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Wednesday, May 9, 2007 Volume XV, Number 229
Did Ya Know?...
McCune-Brooks Hospital will offer a free skin
screening clinic on May 9 from 9-11 a.m. and
1:30-3:30 p.m. Appointments will be assigned on a
first come-first served basis. Register in the
ER/Outpatient lobby beginning 8:45 a.m. 359-2452
for more info.
Did Ya Know?... Spare
Cat Rescue will help pay for the spay or neuter
of your cat. Call for details. 417-358-6808.
Did Ya Know?... The
Seventh Annual Ozark Master Gardener plant sale
will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday,
May 12 at Powers Museum, 1617 Oak St., located
across from Municipal Park in Carthage.
Did Ya Know?... The
"Emma Sanders Memorial Fund" has been
established at Southwest Missouri Bank by friends
of the Sanders family. This is to give those
showing concern for the family an opportunity to
help. Contributions to the fund can be made at
any Southwest Missouri Bank.
Dad, whats heredity?
Heredity, son, is something that a father
believes in until his son starts acting like a
Are you saving any money since
you started your budget system?
Sure. By the time we have balanced it up every
evening, its too late to go out and buy
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Threshing Machine In A
A threshing machine
standing on a vacant lot at the east end of Central
avenue at the corner of Willow street caught fire last
night at 2:30 oclock.
The fire department was
called out and extinguished the blaze.
No one seems to know to
whom the machine belonged. It is a Minneapolis separator,
none of which are sold from this town. Some of the people
living in the vicinity of the fire say that W.W.
Whittaker, or near Reeds, pulled the engine and separator
to the place Saturday and left it there preparatory to
shipping it to the Kansas Wheat belt. He is in the
threshing business, and it may be his machine.
The origin of the fire is
a mystery. It either caught from a passing Frisco train,
or else was of incendiary origin.
Insurance is seldom
carried on threshing outfits, and it is supposed that
there was no insurance on this one.
Met At Kellogg
The City Council
Public Services committee met Monday evening in a
regular session. The meeting was held at Kellogg
Lake park as part of an ongoing parks and
recreation system evaluation. The committee
discussed with Kellogg Lake Nature Center and
Preserve board members Jo Ellis and Ed Grundy
some proposed additions to the park. Ellis told
the committee that the City Council Public Safety
committee had reviewed plans to adopt an
ordinance restricting parking in Kellogg Lake to
the areas designated for parking. The committee
took no action on the matter but discussed the
progress of the ordinance with City Administrator
The committee also
discussed Kids Fishing Day, which is to be
held at the lake on June 9. Ellis requested that
the lake be closed from June 5th until the
fishing day to allow the lake to be stocked. A
motion was approved to allow the closure, as it
has been done in previous years.
business, the committee reviewed the proposal to
change the name of the street in front of the new
McCune-Brooks Hospital from "Garrison
Avenue" to "Dr. Russell Smith
Way." This proposed name-change has been
open for comments from the public for the last 30
days and only one comment has been received.
According to City Administrator Tom Short,
council member Tom Flanigan sent a message
through the City website speaking in favor of the
change. The committee approved a motion to allow
change approved by the committee was for the new
hospital itself. The same 30 day comment period
has been in effect until recently for the
proposal to change the name of McCune-Brooks
Hospital to "McCune-Brooks Regional
Hospital." This proposal saw no comments
from the public, and was approved unanimously by
Fireworks bids for
the City 4th of July celebration were also heard.
The committee approved a motion to accept a bid
from A&M Pyrotechnics for a $15,000 fireworks
One a these days Im gonna do a time study
on the efficiency of takin the time to
carefully coil an electric cord and compare it to
just throwin it in a heap and
untanglin it when its needed.
I know it looks a lot better
hangin on the hook all coiled up in its
proper place. But what Im not sure of is
whether or not it saves time.
Now, rope coilin is a
different story. Most of the time ya have ta pull
out the full length of rope, so tangles slow ya
down. I recommend takin the time to keep a
rope (especially a lengthy one) neatly tucked in
a convenient place.
Because ya never really know
when its gonna start stormin, and
theres nothin worse than standin in
the rain untanglin a rope just so you can
get that tarp tied down.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
ON SALE IN MAY:
Gardening supplies, luggage, jewelry, outdoor
furniture, televisions, mattresses, silver and
Camping season is
officially under way. When youre packing
for your camping trip, use a coffee can with a
plastic lid to hold matches, candles, cameras and
other things that need to stay dry.
"To clean a smudge
off of cotton upholstery, try using a plain
pencil eraser. Make sure it has not been used, as
the lead or graphite can transfer. Use a
brand-new one and the smudges usually come right
off. Vacuum away any remaining rubber bits."
-- P.D. in Arkansas
Install a towel rack on
the inside of your closet door. You can use it to
hold scarves and belts, and even necklaces. It
barely takes up any room at all.
pictures from calendars to use as placemats. If
you find one you really like, laminate it or take
it to a copy shop to have it laminated. It
brightens meals and makes cleanup a snap."
-- C.B. in California
containers (used for leftovers) to store
childrens art supplies. They make it easy
to see the crayons, markers, etc., and its
easy for the kids to sort into. Cleaning up after
my grandkids is no problem." -- E.L. in
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