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Monday, October 19, 2009 Volume XVIII, Number 85
Did Ya Know?..."Spare Cat
Rescue would like to let everyone know that the Low-Cost
Spay/Neuter Clinic that is scheduled for Thursday,
October 22 is completely booked. If you would like to be
put on a waiting list, please contact 358-6808 and leave
Did Ya Know?... "Paws for
Books" R.E.A.D. dogs, Emmit & Truman will be at
the Carthge Public Library from 3 to 5 on Wednesday
afternoon, October 21 to listen to young patrons read
He leans over
to the big woman next to him and says, "Do you wanna
hear a funny blonde joke?"
The big woman replies,
"Well, before you tell that joke,
you should know something. Sure, Im blonde, and six
feet tall, 210 lbs. and Im a professional
triathlete and bodybuilder.
The blonde woman sitting next to me is
6 2" and 220 lbs; shes an ex-pro
Next to her is a blonde whos
6 5",weighs 250 lbs., and shes a kick
boxer professional. Now, do you still want to tell that
The guy blinks, swallows, and thinks
about it for a second then says;
"No, not if Im going to have
to explain it three times."!
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
PROHIBITIONISTS IN A QUANDARY.
County Chairman Earl Peebles, of the
Prohibitionist party, is experiencing a little doubt just
now as to whether his party is to be recognized by having
its ticket printed on the official ballot at the coming
general election in November.
According to the present election law,
assed by the last Democratic state legislature, the minor
parties in securing recognition on the official ballot
must present a petition signed by bona fide intended
supporters of the ticket, whereas it was previously
allowable for voters from any party whatever to sign the
petition. According tot he one per cent law, therefore
the Jasper county Prohibitionists must have one hundred
and twenty-one signatures to gain recognition.
Chairman Peebles explains that the
Prohibition force is so poorly organized in this county
that he has grave doubts about locating the voters.
On The Block.
The City Council Public Safety
Committee is scheduled to meet this evening at
the Police Station for its regular monthly
meeting. The agenda includes a proposal to
eliminate the two hour parking restriction in the
downtown area. Downtown parking has dominated
Public Safety Committee meeting for the last
several months. A past proposal to raise the fine
from one dollar to fifteen dollars was soundly
defeated when presented to the full Council.
Other proposals included selling monthly passes
to residents on the Square have also met the same
Part of the interest in the
issue may have to do with the fact that
enforcement of the parking restriction has been
more consistent in the last year. The Mornin
Mail reported a few days ago that fines for
the first four months of this fiscal year already
the total of fines issued for the entire
proceeding fiscal year.
The agenda also includes a
discussion of the upcoming Christmas parade, a
presentation by Anywhere Mobile Solutions, and a
discussion concerning car bids.
In all the discussion about
the parkin on the Square, there is one
thing that I figure bout everone
can agree on. The laws that are on the books
should either be enforced or they should be
eliminated. Applyin one set a rules for
some and not for others just doesnt
seem ta line up with most folks sense of fair
One idea that has been
tossed around that may have some merit and
some compromise is the elimination of two
hour parkin restrictions only on the
inside of the Square. If there were to be a
"test run" this might be the place
to start. Course mainly locals would
take advantage of this set-up, but at least
the tourists would be afforded a spot
somewhere near the shops. Of all the ideas
floated, this one seems the least offensive
to business owners.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
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THIS IS A HAMMER
By Samantha Mazzotta
Q: Can I clean my own chimney
to save money? -- Paul in Pittsburgh
A: I wouldnt recommend it
for do-it-yourselfers. Chimney cleaning is one of
those maintenance items that is best done by
professionals. You can certainly take some
preventive measures to make the job less
expensive, but to keep your home safe, enlist the
help of a licensed chimney cleaner.
Preventive measures include
burning higher-quality wood. Hardwoods -- like
oak, for example -- produce less creosote, a
sticky, highly flammable substance that coats the
inside of the chimney and is often the culprit in
chimney fires. Cheaper wood, especially pine,
produces more creosote and should be used
Maintain the health of your
chimney by cleaning the firebox regularly. Once
the ashes of a fire have thoroughly cooled (you
should be able to put your hand right on them
without feeling any heat), sweep them out and
dispose of them or add them to your compost pile.
You can clean the damper occasionally using a
bristle brush or broom to sweep ashes and debris
down into the firebox, but dont reach up
into the chimney flue.
If you maintain the roof and
gutters yourself, visually inspect the outside of
your chimney during the maintenance task. Note
any damage to the bricks, mortar or metal
flashing around the chimney.
Anything beyond that, a
professional chimney sweep should come in. Once a
year, prior to the onset of cold weather,
schedule a chimney cleaning service. The
professional should inspect the inside of the
chimney, the chimney stack, the fireplace, flue
and all associated parts. He or she must provide
a written estimate of necessary repairs and
should not start any work until youve
HOME TIP: "Cleaner
logs" dont really "clean"
your chimney. Theyre just cheap composite
logs that purportedly burn cleaner and create
fewer creosote deposits. Dont spend good
money on them.
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