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Monday, November 29, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 114

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . First United Methodist Church 7th & Main will hold a Breakfast & Cookie Sale Saturday, Dec. 11th, 8am-Noon Breakfast $5, pancakes & ham or biscuits & sausage gravy. 358-2577

Did Ya Know?...The Carthage Business Women of Missouri have Black Walnuts and Pecans for $9 a pound. Sales supports a Scholarship Program. 358-3505

today's laugh

An interoffice softball game was held every year between the marketing department and the support staff of one company.

The support staff whipped the marketing department soundly.

To show just "how" the marketing department earns their keep, they posted this memo on the bulletin board after the game:

"The Marketing Department is pleased to announce that for the 2006 Softball Season, we came in 2nd place, having lost but one game all year. The Support Department, however, had a rather dismal season, as they won only one game."


Pizza place sign on the wall advising: "Price. Quality. Service. Pick Any Two."


Those that forget the pasta are doomed to reheat it


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

Bate Smith Buys a Home.

H. B. Smith, better known as the genial "Bate," manager of the Deutsch Clothing Co., yesterday purchased of Sam Sanderson his residence on East Third street, between Clinton and Fulton. The consideration was $1,900. The house is now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Blankenship, and Mr. Smith will get possession as soon as Mr. Blankenship finds a suitable house elsewhere.

Mr. Smith and his mother and sisters have lived for many years in the property on Chestnut street, between Garrison and McGregor belonging to J. W. Halliburton.

The Carthage Knights and Ladies of Security will go to Carterville tomorrow night to assist the lodge there in initiating forty new members. All going are specially requested to take the 6:40 electric car so that the group may leave in a body.

  Today's Feature

The Police Blotter.

New releases from the CPD.

On 11/25 at 1:00 A.M. the Carthage Police Department, after an anonymous tip, arrested Chelsea Nellor, Dylan Talley, Phillip Neese, Deedee Davenport and Sebastian jeffries for the recent church burglaries that had occurred in Carthage. Jasper County warrants, on all five individuals, or 2nd degree burglary was obtained for one of the burglaries. A bond amount of $20,000 was set for each suspect. Further burglary charges are pending.

On November 26, 2010, at about 8:30 P.M., Clayton Flowers, age 17, Carthage, Thomas Harrison-Taylor, age 20, Carthage, and Garrett Jones, age 17, Carthage are accused of committing 1st Degree Robbery. They are said to have done so by calling a local pizza delivery person to the 1400 block of Miller. When he arrived, they robbed him at knife point. The delivery driver was not injured. Personal items were taken during the Robbery. They have all been charged with 1st Degree Robbery and a warrant has been issued for each with a bond of $20,000.00 cash or surety.

Just Jake Talkin'

There is a reassurance in the seasonal changes. Knowledge gained from experience of former winter weather is sometimes forgotten unfortunately. But, lessons will be repeated for those who don’t take advantage of past experience.

I turned on my wipers the other mornin’ to clear the light frost from the windshield. They hung for a moment, then swiped across the glass. The lesson was obvious. Part of my wiper blade stayed attached to the ice as the wiper ripped a chunk of the rubber. I’ve seen that before, I though to myself as I mumbled a few words of wisdom I’d learned in other similar experiences.

You might not teach an old dog new tricks, but ya gotta keep tryin’.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Columns


By Samantha Mazzotta

Stainless Steel Marred by Stain

Q: I have a stain in my "stainless" steel sink. It’s a water stain around the edge of the drain. I have a water softener, but that didn’t prevent it. What will clean this up? And why do they call it stainless anyway? I want it to look like new. -- Linda M., Silver Spring, Nev.

A: Stainless steel is a metal alloy (meaning two or more metals blended to create a new type of metal -- think brass, for example, which is an alloy of copper and bronze). In this case, stainless steel sinks are an alloy of iron and chromium. It’s durable and resists stains. The surface of these sinks is often coated with a little extra layer of chromium to make a tough and shiny oxide surface. If this coating wears off, through age or lots of abrasive scrubbing, rust and water stains can become a problem.

Try a home remedy first to see if the stain will come up. Pour undiluted white vinegar on a lint-free cloth and dab it onto the water stain. Let it soak for an hour and then wipe the vinegar away, to see if it lifts the mineral deposit with it. You might also try mixing a paste of baking soda, hot water and vinegar and applying a thick layer over the stain with a cloth or nylon brush. Again, let it soak and wipe or rinse the paste away.

Additionally, I’ve never tried this, but some people swear by club soda. Just dab it in the stain and let it soak for a while.

The next step is to purchase a stainless-steel cleaning solution (and specifically, a solution for cleaning stainless steel). Follow the directions on the bottle to clean the stain.

HOME TIP: To maintain stainless steel, don’t scrub with abrasive sponges or cleaners. To keep a sink shiny, rub a very light layer of olive oil over the sink and fixtures after cleaning.

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