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Monday, September 14, 2009 Volume XVIII, Number 60
Did Ya Know?...The New Life
United Methodist Church, 1/2 mile north of Leggett
corporate office, is offering free coffee each weekday
morning. Homemade cinnamon rolls are also available.
Did Ya Know?... The Family
Literacy Center will be selling Mums for the fall season
at $10 each. To order, call 358-5926.
Judge: "Well, Sir, I have reviewed this case
and Ive decided to give your wife $775.00 a
Husband: "Thats fair, your
honor. Ill try to send her a few bucks
Q: What is your date of birth?
A: July fifteenth.
Q: What year?
A: Every year.
Q: What gear were you in at moment of
A: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.
Q: Did you blow your horn or anything?
A: After the accident?
Q: Before the accident.
A: Sure, I played for 10 years. I even
went to school for it.
Q: Now doctor, isnt it true that
when a person dies in his sleep, he doesnt know
about it until the next morning?
Q: Were you present when your picture
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
HAND BROKEN IN A
Charlotte Reed, the 12 year-old
daughter of Samuel Reed of South Grand avenue, was kicked
on the hand by a runaway horse yesterday afternoon,
between four and five oclock, and the bone just
below the middle finger of her right hand was broken. Dr.
Coe was called and reduced the fracture.
The accident happened while little Miss
Reed was driving a horse which the family had taken on
trial. She had taken the children of J.L. Davison out
with her, for a ride. As they approached a railroad
crossing they saw the smoke of a train in the distance
and hurried to get across. One of the children hit the
horse with the whip at this juncture, causing him to
begin running and kicking. The brave little driver, was
standing up in the buggy while this was going on, trying
to hold the frantic animal, and received a kick on the
hand. She managed to turn the horse into a fence and
jumped out and got him by the bit.
The Carthage City Council voted
last week to continue negotiations with CW&EP
for the transfer of the old McCune Brooks
Hospital building from the City to the utility
According to CW&EP General
Manager Bob Williams, roofing crews have been
contracted to replace the roof on the emergency
room portion of the building and patch other
areas on the main portion of the structure. He
says the overall cost of this portion of the
project will cost in the neighborhood of
The roof on the emergency room
portion will be completely removed down to the
metal frame. Any damaged structure will be
repaired or replaced.
"If we are going to be
using this building," said Williams,
"we want the job done right the first
Other work inside the building
has begun that includes pulling old ceiling tiles
and taking out portions of the dry wall that has
absorbed moisture and become moldy.
Details of the transfer are
still to be worked out, but the City was spending
about $4,000 a month to maintain the building.
I can still remember the
day I learned how to keep from fallin
down on a bicycle. As you might notice I
didnt say I learned to ride. That would
take a little longer. But by trial and error,
which means fallin off, I learned how
to jump off at times, put my feet down, and
of course, how to roll when ya fall. The
basic defensive maneuvers.
I probly thought at
the time Id learned how to ride, but
that came another day, after the bruises
healed a might.
Course back then no
respectable bike rider would be caught dead
with a helmet or knee pads on. Ya took your
lumps. Think I still have a couple as a
matter a fact.
All those crashes came ta
mind when I went to the skatin rink the
other day. Dont think I ever did learn
how ta skate.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
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Conditioners Keep Cool in the Shade
Q: My neighbor told me that I
should cut back the trees and bushes around my
central air unit because they could damage it. I
have always heard that AC units should be
well-shaded from the sun to prevent damage, and
trees are the best natural shade. What do you
say? -- Tracy D., Tampa, Fla.
A: I say youre both right
-- but the devil is in the details.
Your outside cooling unit --
typical for central air conditioning -- works
best when it doesnt have to labor against
the direct heat of a hot summer sun. Putting
walls and a roof around the unit is impractical
and can cause the it to overheat (in addition to
other venting issues), so sitting outside is
Because of this, youre
right -- trees and shrubbery can create the best
shade, allowing air to flow around the unit while
blocking the direct rays of the sun.
However, an air conditioning
unit has several vents and intakes built into it.
Outdoor units can handle temporary issues like
rain. But when solid objects get through the
vents, big problems can occur. The most common
problem with outdoor units is caused by leaves,
twigs or related debris getting inside the unit
and damaging moving parts. So, with that in mind,
your neighbor is right.
How can you compromise between
these two opposites? Keep the trees and shrubs,
but prune the shrubs well back from the air
conditioning unit -- about 6 inches to a foot --
and have a tree-trimming service thin out the
branches of the surrounding shade trees (normal
tree maintenance should be fine).
Three to four times a year --
or once a month if youre using the air
conditioning every day for a prolonged period --
check the outside unit and clear away fallen
leaves, cobwebs and other debris from the top and
sides (turn the unit off before doing this).
HOME TIP: Central air
conditioning units need good airflow to work
properly, but also need to be shaded from the sun
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