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Monday, March 24, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 196
Did Ya Know?... The
First Assembly of God in Carthage will hold an
Eggs & Issues on March 28th at 7:00 AM. City
and R-9 candidates 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.
Space is limited so call Amber to register your
business at 358-2373.
A youngster asked his father
how wars begin. "Well," said his
father, "suppose America quarreled with
England, and -" "But, "
interrupted the mother, "America must not
quarrel with England." "I know,"
he answered, "but I am taking a hypothetical
instance." "You are misleading the
child," said mother. "No, I am
not," he answered. "Yes you are."
"I tell you I am not! Its outrageous
-" "All right, Dad," said the boy.
"Dont get excited. I think I know how
I got big-hearted this morning
and gave a bum five dollars."
"What did your husband say about it?"
My mother was an awful cook.
She raised me on radio dinners.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
An Oyster Supper.
Section 2 of the
Ladies Aid society of the First M. E. church will
give an oyster supper Saturday night in Woodman hall.
Super 25 cents. Everybody invited.
Gets a Birthday
A number of friends
surprised Morton Wheeler last evening by dropping in at
his home on East Central avenue to help him celebrate his
birthday. The evening was pleasantly spent and an
enjoyable luncheon was served.
Guaranteed Cure for
Zemo, a clean liquid
germicide, will give instant relief and positively cure
any case of blind, bleeding, itching Piles in ten to
Your druggist will refund
if Zemo fails to cure.
For sale by Frank Edel.
& Issues Forum.
Chamber of Commerce will host an Eggs &
Issues forum this Friday, March 28th at 7:00 a.m.
in the First Assembly of God Church, 1605 Baker
During the event
candidates running for positions on the Carthage
R-9 Board and Carthage City Council are invited
to speak to attendees about local issues.
Breakfast will begin at 7:00 a.m. and the
speakers are scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m.
April 8 is the date of the election for these
Those invited to
speak include R-9 Candidates; Tony Diggs, Kent
Hogan, Jeff Jones, Alan Snow and Danny Lambeth.
These candidates are running to serve as members
of the Board of Education, and three will be
elected. Also invited to speak are Council
Candidates Claude Newport (Ward 1), Timothy Teed
(Ward 2), Ronnie Wells (Ward 2), John Studebaker
(Ward 3), Vince Scott (Ward 3), Larry Ross (Ward
4) and Keith Hurlbut (Ward 5).
The public is
invited to attend the event. Ticket cost for the
event is $7. Tickets can be purchased at the
Carthage Chamber of Commerce, 402 S. Garrison.
Reservations are encouraged.
I was sittin in a public
meetin the other day and durin a
critical time that I wanted to hear
everthing that was goin on,
someones cell phone went off.
After a few minutes, it went
off again. Bout that time another one went
off on the other side of the room. It was like
wed all stepped into the twilight zone.
Im not in near enough
demand to have ta carry some homing device yet.
That doesnt mean there arent folks
with the need to keep in touch. I know
doctors probly have a legitimate use
for such things. Other than that, those who find
it necessary to carry cell phones oughta have ta
go through some sort of etiquette course
fore they are issued a license to carry
Then we could issue tickets for
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Carthage Printing Services
This is a Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
Dry vs. Wet
been searching for an apartment in an area where
a lot of old homes are split into apartments, and
I hear agents and landlords refer to their
basements as either "dry" basements or
"wet" basements. What exactly do those
terms mean? -- Trudy C., Worcester, Mass.
vs. "wet" are, in general, quick
references to whether a homes basement has
been sealed against water seepage, leaks and
condensation -- or not. Many of the
Northeasts turn-of-the-century houses have
what might lightly be called "wet"
basements because they were not designed to keep
dampness out completely. Some have plain dirt
floors or, at best, wooden planks overlaying the
earth beneath it.
built homes can have "wet" or unsealed
basements. The kind of soil in which a basement
is set and the level of an areas water
table can determine whether a basement will tend
toward "wet" or "dry" -- or
if a basement can even be built at all. (For
example, most homes in Florida do not have
basements because of the soil -- hard limestone
-- and a high water table.)
are supposed to be built with drains that move
water away from the foundation and basement
walls. But many drains are not properly installed
or inadequate, leaving homeowners with a damp
basement and, in some cases, one that even floods
in heavy rains, forcing them to keep appliances
set above the floor. These are basements that one
goes into only out of necessity.
basement is well-sealed and has drains that move
water well away from the walls and floor. Leaks
and flooding are rarely a problem. Because most
basements have a significant amount of square
footage, the dry basement is the most desirable.
A well-sealed, well-drained basement can be
fitted out into a living space with Sheetrock
walls, carpeting or tile.
Homeowners with leaky or damp basements should
consult a construction or basement specialist
about ways to improve water drainage from walls
set below ground.
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