1) Suppose you were an idiot. And
suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat
myself.- Mark Twain
2) I contend that for a nation to try
to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a
bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
- Winston Churchill
3) A government which robs Peter to pay
Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.- George
4) A liberal is someone who feels a
great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to
pay off with your money.- G Gordon Liddy
5) Democracy must be something more
than two wolves and a sheep voting, On what to have for
dinner.- James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)
6) Foreign aid might be defined as a
transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to
rich people in poor countries. - Douglas Casey, Classmate
of Bill Clinton
7) Giving money and power to government
is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.-
P.J. ORourke, Civil Libertarian
8) Government is the great fiction,
through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense
of everybody else. - Frederic Bastiat, French Economist
9) Governments view of the
economy could be summed up in a few Short phrases: If it
moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it
stops moving, subsidize it.
- Ronald Reagan (1986)
10) I dont make jokes. I just
watch the government and report the facts. - Will Rogers
11) If you think health care is
expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when
its free. - P.J. ORourke
12) In general, the art of government
consists of taking as much money as possible from one
party of the citizens to give to the other. - Voltaire
13) Just because you do not take an
interest in politics doesnt mean politics
wont take an interest in you. - Pericles (430 B.C.)
14) No mans life, liberty, or
property is safe while the legislature is in session.
- Mark Twain (1866)
15) Talk is cheap... except when
Congress does it.
Council Looks to Recoup Demo Costs.
The City Council, during its
regular meeting last Tuesday evening, heard the
first reading of a Council Bill that would help
the City recoup expenses of demolishing unsafe
structures. The City already has an ordinance in
place enforcing Section 67.400, which allows
mandatory repairs or demolition of building and
structures which are detrimental to the health,
safety or welfare of the residents.
The new Section 67.410 states
that if there are proceeds of any insurance
policy based upon a covered claim payment for
damage or loss to a building or other structure
caused by fire, explosion or other loss, and
covered claim payment exceeds 50% of the face
value of the policy covering the building or
other structure, then the insurer shall pay to
the City of Carthage a sum equal to 20% of the
covered claim within 30 days of the determination
of coverage. Proceeds shall be used to reimburse
the City for its cost in the removal of building
Mercy is inviting Carthage
community members to attend a blessing for Mercy
McCune-Brooks Hospital at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday,
"We held a blessing four
years ago when we opened the new facility and we
will have another blessing as we join Mercy this
month a network of 31 hospitals, more than
200 outpatient facilities and 1,500 integrated
physicians across four states," said Bob
Copeland, president of Mercy McCune-Brooks
Hospital. "The blessing reminds us that we
come to this place to do healing work. We take
the time to unite and focus on whats
important the health and healing of our
The blessing, a traditional
Catholic ceremony to christen the hospitals
grounds, facilities, equipment and staff, is open
to the public. The ceremony will highlight the
St. Anns childrens choir and include
prayer, hymns and sprinkling of holy water.
Mercy blesses each of its
facilities, continuing the legacy established by
the Sisters of Mercy who have been committed to
southern Missouri since 1885, when they provided
much-needed health care to local miners.
After St. Johns Mercy
Hospital in Joplin was destroyed by the May 2011
tornado, McCune-Brooks and Mercy recognized the
need to strengthen health care services for the
area, Mercy funded an expansion in Carthage that
doubled the number of beds.
The Missouri State Highway
Patrol announces the arrest of Anthony D. Cheek,
28, of Lamar, Missouri, for the July 16, 2011,
murder of Chad D. Clayton.
Investigators from the Missouri
State Highway Patrols Division of Drug and
Crime Control arrested Cheek Tuesday at
approximately 9:45 a.m., after a five-month
investigation. On July 15, 2011, a 9-1-1 call was
made reporting that Chad Clayton was in need of
medical attention at Cheeks former
residence in Lockwood, Missouri. Upon arrival,
Clayton was found with disabling injuries and was
transported to a hospital in Springfield,
Missouri, where he died on July 16, 2011. Cheek
is being held without bond in the Dade County
Jail on a charge of second degree murder.
