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Wednesday, July 23, 2008 Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?...July 29th
- Aug. 2nd, Fair Acres Family YMCA Soccer Camp,
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. & Sat. morning. Call
358-1070 for more info.
Did Ya Know?...Old Quilt
drawing, August 10th. Donation of $1 to Union
Chapel United Methodist Church. This quilt was
handpieced several years ago by an unknown person
and made from feed sacks from the 40s. For
tickets and information call Ramona Hager at
Did Ya Know?... August
2nd, Bowl-a-thon for Carthage Humane Society, 1
p.m. to 4 p.m. at Star Lanes in Carthage.
Im betting on a horse
thats starting 20 to 1. And I cant
What do you mean, you
I cant lose. The horse is
starting 20 to 1, and the race dont start
So you are taking a domestic
Yes, I want to be able to pick
out the right things when I go into a
Why do you have your hand in
the alphabet soup?
Im groping for words.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
JUDGE PERKINS TO ASSIST
On recommendation of the
city attorney, the city council directed that Judge J. D.
Perkins be retained to assist the city attorney as
counsel in two suits with the water company which will be
tried at this term of the circuit court. Judge Perkins
was assistant counsel for the city in the recent suit
between the water company and the city and is familiar
with the issues in the case. The fee of Judge Perkins in
these two cases was fixed at $100.
LECTURE ON THE ORIENT.
Rev. J. B. Toomey will
deliver his lecture "From Damascus to Jerusalem on
Horseback," at the Congregational Church Thursday
evening. Tickets for adults are 25 cents and 15 cents for
For choice meals and
up-to-date short order service, call at the
Merchants Cafe in Snyder Building.
Committee Approves Festivities.
The City Council
Public Safety Committee met on Monday evening in
a regular session. The committee approved a
motion to forward to City Council a
recommendation to approve the special events that
are a part of the annual Marian Days Festival.
The festival is to be held from August 7-10. The
standard requests that were submitted by the
Congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix include
the spraying of the grounds for insects on or
before July 27th, a parade from 5:00
to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 9, fireworks on
the CMC grounds following the parade and
loudspeaker broadcasts before midnight on August
8 and 9. The committee unanimously approved a
motion to recommend to Council the approval of
The committee also
discussed a request for the City to pay for two
Carthage Police officers to attend the MSSU
Police Academy. Carthage Police Chief Greg Dagnan
told the committee that Communications Officer
Amanda Highley and Animal Control Officer Justin
Butler had both scored highly on Police tests,
and that by taking the courses at the Police
Academy, both officers would be post-certified
and prepared to move into the regular Police
Force. Dagnan said that the Joplin Police office
offers a similar program.
great way to give them a step to go up the
ladder," said Dagnan.
that in exchange for the City funding the
education, the two officers would be required to
sign a three-year contract to continue serving
with the Carthage Police force. Following the
certification, the two officers would keep their
current jobs until there is an opening on the
inquired if Dagnan was proposing the idea as a
permanent program for the City, or if it would be
handled on a case-by-case basis. Dagnan
recommended trying the proposal and evaluating
the results before instating a regular program.
is, lets see if it works," said
Dagnan. "If we like it, we may develop a
unanimously supported the idea, and recommended
that the proposal be forwarded to the City
Council Budget Ways and Means Committee to
discuss funding. The cost for enrollment in the
MSSU Police Academy is approximately $5,300 per
Fire Chief John
Cooper spoke to the committee concerning bids for
a Fire Department grass truck, which may also be
converted to a rescue truck. Cooper told the
committee that the submitted three bid requests
and only received one bid from Village Chevrolet
of Carthage. The bids also include the addition
of a truck bed to be manufactured by low bidder
Martin Manufacturing of Sarcoxie. The total cost
for the truck, bed, lights, siren, radio and
decals is $29,641, which is under the budgeted
amount of $34,000. The committee approved a
motion to forward the item to City Council with a
recommendation to approve the bid.
I can remember my little sister
runnin home cryin that one of the
neighbor boys called her some name, probly
somethin like peanutbreath. She was
obviously upset, even though at her age, she had
no idea what the name meant (nor do I at my age).
She just knew that someone had called her that
and she was hurt.
That was probly the time
she was given the ultimate defense against such
attacks. The "Sticks and stones can break my
bones". If I have ta finish that old
sayin youve let a very protected
I would have to guess some
mother centuries ago came up with that. I would
guess that those words are spoken to near
ever preschooler as part of the first day
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
Recipe Substitutions: If you
need 1 cup of tomato juice, use 1/2 cup of tomato
sauce plus 1/2 cup of water.
"Cleaning the miniblinds
is a real chore, but what makes it easier for me
is putting a pair of socks over my hands, and
then spraying them with cleaner." -- R.D. in
"Tacos are a favorite meal
in our house, but very messy -- until we
discovered a great use for coffee filters. We use
a filter to hold the taco. We peel back the paper
as we eat, and nothing drips out or falls out,
even if the shell cracks!" -- E.B. in Oregon
"I use a baster (basting
syringe) to water small potted plants. Its
just enough water, and I can get it right where I
need it." -- S.D. in Virginia
"When we go to the beach
-- which is pretty often, it seems -- we always
bring a drawstring mesh bag. After playing on the
beach, we load all the toys into the bag, then
drag it through the water a little. The sand
washes off into the ocean, and the toys are
pretty clean. We then stick it inside a plastic
bag for the ride home." -- I.L. in Florida
Grease muffin pans with an old,
clean paintbrush dipped in oil. Youll use
less oil, and its much less messy.
"Whenever I walk my dogs,
along with doggie bags for cleaning up their
messes, I also bring an extra plastic grocery bag
with me. I often see empty bottles, cans and
other trash that has been haphazardly thrown to
the side of the road by environmentally
unfriendly motorists and passersby. Ill
pick up what I can along the route and throw the
bag of garbage away in the Dumpster when the dogs
and I return home." -- C.E. from Florida
Another great icepack idea:
Keep a bag of unpopped popcorn kernels in the
freezer to use as an icepack for bumps, bruises
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