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Monday, May 12, 2007 Volume XV, Number 232
Did Ya Know?... There
will be a final meeting for the Team Captains of
the Carthage Relay For Life on Monday, May 14, at
5:30 pm at Ulmers Community Room, with a
meeting of the Planning Committee following at
Did Ya Know?... A
Knights of Pythias Fish Fry will be held Tuesday,
May 15. Family Night. Social Hour at 6 p.m., Meal
at 6:30 p.m.
Did Ya Know?... Advanced
tickets for the June 8 Faris Family Concert are
available at the Powers Museum and Oldies and
Oddities Mall on the Square. Tickets are $7 or
adults, under 12 free.
Did Ya Know?... The
"Emma Sanders Memorial Fund" has been
established at Southwest Missouri Bank by friends
of the Sanders family. This is to give those
showing concern for the family an opportunity to
help. Contributions to the fund can be made at
any Southwest Missouri Bank.
My aunt is coming over with her
baby - its just three weeks old.
Whats its name?
I dont know. I cant understand a word
You say you have a hunting
Yes, this one Im wearing.
Thats not a hunting suit.
My brother is hunting for it.
Are you going to the big ball
No, Ill be out of town.
I didnt get invited either.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Home from California.
Mr. and Mrs. Julius
Roessler and little daughter Leila and Mr.
Roesslers brother Lewis Roessler, wife and boy of
Pittsburg, Pa., arrived here this morning from their trip
to California. They report a delightful sojourn in the
father, R. Roessler and Misses Laura and Pauline are at
Los Angeles, where they are in fine health and doing
well, Mr. Roessler having been very successful in a
number of real estate transactions.
Dr. Kemper at Lamar.
The Lamar Democrat says of
a Carthage minister: "Dr. J. F. Kemper of Carthage
spoke at the Baptist church last night. He gave a very
instructive history of the book of Ephesians. Those
present were greatly benefited by his able manner in
presenting the wonderful teachings of the book."
persons are invited to a free seminar conducted
by Travis Ford, Consumer Education Coordinator
from Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixons
office. The event will be held May 15th at 7:00
p.m. at St. Lukes Nursing Center, 1220 E.
As a consumer
protection expert, Mr. Ford will be providing
information to assist citizens in avoiding scams
and rip-offs, how to protect your personal data
and spot identity theft early if it strikes.
information contact Sue Joslen, administrator at
358-9084. Refreshments will be served.
The City Council
Budget Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to
meet this evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Council
Chambers of City Hall to continue its work on the
Fiscal year 2008 Budget. City Administrator Tom
Short reported recently that the first round of
budget cuts, made during the April 26th committee
meeting, has resulted in cuts totalling
approximately $300,000. These cuts were primarily
made to the City departments capital
improvements lists. The meeting is open to the
In almost ever
game devised by man, there is a time to take a
move that is "safe."
In pool, for instance, when a
player is in the position that they cant
make a clean shot, they try to at least take a
shot that leaves the opponent with the least
favorable placement possible.
In chess there are many moves
that are made strictly to ward off the opponent.
In football, they punt. In
basketball they stall (or at least they used to.)
In baseball ya walk the batter. In tennis ya lob.
In golf, er, ya wait around for someone with less
ability to play with. Well, maybe there are some
exceptions. But where it does apply, its an
accepted part of the game and when appropriate,
is considered good strategy. Good players know
when to do it and how to make it work to their
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities
This Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
Check Heating System
Q: In your
response to the homeowner who was experiencing
sticky wood surfaces and sagging floors, you
stated that high humidity could be the reason,
and that several factors could cause the
humidity, such as blocked attic vents. Your piece
did mention heating equipment (such as heat/hot
water boilers) as a possible source, but not
situation could also be caused by infiltration of
exhaust gases from heating equipment into the
living areas. This can cause deadly dangerous
conditions, particularly to sleeping persons.
A friend of mine
had a similar moisture situation 20 years ago in
a house he purchased. The professionals he hired
couldnt find the cause. Eventually, he
located it himself: Critters nesting in his
chimney had blocked the exiting gases, causing
them to back up into his home. Additionally, in
cold climates, snow can block exhaust vents;
building specifications in the Northeast were
only recently changed to prevent this kind of
Another danger I
believe needs attention is crumbling chimney
stacks. In the Northeast, many "oil
burners" have been converted to gas. These
gas heaters are routinely hooked up to the
pre-existing brick chimneys. Gas exhaust is
cleaner, but more chemically corrosive and
"wetter" than oil exhaust. It also
condenses earlier than oil exhaust, leaving
chemical deposits on the upper half of the
chimney that break down the mortar and bricks
and debris-blocked chimneys are just two among a
litany of "quiet" problems that can
develop in any home. I hope these are worth
considering. -- Rich L., Quincy, Mass.
A: They are
definitely worth considering! Rich, thank you for
bringing this potentially life-saving information
HOME TIP: Summer
is a good time to schedule a chimney inspection
and cleaning -- a maintenance item that should be
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