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Monday, August 23, 2008 Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?...Carthage
Crisis Center Will hold its Labor Day Weekend
Workdays, Sat. Aug. 30th and Mon. Sept. 1st at
100 South Main Street, Carthage, Mo from 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Skilled and
unskilled people welcome. Call Marilyn or Brian
at 417-358-3533 for more info.
Did Ya Know?...Sign-up
for the Fair Acres Family YMCAs Girls
Volleyball, Boys & Girls Flag
Football and Cheer leading programs are taking
place now at the Y located at 2600 Grand Ave,
Carthage. Game practice will begin on Aug. 26th.
Call 417-358-1070 for more info.
Why were you late?
I was shaving and talked myself
into a shampoo and a massage.
Yes, Dad, I have a chance to
embrace an opportunity.
Fine, son. Im
tellin you, give it a good hug.
A recent show advertised a
chorus of seventy, but some of them didnt
look to be a day over sixty-five.
Lets go on the warpath.
We cant, its being
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
PLANS FOR NEW M. E.
CHURCH DRAWN LAST FALL.
When it was decided to build a church
last fall, a set of plans was practically accepted before
the building proposition was temporarily postponed until
after the money stringency. Now that the latter is
entirely over, the movement for a new church will be
resumed, although it is not known whether the same plans
will be used.
Neither is it known whether or not the
present location of the church at Chestnut and Howard
Streets will be used as a site for the new edifice. It is
barely probable, however, that a new and larger location
will be sought for the fine new building.
In the plans which were favorably
considered last autumn are shown an imposing temple of
Carthage stone which would be an ornament to the city.
The specifications called for a large basement which
would be quarters for the Sunday school, a kitchen and
spacious dining room.
The Family Literacy Center, 706
Orchard will open classes on September 2 to the
Carthage community. Classes for English as a
Second Language will be on Tuesday and Thursday
mornings at 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. and
Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. to
9:00 p.m. This will be for beginning students who
speak no English at all, to levels for the more
Wednesday mornings English
classes will be at 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for a
level 4, this is for people who want to learn
more English and would like to go further for a
high school graduate diploma (GED).
Wednesday afternoons will be
free from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for children and
adults who need help in reading to improve their
skills. Also Spanish classes will be offered to
children and adults who want to learn to speak
the language. Those who are interested in this
type of class are encouraged to call 358-5926.
Friday mornings will be
computer classes and Citizenship classes for all.
Time will be 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. They will
begin with keyboarding on to advance with letter
writing and excel. Each class will last 4 weeks.
Hopefully the last of the pig
Sounder, thats what ya
call a bunch a pigs. (A herd is also acceptable I
guess, but I still think pigs deserve their own
particular collective term.)
Some other unusual collective
terms were also submitted by a Mail fan. There is
a leap of leopards, of course a pride of lions,
and a parliament of owls. Polecats gather into a
chine and several rabbits become a drove.
considered a flock, but a rafter, while wolves a
pack Eagles dont flock either, they group
in a lofty soundin convocation. Then there
is the gaggle of geese, a skulk of foxes, and a
troop of kangaroos (also sometimes called a mob
of kangaroos). By the way, a yoke of oxen is
exactly two, so two yoke would be four.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
THIS IS A
By Samantha Mazzotta
Q: We just closed on a house
that the previous owner had to sell in a hurry to
avoid foreclosure. One thing that came as-is is
the kitchen floor; theres a large gash cut
in the vinyl through the center of the kitchen,
and the plywood underneath is showing. Should I
just glue this down for now? Is it OK to have
plywood beneath the vinyl? Thanks -- Hannah L.,
A: The plywood you see is part
of the underlayment, which is the intermediary
between the floor joists and the flooring surface
on which you walk (in this case, the vinyl). When
building a modern house, sheets of plywood make
up the base of the floors. These are usually (but
not always) topped with a thin layer of padding,
followed by carpet, tile or vinyl sheeting.
Underlayment is quite sturdy
and, as long as it is not damaged or wet, can
last many years.
A thin cut in vinyl sheeting,
as long as the edges still meet, can be quickly
reglued so that the cut is not noticeable. If the
gash in the vinyl sheeting is jagged or the edges
are curling back from the cut, youll
probably have to patch or replace the sheet.
As youve just moved in,
now might be a good time to consider replacing
the vinyl sheet. You can roll out new sheeting or
spring for a different floor covering such as
vinyl or ceramic tile. Its also a prime
opportunity to inspect the underlayment and make
sure it is dry, firm and undamaged.
HOME TIP: A small gouge or tear
in vinyl flooring can be patched quickly with a
bit of clear shellac or varnish. To match the
floors color, mix shavings of matching
vinyl from a scrap piece into the varnish and dab
the paste on.
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