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Monday, February 11, 2002 Volume X, Number 166

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society has an affectionate black & white spayed female house cat who needs a loving home. She has all her shots & medical history. If your cat is missing call 358-6402 as soon as possible.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Public Library will be closed Monday, February 18th for Presidents’ Day.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Youth Soft Ball League will have a Board of Directors election at 7 p.m. on Tues., Feb. 12th.

Did Ya Know?. . .The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be taking blood donations from 1:30-7 p.m. on Thurs., Feb. 14th and again from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Fri., Feb 15th at the Carthage Church of the Nazarene. Recognition gifts will be given to all donors.

today's laugh

The champion athlete in bed with a cold was told that he had a temperature.
"How high is it, Doctor?" he wanted to know.
"A hundred and one."
"What the world’s record?"

Old Lady (witnessing tug-of-war for the first time)- "Wouldn’t it be simpler, dear, for them to get a knife and cut it?"

I know a microscope expert—he magnifies everything.


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

Carpenter’s Finger Mashed.

J. F. Wheeler has the end of a finger badly mashed by a falling scantling while at work on the Wells & Wiggins annex Saturday evening. He is off duty today.

"There is only one chance to save your life and that is through an operation," were the startling words heard by Mrs. I. B. Hunt of Lime Ridge, Wis., from her doctor, after he had vainly tried to cure her of a frightful case of Stomach Trouble and yellow jaundice. Gall stones had formed and she constantly grew worse. Then she began to use Electric Bitters, which wholly cured her. It’s a wonderful Stomach, Liver and Kidney remedy. Cures Dyspepsis, Loss of Appetite. Only 50 cents. Guaranteed. For sale by A. H. Caffee & Co.

Amos Johnson of Minnesota is here for a visit with his sister Mrs. Margaret Platt.

  Today's Feature

All In the Definition.

The City Council will hear the first reading of Council bill 02-11 that would define what a church and place of worship is during the regular meeting in City Hall tomorrow evening at 7:30.

The bill is intended to clarify the interpretation of City code that forbids a place of business to sell alcoholic beverages within 300 feet of a church or regular place of worship. The bill is sponsored by the Public Safety Committee and it would only that an organization meet once a week, utilize the services of a clergy, and the organization is recognized by the State of Missouri to qualify as a church.

In a separate bill, Council member Bill Putnam is proposing that the 300 foot restriction only apply in residential districts. He has reasoned that this bill would encourage churches to locate outside of the business districts. The Public Safety Committee, of which Putnam is a member, voted the bill down in committee 2-1.

Putnam will also sponsor a bill that would allow the discharge and sale of fireworks within the City. This bill was also defeated 2-1 in Public Safety Committee.

Just Jake Talkin'


My annual reminder of February 14.

I see that some study says that folks in rural areas spend more on Valentine’s Day that city folks. ‘Course that could mean a lotta things. Studies and surveys have a way a turnin’ out whatever is best for those who wanted the study in the first place.

On the other hand, maybe this was just one a those just wanted ta know type surveys. Naw, somebody wanted to know for a reason.

The survey I’ve always wanted to see done is one that tells just how many people actually respond to surveys. That way, ya don’t have ta figure anything out, just count the number of surveys ya get back.

Armed with that information, I’m sure someone would figure a way ta make a buck off it.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Carthage Printing Services

Weekly Column

The Super Handyman

by Al Carrell & Kelly Carrell

Q: We just added a turbine on the roof for better insulation in the attic. It’s shiny and sticks out like a sore thumb. Can it be painted a more subdued color? - T. S.

A: It’s probably made of galvanized metal and should weather before it will readily accept paint. Rather than wait, bathe all the surfaces with vinegar. When dry, apply a zinc-based primer and then use any exterior topcoat you wish.

Q: How do you replace a porch post that has rotted when the post is holding up the roof? - P. P.

A: You have to have something to temporarily hold up the roof. This could be a pair of 2 X 4’s nailed together long enough to reach from floor to roof, or an adjustable jack post, which can be rented. Whichever prop you decide on should be placed right next to the post to be removed.

Q: We wish to strip paint off the kitchen cabinets and get down to the natural wood. However, I’ve heard about lead-based paint being dangerous. How can we find out if this coating is involved? - R. G.

A: If your house was built after 1978, when lead in paint was outlawed, there should be no problem. There are test kits you can get at paint retailer stores.


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