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Wednesday, April 25, 2007 Volume XV, Number
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Musical Devotees April Program will be
held Sunday, April 29th at 3:00 p.m. The Keynotes
Piano Recital led by Bob Harris will be the
program, to be held at the First Methodist
Church, Carthage. Public Invited, light
refreshments to follow the program.
Did Ya Know?... Carthage
Senior High Schools Annual Big Man on
Campus Pageant will be held Fri., April 27 at 7
p.m. at the High School auditorium. The raffle
ticket winner of the 2007 Dodge Charger will be
drawn that evening. Raffle tickets still
available. Duke Mason will host this event. All
proceeds go towards Project Graduation.
Did Ya Know?... A Master
Gardener will be available to answer gardening
questions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from
9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. through August 10.
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
Extension. Call 358-2158 or stop by the Jasper
County University of Missouri Extension Center in
the basement of the Jasper County Courthouse.
There is no such thing as fun
for the entire family. - Jerry Seinfeld
I used to proclaim that
laughter was the best medicine... until my family
doctor sued me for practicing without a license.
No horse can go as fast as the
money you bet on him. - Nate Collier
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Pocketbook Lost and
Mrs. G.C. Kellogg lost her
pocketbook containing $42 in the gutter in front of the
First National bank this afternoon. Oran Henning picked
it up and left word at the bank and stores near by. A
half hour later Mrs. Kellogg recovered her property. She
was fortunate to recover it, as not everyone would have
been as honest in the matter as was Mr. Henning.
A Bicycle Stolen.
afternoon or night a bicycle was stolen from W.E.
Fords implement store. It is not positively know
whether it was stolen from in front of the store building
during the afternoon or from inside the building it
night, but it is believed that it must have been taken
from the rack in front of the store.
The wheel taken is a
Moline Model, a mans wheel, brand new. The tires
are vim tires and the wheel can thus be readily traced as
vim tires are somewhat rare.
and Means Committee met Monday evening to discuss
the City budget for Fiscal year 2008.
Tom Short spoke first, giving an overview for the
budget, outlining the main policy issues
recommended by the Budget committee. These
policies requested that department heads prepare
a "maintenance" request which maintains
the current level of services; and that
department heads "hold the line" on
personnel. Additional priorities outlined by
Short included the proposed improvements to the
Tree City Program, improved conditions in City
parks, annexation of "islands" within
the City limits, economic growth, a comprehensive
plan and improvement to the quality of life.
The agencies that
presented budget requests during Mondays
meeting included the Convention and Visitors
Bureau, Carthage Chamber of Commerce, Humane
Society, Over 60 Center, Carthage Youth Softball,
Carthage Merchants American Legion Baseball,
Carthage Little League Baseball and the Carthage
Library. (For requested amounts, see Agency
from each agency was allowed time to speak to the
committee to outline services provided,
expenditures and areas for improvement. The
committee asked several questions during each
increase over last years request came from
the Carthage Library. The Library board is
requesting to use funding from the Parks and
Stormwater Tax this year to assist with increased
operational costs in the new expansion to the
Library. Library representative Jennifer Seaton
said that utility costs were expected to increase
at least 50% when the new addition is open. The
voter-approved Parks and Stormwater Tax is
allowed to be used for this purpose. City
Administrator Short noted that the funding was
limited and that not all of the money is to be
used for the Library, saying that it would be up
to the committee to decide how much should be
appropriated for that use.
The meeting ran
according to schedule and was adjourned at 9:15
p.m., having started at 6:30 p.m. Committee chair
Bill Johnson said he felt the meeting "went
hearing, for City departments, is scheduled for
this evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers
of City Hall. Departments on the agenda include;
Fire, Emergency Management, Police, Taxi, Parks
& Recreation, Golf, Pool, Streets, Street
Engineer Projects, Public Works, Landfill, Public
Health, City Attorney, Administration, Memorial
Hall, Civil War Museum and Central Municipal
Activities. The hearings are open to the public.
A list of each
agency from Mondays Budget meeting, the
amount requested for the Fiscal 2008 budget, and
the amount approved for this year, the Fiscal
& Visitors Bureau
Chamber of Commerce
Over 60 Center
2007 Approved: $0
Its the time a
year that folks start payin close attention
to the weather. Those thunder clouds start
rollin and spinnin gets the hair up
on the back of the neck for anyone who has been
close to a tornado.
Ive never been smack dab
in the middle of one, but have on occasion been
hunkered down within a few blocks from the
path. I have felt a travel trailer raise up a
might as one passed over head.
Like most, I dont have an
unnatural fear of natural disasters, but I do
have a healthy respect for the power of a twister
in the spring time. Ive heard various
suggestions over the years as ta how to deal with
a tornado comin your way. The best of all
is the simple "DUCK." Keep your head
down and let it blow over. Not bad advice for
other adverse situations too I suppose.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
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"I usually get
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"My latest best
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If you have a messy
toddler, spouse or pet, or if youve ever
had a $50 blouse ruined by goodness-knows-what,
you are going to want to rush to your bookstore
for a copy of Good Housekeepings
"Stain Rescue." This amazing little
book retails for $12.95, and features a
comprehensive A-to-Z list of stain busters. Also
included is a chapter on TLC for Heirloom
Textiles. Theres no better reference for
identifying and treating laundry and fabric
stains than this book.
Tomatoes stop ripening
once they are refrigerated. Ripen to taste at
room temperature, then refrigerate.
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