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Monday, September 8, 2008 Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?...On Sept.
13th , at 7 p.m. will be the 20th Annual Outdoor
Gospel Sing at the Country Side Church, 8 miles
west of Jasper. Come enjoy The Missourians and
Ninth Hour Quartet. Call 417-394-2046 for more
Did Ya Know?...The First
Church of the Nazarene will hold a "Back to
School Bash" on Friday Sept. 13th at 6 p.m.
and Sunday, Sept. 14 at 10:30 a.m. located at
2000 Grand in Carthage. Call 417-358-4265 for
Youre a wonderful
horseman. I never thought you could stay on that
I just had to.
My pants were caught under the
If you find youre losing
the fight just start singing and well call
Well, if Im out of tune,
youll know he knocked me flat.
I want some raw oysters. They
must not be too large or too small: not too salty
and not too soft. They must be cold and Im
in a hurry for them.
Yes, sir. Will you have
em with or without pearls, sir?
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
DELAY IN OILING
Due to the failure of the consignments
of oil to arrive in time, it is probable that the attempt
to oil several highways in the Jasper County mining
district this fall may be postponed until next spring. It
had been intended to oil a part of the Chitwood road as a
practical experiment, and if the test proved
satisfactory, to improve other roads in the same way.
The order for a car of 9,600 gallons of
oil was placed in Caney, Kansas, several weeks ago, but
shipment was delayed for some reason until last week. A
bill of lading for the car was received then, and that is
the last that has been heard of the car.
RESUMES HER OLD
Miss Ida Beatty has taken her old
position as cashier at the M.B. Kelley Grocery Store on
North Main Street, where she was employed for years up to
a few years ago.
Trees, Not Lawsuit.
The City Council Public
Services Committee met late last week, the
meeting having been moved due to Labor Day. The
committee approved a motion to forward to Council
a recommendation to allow the planting of three
trees in Kellogg Lake Park. The requestor is
willing to purchase the trees and the committee
agreed that as long as no signage is included
that the trees may be planted and will be
maintained by the City Parks Department.
The committee also discussed a
potential lawsuit concerning railroad
right-of-way. The City was invited to join a
class-action lawsuit by Mark F. Thor Hearne, a
St. Louis lawyer. The suit would give back
property to its original owners that in 1876 was
taken for use in the Memphis, Carthage
Northwestern Railroad Company. Since then the
line was used by Burlington Northern, after which
the 28 mile easement from Columbus, KS to
Carthage was released by the railroad company for
use in the "Rails to Trails" program.
City Administrator Tom Short told the committee
that the City has supported the Rails to Trails
program historically, and as the lawsuit would
interfere with that property use, recommended
that the City not join the lawsuit. The committee
agreed, and approved a motion to recommend to
City Council that the City not take part in the
The committee also discussed
the reservation policy at City parks and the
potential rental of City Hall basement to the
Missouri Circuit Court for records storage. In
both items it was agreed that further research
was required, and so no action was taken by the
City Administrator Short and
Parks Director Alan Bull also gave an update on
the status of the proposed City-owned skate park.
Short and Bull recently took a trip to a American
Ramp Company, a Joplin business that manufactures
modular ramps for installation at skate parks.
The City representatives met with the company
owners and toured the facility, which they
reported to be "impressive."
Im thinkin they
oughta put no passing lanes in the grocery
Right turn only at the
intersection of isles might be helpful also.
After a complete stop of course.
I dont think they need
speed limits, but possibly some 15 minute
parkin zones. If ya cant find what
your lookin for in 15 minutes, ya gotta
push your cart around the block and try again. Of
course a main part of the problem with
navigatin through the stores is the fact
that things arent ever in the same spot for
more than a week or two. Folks aimlessly
wanderin through the store lookin for
that bottle of salad dressin they got here
last month. Bound to be some collisions from
people rubberneckin as they pass the isles.
Now theres a reality TV show.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Carthage Printing Services
IS A HAMMER.
By Samantha Mazzotta
Q: I have a friend who has a
fig tree in his garden. Every fall, he uproots
it, digs a bigger hole and buries the tree until
spring. Have you ever heard of such a crazy
thing? I know people uproot bulbs and store them
through winter, but not whole trees. -- Larry in
A: Thats pretty cool, and
if it works, great. Keeping a non-native tree
alive in a much colder climate is quite a
Your friends seasonal
routine is a good example of how caring for your
homes outdoor items -- whether they be
plants or tools -- keeps them in good shape and
lasting for years. As the weather turns from hot
to cold and the growing season ends, now is the
time to begin cleaning and storing yard and
garden equipment for the winter.
Most parts of the country have
at least one yard-mowing and hedge-trimming
weekend left, so stagger your equipment put-away
schedule. Start with the gardening tools, for
example, leaving the lawnmower for last.
Clean hand tools with mild soap
and water, rinse and dry thoroughly. Coat metal
parts with either an all-purpose oil or a thin
layer of floor wax. Rub a thin coat of linseed
oil onto wooden handles. Store tools properly --
hanging vertically from a punch board, for
example, is best -- away from moisture or direct
Gas-powered equipment should
have the gas tank drained in a well-ventilated
area (store the gas in proper containers or
discard according to your towns hazardous
materials rules). Inspect the engines spark
plug -- replace if necessary -- and replace the
air filter. Then clean the blade area and
surrounding parts with soapy water, rinse, dry
and spray with an all-purpose oil. Store
according to manufacturer directions.
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