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Monday, September, 13 2010 Volume XIX, Number 59

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . Carthage Farmers Market every Wed. and Sat starting at 7 a.m.

today's laugh

"Well," snarled the tough old sergeant to the bewildered private. "I suppose after you get discharged from the Army, you’ll just be waiting for me to die so you can come and spit on my grave."

"Not me, Sarge!" the private replied. "Once I get out of the Army, I’m never going to stand in line again!"


A college student at a recent football game challenged a senior citizen sitting next to him, saying it was impossible for their generation to understand his.

"You grew up in a different world," the student said loud enough for the whole crowd to hear. "Today we have television, jet planes, space travel, man has walked on the moon, our spaceships have visited Mars, we even have nuclear energy, electric and hydrogen cars, computers with light-speed processing ... and uh...."

Taking advantage of a pause in the student’s litany, the old geezer said, "You’re right. We didn’t have those things when we were young; so we invented them, you little twit! What are YOU doing for the next generation?"

I had amnesia once - maybe twice


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

Cured and Returned to Jail.

Mitch Hutton, one of the prisoners in the county jail who was sent to the city quarantine hospital with smallpox, was taken back to jail yesterday to serve the remainder of his sentence, he having fully recovered. He has forty-one days yet to serve, for assault. He has been at the hospital since March 6, and his time spent there counts on his sentence the same as if he had spent it in jail.

The other man sent to the hospital, Herman Emmett, was turned loose as soon as he was well, as his jail sentence had expired.

Two more peace disturbers were brought in from Joplin yesterday for commitment at the county jail. They were Wm. Underhill and F.R. Ropp.


Mrs. Dora Imhoff, of Kenomo, Mo., is spending a few weeks with the family of R.A. Herdman, the Chestnut street grocer.

  Today's Feature

Demolition on the Agenda.

The regular City Council meeting has been moved to this Thursday rather than the regular Tuesday date because some members are scheduled to attend the state Missouri Municipal League meeting. Include on the agenda are the following resolutions which only require a single reading. The meeting is scheduled to take place at 7:30 in City Hall.

Resolution No. 1607 a Resolution of the City of Carthage, Missouri, authorizing the Mayor to enter into a contract with B & D Yard Builders for demolition of 615 Morningside Dnve, Carthage, Missouri (Public Works Committee).

Resolution No. 1608 a Resolution of the City of Carthage, Missouri, authorizing the Mayor to enter into a contract with B & D Yard Builders for demolition of 831 Rombauer Street, Carthage, Missouri (Public Works Committee).

Resolution No. 1609 a Resolution of the City of Carthage, Missouri, authorizing the Mayor to enter into a contract with B & D Yard Builders for demolition of 817 South McGregor, Carthage, Missouri (Public Works Committee).

Just Jake Talkin'

There’s nothin’ much more aggravatin’’ than a machine that isn’t workin’. The old sayin’ that a car that isn’t runnin’ is nothin’ but a two thousand pound radio pretty much sums it up.

Another machine of questionable justification is those little boxes they call ice makers. On occasion. Even the folks that sell refrigerators tell ya they only expect ice makers ta work a couple three years. That’s why they’re so easy to replace.

Cordless phones are beginnin’ to edge up on my list of disposable conveniences also. For twenty or thirty bucks, ya toss out the two year old when the battery gets weak. At least it keeps ya "in style" while you’re yakin’ out in the garden. There’s still comfort in the fact that if ya break a hoe handle, you can still get down and use the blade

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Columns


By Samantha Mazzotta

Cleaning Up Tools After Painting

Q: Do you have any suggestions for faster, easier cleaning of brushes and tools after painting? -- Tim H., Austin, Texas

A: There are quite a few ways to clean painting tools more efficiently and well enough to keep them in shape between paint jobs. It will always be somewhat of a chore, though.

When you’re just stopping for a few hours or overnight on a paint job, some maintenance of the tools is necessary, although a complete cleanup isn’t. If you’re going out to lunch, for example, just immerse the tips of the paintbrush bristles in cleaning solution (plain water when using latex paints; solvent when using oil-based paints). And if you’re breaking overnight, wrap paint rollers in something that will keep them from drying out -- like plastic wrap or aluminum foil -- and store in the refrigerator (away from food items or out of children’s reach, please).

To fully clean brushes after a job, squeeze as much paint as you can out of the bristles (wear a plastic glove or use a sheet of paper as a barrier). Then stroke the brush back and forth across spare newspaper sheets until no more paint transfers onto the surface.

Next, start deeper cleaning. If the paints used were latex, wash the brush in warm, soapy water and rinse with clear water until the water stays clear. For oil-based paints, pour solvent into a paint tray and stroke the brush through the solvent until the solvent dripping off of the bristles remains clear. Shake the brushes well to clear them. You also can try using something called a "spinner tool," which centrifuges liquid off of brushes and rollers, available at paint stores. Finally, comb through the clean bristles with your fingers or with the spiky side of a cleaner tool (also available at paint stores) to straighten them.

Paint rollers should be cleaned by first rolling them across spare newspaper sheets until the excess paint no longer transfers to the paper. Next, use the curved side of a cleaner tool to squeegee remaining paint out of the roller. Wash in soapy water (or in solvent if you used oil-based paint) and rinse until the water runs clear. Shake or spin to remove excess water and open up the roller bristles. Store standing upright so the roller keeps its shape.

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