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Monday, March 24, 2003 Volume IX, Number 195

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .Carthage Business and Professional Women will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday March 24th, at Arby’s Restaurant. Interested persons are welcome.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Salvation Army will have a fundraiser from 5-9 p.m. on Monday, March 24th at the Carthage Pizza Hut, 2008 S. Garrison. Pizza Hut will donate 20% of bearer’s purchase to the Salvation Army for their Friday evening youth program and women’s ministry group.

Did Ya Know?. . .Eminence Chapter #93 Order of the Eastern Star will meet Tuesday March 25th, 7:30 pm. Following the meeting a dinner honoring the Masons & Youth and their families will be served at 8:30 p.m. a 50-year membership pin will be presented.

today's laugh

One kid complained to his friend, "I don’t know what’s going on in the house. They spell everything."

A man walks into a hotel and says, "Do you take children?"

The clerk replies, "No, only cash and traveler’s checks."

After looking at the bill for my operation I understand why they wear masks in the operating room.

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


All the injured in yesterday’s accident at the Carthage Building stone quarries are doing well. Mr. Maddox, whose wounds were principally on the head, is confined to his bed. His muscles are so stiff and sore from bruises that he cannot move himself and has to be lifted around. The other two men are able to be up and around.

An inquest was thought unnecessary in the case of Jack Crow. It was clearly the result of an accident and an inquest would have brought out no additional facts.

Jack carried a $100 burial policy, which will defray all expenses of his funeral. He leaves a widow and seven children. Relatives in Illinois have been telegraphed for and they are expected here tonight. After their arrival definite arrangements for the funeral will be made.

The stone company carries an employees’ liability insurance covering all accidents of this kind.

  Today's Feature

Discover America.

Director of the Convention and Visitors Bureau Teresa Gilliam presented to the CW&EP board "Discover America" at the monthly meeting Thursday afternoon. Discover America is a show on cable television that showcases a community. It covers aspects such as history, economic development, and industrial development. At a previous City Council meeting the Council gave Gilliam approval to pursue the project and agreed to provide $10,000 from the lodging tax fund to cover half the cost of having the film crew come and film Carthage for the show. Gilliam is asking for support from Carthage businesses to cover the other half of the cost. She has received donations from The Chamber of Commerce, Leggett and Platt, Precious Moments and Richardson’s Candy House. The CW&EP Board voted unanimously to contribute $2,000 of economic development funds to the project.

The CW&EP Board also reviewed a purposed health insurance plan. After some discussion the board voted 5-0 with Bimdiek abstaining to approved the purposed plan and price structure. The plan will operate independent of City insurance.

Just Jake Talkin'


Looks like the Square is gettin’ ready for Spring. This Saturday there will be a Spring Open house downtown with merchants offerin’ special incentives to bring folks to their shops.

I’m guessin’ there that plenty of discounts and refreshments will be offered as a way to kick off the spring shoppin’ season.

For those who haven’t been to the Square recently, there are several changes and improvements that may surprise ya some. Folks have been workin’ through the winter to upgrade and improve their offerin’s to keep the Square as a focal point of the Community.

I’m recommendin’ that the upcomin’ yard work can wait a day so you can take a relaxin’ stroll around the Square next Saturday. You need a little relaxin’.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Carthage Printing

Weekly Column


By Samantha Mazzotta

Q: How do I stop a leak in my roof that has been bothering me all week? — Ethel S., Wytheville, Va.

A: Depending on the size of the leak, you may be able to stop it temporarily until you (or a repairman) are able to go out on the roof and fix the damaged spot. I’m sure you’ve already placed a bucket underneath the leaky area to keep water from damaging the rest of the home.

Mark the exact area of the leak. If you can see the hole in the ceiling, drive a long nail through it so that the end of the nail protrudes through the roof. This way, you’ll be able to locate the spot on the outside when you go to make the repair. Then, if the hole isn’t very big, patch it by placing a small wad of caulking compound directly over the nail. Smooth the edges of the compound so they extend an inch or more past the hole. Keep in mind that this is very temporary: The patch could fall off at the next hard rain, so don’t depend on it to keep the interior of your home dry.

When the rain stops, head up to the roof and inspect the area of the leak for damage. The nail you drove through the ceiling should be visible. Go to that spot and inspect all the shingles in the area, as well as those directly above the nail marker. Damaged shingles above that spot could be the culprit as well.

If the shingles are wood or asphalt, you can repair them yourself. Tile, slate or asbestos shingles should be repaired by a professional roofer.

In either case, the hole in the sheathing should be patched right away. Lift the damaged shingles away and remove the marker nail, and cover the puncture with roofing cement.

If the shingles are loose but not broken, they can be reglued and nailed securely in place. Work your way from the bottom-most tile upward so that the shingles overlap properly. Secure them with roofing cement, nail them in place with galvanized roofing nails, and cover the nail heads with cement to seal the area.

Broken shingles should be replaced immediately. Torn asphalt tiles can be patched for about a year by nailing the torn pieces back in place and then covering them with cement, but they should be replaced as soon as possible.

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