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Monday, April 28, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 221
Did Ya Know?... The
Citywide Garage Sale is on May 3rd and starts in
some locations as early as 6:00am. If you are
choosing to participate in the citywide garage
sale you must get a permit from City Hall for
$2.00 and then go by Carthage Press to register
your address on the insert. Pick up a Friday
edition of the Carthage Press for a full listing
of sale locations.
Did Ya Know?... The Hugs
Project. If youre like the majority of us,
whod like to make the lives of our military
personnel a little more comfortable in a hostile
situation, come join us!
Did Ya Know?... The Southwest
Missouri Chapter of the Hugs Project is in need
of volunteers to help assemble lap quilts and to
vacuum seal items for shipping. All the materials
for the quilts and the vacuum sealing is
provided. The S.W. Chapter of the Hugs Project
meets the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesdays from 10:00
a.m. till 3:00 p.m. at Ulmers Community
Building at the corner of Garrison and Macon, in
Carthage. For more information contact Diane
Hutchins at 417-793-0720. Come out and show your
patriotism and appreciation for our troops.
"Im very much afraid
Ill not meet you in heaven, Johnny,"
said a Sunday-school teacher to a mischievous
"Why," exclaimed the
incorrigible youth, "what have you been
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Sale of Kendricktown
Thomas A. Kendrick, now of
Baker county, Ore., today sold to Thomas M. Keller, a
tract of land in Kendricktown bordering on the Missouri
Pacific railway for $200.
In some part of the world
each day of the week has served as a day of rest. Sunday
among Christians, Monday with the Greeks, Tuesday with
the Persians, Wednesday with the Assyrians, Thursday with
the Egyptians, Friday with the Turks and Saturday with
Wall paper of P. C.
Pfifer, the practical paper hanger, under bank of
W. E. Felix, architect,
corner Fourth and Howard streets.
Flinch cards at
The City Council
Budget Ways and Means Committee will meet this
evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of
City Hall for the first session of the Fiscal
Year 2009 Budget Hearings. Items on the agenda
include the Fiscal 2009 Agency budget requests.
The agencies are
scheduled as follows: 6:30 p.m. Overview of
Fiscal 2009 Budget, 6:45 p.m. Over-60 Center,
7:00 p.m. Chamber of Commerce, 7:30 p.m. Humane
Society, 7:45 p.m. Library, 8:00 p.m. break, 8:15
p.m. Convention & Visitors Bureau, 8:30 p.m.
American Legion Baseball, 8:45 p.m. Girls
Softball, 9:00 p.m. Youth Baseball, 9:15 adjourn.
The hearings will
continue tomorrow and on Wednesday evening, both
nights beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Council
Chambers of City Hall. Tuesdays agenda
includes discussion of the City Departments
budgets and Wednesdays agenda includes the
discussion of Carthage Water & Electric Plant
budget and the discussion and perfection of the
Annual Operating and Capital Budget.
The City of
Carthage Fiscal Year 2009 begins on July 1, 2008.
Artists Attend Capitol Art Event.
Helen, Russell and Graham Ryan along with
numerous regional artists attended the annual
Artists Day event at the Capitol Building
in Jefferson City last week. The event was
sponsored by Missouri Representative Steve Hunter
as a means of calling attention the importance of
art in Southwest Missouri.
The event included
an art showcase as well as an opportunity for the
artists to meet the members of the Missouri House
of Representatives, take a tour of the Capitol
building and a chance to speak with legislators
and visitors from around the state.
When I was growin up we
got two channels on TV. The third channel was
always there, but usually it only could be seen
at night or on a cloudy day.
We had an antenna up on a pole
that was aimed at the city some thirty miles away
that the stations broadcast from, but it never
seemed to be aimed just right.
We had a very sophisticated
adjustment procedure. The bed room window down,
bedroom door open, my brother or I standing in
the hall and mom gauging the efforts in front of
Then the real battle, the
"fine tuning" came into play. With one
hand behind the set, and nothin more than a
nose in front, tryin to stop the
rollin, Dad would eventually end up
proppin a mirror in front of the set and
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities Mall
This Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
Conditioners Keep Cool in the Shade
Q: My neighbor
told me that I should cut back the trees and
bushes around my central air unit because they
could damage it. I have always heard that AC
units should be well-shaded from the sun to
prevent damage, and trees are the best natural
shade. What do you say? -- Tracy D., Tampa, Fla.
A: I say
youre both right -- but the devil is in the
cooling unit -- typical for central air
conditioning -- works best when it doesnt
have to labor against the direct heat of a hot
summer sun. Putting walls and a roof around the
unit is impractical and can cause the it to
overheat (in addition to other venting issues),
so sitting outside is optimum.
Because of this,
youre right -- trees and shrubbery can
create the best shade, allowing air to flow
around the unit while blocking the direct rays of
However, an air
conditioning unit has several vents and intakes
built into it. Outdoor units can handle temporary
issues like rain. But when solid objects get
through the vents, big problems can occur. The
most common problem with outdoor units is caused
by leaves, twigs or related debris getting inside
the unit and damaging moving parts. So, with that
in mind, your neighbor is right.
How can you
compromise between these two opposites? Keep the
trees and shrubs, but prune the shrubs well back
from the air conditioning unit -- about 6 inches
to a foot -- and have a tree-trimming service
thin out the branches of the surrounding shade
trees (normal tree maintenance should be fine).
Three to four
times a year -- or once a month if youre
using the air conditioning every day for a
prolonged period -- check the outside unit and
clear away fallen leaves, cobwebs and other
debris from the top and sides (turn the unit off
before doing this).
HOME TIP: Central
air conditioning units need good airflow to work
properly, but also need to be shaded from the
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