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Wednesday, November 7, 2007 Volume XVI,
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?... Magic
Moments Riding Therapy, an accredited provider of
therapeutic horseback riding, is currently
accepting applications from people with special
needs, age 3 years and up, to participate in our
program. For applications or information call 417
325-4490. The center is located just a few miles
south of Carthage.
Did Ya Know?... A
meeting will be held in the Rose Garden Tea Room
(in the back of Pizzazz, 319 S. Main) on
Wednesday, November 7th at 1:00 p.m. to discuss
the formation of a Downtown Merchants
An economist is a
man who knows a great deal about a very little;
and who goes on knowing more and more about less,
until he finally knows practically everything
about nothing; whereas a professor, on the other
hand, is a man who knows very little about a
great deal and keeps on knowing less and less
about more until he finally knows practically
nothing about everything.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Held the Big Cracker
George Thomas carries his
left hand in a sling to-day. Last night he and some
friends were having a hilarious time at Thomas &
Sandersons saloon and Thomas attempted to place a
huge fire-cracker under Mike Torphy to scare him, but
Thomas held it too long, and the big cracker exploded in
his hand. One of his fingers had the flesh torn off to
the bone on one side and his whole hand was badly burned
and lacerated. The injured member is very painful today.
No. 739 Genuine yellow
mule skin leather elastic ribbed top, leather reinforced
wrist strengthener, cable cord stitched back and heavy
plush lining throughout, and extraordinary 24¢ offer.
Same as above only much
finer oil tanned leather 48¢.
Combination mitten leather
palm, reinforced thumbs welted seams tufted roll, wool
lined 48¢. Fitzer, 2nd & Main.
There was no
quorum at Mondays Public Services Committee
meeting. Committee members present included
Claude Newport and Larry Ross. Also in attendance
of the meeting were City Administrator Tom Short
and Parks Director Alan Bull. Those present
discussed informally some of the items that were
on the agenda, but no action was able to be
Kellogg Lake Board
Member Jo Ellis spoke to the committee members
and staff concerning a pond near Kellogg Lake.
Ellis said that the pond has no access to the
flow of water from the lake and has a tendency to
get stagnant. A community service worker with
access to the proper equipment has spoken to
Ellis about the possibility of cutting an access
from the lake to the pond to let the water flow
through the area. The committee members discussed
the idea, and agreed that the circulation to the
pond would be an improvement. Committee members
discussed whether a bridge would be needed to
maintain accessibility, and also discussed the
possibility of using a culvert pipe and
re-filling dirt over the top. Parks Director Bull
recommended getting input from the Department of
Conservation about the proposal. Committee
members agreed to discuss the item further when
there is a quorum.
Bull also gave an update on the proposal to make
Fair Acres Sports Complex a non-smoking venue.
Bull said that two of the cities that had
previously claimed to have similar ordinances in
place were later discovered to not have any such
ordinances. More information was received from
Springfield, where non-smoking ordinances
actually are in effect. Bull added that Police
Chief Dennis Veach had recommended making a rule
for the park instead of an ordinance, saying that
the Police Department would help enforce it. Bull
said that an officer could ask any offenders who
were not willing to cooperate to exit the
premises, and if those requests were not met the
offenders could be charged with trespassing. Bull
said he felt it was "not a bad way to
start." The committee agreed to discuss the
item further at its next meeting.
Halloween is over, the election is over, now
its time to turn our attention toward that
annual celebration of excessive gluttony, Turkey
Oh sure, there are
those who would tell you the holiday is more
about gatherin of family and takin
comfort in the efforts and rewards of the
harvest. But then, by the last reckonin I
heard, less that 2% of us actually take part in a
real harvest any more.
Course gettin the
family to actually sit down at the table and
share a meal probly is somethin out
of the ordinary these days. Typically at our
family Turkey Day, the table is so full a food no
one can sit at the table anyway.
I guess when it comes down to
it, Thanksgivin is a family day. The food
is just serendipity.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
Heres what L.S. in
Texas has to say about a previous tip regarding
storage of good silver serving pieces after using
them on major holidays: "Whats wrong
with the rest of the year? After 50 years, I took
the plastic and stonewear to the Senior Citizens
Resale. Now we dine three times a day on the best
china and crystal, with tablecloth and napkins.
We deserve the best!" Hooray for you, L.S.!
farmers markets are a fantastic way to buy
fresh, locally farmed produce. I love shopping at
mine, as there is so much more than just fruits
and vegetables. But I have made it a habit to
check in with my senior neighbors to see if I can
pick a bit up for them as well." -- P.F. in
"To keep from
getting splatters on windowpanes when painting
trim, rub a little petroleum jelly right on the
glass. You can splatter all you want, but it will
wipe right off." -- S.K. in Massachusetts
doesnt see so well, so she has a hard time
with the labels on her medicine. We bought a
multipack of colored electrical tape (it comes in
many different colors) and placed a different
color on each pill bottle. Then I made a chart
that shows which color represents which pill. I
made the chart large, and taped it inside her
medicine cabinet. She can see it very well, and
when she gets her refills, I just make sure the
bottles are taped with the right color." --
A Reader, via e-mail
Traveling with kids can
be a chore sometimes, but luckily, kids love
distractions. Art supplies such as modeling
compound, crayons and coloring books, plus small
toys can be parceled out at regular intervals to
keep kids occupied during long flights or road
trips. You can accomplish this for less money and
find an incredible variety at your local dollar
store. These small distractions can provide hours
of entertainment at a small price.
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