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Monday, November 24, 2008 Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Humane Society will hold a taco
salad & silent auction night on Monday,
November 24 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the
Southwest Missouri Bank, 2417 S. Grand. Use
NW entrance. Adults $5.00, Children 10 and
under $3.00 All proceeds go to the Carthage
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Senior Center, 404 E. 3rd, will hold
a Senior Dance on November 25 from 7 to 10
p.m. Music by Max Brown.
A sailor was called into the
witness-box to give evidence.
"Well, sir," said the lawyer, "do
you know the plaintiff and defendant?"
"I dont know the drift of them
words," answered the sailor.
"What?! Not know the meaning of
plaintiff and defendant?"
continued the lawyer. "A pretty fellow you
to come here as a witness! Can you tell me where
on board the ship it was the man struck the
"Abaft the binnacle," said the sailor.
"Abaft the binnacle," said the lawyer.
"What do you mean by that?"
"A pretty fellow you," responded the
sailor, "to come here as a lawyer, and
dont know what abaft the
Golfer: Notice any improvement
since last year?
Caddy: You got your clubs shined.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Frank Greenwood today
bought the lumber yard and business of W.A. Wheatley and
is moving the stock to the old Hamilton & Burch yards
on Second street, which he also recently purchased. It is
likely that Mr. Wheatley will take a position on the road
as a traveling salesman.
A Severe Fall.
Mr. Arthur Chase, who is
now in the City, has made arrangements to remain here
during the winter and expects Mrs. Chase to arrive soon.
She is now at Jefferson, Texas, and met with a very
severe and painful accident there a few days ago. While
trying to climb onto a chair in front of a movable
wardrobe she lost her balance and caught the wardrobe for
support, but it came over also and she fell backwards
from the chair, striking the floor with a great force and
the heavy wardrobe on top of her. She was badly bruised
and nearly all of her front teeth were knocked out.
Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations
through November 30 for several awards that will
be presented during the annual Chamber Banquet,
to be held early next year. The Spotlight Award
acknowledges a business that has contributed to
the overall enhancement of the business community
of Carthage through revitalization or
improvements made to their business location in
2008. The Small Business of the Year award
acknowledges a business that has provided a
positive image and been a vibrant entity within
the Carthage business community during 2008.
Nominations are also being accepted for the
Citizen of the Year Award.
the Golden Key award will be accepted at the
Chamber through December 12. The Golden Key Award
recognizes the communitys most outstanding
educators. Nominations may be submitted by email
to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax at 358-7479 or
The City of
Carthage Recycling Drop-Off Center and Composting
Lot will be closed Thursday, November 27 and
Friday, November 28 in observance of
For some reason folks seem ta get hung up on
words. Specially the corporate folks.
Ive noticed a lot of large stores no longer
talk about "salesmen" and
"saleswomen", but refer to them as
Personally, when I want to buy
somethin, Id like a straight
talkin sales pitch and not some mealy-mouth
promotion technique. Thing is, Im sure a
lot of these places have good sales people. I
just cant understand why they seem to be
ashamed of the fact that they want them to sell
Ill bet when they get
together to look over the numbers they talk about
sellin. They certainly dont stand
around talkin bout how to associate.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities Mall
|This Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
Simple Ways to
Shave Heating Costs
Q: Last fall, a
contractor friend of mine recommended that I
insulate my water heater and pipes. I did so and
was amazed to find that I saved nearly $100 a
month through the winter! Please let your readers
know about this simple fix. It cost me about $30
for all the materials, and I got several hundred
dollars in savings -- not a bad investment! --
Janice B., Nashua, N.H.
A: Thats a
huge savings! Thanks for letting people know
about it. Water heater insulation kits are
available at most home-improvement stores, or can
be ordered. They are especially effective for
water heaters set up in basements or
non-insulated areas of the house.
and fast insulation methods will shave heating
costs -- important at a time when both oil prices
and the economy are so unstable. Hanging curtains
or heavy shades over windows will help keep heat
in and cold drafts out (or in summertime, keep
cool air in and the hot sun out). Wrapping
insulation around air ducts will help prevent
heat loss as hot air travels into a homes
living areas (this is another kit available at
home-improvement stores). Closing off unused
rooms by sealing the windows with plastic,
shutting the register vents and closing the door
means the heater will heat the rest of the house
is another great investment that costs little and
saves a lot. Repair existing weather-stripping
around doors and windows, or install new
stripping -- this effectively seals these
openings against the cold without having to
resort to taping plastic sheets over the windows.
If your home is
heated with radiators, increase the efficiency of
their heat output by taping an unwrinkled sheet
of aluminum foil to a piece of cardboard, and
taping the cardboard to the wall behind the
radiator. The foil will reflect heat outward.
HOME TIP: Spending
just a few hours adding do-it-yourself insulation
around the home can help you save hundreds of
dollars a year in heating and cooling costs.
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