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Wednesday, July 20, 2005 Volume XIV, Number 22

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... Summer reading programs "Dragon Tales", "Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds" and "Joust Read" ended on July 18. Participants need to turn in their logs by Wednesday, July 20.

Did Ya Know?... Magician David Tower of Castlewood Shows and Entertainment will perform "Magical Adventures in Reading" for Awards Day, Friday, July 22 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church Lighthouse, 801 S. Main St. Everyone is invited. Call Deb at 237-7040 to sign up.

Did Ya Know?... The Salvation Army will accept applications for back to school supplies through Friday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The first 100 children 1st through 9th grade that are registered will receive a backpack and start up school supplies. In order to register the head of household must bring their own photo ID and social security card and social security cards for each child in the family.

today's laugh

Listen to a random group of Americans attempting to sing "Happy Birthday" and you will note that at any given moment they somehow manage to emit more different notes, total, than there are group members, creating a somber, droning sound such as might be created by severely asthmatic bagpipers, so that the birthday person, rather than feeling happy, winds up weeping into the cake. - Dave Barry

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

Met With Two Accidents.

Miss Alpha Junkin who in company with her mother, is spending the summer in the Rocky mountains near Ironton, Colo., met with two accidents recently either one of which might have been serious but which fortunately resulted in only slight injuries to her.

In coming down a steep mountain side the burro which she was riding stumbled and fell hurling her head long over its head. She was only slightly scratched and bruised and remounted the burro for the remainder of the trip.

A few days later, in company with her cousin, she was driving up a mountain side in a single buggy, when the horse began backing and could not be started forward. They were in imminent danger of going over a steep embankment beside the roadway and Miss Alpha jumped. She fell under the wheels and the vehicle passed her. Although she was considerably bruised she was not seriously hurt.


Today's Feature

Car Show Returns to Square.

News release

Greater Ozarks British Motoring Club is hosting the 6th Annual GOBMC Car and Cycle Blow-Out on the Carthage Square Saturday July 23. Over one hundred cars and cycles are expected to be on display Saturday starting at 9 a.m. through 3 p.m.

The weekend events begin Friday evening at the Econo-Lodge on west Central. Registration and hospitality cook out for registered guests to the show will take place on the east parking lot. Following the show on the Square Saturday afternoon there will be a driving event at the Memorial Hall west parking lot followed by the Banquet and awards presentations.

Sunday morning the Kendrick Place will host a brunch for show participants. More information is available at or by contacting 358-9166.


Received a Citation.

Renewable Environmental Resources last week received a citation from the Department of Natural Resources for excessive emissions due to complications with a waste water distillation unit.

Just Jake Talkin'

I’ve only got into poison ivy once that I know about. As a kid out huntin’, I apparently laid down in a ripe growth. It covered my stomach area. As ever’one knows, the real problem is that the more it itches, the more ya scratch. The more ya scratch, the more it itches and spreads.

The real battle is ta get it to stop itchin’ long enough ta let it heal. In other words, the less ya do the better off ya are.

This is of course the opposite of the procedure for the small cuts or abrasions that kids come up with. In that instance there needs ta be an effort to clean and cover, watch for infection and spreadin’. When a cut started itchin’ a little, it was usually a good sign. Sometimes it’s not so clear whether an itch needs scratchin’ or ignorin’. Sometimes it comes down to will power or knowledge, but usually just dumb luck.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Mornin' Maill
Weekly Column
Here's A Tip

By JoAnn Derson

It seems like such a little thing, but buy a spray nozzle for your garden hose. You won’t waste as much water, especially during tasks like washing your car and watering different areas of the garden. — C.C. in California

Exercise experts say the best calorie burners in the gym, in order, are: the treadmill, stair climber, elliptical machine and stationary bike. That is if you work out at the same intensity for the same amount of time.

When you have an event to look forward to, like a family reunion, it can be scary for little children to see relatives they don’t see often — even if those relatives love the kids to pieces. We got together a little photo book of people we would see, and we went over the pictures each night for several weeks before our family reunion. The faces were more familiar to the toddlers, and the older kids felt so grown-up because they knew many of the relatives’ names. — J.L. in Florida

I spilled a cup of red wine on one of my throw pillows. When I tried to get the stain out, it just spread and made it worse. I love the pillow since it is just the right size and really soft, so I covered it with new fabric. I ended up doing all the assorted pillows in the same fabric, and it made a big change in the room. I wish I had done it sooner. — I.F. in Pennsylvania

For moister and softer cookies, use honey as a substitute for a third of the sugar in your cookie recipe.

To get more gas for less, buy gas during the cooler hours of the day or at night. Gas is sold by volume, but it is more dense when it is cool. Therefore, you get more gas when you buy it cold. — R.D. in Alabama

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