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Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 8

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... Rolling Thunder Chapter #3, MO will hold a 7 Card Stud Poker Run on Saturday, June 30. Check in is at 4:00 p.m. sharp at the VFW in Carthage. First out 10 a.m. last out 12 noon. The run - $10.00 Drawings for door prizes, meal after the run. 358-8816 for more info.

Did Ya Know?... The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes Monday, June 25th through Friday, June 29th. Areas will be sprayed in the evening of regular trash pickup, between the hours of 8 p.m. and midnight. It is recommended to turn off attic and window fans when the sprayer is in the immediate area.

Did Ya Know?... Beimdiek Insurance will host their 4th annual Salute a Veteran Blood Drive on June 29th from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 303 West Third Street. Must be at least 17 years old, over 110 pounds have not given blood in the past 56 days. First time donors should bring photo ID. For more info call 358-4007.

today's laugh

She had just received a beautiful skunk coat as a gift from her husband.
She: I can’t see how such a nice coat comes from such a foul smelling beast.
He: I don’t ask for thanks, dear. But I do demand respect.

Pants are like molasses. They are thinner in hot weather and thicker in cold weather.

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

$3,000 For A Leg.

Claim Agent Spalding of the Frisco has settled with Mr. and Mrs. Swinton for the accident to Mrs. Swinton’s little son, Chas. Dalrymple, who had his leg cut off by a Frisco engine not long ago. The Frisco gives the parents $500, the boy $2,000 and pays $500 for doctor bills, a cork leg, etc.

Run Away Boys Captured.

Wilford Matheny and Elmer Jenkins of Aurora, aged ten and twelve years respectively were arrested here this afternoon by Officer Hurst. They were runaways and were bound for the territory. The boys are in the cooler and the parents at Aurora have been telegraphed. A brother of one of the boys is here attending to business in court but did not know of the run away until the boys were arrested.

Today’s rain gives every evidence of being general in character and will be of vast value to the county. Rejoicing is universal.


Today's Feature

Woestman At Final Workgroup Session.

Carthage Mayor Jim Woestman on Tuesday attended a meeting of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Odor Workgroup which was held in Jefferson City. The purpose of the workgroup is to examine the Air Pollution Control Program of the Missouri Air Conservation Commission to determine if changes are needed. This meeting was the last of six sessions held by the group.

In a Mornin’ Mail phone interview following the meeting Mayor Woestman said that the session had a good turnout and that several Carthage residents were in attendance. A recommendation for Air Conservation Commission was not finalized during the meeting, according to Woestman, but the group made progress and will assemble its final decision after studying the minutes of the meetings.

No conclusion was made by the group concerning a proposal from Renewable Environmental Resources to have the independent company MOCON conduct tests to determine where certain odors originate. Woestman said that the panel did speak favorably of a presentation made by MOCON which illustrated various methods of detecting the origin of odors into the air.

Other topics of conversation included the methods currently employed by DNR to detect odors and determine excessive odor violations. DNR’s methods include the use of a scentometer, a box through which an operator smells a diluted sample of odors in the air. Woestman said he told the panel that he felt the ratios of dilution should be decreased for a more accurate reading.

A meeting between the workgroup and DNR is scheduled for July 26th and Mayor Woestman plans to be in attendance at that meeting.

Veteran’s Seminar.

A Veteran’s Information Seminar concerning changes in benefits will be held on June 30th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Memorial Hall in Carthage. Crossroads Chapter 41 of the Disabled American Veterans encourages all Veterans and families of veterans to attend the seminar, which will be conducted by the National Service Officers from the St. Louis office of the D.A.V.

The seminar is not limited to members of the DAV, but those who are members and plan to attend are encouraged to bring claim numbers and social security numbers to the event.

Just Jake Talkin'
I never was around bass boats and the such when I was learnin’ ta fish. Folks mostly went cat (fish) fishin’.

A friend a my dad’s taught me and my brother how ta tie the simple knot to keep a hook on the line. Don’t remember for sure, but he prob’ly showed us how to weave a worm on the hook too.

I can’t ‘member who introduced us to stink bait, but I didn’t use it much ‘cause worms were free for the diggin’.

I’ve helped run some bank lines in the creek and used a lure or two, but the most fun was at the pond pullin’ out perch.

I was lettin’ the kids try their luck, and after a while they were droppin’ the line in without any bait. The perch started hittin’ the bare hook flickerin’ in the sun. Catchin’ always was more fun than cleanin’ anyway.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Mornin' Mail

Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson

• If you are in the market for furniture and you have some time, extend your budget by asking sales associates to let you know when their stores will hold floor-sample sales. These can be a wonderful opportunity to get a gently used piece of good-quality furniture at a great price.

• B.M. in New Jersey writes: "I find that 8-ounce yogurt cups are excellent for ‘tiny bits’ of leftovers, instead of using zipper-top bags and/or containers."

• "When my mother got older, she moved in with us both to save money and for safety reasons. We changed the doorknobs on her bedroom door and the bathroom to lever-style handles, so she can easily operate those doors with arthritic hands. Also, we added rope lights to the stairways." -- C.O. in Ohio

• Shopping for an Oriental rug? Here are some tips sent in by a reader via e-mail: "Look for a clear pattern, a vibrant color and the highest number of knots per inch -- at least above 800, but 1,000 knots per inch is better. Wool or silk rugs are the most expensive, and if you are on a budget, you might be able to find a good-looking synthetic that is machine-made."

• For every cup of breadcrumbs called for in a recipe, you will need approximately two slices of bread, with crusts.

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