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Monday, August 2, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 30
Did Ya Know?.. . The City of
Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes Monday, August 2
through Friday, August 6. Areas will be sprayed in the
evening of the day of the areas regular garbage
pick up. Residents are asked to turn off attic or window
fans when the sprayer is in the area.
Did Ya Know?...The First
Presbyterian Church will present "Egypt,
Josephs Journey" Aug 2-6 from 6:30 to 8:30.
Families ivited. Info 358-2341
These are actual
answers given on High School Science Tests:
Many dead animals of the past changed
to fossils while others preferred to be oil.
Involuntary muscles are not as willing
as voluntary ones.
Methane, a greenhouse gas, comes from
the burning of trees and cows.
The spinal column is a long bunch of
bones. The head sits on the top and you sit on the
Most books say the sun is a star. But
it still knows how to change back into the sun in the
Parallel lines never meet unless you
bend one or both of them.
A right angle is 90 degrees Farenhight.
Water is composed of two gins, Oxygin
and Hydrogin. Oxygin is pure gin. Hydrogin is gin and
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
at Chestnut and Maple Streets.
An alarm was sent to the fire
department by telephone from P. Finns greenhouse
and the firemen made a quick response, but were powerless
to do anything, as the nearest fire plug is so far away
that water could not be gotten to the building. On
account of the dense smoke almost nothing was saved,
beyond some half dozen pieces of the parlor furniture,
which were passed out the parlor windows by the
neighbors. A large square piano was in the parlor and was
pulled across the room to the window, but before it could
be gotten out the flames were bursting through the floor,
making further efforts out of the question.
The dwelling was a modern frame
building and worth probably $2,500. This is the second
house that has burned on the same foundation - the other
fire having occurred some years ago, before Mr. Ground
owned the property.
Law Increases Registrations.
Nearly a quarter-million
low-income Missouri residents have applied to
register to vote at Department of Social Services
offices since August 2008, following a federal
court order that found the state in violation of
the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.
The voter registration
applications were collected as part of the
benefit process at Department of Social Service
(DSS) offices in every Missouri County as
required by the National Voter Registration Act
(NVRA). The NVRA, known as the motor
voter law, requires various state
agenciesincluding public assistance
agenciesto offer voter registration
Statewide, 246,022 voter
registration applications, about two-thirds of
them from women, were submitted by DSS clients
between August 2008 and June 2010, according to
agency records. This surge in applications came
about after voting rights groups sued the state
for non-compliance, resulting in a July 2008
court order that compelled DSS agencies to
immediately begin complying with the NVRA.
Worked with a guy once that
showed such a fear for snakes that coworkers
would toss pieces of rope at him just to
watch him yell and squirm. Theyd sneak
a rubber snake into his lunch box and all try
to be around when he opened it. Even guys who
had some sympathy couldnt pass an
occasional rattlin of a paper sack next
to the guy just ta watch him jump.
I got ta thinkin
after a while the guy would catch on and at
least try to ignore such pranks, but he would
always give the anticipated reaction. I have
ta figure that at some point he started
likin the attention and played up to
the "snake hater" image a bit.
After a while ya have ta
question the judgment or the motives of
someone who gets hooked too often.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Wont Glide Freely
Q: I have a sliding-glass door
leading to my porch, and it sticks very badly on
opening and closing. How can I fix this? -- Joyce
in West Palm Beach, Fla.
A: Sticking or even hopping out
of its track is a common problem for sliding
doors, and one that can be prevented with regular
cleaning and maintenance.
Get in there right away with a
vacuum (small handheld or a small vacuum hose
attachment) and suck up all the loose dirt and
debris that is cluttering up the metal track
running under the door. This is the groove in
which the door slides, and if its dirty or
gunky the door wont slide smoothly. Use a
toothbrush and a damp cloth to scrub away gunky
Next, inspect both the track
and the door rollers. If the track is bent, it
can be straightened by placing a thin but sturdy
wooden block in the track over the bent area,
bracing it with a foot or your hand, and then
hammering the area until its straight. Worn
or bent rollers need to be replaced.
If everything looks OK or has
been fixed, lubricate the rollers (an all-purpose
spray lubricant like WD-40 should be fine) and
slide the door open and shut to work the
The door should roll more
smoothly now, but if it still doesnt seem
right or is jumping out of its track, you can
adjust the height of the sliding door so the
roller moves more easily. An adjustment or
mounting screw should be located where the door
is mounted to its frame. Turning the screw
counterclockwise will lower the door slightly;
turning it clockwise will raise the door
(although due to its weight, you will need a
helper to carefully lift the door upward, using a
pry bar while you turn the screw).
HOME TIP: Sliding-glass doors
are quite heavy, so if you need to lift or remove
a door for any reason, always have one or more
helpers to assist.
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