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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 Volume XVI, Number
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.
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Public Librarys Wednesday morning
story time will resume on January 9th.
Did Ya Know?...
Crossroads Chapter # 41 of the Disabled American
Veterans, and members of the Auxiliary will meet
Tuesday night, January 15th at 7:00 in the Legion
Rooms, second floor of the Memorial Hall.
A small boy stood in the
entrance to the cobblers shop watching the
man at work.
"What do you repair boots with,
mister," he suddenly asked.
"Hide," replied the cobbler sharply.
"E-r-r, eh?" asked the boy.
"I said hide," replied the cobbler
"What for?" the boy insisted, somewhat
"Hide! The cows outside," sighed
"Dont care if it is. Whos afraid
of a cow, anyway?" said the youngster
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Lou Bradberry, and
employee of the Webb City Trading Company, had his leg
crushed in a runaway while driving from Webb City to
Oronogo, last Friday. The injury was so severe that it
was found necessary to amputate his right foot at the
A child at Galena while
playing with a pair of scissors Sunday, fell and ran one
of the points into its eye. It is hoped that they eye can
Miss Helen Taggart
returned to Carthage Saturday evening from a two weeks
visit with relatives in Kansas. She will depart for home
in Upper Alton, Illinois within a few days.
Take Care of Your
In our clothing department
we have a lot of warm overcoats for men and boys. Also
gloves, mittens, wool sacks and other cold weather goods.
R.H. Rose, Dept. Store.
The City Council
Public Services committee met at 5:30 Monday
afternoon. There was no old or new business on
the agenda but Parks Director Alan Bull gave an
update on the storm debris removal from the City
parks. Bull told the committee that the golf
course cleaning required a 16 flatbed truck
which carried approximately 145 loads of debris,
in addition to 20 loads removed by a pickup
truck. Bull said that the down limbs in other
parks have resulted in nearly 70 dumptruck loads
and 26 pickup truck loads.
Claude Newport asked Bull if he knew roughly how
many trees had been damaged to the point that
they could not be salvaged. Bull said that the
current count was around 12 trees, primarily
Bradford Pear trees. He added that there were
probably more that had not been noticed yet.
expressed concerns about continued falling limbs.
He said that with the recent windy conditions
some of the "hangers," or branches that
had broken but not fallen, were beginning to
fall. Bull advised that citizens should be
cautious around trees with hanging limbs.
I hear folks
talkin a lot these days bout
building relationships. We seem ta always
want to put fancy words to simple ideas. Somehow
the idea of havin a neighbor or a friend
doesnt seem like enough anymore. We gotta
make it into somethin explainable.
Usually if ya think about it,
friends just kinda show up. Sure ya gotta spend
time with em to consider em a friend,
but ya dont have ta spend a lotta time
figurin out how to build the
I think the main reason the
term has changed is people dont get a
chance to be a friend very often any more.
Buildin a fence, gatherin in crops, lots a
things used ta take a group effort that would
bring people together. When ya work with folks,
ya find out pretty quick who you can count on if
ya need somethin important done.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
January Sales Items: Get
great deals on leftover holiday decorations and
cards, appliances and furniture, as well as
linens, towels and other "white sale"
Keep a few
fabric-softener sheets in the linen closet. It
will keep the towels smelling fresh. If you have
lots of extra bedsheets, it keeps them
"Whenever I have a
casserole pan that has baked-on, hard-to-remove
bits left behind, I fill it with water, add a
little dish soap and stick it back in the warm
oven. I let it sit for several hours -- even
overnight -- and the gunk just slides off the
next day. Elbow grease is getting harder and
harder to come by these days, so I try not to
waste it." -- I.S. in Pennsylvania
"Have a budding
artist? Mine has just gone through a
crayon-on-the-wall period. I tried all kinds of
things to get it off, and then a neighbor told me
to use a damp rag dipped in baking soda.
Its great, and the crayon came right
off." -- G.L. in Massachusetts
Substitutions: 1 cup of
sugar dissolved in 1/4 cup of hot water can stand
in for 1 cup of corn syrup.
"If you live alone,
always take your cell phone with you when you go
outside or in the garage; in case of an accident,
you can contact someone." -- K.P., via
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