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Wednesday, April 9, 2008 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?... C.A.N.
D.O. Senior Center at 404 E. 3rd St., Carthage is
holding an All You Can Eat Breakfast on Saturday,
April 19 from 7:00 - 10:00 am. Adults: $4.00,
Kids 12 & Under $3.00. All proceeds benefit
C.A.N. D. O. Senior Center. For advance order
carryout and more information call 358-4741.
Did Ya Know?... Minnie
Pearl, The Queen of Country Comedy, A One Woman
Show, Presented by Marlene Katz will be at the
Carthage Public Library Community Room at 612 S.
Garrison Ave., on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at
2:00 P.M. This is the second part of a three
-part series and acts as a prelude to Thats
Entertainment! Chautauqua June 26 - 29. Call
(417)237-7040 for more information.
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Chamber is hosting a Small Business Expo
at the Memorial Hall, April 18th from
1:00PM-6:00PM and April 19th from 9:00AM-3:00PM.
Call Amber to register, 358-2373.
I found out how I could double
my egg production down on my farm. I put a
picture of Colonel Sanders in my hen house.
The dance floor was so crowded
that one woman fainted and had to dance for
fifteen more minutes before she could find a
place to fall over.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Albert Webbs New
Albert Webb, who formerly
attended college here and is well known in Carthage, is
putting up a three-story brick livery barn in Webb City,
just off of Allen street on Main. He yesterday bought a
street carriage from W. L. Norris for his business.
FOR SALE - Lot 100 X 200,
4 room cottage, good cellar, cistern, shed and barn,
$1300. Samuel J. Barber.
Garden making has begun in
Carthage. No sets nor seeds have been put out yet, but
ground is being broken and beds made for early spring
Sweeter than the breath of
morn is the breath of the girl who takes Rocky Mountain
Tea. A perfect system renovator, safe, soothing and
invigorating. A. H. Caffee & Co.
Wall paper bargains.
Services Committee met Monday evening in a
regular session. The committee approved a motion
to allow a "WaterFest" to be held in
Kellogg Lake Park on May 31 by members of the
Stream Team 3320. Frank Martinez, representative
of the Stream Team, had at a previous meeting
approached the committee to request the use of
the park. At that point the committee requested
further information and proof of insurance, which
Martinez presented during Mondays meeting.
City Administrator Tom Short recommended that
City Attorney Nate Dally review the information
prior to the Committee presenting the request to
Council and the committee agreed.
The committee also
heard an update from members of the Carthage
Municipal Dog Park group. City Council gave its
support for the idea of establishing a dog park
on City property located in Municipal Park, if
the group would raise the funds necessary to
install fencing, drinking water facilities and
other necessary equipment. The group provided an
update on fundraising events and presented a
tentative map of the park layout. The committee
approved a motion to allow the placement of a
sign which would be located in the area where the
dog park would be, designating it as the future
site of the dog park. The committee requested
that the group return as the various projects
begin to develop so that the proper channels for
construction may be followed. A fundraiser for
the park will be held on June 7th.
Biologist Rick Horton from the Missouri
Department of Conservation was also present at
the meeting and discussed with the committee the
County Assistance Program (CAP) agreement. Horton
said that the current CAP agreement has been in
place for 25 years and will expire in September
of this year. Projects in the CAP include the
estimated $2.1 million dredging of Kellogg Lake.
Horton provided information on the decreasing
depth of the lake, and how the dredging would be
a benefit to the fish.
If the project is
approved by the Department of Conservation, the
City would need funding for a 25/75 match. Horton
said that if the City could increase its matching
portion that the likelihood of the project being
approved by the Department would increase.
the importance of Kellogg Lake to the committee,
saying that a 25-acre lake within walking
distance of an urban area is a valuable resource.
needs to be renovated to maintain viable
fishing," said Horton. "I think
its something that everybody thinks we
approved a motion to enter into a new 25-year CAP
agreement effective July 1, contingent on Council
I watched some show the other
night that was talkin bout the
differences tween men and women.
Now they did plenty in the way
of bringin up the philosophical differences
that different men and women have durin the
discussion, but they didnt get round
ta talkin bout the everday
problems caused by the confusion most of us face
in dealin with xactly how were
supposed ta handle different situations.
Now one a the first such
situations some of us had ta deal with is whether
or not ta open a door for someone of the opposite
sex. For me it was fairly simple, I just open a
door for anyone and everone that happens ta
be goin in or out at the same time I am.
Unfortunately, not all of the
situations that arise are as simple to manage.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
By JoAnn Derson
With April 15 fast approaching, here are
some tips regarding taxes. Dont forget to
get to the post office early!
Double-check address label
information. Make sure your bank account
information is correct, and triple-check your
Social Security number. The more you rush, the
more mistakes you will make. Just take a deep
breath and go over everything one last time.
Dont overlook the value
of opening and contributing to an individual
retirement account to reduce your tax bill.
Contributions need not always be made before Jan.
1 to count; its possible to open an account
as late as this week, and it can still count
against your 2007 taxes. Check with an accountant
to see if a deduction for an IRA is possible for
File and request any refund
electronically, if you are able. It reduces any
anxiety or question about postmarks and whether
your return (or refund, hopefully) is lost in the
mail. Use only IRS-approved e-filers or check
with your accounting service.
Get IRS Form 4868 to file for a
six-month extension if you just cant
complete your return on time. By filing for an
extension and making an estimated payment (if
that applies to you), you will save yourself the
hassle of penalties and interest on balances
owed. If you are having trouble coming up with
the payment, try applying for an installment
payment plan. Get IRS Form 9465 for that.
Questions are sure to come up,
and you should double-check anything you
arent sure about with the experts: the IRS!
Here are some handy contacts: 1-800-829-4477 (IRS
TeleTax line, with pre-recorded answers to
frequently asked questions); 1-800-829-1040
(direct, live help from the IRS, this line is
staffed 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday);
www.irs.gov (searchable questions and answers,
plus every form in downloadable, printable
formats); or look in your local phone books
blue pages for the nearest IRS Taxpayer
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