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Wednesday, April 11, 2007 Volume XV, Number 209

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... Carthage Church of the Nazarene is holding a "Poor Man’s Lunch" on Friday, April 13th, in the multi-ministry center of the church, Fairview & Grand, Carthage from 11:30 to 1:30 (lunch) and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (dinner). Adult $3.50, Children $2.00. Carryouts and delivery available, public invited. Call 358-4265 for more info.

Did Ya Know?... An Eggs & Issues Legislative Forum will be held Friday, April 13th in the First Assembly of God Family Life Center 1605 Baker. $7 per person, payable at door. 7 a.m. breakfast; 7:30 a.m. program. Reservation deadline: Wednesday, April 11. Call Carthage Chamber of Commerce at 417-358-2327 or e-mail to

Did Ya Know?... The McCune-Brooks Hospital Auxiliary meeting will be held April 11th at 10 a.m. in the hospital cafeteria.

today's laugh

I don’t deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don’t deserve that either. - Jack Benny

All music is folk music. I ain’t never heard a horse sing a song. - Louis Armstrong

Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don’t need to be done. - Andy Rooney

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

Here to Form Stock Company.

Walter Skehn, ex-deput sheriff of Cripple Creek, Colo., accompanied by H.C. Rhine, of Colorado Springs, is here to form a stock company among Carthage capitalists to engage in gold mining at Cripple Creek. Mr. Skehn has worked with bill Lupton, formerly a famous city marshal of Joplin, but now deputy sheriff at Cripple Creek.

Euclid and Clarence Woodmansee expect to leave on Friday for Iowa, where they have secured positions as traveling representatives of a business house. Both are excellent vocalists and will be missed from Carthage musical circles.

There is a peculiar disease attacking the milch cows of Joplin that local veterinarians cannot understand. The cows are suddenly seized with spasm, and within two or three days die. The prognosis is puzzling the veterinary surgeons.


Today's Feature

Outlined the Revenues.

The City Council Budget Ways and Means committee met Monday evening in a regular session to discuss revenue estimates for the Fiscal 2008 budget. City Administrator Tom Short gave an overview of the estimated revenues, saying that there is a projected 5.54% increase over 2007.

Short discussed briefly each revenue-generating City department in the list and noted some changes that will be made prior to the budget hearings. The budget hearings are scheduled to begin Monday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.

The committee also approved a motion to recommend to Council a budget adjustments for the 2007 fiscal year. This adjustment will allow for payment of a bill to the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) for a portion of work on the Fairview interchange. Short elaborated that MoDOT had requested the expenditure of the Community Development Block Grant funding for early in the construction process. Short said that this bill should amount to approximately $125,000, an amount which will be submitted to CDBG for reimbursement.

Just Jake Talkin'
We never had any organized sports for kids where I grew up. ‘Cept for baseball, and it wasn’t all that organized. Durin’ the spring months, we had ta pretty much come up with our own activities.

We had a pretty good group of badminton players in the neighborhood. Nothin’ scheduled, you played with whoever happened by that could squeeze in a game or two.

Spring time usually brought out the croquet set. Nice thing about croquet, one person could play a round by themselves and get a little practice in. That was always the tough thing with badminton. It’s not that ya can’t develop the speed to run back and forth in time to hit the birdie, it’s just gettin’ clotheslined by the net that discourages the activity.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Mornin' Mail

To Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

• "I stuff empty tissue boxes with plastic bags from the grocery store. It makes a great storage for them, and I throw a box in the car. The bags are so handy, and the box makes them even handier." -- U.L. in Texas

• "Since having a hip replacement, I need to keep one hand on the rail when going up or down stairs. I no longer can carry a laundry basket. So I put the dirty or clean clothes in a large shopping bag. Then I can carry the bag in one hand and support myself on the rail with the other one." -- J.P. in Massachusetts

• S.W. in Arkansas writes: "When your baby goes from the bottle to a sippy cup, don’t throw away your bottle brush. It works great for the sippy cup as well."

• Use full-strength vinegar to clean and shine chrome fixtures. Use a non-abrasive cloth to wipe them down, and rinse with another non-abrasive cloth.

• "My little girl always used to fuss in the morning when I tried to take care of her hair, so I gave her a little doll with a brush and some clips. She does the doll’s hair while I put her hair up. It has worked out great -- she sits still and is learning how to take care of the doll’s hair. Hopefully, she will be doing her own soon!" -- A.P. in Washington

• "Keep a laundry stain stick wherever you keep your laundry basket. Train kids and spouses to use the stick before throwing any clothes items in the basket. I used to keep mine out by the washer, but sometimes a stain would sit for a week before I noticed it when doing laundry. Now, the pretreatment is on there, working, until I am ready to wash it. Be sure to choose a stain stick or pretreater that can sit for a full week. Many can, just read the label." -- G.O. in California

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