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published every weekday except major holidays
Monday, December 10, 2007 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?... The Fair
Acres Family YMCA invites the public to help
celebrate Sharon Croleys retirement after
12 years of service. An open house will be held
Thursday, December 13 in the game room of the Y
from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Did Ya Know?... The
public is invited to experience a live Nativity
at the First Baptist Church in Carthage, 631
South Garrison. Free performances will be held
every half hour from 6:30 to 8:30 on December 13,
14 and 15. Complimentary snacks, hot chocolate
and cookies will be served between performances.
Whats that I smell?
For the lands sake!
Dont you ever take a
I cant get away.
Why? Cant the firm get along without you.
Quite easily. Thats what I dont want
them to find out.
You sold me this car two weeks
Tell me again all you said about it then.
Im getting discouraged.
Only the wife of an aviator is
glad to see her husband down and out.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Wants to Marry But Has
A decrepit old man named
Davis, has been on the streets for a day or two trying to
take a subscription with which to procure a license to
marry the maiden of his choice. He says that the girl is
willing but that he is a little short of cash.
Contributions come slowly and the wedding seems not
likely to occur for a day or two.
Stealer Stolen From.
Old man Carson was
released from the county jail in this City where he
served a term for stealing at Joplin. When he returned to
that town to get his wagon and team which he had left
with a friend named Williams, he found Williams missing
and the team and wagon likewise. He acknowledged that to
him it was worse to be stolen from than to steal.
Palmers perfumes are
superior, lovely Christmas gifts. - Post-Evans.
has been received from the Carthage Police
Department concerning last Thursdays Mornin
Mail story about prowlers on the roof of a
building on the historic Carthage Square. The
media release reads as follows:
early morning hours of 12-05-07 officers
responded to a call of individuals on the roof of
112 E. 4th on the Carthage square. Officers went
up onto the roof and a 16-year old juvenile was
subsequently detained for burglary and possession
of a prohibited weapon. This juvenile was also
wanted out of Ford County, Kansas, for burglary.
Aaron J. Miller, 17, Carthage and Dakota W.
Bertalotto, 17, Carthage, were also arrested for
burglary. After the juvenile was transported to
the Police Department he briefly escaped custody
while being taken from the patrol car to the
Police Department door. After a short foot
pursuit he was recaptured on the Braums
parking lot. Numerous burglaries around the
Carthage square were cleared as a result of these
arrests. Numerous items of stolen property were
also located and returned to the owners."
I learned a long time ago that one place I
dont wanna be is a passenger on a
motorcycle. There is, of course a trick ta
ridin on the passenger seat of a cycle. The
trick is givin complete control of the
vehicle over to the person doin the
This is a
difficult thing to do in cases, like mine, where
you dont have complete trust in the person
youre ridin with. That fellas
problem was that he felt as though he had
complete control over external factors, such as
other vehicles sharin a roadway.
I suppose Id always known
that this guy had little fear of losin his
live, but it irked me more that he had no respect
for my well bein. You can bet one thing,
though, until he stopped that bike, I was the
best darned passenger that ever was.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities
This Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
everyone! Weve reached the last big holiday
weeks of the year, relatives are on your
doorstep, and youre already planning what
to do for New Years Eve.
If you are hosting
extended family or friends, remember just a few
things to make their visit more comfortable and
smoke and carbon monoxide detectors throughout
the house to make sure they work.
guest rooms before visitors arrive. Make sure the
heating vents are open; if the air seems a bit
stale, open the windows for an hour before
opening the vents. Stock extra blankets and
pillows in each room.
If you use
space heaters, strictly observe safety rules.
Keep the heater out of reach of children, off the
floor and several feet away from clothing,
blankets or curtains. Make sure the room is
well-ventilated -- in fact, its far better
to have a slight chill in a room than stuffy
gate around your fireplace so that small children
cant open it; put matches and kindling on
candles or lanterns and put them away while your
visitors are there. If the power goes out, bring
out the lanterns; otherwise, dont tempt
smoking area before the party or visit, and place
at least one ashtray there.
unused electrical outlets.
climates, keep a bag of sand or cat litter in the
garage, in case the driveway and walkways ice up.
your chin up, take a deep breath, and enjoy a
house packed with family and friends this season!
HOME TIP: Attach
an inexpensive wrench to your gas meter -- one
that fits the cutoff valve. In an emergency,
youll be able to stop gas from entering
your home much more quickly.
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