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Monday, March 1, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 176
Did Ya Know?. . Carthage Youth
Baseball & Softball Sign-ups will be Monday, March 1
and Monday, March 8 at Fairview Elementary 6-8 p.m.
Did Ya Know?..2010 Project
Graduation presents Big Man On Campus, Thursday, March 4,
7 p.m. Adults $5 Student $2
Did Ya Know? . .The Carthage
Shrine Train Crew will be hosting a Hot Dog and Chili
Feed on Mar 6th at 6:00 PM. It will be held at the Train
Barn on West Mound Street Road in Carthage. Adults $6.00
and kids 12 and under $3.00 . All proceeds go to the
Train Crew and are not tax deduct
See if you can
do this. Read each line aloud without making any
mistakes. If you make a mistake you MUST start over or it
This is this cat
This is is cat
This is how cat
This is to cat
This is keep cat
This is a cat
This is moron cat
This is busy cat
This is for cat
This is forty cat
This is seconds cat
Now go back and read the THIRD word in
each line from the top...
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
THE DOUBLE WEDDING.
Thomas and Misses Brazington Married,
As announced in Saturdays paper,
the double wedding of Messrs. T. A. and A. A. Thomas and
Misses Mary and Kate Brazington occurred Sunday afternoon
at 8 oclock, at the home of the brides
parents on Orner and Oak streets. The residence was
prettily decorated in honor of the event.
All four contracting parties walked
into the parlor together at the announced hour. Mr. A. A.
Thomas and Miss Kate Brazington were married first while
the other pair acted as a groomsman and bridesmaid.
When they were pronounced man and wife
their places were taken by Mr. T. A. Thomas and Miss Mary
The young couples will start Tuesday
morning at 3:28 for Carrington, North Dakota, to make
their homes. The fifteen young men who will compose the
emigrant party, and other friends will be entertained
this evening at the home of the brides parents.
Century Farms in
The search is on for Missouri
farms that have been in the same family 100 years
To qualify for Missouri Century
Farm status, farms must have been owned by the
same family for 100 consecutive years. Farms that
have been in the same family since Dec. 31, 1910
are eligible to apply and be recognized this
The line of ownership from the
original settler or buyer may be through
children, grandchildren, siblings, and nephews or
nieces, including through marriage or adoption.
The farm must be at least 40
acres of the original land acquisition and make a
financial contribution to the overall farm
Applicants certified as owners
of a 2010 Missouri Century Farm will be
recognized by the University of Missouri
Extension office in the county where the farm is
Since Missouri began the
program in 1976, more than 7,000 century farms
have been recognized.
Ever time the
discussion of incentives for new developments
comes up, I have to bring up the idea of
providin established neighborhoods with
similar incentives. This springs from a phone
call I got several years ago when the idea of
the City payin for curb and gutters for
new developments was bein discussed.
The caller wondered why, after livin in
the City for many years, payin taxes,
that his street couldnt also have curb
I understand the
reasonin behind promotin new
neighborhoods. Im not sayin it
should be an either or situation. Im
sayin there is also a value in
promotin the upgradin of those
neighborhoods with no curb and gutters. It
also makes sense in the efforts to control
the existin storm water runoff
problems. Bring on the new, but also take
care of whats already here.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin
THIS IS A HAMMER
By Samantha Mazzotta
Q: My parents often complain
that their house is too cold, and often when I go
to see them I notice that the thermostat -- one
of the round "dial" types -- is set to
a different temperature each time. How can I lock
in the temperature so theyre comfortable?
-- Rick W.
A: The older dial- or
lever-type, low-voltage thermostat is pretty easy
to check. Simply turn off power to the thermostat
at the circuit panel (or turn off power to the
entire house) and pop the front cover off.
Inspect the wire connection
terminals around the base of the thermostat. They
should be securely coiled around the terminal
screws and free of dust.
While the power is off, check
the connections on the transformer that powers
the thermostat. What is that? Its a small,
square unit located near the heating system,
sometimes within a furnace access panel. Make
sure the power is off before opening the cover --
this is the unit that makes sure high-voltage
current does not reach your low-voltage
thermostat. Once open, make sure the wires are
coiled securely around the transformers
Clean the thermostat: Make sure
the power is off and move the dial to its lowest
temperature setting. Use a small, soft brush
(even a watercolor or makeup brush) to clear away
dust. Then move the dial to its highest
temperature setting and brush the newly revealed
parts. Return the dial to its normal setting and
replace the cover. Turn the power back on.
If your parents still
cant get a comfortable temperature setting,
have a professional check the entire heating
system for problems. Id also recommend
installing a low-voltage electronic thermostat,
which can be programmed to more than one setting
depending on the season or time of day.
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