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Monay, January 26, 2009, Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?..."Private
Pesticide Applicator Training" will be
held in Carthage on Wednesday, January 28th
at the MU Extension office located in the
Courthouse beginning at 1 p.m.
Did Ya Know?... The
McCune-Brooks Alzheimers Support Group
will offer a 3-week class called "Making
Memories". The 1st class will be
Feburary 12, 1-2:30 p.m. There is no charge
for the class. For more information and to
make your reservations call, 359-1832.
A New York City yuppie moved to
the country and bought a piece of land. He went
to the local feed and livestock store and talked
to the proprietor about how he was going to take
up chicken farming. He then asked to buy 100
"Thats a lot of
chicks," commented the proprietor. "I
mean business," the city slicker replied.
A week later the yuppie was
back again. "I need another 100
chicks," he said. "Boy, you are serious
about this chicken farming," the man told
"Yeah," the yuppie
replied. "If I can iron out a few
problems." "Problems?" asked the
proprietor. "Yeah," replied the yuppie,
"I think I planted that last batch too close
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Almost Came To Blows.
Attorneys Whitsett and McReynolds Mix
Over a Saloon Petition.
The matter of the application for a
dramshop license by Chas. Gostley & Co. for a saloon
on East Fourth Street came up again in county court
today, but at this writing has not been disposed of.
As on a previous occasion when the
matter came up, the attorneys furnished plenty of
excitement, but Saml McReynolds and Geo. P.
Whitsett capped the climax shortly after noon today, when
they came near indulging in a knock down and drag out
In the midst of a heated argument, Mr.
McReynolds took exceptions to one of Mr. Whitsetts
statements, which he remarked was untrue. This was a
signal for hostilities to begin and the younger attorney
vouch saved the information that his opponent was not
only a liar, but that he knew it.
"Bud Savard, Owner of
Buds Place Barber & Style Shop,
was present to discuss a parking problem in front
of his business at 508 S Main. Mr. Savard
explained to the committee that with R-9 GED
Center and the beauty shop that is directly
across the street from his business, he has a
problem with parking in front of his building.
Mr. Savard request that the committee consider
putting either 2-hour parking in that area, or
put a handicapped accessible spot to accommodate
Editor note: Carthage City
Code: Sec. 23-424. Two-hour parking.
(a) No person shall park
any vehicle within the following listed
boundaries on any public street and leave the
same continuously parked for a period greater
than two (2) hours: The area bounded on the west
by the east curb line of Garrison Avenue and on
the north by the south curb line of Central
Avenue and on the east by the east curb line of
Howard Street and on the south by the north curb
line of Sixth Street..
"Chairman Newport request
that this item be put on the next Public Safety
Agenda to be revisited for a decision as to
fixing the parking problem. Mr. Savard advised
that he would be present at the meeting.
"Jerry and Kathy Gilpin,
Owners of Carthage Jewelers were present to ask
the committee for a parking space on the West
side of their building. They reside in their
business and have no parking that is closer than
3 blocks away. The Gilpins explained that
Chief Veach had given them verbal permission to
park beside their business without being ticked
due to the 2-hour parking restrictions because of
them residing in their business.
After a lengthy discussion,
Chairman Newport agreed to allow the
Gilpins to park without being ticket and
this item be added to Februarys agenda for
further discussion and an "official"
fix can be made."
I still cant out guess
the coffee maker.
As fast as todays drip
pots are, the first pot never gets done fast
enough. I am typically standin with cup in
hand waitin for the drip process to run its
I wait till the drip,
remove the pot to pour a cup, and the maker spews
a last shot of coffee all over the counter.
Sometimes I get the
feelin that there is some semi-intelligent,
munchkin livin in my coffee machine,
patiently watchin for me to remove the pot
long enough for that last spurt of coffee. It
usually makes that growlin noise after the
liquid hits, like it had held the fluid as long
There are reasonable solutions
to this daily confrontation. But the use of large
hammers and other implements of destruction
sounds good to me.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
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Q: This is our first winter in the
Northeast -- my husband and I moved from a warmer
state -- and I must say the snow and ice are a
real pain. Do you have any tips to deal with snow
shoveling and icy walkways? -- Doris in
A: My first tip is, get to know
your neighbors, because theres nothing
better than having help when clearing your
sidewalk /walkway. A next-door neighbor with a
snow blower is worth his weight in gold after a
big storm. But here are some other hints to make
shoveling a little bit easier:
-- As soon as a snowstorm winds
down, head outside and begin shoveling. The snow
is not packed as heavily at this point, so you
can move more of it off the walks with less
-- Never "load" the
shovel. Scoop up snow until the shovel is about a
third full and then lift the shovel to dump the
snow to the side of the walk.
-- Use your shovel to scoop the
snow and push it to the side, rather than lift
and toss. You wont get worn out as quickly.
-- Never shovel snow from your
walk into the street. In most municipalities it
will earn you a citation; it creates a hazard and
annoys the heck out of neighbors.
-- If you need to move a lot of
snow farther than the end of your shovel, fill a
wheelbarrow rather than walking back and forth
Dealing with icy walks is an
even bigger problem, since its typical for
snow to melt slightly during the day and then
freeze hard at night. Reduce your chance of
-- Spreading a mixture of salt
and sand along the walkways after shoveling. The
sand provides traction; the salt keeps water from
freezing right at the freezing point.
-- Walking with knees slightly
bent in case you hit a slippery patch -- never
lock out your knees.
HOME TIP: Ice-melting products
-- even those labeled environmentally safe -- can
still affect the area around walkways, so use
only what is necessary to do the job.
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