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Monday, September 6, 2003 Volume XII, Number 57
Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage
Lincoln Ladies Federated Republican Womens Club
will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Mon., Sept. 8th at the Ranch
House in Carthage. Greg Dagnan, Republican Candidate for
Sheriff will speak.
Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage
Humane Society is now open from 12 noon-
4 p.m. on Saturdays. You can now adopt some of the
Carthage Humane Societys cutiest kittens at Central
Pet Care Clinic. Stop by their office anytime during
regular business hours or call 358-1300 for details.
Did Ya Know?. . .An
interdenominational study of Gods Word begins the
week of Mon., Sept. 8th at the First Church of the
Nazarene, 2000 Grand, Carthage. The study group will meet
weekly at 5 p.m. on Mon., 9:15 a.m. on Tues., and 6:15
p.m. on Wed. Enrollment fee is $20 for the year.
Id retire rich if I could sell my
experience for what it cost me.
A radio announcer gives you a headache,
and then advertises aspirin.
You cant teach people anything
they dont want to know.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
SAW A LIGHT IN THE
It was a Balloon or
T. K. Irwins Automobile.
A. B. Parkell saw a bright light pass
over town last night. He and his family watched it for
All they could distinguish was a moving
light, which came from the east. It approached until it
was almost overhead, passing a little to the south. It
was very highso high that passing clouds would
partially obscure the light.
"If it was not a balloon the only
thing I can think it might have been is Tom Irwins
automobile," said Mr. Parkell.
Fine Elberta peaches from Arkansas,
south of Ft. Smith, were received by Carthage wholesalers
today. The Arkansas peach crop as a whole is said to be
almost a total failure, however.
Council Meet Delayed.
The City Council
has rescheduled their regular meeting to Thursday
evening this week due to several members
attending the Missouri Municipal League
convention in Jefferson City.
The agenda includes the first reading of
an ordinance that would authorize an agreement
with the Harry S. Truman Coordinating Council to
provide consulting services for the Community
Development Block Grant for the Over-Sixty Center
expansion. The contract would be in the amount of
The Council will also hear the
first reading of an ordinance that would
authorize an agreement with Hunter & Millard
Architects, Inc. for architectural design
services for the Over-Sixty Center expansion.
Also scheduled to be heard in
first reading is an ordinance that would
authorize an agreement with the Fair Acres Family
YMCA for use of the practice soccer field at the
Fair Acres Sports Complex for the 2003 fall flag
A vote is scheduled on a
resolution to authorize the sale of Certificates
of Participation for CW&EP improvements.
They say that the worst
thing about a cow bein at the back of a
line is that the view never changes.
Course the good thing is ya dont
have ta do much thinkin as ya wonder
through the pasture.
I probly heard that
story from some motivational speaker at one
time or another over the last twenty years.
Looks like theyd come up with an
original way to illustrate the point.
I suppose theyre like
most of us, we get used to ploddin
along the path and dont really wanna be
bothered ta change. Even if the view
isnt that great.
Ive walked a few cow
paths. No matter where ya are in line, you
still have ta watch your step.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin
THIS IS A HAMMER
By Samantha Mazzotta
Q: One of my kids dropped a
hammer onto the tile counter yesterday and
cracked two tiles. How can I replace these tiles
so they match the rest of the counter?
Lane A., Little Rock, Ark.
A: If the counter is relatively
new, you might be able to buy the exact product
directly from your hardware or home-improvement
store, or purchase it from the manufacturer. A
few extra tiles might have been left in the house
after the counter was installed; check the
basement or attic to see if any spares are stored
there. If not, measure the size of an unbroken
tile and record it, and then take a sample of the
broken tile to the store to match the color and
texture (to remove a cracked tile, follow the
In addition to the replacement
tile, purchase the tools and supplies needed for
the job. Dont worry about cost; if you have
a lot of ceramic tile in a houseful of kids,
youll be using this equipment often (on the
tiles, not on the kids). You will need: safety
goggles (to keep small debris from getting into
your eyes), rubber gloves (to lessen cleanup time
after grout work), a grout saw, a small container
of tile grout, a grout dye, a glass cutter (or
tile scoring tool, available in the tile
section), a cold chisel (not a woodworking
chisel), a wire brush or pick, toothpicks and
Thats a lot of stuff,
isnt it? Well, some of it might be around
the house, but you certainly need the grout saw,
glass cutter and grout. The grout dye is mixed
into the grout to match the color of the
Using the grout saw, remove
grout from the sides of the damaged tile. Then
take the glass cutter and score the top of the
tile: run a score line from one corner to the
opposite corner, and do the same in the other
corner, crossing the lines in the middle.
Place the cold chisel in the
center of the tile, lining it up with one score
line, and gently tap the top of it with the
hammer. After a few taps, line the chisel up with
the other score line and repeat. Dont use
much force when tapping: be patient, tap gently,
and eventually the tile will break neatly into
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