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Wednesday, January 16, 2008 Volume XVI,
Did Ya Know?... The
Edwin W. Wiggins Post 9 of the American Legion
and Auxiliary will meet Thursday night, January
17th at 7:00 p.m. in the Legion Rooms of the
Memorial Hall. The members of the Auxiliary are
to met at the same time.
Did Ya Know?... Curbside
cleanup of fallen branches will continue through
February 1. Limbs will be collected only from the
City right-of-way, directly behind the curb line.
No collections will be made from private
property. Citizens wishing to have limbs removed
are encouraged to move debris to the
right-of-way. For more information call the
Public Works Department at 237-7010.
John L. Sullivan was asked why
he had never taken to giving boxing lessons.
"Well, son, I tried it once," replied
Mr. Sullivan. "A husky young man took one
lesson from me and went home a little worse for
the wear. When he came around for the second
lesson he said: Mr. Sullivan, it was my
idea to learn enough about boxing from you to be
able to lick a certain young gentleman what
Ive got it in for. But Ive changed my
mind, says he. If its all the
same to you Mr. Sullivan, Ill send this
young gentleman down here to take the rest of my
lessons for me."
I got sick last night eating
No, only one.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Only Threw A Few Rocks.
Elza Pedit and Wesley
Troyers, who were placed in county jail only a couple of
weeks ago for maliciously destroying windows and a door
in the house belonging to R.L. Jones, in their
neighborhood, were released today, having served their
time out. The boys are Green County lads, and say that
while they did shy a few rocks at the house, the fellow
who turned states evidence and convicted them did the
most of the destruction. Troyer is a preachers son,
while Pedits father is a poor and honest farmer who
needs the help of his son on the place very much.
Feel Impending Doom.
The feeling of impending
doom in the minds of many victims of Brights
disease and diabetes has changed to thankfulness by the
benefit derived from taking Foleys Kidney Cure. It
will cure incipient Brights disease and diabetes
and even in the worst cases gives comfort and relief.
The City Council
Budget Ways and Means Committee met Monday
evening in a regular session. The committee
discussed the possibility of entering into
contract with Jasper County Collector Stephen
Holt for the service of collecting City property
taxes. This possibility has been discussed before
but no contract was ever signed between the City
City Clerk Lynn
Campbell said that it would be a one year
contract which could be amended on a yearly basis
if needed. Committee members were favorable to
pursuing the contract, as it would save time for
the workers in City Hall.
There are several
properties for which the City has been unable to
collect taxes, as well as many people who have
requested the option to pay with credit card,
which the City does not offer currently. Campbell
said that the contract may resolve those issues,
adding that Holts collection rate is 99.9%.
In the contract a 4% fee would be taken by Holt
for providing the service. The committee agreed
to proceed with the option.
The committee also
discussed a budget amendment which would
appropriate more funding for the collection of
storm debris. The City contract with J & R
Disaster Services was originally bid for an
amount of $3.79 per cubic yard collected with an
estimated total debris amount of 25,000 cubic
yards. City Administrator Tom Short told the
committee that based on collections thus far
there may be as many as 50,000 cubic yards of
debris. A budget amendment will be required to
cover the increase as the reimbursement from FEMA
and SEMA will not be received by the City until
discussed the appropriation and agreed that it
would be best to not amend the budget until the
total amount was known.
The committee also
reviewed a mid-year budget status report which
showed expenditures and revenues for all
departments and the general fund. Currently the
approximate expenditures from the general fund
are at 45% and the revenues collected are at
roughly 43%. The committee reviewed the lists and
discussed each item. Short noted that overtime
would likely be an issue for several departments,
as the Street Department and Public Works
Department had been heavily occupied with ice
storm cleanup efforts.
Reprinted from Oct. 16, 1997:
I see where Toyota is givin up on its
slogan "I love what you do for me," and
the customer jumpin in the air. They ran
that theme for fourteen years. Now theyre
doin "everyday people"
commercials that Im not sure what the real
I could understand someone who
jumped in the air with excitement. I dont
have any idea what the new commercials mean.
I suppose time will tell if
they sell as many cars with the new fangled
approach, but Id have ta bet they change
this one before the end of the year.
Maybe there isnt room for
a just plain fun commercial anymore. If
thats the case, Ill miss em. No
more "wheres the beef," or
"know what I mean Vern" will diminish
the tv experience.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
Have allergy troubles?
One thing you can do is to wash your sheets in
hot water. If you have restricted the temperature
on your water heater for safety and economy (good
for you!), turn it back up once a week to wash
your bed linens. Dust mites, dander and pollen on
clothing are more likely to be removed in water
over 140 degrees F. There are plenty of small and
big changes you can make in your home. Check out
www.webmd.com/allergies for more tips.
Dog walking is the new
fitness tip. If you and Fido have put on a few
pounds during the holidays, youll both
benefit from daily walks. Taking your pet for
three 10-minute walks a day will allow your dog
to exercise its tensions away, while you get in
30 minutes of aerobic activity.
"If you have
trouble removing wax from a candleholder, try
putting it in the freezer for a few hours. When
you take it out, the wax will usually come right
out. Then, the next time you use the
candleholder, you can coat the inside of the
holder cup with a little oil, or you can put a
little bit of water in the cup (this works best
with votive-style holders). Happy candling!"
-- T.D. in Washington
tomato-based sauces from staining plastic storage
containers, spray the inside with non-stick
cooking spray. It works for me." -- O.L. in
Heres something to
try for removing anti-perspirant stains: meat
tenderizer. P.S. in Kentucky says to wet the
stained area, sprinkle liberally with meat
tenderizer, rub in, let set for several minutes
and then launder as usual. Keep those
anti-perspirant tips coming!
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