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Monday, March 10, 2003 Volume IX, Number 185

did ya know?


Did Ya Know?. . .The Lincoln Ladies Federated Republican Women of Carthage will have a meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 10th at All Occasions Bakery in Carthage. The program includes a Q&A session concerning the School Bond issue with a member of the R-9 School Board and Administration. New member are welcome.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Salvation Army Soup Kitchen, 125 E. Fairview, will serve Ham, Eggs & Biscuits with Gravy, Drink and Fruit on Monday, March 10th.

Did Ya Know?. . .Eminence Chapter #93 Order of the Eastern Star will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11th at the Masonic Temple, 7th & Maple. We will Honor the Past Matrons and Past Patrons and present a 50 year membership pin.

today's laugh

A journey of a thousand miles begins with leaving the airline tickets on the dresser.

Money may not be everything but it sure keeps the kids talking to you!

If an employee and his boss are playing golf, how can you tell who’s who? The employee is the one who gets a hole in one and says, "Oops!"

A finished speaker seldom is.

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


Farmer Fined Heavily in Police Court This Morning.

Jack Kimberlain, a farmer claiming to live ten miles east of town, was fined $50 in Police Court this morning by Judge Bright for carrying a revolver which was found on his person last night when Officer Reno arrested him for drunkenness. He resisted and Reno knocked him down. The total cost was $55, and having something over $100 on his person Kimberlain was able to pay up, though he protested that he had carried the gun for fear of being held up. The officers state that had he been sober and respectable he never would have been questioned even had it been known that he had the gun.

Judge Allen Dixon took his chair as county judge from the western district in the county court today. This is the first time he had been able to attend court on account of sickness of two months.

  Today's Feature

New Year, New Name.

Precious Moments has announced that the name of the park will change from Precious Moments Chapel to Precious Moments Inspiration Park.

"It clearly defines who we are and what we offer those who visit us," said President and CEO of Precious Moments Allan VanDenBerg.

Hospitality Services Manager Ted Easley says since the park opened in June of 1989 the Precious Moments Chapel in Carthage, Missouri has attracted over five million guests from around the world. When it opened the Chapel and the visitor center were the only attractions. In later years Samuel J. Butcher and the Butcher family added the Fountain of Angels, the Wedding Island and the Studio.

"We have grown so much over the past few years and we are continuing to grow," said VanDenBerg.

A new attraction this year is the Variety music show.

"Our new Variety Show is an entirely different type of performance" said Easley.

Precious Moments Inspiration Park is currently open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..

Just Jake Talkin'


I’m thinkin’ all that pent up cabin fever energy is bein’ released at the first sign of a sunny day. Seems ever’one is tryin’ to make up for the last month or so of gloomy weather. Busy, busy, busy. ‘Fore ya know it flowers will be bloomin’ and grass will be pokin’ little green feelers out.

They say that folks who live in places where there isn’t much sunshine get depressed a lot. But I also hear that folks who live where there aren’t four seasons get depressed a lot too. ‘Specially those who grew up in a four season neighborhood.

There’s somethin’ to be said for all the seasons, but seems like spring is the best of all. All that energy just waitin’ for somethin’ to do. Just give it a few weeks, that grass will be waitin’ on ya soon enough.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Carthage Printing

Weekly Column


By Samantha Mazzotta

Glum Over Glue

Q: We are going to take down some old wall paneling from around the tub that was glued to Gyprock with what looks like very good glue. What, if anything, will remove this glue? — Marvin H., via e-mail

A: Removing old glue from the walls can be difficult for many reasons, including how well it has adhered to the Gyprock (paneling made up of a gypsum core sheathed in linerboard).

The glue you’re dealing with is most likely a wet area paneling adhesive (a polychloroprene rubber-based sealant usually sold next to Gyprock or Sheetrock products). It’s designed to form a flexible heat- and moisture-resistant bond between the wall paneling and Gyprock in warm, humid areas of the house, such as your bathroom.

So how do you clean it off the plasterboard? Start with careful steps, and then progress to tougher measures, since the exact brand of adhesive isn’t known.

First, try heating the old glue with a hair dryer or a heat gun. Bring the temperature above 140 degrees F, and then try to gently scrape away the softened glue with a putty knife, being careful not to tear the sheathing.

If this doesn’t work, a tougher measure is required. Apply mineral spirits or petroleum jelly to the glue, and let the solvents soak in for anywhere from several hours to several days. Try an adhesive remover as well, but make sure it’s the right solvent for the right product (in this case, wet area paneling adhesive). As with any solvent, make sure the room is well-ventilated throughout this process.

(Note: In the United States, Liquid Nails is a popular adhesive product, with versions for several areas of the house. This adhesive was widely used in new homes during the 1970s, so if the old paneling dates from that period, then an adhesive remover from the Liquid Nails company may work well. More information is available from its Web site:

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