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Wednesday, May 2, 2007 Volume XV, Number 224

did ya know?

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 University.

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.

today's laugh

What is your rule for punctuating?
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, that’s the end of the story.

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 didn’t 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 Arrested.

There was an reporting error a few days ago when one of the items read that Lewis Mallory was arrested for peace disturbance. Mr. Mallory’s name appeared in the official papers seen at Justice Woodward’s 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.


Today's Feature

3rd Annual May Cemetery Event.

Park Cemetery’s 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 service.

A chautauqua will be held following the dedication. Priscilla Bethel and Doug Dickey from Stone’s 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.

Just Jake Talkin'

I like the idea of the nap. I think ever’one oughta take a little nap in the afternoon. Clear the mind and finish out the day.

I’ve known some folks that I think have mastered the art of nappin’ without closin’ their eyes. There’s that time of day (usually after lunch) when they seem to go off to never-never land.

I tried hangin’ the hammock out last summer. Figured I’d 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 folks’d yell out "ya oughta be mowin’ that grass."

I suppose that until society accepts the nap, I’ll adhere to the standard policy that nappers have followed for years. "Don’t ask, Don’t tell."

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Mornin' Mail

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 it’s time to pull them out again.

• "On our family calendar, we each use a different color pen to log our activities. It’s 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 won’t 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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