for Yard Waste.
Allied Waste To
The City of
Carthage has approved a temporary arrangement to
help citizens dispose of branches and yard waste
created during the recent ice storms.
A news release
issued by the City on Thursday afternoon says
that Allied Waste, the Citys solid waste
disposal provider, will pick up branches with
regular trash pick up. The branches must be less
than 4 inches in diameter, cut to 4 feet or less
in length and bundled together. The bundle must
be placed in the location that normal trash is
placed for pickup. Bundles are to be no heavier
than 50 pounds. This service is to be offered
until February 2, 2007.
As reported in
yesterdays Mornin Mail, fees
for yard waste have been waived at the Carthage
Recycling Center until February 2. Those with the
ability to haul yard waste may take it to that
place free of charge until the end of the month.
No restrictions have been placed on the length or
diameter of branches accepted by the Center,
however identification may be required (proving
Carthage citizenship) due to high traffic and
limited space at the Center.
& Shelter List.
From the Jasper
County Sheriffs Office.
For the last
several days we have seen the wrath of mother
nature in our areas in the form of rain, sleet,
snow, wind, and bitterly cold temperatures.
Hundreds and thousands of our friends and
neighbors have had extreme hardships placed upon
them. We should be thankful if we have escaped
the loss of life sustaining public utilities,
such as electricity.
Many people remain
without such services for themselves, their
businesses, livestock, and the list goes on. Many
of our elderly and ill citizens may actually be
in need of care and have nobody to call or a way
to call for help, and have no one to care about
or for them. Many rural people are unable to
provide water to their animals, thus endangering
These are the
times we need to be reminded to vigorously check
on anyone we think might need help, or someone we
havent been able to contact in some way
since the onset of this storm. If you have
friends, relatives, or neighbors that you
havent seen or heard from, please try to
make contact with them and check on their well
being. Some elderly may be too proud to ask for
help. If you know they have no electricity or
heat, please encourage them to seek help. Make
sure they have food and water.
A note of caution:
If you are using a portable generator, you must,
I repeat, you must have the generator sitting
outside any structure. It is not safe to have the
generator in a garage or other building, it must
be outside. Just a few weeks ago, three people
were killed in Jasper County by carbon monoxide
poisoning inside their horse trailer. The
portable generator was inside the rear
compartment of the trailer. Others around the
country have died from carbon monoxide poisoning
during this current storm.
Below is a list of
shelters that may be of some assistance to those
Nursing Home, 1505 Miner St., Sarcoxie
2. Salvation Army,
125 East Fairview, Carthage
Sales and Leasing, 732 South Rangeline, Joplin
4. Joplin Memorial
5. SMB Community
Center, 7th & Duquesne. Call
6. Crisis Center,
Lyon St., Carthage
7. Webb City Fire
8. Joplin City
Fellowship Church, 1124 Kansas Rd., Baxter