Chickens Back On Agenda.
Public Safety Committee to
Consider Amending Restrictions.
The City Council Public Safety
Committee agenda for their meeting next Monday
evening, February 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the Police
Station, includes a discussion concerning
modification of the current ordinance that
prohibits the raising of chickens within 300 feet
of a neighboring residence.
The issue has been informally
discussed at previous times during the citizens
participation portion of the meeting. One
citizen, who is currently in violation of the
current ordinance, has asked for a less
Another citizen spoke to the
City Council during their meeting last week and
was opposed to any changes.
Low Cost Cat Spay/Neuter.
Spare Cat Rescue in conjunction
with Central Pet Care Clinic will be hosting 2
low-cost spay/neuter clinics for cats in the
month of March. Owners will only have to pay $20
for female cats to be spayed and $10 for male
cats to be neutered. Spare Cat Rescue is
sponsoring the remainder of the cost of the
operations. Appointments are limited and fill up
very quickly so pet owners are asked to call as
soon as possible to make an appointment for their
cat. Call 417-358-6808 and leave a message. Calls
will be returned within 48 hours. More details
will be available when the appointment is
founder, Kaylene Cole, says she would like to
"Thank you in advance for doing your part to
help reduce the overpopulation of cats and dogs
in our area!"
Several teams from throughout
the area gathered at the Carthage Memorial Hall
Friday the 17th for the Carthage Chambers
8th annual Trivia Night. Neely Myers of the
Chamber said "I took a lot away from the
evaluations last year and tailored the categories
and questions to a more universal appeal".
This years categories
included, Saturday Night Live, The Grammys,
Sports, U.S. Presidents, Trends and Nostalgia,
The Periodic Table of Elements, Food and
Beverages, and Famous Movie Quotes.
The Alchodemics sponsored by
Heritage State Bank took first place in the
competition with 105 correct answers. The Masters
of Minutiae sponsored by MSSU and the Trivia Catz
sponsored by Leggett & Platt tied for second
place with 99 correct answers. A tiebreaker
question answered correctly by the Masters of
Minutiae earned the MSSU team the second place
prize, with Leggett & Platts Trivia
Catz taking third.
Other team sponsors were
Carthage Water & Electric Plant, Cornerstone
Dental Group, Knell Mortuary, Mercy McCune Brooks
Hospital, Schmidt Associates, and Southwest
Missouri Bank North and South branches.
Schmidt Associates teammate
Deana Lawson said "It just keeps getting
more and more fun every year. Our team comes back
for the energy and the fun!"
Several Carthage businesses
provided prizes for each round; these included,
Carthage Water & Electric Plant, Cornerstone
Dental Group, Crowder College, KMXL/KDMO,
Manpower, Mercy McCune Brooks Hospital, Schmidt
Associates, Southwest Missouri Bank, and UMB
Clouds Meats provided the
evenings meal of pulled pork, smoked
brisket, baked beans and coleslaw. TCs
Liquor & Smoke Shop and UMB Bank provided
drinks for the trivia teams and our spectators.
Ben Marcotte of KDMO and Jessica Nugent emceed
For more information, contact
Neely Myers at 358-2373 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director Placed on Unpaid Leave
By Eli Yokley
The Missouri Democratic Party
said Tuesday its executive director has been
placed on unpaid leave, while the St. Louis
police investigators look into allegations of
According to reports, police
were called to the home of Matt Teter, 30, the
partys executive director, on Sunday, when
a 31-year-old male reported that he had been
assaulted by a 30-year-old male at Teters
"This is a serious
allegation that we do not take lightly, as a
Party," said Mike Sanders, chairman of the
Missouri Democratic Party. "Matt Teter has
been placed on unpaid leave until more facts are
The party, led at the time by
Susan Montee, hired Teter last April to lead the
partys efforts heading in to an important
election year. Teter, a Missouri native who had
been working on organizing in Philadelphia,
previously worked as a campaign aide to other
Missouri Meth Lab Seizures Surpass 2010 Number
The Missouri State Highway
Patrol reports that across Missouri
methamphetamine laboratory incident seizures
totaled 2,096 during 2011, an increase of more
than six percent from 2010.
Missouri saw a drop in the
number of meth lab seizures in 2006, after
anti-meth lab legislation was enacted. However,
from 2007 to 2011, the number of meth lab
incidents in Missouri has increased steadily.
This rise can be attributed in part to meth
manufacturers circumventing laws that restrict
the legal limit purchase of pseudoephedrine.
Pseudoephedrine is the key ingredient used to
make meth. It is also the only ingredient that
cannot be substituted in the manufacture of
Year Statewide lab seizures
2007 - 1,285
2008 - 1,487
2009 - 1,774
2010 - 1,960
2011 - 2,096
incident seizures are classified into three
categories: operational/nonoperational labs,
chemical/glassware/equipment seizures, and lab
dump sites. All law enforcement agencies in the
state are required to report the seizure of
methamphetamine laboratories to the Missouri
State Highway Patrol. The Patrol then enters
Missouris seizures into the National
Clandestine Laboratory Seizure System.
County Jail Count
182 February 21,
Including Placed out of County