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Monday, January 8, 2007 Volume XV, Number 142
Did Ya Know?... The
winter session of Wednesday morning preschool
storytimes will begin January 10, at 10 a.m. in
the Library Annex.
Did Ya Know?... McCune-Brooks
Hospital will hold a "Freedom From
Smoking" class beginning on January 11 in.
The eight week course provides a complete plan to
prepare to quit smoking, helps set a quit date
and provides techniques for coping with urges to
smoke and the various stresses of quitting. The
cost for the cessation program is $65 or $50 when
a friend enters as well. Call 359-2452 or
359-2432 for more information or to sign up.
I got some tartar-control
toothpaste a while back. Ive still got
tartar, but its under control. - Mitch
The Nazis wanted to take over
the world. The only idea terrorists have come up
with is: "Why dont we blow ourselves
up?" Thats good, thats really
good. You should do that. - Jerry Seinfeld
I put a new engine in my car
but I didnt take the old one out. Now my
car goes five hundred miles an hour. - Steven
When I was younger, I used to
have a photographic memory. Now it takes three
hours to develop. - Jerry Rubin
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Militiaman Returns to
Dr. C.Z. Kelso of Gage,
Okla., is visiting his brother-in -law, Conductor Ed
Palmer of the electric line at Webb City. Dr. Kelso was
formerly a resident of Nevada, Mo., and was at one time
prominently connected with the state militia. He is now
on his way to Nevada to make his home once more. He has
been living in Oklahoma some seven or eight years.
Good Horses and Mules
Henry Tangner Has a Good
Lot on Hand Ready to Go at Reasonable Figures.
For sale, fine lot of
horses and mules, including some fine drivers, some draft
horses, good brood mares, choice young mules and almost
anything demanded on the market. Will sell on reasonable
Maj. C.O. Harrington went
to Kansas City last night with a carload of young fat
cattle witch were shipped for market. Maj. Harrington
bought these cattle up last fall.
from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources
including Director Doyle Childers spoke to
Carthage and Jasper County representatives in the
Carthage Courthouse on Friday.
some of the priorities of DNR for the future,
which include the reducing the time it takes for
paperwork and permits to be completed,
readability and understandability of rules and
regulations, and a focus on the prevention of
A moderate crowd
was present and was allowed time to ask
questions. Carthage Mayor Jim Woestman reminded
Childers that there were still problems with odor
emissions from Renewable Environmental Solutions
(RES). Childers said that the department was
trying to "stay on top" of the
situation, adding that the most recent Notice of
Excess Emissions issued by DNR had been due to a
well break. Childers said that RES may never be
know how you could deal with that material in the
middle of a city and not have some smell
problems," said Childers.
were asked by the attendees of the meeting
concerning the effectiveness of DNR actions
Childers said that
he felt RES was making an honest effort to
no question that they have made major changes in
their operation," said Childers.
questioned the effectiveness of the
"scentometer" device used by DNR to
smell the air when complaints are filed.
Childers said he
though the scentometer was a "terrible"
instrument, but said its the best
instrument available at this time.
sponsor of the Carthage Stream Team which
conducts contamination level tests on Spring
River asked what authority would be required in
order to place signs near areas of water
contamination to caution against swimming.
Childers said that
DNR did not have the resources to begin posting
signs, and said that signs would likely be better
maintained if they were posted locally.
asked about the possibility of DNR assisting in
the purchase of supplies and testing equipment
for stream teams. Childers commended the work of
regional stream teams but said that the DNR
budget was not able to fund these projects.
A number of other
topics were touched on briefly from
Missouris recycling efforts to water
shortages and some other site specific areas of
environmental violations. The meeting was
scheduled to end at 2:15 p.m. but ran over and
was concluded at approximately 2:30. Childers
thanked the participants and left for
Springfield, MO where a 3:30 conference was
No Stench Detected on
A buddy a mine was
headin off for a fishin trip last
weekend. He didnt ask if I wanted ta go
along. Saved me tellin him I dont do
fishin in the middle of winter.
I dont mind a little
fishin ever now and then, but mostly I
enjoy just sittin on the bank. The
fishin part is just an excuse.
The scene I envision when
Im fishin is a warm breeze
comin across the water coolin off the
summer sun. Maybe even dozin off for an
Im not a big fan of
cleanin fish either, specially after a good
nap. So the fact of whether or not they are
bitin on a particular day isnt really
Sittin in the cold rain
waitin for a fish to bite just doesnt
fit the picture I have of an enjoyable getaway.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies and Oddities
Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
Stain, Stain Go
Q: I have two
questions. First, how do I clean red candle wax
from a beige carpet? Second, how do I clean the
wall paint from a hardwood floor? Thanks! -- Mimi
S., Santa Fe, N.M.
A: For your first
question, grab a butter knife or small putty
knife and carefully scrape away as much of the
excess wax from the carpet as possible. Be
careful not to dislodge or tear the carpet
fibers; if a particular glob of wax is too
difficult, just leave it for now.
Next, plug in a
clothes iron and turn it to its LOWEST setting.
This is extremely important -- nylon carpet
fibers will melt if the temperature is too high,
making the stain many times worse (and requiring
replacement of that piece of carpet). In fact,
you may want to test the iron on a hard-to-see
part of the carpet first.
Take two or three
paper towels and layer them on top of the
candle-wax stain. Gently iron over the towels
(turn off the steam setting), checking the stain
after each pass. Replace the towels as needed and
keep ironing. The warmth should melt the candle
wax, and the towels should soak it up. You may
need to repeat several times, being careful not
to scorch the carpet.
Now, to your
second question. Latex paint can often be scraped
up with a putty knife. Carefully ease the knife
under the edge of the paint stain, moving in the
same direction as the wood grain, and push the
paint up and away. Paint that has set into the
wood or that will not scrape up can be loosened
by dabbing on acetone (nail polish remover) with
a soft cloth, allowing that to sit for a minute,
then rubbing to remove the stain. When all else
fails, steel wool or sandpaper and a liberal dose
of elbow grease can get out deep-set stains.
A quick note: If
you are dealing with a stain on laminate, rather
than hardwood, do not scrape or sand the stain,
and do not use acetone or other solvents. Check
with the laminate manufacturer for advice on
getting the stain up.
HOME TIP: Lengthen
the life of hardwood floors by protecting them
from sunlight and standing water. Close the
curtains and clean spills promptly.
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