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Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?... A Back
to School Bash will be held Wednesday, August 22,
from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the First Church of the
Nazarene, 2000 Grand Ave., Carthage. Free event.
Hot dogs, snow cones, chips, cotton candy,
popcorn, drinks. Police car, ambulance, fire
truck, inflatables, and hot air balloon rides.
Did Ya Know?... An
American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held
Thursday, August 23 from 1:30 to 7 p.m. and
Friday, August 24 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the
First Nazarene Church, 2000 Grand Ave.
Refreshments to all donors. Donor card or photo
Did Ya Know?... Edwin W.
Wiggins Post # 9 and Auxiliary Unit # 9 of the
American Legion will meet Thursday night, August
23rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Legion Rooms of the
The real estate agent told us,
"There are a lot of little things about this
house that you dont notice at first."
He was right - termites!
I went to the fanciest
restaurant in town. It used solid silver knives
and forks, Lumbagos china, crystal glasses, and
if you wanted a napkin, the waiter brought over
two silkworms and a whip.
People never say,
"Its only a game" when
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
High School Notes.
Miss VanNemans A and
B sections in biology took an expedition to Carters
park and spring yesterday afternoon to obtain specimens
for class work. They spent two hours from 4 oclock
to 6 and report of a most interesting trip.
The Sophomore held a class
meeting this evening in Mr. Arnolds rooms to
consider a class picnic.
E. L. Lawson, formerly of
Jasper and for some time a teacher at Avilla, now a
railway mail clerk with a run between Kansas City and
Willow Springs on the Memphis branch of the Frisco
railway, was in town today greeting some old friends.
Where are you sick?
Headache, foul tongue, no appetite, lack energy, pain in
your stomach, constipation, dizzy spells?
Hollisters Rocky Mountain Tea will make you well
and keep you well. 35 cents, Post Evans.
The City Council
Public Safety committee met Monday evening in a
Society Board President Kaylene Cole and Board
Member Connie Shull were present to speak to the
committee about revisions to the City contract
with the Humane Society. The changes would affect
the procedure for when the City Animal Control
officer picks up an injured animal, and in the
revised contract, the City would pay up to $75
for veterinarian fees incurred by those animals
with a $250 cap for the first month. The payment
structure is to be tried for a 6 month period.
It was also the
first Safety committee meeting for Council member
Bill Fortune, who replaces Cynthia Curry as a
committee member. Fortune is additionally the
Council liaison to the Carthage Humane Society
Cole said she had
read the draft for the contract changes and that
she had several questions prior to presenting it
to the full Society board. These questions
included how the City funds were to be accessed
for the payment of the veterinarian fees.
Committee chair Mike Harris said that it was his
understanding that the Society should receive the
bill directly from the veterinarian, and turn it
in to the City to have the $75 portion paid.
asked by Cole was whether there would be a change
to the party responsible for transporting the
injured animals to the veterinarian. Currently
the City Animal Control officer is instructed to
pick up the animals and take them directly to the
Humane Society regardless of themedical condition
of the animals. Cole expressed the opinion that
it would be better for injured animals to be
taken to the vet first, instead of the Humane
Fortune said that
the City felt it would be proper to have the
Society deliver the injured animals to the vet,
adding that the Humane Society employees would be
in a better position to determine whether or not
medical attention would be needed for any injured
Cole said that
this arrangement would require having a Society
employee on-call 24 hours a day, which would not
Fortune said that
the director could be called if an injured animal
was delivered to the shelter.
The committee was
in agreement that Cole and Shull should present
the contract in its current form and let the
Society board decide whether or not to accept the
changes or request further revisions.
Seems like when the kids go back ta school, most
parents start thinkin bout the
upcomin weather change. Havin to buy
coats and mittens and that sort a thing. I
dont blame em for plannin
ahead, I suppose we could use a little more a
that. However, it has been speculated that all of
that hubbub actually makes the cold weather come
When school was
startin, Mom would always take a survey of
the winter coats ta figure who needed one the
worst. There wed be, in cut off jeans and
tee shirts, tryin on our parkas ta see who
could wear what hand-me-down and whod get
the new coat. I didnt mind the
hand-me-downs much. My older brother grew real
fast so they werent worn too bad. My little
sister was always squawkin bout
wearin my shoes, though.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
"I like a half a
grapefruit every morning, and to keep the second
half fresh until the following day, I place it
cut side down on a coffee lid and keep it in the
refrigerator. I dont even need to wrap it.
It stays nice and juicy." -- T.I. in Kansas
If you are using a power
drill when working in a small, dark space -- like
a cabinet -- its easy to shed a little
light on your project. Use a heavy-duty rubber
band to strap a small flashlight directly to your
drill, with the bulb end pointing toward the
drill bit. Switch it on and you will be able to
see exactly what you are doing -- and you'll have
one hand free!
"To fill my salt
and pepper shakers, I clip the corner of an
envelope into a triangle, then cut the tip off.
The result is a perfectly lovely funnel that can
be used and trashed." -- T.M.U. in New York
plates, use Styrofoam picnic plates in between
the plates as a buffer. Paper works OK, too, but
the Styrofoam ones are better. While you are at
it, secure the lids to small servingware (butter
dishes, creamers, etc.) with string before
storing. If they are bumped, they will be less
likely to chip if the lid is secure." --
L.O. in Minnesota
What to do about chewing
gum stuck in the carpet? First, pick off as much
as will come up easily. Lay ice cubes on whatever
is left to freeze it. Chip the remaining pieces
off and repeat the icing if necessary. After you
have gotten most of it off, trim the carpet of
any sticky bits.
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