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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 Volume XVII, Number 235
Did Ya Know?... The City of
Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes thru Friday, May
22nd. Your area will be sprayed the evening of the day
your garbage is picked up between 8:00 p.m. and midnight.
Residents are asked to turn off attic or window fans when
sprayer is in your area.
Did Ya Know?... The Carthage
Shrine Train Crew is having a fish fry on Wednesday, May
20th at the Train Barn, 2120 W. Mound Street. Social hour
starts at 6:30 with dinner at 7:30. Cost is $10.00 per
Cats Thinks About...
I could have sworn I heard the
Is there something Im not
getting when humans make noise with their mouths?
Why doesnt the government
do something about dogs?
Hmmm ... If dogs serve humans,
and humans serve cats, why cant we cats ever get
STUPID dogs to do anything for us?
This looks like a good place to
Hey -- no kidding, Im sure
thats the can opener.
If theres a God, how can
He allow neutering?
If that really was the can
opener, Ill play finicky just to show THEM
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A RUMORED DEAL
Gas Company Said to
Have Bought the Fitch Electric Light Plant.
Rumor has it that the Carthage Light
company has purchased the Fitch electric light plant and
system. Inquiry was made at the office of the Carthage
Light company in regard to it but the rumor was denied.
The information was given however that
in case the present light proposition carried it was the
expectation for the Fitch company to supply the electric
lights called for in it.
The report that there has been an
actual sale however will not down. A member of the gas
company said no deal had been made, but when asked of he
was prepared to say whether the transaction would be
"No man can prophecy the future
with any degree of certainty."
Parking Survey -
Fines Could Increase to $15.
The City Council Public Safety
Committee discussed the recent survey conducted
by the Police Department concerning the two-hour
parking ordinance during its regular meeting
Of the 67 surveys returned to
the Department by business owners and residents
on the square, 41 thought that two hour parking
should be kept either on the square or within the
downtown business district. About a third, 21,
thought the two hour parking restriction should
be removed completly. The question of fines found
that 24 thought the fines, typically one dollar,
were just right, 9 thought they were two low, 18
thought fines should be eliminated, and 12
thought fines should be eliminated in the
downtown area except for the Square.
The survey was also distributed
to Courthouse workers. All 52 of the surveys
distributed to the workers were returned and 35
of those favored elimination of the two hour
parking restriction with 12 in favor of keeping
restriction for the Square or downtown area.
The Committee voted to
recommend to the Council a sixty-day trial period
in which they would raise fines to fifteen
dollars, eliminat two hour parking except on the
Square and one block off the Square, and selling
parking permits to residents for thirty-dollars a
month. The permits would allow parking in the
arteries one block off the square, but not on the
Square itself. The fines for moving a vehicle to
avoid a fine, or wiping off the tire chalk mark
placed by the parking enforcement officer would
also be raised.
The recommendation will need to
be approved by the full Council and receive two
readings before a vote.
Those telemarket folks
would be almost intolerable except that they
give me somethin to write about from
time to time. I dont know how those who
dont have a place ta gripe can put up
The latest experience
involved a caller that swore he represented
the local phone service. It appears the
computers had fouled up and our company had
been over charged. He wanted my name to
verify I had been notified. I dont give
that information to unknown folks. I told him
I was hangin up now. He called back. I
asked him his name, he wouldnt say. I
hung up again. He called back. I asked to
speak to his supervisor, he said he was the
supervisor. I hung up, he called back. This
time I listened to a ravin cussin
before he finally hung up. He was a pretty
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Heres A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
Need a tablecloth for
your picnic table on a windy day? Just use a
twin-size fitted sheet. It goes on easy, and the
elastic keeps it on the table in even the
hardiest gusts. Its a snap to remove, too.
"For those of you
who like to walk your dog at night, like I do,
wrap the sides of your dogs collar with
reflective tape. Its good for cars, and it
doesnt bother the dog. Also, I let her out
in the back in the evening before we go to bed.
The back-yard is quite dark, and she sniffs all
over the place. She has dark fur, and it is
sometimes hard to see her out there. I shine a
flashlight over the yard, and it will catch the
reflective tape, and I can see what she is
getting into." -- M.P. in Colorado
"Instead of digging
through a drawer looking for my skewers, here is
how I keep them together: After I wash them and
they are completely dry, I wrap them in a piece
of press-and-seal plastic wrap. The next time I
need to use my skewers, they are in one place,
neatly wrapped together." -- S.B in
Heres a tip for your interesting column. If
you are bothered by sweat stinging your eyes
while working outside in the hot sun, take a
sheet of paper towel, fold it three times, place
it in the band of your ballcap and put it on your
head. It holds the sweat for two or more hours,
and no more stinging in the eyes." --
M.V.K., via e-mail
Go Green Tip: Check your
floor vents and air registers to make sure that
air can circulate unimpeded by furniture or floor
coverings. Change or clean your air filter
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