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Monday, February 19, 2007 Volume XV, Number
Did Ya Know?... The City
of Carthage Recycling Drop-Off Center and
Composting Lot will be closed Tuesday, February
20th in observance of Presidents Day.
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Public Library will be closed for
Presidents Day, Monday, February 19, 2007.
Did Ya Know?...
Volunteers are available to assist with Missouri
Property Tax Credit Claims at the C.A.N. D.O.
Senior Center, 404 E. 3rd. Mon. from 9 a.m. to 12
Did Ya Know?... A Relay
for Life of Carthage Open House will be held
today, Monday, Feb. 19 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in
Ulmers Community Room, 1208 South Garrison,
Carthage. Team Captain packets will be available
for returning teams.
Before you judge a man, walk a
mile in his shoes. After that who cares?...
Hes a mile away and youve got his
shoes. - Billy Connolly
Bear in mind the simple rule, X
squared to the power of two minus five over the
seven point eight three times nineteen is
approximately equal to the cube root of MCC
squared divided by X minus a quarter of a third
percent. Keep that in mind, and you cant go
very far wrong. - Eric Idle
everything; for a start it isnt an
elephant. - Spike Milligan
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Circuit Court Today.
The trial of the suit of
the state ex rel Isaac Deck, et al vs. A. M. Club has
been in progress and at this writing is still in progress
before the circuit court this afternoon.
Twenty of the prisoners
indicted by the special grand jury were brought up from
the county jail this morning and arraigned. Every one of
them but E. D. Jones of Carterville pleaded not guilty
and went back to jail to await trial. Jones stole a cow
and confessed it. He got three years in the penitentiary.
Messrs. Curtis and Nat
Wright have purchased a drilling outfit and expect it to
arrive in a day or two. This morning Nat Wright left for
Hells Neck mining camp where they will do their first
drilling. Owen Gray of Alba, who is to assist them
accompanied him. When they have completed their work at
Hells Neck they will prospect the
"Beeville" land south of Carthage.
A news release
from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior
Services advises that certain containers of
peanut butter may be contaminated with Salmonella
Tennessee (a bacterium that causes foodborne
illness.) The release says;
jars of Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter
have a product code located on the lid of the jar
that begins with the number 2111."
Both of these
brands of peanut butter are manufactured in the
same facility in Georgia. It is advised that
consumers should discard any Peter Pan or Great
Value peanut butter with the code beginning in
2111 if it has been purchased since May 2006.
who have recently eaten affected peanut butter
and experienced symptoms including fever,
diarrhea and abdominal cramps, medical attention
should be sought immediately.
The Public Safety
Committee meeting normally scheduled for this
evening has been postponed due to
Presidents Day. The meeting has been
rescheduled for Monday, February 26th. The
meeting will be held at the Carthage Police
No Stench Detected on
Save yourself a trip.
City Hall and the Courthouse are closed today,
Im always unsure of how
ta handle the situation of bein on the
Square and seein someone startin up
the Courthouse steps on a holiday. They are
typically a few steps up and I always have the
urge to holler at em ta try and save
em a few steps. Then I figure by the time
they figure out Im yellin at them,
they will already be at the top anyway. Course ya
have ta be at the top of the steps to read the
sign that informs ya the buildin is closed.
Various attempts to place a sign down at sidewalk
level havent seemed to accomplish much,
although I think it has been tried.
Maybe onea those neon,
blinkin CLOSED signs is in order.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities Mall
Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
Moss Will Shorten
Life of Homeowners Roof
Q: I have a huge
butternut tree that completely blocks out all sun
on the north side of my roof. I assume that is
what caused all the moss that grows in between
the shingles. First, will the moss hurt the roof,
and if so, how do I get rid of it? -- Carol S.
A: Moss grows
where there is little direct sunlight, and it can
do extensive damage to a roof if not kept under
control. On some types of roofs, such as those
with wood shingles or heavy tiles, moss takes
hold in the deeper cracks and crevices and is
rarely completely eradicated. Asphalt shingles do
not hold up well once moss gets underneath them.
If the roof is cleaned regularly and preventive
measures are taken, the shingles will hold out
Clean the shingles
of all roof types by first brushing away surface
moss. Use a bristle brush attached to a pole
(available at home improvement stores), and
either stand on a ladder and reach up, or climb
onto a non-mossy spot of the roof (always wear a
safety harness if working on the roof, and have a
partner). Brush downward, not upward, to dislodge
the material and prevent it being shoved
underneath abutting shingles.
Apply a nontoxic
roof cleaner to the affected area. Oxygen bleach
(not chlorine bleach) is one recommended product
to kill moss and algae on wood or asphalt roofs.
Rinse thoroughly, protecting any plants below by
covering them with a tarp.
To prevent the
problem from recurring, you must create an
unfriendly environment for moss. First, have a
professional tree specialist come and thin out
the branches of your butternut tree, to allow
more sunlight to filter through (this has some
added benefits -- improving the health of the
tree and lessening the chance that it will topple
onto your house in a windstorm).
Second, apply thin
copper or zinc strips (about 3-4 inches wide,
available from roofing suppliers) near the top of
the roof, sliding one edge under a row of
shingles and tacking into place. These metals
discourage plant life from taking hold (and you
thought copper roofs were just decorative).
HOME TIP: Some
asphalt shingles today have copper mixed into the
small granules of their top surfaces to retard
moss and algae growth. When its time to
redo your roof, ask for this type of shingle.
Its more expensive, but perhaps worth it in
the long run.
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