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Monday, July 18, 2011 Volume XX, Number 20

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. The Carthage Crisis Center Presents A Free Furniture and Appliance Distribution for Tornado Survivors and other Needy Families At 9 AM on Saturday August 6, 2011 at 100 Main Street.

today's laugh

The little girl was SO proud of her Christmas presents, her first watch and her first perfume. She really made a pest of herself throughout the morning, going up to all the relatives and sticking that watch in their ear and insisting that they smell her perfume.

The preacher was coming for lunch, but before his arrival, the girl’s mother had said, "If you mention that watch or that perfume just once more, I’m going to send you to your room for the rest of the day."

The meal went rather well, and the little girl held her tongue until just when the desert was being served. She wanted to make sure that the preacher, too, knew about her new watch and her perfume: "If you hear anything or smell anything ... it’s me!"

How Can A Stranger Tell If Two People Are Married?

You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.-- Derrick, age 8

What Do You Think Your Mom And Dad Have In Common? Both don’t want any more kids.- Lori, age 8


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

Prof. E. E. Dodd To Wed Miss Clara Riley.

Prof. E. E. Dodd, of Chicago, and Miss Clara Riley, of this city will be married at 5 o’clock this afternoon, at Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The bride is a daughter of S. S. Riley, of this city, a prominent horticulturist and president of the county horticultural society. She is a young lady of great attractions and amiable disposition, a graduate of the Carthage high school and has been employed as a stenographer by the Cowgill & Hill Milling Co. She is prominent in Congregational church work and is one of the most esteemed young ladies of Carthage.

Prof. Dodd was for ten years Principal of the Carthage high school and presided over it when his bride of today graduated. He is a scholarly gentleman of highest attainments and has warm friends in Carthage. He is a stockholder in the Wells & Wiggins Wholesale Grocery house and holds the office of treasurer of that corporation.

  Today's Feature

Public Safety Committee This Evening.

The City Council Public Safety is scheduled to meet this evening at the Fire Department for their regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Keith McMorrow of McMorrow’s Triple L Irish Pub & Grill is on the agenda to request a street closure for a fund raiser for the Make a Wish Foundation at 418 Grant Street Between 4th and 5th Streets on September 10th

Also on the agenda are various Marian Days items that have been requested: Parade Permit for Friday August 5 at 5p.m. Streets closed will be Grand, St. Louis, Fairview and Main, all in the CMC Area Also, permission to waive noise ordinance until midnight on Friday August 4 and Saturday August 6 and permission for fireworks to be displayed at the end of the parade

The committee is scheduled to discus accepting of sealed bids for the following items: Brush Truck, a command vehicle, and emergency equipment/brush fire fighting unit

A PowerPoint presentation of Fire Department Profile and needs is scheduled.

Jasper County Jail Count

190 July 15, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

I can understand PBS needin’ to make a pitch for folks ta put some money in ta keep the station runnin’. What I can’t figure out is why they run "special" programin’ durin’ the campaign.

I personally have some shows that I tune in to on a regular basis on PBS, but I hate ta discover the programing has been modified durin’ the fund raisin’ appeal.

When I discover that instead of "This Old House," I am seein’ some health guru talkin’ bout meditation, I’m not in the best of moods to be asked for a contribution.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not opposed to pitchin’ in ta help, it’s just the old sayin’ "dance with who brung ya" would seem to apply here.

I’d be a lot more receptive if a pitch was made durin’ a program that I associate with the donation.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.


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Weekly Column


By Samantha Mazzotta

Freeing a Stuck Window

Q: I’m renting an apartment in a 100-year-old building, and the apartment itself hasn’t been updated much in the past 20 years or more. One annoying factor is that all of the windows are stuck shut. The landlord told me I’m welcome to make minor repairs or renovations and take the cost out of my rent. But I’m a little worried about breaking these very old windows in trying to open them. Any suggestions? -- Daniel T., Brockton, Mass.

A: Because of the age of the windows, a number of factors could be in play that are keeping those windows lodged shut. Previous tenants or owners may have tried to seal the windows shut, for whatever reason; layers and layers of paint on the surrounding frame may have inadvertently sealed them; or the wood of either the frame or the sash may have swollen due to water damage or age. Many century-old homes in your area still have the old weight-and-rope-pulley system which assists in smooth lifting of the windows; if the pulley and rope are disconnected, the window is that much harder to lift.

With all of these factors in mind, closely survey all of the stuck windows from the inside and outside. Look at the gap between the window and the frame; is there material like paint or silicone caulk joining the two? Insert a wide-bladed putty knife into the sealed section and gently wiggle back and forth to loosen the connection. You may need to do this around the entire window where it meets the frame.

If the material is silicone-based caulk, removing it can be difficult. Check at your local home improvement store for a caulk remover, rather than trying to cut or chip it away from the wood.

Once you’ve loosened up all the visibly sealed areas, if the window still won’t open, bring in the muscle. From the outside of the window (if possible), insert a pry bar under the sash. Place a small block of wood on the window ledge to use as leverage and to protect the window surface. Slowly apply pressure to the pry bar to lift the window, being careful not to damage the sash.

Another method to try is to place a two-by-four against the sash, then tap the board with a hammer to try and loosen the window.

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