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Monday, July 28, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 27
Did Ya Know?...July 29th
- Aug. 2nd, Fair Acres Family YMCA Soccer Camp
starts at 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. & Sat. morning.
Call 358-1070 for more info.
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
2nd, TheBowl-A-Thon for Carthage Humane Society
will start at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Star Lanes in
Carthage. For more info call Gail at 439-7134.
I have an uncle working on Wall
Is he rich?
He was once, used to have a
corner on the market, but now he has a market on
I learned today that our
tattooed sailor friend had sued the osteopath.
He claims the osteopath threw
all of his pictures out of focus
Our band has many
accomplishments, but music isnt one of
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
During last meeting of the City
Council, the annual message of the mayor was read,
suggesting that the tax levy for the year be made as
follows: Fifty cents on $100 of assessment for purposed
of general revenue, seven cents for court house bon fund,
10 cents for library fund and 15 cents for electric light
fund. On motion, this levy was made. The mayor also
recommended that the system of issuing current revenue
bonds each year be abandoned, if possible, as the
interest on them draws to an appreciable extent on the
revenues of the city.
He pointed out that a little economy
for awhile would eliminate these bonds and leave the city
to go along after that from year to year on just the same
basis as before, only better off by the absence of the
interest on the current revenue bonds.
W. J Feemater, nurse, over
Chapmans second hand store.
Minimum Wage Increases.
In accordance with the
provisions of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007,
the federal minimum wage increased to $6.55 per
hour today. Employers can obtain copies of the
new federal minimum wage poster and the
"Handy Reference Guide to the Fair Labor
Standards Act," and other reference tools by
visiting the Internet site,
The minimum wage poster can be
directly accessed at
and the Handy Reference Guide is located at
The federal minimum wage rate will increase again
on July 24, 2009, to $7.25 per hour. For more
information, call the U.S. Department of
Labors (USDOL) toll-free help line at
Missouri employers subject to
the provisions of Missouris Minimum Wage
Law should take note that Missouris minimum
wage rate is higher than the federal rate and
that covered employers are required to pay
covered employees at least $6.65 per hour.
Information on Missouris Minimum Wage Law
can be accessed at the Missouri Department of
Labor and Industrial Relations Web site,
Missourians also can contact the
Departments Division of Labor Standards at
(573) 751-3403 or e-mail questions to
On Sept. 30, 2008, the Missouri
Department of Labor and Industrial Relations will
measure the increase or decrease in the Consumer
Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical
Workers (CPI-W) as published by the USDOL from
July 2007 to July 2008 as prescribed by state
law. Based on changes in the CPI-W,
Missouris minimum wage rate will increase
or decrease. The new rate will take effect Jan.
The USDOL publishes the CPI-W
each month, which can be found at
http://www.bls.gov/cpi/home.htm. Employers may
use this information to make reasonable
projections based on earlier changes in the
If at any time the federal
minimum wage rate exceeds the Missouri minimum
wage rate in effect at the same time, the federal
rate will be adopted as Missouris minimum
wage rate and future CPI-W adjustments will be
based on the rate that is in effect on Sept. 30
of that year.
Played a little dominos this last
weekend. Double fifteens. If ya wanna test
your kids (or your own) ability to add,
subtract, and divide by five, pick up a set of
these jewels. As a matter a fact, why not
introduce the game as part of any high school
graduates final exam. Thatd cut the
wheat from the chaff.
The other practical education
experience would be ta have ta make change and
count it back to the customer for a day at the
fast food joint. Usetabe, (Ive used that
term so much lately, Ive decided to make it
just one word in my vocabulary) these
everday math skills were used on some
regularity. With video games and calculators,
even those of us who learned need to exercise the
skills to keep em workin. Quick,
whats 8 x 7?
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Carthage Printing Services
THIS IS A
Bolt Keeps Door From Locking.
Q: I have been unable to fully
lock my front door for a while now because the
door bolt will no longer go all the way into the
frame. I think the door is misaligned. How do I
fix this? -- Gerard J., San Diego
A: Definitely check the
alignment of the door. You can do this by holding
the end of a ruler or other straight item against
the top of the frame to see if the crack between
the top of the door and the frame is straight or
has a slight angle. You also can check the sides
and bottom this way. If the door is not hanging
straight, work with a friend to remove the door
from its hinges and place shims under the hinges.
A shim can be as simple as a
thin piece of cardboard cut to the shape of the
hinge. When slid into place behind the hinge
plate, it raises the profile of the hinge, which
changes the angle at which the door is hung. You
may need to re-hang the door a few times to get
the proper width and placement of the shims.
If the door is straight or
shimming doesnt resolve the latch issue,
check the alignment of the bolt with its strike
plate (the metal plate set in the door frame).
Make sure the plate is screwed tightly to the
frame and not wiggling loosely.
The latchbolt itself can be
raised or lowered slightly by shimming it in much
the same way the door is shimmed. You can insert
a thin piece of cardboard behind the bottom hinge
to raise the latchbolt, or behind the top hinge
to lower the latchbolt.
HOME TIP: Removing and
replacing door hinges can gradually widen screw
holes until the screws no longer tighten. Renew
the screw holes by gluing
wooden golf tees into the holes and cutting them
flush with the surface.
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