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Monday, January 15, 2007 Volume XV, Number
Did Ya Know?... Tuesday,
January 16th is the final day to file for a
position on City Council. Filing petitions may be
obtained at the Carthage City Hall
Did Ya Know?... Class of
2007 Project Graduation is holding a raffle for a
2007 Dodge Charger. Prize to be awarded at the
Big Man on Campus event, April 27. Only 2,500
tickets sold, must be 18 years of age to
purchase. Proceeds benefit Project Graduation.
$20 per ticket. Call 358-8786. Winner will be
responsible for all taxes, title fees, license,
registration and insurance costs.
Did Ya Know?... Magic
Moments Riding Therapy is accepting applications
for new clients with special needs who want to
benefit from therapeutic horseback riding. Magic
Moments is a Premier Accredited Center serving
Carthage and surrounding areas. Indoor and
outdoor riding is available. Call 417 325-4490
for more information.
My neighbor has two dogs. One
of them says to the other, "Woof!" The
other replies, "Moo!" The dog is
perplexed. "Moo? Why did you say,
Moo?" The other dog says,
"Im trying to learn a foreign
language." - Morey Amsterdam
For the first time since
scientists began tracking air quality in the
mid-1970s, Houston has supplanted L.A. as the
smog capital of America. Houston will now go on
to face New Jersey in the finals. - Colin Quinn
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
To Piano Buyers.
I have been informed that
some piano salesmen are trying to deceive the public by
showing a book called the Piano Purchasers Guide
and claiming it represent all pianos according to
quality. This is one of the most misleading things in the
piano business as this book only gives long endorsements
on certain instruments that are paid for, it is simply a
The factories whose pianos
I sell do not do any of this scheme advertising
consequently only the name is mentioned in this
All of the makes of Pianos
I handle are sold strictly on their merit and not by
misrepresentation. It is not our way of making sales to
try to deceive the customer.
Keep these points in mind
when buying a piano and remember if you buy a piano with
a $500 write-up in the Buyers guide, that you are
the one who helps pay for it. I still sell the old
reliable German piano. - Adam Shaff
Chamber of Commerce on Friday announced its new
President/Economic Development Director, John
According to a
Chamber-released bio, Bode has much experience in
economic development and is a current member of
the Missouri Economic Development Council.
Fridays conference, Mornin Mail
editor H.J. Johnson asked if Bode had any
previous experience working with a Chamber of
Commerce and how he felt filling that role and
the role of Economic Development Director would
that although he hasnt ever worked for a
Chamber of Commerce, he has maintained
memberships with several Chambers throughout the
years. Bode said that he had been the owner of a
construction firm for approximately 14 years.
"I know what
its like to have your own business. I know
what its like to have to make payroll and
try to make the business profitable," said
Bode. "Its not like Im some
bureaucrat thats coming in thats
never looked at an employee or a payroll
Bode is slated to
begin duties with the Chamber on February 1,
2007. Currently the Chamber is under the
direction of Interim President Kenneth Johnson.
On December 15 of
2006 the Chamber hired Sandra Allison who was to
begin duties on January 2 of this year. However,
on December 21, 2006 Allison resigned from the
position due to concerns about her mothers
No Stench Detected on
Tomorrows the last
day to file for City Council.
Candidates so far:
1st Ward: Larry Ross
3rd Ward: Diane Sharits
4th Ward: Bill Welch
5th Ward: Dan Rife (incumbent,
appointed to fill the seat of Mayor Jim
Second ward incumbent Ronnie
Wells announced previously that he wouldnt
be runnin. If no one else files for second
ward, the Mayor will have to find a willin
candidate for the Council to approve. The
Citizens of that ward wont get much say
Candidates can file at City
Hall. Times out. Only $25 or 25
signatures. You can make a difference.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities Mall
Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
Keep the Heat On
Winter is no time
for a heater to suddenly conk out, so knowing the
steps to take before calling a professional --
and waiting for hours or days for a response --
can get the warm air back on quickly and safely.
If a heater is not
working, check the circuit box first -- a blown
fuse could be the culprit. If that checks out,
look at the thermostat to see if it has been
lowered or turned off; adjust it if necessary.
Next, check the heating systems emergency
switch, and turn it on if needed. If you have a
gas system, check the pilot light.
system may be out of fuel. Check the tank level
(many homeowners and professionals keep a long
stick, marked in feet and inches, near the tank;
dip the stick into the tank until it hits bottom
and check how high the stick is coated). If the
fuel level is fine, press the systems
safety relay button once. If the heat
doesnt come on, reset the burner motor
(press the switch located near the motor).
If your home uses
a hot water or steam (radiator) system, try
releasing trapped air from each radiator by
opening the air vent -- if there is one -- with a
screwdriver and keeping open until water shoots
out (careful, its hot). If using a steam
boiler system, check the water-level gauge. If
the water level is too low, turn the water supply
valve until the gauge rises to the correct level.
These steps can
correct a heating problem; if they dont,
you can relay the steps you took to the heating
repair professional when scheduling a visit.
Always stay safe
when checking the heating unit. If you smell a
strong odor of gas in the area, get everyone out
of the house and call the fire department
immediately. If standing water is next to an
electrical circuit, dont play around with
the circuits -- call a heating professional or an
electrician if necessary, and drain the water
from the area if possible.
HOME TIP: Increase
the efficiency of radiators by taping a sheet of
heavy aluminum foil to the wall behind each
radiator, reflective side out.
Send questions or
home-repair tips to email@example.com, or
write This Is a Hammer, c/o King Features Weekly
Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475.
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