A plane was
taking off from Kennedy Airport. After it reached a
comfortable cruising altitude, the captain made an
announcement over the intercom,
"Ladies and gentlemen, this is
your captain speaking. Welcome to Flight number 293,
nonstop from New York to Los Angeles. The weather head is
good and, therefore, we should have a smooth and
uneventful flight. Now sit back and relax...
OH, MY GOD!"
Silence followed, and after a few
minutes, the captain came back on the intercom and said,
"Ladies and Gentlemen, I am so
sorry if I scared you earlier. While I was talking to
you, the flight attendant accidentally spilled a cup of
hot coffee in my lap. You should see the front of my
A passenger in Business class yelled,
"Thats nothing. You should see the back of
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
EXCURSIONS TO CARTHAGE.
People Coming From
Rich Hill in Numbers Tomorrow.
Carthage has two big excursions coming
here from the north on the Missouri Pacific this week and
next, and next Sunday will have a $1 excursion train from
this point to Eldorado Springs.
Tomorrow is the day for the Rich Hill
excursionists to picnic at Lakeside. Agent Buckwell has
not yet learned the exact number of visitors, but a good
crowd is estimated. The special train will arrive about
10 oclock, and agent Buckwell has advised the Rich
Hill agent that the visitors should unload at Carthage
and take the electric cars to Lakeside, where the picnic
is to be held. It is primarily a Sunday school picnic,
but C. A. McCubbin was told by a drummer today that the
Rich Hill stores will close, and business men, clerks,
and everybody will come to Carthage.
Birthing Center One Year Old.
McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital
celebrates the one year anniversary of the
opening of the Spradling Family Birthing Center
September 3rd . The public is invited to
celebrate from 4 to 7 p.m. The event features
birthday cake, tours, prize drawings, giveaways
and special guests including Geoffrey the Giraffe
from Toys R Us & Timmy from Precious Moments.
siblings and babies born in the MBRH Birthing
Center are receiving special recognition as part
of the one year birthday celebration. Almost 100
babies will have been born since the unit
officially opened September 1st in 2008. The
celebration is being held in the Community Room
and everyone is invited. Physicians for
Womens Health will be on hand as well as
the Birthing Unit staff.
"Come see for yourselves
and you will immediately recognize the importance
we place on your experience and the safe delivery
of your baby." commented Sandi Godfrey,
Nurse Manger of the Birthing unit, "On
behalf of the Spradling Family Birthing unit and
staff; congratulations and best wishes to our
parents and their families."
understandin of how the Carthage
Municipal Court Bond system works.
Most who post a bond for a
City offense post a hunderd ta five hunderd
buck bond. Usually its a cash bond because of
the low amount. This money is received by the
police department through a clerk who then
deposits the money into the court bond bank
account. This is a separate account from any
other City bank accounts.
When a person shows up for
court, the bond money is either returned if
the accused is innocent, or applied toward
what ever fine that is assessed.
From time to time, of
course, some folks forfeit the bond money, or
it gets tied up while they await trial. They
say itll be about a week fore
knowin whats missin.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
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Q: Help! I was cleaning the
bathroom yesterday, and I noticed the floor
behind the toilet was wet. I dried it out, but
when I came back a few hours later it was wet
again. Whats going on? -- Ella in Buffalo,
A: Its hard to say
without more information, but you can make some
observations on your own to determine what is
causing the wet floor behind the toilet.
First, do you notice
condensation on the outside of the toilet tank?
During hot and humid days, moisture can condense
and run down the sides of the tank and onto the
floor. If this is the case, put a catch tray on
the floor beneath the tank for now, and purchase
either a fitted terrycloth cover for the outside
of the tank, or a fitted liner for the inside of
the tank (available at home-improvement stores).
If condensation isnt a
Flush the toilet and
observe the underside of the tank. Do you notice
any leakage during flushing -- particularly where
the back of the bowl and the bottom of the tank
Look for cracks on the
underside of the tank or the toilet bowl.
Check the water-supply
connection on the underside of the tank. Is it
damp or dripping?
Likewise, check the
water-supply connection at the shutoff valve
(usually on the wall behind the tank).
Take the lid off the
tank and check the flapper valve during a flush
action. Is it properly seated before and after a
flush? Does it look damaged or deteriorated in
A loose water-supply connection
can be quickly tightened -- although care must be
taken when tightening the connection to the tank,
as the porcelain can crack if its too
tight. Turn off the supply valve and flush the
tank to empty it. Using two locking wrenches --
one for the outer connection under the tank, the
other for the interlocking connector at the
bottom of the water inlet tube -- adjust the
connection until water no longer leaks.
If the flapper valve or other
rubber or plastic parts appear deteriorated,
replace the valve -- or even the entire flush
assembly (kits are available in the plumbing
section of the home-improvement store).
If the tank is cracked, it will
need to be replaced.
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