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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 106
Did Ya Know?.. . The Carthage
Humane Society will hold a Taco Salad dinner/silent
auction fund raiser Mon. Nov. 22 from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30
P.M. at the SW MO bank by the roundabout. $5 - 358-6402
Did Ya Know?.. . The three
bridges on North Garrison Street just north of
Kendricktown will be closed to all traffic from today
through Friday, November 19. The bridges will be closed
to traffic during the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
His four children were gathered around Mr.
As the eighty-year-old man seemed to
doze off in a sleep, the children started to discuss the
funeral plans. One wanted to spend a hundred dollars for
a coffin, a second thought a plain wooden box would do,
and the third was even ready to dump the remains into a
paper sack. All agreed there was no reason to spend much
money, the father wouldnt know the difference.
Mr. Staley stirred. Having heard every
word, he thought it was time to set the record straight.
"Children," he said, "Ive never told
you this, but I cant go to my final resting place
with this burden. My darling children, your mother and I
were never married."
His oldest son was aghast. "You
Mr. Staley said, "Yup. And cheap
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
HELPED ORGANIZE ASSESSORS.
S. N. Qualls
State Secretary Jasper County Deputies Met Today.
County assessor S. N. Qualls returned
yesterday from Sedalia where he attended a meeting of,
and helped organize, fifty county assessors into a state
He was made secretary, and reports that
he got many excellent ideas as a result of the meeting.
Next years gathering will be at Jefferson City,
when the state board of equalization meets.
Assessor Qualls fourteen deputies
met today at the court house and were sworn in for the
work of assessing the county, which begins tomorrow.
Mesdames Rosine Crocker and S. S. Riley
will entertain tomorrow afternoon at a thimble party in
honor of Mrs. Julia Stickneys 80th birthday.
Discuss Emergency Services Charges.
The City Council Public Safety
Committee met at the Fire Station for its regular
monthly meeting Monday evening. Committee Chair
Bill Welch dedicated a portion of the meeting to
an open discussion concerning the proposed
ordinance that would allow the Fire Department to
bill insurance companies for emergency service
An ordinance to allow the
charges was presented by the committee to the
full Council last month, but it was tabled at the
last Council meeting with the recommendation for
more study on the proposal.
Several citizens and two
Council members that are not on the committee
were in attendance and spoke to the issue.
Fire Chief Chris Thompson
addressed some of the concerns but also
recommended a "town hall" type meeting
to give the general public a better understanding
of the proposal.
Members of the Committee made
Welch asked Chief Thompson and
City Administrator Tom Short to come up with a
time and place for the meeting after the
holidays. No other directions were given.
The real problem so far
with the idea of billing insurance companies
for emergency services hasnt had much
to do with the content of the proposed
ordinance, but with what isnt in the
ordinance. Nobody with a vote seems ta know
for sure exactly how this thing is supposed
ta work. And, more importantly, no single
elected official has taken ownership of the
Chief Thompson asked the
question at the meetin the other night
if the Committee would be at the town hall
meet to support the proposal. He got a luke
warm "sure." But at this point, I
dont see anyone willin to put up
a good fight.
For this thing to get sold,
someone other than staff has to walk it
through the process. Or let it die of its own
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
With many airlines these
days, you can print your boarding pass online.
Security lines are long, and it pays to save
every moment you can.
Make a spray of equal
parts liquid fabric softener and water. Mist the
air daily to relieve static buildup during the
fall and winter, when the air is very dry.
Before cleaning, run hot
water in the bath or shower. The steam from the
hot water loosens the dirt, making it easier to
clean. Or, bring your cleaning sponge and some
baking soda in the shower with you. No chemicals,
and you could even use the baking soda to soften
the skin on your elbows and feet.
"Spray plastic wrap
with non-flavored cooking spray before using it
to cover cakes or cupcakes. The frosting
wont stick to the wrap." -- R.M. in
To get streaks off of
freshly cleaned windows, give them a final swipe
with plain newspaper (not magazine inserts or
"Baking cookies to
mail? Save potato-chip cans (the tall ones in
which chips come stacked). They protect cookies
from breaking." -- G.D. in Wisconsin
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