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Wednesday, July 25, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 27

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... School Supplies will be accepted for the "Tools for School" distribution program through July 30th at the Salvation Army HQ, 125 E. Fairview.

Did Ya Know?... The Carthage Shrine Club 19th Annual Tractor & Pickup Pull will be held Friday, July 27th and Saturday, July 28th north of Carthage on V Highway (1/4 mi. E. of 571 Hwy, or 3/4 mi. W. of 96 Hwy.) Pull starts at 7:00 p.m. Tractors, 2 & 4 Wheel Drive Trucks, Antique Tractors. Adults $8, 6-12 yrs. $2, under 6 Free. Proceeds benefit the Carthage Shrine Club.

Did Ya Know?...The City of Carthage Street Department will be spraying for mosquitoes through Friday, July 27th. Areas will be sprayed in the evening of regular trash pickup, between 8 p.m. and midnight. It is recommended to turn off attic or window fans when the sprayer is in the area.

Did Ya Know?... Paper folding craft day will be held on Thursday, July 26 at 10:00 a.m. in the Carthage Public Library. Sign up the children’s help desk or call 237-7040.

today's laugh

Eventually I smoked Havanas. A cigar makers’ organization once said that I was the most famous cigar smoker in the world. I don’t know if that’s true, but once while visiting Havana, I went to a cigar factory. There were four hundred people there rolling cigars, and when they saw me, they all stood up and applauded - Groucho Marx

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

Brown’s In Town" Tonight.

"Brown’s in Town" is the clever title of the latest farce which will be given in its first presentation in this City tonight.

The lines in "Brown’s in Town" are said to be bright and witty, and upon investigation one finds there are a great many reasons for Brown remaining in Town. One of the principal reasons is the fact that he wishes to keep his marriage a secret from his father, who does not want him to take a wife, until he reaches the age of twenty-five. Brown is an assumed name and is a good fellow - not the farce comedy good fellow - but a manly man. The tone of "Brown’s in Town" is said to be above the average farce, but it is none the less amusing and it is all the more agreeable for that.

Mrs. Ray Ream has issued invitations for a card party at the Harrington on Thursday afternoon in honor of Mrs J. E. Fox, of Boston.


Today's Feature

Workgroup to Present Report.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Odor Workgroup is scheduled to meet with DNR on Thursday, July 26, in Jefferson City to discuss its final report on a series of meetings held to discuss odor emission policies.

This workgroup was established by DNR to examine the Air Pollution Control Program of the Missouri Air Conservation Commission and determine whether changes are needed. Six separate sessions were held, the last of which was held on June 26. Carthage Mayor Jim Woestman was in attendance at several of the meetings to speak on behalf of Carthage regarding odor emissions.

According to the final report, the panel reached a consensus on three areas: to pursue partnerships that could bring new assessment tools to help identify odors; to increase monitoring on a case-by-case basis, which would include the creation of satellite offices in areas of frequent complaints, and increasing the monitoring for repeat offenders; and to investigate changes to the St. Louis area methods of odor detection.

The consensus regarding new assessment tools may include proposals like the one made by Renewable Environmental Resources; to have an independent company conduct tests to determine where certain odors originate. The specific proposal, however, is not listed in the report.

The commission did not reach a decision on the proposal to reduce the dilution ratios for odor detection. The report makes note of the request along with several advantages and disadvantages to changing the procedure. The listed advantages include an increased responsiveness to citizens and quality of life. Listed disadvantages include that the reduction would require more research and potentially require more staff to investigate samples.

The findings of the panel will be presented to DNR for consideration on Thursday. Mayor Woestman has indicated that he plans to attend the meeting.

Just Jake Talkin'
I’ve listened to one stock expert a couple a times that has a pretty simple strategy for most investors.

He says to invest in companies that provide products or services that you purchase on a regular basis.

That prob’ly goes against what most brokers will tell ya. Most like to evaluate ever’thing from earnin’ ratios to management style and try to come up with some sorta formula that predicts what any particular stock will do.

The buy what you like program, on the other hand, puts more weight on the actual products. It puts more faith in the finished product than the formula. What really probl’y upsets the stock experts is the fact that such a system takes all the market wizards and analysts out of the picture.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Mornin' Mail

Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson

• "When assembling a sizable piece of furniture, try to do it in the room where it will be used, if possible. This prevents you from having to disassemble all or part of it if you can’t fit it through the doorway, and saves you the frustration of having to move and maneuver it into its room." -- M.M. in Florida

• Here’s a tip for tick removal in areas that are hard to get to with tweezers: Soak a cotton ball in liquid soap and apply to the tick, covering all areas. After 15 to 20 seconds, the tick should come out on its own and should be stuck to the cotton ball for removal. Remember never to squeeze the tick while it is attached to the skin, as that could force more bacteria into the skin. Dispose of ticks properly. This works on pets, too!

• M.B. in Texas writes: "I have a fairly small bathroom, and storage was a problem. I bought a large over-the-door shoe hanger/shoe bag. Mine has 24 pouches. I put it on the back of the door and put all my shampoo, body wash, combs, brushes, hairspray, hair clips, etc., in the pouches. When the door is closed, all your essentials are at your fingertips, and from the outside, it doesn’t look like it holds a mountain of articles you use every day. I love it!"

• "If you love hard-boiled eggs as much as I do, here’s a trick you will really like for removing shells easily. First, the shells on older eggs come off better than new; second, rinse eggs in cold water after boiling, and let them set in cold water for about 10 minutes, changing the water several times to keep it cool. The shells will just slip off." -- I.V. in North Carolina

• To clean Venetian blinds, slip an old sock onto each hand, spray with dust cleaner and sandwich each blade in your hands, sliding from the top to the bottom.

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