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Wednesday, December 12, 2007 Volume XVI,
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.
Let me see your driving
Well, as a matter of fact, officer, I dont
happen to have it on me, but if it will save you
any bother I can assure you its very much
like any other old driving license.
My husband is particularly
liable to seasickness, Captain.
Ive heard the complaint before, maam.
Could you tell me what to do in case of an
Taint necessary, maam. Instinct will
Do you have hot and cold water?
Yes. Hot in the summer and cold in the winter.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A High Grade Concert.
Was That Given by the
Cottey College Pupils in Carthage Last Night.
The music pupils of Cottey
college at Nevada highly entertained a large audience at
the First Methodist Church last night with a recital of
vocal and instrumental music that would have done credit
The ensemble work of the
company of ten musicians playing upon violins, viola,
violincellos and piano, directed by Dr. Edwuard Blitz,
teacher of violin in the school, was simply grand and
called forth repeated encores from the audience. An
excellent class of music was rendered, showing that the
young people are having their musical taste cultivated in
the right way.
The vocal solos of Miss
Kate Stockard were among the most pleasing numbers on the
programme and she was forced to respond to an encore each
time she appeared.
The ice storm that
began on Sunday has since caused much damage in
the form of falling trees and tree limbs in
Carthage. The City landfill is accepting fallen
limbs from the yards of Carthage citizens free of
charge due to the severity of the storm.
Streets Department has been exerting a great
effort in trying to keep the streets clear for
traffic. Street Commissioner Tom Shelley noted
that the damage to the trees was far worse, and
the buildup of ice on the streets far less than
during the previous storm last January. Shelley
said that the better driving conditions had
allowed the Street Department to work more
quickly on clearing the streets and alleys.
Carthage Water and
Electric Plant has also been very busy attempting
to restore power in areas where the falling
branches have disconnected lines. A Carthage
Water and Electric representative said on Tuesday
evening that there were still hundreds of
citizens without power. The CW&EP linemen
were at that point preparing to work through the
night. Additional electrical crews from
Springfield are expected in Carthage to assist
the plant in restoring power.
Ive been doin some cleanin over
the last couple a weeks.
are hard for me to throw away. It seems that they
just keep stackin up. Most of em have
been at least used for reference ever now
and then, quite a few have been read at least
once. I suppose that once theyve been read
their purpose has been served, but I always know
there is somethin in there that Ill
forget or need to know at a later date.
Magazines with useful
information are hard enough to throw away, but
real, hard-bound books are near impossible.
Ive got one box full of em
thats going to go on that
someday-to-be-built book shelf, and another stack
of em that Ive been meanin to
read when Ive got some spare time. Even the
books I didnt enjoy have some usefulness.
They can serve as bad examples.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
"Be sure to secure
pets before you host a holiday party. Now is a
great time to look into pet sitters and boarding
facilities in your town. You wouldnt want
Fido or Fluffy to get hurt by unattended
decorations or party food, or to be accidentally
let out (or run over!) by your guests. Better to
be safe than sorry!" -- C.L. in Missouri
"I bought a fairly
large and nice-looking outdoor rug over the
summer. I almost packed it away with the outdoor
furniture, but something made me hang on to it in
our garage. I had a lot of guests for
Thanksgiving, and I put it in the entryway, where
people were coming in from a muddy outside. After
everyone went home, up it came, and it was rinsed
off good as new. I will bring it back whenever I
expect more people than my mudroom can
handle." -- K.B. in New Hampshire
Line a measuring cup
with a plastic sandwich bag or plastic wrap to
keep it clean between uses if you know you will
be using it for multiple ingredients.
"At a home center
recently, I saw a zip-up bag to store artificial
Christmas trees. This bag looked like luggage,
with wheels on one end. I have purchased two, and
I use them under my bed to store off-season
clothes. I can pull the handle and they wheel
right out, and I no longer have to get down on
the ground and tug them out, as I used to do.
Its a back-saver." -- I.W., via e-mail
"A great way to
make your home comfortable for guests is to print
out a copy of the channel lineup for your cable
service provider. You also can print out common
remote control buttons or any remote control or
TV instructions for playing a DVD, etc. This
helps us older folks enjoy a few hours of TV time
while the younger kids are out at work or
school." -- H.P. in Nebraska
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