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Monday, October 8, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 79
Did Ya Know?... October
9th: Friends and Family CPR 5:30 p.m. in the
hospital conference room. This FREE class teaches
you the basics 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 417-359-2452 or
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Veterans Alliance will meet
October 11th in the Legion Rooms of the Memorial
Hall at 7:00 p.m. to plan the annual
Veterans Day Program. All of the
organizations and the members of the Community
Band are invited to attend.
Did Ya Know?... Boy
Scouts of America Eagle Project. There will be a
coat drive from October 3-17 to collect coats for
the Carthage Crisis Center and Souls Harbor in
Joplin. Coats of all sizes are needed ranging
from infants to adults. There is a drop off box
at Walmart in the game room. If you need more
information, please contact Andy Petersen at
Take thirteen from twenty.
Whats the difference?
Thats what I say - whats the
Your roof must be leaking. Does
the roof always leak?
No. Only when it rains.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A Boat on Wheels.
Jay H. Butcher, the Grant
street blacksmith, has built a 14 foot row boat of
exceptionally fine lines and trim appearance for his own
use, and as he does not own any ground adjoining the
river for a boat house, he gets around this inconvenience
by converting the gears of a spare spring wagon into a
transfer cart, just fitted to the boat.
When he starts for Spring
river with his craft trundling along behind his buggy, he
will certainly attract much attention.
F.E. Purple and Andrew
Howen, who have been here for several days, departed this
morning for their home in Tomahawk, Wisconsin. They have
taken a lease of the New Richmond mines on the Chitwood
land at Carl Junction, and Mr. Purple expects to return
here in about three weeks to reside. Mr. Howen expects to
move here next spring to make this city his home.
Chamber of Commerce, along with the Maple Leaf
Festival planning committee, is pleased to
announce the selection of the 41st Annual Maple
Leaf Parade Grand Marshall. Mr. Rodney
Hendrickson of Carthage.
Grand Marshall for the parade is one of the
biggest challenges our planning committee faces
each year," said Debra Smith, Director of
Members Services for the Carthage Chamber of
Commerce. "All the nominees are very
deserving of the honor. Narrowing it down to one
can be extremely difficult."
were asked to submit their Grand Marshall
candidates beginning in mid-May. Acceptable
candidates must have resided in, or are current
residents of Carthage and have made a significant
and positive impact on the community and its
residents throughout their lifetime.
has lived his entire life in Carthage. "All
72 years of it," Rodney said. "I guess
you could say Im a true Carthaginian
through and through."
A graduate of
Carthage High School, Rodney spent 31 years
giving back to the system that gave him so much
by working as the Vocational Carpentry Instructor
for 31 years. Under his supervision, carpentry
students built and sold 30 homes to raise dollars
for the program and the Carthage Technical
Rodney has been
involved with numerous civic organizations
including the Kiwanis Club, Jasper County
Courthouse Preservation Committee, and C.A.N.D.O.
Senior Center planning committee. Rodney is also
on the Carthage Public Library Board, which is in
the final stages of its addition and renovation
Rodney is a
devoted member of the First Baptist Church in
Carthage. He is husband to Ruthie and father to
Chuck Hendrickson, Lori Andrews and Ann Lawrence.
I suppose there is that time in ever
parents life when all the preachin,
teachin and yellin comes back to
haunt em. Its that time when the
parent has to actually show that they have enough
trust in the offspring to let them use their own
judgement. For most of us its a pretty
scary thing. Mainly cause its not so
much of a test of the kids ability, but our
own. The fact is, most lessons arent
taught, they come through experience. The main
problem with kids is, they dont have near
the guy that was complainin that when he
was two he was out on the street lookin for
a job and no one would hire him. Employers
didnt mind the fact that he could hardly
walk, but everone was lookin for
someone with at least three years of experience.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities
This Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
Readers to the Rescue
Q: Recently in your column, you
responded to a question from Pat in Atlanta
regarding difficulty in identifying the burner
controls on stoves. It is a well-known problem,
but there is a simple solution. Burners are
different in size. Pull off the plastic knobs of
the smaller ones and get a handyman to file them
down until they are visibly and tactilely
different, even in dim light. Range manufacturers
should have thought of this. -- H.T.H., Orlando,
A: Many thanks! Smaller burner
controls corresponding to the smaller burners on
a stove is a very practical idea. Come to think
of it, filing the controls into a different shape
(like a square rather than a circle), would make
them instantly identifiable. Youre right,
range manufacturers should put more thought into
Q: In answer to
"Virginia," the person who was having
trouble cleaning hard water spots from her
windows, there is a simple way to clean these
spots from your window panes. Believe me, I tried
everything on mine. Then in desperation I got a
can of WD-40, sprayed a little on and presto,
clean as a whistle. I did use window cleaner to
get the oily film off -- or a little warm water
and soap will do it, too. Hope this helps -- Edna
L., Apopka, Fla.
A: Man, is there anything that
all-purpose penetrating oil cant do?
Thanks, Edna, for passing along a great tip!
HOME TIP: To keep tools from
rusting inside a toolbox, place a charcoal
briquette in a corner of the box to absorb
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