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Wednesday, June 20, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 3

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The City Council Public Works Committee will meet this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.

Did Ya Know?... An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Thursday, June 21 from 1:30 to 7 p.m. and Friday, June 22 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand, Carthage. Enter to win one of 2 - $500 Gas Cards. Donor Card or Photo ID required.

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 Edwin W. Wiggins Post No. 9 and the Auxiliary Unit No. 9 will meet Thursday night, June 21 at 7:00 p.m. All members are invited to attend. A report will be made on the June 10th District meeting at Aurora.

today's laugh

I used to pout and curse the day I was born. Did you ever do that?
No, I was three years old before I learned to swear.

I fell over a cliff and landed in the water up to my knees. A fellow pulled me out or I would have drowned.
You couldn’t drown when you were up to your knees in water.
Is that so. It happens I fell in head first.

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

In Justice Woodward’s Court.

Justice Woodward’s court was occupied this morning with the arguments of the attorneys in the case of E.W. Jordan vs. M.C. Tindale The former held certain property to secure a claim of $95 and the latter presented a claim for commission for lately selling Jordan’s hotel which just balanced Jordan’s claim against him. Justice Woodward decided that Tindale was entitled to $45 for his commission and that he should pay Jordan in cash the $50 difference between the claims.

Surveying Mining Lots at Joplin.

County Surveyor C.N. Clark, assisted by his deputy, E.S. Ault are in Joplin today surveying and staking out a 160 acre tract into mining lots for the Makosca Mining Co. This tract lies next south of the stand pipe of the Joplin water works.

Elizabeth E. Beatty - Vocal Studio. 212 W. Central. Thursdays.


Today's Feature

Austin-Bantams on the Square.

The American Austin Bantam Car Club had many representatives on Carthage’s historic courthouse square on Tuesday. Shortly before noon the tiny cars arrived downtown following a driving tour of the City. The club was granted permission to park the automobiles on the inside sidewalk of the square. Due to a 75 inch wheelbase this arrangement still left room for most viewers to walk on all sides of the cars and remain on the sidewalk.

Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Kate Massey reported that there were approximately 30 cars and 90 exhibitors/car owners present on Tuesday. The display was part of the American Austin Bantam National car club’s 44th annual meeting which began on Monday. Car owners from as far away as Maine, Montana, Texas and Colorado are among those present for the annual event. The cars are to remain in town through the end of the week when the annual banquet will be held.

The American Austin Car Company was founded in the late twenties. The cars weigh roughly 1,200 lbs. The top reported speed for most standard models is roughly 40 miles per hour.

Safety Committee Meeting.

The City Council Public Safety committee met Monday in a regular session. There were no items on the agenda except for miscellaneous reports of the Police and Fire Department Chiefs. Fire Chief John Cooper discussed with the committee the general procedure for sounding the tornado sirens during severe weather situations.

Just Jake Talkin'

The gate was left open and naturally the dog got curious. Somethin’ about an open gate and dogs that just forces an otherwise obedient and loyal animal to wander.

Knowin’ that the dog isn’t a threat to anyone isn’t much of a consolation while searchin’ the alleys and slowly windin’ through the neighborhood. When such an event is sporadic, it’s hard ta get a handle on the dogs preferred agenda. Usually there is a specific cat that is of interest or a food bowl left on a back porch that deserves attention.

After thirty minutes or so, findin’ the fugitive is a real conflict. The dog, happy to see a familiar face, is eager to share the experience. Any disciplinary action is accepted with some confusion and rarely remembered. After all, the open gate was beyond the dog’s control.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Mornin' Mail

Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson

• Readers: I get many requests for a solution to stubborn antiperspirant stains. Here’s one solution for non-set stains -- i.e., items that have maybe been washed, but not run through the dryer: add half a cup of ammonia to 4 cups of water; dab the solution on the stain; repeat until the stain is removed; wash and dry. Do not launder with chlorine bleach after treating garment with ammonia.

• Here’s another laundry tip: I keep an old sock handy by the dryer to swipe up stray lint after cleaning the lint trap (remember to clean it after every load). In fact, I keep a basket of unmatched socks by the dryer, handy for any cleaning purpose.

• "My son wears baseball caps -- all the time. He must have 30 of them. I installed a tension rod in the very top of his closet, about 6 inches out from the top of the doorway. I added a few S-hooks, and he can keep his collection up there. The hats hang nicely from the hooks, and they don’t get crushed like on a shelf. And at that height in the closet, it was basically unused space anyway." -- T.L.’s Mom in Colorado

• "I keep a couple of stamps and a couple of return-address labels in my wallet. This has proven to be a very handy practice many times." -- R.D. in South Carolina

• "To keep track of books I have borrowed, I cut a 1-inch strip of heavy paper, write on it the date and person from whom I borrowed the book, and use it as a bookmark. I know at an instant if I have had the book too long, and to whom I should return it." -- S.L. in Oregon

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