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Monday, July 21, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 22
Did Ya Know?... July
28th, 7 p.m. Jasper County Farm Bureau will be
hosting a "Meet The Candidate" forum.
For more info contact the Farm Bureau Office at
Did Ya Know?... Carthage
Church of Christ, 3122 S. Grand, invites all to
their Vacation Bible School July 28th thru August
1st from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Classes for all ages
including Adults. For more information phone, or
for transportation call 358-3661.
Did Ya Know?...August
2nd, Bowl-A-Thon for Carthage Humane Society. 1
p.m. to 4 p.m. at Star Lanes in Carthage. For
more info call Gail at 439-7134.
Why are hogs like trees?
I dont know, why?
Because they root for a living.
While we were hunting, I could
have shot a bear.
Why didnt you?
I didnt like the look on
his face, he wouldnt have made a good rug.
On our ranch we have hundreds
and hundreds of cattle.
Thats a lot of cows.
And thousands and thousands of
Thats a lot of bull.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
NEED OF A CITY
Dr. Whitney called the attention of the
city council to his former report on the need of a city
scavenger and said he would continue to remind them of
this until they either bounced him or found a way to do
something about it. Dr. Whitney suggested that the
council appoint a committee to open a correspondence with
the other cities about the size of Carthage in order to
learn how municipalities are handling the garbage
question and what their plans for a city scavenger may
Councilmen Millard Bryan and Ed Ingle
were appointed on a committee to investigate the
scavenger work in other cities, and also asked to see
what could be done about securing a city forester, as had
been suggested by Health Officer Whitney in a former
J.W. Halliburton returned from a
meeting with the confederate home directors in
Army "Tools for School."
The Salvation Army is preparing
for Tools for School, a program which has helped
provide school supplies for hundreds of regional
children. Contributions are currently being
accepted from the community.
Supplies including backpacks
without wheels, paper, pencils, pens, glue
sticks, bottles of glue, erasers, etc. may be
donated at 125 E. Fairview. In the past the
Salvation Army has purchased many of these items
additionally, and for that reason cash donations
are also being accepted. Volunteers are also
welcome to help sort the supplies and pack the
bags on Wednesday, August 6.
For those needing school
supplies, applications will be accepted beginning
today, July 21 through Friday, August 1.
Applicants must apply at 125 E. Fairview between
the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.. The
supplies are available for children grades 1
through 7. In order to register the head of
household must bring their photo identification.
Further information may be obtained by calling
the Salvation army at 258-2262.
I always heard the best way ta count how
many motorcycles were in a parade was ta count
the wheels and then divide by two. Some kina new
math I suppose.
A friend of mine tells of an
acquaintance that bought a new Harley, had it
shipped to a motorcycle rally then flew in to
enjoy the festivities. Not your typical
motorcycle enthusiast I dont suppose.
My uncle used ta ride his
Zundap motorcycle everwhere he went. Mom
always got a kick out of the story of how you can
tell a happy cyclist bugs on their teeth.
It was apparently a very visual image that always
made her laugh at that one.
I never rode with a wind
screen. Wore old aviation goggles. But my mom did
teach me there are times its better ta keep
my mouth shut.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Carthage Printing Service
THIS IS A HAMMER
Q: Theres a scorch mark
on my kitchen floor caused when my son dropped a
lighted match (dont ask, it was a teenage
thing, I guess) on it. I tried scrubbing it out,
but it seems to be melted into the vinyl. How can
I fix it? -- Jeri in San Antonio
A: Extreme heat and solvents
are enemies of the vinyl floor -- they can eat
right into the surface and are difficult to
repair or cover up. It may be better to replace
the damaged section, and its one of the
easier home repairs.
If the floor is vinyl tile,
then loosen the damaged tile (a heat gun will
soften the adhesive) and pry it up with a putty
knife. Soften the old adhesive with mineral
spirits (being careful not to contact the
surrounding tiles) and scrape away. Spread new
flooring adhesive and press a new tile into
place, wiping away any excess adhesive that oozes
out of the edges.
A floor that has sheet vinyl
(the vinyl flooring was rolled out in one big
piece and trimmed to fit the room) can also be
patched. First, get a patch of matching vinyl --
if you dont have any extra,
"steal" a piece from underneath an
appliance or from the inside of the kitchen
pantry if the flooring extends there -- by
cutting out a square using a sharp utility knife.
Place the patch square over the
damaged area and trace around it to mark your
cutting area. Remove the patch. Using the utility
knife (change the blade if possible), cut along
the lines. Use a putty knife to pry up the
damaged section. As above, clean away old
adhesive, apply new adhesive and press the patch
into place. To make sure it holds, cover the
patch with wax paper and stack some books on top
for at least a day.
Finish the patch by applying
liquid seam sealer around the patch edges.
HOME TIP: Liquid seam sealer is
great for quick repairs to vinyl floors.
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