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Monday, October 15, 2007 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?... The
Lincoln Ladies will hold a membership drive
Monday, October 15th at 6:00 p.m. at 1469 Piper
Drive. For more info, call Joyce, 388-0398.
Did Ya Know?... A
benefit will be held for the Carthage Public
Library Development Foundation on Maple Leaf
afternoon, October 20 from 1 to 3 p.m in the
Library. A donation of $10 or more to the
Foundation will buy a signed copy of the book
"How Freddy Saved the Day," by Neosho
High School class of 63 graduate Adam
Did Ya Know?...
Crossroads Chapter #41 of the Disabled American
Veterans and Auxiliary will meet Tuesday, October
16th in the Legion Rooms of the Memorial Hall at
7:00 p.m. All members are invited to attend.
Improving His Residence.
The police say they caught you
after you broke into a cigar store?
Yes, but I was only trying to get a ten cent
Well, then why did you break open the cash
I was trying to put a dime in it.
Good morning, maam - dod
you offer a reward for the return of your little
Yes, did you find my little dog?
No, not yet, maam - but as I was just going
in search of him I thought you might let me have
a little of the reward on account.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
L.B. Campbell, of the firm
of Campbell-Wright, is improving his residence at the
corner of Poplar and McGregor streets. He is building a
two story addition at the rear, which space will be used
as kitchen room downstairs and bed room up stairs.
Also the dining room has
been enlarged by the removal of a partial wall, throwing
two rooms into one.
Choral Union Elects
The Choral Union held its
annual election of officers last evening preceding its
regular weekly rehearsal. Those elected were: Prof. W.L.
Calhoun, director; W.J. Sewall, president; Miss Jessie
Coddy, vice president; Walter McElroy, secretary; W.A.
Johnson, treasurer. The Union has done a successful
years work and continues with the unabated interest
of all members.
Red Oak II Art
Art mediums of all
kinds will be displayed at Red Oak II, located
just North of Old Route 66 (Now Hwy. 96) East of
Carthage on Kafir Road, between County Roads 120
and 130 on Saturday, October 20, 2007. This is
the seventh year of the fine art festival
sponsored by Art in the HeARTland, Inc., and will
be held from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There is no
admission fee and visitors may purchase original
art works, books and prints.
This is a
wonderful opportunity to discover Red Oak II
which is Lowell Davis recreation and
restoration of an early 20th century Missouri
town. The renowned artists, craftsmen and authors
included in the festival are: Lowell Davis, Bob
Tommey, Sean Shuster, April Davis, Joe Prater,
Jeanette Westbay, Jerry Ellis, Anabelle
Seeyle-Fuhr, Theresa Rankin, Doug Hall, Richard A
Thompson, Linda Simpson, Sheryl Hubbs, Kevin
Meyers, Kevin Guinn, Jack and Lee Ann Sours,
Jason Vickers, Joe Leiter, Hector Garciano, Becky
Golubski, Kim Graham, Lois Frickenschmidt, and
more. Some of the artists will be performing
demonstrations during the day.
The event is also
supported by Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority from
Missouri Southern State university and the
residents of Red Oak II.
by Joe Leiter, Jack and Lee Ann Sours, with sound
by Sharon Tatum and Randy Tucker will occur
throughout the event. Carriage rides by the
Giddyup Carriage Company will be available.
Beverages will be offered by Jims Bar of
The festival will
offer a unique opportunity for a "somewhere
in time experience" in the perfect October
setting of Red Oak II and a bonfire will end the
day. Along the way to or from the event travelers
might also wish to visit the White Rose Bed and
Breakfast Restaurant and Winery which is located
nearby on County Road 13- and Journey Road.
information contact Carol Klinginsmith at
Laughter Is the Best Medicine
featuring comedienne Marian Kelly will be hosted
by McCune-Brooks Hospital at 7:00 p.m. in the
Carthage High School Auditorium (714 South Main).
The event costs $7 per person/$12 per couple. For
reservations or for more information call
417-359-2452 or 417-359-5432
Mixer will be hosted by TCs Liquor Locker
& Smoke Shack from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. The
event is free to the public and will be held in
TCs Liquor Locker & Smoke Shack (321
East Airport). For more information call 358-3455
Leaf Gospel Sing will hosted by the Carthage
Ministerial Alliance in the Carthage High School
Auditorium (714 South Main) beginning at 7:00
p.m. A Love Offering will be collected. For more
information call 417-358-8896
MaZoos Liquor Wine & Beverage Tasting
will be hosted by MaZoos Liquor from 5:00
pm. -8:00 p.m. The event is FREE to the public
and will be held in MaZoos Liquor (2506
South Grand Avenue). For more information call
Minutes of Fame Lip-Sync Competition will be
sponsored by Grundys Body & Frame Shop
at 7:00 p.m. The event is FREE to the public and
will be held in the Carthage High School
Auditorium (714 South Main). Youth and Adult
Divisions, $100 First Place/$50 Second Place in
each division. Registration forms are available
at: Grundys Body & Frame Shop (140
North Main) and The Carthage Chamber Office (402
South Garrison). For more information call
Mornin Mail for more upcoming Maple Leaf
events throughout the week.
The 41st Annual
Maple Leaf Parade, sponsored by Leggett &
Platt, Inc. & Southwest Missouri Bank, will
be held Saturday, October 20th at 9:00 a.m.
starting on the Historic Carthage Square.
Actually turned on the furnace to knock off the
chill the other night. Course as we all
know, in these parts you cant count on
anything. Better not pull the air conditioner
But its at
least a sign that the summer worries are about
over. You know, the lawn mower, dandelions, bugs,
allergies, tomato plants, and all those projects
you put off last fall and promised yourself
youd get done this summer.
Now youve got more
important things to worry about. Just
gettin through all the advertisements for
rakes and weather strip and caulkin guns
and heat tape and antifreeze should be enough to
keep you busy well into November, when you can
begin to worry about antifreeze, snow shovels,
jumper cables, furnace filters, daylight savings,
cold medicine... theres always
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities
This Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
Tape, String or
Q: Your advice
about using string, putty and tape in plumbing is
a little off the mark. Those three products are
quite different, and are not interchangeable at
You use tape (or
pipe dope) to seal joints made between male
threads and female threads, such as pipe (with
male threads) threaded into a fitting (with
You use string for
packing. This goes around the stem of a faucet;
it does NOT go on threads. It gets compressed as
you tighten the packing nut, thereby making a
seal against the stem itself.
Putty is primarily
for sealing the rim of drains, and secondarily
for setting fixtures such as faucets and toilets.
It does NOT go on threads. -- Nick F., via e-mail
A: Thanks for the
Q: In your recent
column, you wrote that fruit flies can be found
in unclean drains. After much experience with the
little-known fly-in-the-drain syndrome, I can
tell you that fruit flies are NOT in your drain
-- its the sewer fly or drain fly.
We had a problem
when we first moved into our pre-Civil War house
with no basement. There was a leak in the sewer
pipe, which was leaking into the dirt crawl
space. ... In the spring when there is more rain,
sewer flies came into our downstairs bathroom in
Our insect man
knew exactly what they were; however, he took a
sample and sent some flies to the Rutgers
University insect department for positive
identification. Once the pipe was fixed and
bleach poured on the affected area, we
didnt have any more flies.
Here is a link to
a Web site concerning drain/sewer flies:
-- Nancy G.,
A: Many thanks,
Nancy, especially for the informative link.
HOME TIP: A
slip-on pencil eraser placed over the tip of a
caulking gun will keep the tip from drying out
and getting clogged between uses.
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