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Monday, February 25, 2008 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?... 4th
Annual TRIVIA Night, Friday Feb 29th, doors open
at 5:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Auditorium. $100
per team, food & snacks incl., cash &
prizes to be awarded. For more info call Carthage
Chamber, ask for Amber at 358-2373
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Chamber is hosting a Business Expo at
the Memorial Hall, April 18th from 1:00PM-5:00PM
and April 19th from 9:00AM-5:00PM. There is
limited space so call Amber and register your
business at 358-2373.
"What made you marry
"So youre beginning to wonder,
To err is human, and to blame
it on a computer is even more so.
Professor- "And are you
sure that this story is original?"
Student-"Certainly, it is."
Professor-"Great heavens! To think that I
would live to see the day when I would meet
Youll probably agree that
a professor who comes three minutes early to
class is extremely unusual-in fact, hes in
a class by himself.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A $5,000 Farm Deal.
H. T. Boyd of Maple Grove
today bought from John M. Confer of Golden City a
160-acre farm two miles east of Maple Grove for $5,000.
Both men were in Carthage today to close the deal.
Getting Costumes Ready.
Most of those to attend
the masquerade German next Tuesday night have been busy
today arranging for their costumes. Some of the young
ladies especially, it is said, will have quite elaborate
Steadley Bros. have
painted the front of their store a shade of red, which
looks very neat.
The Gould-McNerney Music
Co. can furnish you with orchestra, mandolin, club, or
any kind of music for dances, receptions or entertainment
on short notice.
The Public Works
Committee last week discussed an option made
available by the Missouri Department of Natural
Resources Region M. Public Works Director Chad
Wampler said that Region M would like Carthage to
begin collecting electronic waste, or E-waste
which includes old computers, monitors and other
electronic equipment. Wampler said that of the
regional cities that currently collect E-waste,
none allow the drop off of televisions. Region M
has offered to reimburse the City for the
purchase of a building at the landfill which
would house the E-waste, if the City would accept
Wampler said that
one reason other cities do not allow televisions
is because there is a charge applied by DNR for
each TV due to some of the electronic components.
The committee approved a motion to allow a $30
charge to citizens wanting to deposit TVs at the
site, an amount which would cover the Citys
costs. That recommendation will be presented to
City Council during Tuesdays regular
If the ordinance
is approved, all electronic waste except for
televisions could be brought to the site free of
I reached to reset the trip
meter on the dash of the car the other day, felt
a tinge of guilt and fear. I realized that I had
my arm stuck through the steering wheel.
Now with the new fangled power
steerin on vehicles of today, there is
little risk. But when I was learnin to
maneuver a tractor cross a plowed field,
the one thing that was stressed to me by an
obviously experienced farmer was ta never reach
through the wheel. Hit a furrow just right and
the steering wheel on that old John Deere spins
like a pinwheel.
Im wonderin how
many things we do without really bein aware
of xactly why we do em. Just cause we
were taught. I dont suppose theres
much to fear bout gettin a broken arm
while drivin down the interstate, but I
aint gonna chance it.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street Health & Herbs
THIS IS A HAMMER
By Samantha Mazzotta
Stud Finder Can
See Behind Walls
a stud finder? And how can I hang up a coat rack
without it pulling out of the wall? -- Jim T.,
A: The stud finder
takes the arcane art of rapping the wall with
your knuckles until you find what you think might
be a stud, and places it in the hands of the
common man. Or woman.
Why is this
important? Because any item that is intended to
be hung on a wall that weighs more than five
pounds -- or will hold other items totaling more
than five pounds -- should be anchored securely
to that wall. And one of the most secure anchors
is a stud -- not the kind we women dream of
meeting, but rather, the vertical framing boards
behind the drywall.
Think of your
wall, the visible part with paint or wallpaper on
it, as a kind of curtain. Its a bit
sturdier than cloth, but not by much. Its
just sheets of material known as drywall or sheet
rock, placed against and hammered to what is
really your wall -- a bank of vertical timbers
spaced about 16 inches apart. These arent
just good for holding up your drywall,
theyre great for holding up heavy objects
like shelves and coat racks.
cant see the studs, but a stud finder can
-- in a way. The most common type, a magnetic
stud finder, locates metal studs or nails, while
an electronic stud finder senses the density
between a stud and the gap between studs.
Operation is simple: Hold it flat against the
wall surface and move it carefully from one side
to another, at least 2 feet, until a green light
So, to secure a
coat hanger so it doesnt fall out of the
wall, locate and mark the nearest stud (or stud
pair), drill holes and attach the rack to the
HOME TIP: Newer
apartment buildings may have steel rather than
wood studs. Youll need steel-rated drill
bits and metal screws to attach anything to these
studs -- along with the landlords
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