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Monday, March 5, 2007 Volume XV, Number 182
Did Ya Know?... The
Family Literacy Center is selling Easter eggs to
benefit literacy in Carthage. Eggs are $3.00
each, Peanut Butter, Raspberry, Mint, Coconut,
Maple Nut. 417-358-5926 Call today to pick up
eggs at the Center, 706 Orchard, Carthage.
Did Ya Know?...
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance is still
available until April 17 at Northpark Mall,
Joplin. Inside the west Main Entrance across from
Congressman Roy Blunts office. Taxpayers
helped on a first come basis. Required documents
include Social Security Cards, income documents
(W-2s, 1099s, etc.) and bank
information if Direct Deposit refund is desired.
Free preparation is for individuals with low to
middle income. Most simple returns will be
prepared; exceptions include persons with rental
property, farm income and complicated Schedule
Ds. There are no age limitations.
They were a three piece band.
They only knew three pieces.
I know a three-fingered
pickpocket. He steals bowling balls. - Milton
Coward: One who in perilous
emergency thinks with his legs.
Its so foggy in San
Fransisco that on a clear day you can see the
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Will Make Headquarters
W.D. Baldwin, a cousin of
J.C. Tuttle, the implement dealer, and his two partners
Messrs. Shiplee & Green, arrived yesterday from
Neodesha, Kansas, and will make their headquarters here
while they work this city and the surrounding country for
a "kitchen grocery," a neat, metal cabinet for
all sorts of kitchen supplies.
Circuit Court News.
Ed Gill and Jess Beynet
pleaded guilty to a charge of grand larceny, and as they
are under 18 years of age their punishment was fixed at
confinement for two years in the state reformatory.
A.E. Elliott, et al vs
Matilda E. Ball mechanics lien, petition by
plaintiff for order to produce books and papers to be
used in trial. Subduces tecum for F.W. Steadley on behalf
of the plaintiff.
Ralph E. Ball vs Hiram U.
Ball, damage, dismissed for failure to file cost bond.
at McCune-Brooks Hospital is sponsoring an AARP
Driver Safety Class on March 8 and 9 in the
hospital conference room. The class will be held
from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Cost for the class is $10
and reservations are required. Call 417-359-2347
to make a reservation.
The AARP Driver
Safety Program is the nations first and
largest classroom refresher course for drivers
age 50 and older. The class has helped millions
of drivers remain safe on todays roads. The
eight-hour course is designed to help drivers:
driving skills and update knowledge of the rules
of the road;
normal age-related physical changes, and how to
adjust driving to allow for these changes;
traffic violations, crashes, and chances for
insurance discount. Auto insurance companies in
most states provide a multi-year discount to AARP
By taking the
course drivers can expect to learn about current
rules of the road, how to operate a vehicle more
safely, and some adjustments to common
age-related changes in vision, hearing and
reaction time. Topics will include:
proper following distance at all times
way to change lanes and make turns at
of medications on driving;
the effect of dangerous blind spots,
driver distractions such as eating, smoking and
cell phone use,
using safety belts, air bags and anti-lock
to monitor your own and others driving
skills and capabilities.
is an organization for persons 55 and older.
Golden Reflections offers informational programs,
social activities and is designed to assist
seniors stay healthy and active.
information contact the McCune-Brooks Hospital
Community Relations Department at 417.359.2452
March 5 through
March 9 is Literacy Awareness Week. The Family
Literacy Center of Carthage, 706 Orchard will
host several events throughout the week; Tuesday,
March 6 a Spelling Bee will be held at 6:30 p.m.
in the Light House, 912 N. Garrison. Wednesday,
March 7 will feature reading in the afternoon at
St. Anns School, Fairview and Pleasant
Valley schools. The annual meeting will be held
Thursday, March 8 with lunch at noon. Friday,
March 9 the Literacy Center will hold an Open
House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
No Stench Detected on
For most of us its
hard to imagine not bein able to read a
newspaper or our favorite magazine.
The Family Literacy Center has been
organized here in Carthage for over a decade and
has continually worked to help those who somehow
fell between the cracks in the readin
department. They have also taken on the task of
helpin folks who learn English as a second
language. Not only helpin with
readin, but with instruction on basic math
skills and day to day tasks of keepin a
For most of the year they work
along without much hype or attention. This week
the community has an opportunity to take a look
at the efforts and accomplishments of the
organization where all volunteers are greatly
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities
This Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
Glum Over Glue
Q: I have two
questions. First, we are going to take down some
old wall paneling from around the tub that was
glued to Gyprock with what looks like very good
glue. What, if anything, will remove this glue?
Second, can we put
(imitation) hardwood flooring on the cement floor
in the basement? -- Marvin H., via e-mail
A: Removing old
glue from the walls can be difficult for many
reasons, including how well it has adhered to the
Gyprock (paneling made up of a gypsum core
sheathed in linerboard).
youre dealing with is most likely a wet
area paneling adhesive (a polychloroprene
rubber-based sealant usually sold next to Gyprock
or Sheetrock products). Its designed to
form a flexible heat- and moisture-resistant bond
between the wall paneling and Gyprock in warm,
humid areas of the house, such as your bathroom.
So how do you
clean it off the plasterboard? Start with careful
steps, and then progress to tougher measures,
since the exact brand of adhesive isnt
First, try heating
the old glue with a hair dryer or a heat gun.
Bring the temperature above 140 degrees F, and
then try to gently scrape away the softened glue
with a putty knife, being careful not to tear the
doesnt work, a tougher measure is required.
Apply mineral spirits or petroleum jelly to the
glue, and let the solvents soak in for anywhere
from several hours to several days. Try an
adhesive remover as well, but make sure its
the right solvent for the right product (in this
case, wet area paneling adhesive). As with any
solvent, make sure the room is well-ventilated
throughout this process.
As to your second
question: Yes, its possible to install
imitation (laminate) hardwood flooring directly
over cement, but Id recommend against it.
Concrete is porous, so a thin (6 millimeter)
polyethylene film should be installed over the
floor as a vapor barrier to keep out moisture
that could cause mold and eventual warping. A
foam underlayment is also recommended, to reduce
installation, make sure that the concrete is
clean, dry and flat; fill in any indentations
greater than 3/16 inch with a leveling compound,
and smooth out ridges in the cement.
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