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Monday, May 3, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 226
Did Ya Know?... The
Relay For Life committee will meet in the
basement of First Christian Church on May 8th at
5:30 pm. The team captain meeting to follow at
6:30 pm. Everyone is encouraged to come to help
finalize the details for our June 6th & 7th
Did Ya Know?... The 4th
Annual May Cemetery Event is on Saturday, May
10th at 5:30 P.M. in Park Cemetery. Celebrate the
Lives & History of Carthage. Bring Lawn
Chairs - Invited to Wear Period Dress. Catering
by McCune Brooks Regional Hospital.
Did Ya Know?... The
Family Literacy Council will be having its annual
meeting on May 8, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. All
interested persons are invited to attend. The
meeting will be at the Family Neighborhood
Center, 706 Orchard, Carthage, MO.
"Whats the idea of
that cross-eyed man for a store detective?"
"Well, look at him. Can you tell who he is
The shoe dealer was hiring a
clerk. "Suppose," he said, "a lady
customer were to remark while you were trying to
fit her, Dont you think one of my
feet is bigger than the other? what would
"I should say, On
the contrary, madam, one is smaller than the
"The job is yours."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Supper and Dance Free.
A supper and dance will be
given by the Ancient Order of Pyramids at the K. P. hall,
Friday, May 8. Admission 25 cents, supper and dancing
free. Music furnished by Light Gaurd orchestra. Everybody
is cordially invited to come and spend a pleasant evening
F. Garner reports a bad
hole in Garrison avenue at the end of Tenth street.
Ed Crump, the well known
jail trusty is being allowed to work about in the
neighborhood of the jail.
Dr. G. A, Gibson, dentist.
Teeth extracted by the use of Nitrous Oxyde Gas no
after effect. All kinds of high class dental work. Office
over Edels drug store, east side square. Phone 439.
Onion sets at Mixs
seed store. All kinds other things too, East Third
to Represent Carthage.
from the Carthage R-9 School District
Robinson has been selected to represent the
Carthage High School at the 2008 Missouri
Scholars Academy. Matthew is one of 330 students
from public and private high schools across
Missouri who will participate in this event June
8-28 at the University of Missouri, Columbia,
1985, the Scholars Academy is a unique and
concentrated "summer school" for
academically gifted rising juniors. Every public
and private high school in Missouri may nominate
at least one student for the annual state-funded
Academy is sponsored by the Missouri Department
of Elementary and Secondary Education, with
support from the University of Missouri which has
hosted the academy every year since its
inception. Scholars live in university dorms for
the duration of the academy. Participants do not
earn grades or academic credit. They select one
subject in math, science, social studies or the
humanities as their "major" topic of
study. This year, students may choose courses
that focus on architecture, religion, the Middle
East, Japanese language and culture, marine
biology, leadership skills, understanding modern
art, understanding Socrates, and many others. The
program also features a rich variety of lectures,
workshops and guest speakers.
reflects Missouris desire to strive for
excellence in education at all levels. The
program is based on the premise that
Missouri gifted youth must be provided with
special opportunities for learning and personal
development in order for them to realize their
Ive heard of studies that say there is
really no physical reason for us humans to sleep
near as much as we do.
They really dont know why
we sleep so much cept ta give our brains
time to sort through all the junk that gets
crammed into em everday.
Edison was supposed to have
gotten by with around four hours sleep and a
couple three fifteen minute naps a day.
I kinda like the nap idea. I
think everone oughta take a little nap in
the afternoon. Clear the mind and finish out the
Ive known some folks that
I think have mastered the art of nappin
without closin their eyes. The only
difference is they dont curl up in the
corner with their blanket.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities Mall
This Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
Are Key to Healthy Home.
DEAR HAMMER: A
few women I know bought houses recently, and we
have compiled some questions for you. -- Thanks
From the Girls in Philly
Thanks, girls! Since each of these questions is
quite relevant to all homeowners, Ill
tackle them one at a time. Watch for the second
atricle in this three-part series next week.
Q: My house has
small metal grates that lead to small crawl
spaces on the outside of my house. A rat is the
only thing that can move in the crawl spaces or
vents. What are these for? This house could be 55
to 100 years old.
A: The grates and
crawl spaces are part of the homes
"air envelope," a system of vents and
open spaces between the outer and inner walls
that permit drafts of air to flow freely through
Why would you want
drafts coming into your home? Actually, these
drafts prevent mold and mildew, dampness and rot
from silently destroying the house (and even the
health of its occupants).
up the vents. You might consider having a mesh
screen installed behind the grate to dissuade
pests, but make sure that the screen does not
reduce airflow. A little extra moisture in an old
wooden house can do a lot of damage to the
Do have a
pest-control specialist come in and get rid of
rodents (and their nests, which can block
airflow) before screening the grates. Its a
good idea to check all the crawl spaces around
the house (or have them checked). Dont
forget the attic, which is one of the chief
airflow areas -- its vents should be open and
free of obstructions, and the attic should be
clean and dry.
HOME TIP: A
homes air envelope is a critical part of
its structure that keeps dampness and mold out,
and helps its occupants stay healthy.
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