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Monday, January 22, 2007 Volume XV, Number
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.
Finance is the art of passing
currency from hand to hand until it finally
disappears. - Robert W. Sarnoff
France is the only country
where the money falls apart and you cant
tear the toilet paper. - Billy Wilder
A new study reveals that guests
on daytime talk shows are predominantly female.
Of course, most of them werent born that
way. - Conan OBrien
When I was a kid I asked my dad
if I could go ice skating. He told me to wait
until it gets warmer. - Rodney Dangerfield
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Young Man To Build A
Louis C. Stiffler, the
affable salesman at Ramsay Bros. dry goods store,
purchased yesterday of Harvey L. Slauson a lot on Olive
street for $390. Mr. Stiffler has let a contract to S.
Bistline for erecting a neat six-room cottage on the lot
to be finished within six weeks or two months. Mr.
Stiffler says he is building it "for rent."
Sale of Lehman Store.
H.J. Lehman yesterday sold
to Emmett Thomas his stock of dry goods, clothing, shoes,
jewelry, etc. Mrs. Lehman had a millinery stock in the
same room but this was not included in the sale.
Men Break Jail At
Stray Waddell and Joseph
Bush, two men under arrest for stealing overcoats, broke
jail at Galena yesterday afternoon in broad daylight and
made good their escape.
Some Made Other
Army, 125 East Fairview in Carthage, is
functioning as a shelter for those affected by
the recent storms. Late last week the Joplin
Memorial Hall closed. The hall was being used as
a Joplin shelter It was reported that the hall
had too few people utilizing it to continue
heating the large space. A transfer was arranged
and those willing were to be brought to the
Carthage Salvation Army.
Eight people of
those staying at Joplin expressed a wish to
transfer to Carthage, however some still made
alternative arrangements and only two were
scheduled to come to Carthage as of Friday
afternoon. Salvation Army Major William Everling
said that many people had decided to stay with
family or to rent hotel rooms.
The Salvation Army
can hold up to 30 people. No pets are allowed,
with the exception of service animals.
for the new Carthage High School that had been
scheduled for last Friday was cancelled on Friday
morning, due to inclement weather. The event has
been rescheduled for Friday, January 26th at 3:30
No Stench Detected on
Got another one a those
"Hello, this is Craig with
the Fraternal Order of Police here in
Carthage," the voice said.
"I didnt catch the
name," I replied.
"My name is Craig and
Im calling about....", he continued.
"What was the last
name," I asked.
"Showers," he said.
"Then you dont work
here in town," I said, havin been
knowin several of the local officers for
"No," he said,
"and Im not an officer. Its
illegal for police officers to solicit
Knowin there are several
local police activities I would rather donate to,
I declined to commit any money.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities
Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
Leaks Source Leads to Frustration
Q: In reading a
recent question regarding water leaks and
staining on the ceiling, I have been unable to
locate where the water is coming from that has
caused damage to my dining-room ceiling (there is
a bedroom above with no ceiling damage). Twice
after a heavy rain, it has leaked in the same
area of the dining-room ceiling. The first
contractor caulked an area outside where the
porch joins the house. Neighbors who have had
similar damage told me it was caused by a window
in the bedroom above, and I replaced all my
windows. Do I need a roofer or plumber to help
locate the source of the leak? -- Nancy V., via
A: Because the
leaks occur only after heavy rain, I would
recommend calling a roofer first to check all
possible entry points and look for damage both
atop and underneath the roof. Deteriorated
shingles, damaged flashing at the roof joints or
around chimneys or vent stacks, and other
hard-to-find but significant issues could be the
If the roofer
cant find the cause, or additional repairs
dont stop the leaks, contact a plumber to
check the runs throughout the house for any
to consider is a building or foundation
specialist. This may be a long shot, but if the
house has settled over several years or the
foundation has shifted slightly, small cracks or
warping in the walls or along door or window
frames may have occurred (hence the suggestion
from your neighbors to replace the windows). In
this case, the specialist will check the entire
As someone who is
constantly chasing little leaks that inexplicably
appear (and disappear for months at a time)
throughout the old home I live in, I feel for
you. Best of luck in resolving this issue.
HOME TIP: "In
the article on fixing ceiling damage, you said to
use a thin piece of plywood when making the
repair. The best thickness of plywood for this is
between one-eighth and one-quarter inch, to
provide a firm, lightweight backing for the
sheetrock." -- Terry, via e-mail
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