While working at a
pizza parlor I observed a man ordering a small pizza to
go. He appeared to be alone and the cook asked him if he
would like it cut into 4 pieces or 6 pieces.
He thought about it for some time
before responding. "Just cut it into 4 pieces; I
dont think Im hungry enough to eat 6
The small towns sheriff was also
its veterinarian. One night the phone rang and his wife
An agitated voice inquired, "Is
your husband there?"
"Do you require his services as a
sheriff or as a vet?"
"Both. We cant get our
dogs mouth open, and theres a burglar in
Traveling through New England, a
motorist stopped for gas in a tiny village.
"Whats this place called?" he asked.
"All depends," the native
drawled. "Do you mean by them that has to live in
this dad-blamed, moth-eaten, dust-covered dump, or by
them thats merely enjoying its quaint and
picturesque rustic charms for a short spell."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Cosmos Club Meeting.
The Cosmos club met with Mrs. George
Davison on South Main street last evening nearly all of
the members being present.
A large portion of the time was devoted
to arranging for the lecture of Mrs. May Wright Sewall to
be held under the auspices of this club.
After much discussion it was decided
that the lecture should be free, the society undertaking
to raise the necessary funds by other means than by
charging admission fees. An invitation was extended to
all of the womens clubs of the surrounding towns to
attend the lecture.
A committee on entertainment was
appointed consisting of Mesdames Saml McReynolds,
F.W. Flower and Carrie Davis, who will probably arrange
for an elaborate reception to be given for Mrs. Sewall.
R-9 "Carthage 2020 Launched.
The Carthage R-9 School
district has launched a new process for the
development of long-range plans called Carthage
2020. Key stakeholders from the community,
students, school board members, teachers,
administrators and support staff supervisors have
been invited to serve on a facilitating team
charged with organizing and conducting monthly
public sessions to chart a path forward for the
next ten years.
The facilitating team held its
first meeting on September 16 and formed three
groups to implement the public engagement
process. Co-chairpersons for these groups were
named as follows:
Lora L. Phelps, a graduate of
Carthage High School, attended the University of
Missouri where she earned her bachelors and
juris doctor degrees.
Beth Simmons who grew up in
Carthage and Jefferson City, Missouri. A graduate
of Carthage High School, Mrs. Simmons attended
the University of Missouri, Columbia, and
Missouri Southern State University.
Chuck Bryant, CW&EP Plant
Superintendent, moved to Carthage in 1996 is a
graduate of MSSU.
There is a theory presented
in a book I was browsin through that
says if ya want a new couch, throw out your
old one and just leave the space empty.
Eventually, some way or another, the couch
will be replaced.
The person promotin
this theory seemed to imply that there was
some mystical reason for this. Im
suspectin that the practical answer may
be closer to the fact that after a while,
even havin your old couch back starts
lookin better after a while.
In my experience, if ya got
an empty shelf, somethin will
eventually be put on it. Just a matter of
time. Nothin mystical, just more stuff
than ya have places to stick it.
Course you can have
less stuff or more shelves. But, who ever has
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
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THIS IS A HAMMER
By Samantha Mazzotta
Q: What kind of tools should I
have on hand if I want to do flooring work --
like stripping old wood floors, or putting down
tile or hardwood? -- Kyle J., Sanford, Fla.
A: Besides your standard
toolkit -- things like a putty knife and scraper,
a hand saw, a ruler, a level, hammer, utility
knife and measuring tape -- a few specialty items
can make floor work easier. Here are a few items
to look into if youre planning work in the
This L-shaped ruler absolutely rules when making
Chalk line: Sometimes
called a plumb line, this is a string covered
with chalk that, when stretched along a length of
floor, then plucked so that the string snaps
against the floor, leaves a straight line to
follow that can be easily erased.
* Masonry chisel: This
heavy-duty, wide-bladed chisel can be hammered to
force its way through tough-to-loosen surfaces.
Floor scraper: With a
long handle and a reinforced edge, the floor
scraper allows you to scrape up large swaths of
old tile or vinyl flooring from a standing
Pry bar: Very handy when
removing old nails from flooring.
rectangular tools, which come with either notched
or flat edges for different types of patterning
when spreading grout or compound, are essential
Putty or wallboard
knife: Also called a scraper, this handheld,
wide-bladed tool allows you to apply and smooth
grout or plaster more easily. Comes in different
widths, but youll definitely want a 4-inch
wide knife to start.
Heavy-duty stapler: Uses
for this go well beyond flooring; its
almost as essential to the toolkit as duct tape.
Power tools: A cordless
drill is another must for the general toolkit.
For flooring work, consider adding a
reciprocating saw to your collection, which
allows you to make detailed cuts in small spaces.
Pencil: Dont start
work without one.
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