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Monday, April 21, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 216
Did Ya Know?... Every 2
seconds someone needs blood. You can help, Give
Blood. Thursday, April 24 11:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
at Church of the Nazarene, Gymnasium, 2000 Grand,
Carthage, MO. Bring I.D. T-shirt to All
Presenting Donors! Call 1-800-GIVE LIFE for more
Did Ya Know?... A Guitar
Hero Tournament is being held at the Carthage
Junior High School Gymnasium at the corner of
River and Contennial, in Carthage, MO on
Saturday, April 26th. Registrations begins at 8
a.m. with Easy, Medium, Hard and Expert
divisions. For a small registration fee come and
enjoy this fun day. Prizes will be awarded in all
categories. All monies raised will benefit the
American Cancer Society, Relay For Life. For more
info or to register early call 417-310-0722 or
"I know a fellow who got
into trouble being frank and earnest."
"Yeah! Frank in New York and Ernest in
"Didnt I meet you in
"No, I never was in Toledo."
"Neither was I. It must have been two other
"I heard something this
morning that opened my eyes."
"So did I - an alarm clock."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Bought Lots in Woodland
Ann Gernsey today bought
of W. A. Williams two lots in the Woodland addition in
the southwest part of town for $300. Samuel J. Barber
negotiated the deal. The purchaser will build a six room
house on these lots and make it her home.
The Reward is Now $500.
The reward for the capture
of the Ravisher at Joplin has now reached $500. The city
of Joplin offers $200; county court, $100; Sheriff Warren
and Marshal Manamy, of Joplin, each $50, and last night
Constable Harvey, of Joplin, brought the amount up to
$500 by an offer of $100.
To cleanse the system in a
gentle and truly beneficial manner, when the springtime
comes, us the true and perfect remedy, Syrup of Figs. Buy
the genuine. Manufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co.
only, and for sale by all druggists at 50 cents per
Plan Community Workshop.
The City of
Carthage is encouraging all Carthage residents to
attend a Community Workshop for the City of
Carthage Comprehensive Plan, to be held April
24th at 7:00 p.m. in the Carthage Memorial Hall.
Planning Works LLC of Kansas City, Missouri is in
contract with the City to develop plans for the
future of Carthage, and community workshops are
one way of gathering the input used for the
The Planning Works
website issues the invitation as follows;
"We hope to
see as many Carthage residents at this workshop
as possible so that we can get the voice of the
community involved in determining which
strategies and tools are most important for the
City. Please attend and bring your coworkers,
your friends, and your neighbors!"
Tom Short told City Council during the previous
Council meeting that attendance had been small at
the previous workshop and said that this
weeks meeting was scheduled to give
citizens more opportunities to voice their
schedule of events includes the presentation of a
draft Future Land Use Map. Participants will be
asked to help prioritize strategies and tools
available to the City.
The Planning Works
website contains further information about the
work that has already been completed, as well as
documentation, maps and a comment center. The
address is www.ourplanningworks.com/Carthage
Ive noticed that peoples
hands are pretty handy.
The only problem Ive seen
with hands is what ya do with em when ya
havent got anything ta do with em.
For instance standin
round waitin for a bus, or better
yet, standin round in a group of
people, waitin for someone ta show up at a
Ive noticed there are
different levels of hand hidin. Seems like
everone is uncomfortable with their hands
showin out in the open. Guess theyre
afraid someone ll hand em
somethin like a broom.
Men especially seem to be
uncomfortable when they dont have anything
to do with their hands.
Most go for the easy out, stick
em both in their pockets.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities
IS A HAMMER
By Samantha Mazzotta
Door Frame Molding
Q: The top
piece of the door frame in my sons bedroom
was gouged by an over-the-door hook that was
sticking up at an angle. It looks easy enough to
replace. What are your thoughts? -- Harry J.,
Kansas City, Mo.
A: A piece of
molding, or trim, on the outside of the door
frame above the door could be fairly simple to
replace. Take a close look at the frame to see if
the piece can be pried off. Youll need a
box cutter to slice through the paint between the
molding and the wall and along the joint between
the side molding pieces, and a small pry bar to
work the molding loose without damaging the wall
or frame. Try to remove the piece completely
intact, as it will be much easier to cut the
replacement to size.
Take the molding
to a building-supply store to find a matching
piece of trim wood. Replacement trim in the exact
size, width and color may be available; if not,
most stores can cut the new wood to the same size
To install, set
the unpainted wood piece into place to make sure
it fits correctly. If its just a little too
tight, sand the ends a bit (as well as the ends
of the connecting molding) to get a proper fit.
If too loose, wood putty can fill in small gaps
between the joints after installation. Gaps of
more than 1/8 inch are too wide and a new piece
should be cut.
Nail the trim into
place, leaving the nail heads sticking up. Finish
with a nail set -- this makes the nails flush
with the wood or slightly indented without
damaging the surrounding wood. Test the door to
make sure the new wood isnt impeding its
open and shut functions. Smooth wood putty into
any small gaps, let dry and then prime and paint
the new molding to match the rest of the door.
HOME TIP: Damaged
trim or molding around a door frame or in a room
can be unsightly, and patching with wood putty
doesnt always help.
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