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Monday, September 24, 2007 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?... The Teen
Library at the Carthage Public Library contains
music CDs, laptops, graphic novels and the
gateway nominees for 2007-2008. Try out the new
X-Box 360 and Nintendo gaming stations and games
from 3:30 to 5:20 p.m. on Fridays and Saturday
mornings, 9:30 to Noon, during September. Funding
for the new equipment and collections made
possible by the Teen Spaces Grant through the
Federal Grant Program, Missouri State Library and
the Carthage Public Library.
Did Ya Know?... The
McCune-Brooks diaetes Support Group will meet
Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the
McCune-Brooks Hospital Dining Room. The topic is
"Pre Diabetes: Prevent and Protect
The other day I picked up a
horse that I thought could win in a walk.
And did it?
The other horses double-crossed it and outran
A kangaroo has a back pocket in
Thats called a pouch. Dont you know
what a pouch is?
Sure. Every night I sit on the
pouch in a rocking chair.
Most fish would be bigger if fishermens
arms were longer.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our
Dr. F.W. Flower, assisted
by Drs. Whitney and Burch performed a very important
surgical operation Wednesday on Mr. J.E. Embree, of
Opolis, Kas., who has been here several days for
treatment. Mr. Embree has suffered many months with
intense pain on the top and left side of his head,
accompanied by fever.
Dr. Flower finally decided
to make an incision over the seat of the pain and upon
raising the scalp it was discovered that the pain was
caused by dead bone or necrosis of the skull. This
extended through the skull to the membrane surrounding
the brain and quite an area had to be removed in three
pieces. The patient suffered some from nausea on account
of the anesthetics administered, but has been doing well
since the operation was performed.
Oscar and Ely Emerson
visited a couple of days with their uncle and aunt, Mr.
and Mrs. Trenner of Jasper.
Quilt Show -
The Powers Museum
of Carthage is preparing for the Maple Leaf Quilt
Show which will be displayed from October 10
through October 31. The show is sponsored by the
Four Corners Quilt Guild.
Those who are
interested in displaying a new or old quilt must
have it turned in by October 5 -6, from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Entry forms are available at the Powers
Museum, the Chamber of Commerce and on the
websites for both the museum and the chamber. The
public is encouraged to enter quilts in this
The Museum will
hold extended hours during the Maple Leaf Parade,
October 15-20, the museum will be open from 9:30
a.m. to 6 p.m. On October 21 the museum will be
open from noon to 5 p.m.
29th, visitors may request a showing of the 33
minute video "On the Trail of the First
Americans & Missouris Native American
Heritage" produced by the Missouri
Archaeological Society in 2001. This video is
available in honor of Missouri Archaeology Month,
visitors The film includes photographs, artwork
and the latest archaeological findings. It also
answers many questions about the arrival of the
first Americans and how their lifestyles changed
over the centuries.
The Museum staff
is also in the process of finishing an on-line
exhibit on Jasper Countys mining and
quarrying heritage. An announcement is to be made
about the display sometime within this week.
We expect an awful high standard of livin
round here and in most cases we have more
than most. But, thats why most of use stay
round these parts.
dont see anything wrong with expectin
the best, it keeps us all on our toes. Keeps
those little things that are real important to us
all from slippin away. If we have ta put a
little fuss ever now and then ta keep our
standards high, so be it.
Family, friends and good health
probly fit at the top of the list for most
of us, but Id like ta mention that those
things can be enhanced if they all fit into a
community that holds those values high and
strives to maintain them. With all the talk about
lack of family values, its good to see that
folks in this part of the country still know
whats really important.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities
This Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
Lawn Mower to Bed
Q: In one of your
winter-preparation columns last year, you
mentioned storing lawn mowers and removing the
spark plug. Why do that, and what else is
involved in storing a mower for the winter? --
Pauline S., via e-mail
A: Removing the
spark plug keeps the mower from starting up as
you go through the task of storing it away for
the winter. The mowers exterior should be
clean and free of grass clippings and dirt, while
the motor interior should be protected by a
coating of oil.
Storing a lawn
mower properly will increase its lifespan while
maintaining its efficiency. As soon as the
grass-cutting season is over, take the following
steps to put your mower to bed for the winter:
mower in a well-ventilated area.
spark plug in for the moment, drain the gas from
the mower tank into an approved fuel container.
engine for a few seconds to burn off any
remaining gas, then turn it off and remove the
little oil into the cylinder, then pull the
starter cord a few times to distribute the oil
evenly. (After this, you can either replace the
spark plug, or tape it on the side of the mower
to replace next spring.)
oil from the crankcase.
Once the motor is
dealt with, use a hose to spray grass and dirt
away from the underside of the lawn mower. This
is a good time to remove the mower blades, clean
and sharpen them. Let the mower dry out
completely before storing in a dry,
HOME TIP: A dirty
spark plug leads to inefficient combustion and
poor performance from a lawn mower. Clean the tip
of the spark plug at least once a season, or
replace the plug.
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