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Wednesday, November 2, 2005 Volume XIV,
Did Ya Know?... The
Edwin W. Wiggins Post #9 of the American Legion
will meet Thursday Night, November 3, 2005 at
7:00 p.m. in the Legion Rooms of the Memorial
Hall. The 2006 Legion Dues are Due. All members
are invited to attend the meeting. The 15th
District Meeting will be held in Webb City on
December 11, 2005
Did Ya Know?... The Fair
Acres Family YMCA will offer a new session of
swim lessons for youth starting November 1-29.
Classes are available for Pre-School Beginners to
Youth Advances. Classes are on Tuesdays and
Thursdays. Fee for the month of eight lessons is
$12 per person for YMCA members and $19 per
person for non members. For more info and class
times call 417-358-2070.
Did Ya Know?...
Auditions for the Christmas Show NO MOTHER TO
GUIDE HER, a melodrama with Christmas Music will
be held November 2nd at 7pm at Stones Throw
Dinner Theatre, Old Route 66 Carthage MO 64836.
Cast requires 5 men and 8 women. For further info
call Betty Bell at 417-358-7268
Actual Newspaper Headlines:
Two Soviet Ships Collide, One
War Dims Hope for Peace
Enraged Cow Injures Farmer with
Farmer Bill Dies in House
Iraqi Head Seeks Arms
Stolen Painting Found by Tree
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Dr. Ketcham Visits
Dr. C.M. Ketcham was a
Joplin visitor yesterday and fell into the clutches of a
Joplin newspaper reporter, who writes;
"Dr. Ketcham, county
physician and member of the Carthage City council,
improved every minute of a visit to Joplins last
meeting. In the first place the councilman made an
inspection of various features of Joplins sewage
and street paving system with a view, doubtless, to
introducing reforms in the county seat. Secondly the
county physician called at the newspaper office to launch
a fresh boom for the erection of a new county jail and
finally he attended the bi-weekly meeting of the Jasper
county Medical association at the local Y.M.C.A.
Bert Alyea hurt his hip
quite severely yesterday while loading his wagon at the
Pleasant Valley mines. He was able to be out today and is
not badly hurt - more painful than anything else.
Cost of Gas Rate Set for Winter.
In a filing before
the Missouri Public Service Commission, Missouri
Gas Energy set its winter cost of gas rate at
$1.16771 per one hundred cubic feet (CCF), and
increase of $0.25267 over the current rate of
$0.91504 per CCF, which has been in place since
July 1, 2005. The new cost of gas rate took
effect on November 1.
"The price of
energy, including natural gas, continues to be
high all over the country and thats bad for
MGE and our customers. The price we pay for gas
is exactly what customers pay. MGE does not
benefit from the price of gas - only from the
delivery of the gas to our customers," said
Rob Hack, Vice President of Pricing and
Regulatory Affairs for MGE. "We want what
our customers want; an abundant supply of natural
gas at affordable prices."
local news sources have been reporting higher
wholesale natural gas prices for some time now.
Even with the measures MGE has taken throughout
the year to manage our gas purchases in this
volatile market, customers can expect to see a 30
to 40% increase in their 2005 winter bills
compared to 2004," said Hack.
significantly impacts how much gas customers use.
Colder than normal weather this winter would
increase the total bill even more due to higher
consumption in comparison to last winter, which
was warmer than normal. Customers are encouraged
to take advantage of weatherization and
conservation measures to manage their consumption
and overall bill amount.
The cost of gas,
or PGA/COG, portion of a customer bill is the
cost MGE and other distribution companies pay to
purchase gas on the open market, plus
transportation and storage expenses. MGE does not
profit from the price of gas, only on its
delivery. The cost of gas charge typically
accounts for about two-thirds to three-fourths of
a winter bill. Cost of gas rates typically are
adjusted in April and November, with two
additional adjustments available if needed.
No Stench Reported
Ive always liked gadgets. Shucks, I just
like the word gadget. Sounds kinda off the wall
and fun. Most gadgets are based on some real
great idea, but some just dont seem ta be
sure that little fishin rod you carry
around in your pocket makes a lota sense to some
folks. I dont spend a lota time at the
fishin hole, but Ive never actually
seen anyone usin one a the things.
Now a fly swatter, thats
a real practical gadget cause most anyone can use
one effectively. If ya run into someone who
cant operate a fly swatter, keep your
As a kid I put together a
series of pulleys and cord to make my bed.
Sides nearly gettin me strangled one
night, it really didnt save any time. It
was just a fun gadget like most ya see.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
by JoAnn Derson
"The best way to soften butter is to let it
stand at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes.
But if youre in a hurry, you can slice it
into 1/2-inch pats and roll it between sheets of
waxed paper. It will only take a minute or
so." I.V. in Connecticut
"My community has a
great way to recycle paint. The recycling center
takes it and mixes it all together into a neutral
color. Then it is offered free to local
non-profit agencies for painting. My volunteer
group gets some to freshen up the homes of
low-income seniors. It looks great and is great
for the environment!" A.W. in Oregon
"Use large safety
pins to keep socks together in the washer and
dryer. I keep a jar of pins near the dirty
clothes hamper." O.B. in Missouri
"I had an
over-the-door shoe rack (the kind with pockets)
that ripped at the top. My wife cut off the rows
of pockets and stapled some on the inside of the
doors under the sink. She puts cleaning supplies
in them, and it works great." P.C. in
Make audiotapes of your
childrens favorite books for them to play
when you are busy doing housework, working or
investment we ever made was an armoire for our
television. Now, with the doors closed, the TV
set is not as visible, and we are not as tempted
to just turn on the tube as soon as we walk into
the family room. Plus, our kids watch a lot less
TV." C.C. in Virginia
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