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Monday, June 17, 2002 Volume X, Number 255

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society has the perfect pet for you. Stop by the corner of 3rd & Garrison (next to Beimdiek Insurance) at 10 a.m. on Sat., June 22nd for Pet Adoption Day. Gifts, raffles and coupons from area vets will be given away. Pick from a variety of loving animals. Call 358-6402 if your pet is lost.

Did Ya Know?. . .The American Red Cross will take blood donations at the Carthage Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand, from 1:30-7:00 p.m. on Thurs., June 20th and from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Fri,. June 21st. Recognition gifts will be given.

today's laugh

Everybody has to chip in today in the house. I just found a part-time job for our parrot.

My dog is taking an advanced course at obedience school. He knows how to fetch, heel, stay, and now he’s learning how to fax.

There are rules for good teeth: Drink milk, brush your teeth often, and mind your own business.

A dog is better than a wife. The license is cheaper, there are no in-laws, and he already has a fur coat.


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

Library to be Open Evenings.

A laboring man of this city is quoted as having said that he would oppose the library proposition next Tuesday because the library would be open only in the day time and would not therefore benefit men who work ten hours per day as this man does.

His position is a mistaken one, however. In conversation with Mayor Chaffee today a reporter was assured that he and his associates who have the appointing of the board of control will see that men are put in charge who will keep the library open each evening till at least 9 or 9:30 o’clock.

The man who was proposing his opposition as related above is taxed on an assessed valuation of $90. His library tax would therefore be 9 cents per year.

C. N. Maxey and Mrs. Mattie Ivie, of Webb City, had Judge Marion Brown unite them in wedlock at the court house yesterday afternoon.

  Today's Feature

Free Sam Butcher Autograph Session.

Many activities are planned for Precious Moments Week and the Children’s Festival, June 16 through June 22, and the highlight for many is the Free Autograph Session with Precious Moments artist Sam Butcher, set for Saturday, June 22. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to get their signing pass to personally meet Sam Butcher. Guests can also bring their cameras to have their photo taken with the artist. This is the only signing session offered in 2002.

Signing passes will be distributed starting at 6 a.m. on June 22, on a first-come, first-served basis in the Visitor’s Center. Each person wanting to have one item signed must have a signing pass. The signing begins at 9:30 a.m.

Admission to the Public Signing is free. For those attending the Children’s Festival, tickets are $4 per person. For adults wanting admission to the Children’s Festival and all other attractions, the ticket price is $11. Attractions include the Fountain of Angels Show, the Victorian Wedding Island Tour, and the newest attraction, The Studio. As always, tours of the Precious Moments Chapel are free of charge.

Just Jake Talkin'


Although few felt the action would have much influence or do much good, the City Council did vote unanimously to send a letter to the Missouri Department of Transportation to encourage the agency to rebuild the bridge out on 96 to its original splendor.

With the scramble for funding for Missouri roads, the most likely result will be another industrial, safe structure that dot the highways over the state.

There were obviously several that noted the historic significance of the pillars that were scattered when the van dove from the bridge. Reportedly thirty some of the stone pillars were removed from the site without permission.

Accordin’ to City Hall, the letter, signed by the Mayor, has been sent.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



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Weekly Column

The Super Handyman

by Al Carrell & Kelly Carrell

Dear Al & Kelly:

I thought our home needed to be painted and had started looking for painting contractors. I was lucky enough to talk to a nice contractor who suggested that we try a power washer first. We rented a rig and did the work ourselves and saved a bundle. It turned out that our home was just really dirty and didn’t need to be repainted after all. I’ve saved this gentleman’s number and plan to use him when it is time for a new paint job. It’s nice to know there are still some honest and helpful people around. - S.T.

Dear Kelly:

I do a lot of painting in my spare time. I really enjoy it and have developed quite a flair. I like to use stencils and even do murals occasionally. Before I use a brush, I clean it really well with a brush cleaner and let it dry. Than I brush it back and forth to get rid of any loose bristles. I promise the extra time is worth it. - C. O.

Taking something apart to fix it usually isn’t the hard part. It’s getting all the pieces back together, and in the right order. A muffin pan can make the reassembly simpler.

As you take the object apart, put each piece into a separate muffin cup. Number the cups if you need to. If you don’t have a spare muffin pan or are afraid of ruining a good one, you can buy inexpensive, disposable muffin pans at a grocery store.

Better organization won’t necessarily help you get the item running again, but at least you’ll be able to keep track of your parts, and that’s one less thing to worry about.


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