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Monday, January 29, 2007 Volume XV, Number
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Lions Club will hold a pancake feed on
Saturday, February 3, from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. in
the Carthage Memorial Hall. Golden Pancakes and
Sausage, Drink Included, $4.00.
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Recycling Drop Off Center is accepting
yard waste including branches free of charge
until February 2, in an effort to assist with the
cleanup after last weeks ice storms.
Additionally, yard waste may be placed for
collection with items for regular trash pickup.
Those branches must be no more than 4" in
diameter, cut to no more than 4 long and
bundled. Bundles are to weigh no more than 50
pounds. ID may be required.
Did Ya Know?... A
Bowling Round Up will be held to benefit Magic
Moments Riding Therapy on February 10 at Bowl
East, Rangeline in Joplin. Bowling starts at
1:00, check in at noon. Sponsors are wanted for
the event. Call Magic Moments at 417-325-4490 for
more information on signing up or sponsoring the
All I need to enjoy life are
the three "Ls". Love, Laughter
and hitting the Lottery.
I know a guy who was so boring,
the most excitement hes ever had in his
life was when he entered a fingernail-growing
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Only 40 People In Jail.
There are now only 40
prisoners in the Jasper county jail - men, women and all.
This is a very small enrollment, indeed for that
institution, but is a very comfortable situation for both
the inmates and the jailer, as the jail is usually so
crowded as to make existence, in it almost unbearable.
Miss Herrin Entertains.
Miss Kathryn Herrin
entertained five couples of her friends in a most
charming manner at her home in Cassil place last evening.
Music, hearts and social chat caused the time to pass
quickly, an elegant chafing dish supper winding up the
The Bonus Tempus club,
composed of jolly school girls, met with Miss Lulu
Ehlers, on South Maple street this afternoon.
There was a large
crowd of citizens, school students and employees
at the ground breaking for the new high school on
Friday. R-9 Board of Education President Tony
Diggs spoke, thanking those involved with the
planning of the new building. The High School
choir Soundwave sang the National Anthem prior to
breaking was conducted by several different
groups including the R-9 Board of Education, the
Carthage R-9 School District representatives, the
Sophomore class officers and the architect and
site work contractors.
Due to the recent
ice storms, the grounds where the High School is
to be built were wet but plywood and carpet was
laid over a gathering point so that spectators
could stay dry.
The High School is
slated to open in January of 2009.
The R-9 Board of Education preparing to dig
No Stench Detected Near the
There is probly not a
more accurate classic quotation that the one from
"Cool Hand Luke." Most will know what
it is without bein told, but for those
youngsters that happen ta be readin it is
"What we have here is a failure to
communicate." Nothin causes more
problems, litigation, divorces, and just down
right cantankerous attitudes than a failure to
understand whats really goin on.
Now the character in the movie
didnt mean that everone was gonna sit
down and discuss what was botherin em
of course. What he was sayin was folks just
werent payin attention to what he was
sayin. Ive heard its always a good
idea ta have the person youre talkin
to repeat what youve said just ta make sure
they understand. Course as they say,
theres always time ta fix what there
wasnt time ta do right the first time.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities
Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
Q: I am
trying to put plastic sheets across my windows to
keep the cold air from coming in. However, the
masking tape Im using will not stay put. It
just keeps peeling off the window frame. How can
I get this sheeting to stay up? -- George P.,
problems come to mind when trying to get masking
tape to stick. First, the surface of the frame
may not be too adherent -- a glossy paint may
resist masking tape, and a dirty or uneven
surface also presents difficulties. Second, the
surface temperature could prevent sticking. If
the room is chilly or the temperature around the
window frame is below 50 degrees, masking tape
might not stick very well.
Clean the surfaces
to which the tape will stick with soap and water,
and rinse. Wait for the outside temperatures to
rise above freezing, and if possible, for the sun
to shine directly on that side of the house, to
make the frames as warm as possible. Increase the
heat indoors temporarily to create some warmth,
too. For a quick heat-up, run a hair dryer along
the frame for a few seconds just before applying
Use the thinnest
plastic possible, so that the weight will not
drag the tape off.
is to purchase a different kind of tape, or a
window sealing kit. However, to ensure the best
adhesion, raise the temperature around the frame
even with the sealing-kit tape.
When the weather
improves, or during the warmer months, consider
replacing leaky windows and frames or, at the
very least, improving the weatherstripping
materials so that you dont have to use
plastic sheeting at all.
HOME TIP: To
unstick a stubborn window, place a two-by-four
against the bottom sash and tap gently with a
hammer; the window should lift more easily.
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