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Wednesday, September 17, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 63

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?....The Carthage Public Library will host Mike Worley from Kansas City Young Audiance who will present two cartooning workshops from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18th for young adults 12 through 18 years old. Call Deb at 417-237-7040 to sign up.

Did Ya Know?... On Sat. Sept. 20th, there will be a 3 Person Scramble Golf Tournament at the Carthage Golf Course starting at 1:30 p.m. to benefit Pistol Baugh. Call 417-237-7030 or email for more information.

Did Ya Know?...The American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans are asking for donations for a Rummage Sale to assist veterans. Please contact Dale Murphey at 417-358-2714, Joe at 417-793-1851 or Terry Pierson at 417-793-4245.

today's laugh

Stop those punches!

You don’t see them getting by me, do you?

Waiter, I’ll have one big pork chop with French fried potatoes and I’ll have the chop lean.

Yes, Madam, which way?

Sir, your car is at the door.

Yes, I hear it knocking

A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.


Carthage Stone, already famous throughout the state and West, is just about to make its debut east of the Mississippi River and to enter in competitions with the quarries of Indiana and New England.

The Carthage Dimension & Flagstone Co. held its annual meeting in Carthage last night and elected as directors W. R. Logan, R. W. Jay, M. F. Viernow and Martin McNerney. Four Carthage quarries are in the Dimension Company, namely, the Marble & White Lime Co., the Viernow, Logan & Wright and McNerney-Steadley quarries, popularly so-called. There was a big attendance of the stone men, among them H. F. Gruetzemacher of St. Louis and E. C. Thym of Kansas City. Officers will be elected by the directors later.

Incidental to the meeting, one of the interested parties informed a local paper representative that a certain doctor who has become quite wealthy in St. Louis has moved to New York and has let a contract for a $50,000 residence to be built of Carthage Stone. The Dimension Company controls only the territory west of the Mississippi River, hence this New York job will be handled direct by the quarry company which has the contractor.

E. C. Thym, the local contractor, has already landed the contract for a $22,000 residence in Chicago to be built of Carthage stone. The material for both the New York and Chicago building will be cut, so far as the rules of the labor unions of those cities will permit, at the Carthage yards before shipment.

With the exception of a building in Indiana, the very home of extensive quarry interests, these are the first big jobs for Carthage stone east of the Mississippi, and only justly attests the value and popularity of the local building material.


Today's Feature

Possible Driving Training at Airport.

The City Council Public Safety Committee met Monday evening in a regular session. The committee discussed with Police Chief Greg Dagnan a request from the MSSU Police Training Academy and Joplin Police Department for the use of a portion of the former airport for driving training.

Dagnan said that if approved, the old runway would be utilized between 5 and 10 times per year, when the college is training or when the Joplin Police Department has hired new officers. The Carthage Police Department would be able to use the area for training in conjunction with the college courses free of charge if approved. City Administrator Tom Short presented a draft of a liability waiver which would protect all parties. The committee was favorable to the proposal, and agreed to continue discussions at the next committee meeting after the requestors and the City Attorney have had time to review the waiver.

The committee also approved a motion to allow for the direction of traffic in Municipal Park during the PRCA Rodeo, to be held Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20 at the Carthage Saddle Club Arena in Municipal Park.

Just Jake Talkin'


Football weather!

It’s amazin’ how the feel of the atmosphere can make your mind stop in a certain place in time. I suppose it’s similar to the reaction most have ta hearin’ an old tune on the radio. For a few seconds, ya actually feel like you are in another place.

I’d guess that some react with a negative thought when they hear particular music or remember a day when the weather was similar. Guess I just don’t pay much attention to those experiences.

Football was a positive experience for me even though I was rewarded with a broken collar bone and a smashed finger. Those things just don’t come to the forefront for some reason. ‘Course those blows to the head may have some bearing on my memory.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Mornin' Mail

Here’s A Tip

By JoAnn Derson

"I had a hose that developed a leak. We’re still watering down here in the Sunshine State, so I laid the hose out in my garden so that the hole was near one of my plants. Then I poked more holes in it where they would be needed. I purchased an end cap for the hose for less than a dollar, and now I have a brand-new custom soaker hose. I even spray painted it to blend in with the landscaping. I turn it on from the faucet and water just what is needed." -- E.L. in Florida

For a cool feeling on a warm night, try sprinkling a little talcum powder between the sheets.

"When I go to our apartment building’s laundry room, I like to keep it neat. I premeasure detergent into zip-top baggies so I don’t have to risk spilling the soap while I am there. I save the bags and refill them at home as soon as I am done. This way, I can grab as many baggies as I need in a hurry. I never know when I will get the chance to run down and get a load of laundry done." -- P.D. in New Mexico

"If you need to transfer a particularly messy liquid into a container and are using a funnel, you might want to try making a liner. Just snip the corner of a garbage bag to fit in your funnel, and fold the edges over the top. Use it and then lose the liner. I do this with motor oil, since it keeps my funnel cleaner." -- C.C. in Massachusetts

"For the past few months, I have used a lovely smelling candle as a pincushion. I have found that the more "smell" it has, the softer the wax. They are easy and pretty to use, and the wax seems to help the pins go in more smoothly." I.R. in Missouri

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