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Monday, April 8, 2002 Volume X, Number 206

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The City of Carthage Recycling Drop-Off Center and Composting Lot, 1309 Oak Hill Rd., hours of operation are now from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Tues.-Sat.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society has a large selection of puppies who all need loving homes. If your pet if missing call 358-6402 ASAP.

Did Ya Know?. . .The "Missouri Mules" traveling exhibit will be featured at the Powers Museum, 1617 W. Oak St., now through late April. Admission is free.

today's laugh

"Is this a healthy place?" asked a stranger of a native of a certain region of the West.
"It sure is," replied the native. "When I came here I couldn’t utter a word. I had scarcely a hair on my head. I hadn’t the strength to walk across the room, and I had to be lifted from my bed."
"That is wonderful," exclaimed the stranger. "How long have you been here?"
"I was born here."

Why are you racing through town at this rate?
My brakes are out of order and I wanted to get home before there was an accident.


A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.

Entertained Club and Guests.

Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Durham entertained the Matrimonial club and a number of invited guests in a most delightful manner at their pretty home on south Main street last night. Bid euchre was the feature of the evening, Mrs. W. S. Crane and F. W. Steadley proving most proficient and winning the ribbons.

At 10:30 a dainty lunch was served at the card tables.

Those present besides club members were Messrs. and Mesdames W. S. Crane, F. W. Steadley, W. K. Caffee, A. F. Beneke, Paul Davey, Capt. A. B. Deutsch, Mrs. C. W. Rinehart, Misses Cora and Alice Beneke.

A graphophone added to the pleasure of the evening, with music and amusing speeches.

Lawrence Daniels, a graduate of the Model City Business college, has taken a position with M. S. Parsons.

  Today's Feature

New Council On The Way.

The City Council is scheduled to sear in one new member and four returning members during the regular Council meeting Tuesday evening at 7:30 in City Hall. Mayor Kenneth Johnson will also be sworn in for his second four term.

Claude A. Newport ran unopposed for the 1st Ward seat vacated by Larry Ross. Incumbent Jim McPheeters will return as 4th Ward representative after defeating Carey Murphy in a close race for that seat. Council members Bill Fortune, 2nd Ward; Jackie Boyer, 3rd Ward; and Don Stearnes, 5th Ward also ran unopposed.

The new Council will elect a Mayor ProTem and be appointed to committees.

Under new business the Council will hear the first reading of several Council bills including 02-27 authorizing a contract with Wadsworth Golf Construction in the amount of $1,430,829.16 for renovations to the Municipal Golf Course.

Also in first reading is a Council bill authorizing a contract with John and Carolyn Phelps to convey real estate owned by the City in exchange for an agreement to reconvey portion needed by CW&EP.

Just Jake Talkin'


Havin’ served a couple a years with City Council member Larry Ross (on the Council), I’d have ta say the community was well served durin’ his four years on the Council. He spent his time workin’ for those things he believed were best for the City. I’m sure his observations and ideas will be missed by the 9 other members he has worked with.

I’m lookin’ forward to seein’ the 1st Ward bein’ represented by Mr. Claude Newport. It’s always good ta see someone step up and accept the responsibility and challenge of bein’ a Council member.

‘Course those who have been on the Council and returnin’ should get a thank you also. With any sense of community duty already accomplished, they might easily leave. Mayor Johnson also took a second scoop. First since the 1940’s. Now its back to work.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



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Weekly Column

The Super Handyman

by Al & Kelly Carrell

Many spring projects involve hammering stakes into the ground - which helps you learn who your friends are, because whether you are mapping out a new deck or securing a newly planted tree, you probably are going to need someone to hold the stake while you pound it in.

If you cannot find a willing assistant, you can use a broom. Place a rubber band around the broom’s bristles down toward the bottom. Then lay the broom flat on the ground. Stab the stake through the bristles. The stake then should stay in place while you go at it with your hammer. If you miss, you will hit only the broom, not jeopardize a friendship or marriage.

Dear Al & Kelly: I have a roll of Day-Glo tape that I have used for lots of things around the shop. One thing I always do for safety’s sake is to run a band of it around all the containers in my shop and home that contain dangerous chemicals. At a glance, I can see them and so can the kids if there is any doubt. - P.L.

A SUPER HINT - We’ve seen some pretty fancy - and expensive- handles that fit over the tang of a file to make it easier to use. You can make one from a scrap of garden hose. A piece 3 or 4 inches long would fit right over the tang.


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