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Wednesday, March 14, 2007 Volume XV, Number
Did Ya Know?... The
Edwin W. Wiggins Post #9 and the Auxiliary Unit
#9 of the American Legion will meet on March 15th
in the Legion Rooms of the Memorial Hall at 7:00
p.m. Daylight Savings Time.
Did Ya Know?... Class of
2007 Project Graduation is holding a raffle for a
2007 Dodge Charger. Prize to be awarded at the
Big Man on Campus event, April 27. Only 2,500
tickets sold, must be 18 years of age to
purchase. Proceeds benefit Project Graduation.
$20 per ticket. Call 358-8786. Winner will be
responsible for all taxes, title fees, license,
registration and insurance costs.
Did Ya Know?...
McCune-Brooks Hospital Golden Reflections group
will meet March 15th in the cafeteria for Bank
Bingo at 2:00 p.m. Come join the fun with SMB;
lots of prizes and great refreshments, plus we
will celebrate birthdays. Call 359-2347 for more
The proofreader told his friend
that when he went home in the dark he would open
"Its pitch dark and you sit down to
read the paper?"
"Dont tell me you read in the
"It rests my eyes."
"How can you see the print?"
"I cant. Thats how it rests my
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
COMING AND GOING.
Sam Miller was in town
yesterday doing some trading.
Col. Ed Butler of St.
Louis has contracted for 2,000 feet of drilling on his
land adjoining the Saginaw tract.
Julius C. Miller sold the
east half of lots 61 and 62 in Byers & Murphys
add to Joplin to B.F. Joy for $3,500.
Dr. Wilson has purchased
the Boswell property on South Main street and will occupy
it as soon as convenient for all parties concerned.
Yesterday Jas. W. Corner
and wife sold the southwest quarter of the northeast
quarter 20-28-33 to C.G. Greenwood for $9,200, an average
of $230 per acre.
J.T. Chappel of Reeds and
Miss S.A. Osborn of Chickasha, I.T., were married by
Judge McCune. Mr. Chappel had just returned from Texas
and met his bride here. They will make their home at
The Budget Ways
and Means Committee on Monday evening reviewed
the City department heads five-year Capital
Improvement plans. Department representatives
present at the meeting included; Public Works
Director Chad Wampler, Fire Chief John Cooper,
Parks Director Alan Bull, Street Commissioner Tom
Shelley, Police Chief Dennis Veach, City
Administrator Tom Short and City Clerk Lynn
improvement lists estimate costs for capital
projects and equipment purchases such as vehicles
and computers, as requested by each department.
reviewed each departments requests,
focusing primarily on the requests for the 2008
fiscal year budget. The two largest projects
included in the CIP for the 2008 fiscal year are
the Fairview Interchange and the West Side Sewer
improvements, listed under the Public Works
Department budget. These two projects total $6
million. The total for all departments for the
2008 fiscal year is $8.8 million.
The committee and
discussed only a few of the items throughout the
nearly 2 hour meeting. The proposed sub-station
for the Fire Department to be located on the
south end of town was a topic of discussion. The
committee noted that the item had been in the
planning stages for many years, and that one
potential location would expire as a possibility
this year. This location is north of the Precious
Moments hotel. Chief Cooper mentioned that other
location were available and some might be more
Alan Bull noted that he had included costs for a
comprehensive tree inventory in the Parks CIP
list. Bull said that following several tree
seminars he felt that taking inventory of the
City trees would provide good information for the
City to use in planning for the planting of new
trees and maintenance of older trees. The amount
listed for a tree inventory is $32,000.
The lists will be
further discussed during the budget hearings
which are scheduled to begin April 23.
I have never been comfortable with the
reasonin that the City controls a tree as
long as it is considered an asset, but
doesnt want to get anywhere near a dead
tree. Trees in the parkway arent owned by
property owners, they are just caretakers until
its time for the trees funeral expenses.
Im dont have any big problem
with the situation, I just dont think most
folks understand exactly what theyre in for
when they put that little Maple out in the
parkway in front of their house. A little
plannin on the future growth of the plant
is probly in order.
Sides that, if it grows
for long, it could take out a chunk of the City
sidewalk that you have to also are responsible
for. Just be aware of whats expected.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
If you are on a budget,
check your yellow pages for local specialty
schools. You could find yourself on the receiving
end of a great deal for dentistry, veterinary
care, massages and haircuts, among other things.
Check the schools Web pages or call to
inquire about any programs they have.
bandage trick goes back generations in my family.
Whenever its time to take off a Band-Aid,
we use a baby-oil-soaked cotton ball to lubricate
the whole area. It comes off in a snap." --
A.T. in Washington
constantly forgets to empty the last load of
clothes from the dryer. I dont mind,
because he does most of the laundry in the first
place. I just throw a damp towel in the dryer
with the wrinkly clothes, and they straighten up
quickly." -- E.V. in Michigan
Shop after 6 p.m. the
evening before a sale is advertised to begin.
According to the National Retail Federation, many
retailers program the registers the night before,
so the sale price may already come up in the
register, even if the store has not signed the
selling floor yet. Ask the associate in advance
for any possible upcoming sales, especially on
"Teens (at least
mine) tend to get bored with articles of clothing
before the item is worn out. I found a great
store called Platos Closet that has
in-style teen and early 20s clothes for a great
resale price. I swear, my girls get twice as much
clothes for less money. Now if I could just get
them to wear less than three outfits a day, I
might save money on laundry, too!" -- J.J.
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