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Wednesday, May 7, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 228
Did Ya Know?... The
Relay For Life committee will meet in the
basement of First Christian Church on May 8th at
5:30 pm. The team captain meeting to follow at
6:30 pm. Everyone is encouraged to come to help
finalize the details for our June 6th & 7th
Did Ya Know?... The
Family Literacy Council will be having its annual
meeting on May 8, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. All
interested persons are invited to attend. The
meeting will be at the Family Neighborhood
Center, 706 Orchard, Carthage, MO.
Did Ya Know?... The 4th
Annual May Cemetery Event is on Saturday, May
10th at 5:30 P.M. in Park Cemetery. Celebrate the
Lives & History of Carthage. Bring Lawn
Chairs - Invited to Wear Period Dress. Catering
by McCune Brooks Regional Hospital.
Her uncle just died and left a
last request that six of his creditors be his
pall bearers. He figured if they carried him so
far, they might just as well finish the job.
Aerotechnical tests applied to
the bumble bee demonstrate that because of the
weight and shape of the bees body in
relation to the total wing area, he cannot
possibly fly. But the bumble bee doesnt
know this so he goes ahead and flies away.
Its useless to tell a
bald headed man a hair raising story.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
institute and missionary convention of the Christian
church of the Springfield district will assemble at
Aurora Monday evening, November 19, and continue 3 days.
One and one-third fare round trip.
Prosperity Made Him
John Blair has been struck
by the wave of prosperity in an unusual way. He had a
water meter to repair and failing to find an available
workman, Mr. Blair went to work with a pick and shovel
and did the job himself.
The Avilla road has just
been graveled beyond Forest mill with river gravel taken
from the Roper ford bottoms.
Frank Edel, has the agency
for the East man Kodak company and keeps a full stock of
both kodaks and supplies.
Discussed Driving Range.
The City Council
Public Services Committee met Monday evening in a
regular session. Several new Council members have
been appointed to serve as members of this
committee. The committee now includes John
Studebaker, Keith Hurlbut, Timothy Teed and
Committee Chair Bill Welch. Welch has previously
served as a Public Services committee member.
Mondays meeting the committee discussed the
possibility of the City leasing a driving range
which abuts the Golf Course. Parks Director Alan
Bull said the owner of the driving range has
retired and is looking to lease and eventually
sell the property. Bull said that many people who
use the golf course are also interested in using
the driving range, and for the City to lease it
may be beneficial to the course. The proposed
lease price is $4,000 per year.
discussed with the committee the option of
purchasing a token-operated golf ball dispenser,
saying that with the machine no additional staff
would be needed for the operation of the range.
Bull said that his preliminary research showed a
base price of approximately $4,000 for the
machines, which can hold up to 10,000 golf balls.
The committee approved proceeding with the lease,
contingent on the City Attorney reviewing and
approving the lease contract, and the Budget
Committee approving the purchase of the token
machine and lease price for the range.
The committee also
reviewed bids for the Carthage Fourth of July
celebration. Three bids were received including
A&M Pyrotechnics, J&M Display and Premier
Pyrotechnics. Each company submitted bids for a
$15,000 show and for a $20,000 show. The
committee approved a motion to forward to Council
the bid from A&M Pyrotechnics for the $15,000
What if they got rid of the penny?
Used ta be a tootsie roll was a
penny. Or a piece of Double Bubble. I
havent seen any penny gum ball machines for
ages. I wonder what they did with all of those.
What would kids think of
parents usin expressions such as
"puttin in my two cents worth" or
"a penny saved is a penny earned." It
would only worsen the growin generation
gap. A "penny for your thoughts" would
become even more of an insult, since a penny
would be worthless. A "penny pincher"
would have to be replaced with somethin
because simply makin "nickel
pincher" doesnt have the same ring.
Maybe folks could be persuaded
to give up the penny, if the government was
willin to give up sales tax. I bet
wed find out the value of a cent real fast.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
On Sale in May: Gardening
supplies, jewelry (specifically silver jewelry),
outdoor furniture, televisions, mattresses,
luggage and home-maintenance items.
"To remove scratches from
CDs and DVDs, use plain white toothpaste
(Pepsodent works great). Buff out scratch with a
very soft cloth, such as a cloth used to clean
eyeglasses." -- L.W. in Michigan
"If you use canned shaving
cream, you can keep rust from staining your
porcelain counters in the bathroom by coating the
bottom with clear nail polish." -- J.C. in
"Put three or four
Alka-Seltzer into a clogged drain with a cup of
vinegar. Wait 15 minutes and run hot water. You
will be amazed." -- F.F. in Colorado
"If you do a lot of bead
work or have children who collect rocks, save
your old pill bottles with the labels peeled off
to hold beads, rocks, buttons, etc. The pill
bottles are clear enough to see whats
inside, and [youll] save money on pricey,
specifically designed bottles." -- A.H. in
"Pull out your plugs on
toasters, microwaves, etc., when not in use. They
still use power." -- C.S.R. in Florida.
(Great tip, C.S.R. This one can be a safe-kitchen
tip, too, since toaster ovens and toasters, in
particular, can be set off accidentally by, say,
setting a bag on the kitchen counter that brushes
up against the on/off switch.)
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