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Wednesday, January 24, 2007 Volume XV, Number 154

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The Carthage Recycling Drop Off Center is accepting yard waste including branches free of charge until February 2, in an effort to assist with the cleanup after last week’s ice storms. Additionally, yard waste may be placed for collection with items for regular trash pickup. Those branches must be no more than 4" in diameter, cut to no more than 4’ long and bundled. Bundles are to weigh no more than 50 pounds.

Did Ya Know?... Class of 2007 Project Graduation is holding a raffle for a 2007 Dodge Charger. Prize to be awarded at the Big Man on Campus event, April 27. Only 2,500 tickets sold, must be 18 years of age to purchase. Proceeds benefit Project Graduation. $20 per ticket. Call 358-8786. Winner will be responsible for all taxes, title fees, license, registration and insurance costs.

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.

Did Ya Know?... Wednesday, January 24th: "Ask a Doc!" DIABETIC SUPPORT GROUP from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the MBH Dining Room Dr. Chad Wagoner will be the speaker and talk about diabetes in general. Q&A will follow.

today's laugh

Only in the New York City Marathon do you see guys running and smoking. I didn’t finish this year. At mile thirteen I pulled a hamstring jumping off the couch to get a root beer. - David Letterman

A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.

WRC Dinner A Success.

Over a Hundred People Fed - Receipts Go to Soldiers Monument Fund.

A splendid dinner was served by the Woman’s Relief Corps at Woodman hall today; which was well patronized. Some $15 or $20 was realized to be added to the monument fund, although the charge was only 15 cents a meal. Justice Twichell was on hand with desk and writing material and made out a dozen or fifteen pension vouchers for old soldiers.

Maple Grove News.

Miss Clara Gohr and the pupils of Spring Hill school will give a pie supper at Spring Hill school house on Friday night, February 5. A fine program is being prepared and a nice time is expected.

Delbert Davis has moved and is keeping bachelor’s hall at present, but dame rumor says; "Don’t think Dell will continue to keep bachelor hall long."


Today's Feature

Filing Process Continues.

The Carthage Humane Society board met Monday evening in the Council Chambers of City Hall. Committee Treasurer Bill Johnson discussed the status of the board-initiated filing of IRS 990 forms. Johnson reported that Wes Olson, Joplin CPA had agreed to complete the filing of three years worth of 990’s for an amount of $150 per year. For this price, Olson has agreed to file from 2004 through 2006, giving the Humane Society proper documentation of non-profit status so that the board may more readily apply for grants. Johnson added that the Boylan Foundation had agreed to pay for the filing provided that the cost would not exceed $1,000.

Other items of discussion included the Humane Society checking account and methods of tracking expenditures and deposits. The current checking account has no checks but requires two signatures for withdrawals. Johnson said that it would be easier to keep track of the expenditures if checks were issued. Humane Society Director David Butler added that he would like to see bank statements sent to two addresses; one to the Humane Society and one to Johnson for bookkeeping purposes.

The board also discussed recent damage to the roof of the Humane Society thrift store and a course of action for repairs. Council liaison Bill Welch proposed the idea of repairing the roof and utilizing the structure as additional cat housing for the society. The item was discussed but it was determined that further study would be required into the costs of preparing the building for animal housing. Insurance money has been received for the repairs and bids have been sought for repair but all bids to this point have been higher than anticipated. The item will be discussed at the next board meeting.

The board agreed to meet on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers of City Hall. Those wishing to join the board can submit their name, address and phone number to the Carthage Humane Society office, 13860 Dog Kennel Lane by March 1, 2007.

Stench Report:


No Stench Detected on Carthage Square

Just Jake Talkin'
I always made sure to wear my shoes when I was visitin’ my cousin’ in the "city" as a kid.

Bein’ used ta runnin’ on gravel roads and no sidewalks in the rural community I grew up in, I think my mom thought I was puttin’ on airs some. Not so. The city had somethin’ we weren’t used ta dealin’ with. Slugs. My feet were used ta goathead stickers and rocks, not the slimy, mushy feel of a slug ‘tween the toes. No sir, I wasn’t goin’ barefoot with creatures like that layin’ in wait.

As a kid I figured that was why folks in the city always wore shoes too.

The other farm kids thought the city folk were a bunch of sissies. I wasn’t sure about that, but I figured that under the right circumstances, shoes weren’t such a bad idea.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Mornin' Mail
Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson

• "If you love hair clips or ornamental barrettes but can never seem to find the ones you want, clip them all to a scarf. You then can hang the scarf in your bathroom, vanity or closet and be able to easily see the ones you need." -- D.G. in Pennsylvania

• "Here’s an easy fix for a smelly garbage disposal: Use a tablespoon of bleach in a gallon of water, dump it down the sink and let it sit for a good five minutes. Then run hot water to rinse. Or, use baking soda with vinegar. Both lemon peels and ice are good to use to dislodge clumps." -- H.I. in Oklahoma

• Use a bar soap or a cream-based lotion soap in the winter to moisturize. Gel-based shower soaps have a hefty alcohol content and can dry skin.

• "Denture-cleaning tablets work really well to get rid of stains in the toilet bowl. Just plop one in and leave it overnight to work its magic. Scrub and flush in the morning!" -- P.L. in Nevada

• Clean up your makeup drawer! Many of us hold on to makeup for much longer than we should. Mascara should be discarded after three months, heavily used eyeshadow after 6 months. Look for odors or a change in color intensity or texture; if you notice anything different about the product, pitch it.

• Get crystal sparkling with this no-streak solution: Mix three parts regular rubbing alcohol with one part water. Liberally spray and wipe with a clean lint-free cloth (a cotton baby diaper is great).

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