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Monday, June 25, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 6
Did Ya Know?... The City
of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes
Monday, June 25th through Friday, June 29th.
Areas will be sprayed in the evening of regular
trash pickup, between the hours of 8 p.m. and
midnight. It is recommended to turn off attic and
window fans when the sprayer is in the immediate
Did Ya Know?... Beimdiek
Insurance will host their 4th annual Salute a
Veteran Blood Drive on June 29th from 8 a.m. to 6
p.m. at 303 West Third Street. Must be at least
17 years old, over 110 pounds have not given
blood in the past 56 days. First time donors
should bring photo ID. For more info call
Did Ya Know?... Spare
Cat Rescue will help pay for the spay or neuter
of your cat. Call for details. 417-358-6808.
Is this the fire station?
Well, I have just had a new
rock garden built and Ive put in some new
Wheres the fire?
Some of these plants are very
Look here - you want the flower
No, I dont. I was coming
to that in a minute. My neighbors house is
on fire, and I dont want you firemen to run
all over my new garden when you come to put out
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
The union meeting last
night at the First Methodist Church was full of interest.
The subject for discussion was home missions, upon which
addresses were made by Rev. Messrs. Knauer, Sefton,
Norfleet and Hemingway and Mrs. R.B. Hall.
Mr. Norfleet in his
address condemned other congregations for dividing in
north and south branches.
Left His Creditors in
G.W. Rowley, a long time
jeweler at Carterville, but recently of McPherson, Kan.,
has skipped out and left his creditors in the lurch. A
dispatch from McPherson says that he secured $4,000
credit from wholesalers, borrowed $500 from the Farmers
and Merchants bank and contracted other debts. He packed
the valuable part of his stock in trunks and left for an
unknown destination. While at Carterville he was married
to Miss Flora Hedges, a popular school teacher at
YMCA Summer Day
For both parents
and kids, its never too early to start
thinking about plans for the summer. Parents want
to be sure their children are safe, supervised
and engaged in activities that keep their
kids minds and bodies active after summer
school lets out. Youngsters look forward to the
free time and simply want to have fun and learn
something new. The Fair Acres Family YMCA Day
Camp is a perfect option for parents who are
looking for a safe and fun place for their kids
to build healthy mind, body and spirit this
our greatest treasures and greatest
responsibility," said Bob Brower, Executive
Director of the Fair Acres Family YMCA.
"YMCA day camp helps kids grow positively,
meet healthy role models and learn good values -
all while having fun. We not only provide
memories that last a lifetime, but we also assure
parents that their kids are in good hands during
Day camp for youth
- one of the most popular programs offered by
YMCAs - provides youngsters with a unique
opportunity to connect with their peers and their
community. At YMCA day camp, campers enjoy a
broad range of age-appropriate programs, events
and activities, from swimming to sports to the
arts to crafts and much more.
"The need is
as strong today as ever before," said
Brower. "Being more physical through play
helps children better manage stress, succeed in
school, reduce stress, build energy and, most of
all, learn skills that encourage a lifetime of
YMCAs today are
collectively one of the nations largest
providers of camping programs with 265 resident
camps and nearly 2,000 day camps across the
country, including 120 specialty camps for kids
with disabilities. YMCAs serve nearly 400,000
youngsters and families each year through their
resident camping programs. Another 600,000 enroll
in YMCA day camps annually. YMCAs also employ
nearly 12,000 teenagers each summer as lifeguards
and camp counselors.
than 150 years, YMCAs have developed initiatives
and programs that have helped improve the
physical, social, emotional and spiritual health
for millions of Americans in diverse communities
across the country," said Brower.
"Participation in YMCA day camp provides
kids and families with a chance to build
friendship and community, a sense of well-being
and confidence and improved physical, mental and
The Fair Acres
Family YMCA Day Camp starts July 2 - August 10.
Camp runs from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sign ups may be
made on a weekly basis or for the entire summer.
Cost is $75 per week for YMCA members and $90 for
the general public. The Y also offers a $10
discount for each additional child.
may be obtained by visiting the YMCAs
website at www.fairacresymca.org or by calling
the YMCA at 417-358-1070.
Im surprised to still see kids ridin
around on two-wheel scooters. They probly
wouldnt believe that I had a similar mode
of transportation as a kid.
The one we owned had larger hard rubber
tires. It was a faded red with bright yellow
wheels. The nice added feature was ours had a
kick stand. A triangular shaped gizmo that
flipped up over the rear tire when the scooter
was in use. Just flip it down and the scooter
would rest on the stand.
At our house the bicycle was
the preferred vehicle, so the scooter pretty much
stayed in the garage after we reached the age of
five or six. The "little" kids were the
only ones who pulled out the scooter. Even they
typically preferred the three wheelers to
standin on the scooter pumpin along
with one leg.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities
This Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
Right Way to Clean a Grill?
Q: Im a
little confused by two conflicting sets of
grilling directions. My brother-in-law tells me
that a barbecue grill works best when thoroughly
clean, including the cooking surfaces and the
interior. My uncle tells me to just fire up the
grill for about 10 to 20 minutes and let the heat
burn away any old drippings. Im still
learning this "art" of grilling. What
do you recommend? -- Stacy in Secaucus, N.J.
A: Id go
with your brother-in-laws advice. Relying
on high heat to burn away drippings is not the
most reliable way to clean a grill. The drippings
will char, releasing less-than-healthy
byproducts, and if fresh food is cooked on a
grill with charred drippings still attached to
the underside, those byproducts could affect the
food. In addition, the heat may burn away
drippings from the cooking and heating surfaces,
but it probably wont affect materials that
have dropped into the bottom of the grill box.
A dirty, greasy
grill interior can cause uneven, inefficient
heating in charcoal and gas grills. Airflow is
very important for charcoal grills so that the
coals heat evenly and last a long time. Gas
grills have various components to safely
transport gas from the supply tank to the burner
element, and grease, debris and rust can
compromise this system.
So, clean the
grill interior completely before cooking. Grill
cleaners like Goo Gone (available in most stores
that sell grilling supplies) will loosen up
grease and soot deposits. Brush debris away from
surfaces and wash the cooking surface thoroughly
in the sink, with soap and water. DO let the
grill heat up for at least 10 minutes before
cooking, and clean the grill as soon as possible
afterward (let it cool down completely first).
outdoor grill will last for years and provide
reliable, steady heat -- the most important
element in becoming an outdoor grilling artist.
Grill in an
open area away from the house or trees.
Keep a fire
extinguisher and a box of baking soda nearby.
a hot grill unattended.
Never use a
grill indoors, whether gas or charcoal.
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