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Wednesday, June 6, 2007 Volume XV, Number 248
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.
Did Ya Know?... The Mens
Auxiliary of VFW Post 2591 will hold a Membership
Drive and free bar-b-que on Saturday, June 9,
2007 beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the Post home,
west of Carthage at the intersection of 96 and
171 highways. The Public is invited. Horseshoe
Tournament, draw for partner, $5.00 per person.
So, you want to marry my
daughter? What are your means?
I expect shortly to come into a fortune of
between one thousand and four hundred thousand
Why are you so uncertain about the amount?
Its a ticket I have in a Sweepstake.
Whats it called when
someone is married to three people at one time;
No. Being married to two people is bigotry. Three
would be trigonometry.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Gave the Wrong Name.
The wedding of E.M. Hailer
and Amanda J. McDonald, of Joplin, which occurred Friday
night at the courthouse had a rather unusual sequel.
Saturday evening the bride
and groom came back to the court house after office hours
and sent for Deputy Recorder Bond Haughawout. They said
that the bride had by mistake given her maiden name in
securing the license, whereas she was a widow named
Wilfrey. They wanted the matter corrected.
The deputy recorder
explained that he could not make the necessary correction
except in conjunction with Judge Davis who had performed
the ceremony, so a messenger was sent to Judge
Davis home to bring him back to the court house.
As he was not home and
could not be found, it was agreed that the deputy
recorder should attend to the matter and see Judge Davis
this morning and forward the papers to the bride by mail.
The bride did not like
this arrangement. "I am afraid I might be arrested
any day as long as the license papers are not
right," she said. However there seemed no other way
than to wait. The corrected license papers were forwarded
to the couple this morning by mail.
Services Committee met Monday evening in Carter
Park and heard from Margaret Hartman and Tricia
Coates of the Mimosa Garden Club.
Hartman told the
committee that the Mimosa Garden club currently
maintains 13 planters around the square in which
it plants flowers twice a year. The Club had
recently proposed an idea to remove those
planters and in their place install four larger
planters at the corners of the sidewalk on the
inside of the square.
The new planters
would be made of a decorated concrete and would
stand approximately 45 inches tall, which Hartman
said would reduce the risk of tripping over them,
and decrease the likelihood of them being stolen
from the square. Hartman presented photographs of
the proposed new planters to the committee and
asked approval of the proposal.
inquired who would be responsible for watering
the plants. Hartman said the club was hoping that
the City Parks Department could water the plants.
Parks Director Alan Bull said that the closest
his workers currently come to the square is
Central Park, but that they may be able to add
the planters into the watering schedule.
Claude Newport said he thought it would be nice
to see more color on the square, and added that
the plants should only need to be watered about
twice a week, if they are filled properly.
agreed to forward the proposal to Council with a
recommendation to approve the new planters.
The committee also
heard from Kellogg Lake Nature Center and
Preserve board member Jo Ellis concerning the
upcoming Kids Fishing Day, to be held at the lake
this Saturday, June 9, beginning at 8 a.m. Ellis
told the committee that the lake has been
stocked, and is currently closed for fishing, to
allow the children a good opportunity to catch
fish. Ellis also noted that volunteers were still
needed to help with the event.
Gonna be quite a week end. The Acoustic Festival
and Kids Fishing Day goin on. Lotta
folks goin here and there. Traffic could be
somewhat of a problem on the main routes.
Its times like that the locals
have a real advantage. Knowin the back
roads and streets with only a few stop signs. The
only problem is gettin in the middle of a
batch of tourist traffic before ya know what
happened. The tourist typically likes ta take
their time and look around at all the usual sites
of Carthage. Best ta keep your full distance when
followin in your auto.
I know when Im outa
state, I use the tourist attitude to take my time
when drivin through an interestin
town. Have patience. Please dont use the
profane language I heard directed at me
durin my last outastate visit.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
How long do tennis shoes
last? You can keep them smelling nice with baking
soda or charcoal briquettes, but after about 500
miles of wear, the materials start to break down.
If they are just your walking-around shoes, you
can stretch that a bit longer, but if you are a
runner and rely on their stability and support,
toss and replace.
Have white linens that
need a little brightening? Boil up a pot of
water, add several lemon slices (squeezed out)
and then add the linens. Allow to soak until
cool, and then launder as usual.
"I replaced my
washcloths, since they were starting to break
down, but I cut them in half and now use them to
wipe down the mirror and sink after brushing my
teeth or when my husband shaves. They are
convenient and easy to use, make the bathroom
cleaner and can be popped into the wash with the
other towels." -- R.I. in California
"If you have small
children, you no doubt have many small plastic
toys that could use a little cleaning. If you use
a mesh laundry bag made for delicates, you can
put those pieces right in your dishwasher, in
most cases. This works especially well for bath
toys, but it can be used for Barbie dolls and
other all-plastic items, too. Make sure you put
the bag on the top rack only!" -- A.J. in
"I have always
found it hard to fold fitted sheets. They used to
end up in a terrible ball, stuffed in the linen
closet. Then my roommate showed me how she folds
hers: Put them on the bed first. Then take one
side over to the other, and fold. I even fold the
fitted and flat sheets together, and stuff the
whole square into a pillowcase. Its much
neater this way." -- M.G. in Washington
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