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Monday, October 27, 2008 Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?... An
American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held
in the Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand
Ave. on Thursday, October 30 from 11:30 a.m.
to 6:00 p.m. For further information call
Caroline at 358-4663.
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Crisis Center will present a free
furniture and appliance distribution on
Saturday, November 8, 2008 from 10 a.m. until
12 noon at the corner of Main and 2nd Street.
Furniture donations will be accepted between
6 and 9:30 a.m. on November 8. For more
information call 358-3533.
Did Ya Know?... In
recognition of National Diabetes Education
Week (Nov. 2-8) McCune-Brooks Regional
Hospital is offering a free glucose screen on
Tuesdays throughout November from 8 to 10
a.m. Screening will be held in the outpatient
laboratory inside the main entrance. Water
only for 8-12 hours prior to testing.
A bunch of actors hailed a ride
from a farmer who was hauling fertilizer. He
passed a friend who asked him what he was
hauling. "Fertilizer and actors," he
replied. One of the actors drew himself up and
remarked, "You might at least give us top
Did you hear about the absent
minded tourist who left hotels without taking any
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A. B. Saltzman, living on
Oak street, has received word that his brother, Joseph
Saltzman, now living in Cleveland, O., received serious
injuries a few days ago. He was riding a bicycle at a
very high rate of speed down one of the asphalt
boulevards there, when he collided with a carriage and
fell, breaking his nose and badly injury his head.
Have Your Picture
One third off for 10 days
to advertise large line of fine mouldings to select from.
I also have cut the price
on furniture polish. 50, 40 and 25 cent bottles. 20 cents
to advertise. This polish is sold under absolute
guarantee to give satisfaction or money refunded.
Upholstering, crating and
packing for shipment. - F. M. Barton, the upholsterer
man. 309 East 4th Street.
Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Treats
Around the Square on Halloween day, Friday,
October 31 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Carthage
area children are invited to trick-or-treat
early, and local businesses will distribute candy
and treats around the historic Carthage square.
A costume contest
for newborns through 6th graders will be held
from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. on the south side of the
square. Prizes and Cash will be awarded for
winners in five categories. The contest is
coordinated by Barrister Title Company.
The staff of
George Washington Carver National Monument
invites area homeschools to participate in a
pioneer day program on Tuesday, October 28th.
This program begins at 10:00 a.m. and concludes
at 1:00 p.m. and focuses on life on the Moses
Carver farm during the 1860s and 1870s, the
childhood years of George Washington Carver.
Students will dip a candle, wash clothes with lye
soap, learn how Dutch-ovens were used, attend a
19th century school program, and hear a
storyteller talk about young George.
Bring a sack lunch
and enjoy autumn in the park. Following the
program, students may enjoy the Junior Ranger
program and the interactive exhibits inside the
visitor center. All activities are free but space
is limited. Please register your group by calling
the park at 417-325-4151 between the hours of
9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Carver National Monument preserves the birthplace
and childhood home of George Washington Carver.
The monument is located two miles west of
Diamond, Missouri on Hwy V, then south ½ mile on
There are some things that our ancestors just
didnt have to deal with.
Like havin to live with
one knife short of a full set cause it got
stuffed in the sink disposal. Nothin more
aggravatin than a knife with the tip chewed
up. Specially when youre eatin peas
Course those same
ancestors never had ta worry bout the
electricity goin off in the middle of their
favorite tv show. Like they say, its a good
thing Edison developed the light bulb, or
wed have ta watch tv in the dark.
They also never had ta worry
bout runnin outa gas. From what my
grandad told me, the biggest problem with horse
drawn carriages was the opposite, too much gas.
He said a little perfume in the oats didnt
help that much.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities
Is A Hammer
Latch? Heres a Quick Fix
Q: Your recent
column about the door that wouldnt latch
was good with all the mention of using shims, but
missed the easiest fix. In more than 35 years, I
have seen many doors where the hole in the frame
is in the wrong place by up to a quarter-inch.
Simply take out the striker plate, file the hole
bigger and replace it. You may have to carve on
the wood behind a little bit. When the door
otherwise is mounted plumb and square, this is
the simplest way. -- Owen, via e-mail
A: Thanks, Owen!
This sounds like a faster way to line up a door
with the latch.
Q: I appreciated
your recent article on putting together an
electrical repair toolkit. Im interested in
doing repair jobs as safely as possible. Do you
have any other safety tips for do-it-yourselfers?
-- A.S., via e-mail
A: I have several,
but today Ill list a few common hazards
around the home that everyone should look for. An
article in the November issue of
"ShopSmart," a magazine produced by
Consumer Reports, listed these and several more,
along with recommended fixes.
Making your home
safer can be as simple as adding a non-slip bath
mat to your tub or shower and installing a grab
bar on the wall. It can be as easy as turning
down your hot water heater to no more than 120
degrees Fahrenheit to prevent accidental scalding
in the shower (it saves energy, too).
equipment around is important. A voltage tester
is a must-have in a repair kit, but did you know
a block of wood can be used to test the garage
door? It should automatically reverse when the
block is detected; if not, you need to upgrade
the mechanism. Do-it-yourself radon and lead test
kits will help keep your family healthy.
HOME TIP: When
childproofing your home, have a ruler handy. Use
it to measure spaces between crib bars (no more
than 2-3/8 inches) or deck railing slats (no more
than 4 inches) to ensure a childs head
wont get caught between them.
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