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Monday, November 16, 2009 Volume XVIII, Number 105
Did Ya Know?...There will be a
Taco Salad Dinner fund raiser for the Carthage Humane
Society, Monday, Nov. 23 at SMB from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.
Did Ya Know?... The VFW
Mens Auxiliary will hold a turkey shoot every
Sunday, from 1 p.m until 5 p.m. at the Post at the
intersection of 96 & 171 highways. Public Invited,
male and female.
saying that the customer service in my bank is bad, but
when I went in the other day and asked the clerk to check
my balance ... she leaned over and pushed me.
A customer sent an order to a
distributor for a large amount of goods totaling a great
deal of money.
The distributor noticed that the
previous bill hadnt been paid. The collections
manager left a voice-mail for them saying, "We
cant ship your new order until you pay for the last
The next day the collections manager
received a collect phone call, "Please cancel the
order. We cant wait that long."
"When you come with the milk
please put the coal on the boiler, let dog out and put
newspaper inside the screen door. PS. Dont leave
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Foot Injured by a
The blacksmithing firm of W.G. Johnson
& Son, on Howard street, fronting the Woods barn is
having hard luck this week. Herbert R., the son, is laid
up with a lame foot which a horse he was shoeing stepped
on the day before yesterday. Apparently no bones were
broken, but he is unable to navigate.
W.G. Johnson has the skin on his right
wrist badly torn, by the stub of a horse shoe nail. He
has a bad arm, and says he would be unable to be out
himself if his son could attend to business.
Rev. and Mrs. A. J. Van Wagner will
leave in the morning for Chicago where they will visit
for a month. If the weather is suitable they will
probably then go for a two weeks visit with Mr. Van
Wagners parents at Chattanooga, Tenn. In any event
they will be gone about six weeks.
Two Hour Parking
The Carthage Public Safety
Committee is scheduled to vote on a
recommendation to eliminate the two hour parking
restriction in the downtown area this evening at
their regular meeting in the Fire Department at
6:30 p.m. Three of the four members were
favorable to the idea at the last meeting. A
trial period of two months was the proposal put
foward at that time.
JEFFERSON CITY Sen. Gary
Nodler, R-Joplin, Friday announced he will resign
his position as Chairman of the Senate
Appropriations Committee effective Monday,
November 30. Nodler has served on the committee
for all seven of his years as a state senator,
and chaired the committee for the past two
sessions. Nodler said his decision earlier this
summer to seek a Congressional seat led to his
decision to resign. Senator Nodler looks forward
to the opportunity to be more actively involved
in a broader range of legislative issues outside
of the budget process during his final session.
"As a candidate for
Congress, it would not be possible to give
sufficient attention to both the time demands of
a campaign and the time demands of being chairman
of the Senate Appropriations Committee," he
said. "I also have a deep appreciation for
the long-standing and strong tradition of the
Senate Appropriations Committee being the most
bipartisan committee in the Legislature.
Republicans and Democrats work together and that
carries through to floor unity to keep our budget
recommendations intact throughout the process.
Protecting the tradition of bipartisanship is
vital to the success of the budget process. As a
candidate, it would be difficult to maintain that
tradition while I am involved in a partisan
Names New Appropriations Chairman
JEFFERSON CITY Senate
Leader Charlie Shields, R-St. Joseph, Friday
announced that he will appoint Sen. Rob Mayer,
R-Dexter, as the new chairman of the Senate
Appropriations Committee, the standing committee
that drafts the states annual budget. Mayer
will assume the chairmanship on Dec. 1.
"In light of Sen.
Nodlers resignation as chairman, I am
appointing Sen. Rob Mayer as chairman of the
Senate Appropriations Committee," said
Shields. "Rob is an experienced leader when
it comes to the budget process and I have no
doubt that he will build upon the bipartisan
tradition of this important committee."
Current Appropriations Chairman
Sen. Gary Nodler, R-Joplin, noted Mayer is well
prepared to take the lead on the committee.
"Rob has been an equal
partner in the appropriations process,"
Nodler said. "He is both prepared and has
the characteristics to be a strong leader when it
comes to the budget during these difficult
If youve got
feelins one way or the other about the
two-hour parkin restriction on and
around the square, tonight is the night to
let it be known. The Public Safety Committee
meetin at the Fire House will be the
place to let you say your piece.
The plan as I understand it
is to cover the two hour signs with a bag for
a couple a months startin around
January. At the end of that trial period, the
Council would decide whether or not to
continue the practice. If they dismantle the
ordinance, then the signs would be taken
Those who have made a habit
of gettin out and movin their
vehicles ever couple hours to avoid a
ticket may show symptoms of withdrawal when
they miss their adrenalin rush each day.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Carthage Printing Services
THIS IS A HAMMER
By Samantha Mazzotta
Q: My husband went to add
dishwasher soap to the dishwasher yesterday
morning, but instead of soap he accidentally put
Zep commercial drain care into the soap dish --
and turned it on! Now Im afraid to use
either the dishwasher, or any of the dishes or
silverware that came out of it. What should I do?
-- Alice S., via e-mail
A: Check the drain cleaner
bottles label for either directions on
cleanup of the chemical, or the
manufacturers phone number. Zep also has a
Web site at www.zep.com, where you can find
information on that drain cleaner in the Products
section under "General Maintenance," as
well as a Contact Us section.
My instinct tells me that -- if
its household-grade drain cleaner --
running the dishwasher through its full cycle
several times while empty should clear it, and
washing and drying the affected dishes and
silverware with soap and water a few times should
clear any residual drain cleaner. Wear rubber
gloves while washing them, and keep the kitchen
well-ventilated while the dishwasher is running.
However, you dont have to
do this if youre uncomfortable. Like you,
Im a big fan of making absolutely sure the
dishwasher and dishes are safe. Thats why I
would recommend contacting the company directly,
either by calling the number on the label of the
bottle, or contacting Zep through its Web site.
If you dont get a satisfactory or timely
answer, contact a plumber, who can either guide
you through a cleanup process, or can come over
to assess the situation and provide a solution
that you can live with.
HOME TIP: For best results, run
your kitchens hot-water tap for a few
seconds before starting the dishwasher to make
sure the first water fill is hot.
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