My face is my fortune. I pay no income tax.
A deficit is what youve got when
you havent got as much as you had when you had
Speaking of operations, what this
country needs is a good five cent scar.
He wasnt really a juvenile
delinquent. He was merely an active, precocious boy with
I knew about etiquette when Emily Post
was a stump.
Never break your bread or
roll in your soup.
The bartender looked up and saw a pink
elephant, a green rat and a yellow snake at the bar.
"Youre a little early boys," he said.
"He hasnt come in yet."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Will Assist Dr. Barnett.
Dr. Hargle returned from Gallatin
yesterday where he was called a week ago to the bedside
of his mother. She was not expected to live then but is
very much better now. The doctor came back to take charge
of Dr. Barnetts dental practice for a few days, the
latter being off duty because of his runaway bruises
received Saturday night.
A telegram from Santa Cruz, Cal., says
"Arthur Owings, who is wanted in Jasper county,
Missouri, on charges of seduction, is under arrest in
this city awaiting extradition papers from the governor
of Missouri. The complainant in the case is Mrs. Bertha
Shonable, member of a prominent family in Jasper
STAFF REPORTS: (City
Administrator) Mr. Short provided an update and
spreadsheet on the March sales tax report, noting
that the revenues were down 21.59% or $79,747
from the same time last year. Mr. Short added the
year-to-date totals are down 1.94% overall from
the same time last year but due to conservative
budgeting the projections were still within
Mr. Short explained there had
been an error in the Fire Departments
submitted budget last year with the unintentional
omission of certain personnel costs. Since the
department was within budget at this point, Staff
will monitor it over the next few months for a
possible future adjustment.
Mr. Short reported that he and
(City Clerk) Mrs. Campbell were working on
revenue projections for next fiscal year and the
Department Heads were in the process of
completing budgets this week. All of the budgets
would be combined to determine estimated fund
balances for year end and next fiscal year.
Mr. Short stated the Library
Board had requested detailed information on the
Parks/Stormwater Fund and would possibly ask for
additional operating funds during the Budget
Mrs. Campbell requested Mr.
Short explain the recent developments in the Amy
Young Harrison fraud case. Mr. Short reported
that Amy pleaded guilty that day to Felony B
Stealing and received 45 days in the Jasper
County Jail as part of the plea deal. Although
expected, Mr. Short added the insurance company
had not paid for the loss of funds documented at
$64,681.72. If the insurance company does not
pay, the City has the right to restitution. Mr.
Short noted it was common practice for an
insurance company to seek damages in civil action
suit. If the funds are received, Mrs. Campbell
requested the Court Bond Checking Account be
replenished to cover any outstanding bonds.
Letter to the Editor.
Opinions expressed not
necessarily those of the Mornin Mail.
I regret the actions of the
board to support a resolution supporting an Early
site Permit for Nuclear Power as published in
your Wednesday Mar. 16 issue. But I imagine they
dont have much of a choice.
I personally cannot support the
proliferation of more nuclear power until they
can adequately dispose of the waste. Currently
they cant and they have no viable options
Is it safe? How about 3 mile
island, Chernobyl, and now Japan. They all have
checks and balances in place including back up
generators, and yet, all systems some how failed,
including the back ups for the back ups the back
up the fail safe systems.
I know we need more power
production facilities but the continued creation
of radioactive waste we cannot get rid of and,
the fact accidents and malfunctions do happen is
not the way to a bright future.
Cordially, John James
I suppose the fact that
opinions are so common, most fall into the
category of bein mighty important to
those who have em, but dont mean
much to anyone else.
Im sure everyone
realizes that the other guys opinion
might have some merit, but theyre
afraid to admit it for fear he might think
hes right for a change. Theres
nothin worse than a know-it-all
whos right. Makes folks fightin
mad when that happens.
I personally make a habit
of keepin my nose out of other
peoples business, but I like ta listen
to other peoples opinions. Not
cause theyre right necessarily,
but because they may have thought of
somethin I havent. Or they may be
so far out in left field they start
makin sense bout somethin
they arent even talkin about.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Q: I rented an apartment in an
older house that needs a little work, so Im
undertaking the interior painting. The walls are
mostly old plaster and lath, with some uneven
spots and a lot of small cracks. Whats the
best way to smooth out the walls? How can I drill
new holes to hang pictures without cracking the
plaster? -- John B., Medford, Mass.
A: Small cracks in plaster tend
to occur and recur in homes of any age as the
foundation settles and as humidity and
temperature constantly change. Smoothing spackle
or plaster over the cracks is a quick fix, but
theyll probably reappear in a few months or
years. Instead, purchase some mesh tape from the
paint and drywall section of your
home-improvement store. Place a strip of the tape
over each crack, then spackle over the tape, and
feather the edges to blend into the rest of the
An uneven spot -- one
thats slightly concave -- can be smoothed
out with plaster to match the rest of the wall
surface. To make the plaster patch adhere more
securely, tap several staples into the area to be
patched, at random intervals. They should
protrude a bit, but not past the level of the
surrounding wall. Smooth plaster over the area,
and allow to dry thoroughly before painting.
Drilling into plaster can be
messy. At the very least, dust and bits of debris
will fly. On older walls where the plaster is
more brittle, cracks could appear around the
newly drilled hole, or larger pieces of plaster
could fall off. To prevent this, place a strip of
masking tape (or blue painters tape, which
can be removed without leaving residue behind)
over the spot you intend to drill, then drill
through the tape. Its also important to
note that plaster wont hold heavy wall
hangings, shelves or pictures, so locate the wall
studs and drill into those.
HOME TIP: To keep plaster moist
during long tasks, mix in two tablespoons of
white vinegar per quart of plaster.
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