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Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Volume XV, Number 235
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Shrine Train Crew will hold its annual
fish fry Wednesday May 16th at 6:00. It will be
held at the Carthage Shrine Club Frerer Hall 1
mile south of HH Hwy on CR170. Stag only.
Did Ya Know?... The
"Emma Sanders Memorial Fund" has been
established at Southwest Missouri Bank by friends
of the Sanders family. This is to give those
showing concern for the family an opportunity to
help. Contributions to the fund can be made at
any Southwest Missouri Bank.
Did Ya Know?... A Master
Gardener will be available to answer gardening
questions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from
9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. through August 10.
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
Extension. Call 358-2158 or stop by the Jasper
County University of Missouri Extension Center in
the basement of the Jasper County Courthouse.
I heard youre working at
I was but I got fired. You see,
the boss told me to listen to his sales talk. A
lady came in and asked for tomatoes. He said,
"Lady, we have canned tomatoes with the
flavor and fragrance fresh from the vine."
Thats good salesmanship.
You should have followed his talk.
I did. The first one came in
and asked for canned pigs feet. I said,
"Lady we have canned pigs feet with
the flavor and fragrance fresh from the pig-sty.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
New a Traveling
Darrell Westcott, a former
Carthage boy, but who has been employed in Kansas City
for the past year, has taken a position with the
Beargrove Distillery Co. of that city as traveling
salesman at a salary of $50 per month and all traveling
expenses. His territory is the state of Iowa. If he is
successful he has every prospect for further advancement.
Rented the Leidy Farm.
Chas. Smothers, who has
been living on the farm of his mother, Mrs. Sarah A.
Smothers near Tuckers Ford, moved Monday to the
J.G. Leidy farm near Massur, which he has rented. Later
Mr. Leidy intends to move to Carthage. Geo. Smothers, a
brother, will farm their mothers place.
We will be selling our own
brand of paint at $1.25 per gallon. Guaranteed not to
crack, flake or chalk. We mean business. Post-Evans Drug
Public Library will be closed through May 28 for
the purpose of moving books and equipment into
its newly constructed addition.
It is scheduled to
reopen on May 28 at 9 a.m. at which point it will
begin operating exclusively from the new
addition. During this time the original library
building will be closed for renovation. That
renovation is anticipated to be complete in the
Two City Council
committee meetings have been cancelled this week,
the Budget and the Public Works committee
meetings which were scheduled for Monday and
Tuesday. These cancellations are due, at least in
part, to the absence of City Administrator Tom
Short, who plays an integral role in the
proceedings of these committees.
On Friday last
week Russell Short, 18, son of City Administrator
Short and wife Jill, passed away. A memorial
service is scheduled for today at 4 p.m. in the
First Christian Church Lighthouse. City Hall and
the Carthage Parks and Recreation Department will
be closed beginning at 3:00 p.m. for the service.
Theres a lotta
ideas out there about what ta do with old tires.
Farmers have been known to line
em up along a fence. I suppose thats
ta keep animals from pushin under.
Course weve all seen
em around young trees. Its a pretty
good way ta keep the mower away from em.
Tire swings are always an
option, for those who are so inclined.
Football teams have been known
to use rows of tires for trainin purposes.
Then there are some folks that
just want to get rid of them. Right now, the
Carthage Recycling Center is accepting up to 4
tires per household. Its free of charge and
lasts until May 26th. Ya gotta take the wheels
and rims off first though, otherwise they
wont take em.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
D.A. from Massachusetts
writes: "Wash your hands with cold water and
salt to remove fish odors, and onion odors as
Heres a re-use for
you: An old coffee can works very well as a paint
can. Make it even more convenient to use by
stretching a large rubber band around the can so
that it straddles the cans mouth, creating
a great little place to wipe off excess paint.
Just bag and toss when youre finished
To get bubble gum off of
clothes, pick off as much as you can, then hold
an ice cube against whatever is left over so it
will harden. It should chip off. Liberally daub
with stain pretreater, then launder as usual.
"Always remove good
buttons from apparel before discarding it. Keep
like buttons together in small plastic bags to
save money when you make a garment that needs a
set!" -- C.P. in New Jersey
way to save calories when eating out at a
restaurant: Ask for dressing on the side. A lot
of restaurants really drown their salads, and you
could use half, a third or sometimes even only a
quarter of the dressing." -- U.L. in
"Never soak knives
with wooden handles. I just ruined four of my
best knives this way. Make sure you put them
aside, because the wood will expand in the water
and crack when it dries." -- R.D. in Texas
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