"You know, its at times like this
when Im trapped in an airlock with an alien and
about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really
wish Id listened to what my mother told me when I
"Why, what did she tell you?"
"I dont know, I didnt
Golfer: "Please stop checking your
watch all the time. Its too much of a
Caddy: "Its not a watch -
its a compass."
Golfer: "How do you like my
Caddy: "Very good sir, but
personally, I prefer golf."
Golfer: "This is the worst course
Ive ever played on."
Caddy: "This isnt the golf
course. We left that an hour ago."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
New Bed Spring Salesman.
Ike Ivey Going
on the Road for Leggett & Platt.
Ike Ivey, head salesman at the W. C.
Thomas grocery house for some time past, has signed with
the Leggett & Platt bed spring company to go on the
road as traveling salesman, beginning next month. His
territory is to cover the states of Minnesota, Iowa and
James Lane, the son in law of T. K.
Irwin, has taken Mr. Iveys place as head clerk, but
the latter has charge of the store during Mr.
"Fair weather today and
tomorrow," read the government forecast yesterday.
And some guy added to the official card posted at the
Harrington "Frost is predicted for tonightif
it dont rain."
Want Lists Revealed.
The City Council Budget/Ways
and Means committee met in Council chambers
Monday evening to begin hearing requests from
department heads for capital improvement funds.
The Committee is beginning the budget process
early this year to help make the public aware of
the Councils objectives in asking for a
continuation of a half-cent capital improvement
"The plan," stated
City Administrator Tom Short in a memo to Council
members, "is to use the Five-year CIP
(Capital Improvement Program) as the
justification of the extension of the Capital
Improvements Sales Tax which expires in March
The question of whether to
continue the tax for twenty years will come in
February, 2011. The tax is estimated to generate
approximately $800,000 a year, or approximately
$16 million over the twenty-year life of the tax.
The total requests by
department heads, which are typically cut
drastically in the budget process, totaled
approximately $30 million for the next five
The Committee also voted to not
ask for a vote on the Library ad-valorem tax.
There is probly
nothin more traumatic a thing than
pickin sides as a kid.
Course, after a couple a
choices, then there are two to three
huddlin together decidin
whos gonna be picked next. Now we have
humiliation by committee.
Even worse than bein
last is when some well meanin captain
says somethin like, "Ok,
well take him and give you Jimmy, and
still be able to beat ya."
Theres little doubt
that choosin sides is a fair
undertakin. Each side ends up with a
fairly equal alignment for competition.
Sometimes, just for kicks,
it was fun to let Jimmy and the next to last
pick be captains. Usually we ended up with
about the same team, everone just felt
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
great clothespin tip: "Clothespin plus dish
towel equals baby bib (or Uncle Frank bib, in
some cases)." -- T.R. in Missouri
clothes, fill a washer with water and add
detergent. Add clothes that you need to
hand-wash, and let run in machine 1 minute or
less (longer if soiled). Then take the clothes
out and place in a clean bucket or hip pan to
rinse out. Hang or lay flat to dry. You can use
the wash water to do the next load of normal
wash." -- E.B. in Mississippi
"Put on and dampen
a pair of rubber gloves, then run your hands over
your upholstery to pick up excess pet hair. This
works really well on the backs of our couches,
which is where our cats love to sleep." --
W.L. in New Mexico
If you need to make
large ice cubes, try using an egg carton as an
ice-cube tray. You can make a whole dozen and put
them in a gallon-size plastic baggie.
Theyre great for punch in large bowls,
adding to iced tea in the pitcher and for packing
coolers, since they melt slower than regular ice
Hang a suncatcher with
dental floss. You probably have some around the
house, and its pretty strong.
"If the soles of
your shoes are too new, they can be slippery. I
find that I can rough up the soles of my shoes
with an emery board or a small piece of fine-grit
sandpaper. I dont want to slip, and the
rougher surface helps on some of my nicer dress
shoes that dont get a lot of wear." --
C.L. in Pennsylvania
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