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Wednesday, April 16, 2003 Volume IX, Number 212

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .You can now make a deposit at Hometown Bank to go towards an addition to the cat room at the Carthage Humane Society. Carthage Humane Society is looking for foster families to relieve overcrowding during peak season. For more information call Kaylene Cole at 358-6808.

Did Ya Know?. . .Golden Reflections will have an afternoon tea at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 17th in the McCune-Brooks hospital cafeteria. Mark Francis from Generations will speak about the MBH Geriatric Unit. Bingo will also be played. Call 359-2347 for more information.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Water & Electric Plant Board will have a regular meeting at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 17th at the City Hall Council Chambers, 326 Grant.

today's laugh

"Where is the manager’s office?"

"Follow the passage until you come to the sign reading: ‘No Admittance.’ Go upstairs till you see the sign ‘Keep Out.’ Follow the corridor till you see the sign, ‘Silence,’ then yell for him."

Teacher - "If you had six apples and I asked you for three, how many would you have left?"

Johnny - "Six."

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


A few days ago Dr. Knight of the Carthage Collegiate Institute, spoke of celebrating arbor day this spring. He said that two years ago they celebrated, each pupil planting a tree of his own. A plat map was taken of the grounds showing the position of each tree and the name of the planter.

The unusually dry summer which followed killed all but about half a dozen of the trees, but Dr. Knight seems to believe in the maxim, "If at first you don’t succeed try, try again," and therefore proposes to again fill the front yard with saplings.

He also spoke of making a few flower beds on the lawn. In so much said he, as the public schools of the city, as well as private individuals are engaging in this friendly controversy, he thought that the college students should also participate. The college has large grounds in front of the building and could make a fine display during the summer season.

  Today's Feature

Budget Season Begins.

Tuesday evening the Budget Ways and Means Committee held their monthly meeting. The committee is preparing the City of Carthage’s budget for the 2004 fiscal year.

According to City Administrator Tom Short the general funds budget is going to be tight. There is approximately 6.5 million general fund dollars and approximately 7.2 million dollars requested. The next month will consist of meetings with various departments, planing and possibly cutbacks in the budget.

According to Committee Chair Jackie Boyer the Committee is being very conservative, planing for a worse case scenario.

Representatives from the Carthage Library, including Library Board President Leann Brown, were also at the meeting answering questions. The Library is asking for the Council’s support in putting a 3/16th parks and storm water sales tax increase on the November ballot for construction of a new Library and a operating expenses. According to Brown the tax will only pay for about half of the projects. The Library will seek funding from private organizations for the rest of the money.

Just Jake Talkin'


Talked to a guy from Fayetteville yesterday (who, by the way, had just spent over four hundred bucks in Carthage) and he was impressed with the community. Said if he wasn’t so settled in Arkansas he’d be lookin’ to move here. Said a couple a friends had already made the move to Carthage.

I suppose the point bein’ that sometimes it’s easy to pick out things ya think could be improved and loose sight of all the benefits that come ever’day. Talkin’ to an outsider sometimes puts things in perspective and makes ya appreciate what Carthage has ta offer.

If ya look back over the last couple a years, the biggest squabble we’ve had is figurin’ out what ta call the best golf course in SW Missouri. Now there’s some Carthage history.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Carthage Printing

Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• "I make my own flavored tea by melting hard candy in a bit of hot water. I then add that to the brewed iced tea and it sweetens as well as flavors it." — Jackie S. from Cedar Key, Fla.

• Holly from Colorado writes: "I got this great hint from my grandmother — freeze leftover coffee in an ice-cube tray. Then, when you want to cool your coffee to sipping temperature, just add a coffee ice cube. It cools a cup quickly without weakening it. It’s just great!"

• "Whenever a recipe calls for egg whites only, I crack the eggs gently into a funnel. The whites go through the hole, and the yolks stay in the funnel. I sometimes boil the yolks to use in salad later." — Eddie M. of Little Rock, Ark.

• Looking for ways to spice up your walking routine? Try skipping, walking backward and side-shuffling.

• Keep tools from rusting by storing a handful of mothballs in your toolbox.

• Five easy ways to minimize your likelihood of getting varicose veins: avoid tight clothes; get regular exercise; elevate feet for 20 minutes a day; keep leg muscles active by moving around; avoid high heels or other shoes that restrict calf movement.

• One of the most important things you can do for your face: Wear sunscreen every day.

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