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Wednesday, November 19, 2008 Volume XVII,
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.
Did Ya Know?... A
Diabetes Support Group meeting will be held
on November 19th at 4:00 p.m. in the
McCune-Brooks Community Room. Topic will be
"Cold or Flu: What do you do?"
Guest speakers will be McCune-Brooks Home
Health Nurses. For more information call
Did Ya Know?... A
Memorial Benefit for Don Briggs will be held
Saturday, November 22 at 2:00 p.m. in the
V.F.W. Post 2590, Carthage. Chili feed ($5
donation), live entertainment, silent
auction, raffle. Poker run to begin at 11:00
a.m. All proceeds to surviving spouse. For
more information call 358-1657.
Patient: "Do you extract
Dentist: "Not always - the other day I
nearly dislocated my wrist."
Willie got very tired during
the long sermon at church.
"If we give him the money now, ma, will he
let us go?" he asked in a loud whisper.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Rev. J.B. Culpepper is
expected here this evening with his tent, in which he
will commence a revival meeting tomorrow night. His
meeting at Lamar closed last night. The tent, which will
seat about 4,000 people, will be pitched on the county
lot just west of the jail. It is expected to have a
chorus choir of some two hundred voices, and the music
will be a special feature of the meeting.
The Present Time
Is the best time to
purchase your coal from our large assortment of hand
picked coal to roast the Thanksgiving Turkey. Phone 2.
Missouri Pacific Yards.
Dr. D. Wise has moved from
129 North Maple to the southwest corner of Chestnut and
Main streets, where he is now permanently located. 277-tf
The Public Safety
Committee met Monday evening in a regular
session. The committee approved a motion to allow
the placement of two stop signs at the corner of
Jersey and Miller streets. Police Chief Greg
Dagnan said that he had received a complaint from
a nearby resident concerning the unmarked
intersection, and that an accident had occurred
there recently. He recommended that the committee
approve placement of two stop signs on the north
and south sides of the intersection. The motion
was approved unanimously.
The committee also
agreed unanimously to forward to Council a
recommendation to allow an exchange of tracts of
land for the area that was to be the location of
the Fire Department substation. Fire Chief John
Cooper told the committee that when he was having
the City-owned tract surveyed prior to having
engineering done for the substation, he was
contacted by a resident that owns land next to
the City land. Cooper said that the resident
proposed exchanging equal square-footage of land,
which would relocate the City lot to the corner,
and consolidate the residents three other
Cooper said that
City Administrator Tom Short and Public Works
Director Chad Wampler were in favor of this
exchange, adding that the corner property would
allow better access to the substation. The
committee discussed the benefits of the corner
lot, and unanimously approved a motion to forward
to Council a recommendation to approve.
There is nothin much worse than havin
to deal with a problem that shouldnt a been
a problem in the first place. It goes back ta one
a Murphys observations: "Why is there
always time to fix somethin when there
wasnt time ta do it right the first
I learned as a youngster to
always close the gate. Nothin worse than
tryin to round up a stray cow that wandered
out of a gate ya left open. Ya not only waste the
time, typically ya fall in a ditch and skin your
shin while endin up in a pile a fresh
Then ya forget and climb in the
farmers truck and have to smell your
mistake all the way home fore ya end up
cleanin up the mess ya made tryin to
solve the original problem. The importance of
gate closin is a lesson to remember.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
|Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
"My husband has a large family that lives
quite a distance away. We are visiting them for
the first time with our two young children. To
keep the kids from feeling overwhelmed, I created
a photo look book of the family members we are
likely to be around. The kids will be familiar
with their faces, and they wont seem as
much like strangers." -- U.L. in Washington
"I have a tip about
putting out candles. You can put a little water
in the bottom of a glass votive cup before you
put in a votive candle. Then, when the candle
burns and the wax goes down, it wont stick
to the cup. Thanks for the good tips." --
A.D. in Georgia
Have a leaky fridge
door? Try this first. Clean the seal gasket with
a mild soap and water. Then apply a very thin
layer of petroleum jelly to all sides. If you can
shut a dollar in the door and it slips right out,
you might need to replace the gasket.
"Everyone has had
the experience of putting a pair of socks in the
laundry, never to see them as a pair again. I
join my socks together with a safety pin, and
they always return to me as a pair." -- J.P.
A great way to clean the
shower naturally? Vinegar! Fill a spray bottle
with vinegar and spray directly on shower walls
after bathing. Its great at beating
bacteria and mold. And its a great natural
alternative to chemical cleaners.
How old is your fire
extinguisher? If you dont know, find out.
If you cant tell, replace it. Fire
extinguishers lose pressure over time -- even if
theyve never been used -- so they need to
be replaced or serviced every five to 10 years.
Yours might be marked with an expiration date. So
be safe this holiday, and check it out.
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