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Wednesday, October 14, 2009 Volume XVIII, Number 82
Did Ya Know?... An American Red
Cross blood drive will be hosted by the Nazarene Church
of Carthage on Thurs. Oct 15 from 11:30 to 6 p.m. 2000
Did Ya Know?...Auditions will be
held on Sunday, Oct. 18 and Monday, Oct. 19 from 6:00 to
8:00 p.m. at Stones Throw Dinner Theatre for the
Christmas Show The Best Christmas Pagent Ever. The show
is scheduled for Dec. 3-6 and 10-13.For further
information call 417-358-7268.
before you performed the autopsy, did you check for
Q: Did you check for blood pressure?
Q: Did you check for breathing?
Q: So, then it is possible that the
patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
Q: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
A: Because his brain was sitting on my
desk in a jar.
Q: But could the patient have still
been alive nevertheless?
A: Yes, it is possible that he could
have been alive and practicing law somewhere.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
MISS SPEECE GETS
Allowed Two Electric Accident VictimsThird Case on
Miss Ora Speece, who was injured in a
street car wreck at Webb City, was allowed $2,747 in
settlement by the electric management last Tuesday, the
day on which she left for St. Louis to enter the Baptist
hospital. She is now under the care of Dr. Outen, of the
Missouri Pacific railway, and is doing well. Her mother
is with her. Her brother, Karl Speece, and Dr. Post
returned home yesterday.
Miss Pearl Jones of Carterville, who
was injured about the head in the same accident, settled
with the electric company yesterday for $300.
The case of Miss Pearl Hackett vs. the
electric for $2,000 damages went to trial in circuit
court today, an outside settlement being impracticable.
She had a shoulder blade fractured.
Carthage City Clerk/Financial
Officer Lynn Campbell and City Administrator Tom
Short presented the City Council Budget/Ways and
Means Committee with a report on the Citys
financial condition for the first four months of
the fiscal year during Monday evenings
regular committee meeting.
They reported that overall, the
City is in good shape. The tone was cautious
because the sales tax revenue received in October
was down nearly 11% from the same period last
year. For the entire four month period, sales tax
revenue is only down 2.5%. Fluctuations in tax
collections and other factors can have a
temporary effect on sales tax receipts. Short
told the committee that it will take another
month or two to know if this is a fluke or a
Documents dirstributed to the
Committee show that parking ticket enforcement
has increased significantly this year. Parking
fine revenue for the four months was $2,537. In
the 2008 Police Department year end report,
parking fines for the entire year amounted to
$2,581. There was little parking enforcement the
last quarter of 2008.
There is still little to no
information bein released
concernin the discrepancies discovered
in the City Court fines bankin account.
It apparently was in quite a mess. What was
thought might take a couple weeks to sort
out, is still bein sorted.
The City is makin
changes in the system so as ta keep a better
handle on things from now on. The idea at
this time is ta move the Court Clerk over to
City Hall with the City Clerk bein the
supervisor. This seems to be the system most
communities this size use. Course this
means an increase in traffic and other
considerations will likely change the decor
in City Hall somewhat. Ideas are still
bein floated to make the transition
without any major interruptions.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
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HERES A TIP
Halloween candy for making cookies or decorating
pies throughout the holidays. Put it in the
freezer. Small candy bars are great for adding to
brownies. Caramels and chocolate chews can be
melted to add to cookies as well. Its
better than the kids eating it all in one go, and
they can anticipate the holidays to come."
-- I.S. in Illinois
Cabbage leaves go limp
in the freezer, making them easier to roll. This
tip is especially good to know if you are making
cabbage rolls or stuffed cabbage.
bathroom mirror with shaving cream. If you are
constantly wiping the steam away from the mirror
to shave, try this old trick. Rub a healthy
amount of shaving cream on the mirror surface,
then wipe away with a towel. You can rub it with
newspaper to get the cream off, but dont
clean it with glass cleaner. The next time you
shower or shave at the sink, the fog just
wont accumulate!" -- B.G. in Idaho
stand in for cooking oil in a recipe. Use in an
equal amount. It works especially well in
brownies." -- F.A. in Massachusetts
Go Green Tip: Most large
chains have really gotten on the bandwagon with
reusable shopping bags. Heres a tip to help
you have one handy at the right moment. Keep
several in the trunk of your car. Also purchase
one or two foldable bags. There are some that
fold small enough to fit comfortably in a
womans purse. Keep one of them hanging from
your gearshift lever, and if you attach a
carabiner clip, you might remember to clip it
right to your belt!
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