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Wednesday, July 18, 2007 Volume XVI, Number
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.
Did Ya Know?...
Storyteller Sue Godsey will be in the storytime
area downstairs in the new addition of the
Carthage Public Library on Thursday, July 19 at
10:00 a.m. Call 237-7040 for more information.
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?... A Sunday
Open House will be held at Powers Museum on July
22 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. A special program
will be held at 2:00 with information about the
museums quilts and quilt reference
resources in the reference library.
This is a very dangerous
mission - do you suppose well ever return
Well, I dont know about you, but if they
start shooting and the first shot dont get
me - the rest will fall short.
I guess my brother is going to
be working for a long time now.
What makes you think so?
Well, hes working for a china warehouse and
everytime he breaks a vase they deduct it from
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Ollie Moore and Maud
Waddle, two swift females who claim Webb City as their
homes, were driving recklessly about the streets last
night in a semi-intoxicated condition. The rig they had
was from Webb City. The police placed the girls in the
lock-up and this morning in police court they were fined
$15 each. They will have to serve out the fine behind
bars, as they claim to have left their pocket books at
home on the piano.
Robbed Despite His Gun.
One of Uncle Sams
trusted employees whose home is in Joplin went over to
Baxter last night and hearing of the frequent "hold
ups," and having some eight or ten dollars in his
pocket he thought it best to take a pistol to protect the
hard earned money, but hell never do so any more,
for he was robbed of the pistol, money and all but his
Maple Leaf Arts
& Crafts Registration.
committee of the 41st Annual Maple Leaf Festival
hosted by the Carthage Chamber of Commerce is
currently accepting applications for arts and
crafts vendors to be featured during the Arts
& Crafts show held in conjunction with the
festivals one-day celebration scheduled for
Saturday, October 20.
The Arts &
Crafts booths are available in a single (10 x 12)
and double (20 x 12) sizes. The fees are $50 for
a single and $100 for a double. A $10
non-refundable jury fee is included with all
booth reservations. Only hand-made arts and craft
items are allowed in the show. Electricity is
available, but must be marked required on the
The deadline to
register for the Arts & Crafts show is
September 1. Booth availability is based on a
first-come, first-served basis.
available at the Chamber office or interested
parties may call the Chamber at 358-2373 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org and request a form be
sent to them. Space is limited. For more festival
information contact the Chamber at 358-2373.
No Quorum for
The City Council
Public Safety Committee meeting scheduled for
Monday evening was not held due to a lack of
quorum. Committee members Mike Harris and Thomas
Flanigan were present and discussed some of the
agenda items without taking any action on them.
City Attorney Nate
Dally was present and spoke to the committee
members about a proposed ordinance which would
increase police enforcement for minors in
possession of intoxicants. Dally said that the
new ordinance would effect "house
parties" where alcoholic beverages are
available, making the owner of the house
responsible if minors have access to and obtain
alcohol. If houses are left in the care of an
adult other than the owner then the
responsibility would fall on that person. Dally
suggested a $250 fine for first-time violations
and a $500 fine for subsequent violations.
agreed to discuss the ordinance further during
next months meeting.
Fire Chief John
Cooper spoke to the committee about bids received
for the Battalion Chiefs vehicle. Cooper
said that one bid was received for $13,950 for a
Chevrolet Trail Blazer. The price includes the
trade-in vehicle. As the item needed no committee
approval, Committee Chair Harris said he would
present the bid during the next Council meeting.
Always used ta hear
about subliminal messages. Secret text hidden in
the ice cubes in the beverage ads ta influence
our buyin habits. Most of the scientific
studies Ive seen say that subliminal
advertisin doesnt have any effect.
I guess the good news about
that is that we dont have ta worry
bout bein brainwashed by the Madison
Avenue types.They can convince us we want the
stuff, but its gotta be an up front, in
your face kinda convincin.
The bad news might be however,
that we are ultimately responsible for the
choices we make about everthing we
purchase. We cant blame some slick ad
campaign for takin control of our
subconscious mind and leadin us down the
path to bell-bottom pants or skinny little ties.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
"To keep the fabric
belts in place on my daughters shorts and
pants, I stitched the center of the belt to the
back loop of the garment. The bow never pulls to
one side, or falls off! Its great for
keeping them with the right pair of pants or
shorts." -- O.S. in Wisconsin
"I bought one of
those French memo boards (the ones with the
crisscrossed ribbons to tuck things under) for my
foyer. I put up reminder cards for upcoming
appointments. I check the board before leaving
for the day to note if there is anything
upcoming. Sometimes, I have to make an
appointment way ahead of time, like
dentists appointments or follow-ups.
Its handy to have them all in one
place." -- P.V. in Washington
"I belong to a
supper club, and when it is our night to host, I
type up the recipes of the dishes I make and slip
them into a photo frame. Guests can see if there
are any ingredients they wont tolerate, and
I can easily make a copy if a guest wants
it." -- F.L. in Virginia
Substitutions in a
pinch: When a recipe calls for a square of
unsweetened chocolate, use 3 tablespoons of cocoa
and 1 tablespoon of nonflavored oil, such as
vegetable or canola.
"For a recent
garage sale, I purchased a pack of colored dot
stickers that came in five or six different
colors. I made a big board that assigned a price
to each sticker, then used the stickers to
"price" each item. It made prep for the
sale a lot easier. And, customers seemed to like
the system as well, since I had less people
asking what the price was. I also put the
stickers on a sheet of paper with a figure for
any discount given. That way, I could
"balance up" the till at the end of the
sale. Quite clever, I say." -- A.N. via
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