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Wednesday, April 8, 2009, Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?... Expressions
of the Soul, take a closer look at George
Washington Carvers artistic talent,
Saturday, April 11th, 11:00 a.m. This program
will highlight the artistry which brought
much joy to Carvers life. More
information @ 417-325-4151 or visit
Did Ya Know?...
American Legion Post 9 & DAV Chapter 41
are taking donations for a rummage sale to be
held at the end of May. If youd like to
donate, please call: Jerry Murphey
417-674-1906, Rachel Murphey 417-674-1907,
Dale Murphey 417-359-6161 or Jerry Chapman
Mrs. Peterson phoned the
repairman because her dishwasher quit working. He
couldnt accommodate her with an
"after-hours" appointment and since she
had to go to work, she told him, "Ill
leave the key under the mat. Fix the dish washer,
leave the bill on the counter, and Ill mail
you a check. By the way, I have a large rotweiler
named Killer; he wont bother you. I also
have a parrot, but whatever you do, do not talk
to the bird!"
Well, sure enough Killer,
totally ignored the repairman, but the whole time
he was there, the parrot cursed, yelled,
screamed, and about drove him nuts.
As he was ready to leave, he
couldnt resist saying, "You stupid
bird, shut up!"
The bird replied, "Killer,
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
To Advertise Carthage.
Directors Will Hold a Special Meeting Tonight.
W.T. Williams, agent for the Frisco
Line Magazine, is in the city with a proposition that the
Commercial Club Directors will consider tonight at a
special meeting to be held at 8 o clock in Howard
Mr. Williams proposes to print a
two-page article descriptive of Carthage each month in
the Frisco Line Magazine and circulate 5,000 copies for
$100 a year. The articles are to be contributed by
Carthage people. Mr. Williams leaves the city in morning.
Neosho, Monett, and Eureka Springs have
already gone into the scheme, and the articles are quite
President J.J. Wells interviewed a
member of the business men on the proposition today and
is of the opinion that the scheme will be readily
accepted provided no additional cost shall be added.
Carthage voters rejected a
half-cent increase in the local sales tax by over
two to one at the ballots yesterday. The vote
unofficial tally last night was 325 for and 669
against. The tax, which would have generated
approximately $800,000 a year for the next ten
years, would have been used to finance the
purchase and development of property to be used
for an industrial/business park just south of the
McCune Brooks Regional Hospital.
The voters elected Lee Elliff
Pound (787) and Michael S. Goolsby (605) to the
Carthage R-9 School board. Alan Snow (498) and
James Baldwin (397) were also on the ballot for
the two open seats.
The Carthage City Council had
no contested races, but the vote count gives some
indication of voter turn out. Carthage has
approximately 6,000 registered voters. Ward 1,
Wayne Campbell, 67; Ward 2, William Fortune, 66;
Ward 3, Diane Sharits, 145; Ward 4, Bill Welch,
321; Ward 5, Dan Rife, 197. There was a total of
14 write in votes in the five wards.
The total was 810, or just over
13%. The average county turn out was 6.75%.
There are some things ya just
dont wanna hear.
Had a gentleman walk in the
shop the other day. I heard our little door bell
ring as the door opened and came to the front. He
was standin with the door still open.
"Guess you dont need
a doorbell," he said. The one thing he was
hopin for when he walked in was silence.
Then there are things some
folks wanna hear. The guy in the muffler business
hears opportunity in what most look at as an
annoying rumble comin from an automobile.
Its all in your point of view.
Course everone has
a change a heart ever now and then., but
most just seem ta hear what they want to no
matter what the circumstances.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
by Carthage Printing
By JoAnn Derson
Go Green Tip: Caulk and
weatherstrip around windows and doors that leak
air. As Dad used to say, "We arent
paying to air-condition the outdoors!"
"When I know I will
need to make an appointment for a doctors
or other visit in the future and cant make
it right away, I write the details on a small
sticky note and put it in my checkbook register.
I note the earliest date I can make the
appointment and when it should take place. As I
am reconciling my checking account, I look at the
notes and see if there are any events coming up
that I need to make appointments for. I feel like
I am ahead of the curve."
Need a place to keep
plastic grocery bags for reuse? An empty tissue
box is a great container for a small number, or
the box from a 12-pack of sodas will keep a
larger amount nicely.
"With my photo
album and supplies I keep a small pack of plain
stickers. I note all the people in the picture,
the date and other pertinent details, and stick
the sticker on the back. It keeps ink from
bleeding through." -- B.M. in Nevada
"I just wanted to
give three cheers for microchipping pets. I lost
my beloved spaniel Daisy last week, and she was
found and returned to me because the very smart
person who found her took her to a local vet, who
was able to get the microchip information. The
company notified me where my baby was, and all is
well." -- N.R. in Florida
If you have a lot of
medical visits throughout the year and have
trouble keeping receipts for tax purposes, try
investing in a small daily planner just for your
medical information. You can note appointment
dates and mileage to and from the doctors
office and attach receipts to the pages (parking,
deductible payments, etc.). At the end of the
year, its all ready to hand over to a tax
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