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Monday, August 27, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 50
Did Ya Know?... The City
of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes
Monday, August 27th through Friday, August 31st.
Areas will be sprayed in the evening of the day
of regular trash pickup, between the hours of 8
p.m. and midnight. It is recommended that
citizens turn off window and attic fans when the
sprayer is in the immediate area.
Did Ya Know?... Magic
Moments Riding Therapy will be holding New
Volunteer Training on Tuesday, August 28th,
starting at 5:30 pm. We are looking for
individuals willing help others in the community
that have special needs. Our volunteers should be
at least 14 years of age, unafraid of horses,
able to walk for at least 30 minutes at a time,
and able to follow directions. The time
commitment is one or two hours one late afternoon
or evening per week. To learn more, call us at
417 325-4490. Horse experience helpful but not
required. We are located just 7 minutes south of
Carthage, close to JRS Western Store.
In spite of the cost of living,
its still popular. - Milton Berle
Hes very unlucky. Last
week his swimming pool burned down.
A novelist recently got the
idea for a new novel. It came from the movie
version of his previous novel.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A New Whist Club
A number of ladies and
gentlemen who last year composed what was known as the
"Now and Then Whist Club" met last night at the
residence of Dr. L. E. Whitney and perfected a more
substantial organization for the coming year. Dr. Whitney
was chosen president and Mrs. W. W. Walters, secretary
and treasurer. The club was then officially christened
the "Junior Whist Club."
A Woodshed Fire.
At 11:30 this morning the
fire department was called out by a blaze at the corner
of Fulton and Third streets. A woodshed at the residence
property owned by Mr. Clary and occupied by Cicero
Spencer was in flames.
The firemen quickly
extinguished the fire but the shed was damaged beyond
repair, entailing a loss of perhaps $20. There is no clue
to the cause.
Fantasticks" at Stones Throw.
A Long Running
Broadway Musical Hit to Make Premiere In
Dinner Theatre is proud to announce that the long
running Broadway Musical hit "The
Fantasticks" will make its premiere at
Stones Throw Dinner Theatre Carthage MO.
the fall engagement will be Sept. 6 - 9 and 13-16
2007. Thursdays through Saturdays doors will open
at 6:00 P.M. Dinner at 6:30 and the show starts
at 7:00. On Sundays the doors open at 12:30 P.M.
and Lunch at 1:00 and the show at 2:00. Price is
$20.00 for adults, $19.00 for seniors, under 16
$17.00, and children under 5 free. Reservations
can be made by calling Betty Bell at 417-358-7268
or the Theatre at 417-358-9665 or online at
coming-of-age story, The Fantasticks features two
meddling, matchmaking fathers who scheme to get
their children together. But once the couple is
united, the real drama begins. Featuring the
beloved songs "Try to Remember" and
"Soon Its Gonna Rain," this is a
celebration of love --- first love, lost love,
and ultimately, true love. The Fantasticks has
delighted audiences across the world ---
including a record-shattering 17,162 performances
at the Sullivan Street Playhouse, where it made
its Off Broadway debut in 1960.
"adventures" in rehearsals have been a
JOY! The zany, quick-witted and laid-back team of
directing staff (director, music director and
choreographer) has provided this cast with
non-stop fun and exhausting moments of hard work.
around the area have combined to create a funny,
whimsical show with a "Happy Ending."
It is being directed by Gary Roney, President of
the Board of Directors at Joplin Little Theatre,
with Clint Newby, Musical Director and Gerrie
Ellen Johnson, Choreographer. The cast includes:
Randy Aleshire (Joplin), Elisia Conrardy
(Carthage), Rowland Geddie (Lamar), James Goff
(Joplin), Cheyla Navarre (Joplin), Andrew Noel
(Joplin), Joseph Vega (Neosho), and J. J. Winfrey
Fantasticks" is presented through special
arrangement with Music Theatre International
(MTI). All authorized performance material are
also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New
York, NY 10019.) The book and Lyrics are by Tom
Jones and Music by Harvey Schmidt.
Fantasticks" is also funded in part by
Missouri Arts Council and Schmidt and Assoc.
Hurry up and wait. Nothin more
frustratin for most folks. Course,
theres no problem standin round the
golf course, or standin round the coffee
pot, or standin around in the mall, but
waitin in line is something that just
cant be tolerated.
really aggravatin to me is to stand in long
line just to find out you get to take a number,
then wait some more till youre called.. I
suppose seein those long lines in front of
a theater must mean folks think its worth
Those who camp out on the
sidewalk just to get tickets to some event have
always been a curiosity, Ive done some
campin, but usually out in the woods.
The universal rule of
havin to go to the end of the line if ya
cut in is taken seriously by those campers
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities
This Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
Putty vs. Tape
Q: Im about
to start a project to replace my old kitchen
faucet, and of course have been getting all sorts
of advice about the best way to do it. Im
confused, though, when it comes to sealing the
pipe connections. Some people tell me to use a
product called plumbers putty, others say
use tape, and one retired plumber said string is
the way to go. What kind of tape or string are
they talking about? Which of the three is best to
use? -- Terry Y., White Plains, N.Y.
A: Any one of
these three products can be used at your
discretion in plumbing repairs, as they
accomplish pretty much the same thing. They are
placed around the threads of screw-in connections
to provide a seal against water leaks.
putty is a vegetable-based material that does not
dry out and is easy to apply. Its used in
other applications besides sealing threads,
because it can be rolled into a string or a ball
or spread along a surface.
tape, more properly called Teflon tape, is
wrapped tightly around pipe-stem threads before
connections are screwed together, sealing the
Packing string is
an older type of sealing material that is often
seen wrapped around the stems of older fixtures.
Its still a versatile and reliable product,
resistant to heat and pressure, though perhaps a
bit more frustrating to apply than the two
None of these
products is a replacement for proper-fitting
hardware and gaskets. Follow the directions
provided by either the sink manufacturer or
included with the replacement or repair
materials. If directions call for use of one of
these sealants, use the recommended type: putty,
tape or string.
Manufacturers guidelines, replacement-part
directions or DIY guides will tell you when,
where and if to use supplemental sealants like
putty, tape or string, so read directions first
before following the advice of acquaintances.
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