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Monday, December 12, 2005 Volume XIV, Number
Did Ya Know?... A blood
drive will be held in the Grace Epioscopal
Church, 820 Howard, Carthage on Thursday,
December 15 from 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday,
December 16 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please bring
your photo ID.
Did Ya Know?... The
Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to ring
bells at our Seven Locations. The locations we
need volunteers at are; Walmart (North and South
doors), Dollar General on Grand, Dollar General
on Central, Radio Shack, Walgreens and Carthage
True Value. Please call Captain Everling or Bess
Wilkes at 417-358-2262 to sign up.
A dog ran into a butchers
shop, grabbed a string of sausages, and ran back
out again. The irate butcher recognized the dog
as belong to one of his regular customers, a
lawyer, so that afternoon he went to the
lawyers office and asked him, "If a
dog steals meat from my store, do I have the
right to demand payment from the dogs
The lawyer replied, "Yes,
"Well," said the
butcher, "you owe me nine dollars for the
sausages your dog stole this morning."
The lawyer sighed and wrote out
a check for $9.
A week later the butcher
received an envelope from the lawyer containing a
bill for $50 for consultation.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Street Car Mail
An Inspector Here -
Indications Are That the System Will Be Installed.
That interurban electric
line mail service first agitated a year ago and since
thought to have died, bobs up serenely again and
indications are that it will come to pass.
Yesterday C.A. Carlton, an
inspector direct from the postal department at
Washington, D.C. arrived in the district to investigate
the feasibility of the proposed system. The idea os that
there should be two mails a day by way of the Southwest
Missouri Electric Railway giving service to Carthage,
Carterville, Webb City, Joplin, Galena and probably
Prosperity and Duenweg.
Inspector Charlton is sent
out for not other purpose at this time than to
investigate this southwest Missouri petition. From the
department the electric cities postmasters have orders to
send in reports of the amounts of mail matter sent daily
between these points. These things indicate that the plan
is certainly being seriously considered.
Of course, Inspector
Charlton does not commit himself regarding what his
report will be. He is quoted as saying that the
department will not hesitate a minute in installing the
new system should the volume of business justify it. He
expects to complete his investigation by tomorrow and
will forward his report soon. An early reply is
Beware of Ointments
that Contain Mercury.
Mercury will surely
destroy the sense of smell and completely derange the
whole system when entering it through the mucous
surfaces. Such articles should never be used except on
prescriptions from reputable physicians as the damage
they will do is tenfold to the good you can derive from
Two One-Acts at
There are changes
concerning the current production at Stones Throw
Dinner Theatre. The previously scheduled show
"No Mother to Guide Her" featuring the
Three Divas will not be performed. Two one-act
plays will be performed instead.
The new dates are
December 16th, 17th and 18th. For this show only,
the cost will be $15.00 per ticket which includes
dinner and the show. Reservations are required
and may be made by calling Stones Throw
Theatre at 417-358-9665 or Betty Bell at
417-358-7268 or by e-mailing reservations to
email@example.com. The box office will open
beginning, December 5th from 10:00 a.m. until
The two plays are
as follows; "The Audition" Written and
Directed by Rick Schwab. A play with in a play,
the nation is under a blanket of snow and the
professional act scheduled to come in and perform
is unable to come due to the blizzard. The
community rallies around the theatre to ensure
that the show goes on. This Show is dedicated to
the memory of Henry Heckert and;
A Visit from
St. Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore
Adapted by Alesha Gilleland-Lindeman. James
Taylor has been deployed to Iraq and for the
first time in 18 years his family will celebrate
Christmas without him. Jimmy takes his fathers
role, the unofficial man of the house, but finds
there is still magic to Christmas. With a visit
from Santa and a call from Iraq this Christmas is
still one to be remembered.
No Stench Reported
Ive often heard that bad luck comes in
threes. Several years ago, after never bein
in a fender bender, within a two month period our
family was involved in three accidents. None of
em had any injuries, but the vehicles were
none the better.
actually glad the third one came so quick so we
could get out of the stress of waitin on
that last act of bad luck to be over.
Nothin worse than waitin on that
Apparently the clump of
accidents was my allotment for a while. I
havent been in a traffic related accident
since. I backed into my daughters truck in
the parkin lot a couple years back, but
Im still safe on the streets. Oh yea, and
that deer probly wouldnt consider my
drivin non-hazardous. If youre in a
vehicle, on the street, youre safe.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities Mall
Is A Hammer
by Samantha Mazzotta
Carbon Monoxide Can be Deadly
Q: This time of year, carbon
monoxide in the home gets a lot of media
attention. How does this gas enter the home, and
how do I detect it? James A., Stamford,
A: Forced-air furnaces that
burn oil or natural gas for fuel also generate
carbon monoxide, a byproduct of the combustion
process. A well-maintained furnace produces less
of this colorless, odorless gas, and vents it
through the exhaust flue so that it doesnt
enter the living spaces of the house. Older
systems that arent properly maintained are
the most likely to leak carbon monoxide.
The best defense against this
gas is a carbon-monoxide detector
especially if youre unable to inspect the
heating system yourself, such as in an apartment
building. Place a detector outside the bedroom
and check it monthly to make sure its
Poor ventilation is another
method that helps carbon monoxide enter the home.
A room that is extremely stuffy and humid
(condensation forms inside the windows) is not
properly ventilated and can make the effects of a
leak even worse. Call a furnace repair service to
test the air in your home, or, if you live in an
apartment, inform the management and ask them to
address the problem quickly. If you or a family
member feels dizzy or nauseated, have everyone go
outside and call the fire department.
Most homeowners would rather be
proactive when it comes to protecting their
families from this gas. The best way to do this
is to inspect your heating system for problems.
Check the exhaust flue, the
area around the burner mounting flange, the
combustion chambers cover plate and the
fire door. These are all sources of carbon
monoxide leaks. Look for visible damage, holes or
rusted portions, especially in the flue.
To check for smaller leaks,
hold a lighted candle along the joints in the
flue and the seams of each of the components
mentioned above. The flame will be drawn toward
Replace damaged components or
damaged flue sections completely
dont try to patch them. Be sure to shut off
the furnace burner and ventilate the area that
youre working on. Purchase replacement
sections and refractory furnace cement at a
home-improvement center or hardware store.
If the leak is occurring at a
seam in the flue, patch the seam with furnace
cement. Turn off the burner and let the furnace
cool completely. Then, remove dirt or rust from
around the area with a wire brush and apply
furnace cement, smoothing it on with a putty
A leak in the mounting flange
can be stopped by loosening it, scraping away the
decayed gasket, and applying furnace cement to
the edge. Tighten it firmly back in place. Test
the repairs by turning the furnace back on and
holding a lighted candle to the repair area. If
the flame doesnt flicker or waver,
Carbon-monoxide detectors are
lifesavers. Even if your furnace is in perfect
condition, place a detector in your home and get
peace of mind for just a few dollars.
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