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 girls mother had said,
"If you mention that watch or that perfume just once
more, Im 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 ...
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 dont 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
oclock this afternoon, at Colorado Springs,
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
Committee This Evening.
The City Council Public Safety
is scheduled to meet this evening at the Fire
Department for their regular monthly meeting at
Keith McMorrow of
McMorrows 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
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
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.
County Jail Count
190 July 15,
Including Placed out of County
I can understand PBS
needin to make a pitch for folks ta put
some money in ta keep the station
runnin. What I cant 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
When I discover that
instead of "This Old House," I am
seein some health guru talkin
bout meditation, Im not in the best of
moods to be asked for a contribution.
Dont get me wrong,
Im not opposed to pitchin in ta
help, its just the old sayin
"dance with who brung ya" would
seem to apply here.
Id be a lot more
receptive if a pitch was made durin a
program that I associate with the donation.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
THIS IS A HAMMER
By Samantha Mazzotta
a Stuck Window
Im renting an apartment in a 100-year-old
building, and the apartment itself hasnt
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 Im
welcome to make minor repairs or renovations and
take the cost out of my rent. But Im a
little worried about breaking these very old
windows in trying to open them. Any suggestions?
-- Daniel T., Brockton, Mass.
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.
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.
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.
youve loosened up all the visibly sealed
areas, if the window still wont 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.
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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