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Monday, July 9, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 15
Did Ya Know?... Spare
Cat Rescue will help pay for the spay or neuter
of your cat. Call for details. 417-358-6808.
Did Ya Know?... The 2nd
Annual Car & Bike Show originally scheduled
for June 30 was postponed due to inclement
weather. The show will now be held on Sunday,
July 15th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Carthage
First Nazareth Church, 2000 Grand Ave.
Did Ya Know?... A
"Freedom from Smoking" series will
begin July 12 at McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital.
$60.00 registration fee covers all materials, or
bring a friend and pay $45. Registration
required, call 359-2432
Did Ya Know?... The City
Council Budget Ways and Means Committee will meet
this evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers
of City Hall.
Is this fellow McFall all right
to take on a fishing trip?
Is he? Say, besides doing the
cooking, hell think up fishing stories for
the whole bunch.
Your uncle is a traveling
How can you tell?
I can tell by the bags under
How much are your twenty dollar
Ten dollars a foot.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
New picture books are
available in the childrens room of the library and
have proved quite an attraction to the children who have
drifted in this summer. The books are such as one can
spend a few minutes or an hour over, and will be kept in
the library all time for the little readers. The new ones
include: Babys Own Aesop, by Waller Crane; Ralph
Caldecotts Picture Book; Guess? by Bridgman; Peter
Newells Topsys and Turvys.
From Nearby Points.
Otto Rafferty has traded
his house and lots and seven and one half acres of land
to Mr. Roman for all his stock of dry goods and
groceries. The invoice will be made in a few days.
Miss Jessee Gilbert of
Waco who has been sick for the past month is getting
E. Fleener is building a
granary on the west side of his barn.
Summer displays at
the Powers Museum will feature a variety of
selections from the founding collection of the
museum given by the Marian Powers Winchester
Estate. Some of the items selected to be
displayed are visitor favorites such as the
historic quilts used by the Wright-Powers
families of Carthage ranging in date from the
late 1840s to the early 1940s. These will be
displayed through September 29.
Other items to be
displayed on a rotational basis during July 10
through October 6 will be artifacts never
displayed before in the museums nineteen
years of operation. Missouri Southern State
University intern Emily Cabrera has been working
with Museum Director/Curator Michelle Hansford in
researching such holdings within the Winchester
Estate including Iranian batiks, Japanese prints,
and other selected decorative accessories and art
works. While generally speaking these pieces do
not fall within the "local history"
mission of the museum, nonetheless, these items
were acquired during the travels of the Wright
and Powers families and graced their Carthage
homes. Many of the items were selected personally
by Marian Powers Winchester to be part of the
core collection of the Powers Museum once it was
established after her death. Other selections
ranging from historic books, documents,
photographs, travel souvenirs and other
decorative textiles and clothing in the founding
collection will be displayed later this summer as
they are processed within the context of an
ongoing collection management inventory and
storage re-configuration project, the first since
moving into the building almost 20 years ago. The
museum is seeking volunteers to help with the
updating of the collection computer records and
scan artifacts into digital files. Persons
interested in such work will be trained by the
museum in mid-July and can work on a flexible
schedule throughout the fall.
Also during July,
the museum is repeating its popular historic
storybook hour on Wednesdays during July. Stories
come from Mrs. Winchesters childhood books
and each session features some take-home activity
associated with the story. Storyhours will be
held on July 11, 18 and 25 and all presentations
will be at 11 a.m.
July 11 story hour
will focus on teddy bears and you will meet
Toots special teddy. Bring your teddy to
storyhour and he/she just might win a prize.
July 18 storyhour
will spotlight Robert Williams Woods nature
analogues on flowers, birds and other animals.
Coloring sheets adapted from his book will be
available to all attending.
July 25 storyhour
will revolve around play cooking and the
"Mary Frances" books. A special recipe
will be given to all participants.
Admission to the
museums displays and programs is free. The
museum is located at 1617 West Oak Street (Old
Route 66) on the west side of Carthage. Public
hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. For further information call 417-358-2667 or
consult the Powers Museums website at
Automobiles nowadays are being designed almost
totally for the function of creating less wind
resistance. Now some of the first
"bubble" cars didnt look that
stylish to me, but most now have taken that basic
design and are makin it stylish.
The big diesel rigs really started
changin once the function of gettin
better gas mileage became desirable, but pickup
designers evidently didnt figure mileage
was all that important cause they were the last
ta make radical changes. Maybe pickup truck
drivers wouldnt accept the new style as
readily. I hear that older style full-sized
pickups are demandin high prices at
I guess "functional"
people dont really care much about style,
they base their life-style on things that get the
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities
This Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
Knobs on Stove
Q: I have a huge
complaint about the burner controls on stoves,
and I havent seen any information on how to
fix it. Since my mid-40s, my vision has steadily
declined, and I need to wear strong glasses to
see. However, despite having a new eyeglass
prescription, I still cannot see the little
printed indicators that show which burner is
controlled by each knob! Is a stove available
with large-format indicators? If not, how can I
fix the indicators so that I can see them?
Thanks. -- Pat in Atlanta
A: A temporary fix
is to repaint the small red indicator dots in a
brighter color, like fluorescent yellow or pink.
Not much paint is needed for this, so pick up the
smallest can available. The paint department
manager at your local home-improvement store can
also guide you toward the right type and color.
To apply, use a small, pointed-tip artists
brush and place a dot of paint over the old color
on the indicator.
The paint dot may
not last too long, and youll need to redo
the dots every few months. It also doesnt
solve the problem of the indicator dots being too
small. I dont know if indicator stickers
are available that can be applied over the old
indicators, but you can contact an appliance
store to see if those are available.
The most expensive
option is to replace your stove with a new one
that features larger indicators. The biggest
benefit in this case is choice and safety: you
can pick out exactly which stove works best for
you, and select one with additional safety
features such as larger control knobs and burners
that shut off automatically.
HOME TIP: Stove
burner indicator guides can fade with frequent
scrubbing or be obscured by grease. Use a
nonabrasive cleaner and soft cloth to clean the
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