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Monday, August 4, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 32
Did Ya Know?...Old Quilt
drawing, August 10th. Donation of $1 to Union
Chapel United Methodist Church. This quilt was
handpieced several years ago by an unknown person
and made from feed sacks from the 40s. For
tickets and information call Ramona Hager at
Did Ya Know?...August
9th, Carver/Stones Throw Theater will host
a Fundraiser Event at 7 p.m. Paxton Williams will
perform "Listening to the Still Small Voice:
The Story of George Washington Carver. Call Betty
for reservations at 417-358-7268.
Paper will keep you warm.
Yeah, I remember a thirty day note that kept me
in a sweat for a month.
Its raining cats and dogs
Yes, and I just stepped into a poodle
Skunks are never broke.
They always carry scents
Go see if the chef has
I cant tell, hes got his shoes on.
Where theres smoke
theres fire, except when its a
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
HAUGHAWOUT IS HAPPY.
After consulting with the
members of the city council again last night, Mayor J. P.
Leggett signed the ordinance which was passed at the last
meeting making W. F. Haughawout the agent of the city for
selling the recent $220,000 Issue of water works bonds.
There was a little
discussion of the provisions of the ordinance in which
Mr. Haughawout participated himself at some length, but
nothing new was brought out and the mayors
signature to the ordinance at the end of the discussion
make it operative at once. Mt. Haughawout thereupon left
the meeting in a happy frame of mind.
The ladies of First
Baptist church will give a Victor talking machine social
tomorrow night. Admission is 10 cents, lemonade and
wafers, 5 cents.
Carthage R-9 Enrollment.
School will begin on Thursday,
August 14 for grades kindergarten through 12 in
the Carthage R-9 School District.
Seventh grade students who
enrolled in spring should pick up schedules and
locker assignments Wednesday, August 6 between
9:00 a.m. and 12 noon. Eighth grade students who
enrolled in the spring should pick up schedules
and locker assignments Thursday, August 7 from
9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Ninth grade students who
enrolled in spring should pick up schedules and
locker assignments on August 7 from 1:00 p.m. to
Senior high school students who
have not previously enrolled should select their
classes and complete schedules on August 4 or
August 5 from 8:00 a.m. till 11:00 p.m. or 12:00
p.m. till 3:00 p.m.
Seniors who enrolled in spring
should pick up schedules and locker assignments
Wednesday, August 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
or from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the assistant
principals office. Juniors should do the
same on Thursday, August 7 and Sophomores on
Monday, August 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Information requested for
enrollment in the Carthage R-9 School District
includes; students birth certificate,
immunization records, proof of residency, last
years report card or other proof of grade
placement, present address and phone number,
parent or guardians place of employment and
work number, emergency contact person,
doctors name and phone number and
students social security number. Students
planning to drive to school should register their
licence plate number and may secure a parking
sticker to park in the student lots. Parking
stickers are not required if the student wishes
to park on the street. The stickers cost $1.00.
If it aint broke,
dont fix it.
Although that old adage is hard
ta argue with, a lotta folks just dont pay
any attention to it. Those are the ones who just
seem ta like tinkerin with things. This is
opposed to those who do regular inspections to
make sure it aint broke or getting
ready to break. "Course with the high cost
of repairs and the relatively cheap replacement
cost of most gadgets, maintenance has become
almost obsolete in most instances.
I would hazard a guess that few
sewin machines get a regular dose of 3-in-1
these days. Its near impossible to find a
grease zert on an automobile, all the joints are
sealed. The trend is to make machinery
"idiot proof." For most of us,
its a welcomed development.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities
Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
planning to paint two rooms over the weekend. How
can I do the entire job quickly so Im not
working late into the night on Sunday? -- Hannah
A: The best way to
get a paint job done quickly, with minimal
hassle, is to spend as much time preparing
beforehand as possible. In the days leading up to
the painting, try to complete the following
from the room. Take pictures off the walls,
including the hardware used to hang them and all
nails or screws. Remove cover plates from outlets
and switches. Loosen light fixtures so that you
can paint underneath them.
hardware from windows and doors. Place a
dropcloth on the floor for prep work and
A few days before
painting, scrape away loose paint or plaster from
the areas to be painted. Locate nail holes and
cracks, and fill them with spackling compound.
Let the compound dry for a few hours, then sand.
If youll be painting over wooden trim that
has a glossy finish, rub it lightly with steel
wool or fine-grade sandpaper to roughen the
finish. This will help the new paint adhere.
Clean grease spots
and other stains -- if a stain cant be
washed away, cover it with primer at the
beginning of the painting stage. Dust the paint
areas and then clean them with a cloth or sponge
dipped in water and a low-phosphate household
cleaner. Let everything dry for 24 hours.
This seems like an
awful lot of work for just a couple of rooms, but
these preparatory tasks can be done bit by bit in
the days beforehand, and you can complete the job
quickly and efficiently.
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