A psychiatrist asks a colleague: "What time
The other one answers: "Sorry,
dont know, I have no watch."
The first one: "Never mind! The
main thing is that we talked about it."
My English teacher announced to the
class; "There are two words I dont allow in my
class. One is gross and the other is cool."
From the back of the room a voice
called out, "So, what are the words?"
How do non-natives ever learn all the
nuances of English?
There is a two-letter word that perhaps
has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and
that word is "UP."
Its easy to understand UP,
meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but
when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?
At a meeting, why does a topic come UP?
Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for
election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a
We call UP our friends and we use it to
brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, we warm UP the
leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house
and some guys fix UP the old car.
At other times the little word has real
special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for
tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses.
To be dressed is one thing but to be
dressed UP is special.
And this up is confusing: A drain must
be opened UP because it is stopped UP.
We open UP a store in the morning but
we close it UP at night. We seem to be pretty mixed UP
When it threatens to rain, we say it is
clouding UP. When the sun comes out we say it is clearing
UP. When it doesnt rain for awhile, things dry UP .
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Boy Killed Two Dogs.
Oren Irwin Has Bad Luck
Hunting with Setters.
While out hunting on Dry Fork Saturday
evening Oren Irwin got cold and as a result his fingers
grew a little too stiff to manipulate the gun trigger and
hammer skillfully. Accordingly, when he went to crowd
through a barb wire fence his shotgun went off and killed
a fine black Gordon setter, for which T. K. Irwin, the
boys father, had just paid $25.
Less than two weeks ago the boy was out
hunting with another good dog, which had cost $20, and it
was accidentally killed in the same manner. Neither dog
had been in possession of Mr. Irwin more than a week.
The Century club met yesterday with
Miss Cora Mayerhoff and enjoyed looking at pictures of
the club taken last week by Mrs. Laughead.
Council Agenda Tomorrow.
The City Council is scheduled
to meet tomorrow evening in City Hall at 7:30
p.m. for their regular meeting. The agenda
includes the second reading and scheduled vote
several Council Bills including the following.
C. B. 10-45 an Ordinance
authorizing the Mayor to enter into a Lease
Agreement with Dennis Detert and Carolyn Detert
for the City of Carthage to lease the Carthage
Golf Center until December 31,2011, in the amount
of $4,800.00 per year (Public Services
C. B. 10-46 an Ordinance
authorizing the Mayor to enter into a Lease
Agreement with Pam Wallace in the amount of
$3,600.00 for continued use of the pavilion in
Municipal Park as a skating rink for a one-year
lease term (Public Services Committee).
C. B. 10-47 an Ordinance
authorizing the Mayor to execute a Lease Purchase
Agreement with UMB Bank for financing of fifty
(50) golf carts (Public Services Committee). The
Lease Purchase amount would be $82,175.00 to be
paid over a four year period at three percent
Ive been seein
several versions of an email that is
reminiscent of the "good ol
days." Baby boomers seem ta be
lookin back at what they consider a
Seems most view the
nostalgic time as a pleasant one.
Course we all heard stories
growin up by parents and grandparents
bout how it used ta be. The difference
is their stories were tempered by a couple a
world wars and the great depression. The
boomers were sheltered from a good portion of
Overall the parents of
boomers musta done a fair job of raisin
their kids. They seem ta have a good share of
fond memories. Hopefully the second
generation boomers find a few good memories
ta hang on to also.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
THIS IS A HAMMER
By Samantha Mazzotta
Preventing Icy Slips and
Q: This is my first winter
living in the Midwest, and so far its been
a doozy. My question is not so much how to deal
with the snow, but the ice that forms on my
walkways and driveways the day after shoveling.
Its super-thin and very slick. -- Miami to
A: That thin, slick ice tends
to form after a sunny winter day in which some of
the snow piled around the edges of the walk melts
a bit, water runs back onto the concrete, and
then refreezes after sundown. Its a common
annoyance and hazard in the snowy regions in
winter, and you have to check for icy patches
daily on walkways, the driveway and in many
municipalities, the sidewalk in front of your
Homeowners deal with slippery
walkways in a couple of ways. In areas that get
significant snowfall, many people will shovel the
walk but leave a couple inches of snow, providing
traction for a few days until the snow packs
down. In areas that dont get as much
snowfall, completely shoveling the walkway clear
works better in the long run.
In both cases, you need to keep
a bucket (or more) of sand-salt mixture within
easy reach, as well as a bag of ice-melt
crystals. The sand-salt mixture can be quickly
deployed and provides traction on both
packed-down snow and ice. Spread this on the
walkways and your homes entryway in the
evening before any snowmelt freezes down.
Ice melt is a chemical compound
(actually, there are different ice-melt products
with different compounds) that slightly heats ice
and snow, just enough for it to melt away. Sodium
chloride (salt) is one type of ice melt; however,
there are other effective ice-melt products that
have less impact on the environment.
And thats an important
consideration in using sand-salt mixture and ice
melt: use just the amount you need to keep the
walkways clear of ice and with improved traction.
Follow the application instructions for the ice
melt youre using so that you dont
HOME TIP: Sand, salt and
ice-melting compounds, if tracked into the house,
can scratch or damage many types of floors.
During the winter, place a sturdy track mat
inside the entryway.
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