"great" news for you
The newlywed wife said to her husband
when he returned from work, "I have great news for
you. Pretty soon, were going to be three in this
house instead of two."
Her husband ran to her with a smile on
his face and delight in his eyes.
He was glowing of happiness and kissing
his wife when she said, "Im glad that you feel
this way since tomorrow morning, my mother moves in with
-Galbraiths Law of Human Nature:
Faced with the choice between changing ones mind
and proving that there is no need to do so, almost
everybody gets busy on the proof.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Great Activity Northwest of Town-North
Carthage Plant Doing Good Work.
Mining matters are decidedly lively at
the "Maxmines" four miles northwest of Carthage
where such a phenomenally rich strike of ore was recently
made. The "Hayseed" company, the original
proprietors and own the main lease, are preparing to put
in pumps at once to drain the ground.
Max Weeks farm was surveyed and
platted into lots by City Engineer Edwards Tuesday. When
it is to be opened to prospectors is not yet known, but
there will undoubtedly be a big rush for lots.
B.A. Ash is putting down shafts on each
side of the "Hayseed" hole- one is on Max Weeks
land and the other is on W.E. Halls farm.
A drill has also been put to work
prospecting the Weeks home place a half a mile by a
company composed of H. H. Beck with, B. A. Ash, James
Luke, Julius Finke and Wm. Journey.
Last Meeting of the Year.
The Carthage City
Council is scheduled to meet for its
regular meeting tomorrow evening at 7:30
p.m. in City Hall.
The main portion of the
agenda deals with the approval of next
years budget. The fiscal year
begins on July 1.
In addition to the
general approval of the overall budget,
the Council is scheduled to vote on
various contracts the City enters into
with agencies that provide services to
the City on an annual basis. These
include the Chamber of Commerce, the
Convention and Visitors Bureau, the
Carthage Over 60 Center, and the Carthage
Scheduled under new
business and first reading are the
ordinance to change the boundaries of the
two-hour parking area and an ordinance
that would allow residents on the Square
to purchase a one month parking pass for
$30. The pass would allow parking
unlimited parking in any two-hour zone
except on the Square.
The Council will also
hear first reading of Council bill 09-48
which would change the zoning of four
lots from single family to duplex in the
Pleasant Hills subdivision just off Baker
I havent been on a roller coaster
for some time. Now if the opportunity presented
itself, Id no doubt be willin to go,
I just havent gone out of my way ta be in
Growin up we had an
amusement park not far off. Class trips and
special occasion would be excuse enough for kids
to spend an afternoon or an evenin
ridin the rides.
My favorite at the time, next
to the fairly good sized roller coaster, were
those cages that you can make tumble over and
over again. A friend a mine used ta like em
also, till he and a buddy had that contest to see
who would puke first. One of em lost, but
the winner wasnt any too pleased as he
crawled out of the cage. I never did really know
which one got the sickest.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
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This is a
Q: I cleaned away some mildew
that was around my tub on the old caulking. I
rinsed it well and let it dry for 24 hours, then
I caulked around the tub. The next day after
showering when I was drying the tile and
caulking, it started to peel away like a thin
strip of vinyl. Could you tell me what I might
have done wrong? -- Jan S., Quincy, Mass.
A: My first thought is that the
old caulking is a different type than the new.
If, for example, the old caulking was
silicone-based, and the new caulking is not, then
the new caulking will not adhere to the old.
The best way to recaulk is to
completely remove the old caulking. This is
certainly not easy, but you can purchase silicone
caulk remover at your home-improvement store and
follow the directions. Scrape away stubborn spots
with a putty knife or a box cutter. Sand the area
well -- this removes more residual silicone caulk
and roughens up the caulking area a bit, which
may help new caulk adhere. Then clean the area
thoroughly again (including using mildew remover)
and let dry 24 hours before applying a new bead
If you use silicone caulk, this
stuff can be messy, difficult to press into the
seam and hard to clean up afterward. Try masking
off the area to be caulked with blue
painters tape, wear disposable latex gloves
so you can press the stuff in, and clean your
fingers frequently. If a blob of caulk falls into
the tub, clean it up immediately.
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