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Monday, September 22, 2008 Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?...The
American Legion and the Disabled American
Veterans are asking for donations for a Rummage
Sale to assist veterans. Please contact Dale
Murphey at 417-358-2714, Joe at 417-793-1851 or
Terry Pierson at 417-793-4245.
Did Ya Know?...The
Public Libray Wednesday morning preschool
storytimes for the fall season begin Sept. 17th
at 10 a.m. Call 417-237-7040 for more
Here, have some candy.
Its political taffy.
Political taffy? Why do you
call it that?
Because it has lots of pull.
What is the professors
It consists principally of
hunting for his spectacles.
Ive got a new job.
Boring knot holes in billboards
so people can see the scenery.
Say, caddy, why do you keep
looking at your watch?
It isnt a watch, sir,
its a compass.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
CARTHAGE MAN TAKES
WEBB CITY BALL TEAM.
Larry Milton of Carthage has become the
manager of the Webb City baseball team again, and will
endeavor to make it a Carthage and Carterville
institution as well, so far as interest in its success is
concerned. This much was decided at a meeting of the Webb
City Association in the latter place last night.
Milton offered to lease the club and
franchise for two years; to manage all of its affairs for
that period; to make monthly statements to the board of
directors; to have charge of the signing and control of
players, and to pay to the association all profits as
they may accrue, the same to be applied to the payment of
the indebtedness; for his service during the two years he
is to receive half the profits from receipts or sale of
players, and to turn the club and franchise back to the
association. He also agrees to establish a new park at
This proposition was approved by verbal
expressions and by the vote of the gentlemen present who
had made recommendations for money necessary to run the
ball team and construct the new park.
Milton believed he can make the 1908
team as good as an any in the Western Association. He
will endeavor to get a stronger team than he had last
"I have great faith," he
said, " in a combination of the three cities, Webb
City, Carterville and Carthage, making a successful
baseball season; and have an ambition to put forth my
best energies to bring this about. I am well aware that
it somewhat late to organize a team; but if the contract
is made tomorrow, I shall get busy at once, and believe
we shall be able to make a satisfactory showing when the
Commissioner Tom Shelley announced in August that
he would be retiring from his position on October
1 of this year. Shelley has worked for the Street
Department for 36 years, and last week attended
his final Public Works Committee meeting.
Department and Public Works Department are
scheduled to be restructured following
Shelleys departure, in a manner that has
been approved by the City Council Public Works
Committee and City Council.
Street Department and the Public Works Department
are two separate entities, though they operate
from the same building. After the departments are
restructured both will be under the direction of
the Public Works Director, Chad Wampler. Under
the new organization the Street Department would
retain the same number of employees that it has
had for the past 20 years.
final Council meeting as Commissioner will be
held tomorrow evening. A retirement party is
scheduled to be held on September 30 from 2-4
p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
I hate it when Im
watchin one a those specialty channels on
TV and get interested in the show, then discover
that apparently advertisers think only kids under
13 are watchin.
If youre watchin a
show and an ad for Mountain Dew comes on, you may
be overestimatin the average intelligence
of the viewers. Its not the drink,
its the commercials.
I really get annoyed when after
watchin a commercial, I have no idea what I
just got sold. Maybe a subconscious memory that
will pop out next time I pass by a Gap store. I
have no idea.
I have found lately I get the
urge to buy a pack of Double-Bubble and jump on a
skateboard. Undoubtedly, too much TV.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
THIS IS A
By Samantha Mazzotta
Can Damage Foundation.
Q: I have a finished basement
in my house that has stayed dry through the
years. However, three years ago our town was
flooded in heavy rains and so was the basement.
It was drained and repaired quickly. Last week,
though, I noticed a big "blister" in
the paint on one corner of the basement wall. I
poked it and water drained out. Do you think the
flood damage wasnt totally repaired? --
Jaime C., Lowell, Mass.
A: If its the first water
youve seen in three years, then the repair
work is not necessarily the culprit. I do think
there is a slow leak near and maybe above where
you found that blister.
Head outside and check the
foundation on that side of the basement, nearest
the blister. Are there any cracks at the base of
the wall or in the foundation? Does water runoff
occur in that area? Is there any vegetation
growing right up against the foundation?
Water runoff striking the
foundation directly will eventually seep through.
If there are cracks in the area, it will happen
even faster. Vegetation growing right up against
the wall can develop deep roots down which water
will trickle. Those roots also can slowly cause
damage to the foundation, over several years,
just as constant water runoff can.
Direct runoff away from the
foundation by extending your gutter downspout.
Digging a downward-grade trench and filling with
gravel will further protect the foundation.
Remove plants that butt up
against the wall, and as much root as possible;
refill the area with the same material as the
rest of the ground surrounding the house (dirt,
gravel or concrete). Repair cracks in the wall or
foundation, and check periodically.
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