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Wednesday, September 20, 2000 Volume IX, Number 66

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The next Diabetes Support Group will be from 4 - 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2000 in the dining room at McCune-Brooks Hospital in Carthage. The guest speaker will be Dr. Mark Westhoff who will speak about dental problems that might be more common in diabetes.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Battle of Carthage Civil War Museum would like to form a Friends Group for the Civil War Museum located at 205 Grant street, Carthage. Anyone interested in being involved in this organization should please contact Sandra Baker, Carthage Memorial Hall, 407 South Garrison, Carthage, MO, 64836, Phone 417-237-7050, Fax 417-237-7051

today's laugh

This has to be the cheapest family of all time. One of them leaves to seek his fortune in another country. Twenty years later, he returns, and he sees that his brothers have beards just about down to the floor. He asks, "Why all this hair?"

One of his brothers says, "You took the razor with you."

A friend of mine has two complaints about his car: The motor won’t start, and the payments won’t stop.

The boxing match was over so fast, I got a refund on my hot dog.

A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.

A Stray Saddle Horse.

A boy brought a claybank saddle mare uptown and delivered her to the police yesterday afternoon about 4 o’clock. He said he found her running loose on Clinton street. She had on a bridle and a good saddle. She was placed in care of the Clardy barn on East Second street and no one has yet called for her. She appears to be a good saddler and may have been stolen and afterwards turned loose. She evidently has left a colt somewhere.

 Miss Aura Speece Recovering.

Miss Aura Speece of South Garrison, who was badly injured in the recent collision between an electric car and the Missouri Pacific train, in which True Boggess was killed, is just now beginning to recover from the injuries and the nervous strain incident to the shock.

  Today's Feature

Chicken Split.


The Public Safety Committee voted to reduce the opportunities for raising chickens within the City limits during the regular monthly meeting Monday evening.

The Committee voted 4-0 to recommend that the Council modify current regulations and require any chicken coops or pens to be 250 feet from any residence, school, or church. The current ordinance only requires the distance to be 25 feet.

The Committee voted after hearing concerns of a resident on 2nd street.

Fire Chief John Cooper was aware that some burning of chicken manure had taken place at the location in question. That illegal practice has been dealt with using current ordinances.

The Committee also will forward a modification to the current weed ordinance to the Council. The Committee was split 2-2 on reducing the amount of time to comply with a tall grass notification from a total of 24 days to 9 days. The motion voted on would also reduce the maximum allowable height of growth from the current 12 inches to 8 inches. Whitledge and Clark voted for, Johnson and Bastin voted against.

Just Jake Talkin'


As hard as Carthage tries to hang on to tradition, a foul era may be comin’ to a close. The Council will be asked to eliminate all but a few of the chickens bein’ kept in the City at the next Council meetin’.

Now I like a fresh egg as well as the next, but those who live next door to a small brood tend to loose their appetite it seems.

It’s always interestin’ to me that one a the first six ordinances passed by the City back in the 1800’s was one prohibitin’ hogs and goats from runnin’ free on the square. It’s taken a hunderd and fifty years, but we’re finally gettin’ ‘round to the chickens.

I just hope we don’t have ta start impoundin’ the critters. That would give a whole new meanin’ to the term jail birds.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



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Weekly Column


When there’s a cool snap in the air, it’s time to enjoy apples, nature’s healthy snack food. Here are some fun ideas your family will enjoy this season:

If you pick your own apples, show your children what "ripe" looks like and how to release an apple from its stem, then let them pick several.

Have a family taste test of several varieties of apples including specialties of your area. First, sort them by color and name, such as Granny Smith, Red Delicious, MacIntosh, etc. Help your children pronounce and identify them correctly. Which are sweet, tart, juicy? Which would taste yummy dipped in a caramel sauce or baked in a pie?

Slice an apple horizontally and your children will discover a "star" design inside.

Dry extra apples for a lunchbox snack. Wash, dry, core and slice apples into 1/4" thick rings. Dip the rings into a mixture of one part lemon juice to three parts water. Pat dry. Thread the rings on a length of twine and dry in a cool, dry place for two weeks.

Save apple seeds for an outdoor seed popping contest. Within a safe distance from another person, pinch seeds one at a time between your thumb and index finger and watch them pop out. Measure the distance they travel.

Create a soft glow at your dinner table with an apple candle centerpiece. Core a shiny apple. Place a taper candle firmly in place in the core of the apple. Arrange several pressed, colorful fall leaves in the middle of the table. Set the apple and its candle on the leaf arrangement. (An adult should be present when candle is burning.)

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