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Wednesday, July 27, 2005 Volume XIV, Number 27

did ya know?

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 that time.

today's laugh

According to statistics, it’s a lot easier to get hit by lightning than to win a Lotto jackpot. The good side: You don’t hear from your relatives. - Johnny Carson

The FDA approved a Prozac-type drug for dogs who are depressed, which is good because it’s hard for dogs to get therapy since they’re not allowed on the couch. - Colin Quinn

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.


Today's Feature

Grant Approved for Interchange.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the Fairview Interchange project has been approved for $500,000 according to City Administrator Tom Short.

Schrieber Foods 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 grant.

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.

The total 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 remaining $500,000.

Stench Report:

No Stench

Just Jake Talkin'
I see where a lady up in Indiana got fined on account of her pet pigs.

It wasn’t the fact that she had pigs, even inside city limits. Apparently the two 300 pound hogs were legal under Hobart’s 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 wasn’t 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 $250.

I’d 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’.

Mornin' Mail
Weekly Column
Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson

• "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. It’s 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 wasn’t around. The shots are usually really great, and it’s a wonderful surprise." — B.R. in Canada

• What’s 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, don’t bring it in the house to begin with. Keep a trash can (even better, a shredder) in your garage to throw away junk offers immediately.

• "When I’m 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. It’s much more sanitary." — C.O. in Arizona

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