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Wednesday, November 14, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 106

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... VFW Post 2590 Men’s Auxiliary will hold a Turkey Shoot every Saturday & Sunday through November 18th. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. West of Carthage at the intersection of 96 & 171 Highways. Splatter board. Public Invited, Male & Female.

Did Ya Know?... A Thanksgiving Feast of Thankfulness will be held Thursday, November 22, 2007 from 1 p.m. till 3 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 7th & Main, Carthage for those who need to be with others but have no place to go. Those who would like to volunteer, call Marilyn Bisbee at 417-358-3533.

Did Ya Know?... A Thanksgiving Dance will be held at VFW Post 2590, Carthage on November 17, 2007 from 8:00 p.m. to 12 midnight. Music by the Highway 66 band. $5.00 at the door.

Did Ya Know?... The McCune-Brooks Hospital Gift Shop will hold its Christmas Sale on November 16 -17 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 627 W. Centennial, Carthage.

today's laugh

In that country fish is so plentiful they use it as a medium of exchange.
They use fish as a medium of exchange? Like money?
That’s right.
They must have a messy time playing with slot machines.

Why’s this letter all wet?
Postage due, I guess.

A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.

Public School Notes.

Citizens who know of any children in the City who are unable to attend school because of lack of books or insufficient clothing, are requested to leave the name and address of such children at the superintendent’s office. An effort will be made to supply them with whatever is necessary to enable them to attend school Several of the generous citizens of our City have been giving such systematic assistance to this matter, that we believe it will be possible for every child to attend school.

Mrs. C.B. Stickney and son Chauncey went to Pierce City this afternoon to spend a few days with Mrs. L.E. Martin. Mr. Stickney will join his wife there Sunday.

Extract of Beef and Wine taken in milk is the most nutritious and strengthening tonic. Prepared in any quantity with or without iron. Wm. H. Deemer, Carthage, Mo.


Today's Feature

New Displays at Powers Museum.

A new exhibit is on display at Powers Museum following the closing of the Maple Leaf Festival Quilt Show. The special display is based on the museum’s two-year participation in the Library of Congress Veterans Oral History Project. The first year of interviewees will be displayed through December 22 at the Museum, as well as others if space allows.

In addition to the Veteran’s Oral History Project, 150 proof photographs of World War II soldiers from Carthage and Camp Crowder are on display. The photographs were donated to the museum by Mrs. Wilma Steward and were originally taken by Steward’s Studio in the early 1940s. This is the first showing from the gift lot containing over 1,500 glass plate negatives and proofs. Approximately one third of the collection has been processed by the Museum.

The museum is located at 1617 West Oak Street in Carthage and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free, though donations are accepted. The museum will be closed November 22 & 23 for Thanksgiving Holiday. For more information visit the museum website at

Just Jake Talkin'
Has anyone really come up with a food that tastes anything like real food once it’s put in a microwave? Seems like after all these years they’d come up with somethin’ ta cook with this wonderful machine that tasted better than plain home cookin’.

I’ve bought those "meal in a package" deals. Just pop ‘em in the microwave. Gourmet food some of ‘em say. If that’s what gourmets eat, I’m glad I’m not one.

Maybe folks just don’t take time ta taste anything anymore. All that matters is how fast it can be yanked out and carried out to the car. Seems like folks like ta eat in the car a lot.

I suppose that’s the way it’s supposed ta be. New fangled gadgets can only take us so far. Some things just don’t get any better (or worse) no matter how hard we try.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Oldies & Oddities

Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson

• An easy way to clean really dirty blinds is to lay them in the bathtub to soak in an oxygen cleaner. Use a washcloth to get the dirt off and hang them over the shower curtain to drip-dry.

• Dear JoAnn: Whenever I am baking something and the recipe calls for, say, 1 cup of honey (or some other sticky substance), I pour the honey into the measuring cup but then have a hard time getting all the honey back out of the cup and into the mixing bowl. Any suggestions? -- C.E. in Florida

Dear C.E.: A lot of people face this problem. Rinse the measuring cup with water right before measuring, or spray with nonstick cooking spray! -- JoAnn

• To create a self-watering area for potted plants while you’re on vacation, set plants in the bathtub or in a kiddie pool and use a length of cotton rope to wick water from the bathtub to the plant’s roots. You can either stick it up the holes in the bottom of the pot or dig it down a few inches into the soil. This should get you by for a week or so.

• "I have two guest bedrooms that hardly get used until the holidays. I keep the beds made up, but when I am expecting guests, I usually will strip the beds to freshen the sheets and blankets. I toss the sheets into the dryer with a fabric-softener sheet and hang the blanket outside in the sunshine for several hours. It always does the trick, and I don’t need to wash linens that are already clean!" -- U.C. in California

• "As soon as November hits, so does the nonstop social and scholastic schedule. We make a trip to the grocery and seriously stock up -- I mean prepackaged healthy snacks, drinks, quick items for entertaining (like a cheese ball and special crackers, or a coffee cake that can be frozen) and fast dinners. This way, we are already prepared for a meal in a snap before going off to a party or function, and the kids have something to snack on after school." -- F.J. in Nevada

• Here’s a wonderful tip from V.C. in Kentucky: To save trees, tear your tissues into thirds. Fold an open tissue in half, then tear with the grain into thirds. "Good for small jobs, tearing eyes, sniffles. Store in the old tissue box. Works for me!"

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