"generation gap" quarrel with his parents,
young Michael cried, "I want excitement, adventure,
money, and beautiful women. Ill never find it here
at home, so Im leaving. Dont try and stop
With that, he headed toward the door.
His father rose and followed close behind.
"Didnt you hear what I said?
I dont want you to try and stop me."
"Whos trying to stop
you?" replied his father. "If you wait a
minute, Ill go with you."
Expect the best, Plan for the worst,
and be prepared to be surprised-D.Waitley
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Cyclists Must Carry
is preparing to begin a crusade against the cyclists who
persist in riding at night without lamps. Said he,
"There is a city ordinance against riding at night
without a light and as there has been many complaints
about the practice I have determined to enforce it."
Cyclists will take warning accordingly as failure to
comply with the ordinance will lead to arrests.
Sent to the
Alice Ridge, the
16-year-old girl arrested Thursday night charged with
vagrancy, pleaded guilty before Justice T. M. Garland and
was committed to the Girls Industrial school at
Chillicothe, Mo., to remain until 21 years of age.
She was not
locked up, but remained at the Commercial hotel. Marshal
Stafford left last night for Chillicothe with the girl in
charge. She accompanied him willingly.
Square to Get
Carthage Water and Electric
Plant began the process of replacing the existing
street lighting on the outside of the Square
yesterday. Poles and lighting fixtures, along
with new underground conduit will be replaced on
3rd, 4th, Grant and Main Street.
"Due to the nature of work
involved with replacing existing poles and
installing underground cabling, parking and
traffic restrictions will be unavoidable,"
says Electric Distribution Supervisor Brian
Potter in a letter to downtown business owners.
"We appreciate your cooperation during the
construction process and plan to work diligently
to minimize disruption to your business."
CW&EP General Manager Bob
Williams says the work could be completed in as
little as three months, but that will be only if
no complications arise.
Work is scheduled to begin on
the south side of the square and proceed one
block at a time. The lighting on the inside of
the square will not be altered at this time.
Those with questions about the project are asked
to call Potter at 237-7300.
A lot a folks who
arent directly involved in a business
may not really grasp what it means to invest
in a community. Most of the time there is
little contact with the overall decisions
that guide the day to day operations of a
particular city or its various groups and
organizations that contribute to those
I suppose a good portion of
citizens dont feel they have any
investment. Others, however, look at the
community as a long term proposition and
invest not only their financial assets, but
their time, energy, and emotion.
The quality of life enjoyed
by citizens is the result of those
investments. As long as the community demands
a righteous performance from all investors,
the quality of life will remain high. l.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
HERES A TIP
"To get the kids
involved in unpacking after a recent move, we
used this fun bribe: After each box was emptied,
the kids would be able to add it to a collection
in the backyard. When they realized the fun they
could have with these gigantic building blocks,
they were VERY helpful." -- O.A. in
"To keep my stored
linens smelling fresh, I tuck a fabric-softener
sheet between folded blankets, sheets, etc., in
the closet." -- R.A., via e-mail
When frosting a cake,
line the outside edges with strips of wax paper.
Lay the cake on top and frost. When you are
finished, gently pull the wax paper strips out,
and pipe around the bottom edge for a clean,
Keep old, clean
pantyhose around. They have a million uses.
Heres one that recently came up for me:
Strain old, potentially clumpy paint through a
leg of pantyhose. No clumps on the wall, and a
nice finish to your paint.
"Our family goes to
the beach often during the summer. We purchased a
lightweight wheeled cart that is appropriate for
groceries. We attached a piece of thick plastic
sheeting near the wheels with zip ties. It flips
up and is secured with Velcro near the handle.
When we are walking down the street, we use the
wheels. When we get to the sand, we flip the
plastic down under the wheels, and it makes the
bottom into a slide of sorts, which can be
dragged easily across the sand." -- B.J. in
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