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Wednesday, September 17, 2008 Volume XVII,
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Stop those punches!
You dont see them getting
by me, do you?
Waiter, Ill have one big
pork chop with French fried potatoes and
Ill 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 GOES
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Its amazin how the
feel of the atmosphere can make your mind stop in
a certain place in time. I suppose its
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.
Id 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 dont 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 dont 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.
By JoAnn Derson
"I had a hose that
developed a leak. Were 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 buildings laundry room, I like to
keep it neat. I premeasure detergent into zip-top
baggies so I dont 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
"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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