The Mornin' Mail is
published every weekday except major holidays
Monday, September 29, 2003 Volume XII, Number 72
Did Ya Know?. . .The Royal
Rangers & Missionettes will have a Rummage Sale from
7 a.m.-6 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 3 and from 7 a.m-2 p.m. on
Sat., Oct. 4 at the First Assembly of God Life Center,
1605 Baker St., Carthage.
Did Ya Know?. . .A Community
Certified Heart Saver CPR class will be held from
5:30-9:30 p.m. on Mon., Sept. 29th . This is a certified
class. Call 359-2432 for more info.
Did Ya Know?. . . The Carthage
Shrine Club will have a Fish Fry at 6:30 p.m. on Wed.,
Oct. 1st at the Shrine Club, Co. Rd. 170 (3/4 Mile South
of HH Hwy) Public is invited. $8 per person. Stag only.
Young man: I say, old man, could you
lend me one dollar?
Old man: Im a little deaf in that ear; go around to
the other one.
Young man: Could you lend me five dollars?
Old man: Lend you what?
Young man: Five dollars.
Old man: Oh, you had better go back to the one-dollar
Sign on Astronauts door:
OUT TO LAUNCH.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Advice to Farmers of
John M.L. Gore, near the base line,
says it will pay the farmers of Jasper county to
"list" their corn. He lived in Kansas a few ago
and experienced that it was a success there. He wished to
try it in Jasper county, so he planted about forty acres
very late and now he has it all laid by. It has a good
color, is growing very rapidly, and people think he will
be able to gather sixty-bushels to the acre. Mr. Gore
says there are several reasons why he prefers to list his
corn. It is easier and quicker planted, easier kept
clean, and will stand the drouth and fall winds much
Joseph Ladd, the proprietor of the
swing factory located in the old ice plant building, came
up Thursday from Joplin and took charge of his business.
He has been working on the Keystone hotel building on a
contract for a short time, but recently was a resident of
The Jasper County Health
Department will be offering flu and pneumonia
vaccinations by appointment for Jasper County
residents residing outside the city limits of
Joplin. The cost for the adult vaccination for
flu is $12 and for pneumonia is $22. Those on
Medicare or Medicaid should bring their card to
their immunization appointment.
Those at highest risk for
complications from influenza include people 65
years old and older, those with chronic,
long-term health problems such as heart or lung
disease, kidney problems, diabetes, asthma,
anemia, HIV/AIDS or any other illness that
suppress the immune system.
The Health Department
recommends vaccination for people age 50 to 64
years because this group has an increased
prevalence among those with high risk conditions.
The adult flu vaccination is for those
individuals 9 years or older.
The Jasper County Health
Department will offer flu vaccination to those
children who meet the Vaccines for Children
Call for appointments and
scheduled clinics. 358-3111
seein some ads for the Sheriff election
tomorrow, but not the number usually associated
with a normal election. And, as a reminder, be
sure to get out and vote for your choice.
Remember they have reduced the
number of pollin places in the County. They
say they are goin to put up signs at the
places that are not bein used with
instructions where ya need ta be. So if ya forget
and show up at the wrong place, you can still
make it to the polls.
As with all elections,
votin gives ya gripin rights, so
protect yourself for future reference.
Im goin really out
on a limb and sayin the Republican
candidate will be tough ta beat, but in a three
way race, your vote could still make a
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
THIS IS A HAMMER
By Samantha Mazzotta
Q: Our 9-year-old house sits on
a concrete slab. We recently had our carpet
cleaned (wet process), and now have some raised
spots, like bubbles, in the carpet. Is there a
way to inject some type of adhesive through the
carpet to get these small areas flat again?
Jim H., via e-mail
A: Your carpet was stretched
and loosened by the wet-process cleaning, but
injecting adhesive into the "bubble"
areas will only worsen the problem.
What occurred with your carpet
is not so much caused by the concrete slab (as at
least one layer of underlayment sits between the
slab and the carpet) as by the way the carpet is
anchored. The carpet backing may be glued to the
underlayment, but more likely the carpet is
anchored around the perimeter of the room. To see
if this is so, gently pry up a corner of the
carpet. If you see a flat strip of wood with one
or two rows of small metal pins jutting upward,
then the carpet is held in place around the
The first thing Id
recommend is to call the cleaning company and
explain the problem. Stretched or loosened carpet
is not uncommon following deep-cleaning
processes, and professional cleaners do have
means to address the problem.
If for whatever reason the
cleaners dont come out to fix these
"bubbles," you can make the repair
yourself. Call a carpet distributor or rental
center and ask for a "knee kicker," a
device designed just for this problem. This is a
solid, heavy tool featuring a flat head with
adjustable prongs on the bottom, and a long metal
extension at the end of which a rubber pad is
Adjust the height of the prongs
using the knob on the head of the kicker. The
prongs should be long enough to grab the carpet
without penetrating through to the padding (which
should not be stretched). Start from a corner of
the room where the carpet is firmly attached,
about two inches from the wall. Press the kicker
prongs into the carpet and then thrust your knee
against the pad at the other end of the kicker.
(See? Knee ... kicker ...) After a couple of
kicks, tuck the edge of the carpet between the
baseboard and the wood anchor strip, using a
putty knife. If the carpet is still loose, repeat
the kicker treatment. If the carpet edge can no
longer be tucked neatly in, trim it with a
utility knife, restretch the carpet and tuck it
Copyright 1997-2003 by Heritage
Publishing. All rights reserved.