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Wednesday, February 28, 2007 Volume XV,
Did Ya Know?... Avilla
R-13 School is having a Carnival/Chili Supper
Saturday, March 3rd beginning at 4:00 p.m. The
theme this year is "A Hawaiian Luau."
Tickets may be purchased through the school
office or the night of the carnival. Proceeds
from the PTO carnival will be used to make Avilla
School the best place possible for Avilla
Did Ya Know?... The
Family Literacy Center is selling Easter eggs to
benefit literacy in Carthage. Eggs are $3.00
each, Peanut Butter, Raspberry, Mint, Coconut,
Maple Nut. 417-358-5926 Call today to pick up
eggs at the Center, 706 Orchard, Carthage.
Did Ya Know?... Rolling
Thunder will hold a Chili Feed and Silent Auction
Saturday, March 3 from 12:00 noon to ? in VFW
Post #2590, intersection of 96 and 171 Highways,
Carthage. All you can eat. Public Invited, male,
female, children. $5.00 adult, $3.00 Child.
Someday youll go too far,
and I hope youll stay there.
What is worth doing is worth
the trouble of asking somebody to do it. -
If I get big laughs, Im a
comedian. If I get small laughs, Im a
humorist. If I get no laughs, Im a singer.
- George Burns
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Same Old Chisel Racket.
Chiseler" is abroad again. Last night he sneaked
down the dark and weedy alley back of E. J.
Kreiders second hand and furniture store on North
Main street, and pried away at the window. Finally he
broke the glass, lowered the window and climbed in. He
left through the rear door, unlatching it from within.
This morning when Jerry
Taylor opened up he missed some things. Five watches, two
gold and three silver, twelve watch chains and a
ladys necklace were not in their accustomed place
and a brown suit of clothes was also gone. The loss is
estimated at $50. No clue has yet been found.
Lawrence Havens, the
popular grocery clerk of this city, has been obliged on
account of ill health, caused by close confinement in the
store to give up his position with Walter Wells. In order
to secure outdoor work he has decided to run a transfer
wagon, and will begin the business at once.
evenings Public Safety Committee meeting
the committee approved a motion to request a
letter of support from Mayor Jim Woestman for
Spare Cat Rescue. Spare Cat Rescue is a Carthage
based foster care system for last chance cats.
Kaylene Cole of
Spare Cat Rescue was present at the meeting to
discuss the request. Cole said that Spare Cat
Rescue was in the process of applying for a grant
from the Southwest Missouri Foundation for
financial assistance for a program to help local
cat owners get their pets spayed and neutered.
The grant, if approved, would assist with the
spay/neuter of 50 animals with the pets
owners paying half of the cost for the procedure.
Cole said that she would appreciate a show of
support from the City.
according to Cole, will accept injured, sick and
elderly cats and will treat and fix broken bones
prior to seeking homes for the animals.
Tom Flanigan recommended a motion to forward the
recommendation to City Council for the Mayor to
draft a letter of support. The motion was
No Stench Detected on
Its gettin ta
be porch sittin weather. Not too cool but
not warm enough ta let the bugs get a foothold.
The problem is sittin on the porch ya
always see those things ya didnt get done
in the yard last summer. The temptation is ta get
up and go do it.
such temptations is a lot easier sittin in
front of the tv. Ya dont see that little
spot ya missed paintin up in the corner, or
that one last piece a trim that ya never quite
nailed down. Up ta now were just
talkin bout things actually on the
porch. Out in the yard there is always that
stubborn elm that keeps tryin to sprout up
ever spring. Seems like most of my porch
sittin sessions end up with me
tinkerin with this or that. At least this
time a year, the sun goes down soon enough ta
keep those big projects on the back burner.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
By JoAnn Derson
"I line my veggie and fruit
drawers with plain paper towels to avoid messes
in the refrigerator." -- A Reader, via
"For grease stains
on fabric, I dont reach any farther than my
kitchen sink. I saturate it with dishwashing
liquid and throw it in the washer. It works
better than any stain stick." -- W.D. in
probably five uses for pantyhose with runs in
them. Heres one I heard from a friend that
I had never heard before. Scrunch one leg up and
use it like a dusting mitt on upholstered
furniture to get rid of cat hair. I guess it
would work for all pet hair, but I do this every
day now, and its so easy." -- G.T. in
If you have a stinky
sink problem, check your garbage disposal. The
plastic insert in the drain will usually pull out
to give you a better look. Sometimes, all that is
needed is to clean the plastic insert -- it can
collect a nasty food slime on the disposal-facing
side. You can also try running it for a few
minutes with ice cubes, citrus peels, or baking
soda and vinegar.
"We have a ton of
books, and to keep them relatively free of dust I
use a hair dryer to blow them off. Work from the
top down, then vacuum up the floor." -- P.D.
"In one of my pizza
boxes, I noticed a sheet of plastic netting that
keeps the pizza crust crispy during delivery. I
saved it, thinking I would find a use for it. I
did -- in my dishwasher! I had several small
plastic containers that kept flipping up and
collecting water, so I lined them up and placed
the netting over them. I laid a spatula on top to
keep it in place. It totally worked." --
A.A. in Florida
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