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Monday, March 6, 2000 Volume VIII, Number 184
Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage R-9 School District
Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m.
on Monday, March 6, 2000 in the District Administrative
Office, 710 Lyon, Carthage.
Did Ya Know?. . . Rural
Missouri, Inc. (RMI) and the Small Business Development
Center (SBDC) are cosponsoring a free seminar providing
information about their various technical assistance and
financing programs for Missouri small businesses at 9
a.m., March 8, 2000 in the Joplin Chamber of Commerce,
320 E. 4th, Joplin, MO. To reserve your seat call Karie
at RMI (800)-234-4971.
The manager walks
to the mound, ready to yank the pitcher. The pitcher
protests, "I struck this guy out the last
"Yeah, but this is the same
good for your health?"
"Youre joking? When I first came here, I
couldnt walk. They had to carry me around. I
couldnt feed myself. Now look at me."
"How long have you been here?"
"I was born here."
My bank is in real trouble. I tried to
make a withdrawal from an ATM, and an IUO came out.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
HARDING TO GO EAST.
The Commercial Club held a meeting last
at the office of Major Harding in this city to discuss
the new developments in the railroad proposition as
proposed by the Memphis people over the route fully
outlined by the city.
The railroad people seem very much
interested and have intimated to the Commercial Club
their willingness to invest their money in the road.
Accordingly the club decided last night to appropriate
$100 of the fund now in the treasury to defray the
expenses of Major Harding, who will make a trip to New
York and Boston to work the matter up.
The major will also stop in St. Louis
and lay the wishes of the Commercial Club before the
Missouri Pacific officials and try to induce them to
change their schedule on the northbound train that leaves
Carthage at 7:36 p.m. and have it stop at Jasper as well.
The Family Literacy Council has
scheduled a number of activities for this week in
recognition of Literacy Awareness Week 2000. The
week begins with a volunteer appreciation
Other activities include the
5th Annual Community Spelling BEE on Tuesday at
5:15 in the Carthage High School Auditorium.
Admission is free and open to the public.
The sixteenth Annual Meeting of
the Family Literacy Council will begin at noon on
Wednesday and is open to the public.
The bylaws define the Family
Literacy Council general membership as "open
to all persons willing to further its purpose and
be persons representative of diverse elements of
the community. All active tutors, students, and
volunteers shall automatically be members."
The meeting agenda includes a
recap of activities through 1999, a review of the
1999 and 2000 proposed budget, information on
staff changes and an opportunity to vote on
proposed changes to the bylaws.
There will also be a free book
distribution and Literacy Awareness Dinner
Thursday. For ticket information call 358-5926.
For most of us its
hard to imagine not bein able to read a
newspaper or our favorite magazine.
The Family Literacy Council
has been organized here in Carthage for over
a decade and has continually worked to help
those who somehow fell between the cracks in
the readin department. In the last few
years they have takin on the task of
helpin folks who learn English as a
second language. Not only helpin with
readin, but with instruction on basic
math skills and day to day tasks of
keepin a checkbook balanced.
For most of the year they
work along without much hype or attention.
This week the community has an opportunity to
take a look at the efforts and
accomplishments of the organization where all
volunteers are greatly appreciated.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
The Super Handyman
by Al Carrell and
Dear Al & Kelly:
I have been doing some minor
renovation work to my bathroom. One of the things
I had to replace was the exhaust fan. It still
worked, but it was rather loud and didnt
look too good anymore.
I didnt throw it away,
though. I installed it in my shop. It is very
handy when I am sanding or painting and need the
extra ventilation. It also has a light on it,
which always helps in my shop. Its great,
and the new, improved bathroom looks super, too.
Q: I have some rust spots
inside my dryer on the sides of the drum. Is
there any type of a paint or sealer that I can
use to cover these spots that will be able to
take the heat and wont come off my clothes?
A: The first thing you must do
is remove the rust from the surface. We would
recommend using a chemical rust remover rather
than an abrasive, which could scratch the surface
even more. Then just touch up the bare spots with
an epoxy paint. Check it from time to time to be
sure the paint is holding up.
Dear Al: When I have a large
painting project, I like to use my power paint
sprayer. It saves me a lot of time and does a
very nice job.
My only complaint is that I
seem to have a problem with paint dripping down
onto my arm as I hold the sprayer. I fixed this
by tying a bandanna to the neck of the sprayer
just under the nozzle. The bandanna can also be
washed out or replaced when it gets too messy.
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