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Wednesday, May 23, 2007 Volume XV, Number 239
Did Ya Know?... The
Jasper County Personal Property Assessors
Office will be closed at Noon on Wednesday, May
23rd for training and will re-open on Thursday,
May 24th at 8:30 a.m.
Did Ya Know?... The City
of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes
through Friday, May 25th. Areas will be sprayed
in the evening of regular trash pickup, between
the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. It is
recommended that citizens turn off attic or
window fans when the sprayer is in the immediate
Did Ya Know?... Kelcey
Schlichting, a local blind 5th grader is a
finalist in the 7th annual National Braille
Challenge to be held in Los Angeles, June 22
& 23. An account has been established at SMB
bank to help raise funds for her transportation
and food on the trip. Donations can be made at
any SMB location.
I want a pair of spec-rimmed
hornicles - I mean spornrimmed hectacles -
confound it - I mean heck-rimmed spornacles.
I know what you mean, sir. Mr. Peck, show this
gentleman a pair of rimsroned hectacles.
Youve got me doing it.
Our bridge club broke up.
We had to break up because everyone attended
every meeting and there was no one to talk about.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Coming and Going.
Miss Mabelle Martin has
returned from her vacation visit at Golden City, and
after assisting with the collections at the Schlecht meat
house will go to Colorado for the rest of the summer.
Miss Kate Fischer came
home today from a weeks visit at Joplin. She was
accompanied home by her sister Mrs. A.J. Fugitt, who has
Charley and Will McBean
went to one of their secret fishing places on Spring
river today and played the usual havoc with the finny
Billie Boon went to Ft.
Scott today to cheer Flower Girl on to victory at the
The cotton mill mass
meeting at the court house tonight is of interest to
every citizen. Let there be a large turn out. No
subscriptions will be asked.
The City Council
Public Safety Committee met Monday evening in a
regular session. The committee heard from Chamber
of Commerce president and Economic Development
Director John Bode concerning street closure
requests for two upcoming events. Bode requested
closure of the square for the annual sidewalk
sale on July 28 from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. and a
second closure for the Maple Leaf Parade on
October 20th from midnight to 7 p.m. The
committee approved these requests and thanked
Bode for his advance notice concerning the two
Dennis Veach also requested a street closure, for
the Relay For Live annual event at Central Park
on June 1 and 2. The request was to close the 700
block of Lyon Street and the 300 block of 7th
street from 4:30 p.m. on June 2 until 10 a.m. on
June 2. More information will be released at a
future date on the overnight event. The committee
approved the request.
Mike Harris noted that he would present the
street closure requests to the full City Council.
Nature Center and Preserve board members Jo Ellis
and Ed Grundy were present at the meeting as well
to update the committee on a proposed ordinance
that would ban driving and parking on the grass
at Kellogg Lake Park. Ellis presented the
committee with a refined draft ordinance, based
on a sample ordinance and adjusted by City
Administrator Tom Short and City Attorney Nate
Dally to better meet the needs of the park.
Harris said his only concern with the ordinance
was the 8,000 pound maximum vehicle weight.
Harris said he felt this might exclude RVs, and
the number might need to be adjusted. Ellis
agreed with the suggestion. The committee took no
action, but agreed to further discuss the
ordinance at the next meeting.
Sometimes it amazes me the way folks figure
things out. Just look at any "rule"
there is, someone has figured a way around it.
I was in one a those "express"
check-out lanes the other day. Ten items or less.
There were three people in front of me.
Didnt think much of it til the kid
checkin out reached back two people and
took money from what I reckon was his mom. Then
the second kid checked out, reached back and got
money from her too. Then the mom got up to the
I suppose if ya questioned this
procedure, it was all perfectly legal. It was
just a way around what the rule was set up for.
Course, when the mom
started checkin out, I was beginnin
ta worry that she was gonna reach back and expect
me hand her some money.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Here's A Tip.
By JoAnn Derson
"Grilling season is
facing its official kickoff, and I am ready with
my bag of tricks! I save the leftover portions of
onion skin and garlic cloves, and have a pretty
nice little herb garden going. I add the onion
and garlic to the coals after they are burning
nicely, and you can do the same thing with herbs
-- fennel is especially nice when grilling
fish." -- A.C. in Missouri
Toss those condiment
packages! If you are like most people, you hang
on to extra ketchup packs from takeout, and lots
of other things. Well, they break down like
anything else, and if you have a pile,
theres no way to know how long youve
had them. Toss them, and request only what
youll use. Or, add the excess directly to
your regular bottles at home as a booster.
"To stay on top of
the little messes in the bathroom, I keep a roll
of paper towels and a small spray bottle of
cleaner (well-labeled) in each bathroom under the
sink. It takes only a minute to freshen up, and
it makes the regular cleaning process go more
quickly." -- P.D. in New Mexico
Outdoor wicker furniture
can be fresh and clean with only soap and water.
Scrub with a brush and then let it sit in a
shaded, and hopefully, windy area.
"I have a warning
of sorts for people like me who like to scour
garage sales (and sometimes trash cans) for
furniture that can be refinished. Make sure that
if you choose a piece that is painted, you check
for lead paint before stripping. You can get kits
at a home-improvement store. Its not worth
exposing yourself!" -- R.L. in Arkansas
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