The charge for which the above
individual was arrested is mere accusations and
not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the
above charge must be presented before a court of
competent jurisdiction whose duty it is to
determine guilt or innocence.
Chamber Annual Banquet.
The 2012 Chamber Banquet,
"Roses and Juleps: An Evening at the
Derby", sponsored by Leggett and Platt, is a
chance for Chamber members to celebrate
Derby style with over-the-top hats ("the
bigger, fancier, more colorful, and bolder the
better," says the staff.), race day
decorations, and the Juleps.
The Chamber invites all of its
members to join it Friday, January 20th for
"entertainment, rub elbows with whos
who of Carthage, and recognize the champions of
A social hour featuring music
by Louis Morgan and Trio will begin at 6:00 p.m.
followed by dinner catered by L.L. Sayers and the
awards ceremony at 7:00 p.m.
County Jail Count
187 January 11,
Including Placed out of County
by Metcalf Auto Supply
CLICK and CLACK
I recently purchased a 2006
Mazda MX5 with 48,000 miles. The problem is that
after I bought it, when I drove it from San Diego
to Los Angeles, I noticed that this car rides
pretty rough. My wife, who suffers from motion
sickness, is not very happy and never wants to
ride in the car again. I have taken the car back
to the dealership, and they say thats how
Miatas ride. I really dont want to get rid
of the car but I need to accommodate my queen.
What can I do to get the ride to be smoother? .--
TOM: Pedro, you dope!
Havent you ever heard of the "feel of
the road"? Thats what sports cars are
designed to deliver. If you didnt want to
feel the road, you shouldve bought a Buick.
RAY: Generally speaking, the
things that make a car "fun to drive"
make it nauseating to be a passenger.
TOM: Theres not much you
can do now. Little roadsters are designed to have
very firm suspensions, so they stick to the road
and turn sharply when you drive on those curvy
mountain roads. Thats the appeal of these
RAY: And the reason they all
have convertible tops is so that when the
drivers wife needs to puke, she can just
lean right over the side with no obstructions.
TOM: If you think a little
improvement in ride comfort might be enough to
create peace in your household, you can try
replacing your tires with four
RAY: But keep in mind that
while they may help some, theyre not going
to transform the Miata into a Lincoln Town Car.
TOM: But if its going to
take more than a little softening to make her
happy, dont waste your money on the tires.
Instead, put it toward your next car.
ART NOTES from
by Sally Armstrong,
Director of artCentral
From time to time, all
organizations must reassess and take stock of
where they are and where they want to be or at
least determine the direction to be going. The
first of the year is a good time to do this, and
we here at artCentral are in the midst of such an
assessment. At our December board meeting, my
wonderful board of directors came up with some
wonderful ideas of how to put artCentral on a bit
more secure financial footing. We had
brainstormed some ideas in November, and in
December voted to act upon one of those ideas,
and I am pleased to say that to date, quite a few
of our members have answered the call and have
become "Sustaining Friends" by sending
an amount of their choice to our
organizations budget fund. To each of
these, we are most grateful, and hope to hear
from additional folks as the month of January
continues. I have mailed to each of these donors
a receipt for tax exemption purposes should they
desire that, as well as a matted color print of
our home, the historic Hyde House. It is a very
small way to say thank you to these generous art
patrons, and we want them to know that they are
Additionally, I am working to
complete the last quarters newsletter in
order to get it in the mail very soon. This
newsletter will contain the information about a
new adult workshop we will be offering in March
along with a form to fill out and mail in if
there is interest. I thank our displaying artist,
Dale Augustson of Springfield for offering to
lead this two day class which promises to be most
interesting--- painting abstractly with acrylics.
It will be a small class, requiring 4 individuals
minimally, and up to a maximum of 10
participants, so if you are interested please
call me as soon as possible if you are not an
artCentral member and I can mail all the
information to you. 417 358 4404 is my number.
Members will pay a reduced fee, and will be given
preference over non-members in signing up, so now
would be a great time to join artCentral if you
desire to take the class--- you can do so along
with your registration in order to save money and
increase you chances to join the class. Hope to
hear from you!
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