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Wednesday, June 20, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 3
Did Ya Know?... The City
Council Public Works Committee will meet this
afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of
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
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.
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
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 couldnt 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.
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 Jordans hotel which just balanced
Jordans 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
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.
on the Square.
Austin Bantam Car Club had many representatives
on Carthages 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.
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 clubs 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.
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.
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.
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
isnt a threat to anyone isnt much of
a consolation while searchin the alleys and
slowly windin through the neighborhood.
When such an event is sporadic, its 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
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 dogs control.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
Readers: I get many
requests for a solution to stubborn
antiperspirant stains. Heres 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
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
"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 dont 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
"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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