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Wednesday, October 24, 2007 Volume XVI,
Did Ya Know?... An
American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held
Thursday, October 25th from 1:30 to 7:00 p.m. in
the First Nazarene Church, 2000 Grand, Carthage.
Refreshments to all donors. Donor card or photo
Did Ya Know?... VFW Post
2590 will hold a Halloween Dance on October 27
from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight. Dance to the music of
Highway 66 Band. Prizes for best 2 costumes.
Public Invited. $3 donation per person requested.
Did Ya Know?... VFW Post
2590 Mens 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 &
Son: Father, how do wars begin?
Father: Well, suppose America
quarreled with England, and...
Mother: But England and America
must not quarrel.
Father: I know - but Im
taking a hypothetical instance.
Mother: You are misleading the
Father, No, Im not...
Mother: Yes, you are...
Father: I tell you I am not!
Son: All right, Dad. Dont
get excited. I think I know how wars begin.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Messrs. Lou Mitchell and
Bert Hollingsworth are each caring for and nourishing
some pets which have made their appearance on their left
A crowd of young people
spent a very enjoyable evening at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Link Ralston last evening.
The Excelsior Sunday
school is progressing nicely under the supervision of Mr.
W. Y. Johnson.
A merry crowd of young
people from Carthage are enjoying camp life at Cave
S. A. Troutman has a
painful hand, caused from a fly biting him in a small
Mrs. John Ralston and
little daughter of Illinois are visiting relatives in
F. G. Fitzer, of the
Fitzer Dry Goods Co., left this morning with his wife and
child for Ottawa, Kansas, where they will spend a month
The Maple Leaf
Quilt Show has been on display at Powers Museum
since October 10 and will continue to run through
October 31st, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. A special showing will be held on
Sunday, October 28th and Monday, October 29th
from 1 to 5 p.m. The show free to the public and
is sponsored by the Four Corners Quilters Guild.
During the Maple
Leaf Festival the quilts in the display were
voted upon by visitors to the museum. The winners
of each category are as follows:
Best of Show;
Antique "Lone Star" quilt owned by
Sharon Matthews of Carthage.
"Antique" Quilt; 1st Place
"Cathedral Windows," owned by Fred
Campbell and pieced by Daisy Campbell, 2nd Place
"Dresden Plate," from Nell Marie Brooks
of Carthage, 3rd Place "Crazy Quilt,"
from Felicia Matthews, Joplin.
"Contemporary" Quilt; 1st Place
"Giant Dahlia," from Marsha Delaney of
Carthage, 2nd Place "Colonial Rose,"
from Patty Ritchie of Carthage, 3rd Place
"Pollys Peacock," from Martha
Lewis of Joplin.
"Small" Quilt; 1st Place "Sweet
Harmony," from Rosella Curtis of Sarcoxie,
2nd Place "Miss Rosies
Variation," from Denice Whitener of Bonne
Terre, 3rd Place "Embroidered
Victorian," from Judy McCoy of Carthage.
Small quilts included wall hangings, baby/crib
quilts and miniature quilts.
The Powers Museum
is located at 1617 West Oak Street (Historic
Route 66) on the westside of Carthage, Missouri.
The recent rains are pert near perfect for the
vegetation goin into the winter Im
told. The slow, steady soaker. Gets deep into the
soil n gives plants somethin to dig
into. The quick flash thunderstorms that dump
large quantities and then move on typically do
more damage than good.
suppose like most things there is a combination
of the two that make the best situation. The long
soakers for the vegetation, the flash floods to
give a good washdown and fill the stock ponds.
Im also told that if the weather stays
cool, there wont be a burst of grass
growin, but if the temperature gets up the
grass will grow like crazy. One thing for
certain, no matter what combination of wet and
dry, warm or cool, we have to adjust to the
situation and start gettin ready for the
change in seasons.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
To Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
Glycerin, wiped on and
buffed off, can keep bathroom windows and glass
mirrors from fogging.
"Out of baby powder
and facing a bit of diaper rash? Use cornstarch
on babys bottom to soothe. It works just as
well or better, in my opinion, and its not
expensive at all. Its particularly suitable
for children who have sensitive skin, as there
are no perfumes in it. Be sure to put either
powder into your hand slowly, to avoid a cloud of
dust that baby could inhale!" -- A.D. in
Use leftover egg cartons
to sprout seedlings. Fill with potting soil, add
seeds and water. Cover with clear plastic to
maximize heat and you should see some activity in
a few days.
If you need a place to
store long, tapered candles, wrap them in tissue
paper and stuff into the cardboard core of a roll
of paper towels (after youve used the paper
towels, of course). You can write the color or
style (holiday, metallic, etc.) on the outside,
and they stack well in a drawer.
eggs, save the water for your plants. They like
the extra nutrients. Also, you can save the
shells and throw them on a cookie sheet and into
the oven for 20 to 30 minutes on a very low
temperature, maybe 250 F, to kill off any
bacteria. Crush them up and put them out for
calcium-hungry birds. They love them." --
R.E. in Washington
Run hot water in the
bath or shower before cleaning. The hot water and
steam loosen the dirt, making it easier to clean.
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