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Monday, March 16, 2009, Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?... The
Can do Center will hold a dance March 17th.
Did Ya Know?... The
Family Literacy Center will be making
chocolate Easter Eggs. The eggs will be
available for $3.00, March 16th thru April
12th, at several stores and businesses in
A young avid golfer had a few
hours to spare one afternoon. He figured if he
hurried, he could get in nine holes before
heading home. Just as he was about to tee off an
older gentleman shuffled onto the tee and asked
if he could play along. Not being able to say no,
he agreed he could join him.
To his surprise the old man
played quickly. He didnt hit the ball far,
but plodded along and didnt waste time.
Finally, they reached the 9th fairway and the
young man found himself with a tough shot. A
large pine tree right in front of his ball.
After several minutes of
debating the shot the older man finally said,
"You know, when I was your age Id hit
the ball right over that tree."
With the challenge placed
before him, the youngster swung hard, hit the
ball up into the top of the tree and it thudded
back on the ground a foot from where it had
The old man offered one more
comment, "Of course, when I was your age,
that pine tree was only three feet tall."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
This weeks Fayette Democrat
Leader contains a full column write-up of the
Hall-Hendrix wedding, and speaks in the most
complimentary terms of both Miss Hendrix and Mr. Hall. Of
the former, it says: "Miss Hendrix is the
granddaughter of the late Mr. Adam Hendrix, one of the
pioneer citizens and bankers of Fayette; the daughter of
the late Mr. Fremont Hendrix and a young woman who is
dearly loved by her friends for her bright, amiable
disposition, and who is universally admired for her
beauty and accomplishments."
In Order to Facilitate the Settlement
of His Estate.
In order to prevent difficulties and
legal delays in the settlement of his estate Walter H.
Smith, the well know druggist who died Tuesday afternoon,
made an assignment of the business on the day previous to
his demise to Oscar D. Beem.
The debts against the business amount
to $1,510 and consist of three notes, two to M.L. Reed
and one to the Central National Bank.
Mr. Beem will continue to run the
business as he has for some time past, until it is sold
or all accounts settled. The drug stock will invoice, it
is said, over $5,000.
The familiar face of Major Beebe
appearing in Carthage last evening. His Kansas City home
was in the midst of the recent severe hail storm at that
place and he reports the roof of his house riddled with
hail stones. One crashed through the window into the
house that measured three and a half inches in diameter.
Nodler Encourages Municipalities and Non-Profits
to Closely Monitor Federal Stimulus
JEFFERSON CITY With
federal agencies already beginning to report use
of funds from the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009, Sen. Gary Nodler
(R-Joplin) is urging cities, counties, and
non-profit organizations to closely watch for
federal funding opportunities. Many of the grants
available require immediate action and are
becoming available on very short notice.
"This federal legislation
is hundreds of pages long and addresses funding
for programs that address a broad range of areas
from broadband communications to nutrition. I am
confident there are grants that would benefit
many Southwest Missouri communities and
organizations," said Sen. Nodler.
"There have already been instances when
grant application periods have only been open for
a matter of days, so community leaders and
officials need to keep a close eye on the
Missouri is estimated to
receive approximately $4 billion in federal
funding through the stimulus plan, but this does
not include grants that could be awarded to
programs and projects throughout the state.
Agencies distributing federal
recovery grants include at least 25 national
departments and organizations. Eligible projects
are clearly and specifically defined and, in many
instances, are required to begin work in a matter
of months. The federal government is asking that
recipients of federal funding begin reporting
their use of funds by July 15th.
"With short deadlines and
billions of dollars involved, I want to make sure
that no one misses a valid funding option that
could lead to economic development and job growth
for our area," said Sen. Nodler.
More information on possible
Then theres the one about
the cat that was walkin along the muddy
country road headin for the general store.
He came upon a mouse in a rut in the road. The
mouse called to the cat and asked if the feline
could assist in getting him out of the rut.
The cat, amused at the rodents
situation said no, he didnt feel that he
could be of assistance and went on his way.
Later in the day the cat was
awaken from his nap by the mouse chewing on a
"Get someone to
help?" the cat asked.
"Nope, I got out by
"I thought you said you
couldnt get out," mused the cat.
"A car was
comin," the mouse admitted, "I
This is some fact, but mostly,
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By Samantha Mazzotta
Give Your Dryer
a Good Cleaning
Q: I share a laundry room with
the upstairs tenants, the washer and dryer get
heavy use. The only thing is that the upstairs
folks never clean out the lint screen, so after
they are done drying several loads I end up
removing half-inch-thick (or more) collections of
lint. Lately, I've noticed that my clothes
dont seem to dry as well and that they
sometimes have lint balls stuck to them. Does the
dryer need cleaning? -- Nate in New Hampshire
A: Id say yes. The parts
of the dryer that remove lint need to be
inspected and cleaned.
If the landlord supplies the
washer and dryer, inform him or her right away
that there is a lint and drying problem and that
the dryer needs cleaning. Excess lint is a fire
hazard. If youre the owner or you offer to
fix the problem in return for a break on the
rent, heres how to clean collected and
trapped lint from the dryer and vents.
1) Unplug the dryer and detach
the vent hose from the back.
2) Pull the dryer out from the
3) Check the lint trap inside
the dryer first: use a flexible brush (like a
soft bottle brush) to rmove lint clusters. Vacuum
out the space using the extension attachment on
your vacuum cleaner.
4) Wipe or scrub away any
buildup around or inside the lint trap, using
water and a little detergent.
5) Wipe the interior drum
6) Get behind the dryer and
inspect the exit chute to which the dryer vent
was attached. Vacuum out the chute.
7) Inspect the dryer vent and
clean the same way. Also inspect and clean the
outside exhaust vent.
This is about the most you can
do to reduce lint buildup in the dryer. Lint also
might be building up behind the drum, have an
appliance repair person come and do that. Still,
just this little maintenance effort, done twice a
year, will significantly improve the efficiency
of your dryer and reduce the risk of a lint fire.
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