The Mornin' Mail is published daily Monday, July 13, 1998 Volume VII, Number 18

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . . The Kiwanis Club Kiddieland is open 2-6 each Saturday and Sunday. For groups or birthdays call 358-9472.

Did Ya Know?. . .Family Night at the Carthage Municipal Pool will be Tuesday night from 6:30 until 8:30. $2 per family.

today's laugh

Love - The feeling that makes a woman make a man make a fool of himself.

Luck - Example. A guy once stooped to pick up a house-shoe on the road and a car came along and knocked him over the fence into a field of four-leaf clovers.

Modern Age - When girls wear less on the street than their grandmothers did in bed.

Obesity - A surplus gone to waist.

Opportunity - A favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment.

Optimist - One who thinks humorists will some day run out of definitions of an optimist.

Orator - The fellow who’s always ready to lay down your life for his country.

Pants - Trousers’ country cousins.

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

Chautauqua Stockholders

The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Chautauqua assembly was held this morning at the Y.M.C.A. rooms. The president, Dr. Stewart, ruled that by the provisions of the charter the present board of directors should hold office for one year and therefore there should be no election till the next annual meeting, as the present board have only been in office about a month.

The question of Sunday opening was discussed but it was found that there is a contract on file with the organization which the present one succeeds, that the gates shall never be opened on Sunday, so upon the reading of that agreement the Sunday opening question was dropped.

A financial statement from the secretary showed a shortage of a bout $900 at the present time. A meeting of the stockholders will be called soon to decide how this indebtedness shall be dealt with.

  Today's Feature

Carthage Community Band To Perform.

The Carthage Community Band will present a summer concert Saturday, July 18 at 2:00 p.m. on the Jasper County Courthouse Lawn. Bring Lawn chairs.

Atentative schedule of selections include: The Star Spangled Banner, King COtton, Pretty Baby, Maple Leaf Rag, Walking Frog, Barton's Legions, Ol Man River, Under the Double Eagle, Marching Through Georgia, Beer Barrel Polka, God Bless America and others.

Band Members include residents from Southwest Kansas, Northwest Oklahoma as well as Carthage and Southwest Missouri.

This concert is presented in cooperation with Main Street Carthage, Inc. For additional information please call 358-4974.

Eggs and Issues Announced.

The Mornin' Mail will sponsor the July 31 Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues event. Candidates with opposition in the August 4 Primary will be invited to speak for two minutes on their choice of two out of Four topics: Why Running, Issues in General, Qualifications, or Primary Agenda.


Just Jake Talkin'

Now I don’t know all the story, but I have received a couple-three calls demanding to know why I called their phone number. The parties had the caller ID installed that keeps track of phone calls.

A couple of the offenses were simply wrong numbers that came from our establishment. One was a fax that number that was in error. I apologized for the trouble caused by these accidental intrusions into the privacy of these folks, but I have wondered since exactly why it was such a big deal.

Like I said, I don’t know if there was a reason for these folks to be so upset over the fact that we had called, maybe they were gettin’ some silly phone calls and wanted them stopped. What strikes me odd is the fact that now if a phone rings and nobody is there to hear it, it still doesn’t mean you are out of the woods.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Carthage Farm & Home Supply, Inc.

Weekly Column

The Super Handyman

by Al Carrell and Kelly Carrell
I have stripped the wallpaper from my kitchen wall, which I want to paint now. What do I need to do to the wall surface to make it smoother and ready for paint?

A: Most painted walls are less likely to show joints and other imperfections if they are textured, so we recommend texturing. It is pretty easy to do.

You can get a nice stippled effect by applying drywall compound with a short napped paint roller . There are some rollers made just for the chore.

There are many other ways to texture a wall. A wall coverings dealer should be able to give you other ideas, or you can check out decorating books at a library or bookstore.

Once you've textured the wall, you can prime and paint it.

If there are any stains on the wall now, cover them with white shellac or a sealing primer before texturing and painting.


Q: We had a burst pipe in the basement this past winter, and it caused a flood. Now we have a water mark about an inch up on the wooden paneling down there. Before investing in molding to put all the way around the room, is there a way to remove theses stains?

A: If the paneling is painted, spray on a primer coat that is made to seal in water spots and then repaint.

If the paneling has a finish such as varnish or lacquer, try buffing the water stain with a mild adbrasive that isn't dry.



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