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Wednesday, June 4, 2008 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?... June
11-- Officials from the Small Business
Administration (SBA) will be at the Chamber
Office from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm to answer
questions and present information concerning
financing and refinancing of business projects
with SBA loans. Please RSVP for those who would
like to attend.
Did Ya Know?... June
13-- Friday Morning Coffee, 7:00-8:00 a.m. at
Kellogg Lake. What a great way to start your day!
Did Ya Know?...Avilla
Baptist Church invites all children who have
completed K - 8th grade to Vacation Bible School
June 16 - 20 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Supper will
be provided each night. Kick off the fun Sunday
June 15 at 6:00 for a free picnic and game night.
Call 417-246-5568 for more info.
I want to buy a pencil.
Hard or soft?
Hard, its for a stiff exam.
Do you know the deepest book
book ever written:
Sure, Twenty Leagues Under the Sea.
I want some good current
Here are some books on electric lighting.
Horse sense dwells in a stable
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Looks Bright for
On the Hood land, where
the first big mineral strike was made, there have been
put down eight drill holes from 200 to 250 feet deep and
paying mineral was found in six out of the eight drill
holes. There has been enough mineral found within a half
mile of Mr. Hoods residence to make a bigger mining
camp than Oronogo. To tell the truth, there ware few
Sarcoxie people who fully realize the extent of the
mineral strike that has been made right under our noses.
Shipping Chickens to
"Paris, MO.," is
the address on a box of Plymouth Rock chickens shipped
today by C. B. Armstrong of the Highland Poultry Farm. A
placard attached read:
"If you will give us
a little water along the road we will thank you very
J. H. Magee returned home
this morning from a five weeks visit in the east.
The City Council
Public Services Committee met Monday evening in a
regular session. The committee discussed a
variance request for the catering policy at
Memorial Hall. The renter cited difficulties
locating a licensed alcohol distributor to cater
the event, which is required by City code, and
inquired if there were any other options. The
committee discussed the situation but could not
recommend any alternatives, and so approved a
motion not to allow a variance for the hall.
reports Parks Director Alan Bull noted that the
Municipal Park pool had been leaking. Bull said
that Carthage Water and Electric Plant was
scheduled to inspect the water pipes this week,
and that a solution would be discussed once the
problem is identified. The pool was opened for
swimming on Monday.
Bull also gave the
committee an update on the driving range, which
the City is currently leasing. Bull said that the
token operated golf ball dispenser had arrived on
Monday. The machine is large, and placement is
still to be decided, according to Carthage Golf
Pro Mark Peterson. Bull added that the quantities
of balls dispensed per token still needed to be
programmed into the machine.
Department is waiting for the arrival of a ball
picker attachment, which will be used to retrieve
the balls from the field. Once that piece of
equipment arrives and a few other improvements
are completed, Bull said that the range can be
from the Springfield Branch Office of the U.S.
Small Business Administration (SBA) and MSSU SBDC
will be available for individual, one-on-one
consultations at the Carthage Chamber of
Commerce, 107 E. Third, on Wednesday, June 11,
2008 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
interested in starting a small business,
purchasing or expanding existing businesses are
encouraged to come by the Chamber and visit
privately with these representatives. These
sessions are held to raise public awareness of
the many SBA programs and services provided to
small business entrepreneurs.
I suppose on average
everone has about the same kinda luck. Some
good days, some not so good. I supposed most
member the bad luck more than those times
when everthing right.
My dad always advised given
plenty of time for travel, just in case ya had a
flat tire. I figure its good advise, even through
I can count on one hand the time a tire went down
durin a trip. Considerin the amount a
miles driven, the chances are pretty slim.
Some I know are always
pessimistic. "Itd be just my
luck," they are fond of sayin. I
suppose that kind a thinkin keeps em
outa trouble in a lota cases, but it seems a lota
opportunities are also eliminated. The best
advise Ive heard is to play your game and
hope for a little luck.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
Whats on sale in
June? Electronics, sporting goods, mattresses
and, for you summer home renovators, building
Another underarm stain
remover: good old lemon juice. Wet those
deodorant stains with fresh lemon juice, then
sprinkle with salt and rub. If its a hardy
stain, hang the garment outside on a sunny day
and let it dry in the sun. Then wash. Works well,
and nontoxic too!
"A fast way to
freshen up your room in the summertime, with or
without company coming, is to spray air freshener
behind your fan when its running. It will
distribute the scent throughout the room."
-- S.H. in Ohio
If you have a spice
grinder or coffee grinder, heres a little
tip from me to you: When you are finished
grinding, cut a piece of plain bread (white or
wheat) in quarters, and grind it. It will flush
the spice or coffee dust out of all the nooks and
crannies. Toss the bread crumbs in the yard for
"When you shop for
shoes, go in the evening. Feet swell and expand
throughout the day, so if you buy shoes in the
morning, the fit might not feel too good later in
the day." -- A.T. in Louisiana
Summer fruits and
vegetables hit the stands and stalls now.
Wondering whats in season for the next
three months? Heres your list of summer
fruits and veggies -- eat them up! Apricots,
peaches, berries (blue, black, boysen, logan AND
strawberries and raspberries), plus watermelons
and other melons. Beets and bell peppers,
cucumbers and tomatoes, radishes, green beans and
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