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Monday, July 27, 2009 Volume XVIII, Number 26
Did Ya Know?... The Powers
Museum has a new telephone number. The new number is
417-237-0456. All previous numbers no longer will be in
Did Ya Know?... There will be
Rope and Ride Team Roping to Benefit Magic Moments Riding
Therapy of Diamond Saturday, Aug 8th at 10:00 a.m.at
Lucky J Arena, Carthage Missouri. Free admission. Judy
Boyd at 417-425-8052 or Doug Thomas at 417-840-9316 for
Two friends rented a boat and fished in
a lake every day. One day they caught 30 fish. One guy
said to his friend,
"Mark this spot so that we can
come back here again tomorrow."
The next day, when they were driving to
rent the boat, the same guy asked his friend, "Did
you mark that spot?"
His friend replied, "Yeah, I put a
big X on the bottom of the boat."
The first one said, "You stupid
fool! What if we dont get that same boat
- Zalls Laws: First Law - Anytime
you get a mouthful of hot soup, the next thing you do
will be wrong. Second Law - How long a minute is, depends
on which side of the bathroom door youre on.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
More Prospecting on
A deal was made today by the Smith
Bros. and Chas. Loveless, who originally opened up the
"Hayseed" mines north west of town, and David
Miller, T.V. Grieb and Robert Goldberry, by which the
latter parties are to prospect the ground with a drill
and are to receive in payment a half interest in the
lease on the 40 acres of land on which the Hayseed or
North Carthage mines are situated. Five hundred feet of
drilling is to be done in such places as a majority of
the parties interested may deem best.
All the broken limestone has been
filled in on the west side of the street car tracks on
North Main street. It is now being covered with gravel
and as soon as completed will put the west side of the
street in finest condition. Work will then be commenced
on the east side of the street.
Marian Days Resolution.
The City Council is
scheduled to vote on a resolution
tomorrow evening at their regular meeting
that will authorize the City to provide
services for the Marian Days Celebration.
This includes spraying for mosquitoes
prior to the event and providing security
for participants during the celebration.
The Marian Days
Celebration has been the main festival
and pilgrimage for Vietnamese American
Roman Catholics since 1978. This is the
32 annual celebration and will be held
August 6 through August 9. It has been
estimated that 30,000 to 50,000 people
have attended the celebration in past
The resolution also
authorizes the Open-Air Program on Friday
and Saturday evenings from 9 p.m. until
midnight. These events use a loud speaker
The City will also
allow street closures for the Solemn
Procession that will take place between 5
p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday evening. A
controlled fireworks display will be
allowed following the Solemn Procession.
Boy I used ta wear ball caps. For a
while there was the crisp bend on the bill on
each side ta form little blinder type flaps.
For a while a single crisp bend
right in the middle, formin an upside down
v in the bill. Sometime in there was the bill
just gently curved, pretty much the way ya
usually buy em. The last I remember the
bill would be curved in a tight arch that almost
formed a tube with the cap pulled down tight on
the head. Course dependin on the
activities, workin on a tractor, down at
the soda shop, or actually on occasion
playin ball, the cap would be cocked in a
different angle on the head. All in all the ball
cap is a versatile accessory as well as a social
statement. Guess I just dont have near as
much to say as I used to.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin
THIS IS A HAMMER
By Samantha Mazzotta
Kill Weeds in
Lawn Without Harming Grass
Q: Weve had a lot of rain
in the Northeast this summer, and my lawn is just
overgrown and full of weeds because its
been too wet to mow or treat. I usually
dont have a weed problem and just tear out
individual weeds by hand. How can I get rid of
these without tearing up the lawn? -- Frank in
A: Because the weed problem is
so widespread, you probably need to use a
chemical herbicide to kill the weeds without
harming the grass. Excessive use of herbicides
and fertilizers presents a danger to the ecology,
so its important to use the right kind of
herbicide in the correct amount.
Gather a few samples of the
weeds in your yard, one each if there are
different types of weeds. Take them to a garden
or landscaping center and have a professional
identify the weeds and recommend the type of
herbicide to purchase.
Mow the lawn first, two or
three days before applying, and water. This
plumps up the weeds a bit so theyll be more
On a clear, not-too-windy day
(and ideally, the first of a stretch of non-rainy
days), apply the herbicide using a sprayer. Spray
individual weeds if possible, pointing the nozzle
directly at the base of the plant. Wear gloves
and goggles for safety and keep children and pets
out of the area.
It may take a week for the
herbicide to work, and rain or watering will
dilute the application. Hence the need for a few
rain-free days. Once the weeds have died off,
rake the entire lawn to remove the debris and
allow new grass to fill in.
HOME TIP: After reseeding a
bare or muddy spot on the lawn, scatter straw or
grass clippings over the spot to protect the
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