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Tuesday, December 12, 2000 Volume IX, Number 124
Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Technical Center staff
cordially invites the public to a retirement party for
Mr. Honey on Tuesday, December 12, from 3:15-5 p.m. at
the Carthage High Schools Auditorium Lobby.
Did Ya Know?. . .The Diabetes
Support Group will have a Christmas celebration from 4-5
p.m. on Wednesday, December 20 in the McCune-Brooks
Hospital dining room. Everyone is invited for delicious
food, drinks, recipes, and handouts.
Did Ya Know?. . .The Missouri
and Northern Arkansas Railroad Santa Train will visit
Carthage on Saturday, December 16 at 6:15 p.m. in the MNA
depot, 514 N. Orner. Santa will present a small gift to
each child who visits. A special grand prize drawing will
also be held for the children.
You see, darling, this hat only costs
twenty dollars. Good buy!
Yeahgoodbye twenty dollars.
I even went in one of those glass
I never did get a chance to see one. What is the idea of
those glass bottom boats?
So the fish can see how big the person is they got away
Despair: Tire kept for emergencies.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Barratt on an Errand of Mercy.
The residents of East Third street were
startled about four oclock yesterday afternoon by
the sight of Col. W.H. Phelps fine sorrel coach
horse and stylish trap in a runaway with Joe Barratt, the
veteran news dealer, in the rear seat and the coachman in
front. They passed east down Third street at terrific
speed, the horse in a dead run.
As the animal neared the end of the
street the driver succeeded in slowing him down and he
turned safely up toward the electric light plant and was
soon stopped without anybody or anything having been
injured. The runaway was caused by one tug coming
unhooked, and as it dropped it struck the horse on the
leg and scared him.
Joe Barratt was on an errand of mercy
at the time the runaway occurred, and thereby hangs quite
a story. A few minutes before he was standing on the
court house steps were property was being sold for taxes
by the sheriff, piece by piece. He heard Ben Hackney say
it was too bad to sell one piece mentioned near the
bottom of the list as it was the owners home and
his only property, and that he did not believe the owner
realized it was going to sell. Joe waited to hear no
more. He hurried over to the east side of the square and
learned from those who knew that Mr. Hackneys
statement was probably true, and furthermore that the
owner in question had been sick for two months confined
to his bed with rheumatism.
This man lives in the last house at the
end of Third street and Joe determined to reach him
before the sale should occur and thus save him his home.
Casting about for a way to go he espied Col. Phelps
rig standing near.
Explaining his mission he asked the
coachman if he would drive him out and back quickly. The
coachman readily consented and the runaway soon followed,
beginning at the top of the hill on Third street. But the
errand bore abundant fruit. The sick house owner was sure
enough unaware of the tax sale. After he got word $20
saved his property.
The City Council is scheduled
to vote on an agreement with UMB Banc Leasing
Corp. for a lease purchase of a fire truck in the
amount of $199,999.59 during this evenings
regular meeting in City Hall.
The agreement calls for a three
year term with quarterly payments and is based on
an interest rate of 5.85%. The new pumper/tanker
truck is expected to be delivered in
approximately 18 months.
The Council is also scheduled
to vote on Council bill 00-101 that would amend
the budget and appropriate $2,000 from the
Lodging Tax Fund and $2,000 fro the Civic
Enhancement Fund to pay for four new city limit
signs that would be placed on 71 & 96
Highways. An unrelated bill is also scheduled to
amend the budget to reallocate $4,000 of funds
earmarked for Main Street Carthage from
promotions to operations.
New business includes first
reading of Council bill 00-104 authorizing an
agreement with Victorian Carthage for services
related to next years July 4th celebration.
The Public Service Committee will seek the
approval of Bank Requisition No. 18 in the amount
of $3,357.42 for Fair Acres Project.
Anderson Jr. and Kathy L. Anderson have purchased
property on South Maple St., Carthage, MO. The
sale was handled by Carolyn K. Cole with Donal M.
Edwin F. Comstock and Hazel M.
Comstock, husband and wife, sold the property at
409 Case St., Carthage, MO, to David T. Honaker.
The sale was handled by Donal M. Myers with Donal
M. Myers Realty in cooperation with Charles E.
Elting with Donal M. Myers Realty.
W.A. Keepper and Reba J.
Keeper, husband and wife, sold the property at
5808 Mull Lane, Carthage, MO, to Terry G.
Rodelander. The sale was handled by Katherine S.
Goette with Donal M. Myers Realty, in cooperation
with Elbert Randall with Donal M. Myers Realty.
probly aware, we dont get
into stories that are outside the
general Carthage area if we can help
it. Course the biggest story in
the last few weeks has been the
recount, count, count. Looks like now
what was a national story has turned
local and put it in our turf.
Our County Clerk,
Jim Lobbey, has been enlisted to keep
an eye on some of the ballot
checkin if in fact there is
any. He was asked to get down to
Florida to take part in the
activities, along with other select
County Clerks, by the Republican
Party and left Jasper County on
Reports from the
Clerks office yesterday said Jim is
in Jacksonville and was just
waitin on the Supreme Court
decision. Hope he makes it home for
This is some fact,
McCune- Brooks Hospital
Nutrition by Judith Sheldon
FOR THE HOLIDAYS: The stretch between Christmas
and New Years Day can be the most difficult
period for you if youre an ex smoker. This
is especially true if you quit the habit
relatively recently. There are all the holiday
pressures that used to give you an excuse to take
a so-called relaxing puff.
There are parties and get
togethers where someone is bound to light up and
send temptation coiling around your nose. But you
dont have to give in. The American Cancer
Society has several tips that can help you.
First, take things one day at a
time. Each morning, wake up with a positive
attitude and a promise you wont smoke that
Second, picture success. Think
about stressful situations you might have and
imagine dealing with them without lighting up.
Third, take a breather.
Relaxation exercises help relieve urges to smoke.
Take a deep breath, hold it a
second, then release it very slowly. (Remember,
urges to smoke are temporary.) Work out.
Exercise, such as swimming, running, and racket
sports help relieve tension and your urge to
smoke. (P.S. Exercising before eating a typical
holiday meal will help you metabolize those
calories more efficiently.)
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