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Monday, November 12, 2007 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?... The City
of Carthage Recycling Drop-Off Center and
Composting Lot will be closed Tuesday, November
13th due to Veterans Day. The Center also
currently has free compost and mulch for Carthage
Did Ya Know?... Carthage
City Council will meet Tuesday, November 13th at
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall. A
public hearing will be held during the meeting
seeking public input on an ordinance that would
legalize the discharge of fireworks within the
City limits on New Years Eve and the week
of July 4th.
Did Ya Know?... The
McCune-Brooks Hospital Gift Shop will hold its
Christmas Sale on November 16 -17 from 8 a.m. to
7 p.m. 627 W. Centennial, Carthage.
Did Ya Know?... A
Thanksgiving Feast of Thankfulness will be held
Thursday, November 22, 2007 from 1 p.m. till 3
p.m. in the First United Methodist Church
Fellowship Hall, 7th & Main, Carthage for
those who need to be with others but have no
place to go. Those who would like to volunteer
are asked to call Marilyn Bisbee at 417-358-3533.
Say, I lived in a house for
four years before I found out it didnt have
How did you find out the house
didnt have a roof?
I happened to be home once and
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Pocketbook Lost and
Mrs. G.C. Kellogg lost her
pocketbook containing $42 in the gutter in front of the
First National bank this afternoon. Oran Henning picked
it up and left word a the bank and stores near by. A half
hour later Mrs. Kellogg recovered her property. She was
fortunate to recover it, as not everyone would have been
as honest in the matter as was Mr. Henning.
W.E. Hufft, one of the
barbers at Ed Murdocks shop, is happy over the
return of his dog, "Sport." The animal has been
missing since Thursday morning, but came home today. It
is supposed that someone kept the dog tied up and that he
only escaped this morning.
Tisnt safe to
be a day without Dr. Thomas Electric Oil in the
house. Never can tell what moment an accident is going to
Sign-ups for the
Fair Acres Family YMCA Youth Basketball and
Cheerleading programs will take place through
November 26th at the Y located at 2600 Grand
Basketball is open
to all boys and girls ages 4 years through 6th
grade. Youth are organized by age or grade groups
as follows: Iddy-Biddy, 4-6 year-olds who are not
yet in first grade; 1st & 2nd Grades, Co-ed;
3rd & 4th Grades, separate divisions for boys
& girls; 5th & 6th Grades, separate
divisions for boys & girls.
open to girls ages 4 years through 6th grade.
Cost to register
for YMCA Youth Basketball or Cheerleading is $20
for Y-members and $35 for Non-Members with a $10
late-fee taking effect after November 26th.
Parents Clinics will be held in December with
games starting January 5 through February 23,
2008. Games take place on Saturdays with practice
during the week.
Cari Eck, Program
Director of the YMCA, said, "Volunteers are
critical to our youth sports program. We
encourage parents to get involved as coaches,
assistant coaches, timekeepers, scorekeepers,
officials and in other capacities that render
support to their children. Please let us know of
your willingness to help at the time you register
information about YMCA Youth Basketball contact
Cari Eck or Bob Brower at the Fair Acres Family
YMCA at 417-358-2070 or visit the Ys
website at www.fairacresymca.org
At an auction a while back, I accidentally got in
on the biddin when I scratched an itch on
my nose. I didnt want the thing and I had
ta wait until it sold to scratch again. You know
how it is, once you bid, they watch ya real
close, keep glancin at ya and pointin
like its your duty ta bid again if ya bid
once. I was even afraid to twitch my nose.
I finally had ta turn and walk away ta
scratch, but the guy followed me, pointin
like it wasnt legal to leave after a bid.
When I wanna bid on
somethin, I usually make a deliberate,
unnatural motion, so as not to be confused with
scratchin. I always figured scratchin
my nose was a personal thing anyway, I dont
want anyone lookin.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street Health & Herbs
This Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
Saps Moisture From Air
Q: I have a
forced-air furnace (gas) that heats the house
through an air-duct system, as well as
supplemental heat from a small gas heater in each
room. Needless to say, the air in the house gets
pretty dry in the coldest part of winter, enough
that the slightest brush of my nose will set off
a nosebleed. And we always have dry throats and
dry skin. Is there any way to remedy this dry
air? -- Joyce in New Hampshire
furnaces and gas heaters (that radiate heat into
a given space) tend to sap moisture from the air.
In midwinter, when the air outside is often
crisp, dry and cold, the air inside the house can
be very dry.
This kind of air
can dry sinus passages -- actually increasing the
risk of catching a cold -- and make hands feel
like sandpaper. It also can exacerbate breathing
problems in those who have respiratory issues.
So, preventing or reducing super-dry air inside
homes is important. Fortunately, there are a few
ways to do this.
humidifier in sleeping areas overnight to make
breathing easier and help occupants get a good
radiant gas heaters have a flat top surface,
place a metal or porcelain bowl filled with water
on top of them and allow the heat to convert the
water to steam, bringing some moisture into the
tea -- boiling the water will release lots of
steam into the kitchen, and you can hover over
the teacup, breathing in the steam.
youre done taking a bath, leave the water
in the tub until it is completely cool. This
allows the steam from the hot water to increase
the moisture content of the air.
plenty of water -- its good for you and
will help your body regulate its temperature and
keep sinuses and skin from getting too dry.
Letter to the Editor.
expressed are those of the writer and not
necessarily those of the Mornin Mail.
I enjoy a public fireworks
display as much as anyone. It is my personal
opinion that public displays are the best way to
enjoy fireworks. As far as Carthage having a ban
on fireworks within the city limits, it seems to
be unknown or of little significance in my
neighborhood. I am at a corner location, and
fireworks are set off in the street on both sides
of my corner location every year. As much as I
would like to see that change, I dont
expect that it will change.
I am against doing away with
the ban as that would open up the entire town to
people setting off fireworks. I consider this to
be dangerous and annoying. I think city parks
should be a place where one can have a picnic and
enjoy the day without being harassed by
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