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Monday, October 19, 1998 Volume VII, Number 87

did ya know?
Did Ya Know?. . .Every candidate on the ballot for the 126th and 127th District has been invited to attend the "Meet the Candidates Forum" sponsored by the Carthage Business and Professional Women's Organization. It will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the Jasper County Annex at Central & Lincoln streets.

today's laugh

"Let me hear how far you can count."

"One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, Jack, Queen, King."


We sympathize with the skeptic who jumped off the Woolworth Building to test his rubber heels and kept bouncing up and down until they had to shoot him to keep him from starving to death.


Waiter-"The gentleman over there says his soup isn't fit for a pig."

Manager-"Then take it away, you fool, and bring him some that is."


Waiter- "Isn't this good chicken?"

Patron- "It may have been good morally, but physically it's a wreck."


Show manager- "What makes you think the fruit they threw at you was canned?"

Ham Actor- "I felt a jar."

A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.

Major Williams Nominated for Congress.

Thursday the boys got the news that Major Frank Williams was nominated for congress. They marched to the officers' quarters and lined up and gave the major three hearty cheers. Major Williams spoke to the boys and they enjoyed the speech very much.

He expressed his belief that the boys would be back in old Missouri in time to vote for him, and form the way the boys cheered him one would be compelled to believe that he would be their unanimous choice should they have the privilege of voting. One could not help admiring his soldierly bearing, whether on the field or in camp, and he is a favorite with the boys. We wish him success in his campaign.

Fined sugar cured hams 10 cents per pound at W.H. Miller's

  Today's Feature

Park Board Awarded Steadley Grant.

The City Council received a copy of the Steadley Memorial Trust grant approved "for the benefit of the Carthage Park and Recreation Board" last week. The specifics of the grant were outlined in a letter addressed to the Board of Directors of the Carthage Park and Recreation Board. The $1.5 million grant carries the following restictions as stated in the letter.

The grant is "a capital improvent grant in the total sum of $1,500,000 to be disbursed in annual installments of $150,000 for a ten-year period beginning April 1999.

"Since the purpose of the grant is to complete development of the Fair Acres Sports Complex, including construction of athletic fields, parking lots, concession stand, and perimeter fencing, as well as constructionof an outdoor biology lab and a walking trail, the Steadley Trust hereby requests that prior to each annual distribution, the Carthage Park and Recreation Board provide appropriate documentation of completed work for the above mentioned projects."


Just Jake Talkin'

The Council voted last week to not spend any of the City's money on paintin' a logo on the new north water tower. The result will be big block letters for the word Carthage on two sides and one Maple leaf guardin' the north entrance from 71 Highway. The cost of the paintin' will be paid by a grant from the Boylan Foundation and $3,000 from CW&EP. Ever'one is wantin' a good showin' on this go around.

There is also a movement to get a tiger on the tower on Main Street. This will have ta wait until the two new towers are completed so the Main tower can be drained. Condensation prohibits any paintin' when the tower is full.

There has still been no official plans presented to the Council for the completion of the Fire Department substation that will be housed in the south tower, but that still seems ta be the plan.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin'.



Carthage Farm & Home Supply, Inc.

Weekly Column

The Super Handy Man

We've got a fast and easy way to get your next outdoor grill fire off to a super start, and it comes in a can!

A 5-pound coffee can or any can about that size works well. Use a pointed can opener to make holes in the can's side at the bottom, and then cut out both ends.

Poke two holes near the can's other end and push wire through them to make a handle.

Set the can into your barbecue pit and fill it with charcoal briquettes. Light them through one of the holes that you made in the can's bottom, and allow them to burn until they are ready to spread out.

When the briquettes are ready, the can's handle will be hot, so lift it with gloves or use a large fork.

Now, isn't that a great way to get briquettes started quickly? It's a trick that comes in especially handy on a windy day.


Dear Al & Kelly: I usually try to do a thorough checkup on my lawn mower before the mowing season. I also do a mid-season checkup as well. One thing I think is very important to do is to check up under the mower deck itself for rust or heavy buildup of grass. First thing you should always do before examining the deck is disconnect the sparkplugs so it won't accidentally start. Remove all the buildup grass. I use a knife to cut it out. You can prevent a lot of grass buildup if you spray some cooking spray on the surface after you clean it.



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