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Monday, May 13, 2002 Volume X, Number 231

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .Eminence Chapter #93 Order of the Eastern Star will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14th, 2002, at the Masonic Temple, 7th & Maple. We will honor 25, 50 & 60 year members.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Train Crew will have a Fish Fry at 6:30 p.m. on Wed., May 15th, at the Train Barn, west Mound St. $8 per person, stag only.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Business and Professional Women will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 13th, 2002 at Arby's. Annie Lamkin will present a program on Chinese Art & Culture and a slide presentation, "Thirteen Tombs of the Ming Dynasty."

today's laugh

When rain falls, does it ever get up again?
In dew time.

What is the color of the winds and waves in a severe storm?
The winds blue, the waves rose.

Guide- "This castle has stood for 600 years. Not a stone has been touched, nothing altered, nothing replaced."
Visitor- "Um, they must have the same landlord we have."


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


The meeting of the Commercial Club was held at the Elks club house last night as per announcement, to consider plans for the reception of the members of the State Board of Railroad commissioners.

As is well known the meeting was called for last night when it was thought the board of railroad commissioners would be here today, but as is also known, a telegram was received yesterday afternoon continuing the case and stating that a letter would follow more fully explaining the situation.

In the absence of the letter nothing was known as to when the commissioners would be here, but the meeting of the club was held as originally appointed and the plans for meeting the board were proceeded with on the assumption that they would be here soon.

There was much interesting discussion of the proposed connecting spur between the two roads and the need for it was emphasized by many reasons from many standpoints.

It was arranged to systematically present the claims of Carthage in demanding that the two railroads here be connected by a switch which will allow cars to be switched from one road to the other.

A committee was appointed, composed of W. R. Logan, J. D. Clarkson and S. B. Griswold, who are to see the merchants and have them call on the commission when it arrives and urge the desired point. The committee is also to collect and systematise the evidence.

J. F. Barker was appointed a reception committee of one to receive the commissioners when they finally come.

  Today's Feature

Everything Changes

The City Council is scheduled to hear the first reading of several change orders during its regular meeting tomorrow evening at 7:30 in City Hall.

The Council is to consider a change order in the amount of $3,418 for Sprouls Construction on the contract for the Centennial & Garrison signalization. The additional payment is due to changes authorized by the City and additional work completed not in the original contract.

Sprouls has also requested an extension of time to complete the construction of George Phelps Boulevard through the Myers Park Development.

The Memorial Hall renovation by R.E. Smith Construction will also have a change order in the amount of $8,717.59.

A change in the amount the City will contribute to side walk renovations for individuals and businesses has been recommended by the Public Works Committee. The amount would raise from $1.50 per square foot to $2.50 per square foot if the Council approves. The Committee has noted that participation in the program has slowed in recent months.

Just Jake Talkin'


I see where one high school was wantin’ to only let those goin’ on to college or into the military participate in graduation ceremonies. What a peculiar thought.

Then there’s the situation down at Neosho where they allow seniors to paint symbols and such on a block of city street that is barricaded for that purpose. Someone painted a confederate flag and now some students are babysittin’ the creation to keep it from bein’ washed off.

I’m guessin’ this time a year ever’one involved just wants to get the process of movin’ the seniors along their way, another rite of passage completed.

Graduatin’ high school still is an honorable accomplishment and worthy of pride and respect in its own right. Good job.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



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Weekly Column

The Super Handyman

by Al & Kelly Carrell

Dear Al & Kelly:

I’d like to share a tip that we first tried on our family camping trips and now use when we go up to the lake cabin that we’ve been building this year. We lug all our supplies around in one of the kids’ old red wagons. You can load it up with quite a bit of stuff. Since the cart is low to the ground, it’s stable and not likely to tip over. We sometimes need two people to pull it, but it beats making 10 trips! - W. S.

Dear Carrells: Well, I did what I always warned my son never to do. I broke my key off in the lock of my front door. I don’t know how it happened. Fortunately, I had a spare key for the back door. It was a hassle to get the broken key out of the lock. I tried a couple of different ways to remove the key but had no luck. Finally, I confessed to my son. After he got a good laugh, he suggested I try a magnet. Well, I did and the key came out. Just thought I’d tell you all what worked for me. - P. E. Many keys are made of a nonferrous metal, so a magnet wouldn’t help with them. That’s where you’d want to straighten out a tiny fishhook to work the key stub out of the lock.

A Super Hint: One thing you can do to help your outside air conditioner compressor stay cool is to shade it. You can fashion a tarpaulin, awning or simple canopy to shade it from the sun. Make sure you leave it ample air-flow room.


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