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Monday, June 4, 2007 Volume XV, Number 246
Did Ya Know?... Advanced
tickets for the June 8 Faris Family Concert are
available at the Powers Museum and Oldies and
Oddities Mall on the Square. Tickets are $7 or
adults, under 12 free.
Did Ya Know?... Spare
Cat Rescue will help pay for the spay or neuter
of your cat. Call for details. 417-358-6808.
Did Ya Know?... The
sixth annual Kids Fishing Day will be held
Saturday, June 9th from 8:00 a.m. until noon on
at Kellogg Lake in Carthage, Missouri.
You need a decoy when you hunt
Whats a decoy?
It looks like a duck, acts like a duck and still
isnt a duck.
Okay, now Ill ask one.
Heres a telegram from
Frank in Africa. He says he is sending some
What are you talking about?
Well, read it yourself. It says quite clearly:
Just captured two lions. Sending details by mail.
Judge: Do youmean to say that
such a physical wreck as he gave you that black
Joe: Your Honor, he wasnt such a physical
wreck until he gave me the black eye.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Mr. Lehman Buys a Home.
D. S. Miller has sold to
C. B. Lehman the property of Thos. R. Medae fronting east
on north Maple street. The price paid was $1,200. Mr.
Lehman, who is the head miller for Cowgill & Hill
will immediately move into his new home and Mr. Medae
will occupy the residence at the corner of Garrison
avenue and Vine street in which Mr. Lehman has been
W. U. Baldwin is out with
a new oil and gasoline wagon resplendent with bright
paint and varnish. Four weeks ago his team ran away and
smashed his old wagon into splinters, and since then Mr.
Baldwin has been delivering oil in any way he can rig up.
Very many cases of measles
are in town. Mary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. McGuire,
has them and her two brothers are waiting to get a chance
to have them.
The 30th Annual
Carthage Saddle Club Rodeo will be held June 8th
and 9th starting at 8 p.m. both nights. Special
guests this year will be 2007 Miss Rodeo Missouri
Melissa Houttuin. Also appearing will be the Old
Fort Days Dandies from The PRCA Old Days Rodeo in
Fort Smith, AR. The Dandies will present some
"edge of your seat breathe
taking" horse-back square dancing.
entertainment will be provided by the Cowboys and
Cowgirls who will bring in the Saddle Bronc,
Bareback, Calf Roping, Team Roping, Steer
Wrestling, Barrel Racing and BULL RIDING. Rodeo
Clown Dusty Jenkins will head up the cowboy
protection team and barrels of entertainment
throughout the evening.
Kids will have the
chance to enter the arena in the annual boot
scramble with cash prizes to the top winners. On
Friday evening the ceremonies will be held for
the Rodeo Royalty winners. On Saturday evening a
rodeo clown dress-alike contest will be held for
the kids. The winner will take home a very nice
prize. (Past prizes have been bicycles and $50.00
gift cards) this year is a surprise.
Saddle Club is a non-profit local organization.
The rodeo will be held at the Carthage Saddle
Club Arena located within Municipal Park in
Carthage. For more information call Steve at
417-358-6408 or 417-359-6107.
Im gonna have ta get me a pair of
up all us kids had a pair with the buckles. They
were big enough ta fit over the shoe and you
could tuck the pants leg down inside. They were
great for splashin in mud puddles and
wadin in the small ditch that ran in front
of the house.
There wasnt anything much
more fun that gettin out after a good
summer rain and sloppin around in the
Course now folks might think it
a little odd to see the neighbor out jumpin
up and down in a mud hole.
Thats one of the good
things bout bein a kid. You could do
things just cause ya wanted to.
If someone though your were a
little crazy, it just added to the fun.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities Mall
This Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
When to Call
Q: Yesterday I
used a spray gun with a compressor to spray latex
paint for about four hours in a hall and two
small bedrooms. I didnt wear a mask, but it
didnt seem to bother me at all. However,
when I was cleaning up, my nose started bleeding
profusely. I got the bleeding to stop and then
coughed up a couple of clots of blood, which I
assume was from the nosebleed.
This morning, I
woke up with a tremendous headache, nausea,
chills, low-grade fever and maybe even a little
shortness of breath. I stayed home from work, but
Im not sure if Ive got some type of
virus or if this is from exposure to the paint
fumes. What do you think? -- Mary J., via e-mail
A: Honestly, I
think your doctor can give you the best
information as to whether your symptoms were
caused by paint fumes or something else -- like a
cold or the flu. Anytime you feel lousy or have
unusual symptoms during or after a
home-improvement project involving chemicals, you
should contact your family doctor and describe
the symptoms. He or she may want to examine you
in order to rule out any serious problems and to
treat the symptoms.
If you have severe
symptoms, such as extreme dizziness, nausea or
vomiting, trouble breathing or chest pain, or if
you notice someone having these symptoms or
having difficulty responding or speaking, call
With latex paints
or any other chemicals -- including seemingly
mild cleaning solvents -- caution should always
be taken to minimize exposure. The space in which
they are used should be well-ventilated, and wear
gloves to protect your skin. When using materials
that produce heavy fumes, cover your mouth and
nose with either a paper mask or, ideally, a
respirator, and wear goggles to prevent eye
HOME TIP: To
restore paintbrushes that werent cleaned
completely and are stiff with old paint, boil
them in white vinegar for 15 minutes to soften
the paint and then comb out the bristles.
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