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Monday, July 8, 2002 Volume XI, Number 14

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 Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will be taking blood donations from 1-6 p.m. on Mon., July 8th at the Fairview Christian Church, 2320 S. Grand, Carthage. One donation can save three lives.

Did Ya Know?. . .A forum featuring Rep. & Demo. candidates in the Aug. primary in Jasper County will be held at 7 p.m. on Mon., July 8th at the Fairview Christian Church, 2320 S. Grand, Carthage. For more information call 358-7922 or 537-4396.

today's laugh

He has a good job with the circus. He gets shot out of a cannon, fifty dollars a day and mileage.

The golfer hits his drive right into the middle of the woods. Then he smacks it into a deep trap, and, a moment later, into the lake. He stands, trying to figure out how to get the ball back.

The caddie says, "Why not forget it?"

The duffer says, "I can’t. It’s my lucky ball."


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

$1,600 FOR MRS. Q. A. KELLOGG.

Life Insurance Policy of Her Brother Frank Smith Paid Her Yesterday.

Mrs. Q. A. Kellogg, at the corner of Olive and Garrison, yesterday received a check from the Select Knights and Ladies for $1,600 through Oscar D. Beem, the local recording secretary of the order.

It was the balance due on the policy of her brother, Frank Smith, who died here in February.

He was a member of Wyandotte, Kansas, lodge No. 71. He suffered a stroke of paralysis in 1900, and under the disability clause, had received $200 on his policy in 1900 and again in 1901. His policy was for $2,000, and the balance not previously paid, amounting to $1,600, became due at his death. The prompt payment speaks well for the order.

  Today's Feature

Principals Appointed.

On June 24, 2002, the Carthage R-9 Board of Education accepted a resignation from Mrs. Marinell Pennell as Principal at Steadley Elementary School, Carthage, Missouri. Mr. Dustin Storm, formerly Principal at Peasant Valley Elementary School, has been appointed Principal at Steadley Elementary School for 2002-03. Mrs. Sonia Resa, who was employed as an elementary counselor, has been appointed Principal at Pleasant Valley Elementary School for 2002-03.

Mr. Storm received his bachelor’s degree in education from Pittsburg State University in 1996, and his master’s degree in educational administration from Southwest Missouri in 2001. He taught one and a half years in Kansas schools, taught three years and served as the junior high football coach and assistant baseball coach in Webb City.

Mrs. Resa received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 1986 from Missouri Southern State College; a master’s degree in counseling in 1989 from Pittsburg State University; and a master’s degree in educational administration in 2001 from Southwest Baptist University.

Just Jake Talkin'


I never knew ‘xactly how long a "nick" was, but I gotta figure it’s pretty short. The calvary always arrived just in the nick of time.

‘Course I never had any idea what a "nack" was at all. I just know my grandmother kept all her nacks on the shelf with her nicks. There wasn’t a nack shelf and a nick shelf, always a nick nack shelf.

Some folks insist on even makin’ more of such things by spelling it knickknack.

Gives it some sense of respectability. Actually all this comes from the word knack. Knickknack is apparently someone’s idea of the plural knack. A collection of knacks is knackery. Reminiscent of hatchery I suppose. That may explain why so many knacks and knicks are chicks.

I don’t recall ever hearin’ it, but I think my aunt may have been the keeper of a multilevel knickknackory.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Carthage Printing

Weekly Column

The Super Handyman

Dear Al: My old hammer handle split, so I decided to replace it rather than buy a new hammer. I have a little trick that I use when I’m doing a project like this. First I place the new wooden handle into the oven and heat it for 10 to 15 minutes. That dries out the wood so that it shrinks just a little bit. When I replace the hammer head and the shims, I use a little oil on the wood. The oil plus the moisture in the air will cause the wood to swell just a little and take up any slack there might have been in the new fit.

A SUPER HINT- Clean a dirty butcher block with a paste made of lemon juice and baking soda. Apply the paste on stains, and let it sit overnight. Then rub the paste into the butcher block, and you should have a really clean work surface again.

One common mistake during a drywall repair is not getting it flat enough. Often it’s hard to take off enough compound to make it smooth without revealing the repair. One way to get a smooth, flat look is to rake a ruler over the patch before it dries. The professionals have large trowels for that job, but we can use a stiff ruler. Another way to save some time is to smooth over the patch with a damp sponge, to remove some of the compound. Either technique can cut down on your sanding time after the compound has dried.


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