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Monday, January 14, 2002 Volume X, Number 146

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The deadline for Chamber of Commerce Banquet tickets is today, Monday, January 14th. The banquet is Friday, January 18th. Call 358-2373 for more information.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Golden Reflections Senior Program of McCune-Brooks Hospital will have their next monthly program at 2 p.m. on Thurs., Jan. 17th in the McCune-Brooks Hospital cafeteria. Steve Cooper, from the Carthage Crisis Center, will speak then Bingo for Fun will be played. Visitors 55 years or older are welcome to attend.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society have pets that need loving homes. For more information call 358-6402.

today's laugh

Two small boys were discussing the capabilities of their mothers, who were active club members.
"My mother can talk on just about any subject," one lad declared proudly.
"Aw, shucks," retorted the other, "my mother can talk without any subject at all."

Auntie- "What did little Margaret get at the birthday party?"
Mother- "Three books, four handkerchiefs, and the measles."

I even say "Thank you" when the automatic door opens for me.


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

Furniture Factory Running.

The Mason furniture factory started up again yesterday at noon, after being shut down a week on account of lack of lumber. A carload of oak and cottonwood lumber arrived yesterday morning, thus enabling them to start up again.

The lumber had been sent for in plenty of time, but there was a delay at the mill, which was particularly inconvenient at this time, as the factory was already behind with its orders. It will now push work all the faster.

Lamar Wants a Game.

Ralph Bowling of Lamar ventured into the lair of the Carthage High school football "tigers" yesterday seeking a game for the Lamar High school next Friday. Capt. Neely Friend was out on a man-hunt, however, and failed to meet the Lamar youth. He has written for the game and hopes to secure it just the same.

  Today's Feature

City Budget Season Starts.

The City Council Budget/Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to meet this evening in City Hall at 7 o’clock to begin the annual budget process.

The agenda includes a look at the mid year status for this fiscal year which runs from July to June. The Committee is also scheduled to look at the five year capital improvement program and set the fiscal year 2003 budget goals and objectives. Committee Chair Jackie Boyer has asked that Council members not on the committee attend the meeting and participate in the discussion.

These initial sessions are for planning purposes. Actual budget meetings will not start until after the April election.

Deadline For Filing Tomorrow.

All candidates for City Council have until Tuesday, January 15 at 5 p.m. to file for office. As of last Friday afternoon Ward One did not have a candidate filed to replace current Council member Larry Ross. Ross announced several weeks ago that he would not seek reelection. Ward Two member Bill Fortune filed last week for reelection. Ward Three member Jim McPheeters is challenged by Carey Murphy.

Just Jake Talkin'


There will be a race for the three School Board seats open this year. Until late last week only three had filed.

At this point all three incumbents, Tony Diggs, Mike Wells, and Dr. Micheal Woody have filed. Nate Stokes will make his second attempt at being elected to the Board.

The big push now is to get someone from the First Ward to file. ‘Course if no one files, the Mayor at the time (another unanswered question at this time) will appoint someone to the seat.

This would make an interestin’ fix, the race for Mayor would actually be also for the rights to bring another Council member on board. The Council would have to approve the appointment, but that’s mostly a formality.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Workman's Loan

Weekly Column

The Super Handyman

by Al Carrell & Kelly Carrell

Screwdrivers are about the most used of all tools. Here’s a great way to store them. Use a round salt box. Fill it with sand, and keep the screwdrivers with the tips poked in the sand. The sand keeps the screwdrivers upright and keeps the container from falling over. It’s easy to pull out a particular screwdriver when you need it. The sand also protects the tools. A drop or two of lightweight oil in the sand would give them even more protection.

Super Hint - If you keep a few basic tools in the trunk of the car and are tired of listening to them rattle around back there, store them in some rubber boots. The boots can keep your tools quiet, and with winter weather around the corner, the boots might come in handy.

Super Hint - To get a better seal on a half-used can of paint and keep it from drying out, put the lid on the can and then turn it upside down for a couple of seconds. The paint itself helps seal the can.

Q: We are planning to pour a new, circular concrete driveway this fall. Is there a rule of thumb on how far apart the expansion joints should be located in a circular drive? - H. H.

A: If the circular drive starts at a concrete walk, you must have an expansion joint at both ends. In between, shoot for additional joints about every eight feet or so.


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