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Monday, January 19, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 151

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... Curbside cleanup of fallen branches will continue through February 1. Limbs will be collected only from the City right-of-way, directly behind the curb line. No collections will be made from private property. Citizens wishing to have limbs removed are encouraged to move debris to the right-of-way. For more information call the Public Works Department at 237-7010.

Did Ya Know?... The Carthage Humane Society has a litter of adorable dust-colored kittens, 358-6402

today's laugh

"Speaking of animals remembering," said the elderly man, "when I was a boy I once gave a circus elephant a stick of striped candy."
"After that, whenever that circus was to parade in the town, the barbers had to take in their striped poles."

Judge: "What is the defendant’s reputation for veracity."
Witness: "Excellent, your honor. I’ve known him to admit that he’d been fishing all day and hadn’t got a single bite."

What makes the happy ending of some movies is the mere fact that they have ended.

A quartet is where all four think the other three can’t sing.

A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.

Got The Hooks Themselves.

A quartet of young men got very cleverly paid off in their own coin last Sunday evening while endeavoring to give the hooks to a couple of their young friends. The two boys had an engagement with a couple of their lady friends, and the quartet proposed to go in and sit them out. The six of them got along as well as could be expected till about 9 o’clock, when the victims of the attempted freeze out began to catch on. Presently one of them looked at his watch and proposed to the crowd that they go home. This was promptly accepted, and chuckling at the way they had broken up the two young men’s prearranged call, the quartet arose, put on their hats and marched out. Instead of staying with them the young man who had proposed going simply closed the door and locked it when he had gotten the intruders out of the house and he and his companion proceeded with their call as before. The laugh was on the quartet.


Today's Feature

McCune-Brooks Move Complete.

McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital completed its move to 3125 Dr. Russell Smith Way late last week when the first patient was transferred to the new hospital. On Thursday, January 17, the hospital transferred a total of 15 patients via ambulance, which took approximately 3 hours. The hospital is now accepting patients in its new location.

The Emergency Room has also completed its transfer and the blue directional "hospital" signs have been uncovered as well. The new building features outpatient surgery services and all-digital radiology. A child-birthing center is slated to open this summer.

A decommissioning ceremony was held last week for employees to bid farewell to the old hospital building, which has been used by the hospital for 75 years. The hospital, upon moving to its new location, is also celebrating its 100th anniversary.

An open house for the new EMS building will be held on January 23rd at 11:00 a.m. The new hospital may be located by going South on 71 Hwy. to the Fir Road/HH Highway exit, and going south on the outer road.

Just Jake Talkin'

Used ta be three basic hair cuts. Burr (natural), Flat top (Butch Wax), and long (Brylcream). Made things a lot easier on barbers I suppose. But I’ll bet the barber shops had a hay-day retrainin’ when the newer styles came along.

‘Course the big problem some have expressed with the Butch Wax was the girls couldn’t run their fingers through their fingers through their hair like the Brylcream commercials always talked about. Never figured that one out either, why that gal on the commercial liked ta get her hands all greasy like that. Bet she had trouble hangin’ on to her lipstick after that.

It was a catchy little phrase though, "a little dab’ll do ya." Seems like it otta fit into "Does eat oats" somewhere. Oh well, hair today, gone tomorrow.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Oldies & Oddities

This Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta

New Disposer Deposes Dishwasher

Q: Ever since a handyman installed a new disposer, I have been unable to use my dishwasher. The first time I turned on the dishwasher after the installation, water gushed everywhere. It looks like a hose wasn’t attached. I can’t get the handyman to return my calls. Can I fix this myself? -- Joyce P., Palm Bay, Fla.

A: It sounds like the handyman didn’t finish the job, all right. It is possible to attach the hose yourself, although you might want a strong helper to handle this task as it will require levering a few things in and out of place while working underneath the sink cabinet.

Disposers have an area to connect the dishwasher’s drain hose, called the dishwasher nipple. The sink is draining just fine, which means the plug is in place. Locate this nipple, but don’t do anything yet.

First, locate the dishwasher drain hose. Make sure it will reach the nipple on the disposer. If it is too short, you’ll need to replace the hose -- measure the distance between the hose connection on the dishwasher and the nipple, head for the home-improvement store, and pick up a hose that is a couple inches longer than that. If it is too long, the drain hose can be cut to the proper length using a hacksaw or tubing cutter.

Next, make sure the dishwasher drain hose can be properly secured -- it should have a metal hose clamp on the end that will go over the nipple; if not, the home improvement store will have one.

Now, you’re ready. Turn off power to the circuit controlling the disposer. Remove the plug in the nipple, using a screwdriver to pry it out. Slide the dishwasher drain hose completely over the nipple so that the end of the hose touches the disposer body. Tighten the metal hose clamp (use a Phillips head screwdriver and a pair of pliers to do this).

Turn the circuit back on. Run the dishwasher, keeping an eye on the drain hose. If you’re really unsure, place a bucket underneath the disposer to catch any leaking water. You may have to readjust the hose’s position or tighten the clamp, but as long as the plug isn’t still in the nipple you shouldn’t have any more problems. And you’ll have your dishwasher back.

HOME TIP: If your disposer doesn’t run when you turn it on, try pressing the reset button located on the bottom of the unit.

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