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Wednesday, May 14, 2003 Volume IX, Number 232

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Shrine Burn Crew will have a fish fry at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 17th. The public is invited. North of Carthage on M Hwy, 71 Hwy to M Hwy, 1/4 mile west. $8 per person.

Did Ya Know?. . .Golden Reflections will have afternoon tea at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 15th in the McCune-Brooks hospital cafeteria. The Carthage Police and Fire Departments will share info about keeping our homes safe and what to do in emergency situations. Call 359-2347 for info.

Did Ya Know?. . .Carthage Humane Society needs your community club, church group or family to help with upcoming adoption events. To volunteer call 358-6808. You can now make a deposit at Hometown Bank to go towards an addition to the cat room at the Carthage Humane Society.

today's laugh

Your son is making good progress with his violin. He is beginning to play quite nice tunes.
Do you really think so? We were afraid that we’d merely got used to it.

They told me you are the man who invented spaghetti. Where did you ever get the idea of spaghetti?
Out of my noodle.

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


Hudson Mining Co. Find Rich Stuff.

Another strike has been made by the Hudson Mining company on its lease on the Pleasant Valley ground a short distance southwest of this city, which bids fair to eclipse that of its Dermott holdings. Some days ago the company put a drill to work on its lease, and at a depth of 38 feet, ore was encountered, which continued to a depth of 87 feet. The drill was still in ore at this depth yesterday and it is expected that it will still hold out for several feet yet.

About one year ago, Messrs. Waller and Waggoner for the Hudson Mining Co., secured a lease on a piece of land owned by John Dermott. Their selection was a wise one, and one of the biggest strikes in the history of this district was made. Very flattering offers were made to the leasers and owner of the land, and finally an option was given to St. Louis people for $125,000, to be divided equally between the parties interested. This was about eight months ago. Complications arose that prevented the consummation of the deal, and within the past two weeks, the St. Louis people dropped the matter, and other parties took hold of it. It has not been possible to learn for what amount the last option was given. It is expected that the parties now holding the option will be here in a few days to look over the property.

The strike made yesterday will greatly enhance the value of the property, for it is a continuation of the body of ore upon which they have been working, on the Dermott land. The ore will run over 20 per cent and the owners are very much elated with the prospects. Steps are being taken to erect a mill on the ground to work this last strike, as it is a little too far to work in the mill now on the ground.

  Today's Feature

New Rates Proposed.

The Budget committee met Monday night in Council chambers. At the meeting the Carthage Water & Electric Plant (CW&EP) board reviewed their budget with the committee and made a recommendation to raise electricity prices fifteen percent, water prices five percent and wastewater prices five percent.

The raises were proposed for a variety of reasons. The main reason according to CW&EP General Manager Bob Williams was because over the past three years CW&EP has experienced an unexpected fifteen point one percent increase in the cost of purchase power. During this same time operating revenue has increased by only point one percent.The Board is recommending the fifteen percent rate increase beginning July 1, 2003. According to Williams a medium size home using 900 KWH of electricity should expect an increase of approximately $8.00.

The other main reason for the increase was due to projects needing to be done this year. A main transformer at the substation needs to be replaced. According to Williams recent test reports on the transformer showed gas build up which indicated arcing inside the transformer which will lead to failure in probably a short period of time.

"When it gets hot and everybody cranks up their air conditioner and you hear a big boom, you’ll know what it was," said Williams.

According to Williams, even with the price increase, when compared to surrounding areas, prices in Carthage remains below average.

Just Jake Talkin'


Got another one a those calls yesterday.

"Hello, this is Craig with the Fraternal Order of Police here in Carthage," the voice said.

"I didn’t catch the name," I replied.

"My name is Craig and I’m calling about....", he continued.

"What was the last name," I asked.

"Showers," he said.

"Then you don’t work here in town," I said, havin’ been knowin’ several of the local officers for some time.

"No," he said, "and I’m not an officer. It’s illegal for police officers to solicit money."

Knowin’ there are several local police activities I would rather donate to, I declined to commit any money.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Carthage Printing

Weekly Column


\By JoAnn Derson

• Mildew-stained shower curtains can be washed in the washing machine. Use detergent and 1 cup of bleach. Throw in some old towels for scrubbing action.

• "To keep my kitchen sponge and scrubbies fresh, I just throw them in the dishwasher every few days." — Stella in Ohio

• If you are sending a greeting card to someone in the hospital, try putting the person’s home address as the return address. If the patient is discharged before the card arrives, it will be "forwarded" to his or her house.

• "Whenever I come across a sticky lid on a jar — one that is hard to open — I just pop it in the freezer for about three minutes. This seems to unstick glass jars in a jiffy." — Jim in Denver

• "I used to have a problem with my shoelaces coming untied when I ran. Then, my cousin Gary showed me this nifty trick: Just take a spray bottle or a damp cotton ball and moisten the laces before tying. It works great!" — Bill in West Palm Beach, Fla.

• "I love to make pies — all kinds of pies. Here’s a trick my mother taught me: To make a smooth cut on a soft pie, use a knife that’s been run through butter." — Martha P. in Georgia

• If you eat something hot and need to cool down your mouth right away, don’t reach for water; it can aggravate inflamed taste buds. Instead, grab a hard candy or sprinkle your tongue with sugar.

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