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published every weekday except major holidays
Wednesday, January 31, 2007 Volume XV, Number
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Lions Club will hold a pancake feed on
Saturday, February 3, from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. in
the Carthage Memorial Hall. Golden Pancakes and
Sausage, Drink Included, $4.00.
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Recycling Drop Off Center is accepting
yard waste including branches free of charge
until February 2, in an effort to assist with the
cleanup after last weeks ice storms.
Additionally, yard waste may be placed for
collection with items for regular trash pickup.
Those branches must be no more than 4" in
diameter, cut to no more than 4 long and
bundled. Bundles are to weigh no more than 50
pounds. ID may be required.
Did Ya Know?...
Beginning February 5, volunteers will be
available at the C.A.N. D.O. Senior Center, 404
E. 3rd to assist with Missouri Property Tax
Credit Claims. Mondays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Know?... February is Cardiac
Rehabilitation Month at McCune-Brooks Hospital:
You can have Lipid Panel drawn for $18.00 anytime
Monday through Friday in the Lab. Call 359-2432
for more information. * Nothing to eat or drink
8-12 hours prior to test, report directly to mbh
I dont date women my own
age - there are no women my own age. - George
A crazy guy ran up to me today
and kept yelling, "Call me a doctor! Call me
a doctor!" I said, "Whats the
matter? Are you sick?" He said, "No, I
just graduated from medical school!" - Henny
You cant believe
everything you hear, but its fun to repeat
it anyway. - Milton Berle
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Surprised Their Pastor.
Parishioners Make a Call on Dr. and Mrs. Stewart.
Dr. and Mrs. C.A. Stewart,
of the Westminster Presbyterian church, were completely
surprised by a party consisting of 76 of the members of
the church who arrived at their home unannounced last
Each one brought some
useful present and Dr. and Mrs. Stewart will be relieved
of running any grocery bills for a month or two to come.
Canned goods predominated, and of these there was a great
variety. All present spent a delightful evening.
A Wise Suggestion.
If, instead of quarreling
over the conflicting propositions, that lock jaw caused
by toy pistols is occasioned by a germ in the powder, and
it is on the skin and carried into the circulation by the
powder, the scientists would inaugurate a campaign
against the toy pistol itself they could command the
gratitude of the community. - Lamar Democrat.
Arriving from all
corners of the state, 24 history teachers will
gather in Carthage and Joplin February 1-3 in the
inaugural event of Mastering American History, a
project to provide teachers from low income and
underperforming school districts a Masters
degree in American History.
History is a program of the Carthage R-IX School
District in partnership with Missouri Southern
State University and the University of Missouri -
Saint Louis. The project is funded by a Teaching
American History Grant from the U.S. Department
of Education, Office of Innovation and
Improvement. At the heart of the grant is the
opportunity for 24 teachers from across the state
to earn a masters degree in history - online and
free of charge. Mastering American History also
provides History Day Workshops for teachers and a
lecture series open to the public.
during the 3-year grant, the participating
teachers will attend an Immersive Weekend
involving scholarly lectures, teaching workshops,
and visits to local historic sites. Teachers
began their coursework in January via the distant
learning technology at MSSU and will complete
their degrees in 2009.
weekend begins Thursday, February 1 at 6 p.m. at
Historic Phelps House in Carthage when the
teachers will come together as a group for the
first time for a Welcome and Orientation Dinner.
Grant activities will continue all-day Friday and
Saturday on the MSSU Campus.
The capstone event
is a lecture by former U.S. Ambassador Dr. Edward
J. Perkins. Ambassador Perkins served as the U.S.
representative to South Africa in the 1980s and
had an important role in dismantling the
apartheid regime there. He also served in many
other posts in his long State Department career,
including U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
Ambassador Perkins will speak Friday, February 2
at 7:00 p.m. in the Webster Auditorium on MSSU
campus in an event that is free and open to the
No Stench Detected Near the
there are few things as complicated as
shoppin for a home sound system.
At one point in time the most critical
part of a "stereo" was gettin a
good stylus for the turn table. Next was
gettin the best speakers you could afford.
What went in between was more a matter of brand
loyalty or taste.
The systems available today
contain so many options and configurations that
its hard to determine whats important
or even necessary. Now add in the possibility of
high definition tv, and the purchase of a
"home entertainment" center has turned
into a life altering experience.
At the current, Im
thinkin an am radio and an old record
player may be all the entertainment I can handle.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
By JoAnn Derson
"Use rubbing alcohol to
erase permanent markers from countertops. Rubbing
alcohol will dissolve the marker back to a liquid
state, so you can wipe it off. Test all surfaces
in an inconspicuous area first." -- B.D. in
"If you start
planning your vacation early, you can get a great
deal. Look for early-bird specials on vacation
condos. We got a super deal on a condo in Florida
for the spring." -- Vacation Deal in
"Need to mix that
ground meat for meatloaf or meatballs? Slip each
hand into a plastic baggie, quart size or larger
works best. Then you can mush away without
messing up your hands." -- R.K. in North
Keep leftover rice or
pasta moist by covering it with a damp (not wet)
paper towel when microwaving.
"To clean prints
off of wallpaper, wad up a slice of white bread.
Use it to rub the smudges right off. It works and
does not harm the wallpaper at all." --
I.M.D. in Oregon
Need some extra cash?
Most of us have an ever-growing collection of
movies on DVD or even VHS that are unlikely to
see the light of the TV screen in our homes. Sell
them on eBay or at a garage sale.
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