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Monday, October 6, 2008 Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?... Ulmer
Funeral Home is sponsoring a "Surviving
Spouse" group, the first meeting will be on
Oct. 6th at 5 p.m. at the Ulmer Funeral Home
Community Room with a light dinner provided at no
charge. Call 417-358-2222 for more info and to
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage V.F.W. Post 2590 will host the 7th
District Meeting on October 12, 2008. Dinner at
12:30, Meetings to follow.
Did Ya Know?... The
Maple Leaf Festival Quilt Show begins Thursday,
October 9 at from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Powers
Museum, 1617 West Oak Street, Carthage, MO.
A city girl visiting her uncle
on the farm was watching a cow chewing her cud.
Pretty fine cow," said her uncle as he came
"Yes, said the girl, "but doesnt
it cost a lot to keep her in chewing gum?"
After I was my face I always
look in the glass to see whether it is clean.
I dont have to. I look at the towel.
Is a chicken big enough to eat
when its two weeks old?
Of course not!
Then how does it manage to live?
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
The trial of Ernest Reed,
who killed his wife on Limestone street one night last
May, was begun this morning. Prosecuting Attorney Shannon
handles the prosecution unassisted and the young law firm
of Harris & McCawley have the defense.
The special venire of 40
jurors was reported this morning at 9 oclock and
the getting of a jury from these was promptly begun. It
was a good body of men to select from. Twenty-seven new
men were chosen, which, with 14 of the regular petit
jury, who were not already on duty, made a total of 41
men - one to spare.
Manager Howland of the
Athletic football team wrote to Fayetteville this morning
accepting the date for a game there Nov. 23. It has
narrowed down to a choice between Drury and Arkansas
University for a Thanksgiving game at Carthage.
Chamber of Commerce, along with event sponsor
Grundys Body and Frame Shop, will host the
seventh annual Maple Leaf Three Minutes Of Fame
Lip-Sync Competition on Thursday, October 16 at
the Carthage High School Auditorium beginning at
7:00 pm. Cash prizes will be awarded for first
($100) and second ($50) place in both the youth
and adult division.
is guaranteed to be a lot fun, for both those
competing and in the audience," said Beth
Foust, Planning Committee Member. "Everyone
is encouraged to form a team and create an
entertaining routine; local businesses, civic and
social organizations, even groups of friends or
family members! Since its lip-sync only,
even those musically-challenged can
The competition is
free and open to the public. All contestants must
provide an original copy of their selected
lip-sync song, either on cassette or CD, cued and
ready the night of the event. Prizes will be
awarded to first, second and third place in both
an adult and youth division.
Local singer Duke
Mason will be the featured emcee for the
competition. For more information or an entry
form for the Three Minutes of Fame event, contact
the Chamber office at 358-2373. Deadline to enter
is Wednesday, October 15th.
I suppose that when folks purchase those
"unlimited minutes" package for their
cell phones they figure the more they talk the
cheaper it is.
Ive gotten calls from
friends just because they have minutes left at
the end of the month just so they can use
em up. Dont want ta waste em so
they call me. Id guess you could put some
type of peckin order on how early in the
month ya get that call from a friend outa
Apparently some feel that the
best use of a cell phone is durin that time
spent behind the wheel. From what Ive seen,
most havent mastered the task of doin
both at the same time. The worst is ta pull up
behind a cell talker at a stop sign and they
cant decide what way ta turn till
they hang up.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities
Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
Q: Our first floor
recently was flooded during a period of heavy
rain. Weve since cleaned up, dried out all
the furniture and replaced the area rugs (there
are no carpets on the first floor). However,
there is a mold smell throughout the house. I
thought we had taken care of all the wet areas.
Any ideas? -- Tamara C., DeBary, Fla.
A: Water damage
can be tough to completely repair. Youve
dried out your floors and the furniture appears
dry, but there may be some hidden areas of the
house that havent been addressed.
furniture: Moisture could have been wicked up
through the cloth all the way through the
padding. If the furniture has a wood frame, the
wood beneath the padding may have stayed wet
despite the cloth drying out. Additional drying
sessions may be needed, or you can contact a
furniture restoration specialist for tips.
themselves may also be culprits. Check the base
of the walls as high as the water went -- if
there is wallpaper covering the area, peel back a
one-foot section of the paper to see the drywall
beneath. Drywall (aka sheetrock) is susceptible
to mold after severe flooding.
Check any area of
your home that doesnt see much traffic,
such as the crawlspace under the house, the
garage, storage closets and so on. Look for
standing water or excess moisture, and dry out
your air conditioning and ventilation system --
the outside unit may have been flooded and not
dried out completely, or mold may be present
inside the vents. An HVAC contractor can help
clean the system.
mold can be quickly removed by wiping with a rag
dipped in a half-and-half solution of bleach and
water (wear rubber gloves, goggles and dust mask
while doing this). However, if mold has set in to
drywall or wood paneling, that section of drywall
or paneling must be replaced.
Meantime, place a
dehumidifier on your first floor to reduce the
overall humidity and retard growth of mold
HOME TIP: The
Environmental Protection Agency provides details
and more tips on preventing and repairing mold
problems. Visit its Web site at
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