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Wednesday, January 27, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 153

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... Carthage Humane Society is currently overcrowded with very nice pet-quality young adult cats. For a limited time, they are offering reduced adoption fees on all brown tabby cats. Call or today for more information. 358-6402

today's laugh

A judge was interviewing a woman regarding her pending divorce, "What are the grounds for your divorce?"

She replied, "About four acres and a nice little home in the middle of the property."

"I mean," he continued, "What are your relations like?"

"I have an aunt and uncle living here in town, and so do my husband’s parents."

"Please," he tried again, "is there any infidelity in your marriage?"

"Yes, both my son and daughter have stereo sets. We don’t necessarily like the music, but the answer to your question is ‘yes’."

"Ma’am, does your husband ever beat you up?"

"Yes," she responded, "most days he gets up earlier than I do."

Finally, in frustration, the judge asked, "Lady, why do you want a divorce?"

"Oh, I don’t want a divorce," she replied. "I never wanted a divorce. It’s husband. He says he can’t communicate with me."

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

Bold Corn Thieves.

Mr. George Gibson, a prominent and influential stockman, living ten miles up Spring river, was in Carthage today in quest of a couple of men who stole ten or fifteen bushels of corn from him Saturday night.

The men were rough looking; one wore a light mustache and would weigh probably 150 pounds; the other was a taller man and had several weeks growth of beard on his face. They passed Mr. Gibson’s house going east about 5 p.m. in an old wagon, the bed extending back into a feed box. Their horses were bay in color, one slightly lame in the front foot.

About 8 o’clock that evening they returned, this time with a cover on their wagon. Some little time after they passed Mr. Gibson had occasion to go to his feed yard, when he discovered a sack of corn lying just outside his fence, and fresh wagon tracks showed where the wagon stood while the men were loading it.

  Today's Feature

Carthage Resident Arrested On Stealing Charge.

Amy L. Harrison, 46, of Carthage, Missouri, was arrested by troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol on January 25, 2010, at approximately 5:00 p.m. Harrison was arrested for one count of felony stealing and transported to the Jasper County Jail in Carthage, pending formal charges. Investigation into the theft was initiated on August 26, 2009, by the Patrol at the request of the Carthage Police Department. The amount of money involved exceeded $25,000.

In August the Carthage City Council met in an special meeting at noon. The meeting was a regular open meeting. The sole item was the change of signers on the Municipal Court Bond Bank Account.

A motion was made to remove Amy Young (now Harrison) and Captain Kevin Davis, deceased, as signers for the account.

Police Chief Dagnan said there were concerns over how the money was being handled and when receipts and deposits were compared it became obvious that money was missing. Young was dismissed that day.

Just Jake Talkin'

I haven’t confirmed the rumor, but I’ve heard that we have a couple of candidates for City Council already doin’ a little campaignin’. Actually out on the streets talkin’ with folks in their ward. There are only a couple a contested races, but it’s a good sign that some are interested enough ta be out there.

Those who haven’t served as a member of the Council sometimes express concerns about the various decisions made by the group of ten. Overall, the Council considers several viewpoints before comin’ to a conclusion. Although cumbersome, the system does produce valid regulations a good portion of the time.

Fortunately, the system isn’t perfect. That gives those who report on the effort a chance to have a lot more fun.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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• "Here’s how to keep pet hair out of drains when bathing pets indoors, which is something we have to do when the weather is cold. We find that a wad of steel wool pushed into the drain will catch all the hairs. It’s easy to remove the whole thing. I place it in a dish to drain, and when it’s dry, I can just shake the hairs into the trash. I save it in a zipper-top bag for just this purpose, as it can be used over and over again." -- R.G. in Michigan

• If you have coffee mugs or teacups that are stained inside, rub the insides with a little bit of dishwasher detergent. Rinse well and dry.

• "I have saved an old hairbrush, and I keep it by my clothes dryer. I’m able to remove lint from the trap easily using the brush. I also can run it over the top of the clothes dryer to pick up stray lint that falls off the trap as I am cleaning it. And it helps to run a wet towel over both the clothes washer and dryer to keep them clean. I do this as I am washing towels." -- I.L. in Kansas

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