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Monday, March 26, 2007 Volume XV, Number 197
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Veterans Alliance will meet
Tuesday night, March 27th at 7:00 p.m. in the
Legion Rooms of the Memorial Hall to plan the
Annual Memorial Day service. American Legion,
Disabled American Veterans, V.F.W., Chosen Few,
Order of Purple Heart of Vietnam, those who were
in the Middle East, Community Band and Boy Scouts
are requested to attend.
Did Ya Know?... The
McCune-Brooks Hospital Diabetic Support Group
will meet at 4 p.m. in the mbh cafeteria. The
topic will be "Food, Glorious Food."
Speakers: Jessica Coates, RD LD and Debbie Herbst
RD LD CDE.
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Lions Club Annual Broom Sale will begin
April 2. Pushbrooms available, will sell to
businesses. Call 358-6175 or 358-2666. Please
leave message if no answer.
This shirt is "dry-clean
only," which means its dirty. - Mitch
Businessman: Only yesterday I
lit my cigar with a twenty dollar bill.
Friend: How extravagant!
Businessman: Yes, it was a bill from my dentist,
and I wasnt going to pay it anyway.
You can only be young once but
you can be immature forever. - Dave Barry
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Poisoned by Pickles.
Mrs. John Hersey was taken
severely and suddenly sick yesterday morning and a
physician was hastily called. He found strong symptoms of
poison and on investigating it was found that Sunday
evening she had eaten heartily of some bottled pickles
that by their bright green color suggested at once to the
doctor the cause of the trouble. Prompt medical attention
relieved the patient and she will doubtless recover in a
Legs Broken Many Times.
James Wilkinson, a 7-year
old boy of this City, had his leg broken yesterday for
the eleventh time. He has a "fragility of the
bones," a peculiar disease which takes away the
strength of the bones.
At a spelling match in
Joplin the other night two teachers in the public school
fell down on the word "anodyne," and caused a
"ripple of smiles" when one had to take a seat
on the word "academy."
Throw BUS STOP.
Theatre, Carthage, Mo. is proud to present BUS
STOP written by William Inge. Directed by
Jonathon B. Peck, Produced by special arrangement
with Dramatist Play Service, Inc. with financial
assistance from Missouri Arts Council.
scheduled for April 5,6,7,13,14,&15 2007. The
box office will be open beginning March 26 from
10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Reservations are
required and may be made by calling Stones
Throw Theatre at 417-358-9665 or 417-358-7268 or
by e-mailing reservations to
The cast includes
Imma J. Curl as Grace Hoyland, Cheyla Navarre as
Elma Duckworth, Jonathon B. Peck as Carl, Sarah
A. McElyea as Cherie, Kevin L. Provins as Will
Masters, Douglas H. Dickey as Dr. Gerald Lyman,
Pete Schlau as Virgil Blessing, Andrew Bary as Bo
Theatre doors open
at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
with dinner being served at 6:30 p.m. and the
performance starting at 7:30 p.m. Sundays the
doors open at 12:30 p.m. with dinner at 1:00 p.m.
and the performance starting at 2:00 p.m.
Admission is $20.00 for adults, $19.00 for
seniors over 55 and groups of 10 or more. Youth
under 16 are $17.00, and children under 5 are
THE STORY: In the
middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of
Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside
diner. All roads are blocked, and four or five
weary travelers are going to have to hole up
until morning. Cherie, a nightclub chanteuse in a
sparkling gown and a seedy fur-trimmed jacket, is
the passenger with most to worry about.
Shes been pursued, made love to and finally
kidnapped by a twenty-one-year-old cowboy with a
ranch of his own and the romantic methods of an
unusually headstrong bull. The belligerent
cowhand is right behind her, ready to sling her
over his shoulder and carry her, alive and
kicking, all the way to Montana. Even as
shes ducking out from under his clumsy but
confident embraces, and screeching at him
fiercely to shut him up, she pauses to furrow her
forehead and muse, "Somehow deep inside of
me I got a funny feeling Im gonna end up in
" As a counterpoint to the
main romance, the proprietor of the cafe and the
bus driver at last find time to develop a
friendship of their own; a middle-age scholar
comes to terms with himself; and a young girl who
works in the cafe also gets her first taste of
illusionist André Kole will present a Magical
Spectacular March 31 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the
Carthage Senior High Auditorium. Sponsored by the
First Assembly of God, tickets are $5. Tickets
available at the door or by calling 358-8896.
If you use cast iron
post and pans, you dont ever wanna put them
in hot, soapy water. It takes the seasonin
out of em.
Some that Ive tried to
explain that to think itd be unhealthy to
not wash a cast iron skillet or grill. But if you
consider that sittin directly over the fire
probly heats up the pan just a little more
than any hot water you got, it only makes sense
that no germ is gonna hold up to that.
Cast iron should be reseasoned
ever year or so. Just heat it up a little and put
in a couple inches of lard and let it cook at a
decent temperature for about an hour. The grease
gets down in the pores of the skillet and keeps
things from stickin. To clean out a cast
iron pot, just take a paper towel and wipe it
down. Beats the heck outa that spray on stuff or
that stickless coatin they put on.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities
This Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
Detective Solves Ceiling Leak
Q: I read your
column about the e-mail from Nancy V. and her
inability to locate the source of a leak that
caused damage to her dining-room ceiling but not
to the bedroom ceiling above. I had the same
problem several years ago and experienced similar
frustrations. Nobody seemed able to find the
Finally I insisted
that my husband remove what I thought was a
damaged siding shingle. He found that the
installer had bent down one corner of the eaves
box when installing it. During heavy rains, the
water overflowed and ran down between the walls,
then across the dining-room ceiling to the center
Having a new eaves
box installed correctly fixed my problem. Perhaps
this information will help Nancy V. and others.
-- Mary D.
A: Thank you,
Mary! I mentioned in a previous column that a
house, besides providing shelter, is a system
that can keep it occupants comfortable and
healthy. If something in the system is damaged or
incorrectly installed, that comfort is
The eaves box end
is part of the fascia (the horizontal covering
along the roof eaves that protects roof timbers)
and is found at the corners of the eaves. Damage
to this or any part of the roofline system can
certainly cause interior leaks.
inspection of the roof, its joints, flashing,
eaves, soffits, gutters and other protective
systems is a very important suggestion. Note any
areas that are damaged or "not quite
right" -- dirtier than the surrounding area,
corroded or rusty, or clogged with debris -- and
contact a roofing professional for further
Also, remember to
get a written estimate and a detailed explanation
of damage and suggested repairs from the roofer
before agreeing to have the work done.
HOME TIP: Spring
is the most important time to inspect the
exterior of a house for damage, warping or cracks
caused by weather and debris strikes.
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