Due to increasing criticism about excessive
governmental spending and bloated bureaucratic budgets,
we are immediately scaling back to only basic essentials.
Therefore effective immediately the light at the end of
the tunnel will be turned off until further notice.
My dog is worried about the economy
because Alpo is up to $3.00 a can. Thats almost
$21.00 in dog money.
Not expecting to do well on the
economics exam, Bill was heartened by the first question:
In any given year, and to the nearest ton, how much wheat
did the United States export?
Smiling confidently, he wrote, "In
No wonder the English language is so
very difficult to learn.
We must polish the Polish furniture.
He could lead if he would get the lead
The farm was used to produce produce.
The dump was so full that it had to
refuse more refuse.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A Man Named Carter Tried
to End His Life at the Arlington Today.
A man named Carter locked himself in
his room at the Arlington hotel some time this forenoon
and turned on the gas, apparently with suicidal intent.
The smell of the escaping gas attracted the notice of the
employees about 1 oclock, and Landlord Carter began
a thorough search of the house. The trouble was finally
traced to its source, and upon finding the door locked it
was broken in and the occupant found to be in an
insensible condition. Restoratives were applied and a
telephone message brought a physician hurriedly to the
spot. Carter was worked with for some time before he
revived, but he eventually rallied.
A reporter called at the hotel but
failed to gain any further information. None of his
questions were answered.
Remind Drivers of the Dangers of a Hot Car.
The Missouri Department of
Transportation (MODOT) and the Childrens
Trust Fund (CTF), Missouris Foundation for
Child Abuse Prevention, have joined forces to
remind parents and caregivers that children
should never be left alone in a car not even for
MODOT has placed posters
supporting CTFs Not Even for a Minute
public-awareness campaign in its 28 rest area
locations in Missouri. The campaign encourages
parents and caregivers not to leave children
alone in or around vehicles. Left alone in a
vehicle, even for a short time, a child is in
danger of dehydration, injury, abduction or
death. This important message will also scroll
across approximately 66 electronic message boards
along Interstates 70, 44, 55, 29 and 35 and on
U.S. Route 60, through the end of August.
"We all know how hot
Missouri summers can be," said Kirk
Schreiber, CTF executive director. "The
inside of a car can heat up to extreme and
dangerous temperatures very quickly and result in
tragedy for children within minutes."
In a typical year the
Street Department spends tween a
hunderd and a hunderd and fifty thousand just
pavin streets. They have a
"list" that they use to take care
of those streets that are gettin in
some type of disrepair and follow it pretty
The big projects like
completely rebuildin a street or long
pavin projects are usually contracted
out. The transportation sales tax takes care
of most of the regular maintenance type
pavin since that half-cent tax has ta
be used on streets. Just one more reason to
purchase all ya can inside the City limits of
Carthage. I also like the idea that those who
come in from outa town pitch in a little ta
keep our streets up in shape.
Theres always the
possibility, but ya dont find many chug
holes in Carthage. Apparently the system is
workin pretty well.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Carthage Printing Services
THIS IS A HAMMER
By Samantha Mazzotta
Hard to Let Go of Parents House
Q: About a year ago, I sold my
mothers home to a friend of my
daughters. It is a well-built old farmhouse
with a couple of acres and lots of history. My
parents added all sorts of personal touches in
and around the house, as my father loved
woodworking. Ive visited a few times since
then, and I dont like what my friend is
doing to the house. The woodworking shop is
filled with junk, some custom shelves were
painted over, and he and his three kids
dont keep things very clean. Im not
happy about this. What can I do to get him to
take better care of the house? -- Jim H.,
A: In a word -- nothing. You
sold the house lock, stock and barrel, and the
new owner can do pretty much whatever he wants
It sounds like you, or your
daughter, has maintained a friendship with the
owner. Broaching this subject -- that youre
not happy with the homes upkeep -- could
strain or break that relationship.
Probably the best you can do is
keep telling stories about the house when you
visit. Like, "my mother used that shelf
there to put up jam." Or a little bit about
the history of the woodwork installed around the
house. The new owner probably will appreciate
knowing more about the place -- if not now, in
the future -- and might develop a sense that he
should preserve some of that history.
Then again, he may not.
Its entirely his decision.
HOME TIP: Have a few empty
prescription bottles lying around? Remove the
labels and use them to hold different sizes of
screws, nails or other hardware.
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