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Monday, November 5, 2007 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?...
Auditions for "A Christmas Story" will
be held Sunday, Nov. 4 at 7:00 p.m. and Monday,
Nov.5 at 7:00 p.m. at Stones Throw Theatre,
Carthage, MO. Needed are 7 males and 4 females,
ages 6 to 55+. There are additional parts for
children. The show is scheduled for Dec. 6-9 and
Dec. 13-16, 2007 It is to be directed by Sonya
Kew. For more information call 417-358-7268 or
Did Ya Know?... Carthage
City Council will meet Tuesday, November 13th at
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall. A
public hearing will be held during the meeting
seeking public input on an ordinance that would
legalize the discharge of fireworks within the
City limits on New Years Eve and the week
of July 4th.
Dad, what is an actor?
An actor? My son, and actor is a man who can walk
to the side of a stage, peer into the wings
filled with theatrical props, dirt and dust,
other actors, stagehands, old clothes, and other
claptraps and say; What a lovely view there is
from this window.
Ive found a great new
circus act - the friendship of a lion and a goat.
But doesnt that cause trouble?
Dont they quarrel sometimes?
Oh, yes, they have their little quarrels, but
then we buy a new goat.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A 10-year old boy named
Clark ran away from the farm of Owen Weeks, northwest of
town yesterday afternoon, and Mr. Weeks was in town today
looking for him.
He had put the boy at work
hoeing weeds and at supper time he had proved to have
jumped his job, taking $1.35 from a purse containing $8
of Mr. Weeks money.
Investigation shows that
he spent the stormy night at the home of Billy McDaniels,
a stone cutter, in town, and this morning asked Officer
Drake the way to Joplin. He took the next car for the
mining metropolis, and Mr. Weeks decided not to follow
him there. He evidently prefers hoeing his own row to
hoeing someone elses weeds.
The lad, an orphan, was
brought here from Duenweg by Mr. Weeks, who undertook to
raise him. Howard Gray is the boys guardian.
Lieutenant Barry Duncan has been named Interim
Police Chief according to Mayor Jim Woestman in
an announcement late last week.
Duncan has been
with the Carthage Police department for 30 years.
He was hired on December 23 of 1977. He was
promoted to Detective in 1980. In 1982 he was
promoted to Sergeant and then promoted to
Lieutenant in the same year.
current Police Chief, announced in October that
he would be leaving his position for an
opportunity to become Chief of Police in Sachse,
Texas. Veachs last day will be November
The City Council
Public Services committee will meet this evening
at 7:00 p.m. in the Parks Department Building at
Municipal Park. The committee is scheduled to
discuss the possibility of making the ball fields
at Fair Acres a non-smoking venue. The idea was
presented at the previous committee meeting by
Carthage Little League President Jeff Jones. The
committee decided that more research would need
to be done prior to recommending anything to City
The only way a system
can work to everones benefit is if we
all know whats goin on so we can get
past the stink.
Its kinda like the two
guys in the asylum, watchin the farmer
"What ya doin?"
one yelled to the farmer.
"Spreadin manure on
my strawberries," called back the farmer.
"And they think were
nuts," said one inmate to the other, "I
wonder if hes ever tried cream and
As youre readin the
Mornin Mail (while you enjoy your
strawberries, however you like em),
dont always assume that the folks
stirrin up the fertilizer are doin it
just cause they like the smell.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities
This Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
Q: I read in a
column of yours that home insulation should have
a "proper R-value." What does that
mean? -- Doris L., Pittsburgh
A: R-value refers
to the level of resistance to heat flow that
insulation -- from fiberglass attic insulation to
pipe wrap -- provides. Heat, of course, tends to
radiate outward and upward, and in the winter
especially, one wants to control how much of that
heat escapes from the home and the water supply.
So, when choosing
the type of insulation, the R-value is a more
important consideration than the thickness or
thinness of the insulating material. More is not
necessarily better when it comes to home
insulation. The R-value, the type of insulating
material and how it is used are the deciding
factors in effective insulation that keeps a home
comfortable and pushes energy costs down.
best R-value for your home? The first thing to
find out is the value required for your climate
zone. U.S. building codes require a minimum
R-value insulation for homes -- in most zones,
the value for, say, insulative wall sheathing is
The Oak Ridge
National Laboratory Building Envelope and
Materials Program offers a very informative Web
site with information on all types of home
insulation. Its fact sheet on insulation can be
Included in the HTML version of this fact sheet
is a handy calculator called Zip-Code, which
gives the recommended R-value for insulation --
and the estimated cost of installation --
depending on where you live, what part of the
house you need to insulate and what type of
heating system you use. Read through the contents
to learn about home insulation, the best ways to
install it and whether you can install certain
types of insulation yourself or should hire a
contractor to do the job.
HOME TIP: Quality
insulation materials have a clearly stated
R-value as well as details on the type of
material, how it should be used and safety
instructions. Check the labels before purchasing
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