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Monday, May 6, 2002 Volume X, Number 226

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Public Library Board Meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 6th, 2002.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Masonic Lodge #197 will have a Mother’s Day Car Wash from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sat., May 11th at the Carthage Fire Dept., Chestnut & Garrison. It is free to all Mom’s, and everyone else may make a donation to the March of Dimes.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society will be on the Carthage square from 11-3 p.m. on Sat., May 11th for a Special Adoption Day. If your pet if missing call 358-6402 ASAP.

today's laugh

What is that animal which has the head of cat, and the tail of a cat, and the ways of cat, and yet which isn’t a cat?
A kitten.

Why is a great bore like a tree?
Because both appear best when leaving.

Why should the number two hundred eighty-eight never be mentioned in company?
Because it is two gross.


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


The water stood three feet yesterday on E. Knell’s private race track west of Lamb place, and posts laid out for fencing the field were all swept away by the floods, along with the historic little ticket office building brought from the old market fair grounds.

Much fencing is gone and the ticket office is swept away and lost down river.

Statement by Henry Cowgill.

"The river lacks a foot or 14 inches of being as high as when we had the big flood several years ago," said Henry Cowgill, of the Cowgill & Hill Milling Co., this afternoon.

"We have a mark at the mill showing the height at that time and can compare floods at any time by looking at that. No damage was done around the mill."

  Today's Feature

CVB Director Named

news release

The Carthage Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce Teresa Gilliam has been hired as its new Director. Gilliam will be responsible for all marketing and promotional efforts focusing on tourism of Carthage.

Gilliam has over ten years experience in marketing and the travel industry. She recently served as the Director of Sales for the Joplin Convention and Visitors Bureau. She served in that capacity for over five years, working with local businesses and venues to market the city as a destination for meetings, conventions and tradeshow events at state, regional and national levels. She was also instrumental in all marketing aspects of the Joplin bureau, and worked closely with the director in numerous projects.

During their position search, the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Board of Directors received a lot of interest in the job.

"We had some great candidates with a variety of experience in tourism, " said Allan VanDenBerg, president of CVB’s Board of Directors.

Gilliam starts the job on May 20.

Just Jake Talkin'


If you really wanna appreciate the "good ol’ days," catch the PBS series called the Frontier House, I believe.

The set up is three families that move to Montana and live as if it were the mid 1800’s for five months. An interestin’ look at how it musta really been. No toilet paper, no gas heat, no contact with the outside world. It was no doubt a simpler time, mainly ‘cause folks had little time to do anything that wasn’t simple.

That is if ya call tryin’ to cut enough wood ta make it through the winter with an ax and hand saw simple. Cuttin’ hay by hand and haulin’ water from the creek. Milkin’ the cow twice a day and washin’ clothes by hand in a tub.

Nothin’ like sittin’ in an easy chair eatin’ popcorn watchin’ tv ‘bout roughin’ it.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herbs

Weekly Column

The Super Handyman

by Al Carrel & Kelly Carrell

Q: I want to use a latex paint over an oil-based paint but was told it wouldn’t work. Why? Is there another way, or do I have to use oil-based paint? - H. J.

A: I think the reason people mistakenly warn against putting latex over oil-based paint is because of the old "water and oil don’t mix" adage. After the paint is dry, it’s perfectly all right to use latex over oil, or vice versa. You do want to make sure that the old paint is clean and without any gloss and that the surface is completely sound. Talk with your paint dealer to be sure you’re using the proper paint for the project.

Q: I want to add an electrical outlet on my patio. Should I install a GFI? - J. B.

A: Most local electrical codes require that you employ ground-fault interrupters any place where water and electricity might mix. Even if it’s not required, it should be. So, yes, use a GFI on your patio.

Super Hint - Sometimes a tiny dowel can hold a joint better than a screw. Drill a tiny hole and install a toothpick along with glue to hold a joint fast.

Super Hint - If using pre-pasted wallpaper and you don’t have a water tray, try wetting the paper in a large ice chest. Make sure it is large enough to hold the water and wide enough to accommodate the paper. Benefits: The water will stay warm longer, and ice chests are relatively easy to clean.


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