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Wednesday, January 10, 2007 Volume XV, Number
Did Ya Know?... The
winter session of Wednesday morning preschool
storytimes will begin January 10, at 10 a.m. in
the Library Annex.
Did Ya Know?...
McCune-Brooks Hospital will hold a "Freedom
From Smoking" class beginning on January 11
in. The eight week course provides a complete
plan to prepare to quit smoking, helps set a quit
date and provides techniques for coping with
urges to smoke and the various stresses of
quitting. The cost for the cessation program is
$65 or $50 when a friend enters as well. Call
359-2452 or 359-2432 for more information or to
Did Ya Know?... Magic
Moments Riding Therapy is accepting applications
for new clients with special needs who want to
benefit from therapeutic horseback riding. Magic
Moments is a Premier Accredited Center serving
Carthage and surrounding areas. Indoor and
outdoor riding is available. Call 417 325-4490
for more information.
I never know what to get my
father for his birthday. I gave him $100 and
said, "Buy yourself something that will make
your life easier." So he went out and bought
a present for my mother. - Rita Rudner
The United States has a new
weapon. It destroys people but leaves buildings
still standing. Its called the stock
market. - Jay Leno
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A Program and
The ladies of the Baptist
church are to give a social at the residence of Stephen
Chitwood on Clinton street tomorrow evening to which
everyone is invited. A program has been carefully
prepared in which there will be piano, violin, vocal and
quartet music as well as recitations. During the evening
delightful refreshments of cake and ices will be served.
Mrs. A.J. Stroud is
continuing business at the north side photograph studio
with competent help and is turning out pleasing work. The
patronage of the public is solicited.
Mrs. Milton F. Davison is
spending a few days visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.
M. Payne on the Grand avenue road south of town, where
she is recuperating her health.
Budget Committee meeting, committee member Mike
Harris voiced a motion to end the City contract
with the Convention and Visitors Bureau
On Tuesday, prior
to the Council meeting, Harris elaborated on the
Citys frustration at a lack of
communication with the CVB. Harris said that the
Council generally discusses the need for improved
communication with the CVB each year during the
budget sessions. This year, according to Harris,
the matter was publicized for the first time.
The following was
reported by the Mornin Mail on May
1, 2006 during the 2007 fiscal year budget
hearings; "The committee discussed the City
agencies and had a lengthy debate about
arrangements with the Convention and Visitors
Bureau. Several Committee members expressed
concerns regarding the distribution of the
lodging tax money, received by the CVB."
A council retreat
in September further ingrained the importance of
this communication. Frustration subsequently
increased for some Council members when several
attempts to schedule meetings with the CVB
This year in June
the City contracts with the CVB and the Chamber
of Commerce are up for renewal. Currently,
neither the CVB nor the Chamber of Commerce has a
director. Both positions are being filled by
interim directors after the resignation of Max
McKnight (Chamber) and more recent resignation of
Aimee Smith (CVB).
Harris said he
felt it would better serve the City to terminate
the CVB contract, replacing the duties of the
bureau with an employee who would focus on
tourism under the direction of the Chamber. He
added that it would make more sense to change the
structure during the period of time that the CVB
is without a director, as opposed to the prospect
of hiring a director and then deciding to end the
contract in June.
were going to restructure it, this is the
time to do it," said Harris.
budget meeting, the motion to end the contract
was tied in a 2-2 vote. Harris that he would
propose an amendment to his motion, allowing the
contract to expire in June instead of prompting
an early termination.
Master Gardener course begins January 29. The
deadline to register for the course is January
11. Persons who wish to become Master Gardeners
are required to attend 30 hours of training, and
agree to return 30 hours of service during the
following year. The fee is $115 but thanks to the
Ozark Gateway Master Gardener organization, the
cost to enroll is $75.
Those who have not
received an application can request one by
calling the University of Missouri Extension in
Carthage at 417-358-2158.
No Stench Detected on
Its odd how kids
can do things everday and not have any
fancy words for it but somehow they get things
Kids are good at puttin
together a consensus. A plan of action that
everone can go along with and feel like
Playin baseball out in
the open field, there were often circumstances
that the regular "big league" rules
just couldnt address. Most of the time we
didnt have enough players that were of
equal ability so we had ta come up with ways ta
let the younger players play ta make a game.
The fact is, consensus comes
from the need to get somethin accomplished
thats to everones benefit. If
it wasnt for that, nobodyd
probly agree on anything.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
By JoAnn Derson
If you get a scratch on a white
enamel sink or other white enamel surface, try
touching it up with white fingernail polish.
"My family collects
coins for charities. At the beginning of the
year, we pick a cause or charity and then start
collecting pennies. We have a great big jar in
the entryway, and whoever has pennies drops them
into the jar on the way into the house. At the
end of the year, we count and package them, take
them to the bank and give the money to a charity.
We are teaching our kids to give, and its
fun to watch the balance grow!"
-- W.O. in Alabama
"If you still have
one of those toilet-brush holders in your
bathroom, try this: Splash a tiny bit of bleach
in the holder to keep the brush free of germs
between cleanings." -- B.H. in Illinois
(Great tip, but make sure that
you NEVER clean the toilet with any cleaner
"There are lots of
ways to make room in kitchen cabinets. Try these
tricks for pots and pans. Use wire bins that fit
into a cabinet to store pot lids on their sides.
You can also use a wire bin in the same manner to
store cookie sheets." --- A reader, via
"I love tea with a
little honey in it, especially on a cold night.
If you keep your honey near the stove, you can
make sure it stays nice and gooey. If it gets too
cold, it can crystallize." -- D.D. in
smelly shoes, I fill the shoes with cat litter
and leave them for a day or so. Shake them out
and BAM, the stink has disappeared." -- P.C.
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