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Monday, November 2, 2009 Volume XVIII, Number 95
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
-Alzheimers 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
Alzheimers Disease or related Disorders.
* When did my
wild oats turn to prunes and All Bran?
* Funny, I dont remember being
* If all is not lost, where is it?
* I went to school to become a wit,
only got halfway through.
* Nostalgia isnt what it used to
* Its hard to make a comeback
when you havent been anywhere.
* When youre 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.
Not to Split.
The agenda for last
Tuesdays 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
Tuesdays 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
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.
Ive never figured out
where that hour goes that ya gain when
daylight savings goes off. Like most, I
probly just waste it away lyin in
bed waitin for the alarm to go off.
As Ive probly
mentioned before, my uncle didnt pay
any attention to daylight savins. He
operated year round on "real" time
and made that work for him. I dont
suppose he missed that hour that
everone else gained ever fall.
Im figurin the
hour probly gets spread out over the
couple weeks after the change. A few minutes
here or there, till ya dont really
realize youve frittered away that bonus
that wont be taken back till spring.
Maybe Ill take my
uncles cue and not give it back in the
spring. Whod know?
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
THIS IS A HAMMER
By Samantha Mazzotta
Washer Odor Makes Clothes
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.,
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
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 cant 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 (smellywasher.com), 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
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 dont run
baking soda and vinegar together in the same
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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