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Monday, July 15, 2002 Volume XI, Number 19

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Fair Acres Family YMCA is currently accepting registrations for a Co-ed Sand Volleyball League. The league will be held on Tues. nights and will run for 6 weeks. Cost is $100 per team and the deadline for registration is July 17th. For more information call 358-1070.

Did Ya Know?. . .The next Diabetes Support Group will be from 4-5 p.m. on Wed., July 24th in the McCune-Brooks Hospital dining room. Beckah Emeterio will speak about the services, books and resources available through the American Diabetes Association.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society has the perfect pet for you. Call 358-6402 ASAP if your pet is lost.

today's laugh

Penal Code 6260, California State Vehicle act, Chapter XVIII, Paragraph 187, reads:

"It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game bird or mammal-except a whale, from an automobile or airplane."

Want to know what mixed emotions are? A state of mind occasioned by seeing your mother-in-law drive off a cliff in your new car.

Rip Van Winkle could sleep 20 years because his neighbors had no radio.


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


Claims Mrs. Garland Rented to Payne Over His Contract.

H. T. During yesterday brought suit against Mrs. Delilah Garland for $300 damages because, as he alleges in his petition, he had rented from Mrs. Garland his former east side stand, to be prepared for his reoccupancy early in March last, and to be occupied by him six months at $50 per month. But that instead of being ready for him, the store room had been rented to, and was occupied by, F. R. Payne when the first of March came. D. M. Roper is Mr. During’s attorney.

A story of remarkable luck at fishing it told by M. S. Parsons. He says he fished all day at Hall’s farm yesterday and got not a bite, while his partner, W. B. Sayler, caught fifty-two catfish.

  Today's Feature

Map Sunday at Powers Museum.

The Powers Museum will hold its annual Map Sunday from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 21st in the museum’s meeting room. The museum is located at 1617 West Oak Street, Carthage. Admission is free.

Map Sunday gives visitors an opportunity to view three large scale maps from 1895 for Carthage, Joplin and Webb City/Carterville. Due to their size and limited facilities at the museum, these maps are otherwise only available by appointment. Address numbers are not given. Therefore, property owners may want to bring legal descriptions for their properties.

Michele Hansford, Powers Museum Curator, will be on hand to answer questions and assist viewers. She will also explain the use of the Sanborn Insurance Maps for Carthage found on microfilm at the Carthage Public Library. The Sanborn Maps cover various years from 1884 to 1937 and give more details of some properties than can be found on the 1895 maps.

For more information on this program, please call the museum at 417-358-2667 or email

Just Jake Talkin'


There are still a lot a things I don’t understand.

Like why the "large economy size" actually costs more per ounce than the small size. I think once they started showin’ the price per ounce on the grocery shelf, it became a game to see if folks would pay more for the large size even though the price was posted right in front of ‘em.

Now bottled water is an exception to the theory. The little half pint size water bottles cost within a few cents of the pint size (actually they are prob’ly only 12 ounce size).

Soda pop is much the same way. You can buy a two liter most of the time for a buck or less, but if ya want a 16 ounce bottle, it’s a dollar-nineteen. I suppose "convenience" always has its price.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



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Weekly Column

The Super Handyman

by Al Carrell & Kelly Carrell

Q: We just moved into a house heated by floor furnaces. Should we cover the furnaces during the off season to keep the dust out? -G.G.

A: Not only do you want to keep out dust, you wouldn’t want your air conditioner to have to cool the crawl space under the floor. Take up the floor grille and cut a piece of plywood or hardboard to fit it. You can tape the wood to the underside and slip the grille back into place. You also could tape a plastic trash bag to the bottom of the grille.

Q: We have copper gutters on our home and must replace a downspout. It’s on the back where it’s not seen, and I had planned to just use an inexpensive aluminum downspout. A friend tells me that joining unlike metals will cause a galvanic reaction that could ruin one or both metals. Is this true? -Y.P.

A: Possibly. Spray-paint the surfaces of both components where they will come in contact with each other. That would be outside the copper and inside the aluminum. Use a paint specified for metal.

When dry, the paint should ensure that there’s no actual contact of the two metals.

SUPER HINT: If you have kept wicker furniture in storage over the winter , treat it to a warm bath. Clean it with a little diluted soap water. Rinse it and let it sun dry. The chair should smell and look great.


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