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Wednesday, February 18, 2009, Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?... The
Chamber will hold its 5th Annual TRIVIA
NIGHT February 20th. Teams of eight members
or less will compete for cash prizes. Put
your team together today! For more
information, call Linda @ 358-2372.
Did Ya Know?... Class
of 2009 Project Graduation will sponsor
Hypnotist Mike Reeves, February 21st at 6:00
p.m., at the High School Auditorium. Tickets
are $7.00 at the door, three and under are
squirrels is not tolerated.
objects may not be thrown by hand.
Installation of bathtubs with four legs
resembling animal paws is prohibited.
not allowed to purchase cap pistols, but they may
It shall be
unlawful to provide beer or other intoxicants to
illegal to sit on the curb of any city street and
drink beer from a bucket. This law refers back to
the extinct Italian celebration, Hill Day, when
beer was served in buckets.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
ALL IN A
Twenty Ounces of Nails,
Scrap Iron and Rocks
Killed a Carthage Cow.
Kansas City was all excited sometime
since over the exploits of a human ostrich, whose habit
of swallowing barlow knives caused his death there, but
now Carthage has a cow which shows up as great a
performer in that line as the human ostrich. Like the
ostrich, she is dead, having departed this life
She was the property of Mrs. Robinson,
a widow who lives on Clinton street, and was a valuable
milch cow until she fell into the rock and nail eating
habit. That killed her.
When she was dead, T. B. Metcalf, a
veterinary surgeon of 28 years practice, performed
an autopsy to see what killed her. When the animals
stomach was removed the cause of her death was clear. It
contained a mixed assortment of old junk, which weighed
just a pound and a quarter.
An inventory reveals that fact that
there is in the collection nine rocks ranging in size
from that of a hickory nut to an egg, only of irregular
shape; fifteen pebbles of all sizes; nineteen nails, also
of all sizes and all degrees of crookedness, most of them
wire; an iron washer as big as a dollar; a piece of
colored glass about the same size; two pieces of scrap
iron; a 2-inch screw and a copper rivet.
Mr. Metcalf says in all his experience
he never saw anything to equal it. He accounts for the
nails, scrap iron, etc., by the theory that the cow ate
them with bran, but where she got the rocks is a poser,
and he does not attempt to answer it.
While some city, county and
state legislators may be revisiting the
possibility of new smoking bans in Missouri,
smokers and non-smokers alike have been voicing
their opposition to forced smoking bans,
especially in places where children are not
allowed or adults have an option to go elsewhere,
according to the International Premium Cigar and
Pipe Retailers Association.
"The marketplace is
deciding what businesses should allow smoking or
not, and thats the way it should be.
Government shouldnt be taking away the
rights of business owners to run their
enterprises as the market dictates, not big
government" said Chris McCalla, legislative
director of the IPCPR.
McCalla cited the Federal
Reserve Bank and the Bureau of Labor Statistics
regarding the proven negative effects on
businesses from legislated smoking bans.
"The Fed has found that,
based on impartial data generated by the Bureau
of Labor Statistics, significant employment
declines result from forced smoking bans,
especially in bars and restaurants," he
With all the advances in
communication devices that have been made in the
last several years, I am amazed that it is still
nearly impossible to understand the person
takin an order at a fast food drive-up.
Sometimes I think they put in some sort of voice
scramblin device so as to make ya accept
what ever they have on hand at the time.
I also have a particular pet
peeve with drive-up speaker orderin. Ya
turn in your order, but when ya get to the
window, after youve paid of course,
youre notified that they just ran out of
that one thing ya stopped there for in the first
place. It just ruins that high quality
dinin experience that weve all come
to expect from fast food restaurants.
And no, I dont want
whatever the special of the minute is, thank you.
I couldnt understand what it was anyway.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
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By JoAnn Derson
To shine tarnished
silver, line a sink with a sheet of aluminum
foil, shiny side up. Fill the sink with very hot
water (boiling is good) to which you have added a
cup of baking soda. Then submerge silver pieces
entirely. Each piece must touch the foil. The
tarnish will "jump" to the foil and off
of your silver.
"This is a great
way to clean bath toys. Get a delicates bag (a
zippable mesh laundry bag) and fill it with your
small bath toys. Toss it into the dishwasher on
the top shelf. Gets them clean in a flash, and
you can just hang the bag up in the bathroom to
dry." -- A.C. in South Carolina
Trying to avoid germs
this cold season? Right this minute, get up and
clean three things with alcohol on a clean paper
towel or other alcohol-based cleaner: your TV
remote, telephone and doorknobs. Do it every
week, or more often if someone in your house is
"I picked up a
bunch of old kitchen utensils, like tongs and
spatulas and such, at a thrift store for a song.
I use them in my workshop. The spatula makes a
great scraper, and the tongs are terrific for
dipping rags in stain." -- R.F. in Maryland
Go Green Tip: Gas prices
may have dropped from last summers highs,
but it still pays to get the best fuel economy
you can. The next time you fill up, reset your
trip odometer. Drive normally for several days
then fill your tank. Divide the number of gallons
it takes to top off the tank into the number of
miles you have traveled. Thats how many
miles you get per gallon, no matter what your
vehicles manufacturer says it gets.
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