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Wednesday, May 2, 2007 Volume XV, Number 224
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Odyssey of the Mind teams will hold a
Biscuit & Gravy feed and a giant 20-Family
Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 5 from 7 a.m. to 2
p.m. in the Carthage Junior High. All you care to
eat, $3.00. Benefits from the fundraiser will
help send three teams to the Odyssey of the Mind
World Finals Competition at Michigan State
Did Ya Know?... Although
the City-Wide Cleanup will not be held this year,
the City-Wide Yard Sale is still on the schedule.
Dates for the sale are May 4 and 5.
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.
What is your rule for
I set as long as I can hold my breath and then
put in a comma; when I yawn I put in a semicolon,
and when I doze off, thats the end of the
I took Pete and his girl friend
to dinner the other night. They laughed and
laughed when I spoke to the waiter in French -
but they didnt know that I told him to give
Pete the check.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Back From California.
Tom Plain returned
yesterday from California where he recently went with his
wife. He left his wife there to spend the summer with her
daughter. He reports that he found that there was no work
to be had on the coast this year on account of a
comparative failure of the fruit crop. Hence his return.
Lewis Mallory Not
There was an reporting
error a few days ago when one of the items read that
Lewis Mallory was arrested for peace disturbance. Mr.
Mallorys name appeared in the official papers seen
at Justice Woodwards office simply as bondsman for
two men who were in custody.
Has Plenty of Time.
Police Judge Loyd is
having plenty of time this week to fish - which is his
chief sport. Not a case has been tried in his court for
over a week.
Annual May Cemetery Event.
Cemeterys 3rd Annual May Cemetery Event
will be held Saturday, May 5th beginning at 5:30
p.m. in Park Cemetery.
The program will
begin with a Memorial Dedication to Lt. Lyman
Burch. Burch was a 1st Lt. in the Civil War who
never had a Memorial Marker placed on his burial
site. A Civil War Military Gun Salute is planned,
with Steve Cottrell saying a few words at the
A chautauqua will
be held following the dedication. Priscilla
Bethel and Doug Dickey from Stones Throw
Theater will portray two prominent individuals
who helped shape Carthage, MO. The two
individuals are Emma Knell and Ward Schrantz. The
Heartland Band, led by Vicki Mays and Nancy
Sanders, will provide musical entertainment.
Along with the two
events will be the horse drawn hearse from Knell
Mortuary, and the Abbey Mausoleum where Ward
Schrantz is entombed will be open. Sack dinners
will be provided by McCune-Brooks Hospital,
consisting of sandwiches (turkey or ham), chips,
cookie and lemonade or water. There is a $3.50
charge for the sack dinner which covers the cost
of the meal. The public is encouraged to attend
and to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.
I like the idea of the nap.
I think everone oughta take a little nap in
the afternoon. Clear the mind and finish out the
some folks that I think have mastered the art of
nappin without closin their eyes.
Theres that time of day (usually after
lunch) when they seem to go off to never-never
I tried hangin the
hammock out last summer. Figured Id see if
hammock nappin was better than T.V. nappin.
I found it ta be pretty comfortable, but it
appears that no one likes ta see a napper in
public. Cars drivin by would honk and
folksd yell out "ya oughta be
mowin that grass."
I suppose that until society
accepts the nap, Ill adhere to the standard
policy that nappers have followed for years.
"Dont ask, Dont tell."
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
Katy from Baton Rouge
uses salt mixed with vinegar or lemon juice to
make a paste for polishing brass and copper.
Storing those fall and
winter boots -- finally? Roll up small sections
of newspaper to keep the leg from creasing on
thin-sided boots. Add several pieces of charcoal
tied in a piece of cheesecloth to each shoe to
keep them dry and fresh until its time to
pull them out again.
"On our family
calendar, we each use a different color pen to
log our activities. Its an easy way to see
who has to do what." -- M.E. in Virginia
"I found a great
way both to help my preschooler practice writing
her letters and to keep her busy in the car: I
took an alphabet board book and put Post-it-style
notes on each page. My daughter copies the
uppercase and lowercase letters from each page
onto the note. Then, when we get to our
destination, I review them like homework and put
a star on the ones she did correctly. She loves
it, and so do I!" -- P.M. in Florida
"Did you know that
if you put the avocado pits in the guacamole, it
wont turn brown?" -- B.M. in New York
Need a handy pin
cushion? Hot-glue a standard square eraser to
your sewing machine or sewing table for a handy,
no-fail, pin-cushion solution.
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