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Monday, July 22, 2002 Volume XI, Number 24

did ya know?

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?. . .Covenant World Outreach, 2623 S. Chapel Rd., is having a "Bug Safari" Vacation Bible School from 6:30-9 p.m., July 22nd-26th. Preschool through 6th grade are invited. Call 359-8500.

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

today's laugh

"You ought to be ashamed," the father told his loafing son. "When George Washington was your age, he had become a surveyor, and was hard at work."

"And when he was your age," the boy replied, "he was President of the United States."

"Oh, mother, a truck went by as big as a house!"

"Bobbie, why do you exaggerate so terribly? I’ve told you 20 million times about that habit of yours, and it doesn’t do a bit of good!"


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

Sale of Farm Land.

S. R. McFadden today sold to Fred E. Hall, 109 acres of land for $2,850. Forty acres of the land is located two and one-half miles east of the court house and the rest is located a half mile east of Avilla.

A. G. Bowman, of Stewartstown, Pa., sold to F. W. Commons of Joplin, a 72-acre tract located a mile east of Zincite, for $610. Commons in turn sold it to Amos H. Freeman for $1,000.

Henry DeVos of St. Louis, sold to James S. Burrows, of Pike county, Ill., an undivided third interest in a forty acres located four miles northwest of the court house. The land was formerly known as the Mrs. E. M. Shallenberger farm. The consideration was $100.

There will be a meeting of the Federation of Women’s clubs at the home of the president Monday at 3 p.m. A full attendance is desired. By order of president.

  Today's Feature

Council Agenda.

The City Council is scheduled to meet in City Hall for its regular meeting tomorrow evening at 7:30.

The Council is scheduled to vote on the following Council bills:

C.B. 02-54, as amended, authorizing an Agreement with Carthage R-9 School system for the use of Carl Lewton Stadium, Municipal Golf Course and the Fair Acres Sports Complex.

C.B 02-56, as amended, authorizing an agreement with the Adult Soccer League for use of utility fields at Fair Acres Sports Complex.

C.B. 02-56, as amended, authorizing an agreement with the Carthage Soccer League for the use of soccer fields at Fair Acres Sports Complex.

C.B. 02-57 authorizing a Special Use Permit for the operation of a day care center at 1324 S. Garrison.

C.B. 0257 authorizing an agreement in the amount of $126,096.78 with Alumbaugh Construction for the construction of a parking lot at the Municipal Golf Course.

The Council will hear a request for the operation of a taxi service by Rudy Mueller.

Just Jake Talkin'


As you might be noticin’ from the growin’ number of ads showin’ up, it’s gettin’ close to election time. Just a couple a weeks ta make up your mind.

The State Senate race is prob’ly the most active, but most County races are drawin’ considerable attention.

Likely the most visible will be the Presiding Commissioner, the County Clerk, the County Recorder, the County Collector, and Judge for Division 6. All a these are bein’ actively campaigned with various predictions bein’ tossed about. All a these are Republican, I’m not aware of any Democrat primary contests.

Just so ya don’t forget, the Primary is Tuesday August 6. As usual, and possibly even more this year, your vote will make a difference.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



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Weekly Column


By Samantha Mazzotta

Q: When I get out of the shower, the bathroom is completely fogged up, even when the exhaust fan is running. What’s the point of having a bathroom exhaust fan if it doesn’t clear the air? — Kurt C.

A: Good question. If a bathroom exhaust fan doesn’t do the job it’s advertised to do, what’s the point of having one?

The exhaust fan serves a good purpose. It draws moist air out of the bathroom, minimizing damage to wallpaper, base-boards, the ceiling and anything else that isn’t sealed against water. However, if a "fog" lingers for more than 5 minutes after a shower, the fan isn’t doing its job.

The problem could be a blocked exhaust duct, an ailing fan motor or a unit that’s not large enough to clear the entire room. In every case, the unit is not pulling enough air out of the bathroom. An exhaust fan should remove as many cubic feet of air each minute as the number of square feet of the bathroom’s floor space. Clean dust and debris from the unit and air ducts. If cleaning the unit doesn’t help, consider replacing it.

Switch off the unit at the circuit box, then remove the front grille. Use a circuit tester to make sure no power is coming through the wires attached to the fan motor. Do this by placing one probe of the tester against each connector, then placing the second probe against the grounding screw on the fan housing. Don’t touch the bare wires. If the tester glows at any point, go back to the circuit box and turn off the correct switch.

Remove the mounting screws and pull the fan out of the wall or ceiling cavity. Disconnect the vent hose and household wiring to free the unit, then set it aside.

Next, measure the fan’s wall or ceiling cavity and record it. Measure the square footage of the bathroom, as well. Take those figures and the fan assembly to the home-improvement store and purchase a fan that works best for the room’s square footage. Make sure the new fan’s exhaust port matches the size of the old exhaust port.

Install the new fan in the old cavity, if possible. Attach the fan housing to the stud or joist, avoiding the nail holes of the old unit. Test the household wiring to make sure the power is off before attempting to connect them to the new unit. Then, follow the manufacturer’s instructions to hook up the wires. Connect the vent hose to the new unit’s exhaust port, replace the grille cover and switch on the power at the circuit box.


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