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Wednesday, October 3, 2007 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?... A Four
Person Scramble Golf Tournament in memory of Dick
Mansfield will be held Sunday, Oct. 14 at 12:00
at the Carthage Golf Course. Deadline to register
is Friday, Oct. 5 by 5 p.m. Limited to the first
20, $40 per player/non-members, $30 for members,
includes golf, dinner and prizes. Proceeds
benefit the Grace Episcopal Church Youth Group.
Call 417-237-7036 for more information.
Did Ya Know?... VFW Post
2590 Mens Auxiliary will hold a Turkey
Shoot Every Saturday and Sunday through November
18th at the VFW Post home, W. of Carthage,
Intersection of 96 & 171 Hwys. 1 p.m. till 5
p.m. Splatter board, Public Invited, Male &
Female. Food Concessions available.
Did Ya Know?... October 9th:
Friends and Family CPR will be held at 5:30 p.m.
in the McCune-Brooks hospital conference room.
This FREE class teaches the basic of CPR. Anyone
who doesnt need certification, including
care-givers, babysitters, parents, or those who
have a loved one with medical problems should
take this class. Call to make a reservation at
359-2452 or 359-2432
Did Ya Know?... The
Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold
their used book sale for this month on Saturday,
October 6th in the Library Annex, 510 S. Garrison
Ave. from 8 a.m. until noon.
William, construct a sentence
using the word "archaic."
We cant have archaic and eat it, too.
Wed better do something
to remedy the status quo.
Whats status quo?
Its Latin for the mess were in.
When better records are made,
someone will break them.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
B.B. Cholmondeley, of
Sutton, West Virginia, who is interested in mining lands
in this vicinity, is the guest of James A. Luke. Mr.
Cholmondeley has just returned from a trip to Japan in
company with his uncle, Sir Tatton Sykes, of England. He
reports that trip and sojourn in that nation full of
novel and interesting experiences. Mr. Cholmondeley will
be here a week or ten days on business. He is interested
with Mr. Luke in 166 acres of promising mining land
adjoining the good producing mines by Grant Ashcraft and
Ground & Irwin near Carterville, and while he is here
arrangements are being made to thoroughly prospect and
mine the ground.
It is suggested that a
weather vane should by all means be placed upon the top
of the flag pole on the court house tower. It would be a
great convenience in easily locating the directions of
the wind at all times.
The City Council
Public Services Committee met Monday evening in a
regular session. Carthage Little League President
Jeff Jones was present at the meeting and
proposed to the committee the possibility of
making the ball fields at Fair Acres a
non-smoking venue. Jones told the committee that
he felt it would set a better example for the
children who play there.
discussed the possibility and agreed that more
research would need to be done before any action
was taken. Topics of discussion between committee
members include ways of designating the area,
signage and enforcement. Parks Director Alan Bull
said he had contacted several regional cities to
see if they had ordinances to ban smoking at
athletic parks. Bull reported that two cities he
had contacted did have ordinances and the rest
The committee also
approved a motion to allow the ball fields at
Municipal Park to be used by the Chamber of
Commerce and the Convention and Visitors
Bureau for the Boots, Bands & BBQ concert
which is to be held during the Maple Leaf
A good rain storm was most often considered a
good sign in the rural community where I grew up.
As long as the rain didnt come durin
harvest or when the hay was on the ground, it
always seemed to perk up the farmers.
Course the farm kids I went to
school with got some relief from workin the
fields with a rain, so they got a little perk
themselves. But, the soggy ground would sometimes
lie in wait for the uninitiated.
A tractor is a strange machine.
Its capability of pull large loads is of
little assistance when that power pulls the rear
wheels into that mud hole you were warned not to
approach. And when ya have ta walk back to the
homestead and retrieve the farmer, the "I
told you..." speech follows for years to
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
Whats on sale
during the wonderful month of October? Why,
fishing gear, womens coats, appliances and
school supplies. You also can still get a good
deal on remaining 2007 model cars as the 2008s
roll into showrooms.
"My mother swears
by wrapping her feet in a vinegar-soaked rag once
a week to soften calluses. She does this before
her bath, and uses a pumice stone to rid her
heels of hardened spots on the skin. It seems to
work for her, so I thought I would pass it
on!" -- C.D. in Colorado
"I keep a plastic
shoe box filled with writing supplies under the
front passenger seat. There are notecards, paper
and envelopes, stamps and even a small address
book. I can write thank-you letters, pay bills or
just keep in touch while Im waiting in my
car to pick up my kids from school." -- T.E.
"After a hard
days work in the garden, I soak in a
rosemary bath. Its a natural
anti-inflammatory, and it smells wonderful. I
just add a few sprigs from my plant out back to
very hot water, and then let the water sit for a
while until its just warm. Then I get in.
Heaven!" -- U.A. in Ohio
"As the school year
starts again, I would like to take the
opportunity to encourage dads to come to visit
their childs classroom. We have lots of
volunteers, but never as many as we need. We love
for dads to be involved. I have been a teacher
for many years, and although fathers have become
much more involved than they used to be, we still
need their presence in the classroom." ---
T.L. in Illinois
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