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Wednesday, December 24, 2008 Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?... The
City of Carthage Recycling Drop-Off Center
and Composting Lot will be closed Wednesday,
December 24th and Thursday, December 25th in
observance of Christmas.
Did Ya Know?...
George Washington Carver National Monument
park will be closed Thursday, December 25 and
Friday, December 26 for Christmas Holiday.
The park will reopen on Saturday, December
27, at 9 a.m.
I dont want to sound
sexist here, but I think men make better mall
Santas. Men have bigger bellies, men are used to
sitting for long periods of time, and men have
lots of experience making promises they have no
intention of keeping. - Jay Leno
Football, like Christmas
shopping, is a contact sport.
What I dont like about
office Christmas parties is looking for a job the
next day. - Phyllis Diller
Last night it was so cold I
fell out of bed and cracked my pajamas.
Christmas always sucked when I
was a kid because I believed in Santa Claus.
Unfortunately, so did my parents. So I never got
anything. - Charlie Viracola
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Arrived from New York.
Mrs. Lefferts Knox and son
of New York arrived this morning to spend the holidays
with her sister, Mrs. E.C. Brown.
NO 739 Genuine yellow mule
skin leather elastic ribbed top, leather reinforced wrist
strengthener, cable cord stitched back and heavy plush
lining throughout and extraordinary 25¢ offer. Same as
above only a touch finer oil tanned leather 42¢
Combination mitten leather palm, reinforced thumbs welted
seams tufted roll, wool lined 45¢ Ladies mittens
good quality 12¢ Same fancy with satin low on back 20¢
Same fancy cashmere satin bow 25¢ Childs mitten
10-20¢ Childs best quality double mitten 20¢
Mens lined tick mittens 10¢ Klienarts patent ear
muffs 10¢ Ladies fascinators all colors 25¢ A few
king Heating Stoves at a bargain Fitzer, 2nd & Main
The City Council
Public Safety met on Monday evening in a regular
session. The committee heard a request from Sandy
Swingle regarding reduced City taxi rates for
those traveling to the Literacy Center to learn
English. The committee discussed the request but
agreed not to allow the reduced rate, as allowing
the reduction would require the same action for a
number of other agencies.
agreed to forward to Council a recommendation to
allow a rate increase for A to B Taxi Service.
Bobbi Schrader Hagan requested the rate increase,
as City code requires Council approval of taxi
service rates. The recommended change would
increase rates from $3 to $5 from 5:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. and from $2 to $6 from 5:00 p.m. to
Police Chief Greg
Dagnan discussed bids for new Police cars with
the committee. The low bid was received from
Carthage Ford Mercury, for three Crown Victorias
in the amount of $14,500 each. The committee
agreed to forward to Council a recommendation to
approve the low bid and declare three of the
Departments older cars surplus to be sold.
Fire Chief John
Cooper reviewed bids for 17 air pack cylinders
with the Committee. The low bid was received from
Firemaster. $15,000 was budgeted for the
purchase, and the low bid was roughly $300 over
budget. The committee approved a motion to accept
the low bid and take the overage from the Fire
Departments capital improvement budget.
The committee also
approved shortening Baker Boulevard as a truck
route. The route currently runs on Baker from
Central Ave. to Fairview Ave. As changed, the
route would run from Central Ave. to Oak Street.
Crisis Center will hold a Christmas Day Family
Dinner on Thursday, December 25, 2008 from 12
noon until 1:30 p.m in the First United Methodist
Church Fellowship Hall at 7th and Main in
Carthage. Attendees are asked to use the west
The annual dinner
is held for everyone who needs to be with others
on Christmas Day but has no place to go. Dinner
will consist of ham and all the trimmings,
followed by music, conversation and fellowship.
Those wanting to
volunteer to help with the event are encouraged
to call Marilyn or Brian Bisbee at 417-358-3533.
Transportation to the dinner, as well as meal
delivery can be arranged by calling the same
phone number by December 24.
Bein one that believes
wholeheartedly in Santa Claus, it doesnt
surprise me much when he pops into peoples
lives this time a year.
I never did believe those
stories that my classmates told of hidin
behind the TV and watchin gifts placed
neath the tree. Never wanted to believe it.
Course at my age, Santa
doesnt visit my house, but I see his work
ever day durin the Christmas Season.
For some, Christmas is an excuse for doin
somethin nice. Others are just more likely
to recognize the opportunities for reachin
out a helpin hand.
There will always be those who
dont wanna believe in Santa, of course.
Thats what makes it so fun. Watchin
the faces of those doubters when they finally
realize what theyre missin.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
|Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
"At the beginning of the holiday decorating
season, I was stumped about what went where. This
year, I have solved that dilemma. I took pictures
of the decorations up on the house, and where I
placed different things inside the house. I had
them developed, and I am packing them with the
decorations -- right on the top of the bins that
will go in the attic. Next year, I will know just
where to put things." -- I.O., via e-mail
"We have a
tradition in our family, especially with the
younger children. After the holiday, we gather
once more for a different sort of party: a
thank-you-note party. We get together, have a
light lunch and have the kids write out simple
thank-you notes for gifts or cards received from
friends and relatives. It reinforces the idea of
thankfulness and manners, and it helps that they
all do it together." -- F.R. in Ohio
"My two next-door
neighbors and I have a fun thing we do after
Christmas. We have an un-decorating party. We
draw straws to see whose house gets done first,
second and third, and in that order we provide
breakfast, lunch and dinner. Its always a
great time, and were done fast. Its
the holiday party I look forward to the
most." -- W.K. in Alabama
"I am always on the
lookout for the perfect greeting card. I keep a
list with me for the whole year of events, as
well as holidays. This way, I can get great cards
for minor holidays on sale after the date. I
organize my greeting cards by month. I have a
three-ring binder that has 12 plastic sleeves
labeled with the month and all the events that
month. When I get a great birthday card, I slip
it into the appropriate month. I even stamp it
and address it." -- V.G. in Arizona
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