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Monday, June 18, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 1
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?...
Crossroads Chapter No. 41 will meet Tuesday
night, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Legion Rooms
of the Memorial Hall. The sons of Veterans can
now join the auxiliary of the DAV.
Did Ya Know?... Kelcey
Schlichting, a local blind 5th grader is a
finalist in the 7th annual National Braille
Challenge to be held in Los Angeles, June 22
& 23. An account has been established at SMB
bank to help raise funds for her transportation
and food on the trip. Donations can be made at
any SMB location.
Did Ya Know?... An
American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held
Thursday, June 21 from 1:30 to 7 p.m. and Friday,
June 22 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Church of
the Nazarene, 2000 Grand, Carthage. Enter to win
one of 2 - $500 Gas Cards. Donor Card or Photo ID
You cant go out hunting
without your pants!
Thats what Im hunting for.
On the infrequent occasions
when I have been called upon in a formal place to
play the bongo drums, the introducer never seems
to find it necessary to mention that I also do
theoretical physics. - Richard Feynman
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
His Arm Dislocated.
Henry Fulford Thrown
From a Wagon.
Henry Fulford, the son of
R. Fulford the tailor, was hurt on South Main street
about 3 oclock yesterday afternoon by being thrown
from a wagon.
He and a boy named
OBetz were driving along the street in a delivery
wagon when they met an electric car. The horse shied and
in the struggle that ensued young Fulford was thrown out
of the wagon and his arm dislocated. Dr. Ketcham dressed
the injury and he is now getting along nicely.
Graduated at State
Bert Kilburn returned home
yesterday from the state university at Columbia, having
graduated in the mechanical engineering department. He
will visit relatives here for two weeks, and then go to
Omaha, Neb., to take a lucrative position in the Union
Pacific shops there.
Tiny Cars In
Austin Bantam Car Club will hold their 44th
annual meeting in Carthage this week. Club
members and cars were expected to arrive over the
weekend from various locations as far away as
Texas and Colorado. Club hosts Royce and Margaret
Harber of Grandbury, Texas expect at least 30
cars to be present.
The show will
begin today at the Best Western Precious Moments
Hotel. Tuesdays events include a driving
tour around Carthage and a trip to Red Oak II.
The cars will be
readily available for viewing on Tuesday at
approximately 11:30 a.m. when they are to arrive
at the historic Carthage Courthouse square.
Permission has been granted to allow parking for
the cars on the inside sidewalk of the square.
Visitor Bureau Director Kate Massey has noted
that the cars should be visible throughout the
week, as this meeting also constitutes a
sightseeing vacation for many of the cars
According to a
news release from the Convention and
Visitors Bureau, the American Austin Car
Company was founded in 1929 to produce a car
based on the popular Austin 7 of England,
although the cars are dissimilar in many ways.
Weighing just 1200 lbs. with a wheel base of a
mere 75 inches the American Austins and Bantams
can rightly be said to be Americas first
compact or economy cars.
Example of American
Austin Bantam car, pictured in New York.
Dr. W. Russell
|A dedication ceremony
will be held at 12 noon on Monday, June
18 to honor the naming of a section of
Garrison Avenue for Dr. W. Russell Smith,
a prominent Carthage physician (now
retired). The ceremony will be held at
the Northwest corner of the new hospital
property. The section of the avenue
(previously 3125 S. Garrison) is in front
of the new McCune-Brooks Regional
Hospital and is to be designated Dr.
Russell Smith Way.
Dr. Smith joined the medical
staff at McCune-Brooks in June 1937. He
retired from active staff status in 1983.
He is a member of the honorary staff for
the hospital. The public is invited to
attend the dedication ceremony.
So far the weather this
year has provided folks quite a bit to complain
about. Had a pretty nasty winter lingerin
into January, plenty a rain and some hot days
with plenty of humidity.
Most seem ta take some pride in
the particular kind of weather in their region of
the world. Opens up all kinds of conversations.
Unpleasant weather allows us the chance ta get
into the topic of back in "my day" when
we really had rough weather. Nobody wants ta talk
much about the years when nothin big
happens. Folks just dont like it when
theres nothin ta complain about.
This will be one a those good
years. Plenty a bright spots for the cantankerous
cuss who needs somethin out of the ordinary
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities
This Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
Stain, Stain Go
Q: This spring I
discovered that the compressor I had stored in my
"garden shed" had sprung a leak in the
tank and there was a large oil stain (wet) on the
concrete floor. First I tried the "cat
litter" treatment, but that did not lift all
of the stain. Then I tried your idea of the
ready-mix concrete and let it sit 24 hours. Still
no removal. At wits end, I tried straight
application of Clorox! Still nothing! Have I
messed it up so much that now I am destined to
live with that stain? -- Larry M., Spokane, Wash.
A: Never give up,
Larry! Well, actually -- you might have to give
up, eventually, but there are still some
homegrown methods to try.
The bleach may
have made the problem worse, but considering that
its a large stain, maybe not.
serious chemicals, like muriatic acid, which
removes the top layer of concrete. Thats
more useful when cleaning and resurfacing an
entire floor or driveway.
Some folks swear
by common household agents to take care of
serious stains. In addition to kitty litter and
ready-mix concrete, Ive heard of using
WD-40 to "float out" the oil stain on
another oil-based liquid; spraying oven cleaner
(a degreaser) over the stain; or soaking sawdust
in white mineral spirits and covering the stain
for a couple of days. Whatever you try, test a
small section of the concrete first, and rinse
the chemical away completely before trying
purchasing a concrete cleaner from the
home-improvement store, or a heavy-duty degreaser
from an automotive or home-improvement store. You
still want to soak up as much oil as possible.
Then, rent a pressure washer, which can literally
drive the stain right out of the porous concrete.
HOME TIP: Always
test cleaning products or chemicals on a section
of stained concrete before going forward with
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