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Monday, July 7, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 12
Did Ya Know?...July
5th-July 11th, Jasper County Youth Fair. Go to
for a complete schedule of events and
Did Ya Know?...July
11th-13th, 11 a.m. The 6th Annual Hawgs for Dawgs
Benefit for Carthage Humane Society being held at
Choppers for Children Rally Park and Construction
Adventures Inc. Call 358-6402 for more
Did Ya Know?...July
17th, Golden Reflections will meet in the
hospital training center at 2307 Missouri Ave. at
2 p.m. Pam Madole, Family Caregiver Director at
the Area Agency on Aging, Region 10, will explain
the Missour Rx program as well as other services
the Area Agency Offers. Call 417-359-1351 for
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Public Library Teen "Big Bug Movie
Matinee" for ages 12-18 on Saturday, July
19th at 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Community Room.
Call Deb at 417-237-7040 for more info.
What do you call those little
white things in your head that bite?
I know the name but I
dont like to speak of such things.
I fooled you that time. All I
meant was your teeth. Theyre white and they
bite, dont they?
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
G. W. Bruffet To Fill Police Force
The city council, at the regular
meeting last night, proceeded to elect a city policeman
to take the place of W. S. Landreth, who resigned
Saturday night. This business was given precedence in
order that the appointee, could go to work at once and
make a full working force for the night. The city clerk
reported that there were two applicants for the position,
J.K. McKinney and G.W. Bruffet.
The Marshal knew Bruffet, thought to
make a good member of the force. The council voted by
ballot with the results that there eight votes for
Bruffet and none for anybody else. The absentees were
Gray and Bryan, Gray being out of town and Bryan not
reaching his seat until a little later in the evening.
Officer Bruffet there upon took the oath of office and
went downstairs was on duty inside of 15 minutes.
The Jasper County 4-H Youth
Fair began on Saturday, July 5 and will continue
through Friday, July 11th at the Jasper County
Fairgrounds in Carthage Municipal Park.
Todays events include the 4-H/FFA
Agri-Science Judging at 2:00 p.m., the Fair
Speech Contest at 5:00 p.m. in the Agriculture
building, and the Horse and Mule Show at 6:00
p.m. in the Saddle Club Arena.
Tuesdays events include
judging of the FFA Exhibits at 3:30 p.m., Poultry
check-in from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. the Pageant at
6:00 p.m. and the Rabbit Show in the Show arena
at 7:00 p.m.
Youth Fair Events will be
listed in the Mornin Mail throughout
the week. A complete listing of events can be
found at http://extension.missouri.edu/jasper/youth/JCYF/Jasper_County_Youth_Fair.htm
Provider Merger, Name Change.
City Administrator Tom Short
announced last week that the City had received
word of a merger between Allied Waste, the City
solid waste provider, and Republic Services,
Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Short said
that though Allied Waste is a larger company, the
merger will retain the company name of Republic
Sometimes ya hear folks
complainin that the art of conversation has
been lost in the age of worldwide communication.
In a general sense, I suppose
the simple act of conversing with actual human
beings is becomin less common.
Lately Ive been
wonderin if it would be more to the point
if the symptom is more the fact that folks just
dont listen anymore.
Like a train that passes in the
middle of the night, after a while we grow
accustom to the clatter and begin to hardly
notice. People just assume that they already know
what someone is goin to say and are
formulatin a response without actually
hearin what theyre respondin
I suppose listenin would
be common if anything bein said was worth a
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin
Carthage Printing Services
THIS IS A
By Samantha Mazzotta
Q: I try to maintain my home as
well as I can by myself. However, there are some
things that even the most determined body cannot
do. The sills on my outside back windows, which
face south, are rotting away. I hope that
something can be done simply, but whenever
someone gives me advice, they seem to think all
the windows and frames need to be replaced. Any
advice would be appreciated and considered.
Im a senior citizen on a limited budget. --
Bonnie M., via e-mail
A: Normally, when a wooden
window frame begins to show significant rotting,
its best to replace the entire frame -- you
get a well-fitted, better-insulated window that
will last for decades. But it isnt cheap,
and the project is beyond many do-it-yourselfers.
Its a tough call, without
being able to look at your exterior sills, as to
whether you can make temporary repairs to them
and hold off on replacing the entire window unit.
Take a close look at them: Is the rotting only
affecting a portion of the exterior wood? Does
the rot go through to the interior side? Does the
wood crumble away with light pressure?
A rotting window frame can
result in a lot of other costs -- water damage
from moisture seeping through the compromised
wood, and high energy bills from poor insulation.
If the rot is limited, you can
buy a little time -- a year or two, max -- by
filling the cracked surfaces with a two-part wood
filler. This product is mixed together and then
applied to the damaged area with a putty knife.
After it dries, it can be lightly sanded and
Once thats done, start
pricing replacements. The temporary seal will
give you extra time for this. With parts and
labor, you may only be able to replace one frame
at a time, but the replacement will be well worth
it in the long run.
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