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Monday, April 2, 2007 Volume XV, Number 202
Did Ya Know?... Life
Church is having an Easter Egg hunt Sunday, April
8th at 10:00 AM for all children ages 3-12. We
will also be drawing for a BBQ grill and other
prizes on Easter Sunday. Life Church is located
at 2965 Chapel Rd. Call 358-6100 or 499-1573 for
Did Ya Know?... VFW Post
2590 & Ladies Auxiliary will host an Easter
Egg Hunt Saturday, April 7th at 12 noon. Shrine
Train Rides, Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m., No adults
allowed on the field, Free popcorn, coffee,
koolaid. 50¢ Candybars, Hotdogs and soda.
Everyone invited. VFW Post 2590, Carthage, MO.
Two friends were driving to the
golf course one morning. "You know, I was
thinking," one said. "Golf is a lot
like taxes." "Okay, Ill
bite," said his friend. "Why is golf a
lot like taxes?" "Well," replied
his friend, "you spend your whole life
driving your heart out for the green, and no
matter what happens, you always end up in a
An agent was discussing an act
with a stubborn club owner. "I got an
act," said the agent, "whod be
great. He specializes in putting his right arm
into a lions mouth."
interesting," said the owner.
"Whats he call himself?"
"Lefty," said the
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Brand New Sign.
Wm. E. Ford, the North
Main street implement man, has a brand new sign on the
front of his building this morning. The lettering is very
clearly executed. The sign was painted by G.P. B.
Johnston, father of M.B. Johnston. The old gentleman is
87 years of age but has not forgotten how to use the
Fell In Telephone Pole
W.M. Sevier reports an
amusing mishap which befell a small boy in front of his
residence on Meridian street this morning. It was during
the rain and the boy was splashing along the pavement
with a fishing pole in hand. The boy was running through
every puddle to be found and spying one directly in front
of Seviers house he dashed into it. To the
youngsters surprise he almost went out of sight in
five feet of water and got a terrible ducking. The hole
had been dug for setting a telephone pole and was level
full of water.
The City Council
Public Services Committee will meet this evening
at 7:00 p.m. in the Parks Department maintenance
building, 720 Robert Ellis Young Drive, in
Items on the
agenda include the discussion of a proposed dog
park. A group of interested citizens previously
approached the committee with a proposal to
construct a dog park. A dog park is a fenced area
containing internal fenced areas for different
sized dogs, ramps for agility and sometimes
wading pools. Dogs are allowed to run without
leashes inside the fenced area.
previously requested from the City a piece of
land to establish the park, help with mowing the
property and the pickup of waste containers from
the property. Assistance with the construction of
the fences and play areas would be sought by the
group through grants and fundraisers.
Several areas were
researched as potential locations including Freer
park but no decision was ever made. Committee
Chair Claude Newport reported at the previous
Council meeting that the group had done further
location research and would return to discuss the
matter with the committee.
Friend a mine says his folks spend Saturdays out
drivin from grocery store to store
buyin all the specials they see in the
flyers. He says hes known em ta drive
clear cross town ta save fifteen cents. He thinks
they spend more on gas than they save.
Now I dont personally engage in
such activities, although those ads do attract my
attention from time to time. I dont think
the money saved would be significant enough for
me to spend the time or energy. But I can
understand why folks do it.
For those of us that dont
enjoy shoppin that much, well have ta be
content payin a little more and
justifyin it by figurin its
worth if for the convenience.
But for those who have plenty a
free time and the inclination, there are always
some bargains to be had.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities Mall
This Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
This Home Needs
Q: Please help! I
have two strange problems in my home. First, the
wooden countertop and table in my kitchen feel
sticky. Same goes for the wooden paneling around
the doorways and the chain from which my
dining-room ceiling lamp hangs. Second, within
the past few months the wooden floors in my home
have been sinking in different areas and in
different rooms. Ive lived in this house 18
years and have not experienced these issues
before. What is going on? Is it termites? -- Anna
V., Roselle, N.J.
A: My first
thought is not termites, but excess humidity
throughout the house. The tacky surfaces and
sinking floorboards, all occurring at around the
same time, indicate that something has gone wacky
with the homes environmental system.
A house having an
environmental system, you may ask? Yes -- homes
are designed to keep occupants comfortable and
remove or repel things that will make them
uncomfortable. One of the biggest parts of that
system is the airflow system -- not the air
conditioner or heater so much as the attic and
basement (or crawlspace) venting. These vents
keep air moving through unoccupied sections of
the house, an important factor in keeping
structural elements dry and reducing overall
Go through a quick
checklist of possible causes for this excess
humidity. Was new insulation recently installed?
Were windows, doors or other parts of the house
weatherproofed? Have any major home appliances,
including the heating system, washer and dryer,
dishwasher or air conditioner, been repaired or
serviced? Was the plumbing repaired recently? Did
any extreme weather events (floods or heavy
rains) occur in the past few months? Did the city
perform any water main repairs or other work
been through the list, have a licensed general
contractor check the house from rooftop to
foundation, looking for any causes of humidity as
well as any damage or deterioration. You may want
to have a plumber inspect the pipe system, too.
Get a written report and estimate from both
before agreeing to any repairs.
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