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published every weekday except major holidays
Monday, October 13, 2008 Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Humane Society receives stray pets
on a daily basis, and urges animal owners to
have IDs on all pets, even indoor ones.
Without IDs the Society has no way of
returning pets to their families.
Did Ya Know?... The
Maple Leaf Gospel Sing, hosted by the
Carthage Ministerial Alliance, will be held
Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the
Carthage High School Auditorium.
Did Ya Know?... The
McCune-Brooks Grief Support Group will meet
on October 14th from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the
hospitals Felix E. Wright Family
Chapel. Discussion will be led by hospital
Chaplain, Galen Snodgrass. The meeting is
free and open to the public.
Ever since they found out that
Lassie was a boy, the public has believed the
worst about Hollywood. - Groucho Marx
We have enough youth. How about
a fountain of smart?
The best way to keep children
at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant
and let the air out of their tires. -
Change is inevitable, except
from a vending machine.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Mr. D.F. Emry, who is well
known to be a progressive horticulturist, determined last
spring that he would at least try to secure a full crop
of grapes instead of the usual straggly, half-filled
bunches. He accordingly, when the grapes were in full
blossom, surrounded each bunch with a small paper sack
securely fastened at the top so no insect could creep in.
In all he sacked up over 3,000 bunches, and as a result
his grapes are now being marketed in full, solid bunches,
pipe and perfect.
Robert Hammons has about
recovered from his fall at the Globe mill a few weeks ago
and has now leased the old creamery plant near the Frisco
stock yards, where he is prepared to grind corn and chop
feed. When you want feed ground give him a call.
When you get ready to do
that papering get Fred C. Pfifer. Phone No 160
Theatre, Carthage, Mo. is proud to announce they
will be presenting Tennessee Williamss The
Glass Menagerie. Additional Funding is provided
by Missouri Arts Council and Schmidt and
Associates. Performances will be at Stones
Throw Theatre, 796 South Stone Lane, Carthage,
Mo. on October 16, 17, 18 and October 24, 25, 26,
2008. Thursdays through Saturdays doors will open
at 6:00 P.M., Dinner at 6:30 and the show starts
at 7:30. On Sundays the doors open at 12:30 P.M.
Lunch at 1:00 and the show at 2:00. Price is
$20.00 for adults, $19.00 for Seniors over 55 ,
$17.00 for under 16, and children under 5 are
free. Reservations can be made by calling Betty
Bell at 417-358-7268 or the theatre at
417-358-9665 or on line at email@example.com.
Menagerie is a play about families and lives
being shattered. We see what can happen when
someone is unable to let go of the past and drags
everyone down with her. Much like the glass
figurines, the characters, the story, and even
the set are left in pieces at the end of the play
as we see Tom, Laura, and Amanda Wingfield try to
deal with the hand life has dealt them. Into this
fray comes Jim, the gentleman caller, who has
good intentions but manages to leave things worse
than they were when they started. The cast
includes Dustin Sisney as Tom, Raven Micale as
Amanda, Cheyla "Fox" Navarre as Laura
and Nick Kubicek as Jim. The set and costume
designer for the show is Imma Curl and it is
directed by Jonathon Peck.
Notice is given
that a public hearing will be held by the City
Council of the City of Carthage at 7:30 p.m. on
Tuesday, October 124, 2008 at the Council Chamber
in City Hall located at 326 Grant St., Carthage,
Missouri, concerning the matter of the proposed
annexation into the City of Carthage of property
commonly referred to as the South Wind Acres
knows the story bout the guys in jail that
decided to number jokes so they could be reminded
of the story and get a chuckle, but not have ta
listen to the whole thing. But there are several
endins to the joke. One is that the new guy
comes in and doesnt know all the stories
yet, he tries to get in on the game.
"24" he yells, but no
He asks his cell mate why his
number didnt get a laugh.
"Some people just
dont know how to tell a joke," was the
The other endin is the
same situation, but when the new guy yells a
number everone cracks up, rollin on
the floor laughin. The new guy asks why his
number got such a big laugh.
"Weve never heard
that one," comes the reply.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities Mall
Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
Q: This is my
second year in an apartment with drafty windows.
The landlord said it was OK for us to do whatever
we like to stop the cold air from rushing in.
Im tired of putting up crinkly, ugly
plastic sheets, though. Is there an alternative?
-- Blair J., Malden, Mass.
A: You have some
additional options besides plastic sheeting.
Weatherstripping can stop drafts while allowing
windows to be opened or closed as usual. Three
types of material are available: metal, vinyl or
felt. They are attached one of two ways -- with
brads (very small nails) or by adhesive attached
to the back of the strip. Vinyl or felt stripping
is easier to work with, while metal stripping is
much more durable.
in a temporary living situation, Id
recommend you stick with vinyl weatherstripping,
particularly compressible foam strips. These
strips come on a roll that costs less than $10,
and they have an adhesive backing so that all you
have to do is peel and stick. Run a strip along
the bottom of the window sash -- the part that
meets the frame when you close the window. Be
sure clean the adhesive area well and let dry. If
the outdoor temperature is below 45 degrees
Fahrenheit, youll want to heat the sash
bottom for a couple of minutes with a hair dryer
to ensure the strip will stick well.
If your windows
rattle and have drafts coming in all around, add
tubular vinyl stripping. This is a roll of
tubing, sometimes with a flat strip protruding
from the side. Its applied to the outside
of the window along the edges. Hold the strip
flat and taut against the bottom and sides of the
sash while a partner carefully nails the tubing
to the sash (use only brads to attach, and
dont nail to the sill).
If you cant
access the outside of the windows because
youre in an upper-level apartment, run felt
weatherstripping along the interior sides of the
window sash, folding over and along the top and
bottom if possible. The felt strip may have an
adhesive back, but should also be attached with
brads spaced about 3 inches apart.
HOME TIP: Drafty
windows are a major source of heat loss in homes,
yet can usually be insulated in a couple hours
for just a few dollars -- an investment well
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