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Monday, October 11, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 79
Did Ya Know?.. . Kids - Register
by Oct. 12 for 10th annual Maple Leaf dog show. 358-1300.
Did Ya Know?.. Any current or
past members of the DAV/Auxiliary or The American
Legion/Auxiliary, who would like to ride on the float in
the Maple Leaf Parade, please contact Jerry Murphey at
417-674-1906 or Rachel Murphey 417-674-1907.
Did Ya Know?.. . Carthage
Farmers Market every Wed. and Sat starting at 7 a.m.
duplicate those ski thrills
1. Visit you local butcher and pay $22
to sit in his walk-in freezer for half an hour.
Afterward, burn two $50 bills to warm up. Its not
real skiing but its close.
2. At the nearest hockey rink, walk
across the ice 20 times in your ski boots carrying two
pairs of skis, loaded accessory bag, and poles. Make
believe youre looking for your car.
3. For ski-boot simulation at home, put
a pebble in your street shoes and tighten a C-clamp
around your toes.
4. Go to McDonalds and insist on
paying $7.50 for a hamburger. Be sure to wait in the
5. To simulate glade skiing, take a jog
through the woods - with your eyes closed.
Is there another word for synonym?
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Allowed Two Electric Accident VictimsThird Case on
Miss Ora Speece, who was injured in a
street car wreck at Webb City, was allowed $2,747 in
settlement by the electric management last Tuesday, the
day on which she left for St. Louis to enter the Baptist
hospital. She is now under the care of Dr. Outen, of the
Missouri Pacific railway, and is doing well. Her mother
is with her. Her brother, Karl Speece, and Dr. Post
returned home yesterday.
Miss Pearl Jones of Carterville, who
was injured about the head in the same accident, settled
with the electric company yesterday for $300.
The case of Miss Pearl Hackett vs. the
electric for $2,000 damages went to trial in circuit
court today, an outside settlement being impracticable.
She had a shoulder blade fractured.
Department Offsite Flu Shots.
The Jasper County Health
Department will be providing flu shots to
residents of Jasper County (excluding Joplin
City) at several off site location. The cost of
the flu vaccine is $15.00.
Those that have Medicare Part B
or Medicaid must bring their card to the clinic.
The clinic cannot bill supplements (i.e. Humana,
The Department will be
scheduling more off site clinics at other
locations in the county as vaccine becomes
available. Anyone with questions should call the
Jasper County Health Department at 358-3111 or
toll free (877) 879-9131.
Alba City Hall
10/14 9-11 AM
Oronogo City Hall
10/14 1-3 PM
Church 10/21 9-11 AM
Duquesne City Hall
10/18 9:30-11:30 AM
Duenweg City Hall
10/18 1-3 PM
High Band Fundraiser
The Carthage Jr. High band is
hosting a Chili Supper & Silent Auction with
live music at the Fairview Christian Church
November 8th at 5:00 pm to raise money for new
Once again the Maple Leaf
Week has sprung up. Looks like another full
schedule for the next few days. Most of the
traditional activities seem ta be takin
place along with some changes.
If the weather cooperates
there might be the opportunity to spruce up a
little around the home place in preparation
of expected guests.
Think Ill make an
effort to attend some of the activities I
dont typically see for lack of time.
Seems there is always somethin I miss
if I dont do a little plannin
ahead a time. So much goin on it gets a
little tough to focus.
Course I always seem
ta work in that late afternoon nap on
Saturday. Settles the nerves a mite.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
THIS IS A HAMMER
By Samantha Mazzotta
Tank Is Beyond Repair
Q: After noticing that the
floor around the base of my downstairs toilet was
constantly damp, I found a very thin crack inside
the toilet tank, running out from the opening in
the bottom where the water drains (note: the
flapper valve). Its not very big, but there
is a very slow seepage from it. How can I patch
this up? -- Geraldine S., Longwood, Fla.
A: Unfortunately, patching a
cracked toilet tank will only delay the
inevitable. The patch wont hold for long,
and the stresses placed on the tank by daily
draining and refilling of water, temperature
changes, etc. will widen the crack and even cause
more cracks to form. Youll need to replace
Fortunately, tank replacement
is not very difficult, nor too expensive. The
tanks themselves range in price from $30 to more
Youll need to get the
brand name (such as American Standard) as well as
the model name and if possible, the model number.
This is usually printed right on the tank or the
toilet. Then contact your local home-improvement
or plumbing-supply store to see if they carry it.
If your model is no longer made, you can measure
the width and height of the tank, as well as the
diameter of the flush valve (the hole at the
bottom of the tank) to find a matching size.
A toilet tank flush valve
replacement kit should come with the tank.
To install, turn off the water
supply valve to the toilet and flush the toilet
to drain the tank. Scoop or sponge out remaining
water. Using a wrench, disconnect the water
supply pipe from the underside of the tank and
lift the flush valve assembly up and out. Then
remove the large connector bolts that attach the
tank to the toilet bowl.
With a helper, lift the tank
up. This may be difficult at first as you get it
past the old valve seal. Place the tank safely
out of the way, then remove the valve seal,
trying not to damage it too much. If your tank
replacement kit doesnt have a new seal,
take the old one to the home-improvement store to
find the correct size replacement.
(By the way, theres a
great instructive video by expertvillage on
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