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Monday, May 4, 2009 Volume XVII, Number 223
Did Ya Know?... Carthage Relay
for Life will host a "Help Whip Cancer"
Pampered Chef Open House Tuesday, May 5th, from 7:00-8:30
p.m. at Southwest Missouri Bank Community Room, 2417 S.
Grand, Carthage. To RSVP and get more details call Teresa
Roberts @ 417-358-2710, or Theresa Block @ 417-358-6427.
Did Ya Know?... The American
Legion Post 9 & DAV Chapter 41 will pick up left over
rummage sale items for free. Just call Dale Murphey
417-359-6161, Jerry Murphey 417-674-1906 or Rachel
does success come before work?
In the dictionary!
What steps would you take if a
madman came rushing at you with a knife?
Great big ones!
If twos company and three
a crowd, what are four and five?
What is it that even the most
careful person overlooks?
What is a volcano?
A mountain with hiccups!
Why was the broom late?
It over slept!
What runs but never walks?
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
JUDGE GEO. CORWINE DEAD.
Last Night at Colorado Springs-Remains to be Brought
Corwine died last night at Colorado Springs, Col., where
he had been for three weeks for the benefit of his
health. Death came at 10:20 p.m. as the result of bowel
trouble, with Mrs. Corwine, their son and daughter, Chas.
W. Corwine and Mrs. Abe Onstott at his bedside.
The remains will
be brought to Carthage for burial, leaving Colorado
Springs tonight and arriving here tomorrow evening on the
8 oclock Frisco train. The funeral will probably be
held the following day, though the arrangements will not
be definitely made till the remains arrive.
was one of the old and substantial citizens of Jasper
county, having resided here on his farm three miles south
of Carthage since 1871. He was 81 years old last March,
and was born near Sharonville,Ohio. He was once a state
senator in Ohio, and held several county offices at his
home besides engaging in the banking business there. On
October 3rd, 1871, he settled on the John B. Dale farm
south of Carthage and has adhered faithfully to farm life
to the time of his death.
Let the Cuts
The City Council Budget/Ways
Committee met last Thursday evening and worked
through some of the cuts necessary to balance the
budget for fiscal year 2009/2010 that starts July
The Committee went through the
various Department requests and culled out
several capitol requests. One item left open for
later discussion was the creation of what was
referred to as a "paperless Council".
This $12,000 expenditure would equip all Council
members with a laptop computer which would be
used to transfer various files from City Hall.
City Administrator Tom Short said that the
project would also eliminate the need for a
part-time clerk that prepares packets for the
In a separate computer related
request, the Committee indicated it would not
fund a $41,500 request by Police Chief Greg
Dagnan to upgrade the Police Department computer
system. Dagnan, who was present at the meeting,
told the Committee that he could "limp
through" this year, but didnt think
the upgrade could be put off for two years. The
request is mainly for software used by the
I havent been on a
roller coaster for some time. Now if the
opportunity presented itself, Id no
doubt be willin to go, I just
havent gone out of my way ta be in that
Growin up we had an
amusement park not far off. Class trips and
special occasion would be excuse enough for
kids to spend an afternoon or an evenin
ridin the rides.
My favorite at the time,
next to the fairly good sized roller coaster,
were those cages that you can make tumble
over and over again. A friend a mine used ta
like em also, till he and a buddy had
that contest to see who would puke first. One
of em lost, but the winner wasnt
any too pleased as he crawled out of the
cage. I never did really know which one got
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
This Is A Hammer
Outdoor Wood Furniture
Q: A friend told me that my new
wooden lawn furniture would "cure" best
if I just let it sit out in the yard through all
four seasons. My dad told me to put waterproof
sealant on the furniture. What do you think? --
Cherie in Columbia, Md.
A: Which advice to follow
depends mainly on what type of wood from which
your lawn furniture is constructed. A durable,
usually tropical, hardwood like mahogany or teak
should not be treated with anything other than
the occasional cleaning with wood soap and water.
Furniture made of this material will weather
gracefully outside and even handles cold, snowy
winters well. The wood often turns gray in a
fairly short period, but as long as its
kept clean and out of constantly damp conditions,
it will stay serviceable for many years.
Redwood or cedar furniture
should be protected with a clear water sealer.
These woods also can be painted (with enamel
paint) or stained, but most owners only do so to
cover a mark or discoloration -- otherwise let
the natural wood grain show through the sealer
coat. Bring this type of furniture inside for the
winter, or at least move to a fairly dry location
and cover with a tarp.
Pine furniture also can be
coated with water sealer, but painting or
staining the wood is an equally good option.
Store it indoors through the winter or cover up
to reduce weathering problems.
HOME TIP: Cleaning those big
outdoor-furniture cushions after a long winter?
Scrub them with a large acrylic brush and soapy
water, hang on a clothesline or fence, rinse with
the garden hose and let dry.
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