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Monday, March 22, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 191

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?..There will be a Winter Blues and Cruise on the Carthage Square on Saturday, March 20 from 3 – 7 p.m. Hosted by Vintage Rods car club.

.Did Ya Know?..The tax site at the Family Literacy Center in Carthage will be closed Friday, April 2 and Saturday, April 3.

today's laugh

frivolous lawsuits

1. January 2000: Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas was awarded $780,000 by a jury of her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was running inside a furniture store. The owners of the store were understandably surprised at the verdict, considering the misbehaving little brat was Ms. Robertson’s son.

2. June 1998: A 19 year old Carl Truman of Los Angeles won $74,000 and medical expenses when his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda Accord. Mr. Truman apparently didn’t notice there was someone at the wheel of the car, when he was trying to steal his neighbor’s hubcaps.

3. Kara Alton of Claymont, Delaware successfully sued the owner of a night club in a neighboring city when she fell from the bathroom window to the floor and knocked out her two front teeth. This occurred while Ms. Walton was trying to sneak through the window in the ladies room to avoid paying the $3.50 cover charge. She was awarded $12,000 and dental expenses.


A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.

The "Bright Light" Mining Co.

The Bennett & Hannum mining company yesterday sold about two car loads of silicate to Walker & Son of Joplin. The price paid was $20 per ton, $3 more than was obtained for silicate of the same quality last week. Some lead and jack is also being sold. The company will hereafter be known as the "Bright Light" mining company.

A. H. Goldstein to Move.

A. H. Goldstein has rented the building on the north side of the square vacated sometime ago by Keim & McMillan, and expects to remove his wholesale and retail clothing and furnishing stock to his new quarters about the middle of May. By this change he will secure about 2,500 square feet more floor space which he has been much in need of. He will use both floors the upstairs being devoted to the sample room and wholesale department and the downstairs to the retail store.

  Today's Feature

Police Blotter.

On 03/12/2010, a car stop led officers to 722 E 2nd to investigate identity theft. Officers recovered documents for 6 separate victims that were being used for employment. Ricardo Vidal-Sanchez age 28, Reina Matul-Alvarado age 28, and Guadalupe Matul-Alvarado age 21 were arrested on probable cause for forgery. Local Immigration & Customs Officials were contacted and placed a hold on these three suspects for immigration violations. Warrants were issued on these suspects charging them with forgery. There was no bond set because of their legal status.

At approximately 10:00 p.m. on 03/17/2010 the Carthage Police Department was notified of a stolen vehicle that was taken from an apartment complex parking lot in the west part of Carthage at some point between approximately 5:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on that same date. The victim, a 27 year old female, advised that the vehicle was a white 2003 Ford Focus. An investigation into the incident continues.


Just Jake Talkin'

It’s the time a year that folks start payin’ close attention to the weather. Those thunder clouds start rollin’ and spinnin’ gets the hair up on the back of the neck for anyone who has been close to a tornado.

I’ve never been smack dab in the middle of one, but have on occasion been hunkered down within’ a few blocks from the path. I have felt a travel trailer raise up a might as one passed over head.

Like most, I don’t have an unnatural fear of natural disasters, but I do have a healthy respect for the power of a twister in the spring time. I’ve heard various suggestions over the years as ta how to deal with a tornado comin’ your way. The best of all is the simple "DUCK." Keep your head down and let it blow over. Not bad advice for other adverse situations too I suppose.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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By Samantha Mazzotta

DEAR HAMMER: I read your recent article about removing dust created by drywall replacement, and it brought me to my feet. I renovate buildings strictly from the 1800s, and nine years ago was exposed to a falling plaster ceiling above which was a thick layer of coal dust (the building had been heated with coal for 100 years). Coal dust gets everywhere, as it’s very fine.

We constantly get exposed to stuff like this in my field -- we can’t always open a window, because for one reason, we like to be warm while we work. I took what I learned in jet mechanic school in the Marine Corps, and started looking for a filtering fabric. After much testing, I think I solved the problem.

My company has a filter that can clear dust from thousands of cubic feet of air in a room, including fine particulates like drywall, coal dust, asbestos, even pet hair and molds. The filter fits fans upwards of 60 inches in size and can be washed and air-dried for reuse. It’s great for demolition work.

Would you mention my product to your readers? Thanks for helping me get the word to those that need it! -- Patrick Sheehan, CEO, Demo Air Net LLC

DEAR PATRICK: Sure! As someone with allergies who suffers during even light repair and cleaning work, I stay on the look out for good filtering systems. This product is an affordable addition to a forced-air removal system, so if you’re doing demo work -- or any work that generates a lot of dust in a room --consider purchasing this filter.

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