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Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?..The
Carthage Shrine Train Crew will hold its annual
Fish Fry on May 21 at the Train Barn on West
Mount Street. Starts at 6:30. Stag Only.
Did Ya Know?...
Waterfest 2008 will be held on Saturday, May 31
from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Kellogg Lake,
Carthage. Featuring free entertainment by Kufara
African Marimba Band, rock climbing walls, food
vendors and kangaroo gyms. Educational
demonstrations including live reptiles and
recycling. Sponsored by Streamteam 3320. For more
infor call (417) 673-2723
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 information.
How do they figure the
population of a Swiss village?
Oh, I guess they count the number of echoes and
divide by the number of mountains.
See that house? Thats
where Uncle Tom lived.
Uncle Tom from Uncle Toms Cabin?
I never heard of him.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Street Commissioner Ennis
of Carthage and Road Commissioner Heck of the special
road district began work in conjunction yesterday in
improving West Boulevard. This is the street running
along the west corporation line of the city from the
cemetery south to the electric line. It is proposed to
put it in good shape, as it is a much used road, and had
gotten in a very bad condition the past winter
Bishop Atwill Coming
Bishop Atwill will be here
Monday and Tuesday from Kansas City to conduct services
at the Episcopal church. He will also hold a parish
meeting, and it is supposed that he will try to make some
arrangements for having a rector called here.
Among the new advertisers
in todays paper are Head & Baird, the Carthage
notion store, W.C. Thomas Mercantile Co., Mrs. Rambo and
McFarland & Hall.
& Substation Discussed.
The Carthage City
Council Public Safety Committee met Monday
evening in a regular session.
approved street closures for three upcoming
events; Kids Fishing Day at Kellogg Lake on June
14, the Maple Leaf Bike Ride at Kellogg Lake on
October 11, and Relay For Life in Central Park on
June 6-7. The committee also discussed the
closure of Kellogg Lake prior to Kids Fishing
Day, noting that the closure date would need to
be earlier than that previously approved by
Council. Kellogg Lake board member Ed Grundy
recommended closing the lake on the 9th to
increase the chances of catching fish during Kids
Fishing Day, which is scheduled for June 14. The
committee agreed and the change, along with the
street closure requests, will be presented to
full Council at the next regular meeting.
The committee also
discussed the Fire Department sub station with
Fire Chief John Cooper. Funding for the estimated
first payment on the structure has been included
in the budget for Fiscal Year 2009, and Cooper
primarily spoke to the committee concerning
general plans for the layout and operation of the
substation. Documentation provided by Cooper
shows an overhead map of the .9 acres of
City-owned property with a superimposed square
denoting the edges of the tract.
The project is
estimated to cost $230,000 for site work, the
construction of the 50 x 50 metal
building, interior work and paving inside and
outside. The first payment has been estimated at
$30,000, though Cooper said it might be lower if
depending on interest rates.
locations have been discussed for a substation
throughout the years. Cooper said he discovered
that this property was owned by the City
accidentally when talking with the Public Works
Department, and thought it would make a good
acreage that you didnt even know you
owned," said Cooper.
The property is
located in Myers Park and was previously used for
airstrip runoff when the airport was located in
Carthage. It allows direct access to the East and
West, and Cooper said that the location would
increase coverage and decrease response time to
the fire district.
Tom Short said that previously one entity had
been interested in the location, but that the
deal had fallen through.
asked Cooper for an estimated cost of operation.
Cooper said he did not have any figures yet, but
that the electrical use would be low compared to
the north Fire Station. Cooper added that the
living quarters at the substation could be doubly
insulated with an interior structure, which might
decrease the cost for heating and air.
Cooper said that
he would proceed by talking to the Public Works
Department about specifications for the building
and infrastructure for the area.
Lots a low cost or free activities comin up
in the next few weeks. Best part is ya dont
have to drive far to enjoy em.
The annual Relay for Life in
the park will be held on the first week-end of
June. Always some good entertainment and
information for a good cause.
The second week-end of June has
the Annual Rodeo, the Carthage Acoustic Music
Festival, and the Kids Day out at Kellogg
lake. All these activities always create a steady
flow of people from within the City as well as
attractin folks from the surroundin
I suppose the unique thread
that ties all these productions together is that
they are all not-for-profit. Lots of volunteer
hours and funds are put in just for the fun of
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
"If you use a hair
dryer to dry your hair, put a little of your
favorite perfume on the back of it, near the air
intake, and your hair will take on the scent of
the perfume." -- S.H. in Ohio
Another use for
Alka-Seltzer: Got insect bites? D.K. from South
Carolina swears by dissolving two tables in a
small glass of water and dabbing the solution on
minor insect bites.
"To preserve the
life of your cupcake pans, make sure that you put
water into any unused cups. I make
cupcakes/muffins and I like them larger than the
recipe calls for. As a result, I usually only
fill two-thirds of the cups. My pans have lasted
a long time because I take good care of
Take 1 tablespoon of
vinegar in a small glass of water after a meal
for no heartburn and no more expensive heartburn
medicine. -- F.F. in Colorado
Heres a tip from
C.S.R. in Florida: Washing your produce takes a
lot of water, which you can reuse. Catch it in a
dishpan, and use it to water your outdoor plants!
This is an awesome way to
clean silver. Take an aluminum-foil pan -- the
disposable kind -- and line it with a piece of
aluminum foil; sprinkle in some salt -- I use sea
salt, but any kind will do -- then add a dash of
dish soap and fill the container with boiling
water. Put your silver, including jewelry, into
the mix and, voila, it cleans instantly. Of
course, youll have to turn the larger
pieces, so be careful not to burn yourself. --
L.N. in B.C., Canada
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