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Monday, July 23, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 25
Did Ya Know?... A Live
Changing Volunteer Training class will be held
Monday, July 30 and Tuesday, July 31 in the First
Assembly of God Church, 1605 S. Baker, Carthage
MO. Volunteer training brings: understanding of
Hospice dynamics and confidence in providing care
to hospice patients. For more info or to register
call Susan Hahne, 782-6811 or 417-592-2546.
Did Ya Know?... School
Supplies including backpacks, paper, pencils,
pens, glue stick, etc. will be accepted for the
"Tools for School" distribution program
through July 30th at the Salvation Army
headquarters, 125 E. Fairview.
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Shrine Club 19th Annual Tractor &
Pickup Pull will be held Friday, July 27th and
Saturday, July 28th north of Carthage on V
Highway (1/4 mi. E. of 571 Hwy, or 3/4 mi. W. of
96 Hwy.) Pull starts at 7:00 p.m. Tractors, 2
& 4 Wheel Drive Trucks, Antique Tractors.
Adults $8, 6-12 yrs. $2, under 6 Free. Proceeds
benefit the Carthage Shrine Club.
Have you any mustache brushes?
Im sorry, were out of those, sir, but
we have some nice eyebrow brushes, which Im
sure would serve your purpose.
I went to a restaurant - that
one across the street. You can eat dirt cheap.
Who wants to eat dirt?
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
The young ladies
missionary society of the First Methodist church spent
yesterday afternoon very pleasantly with Mrs. Fred Hodson
at her home on Jersey street, the gathering being called
an experience social.
Several months ago
twenty-two members of the society were each given a
nickel, and this meeting was for the purpose of hearing
what each person had made form her five cents and how she
had gone about earning it. A few had not increased their
nickel but nearly all had done so. One young lady, Miss
Sarah Sampson had earned two dollars on her five cents
capital. She did it by first investing in popcorn and
selling it and then by purchasing flour and other
necessities and selling cakes and pies to the neighbors.
Several resorted to cooking to earn money and other did
plain sewing. One young lady earned about a dollar by
dealing in spices.
The following news
release was received from Carthage Humane Society
Board Secretary Connie Shull;
Humane Society Board of Directors will be
electing at least 2 new board members at the next
board meeting. Any persons interested in serving
on the board of directors should attend the
meeting and be prepared to make a brief statement
as to why they would like to be on the board. The
next meeting will be held Thursday, July 26, 2007
at 6:30 p.m. in the Carthage City Hall.
Commissioner Tom Shelley has released an advisory
that the Street Department will be spraying for
mosquitoes Monday, July 23 through Friday, July
27th. Areas will be sprayed in the evening of the
day of regular trash pickup, between the hours of
8:00 p.m. and midnight. It is recommended that
citizens turn off attic or window fans when the
sprayer is in the immediate area.
During a recent
Public Works committee meeting, committee member
Dan Rife told Shelley that he had received calls
concerning high mosquito population in certain
areas, and asked if there was anything that could
be done. Shelley made note of the areas and said
that the department could try to spray the areas
twice. Shelley added that standing water and tall
grass contribute to a high mosquito population,
and recommended that if those conditions are
present that they be rectified additionally.
Used ta be, when things
broke, you could take em apart and get a
pretty good idea of what was wrong. Like a TV,
for instance. You could take out the tubes, put a
piece a maskin tape on em ta mark
where they went and take em down to the
corner drug store to test em.
Those 8mm movie projectors
could usually be figured out too. Keep a spare
bulb and drive belt around and you could almost
always keep the show goin.
These DVD players are a
different story. The mechanical part of the tray
that loads the disc is pretty complicated with
gears and gadgets goin here and there.
Beyond that, theres no tellin what
goes on in there. Theres this
"eye" and it moves while the disc spins
around, and somehow "reads" the disc.
No light bulb, no tubes, no luck.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities
This Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
Give Oil Stains
the Brush Off
Q: In a recent
column, a reader wrote in about an oil leak on
the floor of his shed. My experience was with a
rather large stain from a 1984 Ford Ranger on my
garage floor. I used the old-fashioned floor dry
found at the auto store. Sprinkle it on
liberally, and let it set for a week or two; it
will suck the oil right out of the cement. I have
no trouble with stains on my garage floor since
finding that solution.
The floor dry is
the blue clay, chunky style. I dont know if
the newfangled "fine-cut" stuff works
or not. Hope this works! -- Kevin N., via e-mail
A.: Thanks, Kevin!
Floor-Dry, as Kevin said above, can be found at
auto parts stores and equipment suppliers.
Its a clay-based absorbent sold in bags
that can be sprinkled over oil stains and swept
Q: The way I clean
oil drips and stains on concrete is to saturate
the stain with brake cleaner, then cover it with
kitty litter or a product called Oil-Dry. I let
it sit overnight, then sweep it up. Generally,
the stain is all gone with the first application.
For a persistent stain, I repeat the process with
a vigorous brooming of the absorbent material. --
Bob C., Colorado Springs, Colo.
A. Good stuff!
Thanks to my readers for looking out for each
other. Oil-Dry (or Oil-Dri) is a spill absorption
product, mostly sold as absorbent pads, found at
auto stores and equipment suppliers.
HOME TIP: Saturate
motor oil stains on clothing with dry-cleaning
solvent and blot away; the oil should rinse out
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