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published every weekday except major holidays
Wednesday, July 11, 2007 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?... Spare
Cat Rescue will help pay for the spay or neuter
of your cat. Call for details. 417-358-6808.
Did Ya Know?... The 2nd
Annual Car & Bike Show originally scheduled
for June 30 was postponed due to inclement
weather. The show will now be held on Sunday,
July 15th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Carthage
First Nazareth Church, 2000 Grand Ave.
Did Ya Know?... A
"Freedom from Smoking" series will
begin July 12 at McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital.
$60.00 registration fee covers all materials, or
bring a friend and pay $45. Registration
required, call 359-2432
Did Ya Know?... The
Crossroads Chapter #41 and the Auxiliary Unit #41
of the Disabled American Veterans will meet
Tuesday, July 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the Legion
Rooms of the Memorial Hall. All members are
invited to attend the meeting.
Are you a lawyer?
Well, something terrible has happened to me.
Tell me all about it.
I was walking along with my friend, David, and
David said: Somebody is following us, and I
asked: Who is it? And David said: I dont
know. And then the man came up and handed me this
big piece of paper.
No, he was after me.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A.B. Parkell Returns.
A.B. Parkell returned last
evening from Estancia, N.Mex., where he has been visiting
with his daughter, Mrs. J.H. Garnett, for three weeks. In
a letter which Mr. Parkell wrote from Estancia, but which
did not reach the office until last evening, he says;
signifying place of rest, is situated in the
Estancia valley on the line of the Santa Fe Central
railroad, a continuation of the D. & R. R.R., 68
miles southeast of Santa Fe.
"Myself and my
daughter, Mrs. A.H. Garnett, have just returned from a 25
mile trip along the line of this road to Mountain Air, a
station situated in the foot hills where we spent a very
enjoyable 36 hours with the family of J.W. Corbett, a
friend of H.P. Hall of Carthage. Mr. Corbett was formerly
connected with the Winfield Courier of Winfield, Kan. He
asserts that the advantages to be attained in this
country are greatly superior to those of Kansas or
Oklahoma. This locality is possessed of many attractive
features aside from its pecuniary advantages. The ruins
of numerous pueblos built and occupied by prehistoric
races are of special interest. The most attractive of
these are the ruins of Grand Cavira and Montezuma. A
large portion of these have never been extensively
explored and are largely covered by the dust of ages. As
to who built these extensive habitations is a mystery yet
to be solved. Here is work for the archaeologist."
The City Council
Budget Ways and Means Committee met Monday
evening in a regular session.
approved an amendment to both the fiscal year
2007 budget and this years budget, the
fiscal year 2008 capital and operating budget for
the City. City Administrator Tom Short described
the changes as "housekeeping" items.
The 2007 budget
amendment included an appropriation to the Harry
S. Truman Coordinating Council for grant
administration of the Community Development Block
Grant. This bill will be reimbursed by state
The amendment to
this years budget included a carryover of
funding for capital projects from last
years budget. Those projects are the Oak
Street bridge and the Ruby Jack Trail. It was
also recommended that $85,200 for the City
comprehensive plan be carried over from last
years budget to this year. The committee
approved both of these amendments.
included committee members Bill Johnson, Mike
Harris and Bill Fortune, City Administrator Short
and Mayor Jim Woestman.
I suppose it took more than a little
convincin ta get folks ta give up on the
horse and buggy. More than anything it was
probly the idea of bein comfortable
with a known mode of gettin from here to
arent entirely the blessin that
proponents of that industry would have liked
everone to believe, but they did offer a
lot of advantages.
The one thing that changed the
most was the amount a time folks spend just
walkin. Nowadays, a visit to a neighbor on
the other side of the block warrants takin
Course one of the big
advantages of car ownin is ya dont
have ta clean out the stall. Another is if ya
leave the car in the garage, you dont have
ta keep puttin in fuel just so ya have
somethin ta clean up later.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
To crisp lettuce and cut
vegetables, try soaking them in a bowl of ice
water in the refrigerator. When you are ready to
serve them, drain onto paper towels or use a
salad spinner to get the excess water off.
"To aid in my job
search, I created a general cover letter in my
word-processing program. When I applied for a
job, I would tweak it according to the job
listing and the company I was applying to, then I
saved each one with the date applied and the name
of the company. I would then use that document
for notes about interviews or correspondence. I
believe being organized helped me land my dream
job." -- J.W. in Minnesota
To get mirrors shining,
try wiping them with a coffee filter. Its
lint-free and works great.
"To soothe my puffy
eyes, I soak a few cotton balls in very cold
whole-fat milk. The lactic acid and fat content
is moisturizing. Its so much cheaper than
other remedies, and its soothing too."
-- T.K. in Virginia
"To keep my boots
stored without wrinkles, I rolled up magazines
and stuck them down inside. They stay upright, so
I will be able to wear them again in the fall. I
also keep a microfiber cloth in a basket in which
I keep my flip-flops and sandals. I give them a
quick swipe with the cloth to remove any sand or
dirt, so they are ready to wear again." --
C.C. in Oregon
"My children love
the little plastic bottles of juice. I buy them
every so often, then wash and refill with juice
from a bulk container. Its much cheaper,
and they still get the kind they like." --
L.O. in Florida
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