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Wednesday, August 5, 2009 Volume XVIII, Number 33
Did Ya Know?... The streets at
the intersection of Airport Drive and River Street, in
addition to being closed Tuesday, will also be closed
today from 6 AM - 6 PM due to street paving. Please
contact the Carthage Street Department at 417-237-7020
for more information.
Did Ya Know?... The Family
Literacy Center will be selling Mums for the fall season
at $10 each. To order, call 358-5926.
cant you be like that?
Jill tells her husband, "Jack,
that young couple that just moved in next door seem such
a loving twosome. Every morning, when he leaves the
house, he kisses her goodbye, and every evening when he
comes homes, he brings her a dozen roses.
Now, why cant you do that?"
"Gosh," Jack says, "why
I hardly know the girl."
He is new to baseball
Coming home from his Little League
game, Billy swung open the front door very excited.
Unable to attend the game, his father immediately wanted
to know what happened. "So, how did you do
son?" he asked.
"Youll never believe
it!" Billy said. "I was responsible for the
"Really? Howd you do
"I dropped the ball."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
North Brothers Make
North Brothers Comedy company and
the Chicago Ladies orchestra played to a full house
last night at the Lyric airdome theater and made one of
the biggest hits of the season. The reserved seats were
full to overflowing and the circus seats were filled all
around the circle.
The play presented was "Amy of the
Circus," a sweet little drama filled with pathos and
joy. Some parts were hilariously funny and others
appealed to the tenderest sympathies of the audience. The
company is an excellent one and is able to portray the
most subtle of human emotions.
The Chicago Ladies orchestra
gives half an hours concert before the performance
and also plays between the acts. It is a very high class
organization and the members are certainly able
The specialties given last night were
all clean and kept the audience convulsed with laughter.
Use of City Pool for Dog Swim
The City Council Public
Services Committee voted Monday evening
to allow the promoters of the proposed
dog park to use the City swimming pool
for a dog swim fund raiser later this
month after the pool closes to the public
for the season. The recommendation still
needs the approval of the full Council
according to committee members.
The recommendation also
must be approved by City Attorney Nate
Dally according to the motion that was
passed. The committee had several
reservations concerning the event
including liability questions and the
fact that the group is not a state
recognized not-for-profit organization.
The Council has already
approve the use of City park property for
the project, but the Dog Park
organization is responsible for any
Director of Parks &
Recreation Alan Bull told the committee
that he was confident that any funds
raised would be used for the dog park,
but there had been instances when the use
of City facilities for free by for-profit
organizations were seen as unfit use of
I dont know who came up with it,
but those paper towels that are only half as big
as the regular ones make a lot a sense. I
havent done any price comparison, but most
a the time those half sheets are plenty.
Its gotten to the point
that when I pull off a full size sheet Im
tempted to tear in in half. Course the fact
that anyone would worry about the cost and still
use paper towels at all is a little odd. The
thought of usin a damp rag that can be
rinsed out doesnt cross the mind of most
anymore it would seem. Easier to pitch that
little spill in the trash.
Maybe some enterprisin
marketin expert will come up with half-half
sheets for those wantin to really get the
most from their disposables. Call it a dribble
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin
HERES A TIP
coat the tops of your hands with petroleum jelly.
A light coat will do. Then, when you are
finished, the specks of paint from the roller
will slide right off. The bonus is, your hands
will feel soft as well." -- T.C. in Texas
season, when you lose power, bring in charged
solar lights to use instead of candles or
flashlights. Its safe, and you can carry
them around the house -- very important for those
who use oxygen at home. Just remember to put them
outside during the day to charge." -- J.G.,
tired of throwing away hard marshmallows, store
them in the freezer, bag and all. Whenever you
want to use any, take as many as you want, and
they will be soft in a few seconds." -- M.H.
in South Dakota
Remove leftover glue
from price stickers by buffing it with a pinch of
peanut butter and a paper towel. Be sure to use
this tip on hard, nonporous surfaces only.
If you subscribe to a
lot of magazines, you know that they can pile up
quickly. One way to get rid of ones youve
read is to recycle, but how about checking with
local senior centers or laundries to see if they
might like to have them?
Go Green Tip: Looking to
upgrade your portfolio? Why not consider adding
green funds or socially responsible funds to your
mix of investments? These are funds that invest
in environmental or socially responsible
industries or companies. Talk with your financial
adviser about what options are available to you.
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