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Wednesday, December 19, 2007 Volume XVI,
Did Ya Know?... An
American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held
Thursday, December 20th from 11:30 to 6:00 p.m.
in the Carthage Nazarene Church, 2000 Grand
Street. A "Holiday Hero" t-shirt will
be given to everyone who donates blood.
Did Ya Know?... Due to
the recent ice storm that has caused down utility
lines and tree limbs, Allied Waste Services is
requesting that all residential alley pickups
move their solid waste to the curb side for
removal, until further notice. For more
information call the Public Works Department at
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Crisis Center will hold a Christmas Day
family Dinner on Tuesday, December 25 from 1 to 3
p.m. in the First United Methodist Church
Fellowship Hall. Those who would like to
volunteer to help are asked to call Marilyn
Bisbee at 417-358-3533.
Shall I bring you your lunch on
No thanks. Just throw it overboard and save time.
Why did you bring me tea? I
You should have gotten up earlier. The coffee is
Im not surprised at all. It was very weak
for several days.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A Rough Storm.
The snow which began
falling the other afternoon continued until late at
night, and, with the sharp wind that blew, made it very
disagreeable to be out. On Monday, a special was received
from the government weather bureau saying that the
temperature would fall 20 degrees during the night.
The prediction was
verified, although the bitter wind made the weather
appear to be much colder than it really was. The
government thermometer at Caffees registered 19 1/2
The Bethany Circle are
showing a display of ladies and gentlemens
hankerchiefs at the home of Miss Ella Seitz, 305 North
Main street. Call and see them Thursday and Friday
afternoon. You will find just what you want to give the
sweet girls and boys for Christmas.
Dr. A. Benson Clark of
Carl Junction was in Carthage last evening.
The City Council
Public Safety Committee met Monday evening in a
Fire Chief John
Cooper updated the committee concerning the
post-storm cleanup developments. Cooper said that
the City is still in the process of bidding out
for an independent company to remove branches
from the City right-of-ways. Funding assistance
will be available from the federal government,
according to Cooper.
Mike Harris inquired about whether limbs needed
to be cut to a certain length prior to being
taken to the curbside. Cooper answered that it
was not required as the crew would have the
ability to cut onsite, but that it would make the
cleanup easier for the company hauling the limbs.
Chief Barry Duncan reviewed with the committee
bids for two new police vehicles. The state bid
was received from John Brown Chevrolet in the
amount of $38,292. Duncan said that it was the
lowest bid received and recommended it for
approval. The committee voted unanimously to
present the recommendation to Council.
Bids were also
received for equipment for the cars, the lowest
bid being $3,333 from Anderson Industries
Equipment. The committee also approved a motion
to accept this bid.
Good to see a little bit of sunshine.
They say that in this part of the
country we can expect a White Christmas
ever 15 or 20 years. Im sure
Ive seen a few, but cant remember
when exactly they all were. Suppose thats
why folks always talk about it, a rarity of
Course, for those
travelin over hill and dale on Christmas
day, its just as well. I do happen ta
remember a Thanksgivin trip that was a
little more excitin cause of a fairly
heavy snow. That and a couple a Christmas trips
that were put off cause of ice on the
Ta some, I suppose the white
coverin makes for a "perfect
Christmas" like the ones weve all seen
in the holiday movies and tv shows. However, the
weather is one thing us humans dont have
much say in.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
For gift labels, recycle
and reuse! Make a color copy of your favorite
holiday photo from years gone by and mount it on
a piece of cardstock. Use a hole punch and a
piece of holiday ribbon, and it makes a wonderful
gift tag. Or use last years holiday cards.
Use cookie cutters in holiday shapes to trace
around scenic bits from Christmas cards. Cut out
and punch a hole for a hanging tag or use tape to
secure it to package.
"Ask the airline
attendant at the beginning of the flight for any
pillows and blankets you might need. Ask for them
even if you arent sure you will need or use
them. They run out quickly, and you can always
give them back." -- U.K. in Michigan
"It really helps me
to preplan my meals for at least two weeks. I
make a shopping list for all meals and notate any
fresh ingredients that will need to be purchased
for the second weeks meals. This way, every
other week at the grocery store is just picking
up fresh fruit and veggies and any other little
things I might want. Its hardly
shopping." -- R.D. in Pennsylvania
You can store small
ornaments -- especially small glass balls -- in
an egg carton.
great way to use Christmas cards from last year:
Trace a childs hand on the back of the
pictures. Cut them out and use them to make a
wreath for the front door. Or, make small jigsaw
puzzles for young children to play with. Any
good, detailed artwork on a card front will do.
Make squiggly lines in the fashion of a jigsaw
puzzle, then cut out. It helps if the cardstock
is good and thick." -- M.M. in Utah
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