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Wednesday, July 27, 2005 Volume XIV, Number
Did Ya Know?. . .The
Carthage Shrine Club will hold its 17th annual
Tractor and Pickup Pull Friday, July 29 and
Saturday, July 30 North of Carthage on V Highway.
The pull starts at 7:00 p.m. Adults $8.00, 6-12
yrs $2.00, Under 6 Free. Proceeds from the event
benefit the Carthage Shrine Club. For more info
contact David Jones (417) 358-8816.
Did Ya Know?... The
Salvation Army is continuing to accept
applications for Back To School Supplies through
Friday, July 29. The first 100 children 1st grade
through 9th grade that are registered will
receive a backpack and start up school supplies.
Did Ya Know?... The City
of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes July
25th thru July 29th. Your area will be sprayed in
the evening of the day your trash is picked up,
between the hours of 8 p.m. and 12 a.m. You might
want to turn off your attic or window fans during
According to statistics,
its a lot easier to get hit by lightning
than to win a Lotto jackpot. The good side: You
dont hear from your relatives. - Johnny
The FDA approved a Prozac-type
drug for dogs who are depressed, which is good
because its hard for dogs to get therapy
since theyre not allowed on the couch. -
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Judge Gray Returns.
Presided at Noted
Murder Trial in Kansas City - Will Hear Another Soon.
Judge Howard Gray returned
from Kansas City, where he presided as judge in the trial
of Louis Zorn on the charge of killing Albert Sechrest.
The result of the trial,
by verdict of the jury, was that Zorn is guilty and must
go to the state penitentiary for 15 years.
The case aroused unusual
interest in Kansas City, and the Kansas City papers
complemented the judge for his fair conduct of the trial.
Zorn is a very rich man
who lives in a mansion and the man he killed was a poor
gardener living next door. Zorn claimed that he and the
gardener had some words and that the gardener raised his
hoe to strike him and that he shot in self defense.
The circuit courts in
Kansas City are overrun with cases and Judge Gary agreed
to go up there again in a month or two.
Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the Fairview
Interchange project has been approved for
$500,000 according to City Administrator Tom
Inc. has shown that the new interchange would
improve the conditions of operation and therefore
committed to creating an additional 50 new jobs
and investing in a certain amount of capital
improvement for the purpose of obtaining the
grant. The number of jobs and amount of capital
improvement determined the amount of the CDBG
Short says the
next step in the project at this point is to have
a transition meeting with the staff of the
Department of Economic Development. The City must
also send out requests for proposals for grant
administration from an independent source. All
Community Development Block Grants must be
audited to ensure that the money is properly
spent and all paperwork is filed correctly.
estimated cost of the project is $3 million.
Federal funding will pay $1 million, State
funding will pay $1 million, the City will pay
$500,000 and the CDBG grant will pay for the
I see where a lady up in Indiana got fined on
account of her pet pigs.
wasnt the fact that she had pigs, even
inside city limits. Apparently the two 300 pound
hogs were legal under Hobarts city code.
The problem was the stench. Accordin to court
records the animals generated as much as 35
pounds of solid waste and several gallons of
liquid waste ever day. The neighbors
complained not about the animals, but the odor.
The lady who owned em said she knew there
wasnt a smell cause she never smelled it.
She said the odor detected by a city code
inspector was due to swine flatulence. The judge
viewed her testimony as hog wash and fined her
Id say that bein
like these two pigs in a poke would be pretty
uncomfortable, especially with the flatulence.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Here's A Tip
"When we take the kids to the beach, we
always bring a few large umbrellas for shade. We
decided to use a little fabric paint to
personalize them. We made the designs really
bold, so you can tell where we are from quite a
distance away. Its easier to locate the
home base on a crowded beach."
I.C. in Florida
"When you have a
family party or get-together, leave a few
disposable cameras around and encourage family or
guests to take pictures. I love taking them to
the store and seeing what was going on when I
wasnt around. The shots are usually really
great, and its a wonderful surprise."
B.R. in Canada
Whats the best
strategy for combating junk mail? A two-part
approach: First, make sure you are opted out of
mailings from your current accounts, and
secondly, dont bring it in the house to
begin with. Keep a trash can (even better, a
shredder) in your garage to throw away junk
handling raw meat, I put a paper towel over the
faucet handle. That way, I can turn the water on
or off as needed, and when I am done, I turn on
the water, throw away the towel and wash my
hands. Its much more sanitary."
C.O. in Arizona
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