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Monday, November 17, 2007 Volume XVI, Number
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?... The
McCune-Brooks Blood Pressure Clinic is open M-W-F
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2040 S. Garrison in the
Katheryn Collier Wellness Center. Call 359-2432
or 358-0670 for more information.
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Crisis Center needs help getting its new
building finished. Work Days have been scheduled
for Friday, November 23 and Saturday, November 24
from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The building is located at
100 South Main Street, the corner of Central and
Main Streets. There is something to do for
everyone, regardless of skill level. Call Brian
or Marilyn Bisbee for more information or to
Id like a quarters
worth of rat poisoning.
Would you like to take it with you?
No, Ill send the rats in after it.
Yes, sir, of all the cars on
our lot, this is the one we feel confident and
justified in pushing.
Thats no good to me. I want one to ride in.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
The Dog Returned.
W. E. Hufft, one of the
barbers at Ed Murdocks shop, is happy over the
return of his dog, "Sport." The animal has been
missing since Thursday morning, but came home today. It
is supposed that someone kept the dog tied up and that he
only escaped this morning.
The Frisco railroad is
equipping all its freight cars with new air brakes and
automatic couplers. The cars are being equipped at the
rate of about 100 per week and it will not be long before
all the cars of the road will be thus refitted. Nearly
every freight train on the line now has enough cars with
the air brakes to control the train perfectly.
E. C. Thym, the stone
contractor who at present is engaged on a large contract
at Dallas, Texas, returned to his home in this city
Historic Preservation will present a Holiday
historic Tour, "Upstairs Downtown" on
Saturday, December 8, 2007 from 10:00am -3:00pm.
The tour will be held rain or shine.
tour features 6 downtown private residences
decorated for the holiday season, the historic
Phelps House, an apartment and the restored lobby
in the Drake Hotel and the Jasper County
Courthouse. This tour is unique in that the homes
are above buildings on the Carthage square and
its downtown area. The tour promotes
Carthages rich history and its varied
architecture. It also demonstrates how
preservation of historic structures may involve
re-purposed uses of these buildings, from
commercial space to residential space. The
courthouse will also be open on Saturday, a rare
occurrence, so that visitors can see the Davis
Tour goers will
enjoy live holiday music at most locations and
complimentary refreshments at Phelps House, as
well as a holiday boutique.
Tickets are $10
each advance purchase at ticket outlets, $12 each
the day of the tour
available in Carthage at All Thing Grand,
artCentral, A Little More Pizzazz, Carthage
Hardware, Colonial House, Hometown Bank, SMB, or
the day of the tour at the Historic Phelps House,
Historic Preservation maintains and operates the
historic Phelps House. Proceeds from this tour
will benefit the Phelps House roof fund. The
event is partially funded by a grant from
Carthage Convention and Visitors Bureau and by
Carthage Historic Preservation.
information, call Judy Hill at 417-358-9688,
Karen Herzog 237-0723 or Judy Goff 358-8875.
I grew up in a neighborhood where the
throwin rocks at your neighbors was more
than just an expression at times. Course
that was made more convenient by the fact that we
all lived on gravel roads.
We didnt think much of the fact
that there were only a couple a paved streets in
town. Most folks felt like they were doin
pretty good if they had a little concrete on the
drive and a tinhorn to let the water through when
I suppose those who feel that
the curb and gutter type of street is a necessity
will always purchase homes in those neighborhoods
that have em.
The bad part is, it makes it
hard to locate that particular stone when ya
happen to be in a throwin mood. Maybe
thats why some folks like that gravel rock
in the garden.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities
This Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
Q: You recently
featured a question by a reader whose daughter
did not keep her apartment up to her
mothers standards. While you were right to
explain that the daughter needed to find her own
housecleaning methods, perhaps I can share a
resource that will help both mother and daughter
resolve the issue.
discovered The Housekeeping Channel online
(www.housekeepingchannel.com). This Web site is a
wonderful repository of housekeeping data.
Its answered many questions Ive had
about stubborn cleaning problems -- such as
water-stained shower doors -- and has also
provided some very helpful organizing and
motivational tips. Can you pass this Web site
along to them? -- Jane in San Francisco
A: Youve got
it, Jane, and I liked the site so much that
Im passing it along to all of my readers as
Channel is a well-organized, one-stop resource
for housecleaning questions. I especially like
its focus on safety and on environmentally
friendly methods and products. Cleaning hints and
tips abound, as well as product reviews. You can
search for housekeeping topics through their
sorted by topic, allowing you to browse through
several of them to pick up as much information
available on cleaning tips. You also can
subscribe to RSS feeds that will let you know
when new content is available on the site.
bookmarking this Web site and referring to it as
an informative resource for all your housekeeping
HOME TIP: To
reduce time spent searching for home-improvement
Web sites you want to revisit, create a folder
within a browsers bookmarks (or
"Favorites") listing and save your
favorite Web sites in it.
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