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Wednesday, July 11, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 17

did ya know?

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.

today's laugh

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 don’t 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;

"Estancia Springs, ‘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."


Today's Feature

Committee Approves Amendments.

The City Council Budget Ways and Means Committee met Monday evening in a regular session.

The committee approved an amendment to both the fiscal year 2007 budget and this year’s 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 funding.

The amendment to this year’s budget included a carryover of funding for capital projects from last year’s 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 year’s budget to this year. The committee approved both of these amendments.

Those present included committee members Bill Johnson, Mike Harris and Bill Fortune, City Administrator Short and Mayor Jim Woestman.

Just Jake Talkin'
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 prob’ly the idea of bein’ comfortable with a known mode of gettin’ from here to there.

Automobiles aren’t entirely the blessin’ that proponents of that industry would have liked ever’one 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’ the car.

‘Course one of the big advantages of car ownin’ is ya don’t have ta clean out the stall. Another is if ya leave the car in the garage, you don’t have ta keep puttin’ in fuel just so ya have somethin’ ta clean up later.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Mornin' Mail

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. It’s 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. It’s so much cheaper than other remedies, and it’s 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. It’s much cheaper, and they still get the kind they like." -- L.O. in Florida

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