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Monday, March 10, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 186
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Humane Society is in immediate need of a
foster family for a pregnant homeless cat. Call
358-6402 for more information.
Did Ya Know?... The Girl
Scouts now deliver their Girl Scout Cookies.
Please call, fax or email your order in. Sales
end March 23rd. Call Shenan 623-8277 X17, Fax
625-1261 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did Ya Know?... The
First Assembly of God in Carthage will hold and
Eggs & Issues on March 14th at 7:00 AM. Our
state legislature representative will be there
answering questions over breakfast.
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Chamber is hosting a Small Business Expo
at the Memorial Hall, April 18th from
1:00PM-6:00PM and April 19th from 9:00AM-3:00PM.
There is limited space so call Amber and register
your business at 358-2373.
After looking over his
sons report card, father said:
"Bud, if you had a little more spunk,
youd stand better in your grades. And by
the way, do you know what spunk is?"
"Sure, Dad. Its the past participle of
Wife- "Im going to
give you a piece of my mind."
Hubby- "Just a small helping, please."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Jury Awards $2000
Plaintiff Wins in Suit
in Joplin Circuit Court Against Consolidated Company.
The jury in the case of I.
N. Day and others against the Consolidated Power and Ice
Co. last night returned a verdict for the plaintiff,
awarding his $2,000 on the first count and dismissing the
second count of the suit. In the two counts the plaintiff
had asked for $10,000 damages.
The suit was to recover
damages for the death of an infant son of Days, who
was killed last summer by a live wire. The child was
playing on top of the building at No. 413 Main street,
and it was here that it fell against the live wire.
The suit was opened in
circuit court on Wednesday morning in division No. 1 and
occupied two days. The case reached the jury late
yesterday afternoon and a verdict for the plaintiff was
returned shortly after 7 0clock.
Welcome Department Efforts.
Department of Natural Resources Director Doyle
Childers and several department staff provided an
update on their efforts to address stench during
an open meeting at the Carthage Chamber of
Commerce last Friday.
commended the department for its efforts so far
and their commitment to bringing fresh air back
citizens attended the meeting along with
representatives of nearly every news media in the
county. The general consensus of the group was
that the stench problem was an illusive foe and
although some progress has been made, more needs
to be done.
Childers said that
the department is continuing to work with the
Texas company analyzing the chemical make up of
odors. An initial Carthage testing last year
yielded some results but further testing is
needed. He says that the hope is to use Carthage
as a site to verify the technology and use the
findings and the process in other parts of the
Ive read where time is
the real commodity of the 00s. The old
sayin that Ive got the time, if
youve got the money may be loosin all
relationship to the real world.
Course the fact that only
a couple a generations ago folks worked twelve or
more hours a day just ta get by often gets
forgotten. With 90% of the population livin
in rural areas back then, most time was spent
just tryin to keep food on the table.
I suppose the main difference
tween now and then is folks back then
didnt have a choice. The fact is, anyone
wantin to live, as the pioneers did, in a
home without runnin water or electricity,
washin clothes in a tub, without phones, tv
or computers, they wouldnt probly
have lots a time.
Time isnt a commodity,
its a given. The choices come in how we
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Carthage Printing Services
This Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
Logs" Are No Substitute
Q. My wife and I recently
moved into a house with a nice fireplace, and we
love to have a fire going almost every night. I
want to make sure the chimney does not get too
filled with creosote, however, so about once a
month I burn a "cleaner log" that says
it cleans the creosote from chimneys. A friend
told me these logs are useless. Whats your
take? -- Jamie T., Hartford, Conn.
A. While the cleaner log
industry might argue with me, Im inclined
to side with your friend on this one. Burning
matter -- wood, paper and so on -- creates ash,
soot and other byproducts. Much of this floats up
and out of the chimney, but some of it --
especially heavier particles -- drifts to the
side and down and adheres to the inside of the
chimney. It doesnt matter how
"clean" an item burns -- it still
produces ash, soot, pitch and other residues. A
"cleaner log" produces less of these
items, but youre still burning something in
A better way to maintain your
fireplace for the long run -- and ensure nice,
bright and warm fires for many years to come --
is to avoid burning items that contribute more
creosote deposits than others. These include
trash, food items, glossy magazines,
"cheap" wood like many pine logs, and
green wood (fresh-cut wood that hasnt had
time to season properly).
Once a year, in the late spring
or summer, have a professional chimney cleaner
inspect, clean and make any needed repairs to
your chimney. He or she will check the system
thoroughly -- including a look up on the roof at
the stack -- and will scrub away creosote
deposits. Thats the only sure way to have a
clean fireplace system.
HOME TIP: Hardwoods like oak
and birch that have been well-seasoned (allowed
to cure outdoors for several months after
cutting) are among the cleanest-burning materials
for your fireplace.
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