No one ever says "Its only a
game" when their team is winning.
The nicest thing about the future is
that it always starts tomorrow.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You
wont live long enough to make them all yourself.
A good time to keep your mouth shut is
when youre in deep water.
A backyard barbecue draws two
things.....flies and relatives.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
FRISCO AND PACIFIC
Had a Bad Wreck at
Sunday Morning Before Daylight.
Passengers on the 7:40 a.m. train
Sunday from the north did not reach here until noon. They
had been delayed at Lamar by a wreck on the Missouri
Pacific and Gulf or Frisco crossing. There the north
bound Pacific train which leaves here about 3 a.m. had
been run into by a Frisco freight, both attempting to
make the crossing at once. An engine and tender were
literally demolished and wrecked coaches were piled up in
The north bound 9:50 train Sunday
morning went only to Lamar, transferred its passengers to
a train on the other side, and in turn took passengers
from the delayed 7:40 and brought them here at noon. The
division superintendent of the Missouri Pacific is said
to have been badly hurt, and to have been about the only
one hurt, in the wreck.
Shirts Showing Support.
A Joplin morning D.J.
announced Thursday that four state area
supporters are going to make a quilt that is
eighty feet by eighty feet for Americas
troops out of shirts donated by the community.
Operation: Got Your Back is an effort to show
Americas troops that the four state
community appreciates the sacrifice being made
and will give the shirts off their backs for
their troops. This is an opportunity to give
Americas troops something from home saying
that the four state community is supportive of
their efforts and hopes for a safe speedy return.
Volunteers from all over
the four states are already donating their time,
money, sewing skills and of course shirts to the
Anyone in Carthage interested
in donating shirts for the quilt can drop them
off at Babes of Carthage located on the
corner of Oak and Baker, The Pancake Hut located
just south of Central on Garrison or Victory In
Jesus Ministries at the "Shield of
Prayer" 24/7 prayer chain on Airport Dr. The
deadline for shirts is April 18. For more
information or to donate other services call
Howie or Tammy at (417) 623-5200.
It is going to take 6,400
shirts to complete the quilt. Local companies who
have shown their support by donating shirts and
other services are The Pancake Hut, Mazzios
Pizza, Babes of Carthage, Pizza Hut,
Subway, Dominos, Carthage High School, Wendys,
Healing Touch Massage, Hardees, KFC, D&L
Variety, and Brahams. There are also many other
locals getting their donations together for the
They say when ya get tense,
youre supposed ta think of some calm
place youve been and think about that
for a while. Breath deep, and relax.
The problem Ive got
is anyplace that Ive been that is that
calm puts me to sleep.
Sittin on a the bank
of a cattle pond with a fishin pole
stuck in the mud and a soft breeze on a
summer day is the ideal spot for a snooze. I
suppose anyplace near the water is a decent
nappin spot, but somehow havin a
fishin pole nearby makes it more
Course the couch on a
Sunday afternoon makes a pretty good spot for
relaxin, specially if the lawn
needs mowin. Ive tried a hammock
or two, but Ive never found it as
comfortable as the couch. I suppose
thats enough relaxin for one
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
THIS IS A HAMMER
By Samantha Mazzotta
Q: How do I repair a large
crack in my driveway? Chester L., Trenton,
A: Youre asking at the
right time, because spring is the best time to go
out and check the concrete surfaces outside your
home. This includes your driveway, exterior
walls, sidewalks and any other masonry out there.
Driveway and sidewalk cracks
are fairly common and are caused by any number of
stresses, including heat, freezing, impact and
movement of the subsoil. They are relatively easy
Youll need a few tools: a
chisel and hand maul, a wire brush (or a drill
with a wire-wheel attachment), a paintbrush and a
trowel. Then, head to the home-improvement store
and pick up some concrete caulk (bonding
adhesive), sand-mix concrete (rather than
quick-setting cement) and a concrete fortifier (a
mix of sand and/or gravel). Collect a couple
buckets of sand, too (if youve got it in
the yard, great; if not, you can purchase it).
Clean the crack with the wire
brush (or drill), removing all debris. Then,
chisel open the crack, creating a backward-angled
cut that is wider at the bottom than up on the
surface. This way, the patching compound
wont push up out of the crack. When you
finish, clean the area one more time to remove
Use the paintbrush to apply a
thin layer of bonding adhesive inside the crack.
Try to put adhesive on every area possible to
ensure a good bond. Let the adhesive dry for the
time stated in the instructions (usually about an
Fill the crack with sand up to
about a half-inch below the surface. Then, mix
the concrete with fortifier to the right
consistency and trowel the mixture into the
crack. Once filled, feather the concrete with the
trowel until its even with the surface.
What about smaller cracks
those less than one-half inch wide?
Instead of using sand-mix concrete, which takes
time to mix to the right consistency, purchase
vinyl-reinforced patching compound. After
prepping the crack (including an application of
bonding adhesive), trowel the compound into the
crack and feather it even with the surface. This
type of compound also works well when patching
vertical surfaces, like walls or steps. Just
apply the compound in layers and feather smooth
with the old surface.
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