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Wednesday, November 12, 2008 Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?... The
City of Carthage Recycling Drop-Off Center
and Composting Lot will be closed Tuesday,
November 11 due to Veterans Day.
Did Ya Know?...
Deadline for entry in the Carthage Christmas
Parade is Wednesday, November 12, 2008. Entry
forms may be obtained by calling the Carthage
Technical Center at 417-359-7026 ext. 17031
or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Christmas Parade will be held on Monday,
Did Ya Know?...
November is Adopt -A-Senior pet month at the
Carthage Humane Society, approximately 3
miles South of Carthage off Hwy 71. Give an
older cat or dog a second chance for a new
lease on life. Adoption fee will be waived on
selected pets. 417-358-6402.
Said the New Yorker to his
country friend: "Look at that skyscraper
going up! The workmen who are putting the
finishing touches on the upper 20 stories have
gone down to the 50th floor for lunch while the
tenants on the first 40 floors are moving out
because the building is old-fashioned!"
"Father," said the
small boy, "what is psychology?"
"Psychology, my son, is a word of four
syllables that you ring in to distract attention
when the explaining gets difficult."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Circuit Court Notes.
In Division No. 1 today
the Carthage & Western railway was given right of way
over the Susan Shehane farm.
Manley & Landreth vs.
Prairie Lead & Zinc Co., attachment dismissed by
State vs. Ed Wolsey,
seduction; as defendant had married prosecuting witness,
cause was dismissed at defendants cost.
parole was terminated for his failure to appear in court.
Recalled on Business.
Will Armour arrived here
from Medora, Ill., last night called back on business.
His vacation is not yet ended and he will return to his
Illinois home as soon as possible.
Mrs. Florence McEwen, who
had been visiting her sister, Mrs. S.I. Barton, in this
City for a week has returned to her home in Columbus,
The City Council
Budget Ways and Means Committee met on Monday
evening in a regular session. The committee
approved a motion to recommend to Council an
appropriation of funds for improvements at the
Alan Bull during the last Public Services
Committee meeting proposed that funding donated
to the golf course over the past few years be
used to renovate the bunkers on the golf course.
Bull recommended using the funding to purchase
the sand which would be required, and then using
the labor of the golf course employees for the
renovation. The committee agreed and forwarded
the item to the Budget Committee for
Tom Short said that there was approximately
$2,900 available in the Civic Enhancement fund
which had been donated specifically for use at
the golf course. The committee reviewed the
proposal and agreed unanimously to recommend the
approval of the budget adjustment to full
Short also noted that sales tax numbers are up
7.1% over last year to date.
Time to batten down the hatches.
This is onea those terms I had
heard growin up and understood it to mean
gettin ready for a storm or expected chaos.
The interpretation was correct, but I was
surprised to find the sayin had a nautical
A batten is a thin strip of
wood used in sails to keep em stiff in a
light breeze. To "batten down" meant to
use the strips of wood to lock down anything
loose on the deck of a ship in rough weather,
includin the hatches.
Course I was aware of the
term "down the hatch." I learned that
one from my grandparents I believe. Usually the
term was used just before the dose of foul
With winter comin on
Im guessin there will be plenty of
sailor talk bein tossed around.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
|Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
Need to run an extension cord for lights across a
driveway or walkway? Cushion the cord by running
it through a length of slit garden hose. It will
protect the cord from low temperatures or being
"There was a
request from a reader, W.T., and he was looking
for a way to remove the smell from jar lids. I
have the solution! Use dishwasher liquid (like
Cascade) -- the kind you use for your automatic
dishwasher. Just wash by hand with hot water. The
dishwasher liquid will remove any smell and any
stain, especially tomato stains." -- K. in
sauerkraut jars to use for apple butter by
putting 1 tablespoon of baking soda in a wet,
clean jar and filling it with water. I also use
this method on plastic storage containers that
smell of onions or hot peppers, so it should work
for Mr. T." -- E-mail from Minnesota
On saving gas:
"Before going on a trip or pulling a heavy
load, like a trailer, have your service station
replace your fuel filter. You will be surprised
at how much farther a tank of gas will go,
especially if the filter has not been changed in
a while. -- M.B. in Saskatchewan, Canada
"Teach children to
be neat and organized in their drawers by using
plastic shower caps to contain their underwear
and socks. This is a great way to start teaching
organization and tidiness." -- L. in North
Another way to remove
deodorant stains: Try meat tenderizer! Dampen the
stain, sprinkle with meat tenderizer and work it
into the fabric to loosen the deodorant. Let it
sit for 5 minutes, then launder as normal. Be
sure to check any stain before putting the
garment in the dryer.
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