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Wednesday, March 7, 2007 Volume XV, Number
Did Ya Know?... The
Family Literacy Center is selling Easter eggs to
benefit literacy in Carthage. Eggs are $3.00
each, Peanut Butter, Raspberry, Mint, Coconut,
Maple Nut. 417-358-5926 Call today to pick up
eggs at the Center, located at 706 Orchard,
Did Ya Know?... Golden
Reflections at McCune-Brooks Hospital is
sponsoring an AARP Driver Safety Class on March 8
and 9 in the hospital conference room. The class
will be held from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Cost for the
class is $10 and reservations are required. Call
417-359-2347 to make a reservation.
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.
Home nowadays is a place where
part of the family waits till the rest of the
family brings the car back. - Earl Wilson
All actors are cattle.
Actually, all actors are not cattle, but should
be treated as such. - Alfred Hitchcock
Sales Manager: Whats this
big item on your expense account?
Salesman: Oh, thats the hotel bill.
Sales Manager: Well, dont buy any more
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
An Empty Hospital.
The quarantine hospital in
southwest Carthage is empty. With the discharge yesterday
of the two inmates sent there from the county jail the
last case in the city is disposed of, except that in the
Allen family, which is being treated at the home on
James hill in the southeast part of town. This case
is now almost recovered and the city bids fair to be rid
of the disease entirely in a short time.
Surveyors Clark and Grieb
commenced yesterday morning the laying out into lots of
the old Tracy mining tract, lying immediately south of
Webb City and Carterville. It will take several days to
complete it. Surveyor Grieb has the work in charge.
Miss Kathryn Herrin
entertained five couples of her friends in a most
charming manner at her home in Cassil place last evening.
Music, hearts and social chat caused the time to pass
quickly, an elegant chafing dish supper winding up the
Services Committee on Monday evening agreed to
forward to City Council a proposal for new
construction and improvements to the Jasper
County Youth Fairgrounds. During the recent ice
storms, one of the buildings used during the fair
was damaged and had to be taken down. The Fair
Board has drafted a proposal for the building of
a replacement building as well as new
construction extending some of the current
buildings to allow for more space and more
entries in the fair.
President Tom Howard was present at the meeting
to ask for committee and Council approval. Howard
brought with him a large overhead photograph of
the fair grounds prior to the loss of the
building, and an overlay illustrating where the
proposed buildings would be constructed.
Buildings to be
constructed in the proposal include a 140
by 140 beef barn and show ring and a
150 by 80 multipurpose building
including seating for 150 people. The
construction of the multipurpose building would
be situated on an area used for practice fields.
Additionally, one of the buildings currently used
at the fairgrounds is to be extended to 220
by 60 in the proposal. Howard noted that
the entire project at this point is projected to
cost $950,000, adding that it could always be
scaled back if the funding does not become
would be beneficial to the fair, according to
Howard, because space is limited each year and
there are more people wishing to enter.
keep growing every year," said Howard.
Howard said that
if Council would approve the proposal, the board
would seek funding for the projects through
grants and foundations, with the possibility of
using money from the insurance claim on the
raised several questions about the proposal.
Current sewer capacity was an item mentioned that
may need improvement, as well as the problems
created by eliminating a practice field. However,
the committee was favorable of the concept
overall and agreed to forward the item to Council
with a recommendation for approval. If approved,
each project would still need approval from the
City before construction could begin. The next
Council meeting will be held Tuesday, March 13.
The old trick on a
construction site was to send a rookie on the
crew out lookin for a left handed monkey
wrench or a sky hook. Neither instrument, of
throughout the day or two of the search, the
rookie would inquire of some worker if he knew
where these particular tools were kept. The old
hands would act as if they were well aware of the
usefulness of these figments of the imagination,
but would suggest a shed to look or another
worker that used the contraptions a day or two
Eventually someone would tire,
(usually the boss) and let the rookie in on the
hoax. The savvy rookie would turn the joke around
and continue to question the old hands,
irritating them as much as possible. The first
step toward bein an old hand.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
"Look closely at
extra-large-size boxes of cereal. I was surprised
to find that the bulk size of my favorite was
actually costing me more per ounce. Now I always
check the per-unit price, which is often found on
the price tag." -- J.C. in Oklahoma
Got unexpected company?
For a quick, clean look, vacuum the floors and
take care of these four things: the bathroom,
dishes in the sink, piles of junk on tables or
counters and an overflowing trash can. Your house
will look great.
"I often get up
during the night to take medicine to help me
sleep better. Its hard to see and line up
the marks to open the container. So I got a
permanent black marker and highlighted them (I
even made them larger). Now its easy to
line them up in the dark." -- D.E. in
To reach the highest
cobweb or the lowest dust bunnies, get a
yardstick and cover one end with an old tube
sock. Use a rubber band to secure it to the
stick, and you can use it to swipe at the high
corners of your rooms or slide it under the
furniture. It works like a charm.
dishwasher humming with a cycle of vinegar. Pour
several cups of vinegar into the bottom of an
empty dishwasher, then run on a regular
cycle." -- S.H. in Indiana
Dollar stores and other
discount chains are great places to pick up
cleaning supplies, paper goods and school
supplies on the cheap. They carry national brands
and can save you a bundle.
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