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Wednesday, February 14, 2007 Volume XV,
Did Ya Know?... An
American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held
Thursday, February 15 from 1:30 to 7:00 p.m. and
Friday, February 16 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in
the First Nazarene Church, 2000 Grand Ave. Donor
card or photo ID required. Refreshments provided
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Recycling Center and Compost Center will
continue accepting branches and limbs free of
charge until February 15.
Did Ya Know?...
Volunteers are available to assist with Missouri
Property Tax Credit Claims at the C.A.N. D.O.
Senior Center, 404 E. 3rd. Mondays from 9 a.m. to
Did Ya Know?... VFW Post
2590 Mens Auxiliary will host a
shuffleboard tournament Sunday, February 18 to
begin at 12 noon. West of Carthage at
intersection of 96 & 171, Southeast corner.
Draw for partner $5.00 per person, public invited
Male & Female. Players need to bring a
covered dish for a family chili dinner at 4:30
In my new house theres a
switch on the wall that doesnt do anything,
so for fun Id just flick it up and down,
over and over. Then one day I got a letter from a
woman in Germany. It just said, "Cut it
out." - Steven Wright
A severed foot is the ultimate
stocking stuffer - Mitch Hedberg
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A Careless Wheelman.
Choteau Garrison and
Newell Holbrook while walking along on South Main street
the other night were startled by the whiz of a bicycle as
its rider came scorching down the pavement. They sprang
back, but the wheel struck Garrison, throwing him against
the fence, skinning his arm and bruising his shoulder.
The young men made an effort to catch the reckless rider
and would have handled him roughly but he was not thrown
by the collision and so escaped.
Gone Into the Transfer
Lawrence Havens, the
popular grocery clerk of this city, has been obliged on
account of ill health, caused by close confinement in the
store to give up his position with Walter Wells. In order
to secure outdoor work he has decided to run a transfer
wagon, and will begin the business at once. Lawrence is a
hustler and is sure of a good patronage from his many
friends in this city.
Budget Looks at
The City Council
Budget Ways and Means Committee met Monday
evening in a regular session. The committee
discussed the upcoming contract renewal with the
Chamber of Commerce. Chamber board members George
Earl and Pam Barlet were present as well as new
Economic Development Director John Bode.
Bode told the
committee that his plans for the future include
studying past budgets in order to create a cost
benefit analysis, speaking with local businesses
to gather input about the Chamber and creating a
strategic economic development plan.
discussed the length of the contract, agreeing
that 5 years is excessive. It was decided that a
2 to 3 year contract would be a good decision,
allowing time for the new direction to get
The committee also
discussed the Humane Society contract. Humane
Society Director David Butler was present at the
meeting and spoke with the committee about the
contract. Several changes were proposed by the
committee, including the addition of written
monthly reports on the number of animals taken in
and adopted, and quarterly reports before
Council. Butler requested drafting of a policy
for the pickup of injured animals.
Other topics of
discussion during the meeting included the goals
and priorities for the 2008 budget. City
administrator Tom Short spoke briefly about some
of the proposed goals which include; added
programs, increased enforcement, enhancing the
parks system, increased salaries, and the
possibility of hiring a grant writer.
No Stench Detected on
I see this little logo on
products from time to time. "As Seen on
TV." I suppose at one time or another that
may have impressed folks some, but
considerin with a couple hunderd channels
out there, most everthing has been seen on
I was seen on tv at
an early age. My Cub Scout troop went up to onea
those Saturday afternoon "Little
Rascals" telecasts. The camera would pan the
bleachers set up for the hunderd or so kids
between the "Rascals" episodes.
Course none of us got to see the program
cause it was live. No time delays in those
The station had two
"personalities" at the time. They did
everthing from the news and weather to the
kid shows and commercials. Only black and white
back then, so there couldnt be anything off
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Is A Tip
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
"To clean out your
coffeemaker, run a cycle of water through it and
then pour out half the water and replace it with
white vinegar. Pour that mixture back through the
coffeemaker (make sure its off) and let it
sit for 10 minutes. Then run the vinegar mixture
through, then two cycles of fresh, cold
water." -- A.L. in New York
To keep your coat in
tip-top shape, unbutton it in the car or when
sitting. Less pulling on the buttons means less
stretching on the seams.
cold-weather-wear tip: Cookie sheets make great
temporary shoe bins when the ground outside gets
wet, muddy and yucky. Place a few by the door,
and mud and snow wont get tracked in.
"Last year, I got a
wonderful bunch of roses from my sweet husband.
After they had started to bloom really wide, I
cut off a lot of the leaves and bunched them up.
I tied the stems together and hung them in my
closet, blooms facing down, with some string.
They dried and I sprayed them with a little
polyurethane spray to make them shine. I put them
out again this year, and they are still
lovely!" -- H.E.D. in Georgia
"I love the taste
of roasted sweet potatoes. The trouble is, I
rarely have the time to roast one. So I do a
half-dozen at a time and take them to work for
lunch. They taste great and are very nutritious.
They heat up quickly in the microwave and still
have that oven-baked taste days later." --
D.I. in Maryland
husband gets rid of a stained T-shirt, I cut the
sleeves off to use as headbands for when I work
out or work in the yard. They are bigger and keep
stray hairs out of my face." -- V.F. in
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