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Monday, August 29, 2011 Volume XX, Number 50
Did Ya Know?.. The Family
Literacy Center, 706 Orchard is holding English Classes
9-11 AM and 7-9 PM $20 per semester - No Child Care
available 358-5926. Clases de Engles Empiezan -No
Did Ya Know?.. Stones
Throw Theatre, 796 S. Stone Lane, will hold auditions for
"Lost in Yonkers", on Mon., Aug 29 at the
theatre, 6:00 pm. Cold readings. Parts are 4 male (2
younger teens); 3 female roles. 358-9665
An old man was relaxing at his hundredth
birthday party when a reporter went up to him. "Sir,
what is the secret of your long life?"
The man considered this for a moment,
then replied, "Every day at 9 PM I have a glass of
port. Good for the heart Ive heard."
The reporter replied, "Thats
The man smiled, "That, and
canceling my voyage on the Titanic.""I
didnt make any sales, either," was the reply.
At Sunday school, the teacher asked
little Johnny, "Do you know where little boys and
girls go when they do bad things?"
"Sure," little Johnny
replied. "They go out in back of the church
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Attorneys Thomas & Hackney
yesterday afternoon received a telegram stating that the
court of appeals had affirmed the decision of the Jasper
county circuit court in the case of Williams vs. the
judges of the county court - Messrs. C. E. Elliott, Clay
Leaming and L. A Fillmore. This is the suit which grew
out of the squabble over the stone sidewalks around the
court house and vindicates the judges, leaving Williams,
the concrete walk man, in the lurch.
Use Acetylene Gas.
The Chautauqua grounds and auditorium
will be lighted with acetylene gas. A deal was closed
yesterday by which F. S. Treadway, of Joplin, will put in
60 burners, generators and all necessary appliances. The
gas lights are guaranteed to make it possible to read
fine print in any part of the auditorium.
Governor Nixon has issued a
call for a Special Session to address certain
specific issues which had support from both the
House and Senate Chambers during the Regular
Session but on which the Chambers ultimately ran
out of time in which to reach a compromised final
position. At this time, the anticipated schedule
will bring some members back to the Capitol as
early as Tuesday, September 6th with all members
hereon September 9th.
There are four (4) bills that
will be filed during the Special Session pursuant
to the Governors call. The first three are
House Bills: 1) St. Louis City Police Department
Local Control, 2) Election Law issues (to address
the issues in the Election Law bill that the
Governor vetoed), and 3) Tax Amnesty. The fourth
bill will be the omnibus Tax Credit
Reform/Economic Development/Job Creation bill
that likely will be filed in the Senate. On
Tuesday, the three afore-mentioned House Bills
will be filed and First Read. They will then be
second read and referred to their respective
committees for review.
County Jail Count
Including Placed out of County
The oft asked question of
why we have maintained the power plant in
Carthage is now bein answered. POWER!
Durin the early
80s, cheap power from outside sources
kept the plant pretty much at rest, only
bein used in emergencies such as
regional brown outs. As cheap energy becomes
less available, the nine little generators
occupyin the River Street power plant
are obviously real assets to the community.
We are one of the few such power
producin communities left.
Just havin the
capability of producin gives us one leg
up in dealin with the "big
boys" for better rates and other
considerations. Carthage recently consumed
over 65 megawats durin peak times.
Bein able to produce a chunck of that
is a nice secruity blanket.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
THIS IS A HAMMER
By Samantha Mazzotta
Q: I really enjoy your column,
its informative and helpful. We have many
trees on our property, and leaves are a constant
cleaning chore. We place the leaves in a barrel
and let them decompose. When theyve broken
down, we use that compost in our flower beds and
special gardens, like our volcano mountain
waterfall garden. In the decomposing barrel, we
add a little lime to sweeten the soil.
The best way to maintain home
value is to keep the home looking appealing. --
Mr. & Mrs. Harry & Janice K., St. Cloud,
A: Good advice. Creating a
compost heap is a very budget-friendly way to
keep garden plants flourishing. If you have a
well-treed property and arent taking
advantage of all the free leaves, I highly
recommend doing so. There are a number of
composting methods, from creating a simple heap
in a corner of the yard to purchasing a rotating
composting system (usually a heavy-duty barrel on
a stand that allows you to rotate the barrel
easily to turn the compost). Its up to you
how you want to compost.
Leaves can be a very rich
source of minerals that when broken down do a
great job of building up the soil for decorative
plants as well as vegetable gardens.
Adding lime to compost is a
topic of some debate. Lime typically slows down
decomposition, and it reduces the acidity of the
compost. So its a good idea to know why and
when lime needs to be added. If, for example,
your compost is largely made up of oak leaves,
pine needles or fruit pulp, adding a small amount
of lime (about 1 cup for every 25 cubic feet of
compost) can balance out the pH of the compost by
lowering the acidity.
To speed decomposition and
ensure even breakdown, turn your compost every
three weeks. Shredding the leaves before adding
them to the pile will also help the compost
develop faster. This is where a mulching
attachment on the lawnmower comes in handy. If
its too much trouble, however, just chuck
the leaves onto the pile and remember to turn
HOME TIP: Leaf pile not
composting? Add some manure (one part for every
five parts of leaves), bone meal or other
nitrogen-rich supplement to kick-start
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