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Monday, November 21, 2011 Volume XX, Number 109
Did Ya Know?...Carthage Business
Women of Mo. have Black Walnuts, Pecans for sale.
Walnuts, $10 lb, Pecans, pieces/halves $13 lb.358-3505.
Did Ya Know?...The Carthage
Crisis Center will have their Thanksgiving Day Family
Dinner from noon to 2 p.m. at their location at 100 S.
Main. Free - Everyone is welcome that needs a place to
The doctor tells the new patient,
"Heres exactly whats wrong with you. You
dont eat right, you dont exercise, and your
eyes are weak. My sign says Im a
The hillbilly checks into the big-city
hotel and tracks in a ton of mud as he crosses the lobby.
The desk clerk says, "Sir, Id suggest you
clean off your shoes next time."
College bred is a four-year loaf made
out of the old mans dough.
The secret ballot is great. It gives
you the chance to say that you didnt vote for the
guy who got in.
When Betsy Ross asked a group of
colonists for their opinion of the flag she had made, it
was the first flag-poll.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Filling The Big New
The work of filling the big new silo at
the Harrington Dairy Farm is going on rapidly this week.
About fifteen tons of sorghum cane per day is being
chopped up fine and poured into the silo, which is really
a big vat, air tight except for being open at the top.
The cane, though growing thickly in the field, has
attained rank proportions and some of it is nearly ten
feet high. One of the men handling it says that he
estimates that $1,000 worth of sorghum syrup is going
into the silo. The stuff thus chopped up and packed away
is called ensilage and may be made of any growing crop
cut up green. It is fed out to stock in the winter in a
perfectly fresh condition, just like canned fruit from a
jar. Farmers would be interested in seeing this silo
filled and note the way it is built. Of course Major
Harrington, having 42 milk cows as well as other stock to
feed has built his silo on a larger scale than the
average farmer would need.
earlier edition as a reminder for interested
The City-wide leaf pickup
program will run from November 1 through December
30, 2011. Citizens should call the Street
Department at 417-237-7020 to be placed on the
list for leaf pickup when the leaves are ready
Leaves should be placed in a
narrow pile or row, in the grassy area between
the sidewalk and the curb, but not in alleys. If
the area is without curbs, leaves should be
within five feet of the street. Leaves should not
be raked into the street or into drainage ditches
Leaves should not be in cans or
in plastic or paper bags. Only loose leaves will
be collected. Areas should be free of tree limbs,
rocks or other foreign objects.
Parked vehicles should be at
least 15 feet away from the pile. City workers
will not return to leaf piles that are passed
over due to vehicle obstruction.
If leaves are not collected
immediately the City asks that residents remain
patient. A collection order will be observed all
week, despite inclement weather or unforeseen
County Jail Count
177 November 18,
Including Placed out of County
I was talkin to a guy
the other day and he said for some reason it
seemed his work load was gettin
heavier. All the sudden he looked up and he
was buried with things to do and not enough
time ta get em done. The makins
I was amazed when someone
pointed out to me that frustration isnt
the result of not bein able to do
somethin, but the result of
knowin you can do somethin, but
for some reason its just not
Frustration is havin
a handle break on your shovel bout half
way through diggin a hole. Or
havin the computer crash just seconds
before ya save those last few changes.
Although throwin a broken shovel handle
halfway down the block can relieve some of
that tension, I wouldnt recommend the
same remedy in the case of the computer.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Cedar or Vinyl
Q: I have a 31-year-old raised
ranch with cedar shake siding. The south side of
the house gets all the sun and the shakes are
dilapidated. To re-side with vinyl on all sides,
the estimated cost is $10,000. Is it advisable to
try and replace the shakes only on the one side?
Will this reduce its resale value? -- Punyada B.,
A: Thats a tough call,
because siding material is such a personal
choice. I know for sure that the damaged and
deteriorating siding is affecting the value of
your home, and that a quality repair will
maintain or raise that value.
My question to you is this: If
it will cost $10,000 to sheathe the entire house
in vinyl siding, what will it cost to just redo
the cedar shakes on the one side? If the cost is
less or comparable, then consider going with new
There are at least an equal
number of benefits to cedar. Youre
maintaining the house, which will maintain its
value. Cedar is a "green" choice of
material (its renewable and has less
environmental impact), and it lasts just as long
as vinyl siding when properly cared for. New
cedar will look strikingly different in color
from the older shakes on your home, but there are
methods to "weather" it so it will
blend a bit better. Plus, there are homebuyers
who will specifically want all-cedar siding,
rather than a mix of siding materials. Learn more
about cedar siding by visiting
If you decide to use vinyl
siding on that one side, make sure the contractor
knows his material and knows how to prevent
deterioration at the corners where the vinyl
meets the cedar siding on the rest of the house.
Certain materials will speed up deterioration of
the wood shakes, and colors leaching from the
shakes could stain the edges of the siding. A
good buffer material will be needed between the
If you redo the entire house in
vinyl, then read up on the care and maintenance
of vinyl siding. While it does needs less
maintenance than wood siding or shakes, vinyl
siding is not repair- or maintenance-free. It
must be protected from extreme heat (such as
barbecue grills) and corrosive chemicals, and
should still be cleaned on a regular basis.
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