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Wednesday, June 23, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 3
Did Ya Know?.. . There will be a
cancer benefit on July 31 at the Carthage VFW from 12 to
6 PM for Bill Pearce, Jr. Auction at 3 PM. Donations are
Did Ya Know?.. . Carthage
Farmers Market every Wed. and Sat starting at 7 a.m.
Plants, produce and more. Carthage Square.
Did Ya Know?...The City of
Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes Monday June 28
through Friday July 2. Your area will be sprayed in the
evening of the day your garbage is pickd up.
Boxer: Have I
done him any damage?
Disgusted Second: No, but keep
swinging. The draft might give him a cold.
I never file my nails - I just cut them
off and throw them away.
Man: Can you direct me to the Fifth
Kid: Sure, if you give me a dollar I
Man: A dollar! Dont you think
thats too much money?
Kid: No, sir! Not for a bank director!
A guy called up his doctor and said,
"My kid just swallowed a pen. What should I
do?" Doc said, "Use a pencil."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Mrs. Dyer Says She
Mr. And Mrs. Mark Whinery, of Muscogee,
I. T., parents of Mrs. Pink Dyer, the woman who has been
asleep at the poor farm for two weeks past, started with
her today for the trip to Muscogee overland. They believe
she was drugged by her husband and state he gave a man
named Blurton and his wife $55 to dispose of her.
Mrs. Dyer roused up last evening more
completely than ever before and was able to tell
something of her history to Supt. Nall and County
Physician F. W. Flower. She stated her husband had forced
her to take some medicine a number of times and after the
last time she remembers nothing until she found herself
at the poor farm.
Mrs. Dyer is much better than she was
when brought to the poor farm and was able to sit up last
night. She seems to have lost the use of her neck and her
head falls forward as though her neck was broken.
The Public Safety Committee was
presented with a proposed ordinance from the
Spare Cat Rescue organization on Monday evening
at the regular monthly committee meeting. The
proposed ordinance would allow a mechanism to
care for, monitor, and feed free roaming, feral
The current animal control
ordinances prohibit a household from owning more
than five animals. It also defines ownership as
feeding or providing shelter for an animal for
more than three days.
Spare Cat Rescue is a local
organization that advocates Trap, Neuter, and
Release. (TNR). Kaleen Cole spoke for the
organization and told the committee that they
have grants available to carry out their mission,
but the fact that it is technically illegal to
harbor feral cat colonies in Carthage puts those
grants out of reach. Feral cats are typically not
able to be adopted according to Cole.
Committee member Dan Rife was
supportive of the concept, but argued that the
ordinance would open the door to dog owners to
ask for similar treatment. The committee voted to
continue study of the proposal and bring it back
at a later date.
Heres the dilemma.
Say there was a dozen adult
cats livin in an abandon buildin
somewhere downtown. The snow is a foot deep
and there are two litters of kittens
whinin for somethin to eat. Some
kind hearted type decides they cant
just let em starve to death, and starts
These arent those
cute, tame little cats that lie around on the
floor in the corner, they are basically wild.
After three days of this,
accordin to current City code, these
critters belong to the caretaker and that
breaks the five animal limit. The City
doesnt wanna arrest the cats or the
caretaker, both probly actually provide
a service to the community. The simplest
solution, which has been the unofficial
policy of the past, is to ignore the
situation. But now the cats out of the
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
HERES A TIP
Stick a return-address
sticker on the inside of your eyeglass case. If
you leave it behind somewhere, youll up the
odds of having it returned to you.
To remove grass stains,
try dabbing with rubbing alcohol and blotting
with a white, clean cloth. Repeat as necessary.
"Make a drink cover
with aluminum foil. Cover drink tightly, then
poke a straw through the foil. This will keep
pesky bugs away from your beverage. And you can
jot your name on top, to boot. Weve done
this at our barbecues for ages." -- T.C. in
To clean your oven,
simply fill a small dish with ammonia and set it
in the oven overnight. In the morning,
youll be able to wipe the baked-on foods
"Baby oil will make
a stainless-steel sink look superb. Just squirt a
little on a paper towel and use it to shine the
sink and surrounding area." -- A Reader, via
One way to untangle
jewelry is to set it in a shallow dish of baby
powder and then try to work out the kinks. The
powder acts as a lubricant, but wont make
your hands or fingers feel messy or greasy.
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