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Wednesday, January 23, 2008 Volume XVI,
Did Ya Know?... Curbside
cleanup of fallen branches will continue through
February 1. Limbs will be collected only from the
City right-of-way, directly behind the curb line.
No collections will be made from private
property. Citizens wishing to have limbs removed
are encouraged to move debris to the
right-of-way. For more information call the
Public Works Department at 237-7010.
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Humane Society has a litter of adorable
dust-colored kittens, 358-6402
"I want to be
excused," said a worried-looking juryman
addressing the judge. "I owe a man ten
dollars, and as he is leaving for a post abroad
to be gone some years, I want to catch him before
he gets on board, and pay the ten dollars. It may
be my last chance."
"You are excused," returned His Honor
in icy tones. "I dont want anybody on
the jury who can lie like that."
A boy and his mother stood
looking at a dentists showcase.
"If I had to have false teeth, mother,
Id take that pair," said the small
"Hush, Willie," interposed the mother
quickly, shaking his arm, "Havent I
told you its bad manners to pick your teeth
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Trouble At Garden Dell.
There is quite a commotion
out in the Garden Dell school district, northwest of
Carthage, three miles this side of Alba. The trouble grew
out of the whipping of Frank Stuckmyer, a 17-year-old boy
who is one of the big students at the school, and as a
result two of the directors are under arrest charged with
According to the story of
B.A. Shuper, the teacher, Stuckmyer had been boasting
that he had "his knife sharpened for the
teacher." Accordingly the teacher was on his guard
and when the young man was guilty of alleged impertinence
soon afterward he demanded of him that he apologize to
the school or take such punishment as the teacher saw fit
to inflict. The boy declined to accept either of these
propositions, and the teacher went to the school board
for advice. The directors were unanimously of the opinion
that Stuckmyer was acting the part of a bully and should
receive a thrashing. After procuring an elm switch five
feet nine inches in length, they placed it n the hands of
the teacher and proceeded to the school house to see that
the chastisement was properly administered. The teacher
waded into his task heroically, but the pupil was not
disposed to meekly submit, and a fierce struggle ensued
in which the switch had to be laid aside. Seeing that the
teacher was not meeting with unqualified success, two of
the directors, Messrs. Charles Ferree and Robert Ross,
stepped in to give him a lift. Just what they did is not
clear, but it is presumed they joined in the wrestle, as
it is declared that they did not strike the boy.
As a result of the
difficulty a warrant was sworn out for Messrs. Ferree and
Ross on the charge of assault, and a constable served the
papers to them the next day. Sentiment is said to be
considerably divided on the question, some sympathizing
with the boy and some with the teacher.
Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2008 Annual
Banquet on Friday, January 18th at the Carthage
Memorial Hall. The theme of this years
banquet was Winter Wonderland. A silent auction
was held during the event raising funds to help
underwrite the many programs and services of the
Chamber. Awards were presented as follows:
Chairmans Award - Kate Massey, Exec. Dir.,
Carthage Convention & Visitors Bureau
Presidents Award, Volunteer of the Year -
Richard Bassham, Hometown Bank
Award - Tami Adams, RE/MAX Classic
Award - Sandy Higgins
Golden Key Awards
Childhood 3rd grade
Barb Graue, St.
Anns Catholic School
Nathan Patrick, Pleasant Valley
Chris Adams, Carthage Jr. High
Nancy Rankin, Carthage High
Spotlight Award -
H.E. Williams, Inc., Mark Williams
Small Business of
the Year Award - Stewards Studio & Frame
Shop, Art & Maureen Dunaway
Richard M. Webster
Citizen of the Year Award - Ray Grace
information about upcoming Carthage Chamber
events, contact the Chamber office at 358-2373.
The City Council
Public Safety Committee met Monday evening in a
regular session. There was no new or old business
on the agenda and the meeting was quite short.
The committee discussed the possibility of moving
its next meeting, which is scheduled to be held
on Presidents Day. Committee chair Mike
Harris said that if there is no business on that
agenda the meeting may be cancelled. The meeting
was adjourned in approximately 5 minutes.
Sometimes I wonder if we dont get
a little too concerned about the details of how
somethin works to the point that we spend
all our time just lookin at the mechanics
and dont appreciate the function.
Most of the time,
understandin the mechanics makes ya able to
redefine the function, but theres always
some truth in the sayin, "if it
aint broke, dont fix it."
Had a friend that worked on
cars. Whenever a customer would come in with a
problem, this guy would always tell em he
could fix it "good as new."
I questioned him about this one
day, sayin that it was a pretty good boast.
He said it werent
nothin. The way he figured, the new one
broke, and he thought he could fix anythin
to at least do that.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
"Did you know you
can use Alka-Seltzer tablets to clean jewelry? I
used one to clean a ring and bracelet that
hadnt been worn for years, and they look
brand-new now. Hope this works for others as
well." -- A Reader, in Pennsylvania
Have allergy troubles?
One thing you can do is to wash your sheets in
If you are looking for a
neat and cheap way to store electrical cords that
attach to kitchen appliances, use toilet-paper
rolls. Just fold the cord over several times, and
slide it into the roll. If its a detachable
cord, you can write on the roll what appliance it
goes to and just stick it inside the appliance.
Or, secure the roll to the appliance with a large
rubber band, like the ones that come off of a
stalk of broccoli."-- O.R. in California
To keep a candle burning
longer and more evenly, pop it in the freezer for
a few hours before burning.
Recipe Substitutions: To
make 1 cup of cream, use 3/4 cup milk and 1/2 cup
Add an emergency contact
to your cell phone today. List your emergency
contact under "A-Emergency" so that it
comes first in your address book. (Thanks, K.P.
of New York.) Also list it under "ICE"
for In Case of Emergency, which in some areas is
where emergency personnel will look first.
Heres a healthy
reminder for 2008: Find a family activity that
everyone can share in. Even novice exercisers can
walk together, and you dont have to know
the rules in order to enjoy a brisk game of
tennis or kickball -- make them up yourself. The
important thing is to get out there and have fun
while being active together.
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