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Wednesday, September 20, 2000 Volume IX, Number 66
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
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
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
One of his brothers says, "You
took the razor with you."
A friend of mine has two complaints
about his car: The motor wont start, and the
payments wont 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.
Stray Saddle Horse.
A boy brought a claybank saddle mare
uptown and delivered her to the police yesterday
afternoon about 4 oclock. 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
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
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
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
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
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.
interestin to me that one a the
first six ordinances passed by the City
back in the 1800s was one
prohibitin hogs and goats from
runnin free on the square.
Its taken a hunderd and fifty
years, but were finally
gettin round to the chickens.
I just hope we
dont have ta start impoundin
the critters. That would give a whole new
meanin to the term jail birds.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Carthage Printing Services
PRIME TIME WITH KIDS
When theres a cool snap
in the air, its time to enjoy apples,
natures 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"
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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