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Monday, March 2, 2009, Volume XVII, Number 178
Did Ya Know?...
Magic Moments Riding Therapy would like to
thank everyone that sent contributions to
help us continue operation. We are now back
on track and have openings for new riders who
want to improve balance, speech, following
directions and other areas. There is some
scholarship money available for riders under
14, so please call today for information and
application forms. We are also in need of
more volunteers. Call 417-325-4490. We are
located just 1 1/2 miles east of JRS Western
Did Ya Know?...The
Joplin Trails Coalition, Rudy Jack Trail
meeting will be held Tuesday, March 3rd, at
6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Root
Zero Three, 609 West Fir, Carthage ,
become Property of the Dog
1. If I like it, its
2. If its in my mouth,
3. If I can take it from you,
4. If I had it last week,
5. If Im chewing
something up, all the pieces are mine.
6. If its mine, it must never
appear to be yours anyway.
7. If it just looks like mine,
8. If I saw it first, its
9. If you set anything it down,
it automatically becomes mine.
10. If its broken, its
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Capt. Webb Given a Command.
A letter received today bu Mrs. Sallie
Jones from her brother, Capt. W. H. Webb, states that he
has been assigned to the position of commander of the
receiving ship, Franklin, now stationed at Norfolk. Capt.
Webb has been in the U.S. navy since his early youth but
has been off duty for the past five years on account of
ill health. He was stationed on the coast of China for
several years and is a naval officer of vast experience.
H. Phelps,a grocer of Joplin, well
known in Carthage, while out riding his bicycle yesterday
collided with a buggy and had his shoulder broken.
The Ground & Irwin mines at
Duenweg, 6 miles east of Joplin, have been paying the
owners about $500 per day for more than a year.
Hows that for a good thing.
The City Council Public
Services Committee is scheduled to meet this
evening in City Hall at 7 p.m. The agenda
includes a presentation by a group that would
like to see a non-smoking ordinance approved that
would ban smoking in all public buildings and
The model ordinance to be
discussed has the following as its premise:
"The smoking of tobacco is
a form of air pollution, a positive danger to
health, and a material public nuisance.
_______________ [City or County Governing Body]
finds and declares that the purposes of this
ordinance are (1) to protect the public health
and welfare by prohibiting smoking in public
places and places of employment; and (2) to
guarantee the right of nonsmokers to breathe
smoke free air, and to recognize that the need to
breathe smoke free air shall have priority over
the desire to smoke."
According to discussion at the
last Public Services Committee, the group is
trying to link Joplin, Webb City, and Carthage in
an effort to ban smoking in all public buildings
in the area.
I suppose it took more than a
little convincin ta get folks ta give up on
the horse and buggy. More than anything it was
probly the idea of bein comfortable
with a known mode of gettin from here to
entirely the blessin that proponents of
that industry would have liked everone to
believe, but they did offer a lot of advantages.
The one thing that changed the
most was the amount a time folks spend just
walkin. Nowadays, a visit to a neighbor on
the other side of the block warrants takin
the car. A three or four block walk would seem
outa the question.
Course one of the big
advantages of car ownin is if ya leave the
car in the garage, you dont have ta keep
puttin in fuel just so ya have
somethin ta clean up later. And, the flies
arent near as plentiful.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
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Reusing Wood for
Q: Ive been watching some
home-improvement shows on television lately that
advocate "green" building techniques,
including reusing wood from other structures for
a homes wood flooring, rather than buying
new. What do you think about this trend, and how
do I go about doing this? -- Larry in Tempe,
A: Recycled wood flooring is a
good trend, in my opinion, because rather than
chopping down live trees to supply the hardwood
for your floor, wood from many types of disused
structures or other sources of salvaged lumber
can be remilled to give it a second life. There
is some concern that the current stock of
high-quality salvaged wood will run out
eventually, but no timetable has been given for
Recycled hardwood is often of
better quality than new hardwoods. Its been
curing for many years, resulting in a tighter
grain and more stability. Also, much of the
current stock of recycled wood originally came
from old-growth forests, most of which either no
longer exist or are protected, and so youre
getting high-quality denseness and stability that
most new woods cant match.
One thing it is not, however,
is cheap. Recycled hardwood costs much more than
new (Toolbase Services estimates that it runs
about $5.75 to $11 per square foot, while new oak
flooring runs about $3 per square foot). Recycled
wood also must be installed by a professional.
Despite the cost, recycled wood
tends to be beautiful and durable and a nice
conversation piece at parties. If youre
interested in having it installed, many flooring
contractors are able to procure and install
recycled wood. You should check with more than
one contractor, though, get estimates, and
ideally work with someone who specializes in
recycled wood-flooring installation.
HOME TIP: All types of wood
floors need the same type of care: Wipe up liquid
spills immediately, dont use harsh cleaners
or oil soaps, and sweep, dust mop or vacuum
regularly to prevent grit from dulling the
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