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Wednesday, March 21, 2007 Volume XV, Number
Did Ya Know?... A
reception will be held Wednesday, March 21 in the
Carthage City Hall to welcome the newly appointed
executive director of the Carthage Convention and
Did Ya Know?...
Throughout March the McCune-Brooks Hospital lab
will offer Colorectal Cancer Screening Kits free.
Call 359-2432 for more information.
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.
Man in Restaurant: Waiter,
about an hour ago I ordered a steak. Did you
forget it or have I eaten it already?
Buyer: Isnt this house a
little strange? How come its 2 feet wide
and 220 feet long?
Broker: Well, it was originally intended to be a
"How do you stay so
"I eat plenty of vitamins, proteins and
"What, no food at all?"
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Tore One of His Ears.
Thos. Holden, a member of
the fire department, was cutting up at the department
headquarters yesterday and in dodging under the rear of
the hook and ladder wagon caught his left ear on one of
the blunt hooks used by the firemen. The hook penetrated
his ear and tore it completely in two. Dr. Brooks took
six stitches in repairing the damage and Holden will
probably have a disfigured ear for the rest of his life.
In Circuit Court.
Clarence Frankenberger, a
17 year old Webb City boy who stole money and other
valuables from Mrs. Frank Knowles on an electric car, was
sent to reform school to remain until he is 21 years of
Ed Trott expects to leave
tomorrow morning for August, Kansas, where he will take a
position in the Frisco station.
The City Council
Public Safety committee met Monday evening in a
regular session. There were not items of business
on the agenda but several items were discussed
during the reports of Police Chief Dennis Veach
and Fire Chief John Cooper.
a news release concerning longevity awards for
three Carthage Police officers (See Longevity
Awards). Veach gave an overview to the
committee of the Police Department 2008 fiscal
year operating budget, highlighting some of the
areas that had changed over last year. Veach
commented that officer turnover including
training and uniform cost is a large part of the
Fire Chief Cooper
said that a siren at Garrison and El Dorado was
struck by lightning recently and needs to be
repaired. Cooper said that he is in the process
of securing bids for repair. Funding for the
repair would come from the Council contingency
fund, if approved.
Bill Welch, following the reports, said that he
had received an inquiry about parking places on
the square and asked for the committees
input. Welch said that a citizen who lives in an
apartment on the square had asked if it was
possible to obtain a pass allowing parking on the
square without time restrictions.
that the matter had been brought before the
committee several times and that allowing
unrestricted parking on the square had always
Mike Harris said that allowing those who live on
the square to park without getting a ticket would
be unfair to those who work on the square and
park there every day. Harris noted that there are
several free parking lots located near the
square. The committee took no action.
is a news release issued by Carthage Police Chief
On this date
awards were given to three officers for extended
years of service.
Sergeant David G.
Martin will have been with the department for
twenty years of service as of April 25th. Sgt.
Martin was hired as an officer on April 25th,
1987. Prior to being hired here he was an officer
with the Neosho Police Department. Sgt. Martin
served both day and night shift as an officer
until he was promoted to Sgt. on May 7th of 2001.
Martin has served both day and night shift as a
Sergeant. Among many other things, Sgt. Martin is
in charge of the departments vehicle fleet
and the LiveScan Fingerprint System.
H. Hawkins, Jr. has been with the department for
twenty-five years of service as of March 15th.
Detective Hawkins was hired on March 15th, 1982.
Detective Hawkins served in patrol until being
promoted to Detective in 1990. Detective Hawkins
is a member of the Tri-State Major Case Squad and
has served on many major cases in the last 17
years as a detective.
Captain Kevin V.
Davis has been with the department since February
10th, 1977, thirty years of service. Prior to
being hired full time here Capt. Davis was also a
reserve officer for approximately three years.
Capt. Davis also was employed by the Jasper
County Sheriffs Department for a short time
before being hired by Carthage. Capt. Davis was
promoted to Detective in 1979 and served in that
position until being promoted to Captain in 1985.
Captain Davis has served as Interim Chief and is
currently the Assistant Chief of Police.
The City is
indebted to all three officers for their many
years of outstanding service to the Citizens of
Dennis R. Veach
Chief of Police
What I think is strange is the fact that most
folks dont talk about the big sweepstakes
offered on TV and through the mail much.
Oh, sure, youll hear an occasional
comment about how thingsll be better when
the sweepstakes money comes in, but no serious
I have to admit, that for the
first time in a long time, Ive actually
made it to the point that I got the form
askin how I wanted the money to be paid
out. I wanted to be assured real security, so I
checked the box beside the "$20 a year for
10,000 years" line.
Course, even thought you
are almost guaranteed to be a winner, they still
want ya to save a couple a bucks and order just
one more "special" magazine offer.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
The best and most
reliable resource for taxes and tax-related
questions is a hop, skip and a click away. Check
out www.irs.gov for help on your tax questions.
If you prefer, you can call the Internal Revenue
Service at the toll-free customer-service line,
"The best way to
clean a buildup of starch on your clothes iron is
to wipe it down with a solution of diluted
vinegar. If you have a curling iron or flat iron
for your hair, you can get rid of hairspray gunk
the same way." -- F.P. in Pennsylvania
A great resource for
laundry-detergent product information is a new
Web site offered by The Soap and Detergent
Association. At www.cleaning101.com/laundry, you
will find a product fact sheet available at no
A reader recently wrote
in to find a solution to panty-liner adhesive
remaining on undergarments. How to remove it?
Here are two tricks to try: First, rub petroleum
jelly into the adhesive area and rub the fabric
together. The adhesive should begin to loosen and
bead up. Then, pick off the larger particles and
launder in the hottest water possible. Or, soak
in a solution of two-thirds heated vinegar and
one-third hot water. Remove and try scraping the
adhesive off with a fingernail. Any other
suggestions? Ill leave it to the readers.
re-working your landscape? Plant deciduous trees
on the south and west sides of your home to
reduce heating and cooling costs. The trees will
block sunlight with their leaves in the summer,
and after the leaves fall off in the winter, will
let warm sunshine through to help with heating.
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