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Wednesday, October 8, 2003 Volume XII, Number 79

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Masonic Lodge #197 will have it’s regular meeting as well as put on a 3rd degree at 7 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 9th at the Masonic Temple, located directly behind the Carthage public Library. Will eat before . All area master Masons are encouraged to attend. More info call Jerry Maggard at 417-359-8442.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society will have an Adoption Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 11th at the Central Pet Care Clinic, 224 W. Central.

Did Ya Know?. . .Dance to the music of Country Express from 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 11th at the Carthage VFW Post 2590, 1 miles west on Oak Street. Public is welcome. $3 donation at the door.

Did Ya Know?. . .Jerry Trammell will sing at 8 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. on Sunday, October 12th, at the First Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand, Carthage. Please call 358-4265 for more information.

today's laugh

"She certainly is polished, don’t you think so?"
"Yes. Everything she says casts a reflection on someone."

"It looks like a storm! You had better stay for dinner."
"Oh, thanks, but I don’t think it’s bad enough for that."

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

That Mysterious Light in the West.

Citizens of the south and west parts of town have for some time past noticed in the western heaven shortly before 10 o’clock each evening a bright shaft of light which seems to move in the arc of a circle for a few seconds and then disappear. The strange light has caused much comment and many are the theories as to the cause of it all.

The fact of the matter is that Josh Baker and the electric headlight on the electric car which reaches Carthage at 10 o’clock is responsible for the light. When the car rounds the curve at Morgan’s Western Heights station the searchlight is easily seen and it is this which caused the mysterious phenomena.

Nothing shows a prosperity wave quicker than the hotel registers. A glance at the registers of the various hotels of Carthage shows plainly that travel is much heavier now than it has been for a long time.

  Today's Feature

September State Revenue Report.

Missouri Director of Revenue Carol Russell Fischer announced Monday that general revenue collections net of refunds for the first quarter and year-to-date have increased by 7.9 percent over the same period last year.

State general revenue collections net of refunds for September 2003, increased by 10.5 percent over those for September 2002.

Sales and use tax collections increased 2.4 percent for the year-to-date, from $467.1 million last year to $478.3 million this year, and increased 11 percent for the month.

Individual income tax collections increased 4 percent year-to-date, from $969 million last year to $1.01 billion this year, and increased 3.3 percent for the month.

Corporate income and franchise tax collections decreased 1.3 percent year-to-date, from $87.7 million last year to $86.5 million this year, and increased 3.3 percent for the month.

General revenue collections net of refunds increased by 7.9 percent year-to-date, from $1.49 billion last year to $1.61 billion this year, and increased 10.5 percent for the month.

Just Jake Talkin'


Seems it is the season of turnover.

The Sheriff Department has removed or lost several deputies includin’ the former second in command Chief Deputy Neil.

The Joplin Convention and Visitors Bureau guy resigned. Webb City fired their City Administrator, then the Mayor and City Attorney walked out of a meetin’ sayin’ they would resign. The Webb City Mayor reportedly sayin’ he didn’t need to put up with the crap anymore.

I’ve lost track of who’s still on board over at Baxter Springs, Galena, and Columbus. Looks like there may be a new governor in California by this mornin’.

I understand that ever’ once in a while, for no apparent reason, ponds will turn over and the bottom all comes to the top. After a while it settles down, with little notice.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Carthage Printing

Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• Tea tree oil is a natural antifungal agent. Mix it with aloe vera juice and rub on feet once a day to fight athlete’s foot.

• "If you have oily skin, use a sponge to apply foundation. Your fingers can add oil." — Claire M. in Roanoke, Va.

• Searching for a high-cost look on a low-dollar budget? The experts say the devil is in the details. When cruising the thrift stores, look for these things that can make the difference: unusual colors, a well-sewn seam, supple texture and the way an item is finished (e.g., buttons, embroidery and unusual closures).

• "Avoid the pharmacy during peak shopping hours, like after work and Saturday mornings. Take your time and ask questions. Should your medicine be taken with food or on an empty stomach? Does twice a day mean every 12 hours or morning and evening? Are there any other medications (include over-the-counter and herbal remedies) that might counteract? The answers might save your life." — A Pharmacist in Washington

• "Really check out the owner’s manual on your car. It gives you a ton of information, which can save you money. You can extend the life of your tires by keeping them at the proper inflation level, and the manual will tell you the correct octane of gas to use (most cars don’t need the highest octane)." — Jim R. in Lake Tahoe, Ariz.

• According to Click and Clack, the "Car Talk" guys, it’s unnecessary to warm up your car in the morning. Besides being a waste of gas, it can actually harm an older, carbureted car by allowing gasoline to invade the oil, breaking down its ability to lubricate the engine. Their advice: Start your car, give it a sec, put it in gear and then drive gently for the first few miles.

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