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Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 237
Did Ya Know?.. . The City of
Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes Monday, May 24th
through Friday, May 28th. Areas will be sprayed in the
evening of the day of regular garbage pick up between the
hours of 8 p.m. and midnight.
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 5th Annual
Car & Bike Show will be held at the Carthage First
Nazarene Church at 2000 Grand Ave. on Sunday, June 6 from
noon to 3. Free registration 10:30 to noon.
The owner of a
large factory decided to make a surprise visit and check
up on his staff. Walking though the plant, he noticed a
young man leaning lazily against a post.
"Just how much are you being paid
a week?" said the owner angrily.
"Three hundred bucks,"
replied the young man.
Taking out a fold of bills the owner
counted out $300, slapped the money into the boys
hands, and said, "Heres a weeks pay --
now get out and dont come back!"
Turning to one of the supervisors, he
said, "How long has that lazy bum been working here
"Hes not an employee,"
said the supervisor. "He was here to deliver a
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Loading a Car of Jack.
A car of jack from the Linzee mines is
now being loaded at the Frisco depot and will be shipped
to Pittsburg, Kansas smelters Wednesday. Another car will
probably be shipped Saturday.
This is the first car of ore sold since
the big strike was made in the mine and as the stuff
shows no signs of giving out shipments will be regular
from now on. The South Carthage Company expect to ship a
car of jack this week.
Today the South Carthage Co. sold 25
tons of ore to the Lanyon Smelter Co., of Pittsburg for
$22 on the ground. The ore sold was what was taken out of
the shaft in sinking as drifting has not yet begun.
Rev. I. Entwisle will preach next
Sunday at the Blood school house, eight miles north of
Tax Offers Little Evidence.
Attempts by this paper to
garner information about the total sales tax
generated for the City by fireworks stands within
city limits have been stifled.
A representative of the
Missouri Department of Revenue, told this paper
that that information is not to be made public.
According to the
Departments guidelines, if a request for
information on a group of fewer than six
businesses is submitted, they cannot release the
total sales of that group or the tax generated.
Last year three businesses
obtained a license to sell within the city. They
included one from Diamond, one from Seneca, and
one from Buffalo.
One argument presented to the
Council last year, when the issue of allowing the
sale of fireworks was approved, was that it would
generate sales tax for the community. Until there
are at least six vendors selling fireworks, the
public will not be allowed to know if the
argument has any justification.
The City Council is considering
allowing also the detonation of fireworks within
the city limits.
The map published yesterday
in the Mail showed the amount of area
that is by state statute illegal to shoot
fireworks in. I havent made any precise
calculations, but a general look says at
least a fourth of the City is off limits no
matter what the Council decides.
Course the City can impose
more stringent restrictions than the state,
but it cant ignore the state statutes.
Those who are fortunate (or
unfortunate dependin on their
feelin) to be in a "no blow"
zone will still have the ability to somewhat
regulate their immediate surroundings.
Especially next-door neighbors shootin
bottle rockets at their cat.
Seems a simpler solution is
to leave things as they are. The Keep It
Simple approach seems to be in order here.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Carthage Printing Services
HERES A TIP
"When my daughter
was learning to drink from a cup, we gave her a
plastic shot glass to practice with. It was a
better size for her hands, and she learned really
fast. In fact, she still loves it." -- T.C.,
"I have refilled a
large pump-top lotion dispenser with sunscreen.
It is on a small table by our front door, and
everyone is making a real effort this summer to
wear sunscreen every day. We always remember when
we go to the beach, but our faces, arms and legs
are exposed to sun all the time, not just when we
are in our swimming trunks." -- G.L. in New
If you have a small
ice-cream scoop, you can use it to measure out
cookie dough. You will have more uniformly sized
cookies, and they will cook better in the oven.
"I got a great deal
on a beautiful coffee carafe at a garage sale.
However, it smelled musty inside and had plenty
of stains. I filled it twice with very hot water,
then added a denture tablet. After letting it sit
overnight, I used a baby-bottle brush to give it
a quick scrub. Its fresh and clean as new
now." -- K.I. in Ohio
not much you can get for a penny these days, but
I have found a great use for some of mine. I
sewed a row into the bottom of my light summer
drapes. They put a slight weight on the billowy
fabric and help it to hang super straight."
-- Y.S. in Idaho
"Little packs of
sticky notes were invaluable in planning the
reception seating at our wedding. We assigned
different colors to groups, such as brides
family, grooms family, friends of the
couple, etc., and wrote each persons name
on a note. It was easy to rearrange until we had
properly balanced our seating chart." --
F.E. in Ontario.
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