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Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Volume XV, Number 235

did ya know?

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.

today's laugh

I heard you’re working at the grocery.

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."

That’s 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 Salesman.

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 Tucker’s 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 mother’s 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 Store.


Today's Feature

Closed Through May 28.

The Carthage 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 fall.

Committee Meetings Postponed.

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.

Just Jake Talkin'

There’s 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 that’s ta keep animals from pushin’ under.

Course we’ve all seen ‘em around young trees. It’s 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. It’s free of charge and lasts until May 26th. Ya gotta take the wheels and rims off first though, otherwise they won’t take ‘em.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Mornin' Mail

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 well."

• Here’s 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 can’s mouth, creating a great little place to wipe off excess paint. Just bag and toss when you’re finished painting.

• 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

• "Here’s one 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 California

• "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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