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Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Volume XVI,
Did Ya Know?... The
Chamber is in search of approximately 20
volunteers to help secure the perimeters of the
parade staging area this Saturday, October 20.
Volunteers must be 21 years of age and willing to
assist in traffic control from 7 a.m.-11 a.m..
Volunteers will be stationed at intersections
along Garrison Avenue headed south to 5th Street
and along Central Avenue going east to Main.
Helping with the actual parade line-up is also a
possibility. Call 358-2373.
Did Ya Know?... A
benefit will be held for the Carthage Public
Library Development Foundation on Maple Leaf
afternoon, October 20 from 1 to 3 p.m in the
Library. A donation of $10 or more to the
Foundation will buy a signed copy of the book
"How Freddy Saved the Day," by Neosho
High School class of 63 graduate Adam
Did Ya Know?... An
American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held
Thursday, October 5th from 1:30 to 7:00 p.m. in
the First Nazarene Church, 2000 Grand, Carthage.
Refreshments to all donors. Donor card or photo
Im sure tired.
Didnt get much sleep last night. Had
insomnia all night.
Why didnt you count
I did. I counted 10,000 sheep.
I put them in the cattle car and shipped them to
market and after I had figured out how much money
I lost on the deal, it was time to get up.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Sack Full of Shoes.
The police today arrested
a hobo who had brought into town a sack full of assorted
styles of shoes. The grades run from mens brogans
to ladies slippers and are, without doubt, stolen. He
came up from Joplin last night in company with another
fellow of the same brand who says he knew nothing of the
bum who had the shoes before meeting him yesterday. In
order to avoid getting into trouble himself he
volunteered to go into the holdover on pretense of being
arrested and pump the other fellow as to how he came to
be in possession of the property. Marshal Bruffett is
sending out inquiries to the surrounding towns asking
whether anything of this description has been stolen.
Miss Lou Wiggins today
took a position in Mrs. Damons ready-made goods
department at Roses, and Miss Myrtle Talbert who
has just returned from Aurora, took a position this
morning in Miss Whites pattern and glove
The Public Safety
Committee met Monday evening in a regular
session. Items on the agenda included the
continued discussion of a proposed revision to
City codes concerning the use of fireworks within
the City limits. Committee chair Mike Harris
originally suggested the idea that fireworks
should be allowed on New Years Eve and the
week of the Fourth of July. Upon presenting the
idea Harris said that he felt people should be
encouraged to celebrate Independence Day, and
that as many already use fireworks, the revision
would alleviate some of the efforts of the
Police. Police Chief Dennis Veach agreed that
enforcement of the fireworks ordinance is
difficult without catching violators in the act
of shooting the fireworks.
meeting a draft ordinance was distributed,
reviewed and amended, and a motion was approved
to recommend the ordinance to full Council as a
The current City
ordinance about fireworks reads; "No person,
shall shoot, set off, explode or discharge any
blank cartridge, torpedo, cane torpedo,
firecracker, or any substance containing chlorate
of potash and sulphur, or device for exploding or
discharging such substances, or any other
fireworks. Provided, however, that fireworks
displays, to be conducted by persons who make a
profession of holding fireworks displays, may be
held after having first obtained written
permission from the Fire Chief..."
The addition to
this ordinance would, if approved, allow
"Exceptions" to the restrictions
currently provided, making the discharge of
fireworks acceptable on December 31st, from 5
p.m. to January 1st at 1 a.m.; June 30th to July
3rd from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. each evening; July 4th
from 9 a.m. to July 5th at 1 a.m.; and July 5th
from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. The proposed revisions
still restrict the discharge of fireworks at
Municipal Park, and allow the Fire Chief to
suspend the exceptions in case of drought or high
fire risk. .
The amendments the
committee made and approved at Mondays
meeting included the addition of the starting
time (9 a.m.) for the exceptions and the addition
of July 5th as an extra day.
agreed to forward the amended ordinance to
Council for its first reading next Tuesday.
Had some folks stop in from Texas the other day.
First time visitors to Carthage.
Its always fun to see people get
excited about the history and attractions here in
town and the surroundin area. They soon
figured out that takin in Carthage is at
least a two day event. They liked the place,
spent the night and will likely be back for more
I suppose for those of us who
live in the community its easy to take for
granted all of the sights we encounter
everday. It takes an outsider to rekindle
the excitement that comes with the discovery of
This week there will likely be
lots a folks comin in for the Maple Leaf
Festival that arent from around these
parts. Most likely theyll wanna come back
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
Attach a flashlight to
the fuse box for easy visibility in a power
outage. Use a strong magnet if your box is metal;
if not, you can use a section of hook-and-loop
tape attached to both the box and the flashlight.
"Dry rice can be
added to both the salt shaker and the pepper
shaker in order to allow the salt or pepper to
flow more freely. Even if yours is opaque, you
can tell it is time to add more salt or pepper
when the shaker starts to rattle." -- Y.L.
Eight to 10 regular
marshmallows equal 1 cup of mini marshmallows.
"Pills just seem to
be getting bigger and bigger these days,
especially vitamins and such. If you have trouble
taking pills and get one stuck in your throat,
try taking a big bite of a banana. Its very
soft and seems to cushion the pill on the way
down, and its bulk sort of sweeps the pill to the
stomach. It works for me every time!" --
O.I. in Ontario, Canada
Save old toothbrushes
for cleaning, and mark them with masking tape so
you can tell the difference.
"If you have a
broken cassette tape, you can use the tape to tie
off plants in the garden. Its easy to use,
and its already wound up, so the tape
itself can be slipped into a pocket of an apron
and takes up little space." -- U.L. in Texas
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