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Wednesday, February 6, 2007 Volume XV, Number
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
Jasper County Health Department, 105 Lincoln
Street in Carthage still has flu vaccine
available for children and adults. Jasper County
residency not required. Call 358-3111 or
1-877-879-9131 for an appointment. Vaccinations
also available on walk-in basis. Medicare and/or
Medicaid card holders should bring their cards.
Did Ya Know?...
Beginning February 5, volunteers will be
available at the C.A.N. D.O. Senior Center, 404
E. 3rd to assist with Missouri Property Tax
Credit Claims. Mondays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
When my husband and I are in
the car, I usually let him drive. Because when I
drive, he has a tendency to bite the dashboard. -
You know, the good thing about
gangs is, they carpool. - John Mendoza
The only memory I have of being
a Cub Scout was trying to get my hat back. That
was all I did. Run back and forth at my bus stop
going, "Quit it!" - Jerry Seinfeld
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Had Trouble in High
Ralph Goldstein and Chas.
Gardner, while making an overland trip for the A.H.
Goldstein wholesale clothing store, got into trouble
Tuesday in trying to cross a small creek a few miles
north of Jasper. The water was deeper than supposed and
the wagon floated, swung around and was landed with
difficulty. Ralph fell out and had to swim to shore. The
rig could not be gotten into Jasper until the next day on
account of the water. Ralph in the meantime walked into
Jasper on the railroad and tried to reach home by rail
but could not.
Rough Skin, Chapped
Our Velvet Cream is a
dainty preparation for the skin; a prompt and permanent
remedy for all roughness, chapped hands or split lips, so
prevalent just now. It is easily absorbed, and not being
greasy or sticky, gloves can be worn immediately after
using. Neither will ruching be soiled after an
application. - The Wells Drug Co.
Return to Council.
Services Committee met Monday evening in a
regular session. The meeting was held in the
Carthage Memorial Hall as part of a continuing
evaluation of the parks and recreation system.
heard from Kellogg Lake Nature Center and
Preserve boardmember Jo Ellis concerning the
boards three year proposed plan for
improvements and additions at the park. At an
earlier date Council had rejected this plan,
sending it back to the Public Services committee
for clarification and further study. Ellis
presented the revised plan and noted the changes
made at the recommendation of City Administrator
Tom Short. The changes primarily make specific
the oversight of all projects by the City.
Year Strategic Plan" is an overview of the
proposed projects. If the plan is approved by
Council each individual project would still need
approval by the Public Service Committee and by
discussed the changes and found them to be
satisfactory and a motion was made to recommend
to Council the approval of the revised plan.
approved a motion to allow the extra expenditure
of $400 from the parks capital improvement budget
for the purchase of a Chevy Silverado. $16,000 is
budgeted for the purchase of a light duty truck
in the current budget. Through the state contract
this Silverado can be purchased for the
department for $16,400. Short told the committee
that the Parks department is under budget in
other areas of its capital improvement budget. A
motion was approved to allow the extra $400 to be
used beyond the budgeted amount for the purchase
of the truck.
meeting the committee and Short toured Memorial
Hall. Short pointed out several improvements that
were made during the renovation of the hall
several years ago.
Alan Bull and Committee member Larry Ross were
both absent from the meeting.
No Stench Detected Near the
This is my annual fair
warning to those who may not realize that the
month is February. I do this to save a full year
of agony I saw a friend go through a few years
back. I think he (it really wasnt me) has
learned his lesson, but others may fall prey to
the temptation to procrastinate.
Valentines Day (February 14) comes
in the middle of the week this year so there is
no room for error. A card the day after only adds
to the sting.
Put your strategic plan into
motion so as to complete whatever goals you set
by the end of this week. You do have the weekend
as a cushion, but use such contingencies with
caution. Be careful out there.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
By Jo Ann Derson
Still keeping to that New
Years resolution to get fit? Great job!
Here are some quick ways to sneak in more
exercise: A 15-minute walk with the dog burns 50
calories, based on a 150-pound person. Try doing
isometric exercises in the car -- isolate one
muscle group (such as thighs, buttocks or
biceps), squeeze and hold for 10 seconds, then
release. Take the stairs, and park your car far
away from the entrance to the store.
tip I really love if you have a metal
door: Get magnetic hooks and attach them to the
door on cold, snowy days. Mittens, coats, hats,
etc., can be hung right on the door, so they are
out of the way, but still accessible right when
you need them. The hooks can be put away at other
times so the door does not look messy." --
B.N. in Colorado
February sale items: Be
on the lookout for post-Valentine sales on
perfume, jewelry and personal-care items. Also on
sale this month: air conditioners, computers,
electronics, exercise equipment, floor coverings,
mattresses and used cars.
Travel Notice Tip: Apply
at least eight weeks before departure for your
passport. As of January 2007, a passport will be
required for re-entry to the United States from
previously passport-free areas, like Canada,
Mexico, Central and South America, Bermuda and
the Caribbean, if youve traveled by air.
The deadline for having a passport for land and
sea travel is January 2008.
"I made my own
dry-erase board with a picture frame. Its
large, and I cut a piece of poster board in a fun
color to fit inside the frame. I can write on the
glass with a dry-erase marker, and it works great
and looks fine." -- O.C. in Texas
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