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published every weekday except major holidays
Wednesday, January 3, 2007 Volume XV, Number
Did Ya Know?... The
Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold
their monthly used booksale from 8:00 a.m. until
noon on Saturday, January 6 in the Library Annex,
510 S. Garrison Ave.
Did Ya Know?...
McCune-Brooks Hospital Golden Reflections morning
coffee will be held January 3rd at 10 a.m. in the
hospital cafeteria. An MBH pharmacist will be
available to answer questions about medications.
Did Ya Know?... The
winter session of Wednesday morning preschool
storytimes will begin January 10, at 10 a.m. in
the Library Annex.
The proudest day of his life
was when he learned how to tie his own shoes.
Then he broke his nose. They were tied together.
Guys in our neighborhood were
so tough they used to steal hubcaps from cars...
while they were still moving.
Theres no courtesy on the
highways today. One man put his arm out the
window to signal a lane change and somebody stole
A policeman stopped me and
said, "Let me see your drivers
license." I said, "Officer, youve
seen how I drive. Do you think anyone would give
me a license?"
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A Drilling Outfit
The Missouri Pacific pay
train collided with Will Kirkpatricks drilling
outfit which was crossing the tracks in the outskirts of
Joplin yesterday afternoon. The drill was annihilated and
the locomotive was also considerably damaged.
Girl Has Recovered.
Oma Wright, who said she
took morphine last week, attempting suicide, as the
result of unrequited love, has gradually been getting
better and is now fully recovered. Some of those who were
with her say that she suffered more from hysteria than
Carthage Roosters Won.
A series of rooster fights
is reported to have taken place at Webb City Friday night
in which Carthage birds won three fights from Joplin and
Carterville chickens. A big crowd is said to have been
A Normal Busy
Ride Into the New Year" is a service offered
by the City of Carthage and the Carthage Police
Department each year on New Years Eve
allowing people a free taxi ride from anywhere in
Carthage to anywhere in Carthage with no
This year four
people utilized the service. Police Chief Dennis
Veach said that those four felt compelled not to
drive, and that is why the service is offered.
takes one," said Veach, about the danger of
Veach said that
the weekend was not extraordinarily hectic,
calling it a "normal busy weekend."
From Smoking" Course.
Hospital will hold a "Freedom From
Smoking" class beginning on January 11 in.
The eight week course provides a complete plan to
prepare to quit smoking, helps set a quit date
and provides techniques for coping with urges to
smoke and the various stresses of quitting. The
cost for the cessation program is normally $65,
$50 when a friend enters as well. Call 359-2452
or 359-2432 for more information or to sign up.
No Stench Detected on
I hear some complainin from time to time
from folks who have more trouble rememberin
than they used to. Some fear it might be caused
by gettin older.
there is probly some who loose
memberin capacity as the years go by,
Im more inclined to believe as ya get
older, youre just more picky as ta what ya
store in the brain.
Ive heard ya only use
about 10% of our grey matter. Maybe the longer ya
live, the less room ya have for stuff that
isnt really important to ya. Most folks
have some really good memories tucked away that
takes up precious head room. Plus, as we mature,
we are better able to distinguish what we should
remember and what isnt really worth the
effort. Im sure there was a point to all
this, but I lost it.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
By JoAnn Derson
Sale items for January: Still on
sale are overstock Christmas or holiday items,
sports equipment, gym memberships, furniture, bed
and bath linens and computers and electronics.
"To keep light
bulbs from sticking in the socket, apply
petroleum jelly to the base of the bulb before
screwing it into the fixture." -- B.D. in
"After the rush of
the holidays, our family has a little tradition
of its own. We reserve one night to watch all our
home movies from the season. We usually end up
watching some of the other years too. And
our son has become a whiz at putting together
slideshows on DVD of digital pictures, so we look
forward to the first of many photo slideshows to
add to the nights entertainment." --
Y.K. in Alabama
To make your own special
flavor of coffee creamer, use a pint of fat-free
or low-fat half and half and add the extract or
spices of your choice. Some ideas: peppermint
extract, chocolate syrup, almond extract,
cinnamon, nutmeg or vanilla extract.
"A shirt that I
love has sleeves with ribbon ties at the end. The
ribbon is silky and invariably unties -- even
with a double knot. My mother came to visit and
came up with a wonderful solution. She tied the
ends in a nice, even bow and then put a stitch
through the whole thing. It never comes untied
now, and it looks great!" -- A.L. in
When taking down holiday
lights outdoors, remember to use the buddy system
for safety. No one should be up on a ladder
without a second person watching out for him or
her. Also, dont overreach. The few minutes
spent repositioning a ladder are better than the
hours you might spend in an emergency room.
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