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Monday, November 2, 2009 Volume XVIII, Number 95

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?...The R-9 Odyssey of the Mind problem solving groups will be hosting their 5th Annual Craft Odyssey Arts and Crafts show on November 14, 2009. They are looking for vendors, and prospective craft buying customers. for more info call Sherryle Jones at (417) 359-7050

Did Ya Know?... Nov. 5th -Alzheimer’s Support Group will be continuing their series on"Holiday Blues and Dementia".McCune Brooks Home Health conference room from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The group is for family members/caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s Disease or related Disorders.

today's laugh

* When did my wild oats turn to prunes and All Bran?

* Funny, I don’t remember being absent minded.

* If all is not lost, where is it?

* I went to school to become a wit, only got halfway through.

* Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.

* It’s hard to make a comeback when you haven’t been anywhere.

* When you’re finally holding all the cards, why does everyone else decide to play chess?

* If God wanted me to touch my toes, He would have put them on my knees.

* Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.

Filling The Big New Silo.

The work of filling the big new silo at the Harrington Dairy Farm is going on rapidly this week. About fifteen tons of sorghum cane per day is being chopped up fine and poured into the silo, which is really a big vat, air tight except for being open at the top. The cane, though growing thickly in the field, has attained rank proportions and some of it is nearly ten feet high. One of the men handling it says that he estimates that $1,000 worth of sorghum syrup is going into the silo. The stuff thus chopped up and packed away is called ensilage and may be made of any growing crop cut up green. It is fed out to stock in the winter in a perfectly fresh condition, just like canned fruit from a jar. Farmers would be interested in seeing this silo filled and note the way it is built. Of course Major Harrington, having 42 milk cows as well as other stock to feed has built his silo on a larger scale than the average farmer would need.

  Today's Feature

Council Agrees Not to Split.

The agenda for last Tuesday’s regular City Council meeting included consideration and discussion of a possible lot split in Myers Park. The item was brought up and Mayor Woestman asked for discussion, but there was none. The matter had been discussed in an earlier closed session of the Council and apparently no one cared to carry the discussion any further.

From information gathered after Tuesday’s meeting, the Council had been approached with an offer to buy an acre or two of the former airport. The lack of discussion indicated there was not support for the idea at this time.

The eighty-one acre subdivision was laid out in eleven lots ranging from 5.4 acres to 12.4 acres when it was originally platted. Since that time it has been the established policy of the Council not to break any of those lots into smaller parcels.

Four lots have been sold to date. The price for the lots has ranged from $66,000 an acre up to $98,000 an acre. So far the City has sold off $2.6 million of the property with most of that revenue going back into infrastructure to attract more buyers.

Just Jake Talkin'

I’ve never figured out where that hour goes that ya gain when daylight savings goes off. Like most, I prob’ly just waste it away lyin’ in bed waitin’ for the alarm to go off.

As I’ve prob’ly mentioned before, my uncle didn’t pay any attention to daylight savin’s. He operated year round on "real" time and made that work for him. I don’t suppose he missed that hour that ever’one else gained ever’ fall.

I’m figurin’ the hour prob’ly gets spread out over the couple weeks after the change. A few minutes here or there, till ya don’t really realize you’ve frittered away that bonus that won’t be taken back till spring.

Maybe I’ll take my uncle’s cue and not give it back in the spring. Who’d know?

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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By Samantha Mazzotta

Washer Odor Makes Clothes Smell Sour

Q: I read your recent article on dishwasher, and it prompted me to ask about how to deal with an odor from my front-loading washer. When washing, very little detergent is used along with watered-down fabric softener and bleach that is added to the dispensers. The rim and all dispensers are kept clean. This odor makes the clothes smell sour and makes doing the laundry very difficult. Just what can you recommend for getting rid of this odor both in the washer and the clothes? -- Lani B., Kissimmee, Fla.

A: Washer odor is actually pretty common, particularly in areas that are hot and humid much of the year. Odor problems tend to develop over time, even if the washer is not used every day.

The culprit is not dirty dispensers or rims, or even leaks (most of the time). The problem is a buildup of soap scum in parts of the washer that can’t easily be reached, such as the outer tub and the inside or just under the agitator. Because this buildup sticks very well to surfaces, common home remedies like putting the washer through a cycle with a double dose of bleach added to the water -- to kill mildew -- will only temporarily stop the problem, if at all.

A number of remedies, both homemade and commercial, are available to tackle it. Commercially available formulas include Smelly Washer (, a solution that can be used to reduce mildew odors. Glisten, a dishwasher cleaner, can be used to clean clothes washers as well. Home-improvement stores and appliance sales or repair centers stock these or similar items.

Home remedies involve running the empty washer through a full cycle with a cleaning or disinfecting ingredient added. Add a cup of baking soda to the wash water; or 3/4 cup of Calgon clothes detergent. A cycle using white vinegar also can be run (but don’t run baking soda and vinegar together in the same cycle).

HOME TIP: To prevent mildew odors from plaguing your laundry room, keep the washer door open when not in use, and use less detergent in order to reduce soap scum buildup.

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