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Wednesday, April 18, 2007 Volume XV, Number
Did Ya Know?... Carthage
Water & Electrics Relay for Life Team
will have a Bake Sale on April 21st from 9:00am
to 3:00 pm at Wal-Mart. All proceeds will benefit
the American Cancer Society. Sponsored by
CW&EPs Relay for Life team. 237-7300
Did Ya Know?... An
American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on
Thursday, April 19 from 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and
Friday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in
Grace Episcopal Church, 820 Howard, Carthage.
Donor card or photo ID required.
Did Ya Know?... Edwin W.
Wiggins Post #9 of the American Legion and the
Auxiliary Unit Mo. 9 will meet Thursday night,
April 19, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. in the Legion Rooms
of the Memorial Hall. All members are invited to
Did Ya Know?... A Duke
Mason concert will be held April 20th in Carthage
Memorial Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. advanced
tickets $10.00 each and can be purchased At
Grundys Body Shop 140 N. Main, Carthage,
MO. Sponsored by L&P Relay for Life Team
event. Money will go to the American Cancer
Society. For more information call 417-358-6862
after 6 p.m.
Its not that Im
cheap. I just hate to give money away after
Ive memorized the serial numbers.
I know a guy so big he has a
ship tattooed on his chest - actual size.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Monday evening, Wm.
Staggs, of Prosperity, stepped into an alley in
Carterville and stepped squarely into the opening made
over a window into the cellar, breaking his right leg
just below the hip joint. He was in weak condition having
just returned from St. Louis where he had been treated
for bladder trouble, and an incision had been made in his
abdomen, just above where the thigh is broken, and the
opening has not yet healed.
A serious affray occurred
at McDowell on Tuesday between Jack Sanders and Perry
Knapp, in a dispute over a ring. Knapp was getting the
best of it, until Sanders managed to get out a long
bladed knife, which he opened with his teeth and reaching
around Knapp he plunged the blade into his back its full
length, besides stabbing him in other places. Knapp is
reported in a very precarious condition, while Sanders is
The City Council
Public Safety Committee met Monday evening in a
regular session. Citizen Jackie Covey of Courtesy
Bail Bonds was present at the meeting to request
permission for an overhanging sign at the corner
of Howard and 4th streets. The committee approved
a motion to accept the sign, contingent on its
meeting Public Works Department specifications.
The committee also
approved a motion to allow a partial street
closure for the 6th annual Carthage Acoustic
Music Festival which will be held on Saturday,
June 9 on the historic Carthage courthouse
square. Festival organizer H.J. Johnson
elaborated that previously the inside lane of the
east side of the square is closed allowing room
for the mobile stage to be set up, while the rest
of the square is left open to traffic to
encourage traffic at downtown businesses. Johnson
requested the same partial closure for this
years festival. The committee unanimously
approved the partial closure.
Kellogg Lake and
Nature Center Preserve board member Jo Ellis was
also in attendance of the meeting to request a
new ordinance that would help prohibit parking on
the grass at Kellogg Lake Park. According to
Ellis, the construction of parking lots has
helped the situation, but some still park on the
grass next to the picnic tables. Ellis said that
the vehicle tires can cause ruts in the grass,
and asked if an ordinance could be adopted to
limit parking to the designated parking areas.
Tom Short was present, and distributed to the
committee a sample ordinance used in other
communities which would limit parking to
designated areas in all City parks. Short said
that City Attorney Dally was in the process of
reviewing the sample ordinance.
Mike Harris said he felt the adoption of such an
ordinance would be beneficial.
see the need for it at Kellogg Lake," said
did express concerns about the other City parks
where there are not sufficient designated parking
Bill Welch inquired about the punishment for
violating the ordinance. Police Chief Dennis
Veach responded that typically the fine for
violation of the ordinance would be similar to
that of any City parking violation.
Veach added that
his concern with adopting the ordinance for all
parks was that it would become a burden on the
Police Departments limited manpower.
want to be in a position where we have to have
someone chasing people off the grass all day
long," said Veach.
Alan Bull said that he is also in the process of
addressing the need for parking lots at some of
the other parks, including Carter Park.
committee took no action it was agreed that the
consideration of the proposal would be continued
at a later date.
I figure the best way ta
get the mind ta open up a little is ta get folks
to defend their position. Take a stand. Get
everthing out in the open. Usually those on
both sides of any issue learn a little and maybe
even find some common ground ta build
somethin of merit that is better than
matter how much ya study somethin, most
likely theres an angle someone has
Honest discussion points out
weakness in the other fellas argument and
gets folks ta thinkin. Serious, open
discussion is where ideas are tested and molded
into constructive action. Opposing viewpoints
should always be welcomed.
Course, I suppose there
are those who dont think so.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
S.W. in Arkansas writes:
"Heres an easy way to save money: When
you write a check, always round it off to the
nearest dollar when you record it in your check
register. We can save up to $300 in no time using
this method. It works great for those unexpected
expenses like fixing a car or paying a co-payment
if you have to go to the emergency room."
For a tasty, leaner
meatloaf, follow these cooking directions from
Ms. M.B. of Massachusetts: "Spray pan and
line bottom of pan with sliced bread. Place the
meatloaf on top of the bread. When its
done, all the grease is on the bread and not on
Two sewing tips from
"Seamstress" in New York: "If you
are working with a very thick, stiff fabric, rub
petroleum jelly between your thumb and
forefinger, then slide your fingers over your
needle. The jelly will lube the needle just
enough to slide through the fabric. Also, check
out thrift and secondhand stores for great
buttons. The garment doesnt have to be
good-looking if you are just going to pirate the
bacteria on the computer keyboard, but how about
bacteria on the shopping carts at the local
store? I carry small packs of alcohol swabs, and
I clean the handle before even touching it."
-- D.E. in California
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