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Monday, March 3, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 181
Did Ya Know?... GIVE
BLOOD, March 4 from 11:30 to 6:00pm, The Church
of the Nazarene at 2000 Grand, Carthage is
holding a blood drive for the American Red Cross.
Call 1-800-GIVE LIFE for info.
Did Ya Know?... The Hugs
Project will be hosting a TUPPERWARE PARTY for
the troops. Thurs, March 6 from 7:00 to 9:00pm,
at the Ulmers Community Bldg. on the corner
of Garrison and Macon in Carthage. The Tupperware
is used by service personnel to keep sand out of
their personal items. RSVP Diane at 793-0720.
Did Ya Know?... KIWANIS
PANCAKE DAY, Saturday, March 8th, 6am to 12:00pm
at the 1st United Methodist Church, 617 S Main
St, Carthage. All the pancakes you can eat. For
more info call 358-2577.
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Chamber is hosting a Business Expo at
the Memorial Hall, April 18th from 1:00PM-5:00PM
and April 19th from 9:00AM-5:00PM. There is
limited space so call Amber and register your
business at 358-2373.
Visitor - "Your son is
rather small for his age, isnt he?"
Proud Mother - "Oh, no; most boys of his age
are overgrown, I think."
"Ma, do I have to wash my
"Aw, why cant I just powder it like
you do yours?"
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Preacher Says Higher Education Should Be Left to the
Rev. Dr. James C. Morris,
president of Central college, Fayette, Mo., one of the
largest educational institutions of southern Methodism,
in a paper read before the St. Louis Ministers
association declared against state institutions of higher
education. He said in part: "The state has no right
to make profound scholars. Its gratuitous system of
schooling must cease at the doors of higher education and
when the end, namely, the prevention of illiteracy and
the demands of good citizenship has been accomplished,
the future development of the mental faculties of the
child is no concern of the state, but rightly belongs to
Charley Parker and Harris
Lawson were arrested by the authorities yesterday on
charge of violating the Sunday saloon closing law.
Police Chief Continues.
Personnel Committee has narrowed the search for
Carthage Police Chief down from 76 applicants to
three primary choices. Former Police Chief Dennis
Veach left the department for a job as Police
Chief in Sachse, Texas in November of 2007. Since
that point Lieutenant Barry Duncan has been
serving as the Interim Chief.
Tom Short said that the interview process for
applicants is mostly over. The 3 main selections,
all of whom are from the region, have already
spoken in person to the Police Personnel
Committee. Short said that the selection still
needs to be finalized, and that salary offers
still need to be discussed.
There is no
official deadline by which a new chief is to be
hired, however, Mayor Jim Woestman would like to
have the position filled, according to Short.
Committee Meets Tonight.
The City Council
Public Services Committee will meet this evening
at 7:00 p.m. in the Park Department Office in
Municipal Park. The committee will be reviewing
contracts with a number of sports teams and
discussing a request for a Water Festival at
I suppose one of the handiest tools ta have
around is a pipe wrench.
Ive seen others that have
figured out how ta get lug nuts off a wheel
usin a pipe wrench. With their super
gripin power, can be used effectively for
twistin a post for easy removal.
The one main draw back ta these
applications is that because a pipe wrench is
designed to bite into anything it has to get a
hold of, usually ya chew up the nut or bolt
youre takin off so bad ya cant
ever get a regular wrench back on it again.
Its like a bad habit, once ya start
usin a pipe wrench or somethin, ya
cant ever go back ta doin it the
right way again.
Course there are always
those we see who have the "pipe wrench
attitude." The problem is how ta fix it next
time it breaks.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities
This Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
Can Fuel Dryer Fire
Q: I read
another columnist recently who warned about
keeping dryer vents clean and free of lint, in
order to prevent a house fire. Since then,
Ive cleaned the lint trap after every load,
and had my son clean behind the dryer (as
hes strong enough to move the appliance).
Is there any other area we should clean to make
sure all excess dryer lint is gone? -- Gladys K.,
done a great job in keeping the area around the
dryer free of extra lint. Built-up lint can catch
fire easily if it contacts a heat source, such as
overheated dryer parts or a stray spark.
Another area that
needs to be cleaned is the exhaust vent and duct,
all the way to the outside of the house, if
possible. Unplug the dryer before cleaning,
detach the duct from the back of the dryer, and
vacuum the vent and inside the duct using the
vacuum hose attachment.
Gardus Inc., which
sells a dryer duct-cleaning appliance called the
LintEater System, recommends cleaning the vent
and duct four times a year. The company also
suggests checking the exterior vent for squirrel
or bird nests, and making sure the exterior flap
is open when the dryer is on, and closes when the
dryer is off.
Install a smoke
alarm near the dryer -- test it monthly and
replace the battery each year.
rubber-backed bath mats, foam-padded bras or
cloth soaked in oil, gas or other flammable
chemicals into the dryer.
Dont run the
dryer when asleep or not at home.
HOME TIP: Clean
your dryers lint screen/trap after every
load, and periodically wash with soap and water
to completely clear the screen.
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