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Monday, March 29, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 197

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

Owed Two A Spell Chequer:

I halve a spelling chequer

It came with my pea sea

It plane lee marques four my revue

Miss steaks aye ken knot sea

Eye ran this poem threw it

Your sure reel glad two no

It’s vary polished in it’s weigh

My chequer tolled me sew

A chequer is a bless sing

It freeze yew lodes of thyme

It helps me awl stiles two reed

And aides mi when aye rime

To rite with care is quite a feet

Of witch won should be proud

And wee mussed dew the best wee can

Sew flaws are knot aloud

And now bee cause my spelling

is checked with such grate flare

Their are know faults with in my cite

Of nun eye am a wear


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

Mrs. Heston Dead.

Mrs. Lola Heston died yesterday morning at 10 o’clock at her home in this city after a lingering illness. She was a daughter of Kane Drake and 20 years of age. Her death was caused by consumption, the same disease that caused the death of her little child a few months ago. The funeral will occur today.

Mrs. Hutchinson Elopes.

Mrs. Dell Hutchinson, a Sunday school teacher and a leader in society circles at Belleville, eloped with a young man named John Burtrue on Tuesday. She left her husband in the morning to go to their old home, but instead, took the train where she met Burtrue and eloped with him. She left two children.

Neodesha wants inter-urban train service with the mining district towns.

  Today's Feature

Outpatient Psychiatric Therapy Program Offered.

Senior Life Solutions at McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital will offer an intensive, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary outpatient treatment program for persons 60 and older. The program will focus on depression and mental health disorders- problems that affect a large segment of the community. In doing so the hospital will be closing the current in-patient unit.

Senior Life Solutions will provide an alternative for patients not requiring 24 hour inpatient hospitalizations. This program offers an option for patients who need more intensive outpatient therapy and will support inpatient area facilities by acting as a bridge or step-down unit to those programs. Senior Life Solutions will also satisfy the need for after care options and possibly shorten psychiatric hospital stays as well.

Bob Copeland, CEO said, "We are very excited to offer Senior Life Solutions as the first outpatient intensive psychiatric facility in our area. We are committed to providing the best service to our patients; this program fits our patient-centered care philosophy and will strengthen our commitment to the psychiatric needs of our community and the surrounding area."

Just Jake Talkin'

Saw onea those shows ‘bout animals the other evenin’. I don’t ‘member what they were, but these two little critters were facin’ opposite directions diggin’ their respective holes in the ground. Both of ‘em goin’ a mile a minute. The fact that they were throwin’ all the dirt outa their hole into the hole bein’ scraped out by the other didn’t seem ta bother ‘em any. They just kept their nose down and kept movin’ the dirt back and forth between ‘em.

I suppose as obviously futile a situation those two critters were in, it’s sometimes a good idea to stick your head up and take a look around. Could be that by shiftin’ just a little, the work might get done a little better, or at least not hinder those makin’ progress.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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By Samantha Mazzotta

Carpet-Cleaning Tips

Q: I saw a reader’s tip last year where they took their area rugs out and laid them on the snow to clean them. My question is, can I do the same for installed carpet? -- Fred G., Rockingham, Vt.

A: While the snow-cleaning method may or may not work for your installed (wall-to-wall) carpet -- I haven’t tried the original tip myself, by the way -- just getting the carpet up and outside would be incredibly difficult and time-consuming. So I do not recommend trying this.

Instead, vacuum your carpet very thoroughly and then rent a steam cleaner from the home-improvement store (some larger supermarkets also rent them) and steam clean the carpet.

If the carpet is so down-deep dirty that it merely laughs at the efforts of a steam cleaner, consider installing new carpet. Very dirty carpet or carpet that’s been exposed to flooding or large liquid spills that weren’t dried properly has a shorter life span and can harbor molds and bacteria that a steam cleaner may not get to. This creates an unhealthy living environment.

Now, you might say at this point, "Replacing the carpet will be incredibly difficult and time-consuming, too. What’s the difference?" Well, ask yourself, is the amount of time and effort spent pulling up the carpet, hauling it outside in the snow and then reinstalling it a better investment -- personally and financially -- than if what you haul back inside is a new carpet (which will increase the value of your home)?

Taking up a really old or dirty carpet allows you to inspect the subfloor for damage, make repairs and clean out accumulated dirt that filtered down through the carpet. You’ll put fresh padding under the new carpet, so it may feel like a completely different floor when you’re done.

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