know all they should
at some point or another. Id 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.
Im sure Ive lost a
brick or two along the way. If ya find it, put it
on your pile, if ya think its worthy.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Here's A Tip
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
didnt take them. I hardly noticed, because
the amount of my check was the same."
E.F. in Louisiana
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 doesnt feel
heavy when I use a lot." O.D. in
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 kitchens linoleum
floor and poured it straight from the bottle
I didnt even use a detergent."
"For joint health,
I add a little unflavored gelatin powder to my
dogs food. He doesnt 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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