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Wednesday, October 24, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 91

did ya know?

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 ID required.

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 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.

today's laugh

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 I’m taking a hypothetical instance.

Mother: You are misleading the child.

Father, No, I’m not...

Mother: Yes, you are...

Father: I tell you I am not! It’s outrageous...

Son: All right, Dad. Don’t 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.

Parshley News.

Messrs. Lou Mitchell and Bert Hollingsworth are each caring for and nourishing some pets which have made their appearance on their left arms.

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 Springs.

S. A. Troutman has a painful hand, caused from a fly biting him in a small sore.

Mrs. John Ralston and little daughter of Illinois are visiting relatives in these parts.

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 visiting.


Today's Feature

Quilt Show Winners Announced.

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.

Best "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.

Best "Contemporary" Quilt; 1st Place "Giant Dahlia," from Marsha Delaney of Carthage, 2nd Place "Colonial Rose," from Patty Ritchie of Carthage, 3rd Place "Polly’s Peacock," from Martha Lewis of Joplin.

Best "Small" Quilt; 1st Place "Sweet Harmony," from Rosella Curtis of Sarcoxie, 2nd Place "Miss Rosie’s 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.

Just Jake Talkin'
The recent rains are pert near perfect for the vegetation goin’ into the winter I’m 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.

I 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. I’m also told that if the weather stays cool, there won’t 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’.

Mornin' Mail

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 baby’s bottom to soothe. It works just as well or better, in my opinion, and it’s not expensive at all. It’s 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 Maine

• 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 you’ve 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.

• "After hard-boiling 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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