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Wednesday, December 31, 2008 Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?... A
retirement party for Carthage Police
Detective LaVerne Williams will be held on
December 31 at 2:00 p.m. in the Council
Chambers of City Hall. Public is welcome.
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Chamber of Commerce will be closed
December 31 and January 1 for New Years
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Public Library will close at 5:00
p.m. on New Years Eve and remain closed
for New Years Day. Regular hours will
resume January 2, 2009.
Did Ya Know?... The
City of Carthage Recycling Drop-Off Center
and Composting Lot will be closed Thursday,
January 1 in observance of New Years
At 330 pounds, William Howard
Taft weighed more than any other President. One
day the President was swimming off the North
Carolina coast. A boy who lived nearby was about
to jump into the water, but he turned away.
"I cant go in. The President is using
the ocean," he explained.
Bill Gates is in India for four
days, because sometimes he just likes to feel
even richer. - Conan OBrien
Dont you love looking at
your friends vacation pictures? Especially
when they owe you money. - J. Chris Newberg
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Sues Carthage Foundry.
A suit in the United
States circuit court at Joplin for $345.50 was filed
yesterday by Fred B. Small, trustee for the Premier Lead
and Zinc. Co., a bankrupt mining company, against the
Carthage Foundry and Machine Co.
The basis for the suit is
the contention that the defendants recovered judgment for
the amount in question by prosecuting a claim in the
Jasper county circuit court and thereby secured an
"unfair preference" in the matter of their
claim over the other accounts owed by the bankrupt mining
company before its failure.
A curious legal tangle,
involving the respective jurisdictions of the federal and
state courts, is involved in the case, which will be
tried at the term of federal court beginning January 25
Everett Powers, M. D.,
Central National bank building. Practice limited to eye,
ear, nose and throat 301-7
Eastern District Commissioner Jim Honey, Western
District Commissioner Darieus Adams, Public
Administrator Angie Casavecchia and Coroner Rob
Chappel were sworn into office on Tuesday
morning, December 30.
Bonnie Earl officiated the ceremony and was
responsible for swearing in the officials.
Sheriff Archie Dunn and Treasurer Wilma
"Jeannie" Wells are to be sworn in
today in Circuit Court.
Ive always heard the theory, and take to be
true, that kids who arent allowed to play
in the dirt ever now and then never get
exposed to small amounts of bacteria and other
goodies that help the body build its immune
system. Now theres nothin wrong with
a little soap and water, but the fact is a parent
can become so concerned with a little common dirt
that they actually harm the kids health.
Same goes for bein over
cautious bout those childhood bumps and
bruises. There could be a legitimate safety
related argument against lettin a kid ride
a bike, a skate board, or even climbin a
tree. Most feel that the positive aspects of self
esteem and confidence learned by these activities
are worth the risks involved.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
|Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
Got leftover alcohol from holiday parties? Get
the musty smell from wool items by spritzing them
with straight vodka. It kills the bacteria and
mold without leaving behind any smell.
"I keep a stack of
brown paper bags that I will use on nights when I
expect the weather to ice over. I put them on my
windshield, and I can pull them right off in the
morning. I try to shake them off and let them dry
so that they can be reused as well. It beats
scraping ice early in the morning, thats
for sure!" -- A Reader in Montana
Heres a fireplace
reminder: Dont burn magazines or colored,
glossy advertising inserts. When you think of
newspaper to get a fire started, you should be
thinking of the black-and-white, front-page
newsprint variety. The others are not safe.
"I was rushing to
put up some photos on the wall in my apartment
when my parents came for a visit. I messed up a
couple of spots, and I needed to fill the holes.
My roommate suggested we use toothpaste. It
totally worked. We can go back later and patch
them with spackle -- if we can find them, that
is." -- T.C. in Texas
Need to get a grip -- on
a jar lid? Try putting on a pair of dishwashing
gloves. They give great traction even when the
jar lid is slippery.
To break in stiff jeans,
wash them in a regular cycle to which youve
added a half-cup of salt.
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