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Thursday, April 24, 2008 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?... Every 2
seconds someone needs blood. You can help, Give
Blood. Thursday, April 24 11:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
at Church of the Nazarene, Gymnasium, 2000 Grand,
Carthage, MO. Bring I.D. T-shirt to All
Presenting Donors! Call 1-800-GIVE LIFE for more
Did Ya Know?... A Guitar
Hero Tournament is being held at the Carthage
Junior High School Gymnasium at the corner of
River and Contennial, in Carthage, MO on
Saturday, April 26th. Registrations begins at 8
a.m. with Easy, Medium, Hard and Expert
divisions. For a small registration fee come and
enjoy this fun day. Prizes will be awarded in all
categories. All monies raised will benefit the
American Cancer Society, Relay For Life. For more
info or to register early call 417-310-0722 or
Did Ya Know?... Ray is
back, Country Gold Band, Dance at VFW 2590, April
26th, 8:00 - 12:00 p.m. $5.00 donation.
Did Ya Know?... The
Ninth Hour Gospel Group of Joplin will be at
Union Chapel Methodist Church, Sunday, April 27,
2008 at 2:30 p.m. The church is located 1/2 mile
north of Legget & Platt Corporate Office on
CR 180. The public is invited and encouraged to
attend. There will be a freewill offering. For
questions, call 358-5683.
"Ive changed my
"Thank Heaven! Does it
work any better now?"
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Traded Land for a
Dr. M. J. McClurg has
traded 80 acres of land near Saginaw to G. W. Ash, James
Luke and J. A. Mitchell for a 50-acre lease on the Regan
mining land just south of Carterville. It was a $1,600
The second story is nearly
completed on the brick addition to the Haven barn. This
building will be occupied by the carriage company.
Eastern Star Trolley
The O. E. S. will give a
trolley party to Joplin and return on Friday evening,
August 7. The car will leave the square at 7:40
oclock. Ice cream and cake will be served on the
car. Everyone invited.
Dont fail to see the
chariot race as shown at the Ben Hur lodge entertainment
at Johns hall tomorrow night.
New Faces In
Council met in a regular session on Tuesday and
accepted results of the April 8 Municipal
election. The old Council was adjourned after
finishing old business and approving the
appointment of new Carthage Police Chief Greg
Dagnan. Retiring Council members Cyndi Curry,
Mike Harris, Tom Flanigan and Bill Johnson
received plaques from the City for their service
as Council members.
Following a short
recess, new and reappointed Council members
Claude Newport, Larry Ross, John Studebaker,
Timothy Teed and Keith Hurlbut were sworn in and
the meeting reconvened. The new Council presented
a plaque honoring Carthage Police Lieutenant
Barry Duncan for filling the position of Interim
Police Chief since November of last year.
approved three resolutions preparing
for the proposed annexation of property into the
City. Councils Budget Ways and Means
Committee is in the process of reviewing a
proposed Economic Development sales tax that
would allow for the purchase of land for the
purpose of establishing a 300-plus acre
industrial park. The land is currently owned by
Americold Logistics. A public hearing for the
annexation will be held at the next Council
Plan Workshop Tonight.
Carthage are invited to Memorial Hall this
evening, April 24th at 7:00 p.m. to help
determine the future of Carthage during a
Comprehensive Plan Community Workshop.
The schedule of
events includes the presentation of a draft
Future Land Use Map. Participants will be asked
to help prioritize strategies and tools available
to the City.
Planning Works of
Kansas City, Missouri is in contract with the
City of Carthage to prepare a Comprehensive Plan
for the City and information gathered during the
Community Workshop is used in the process of
creating the plan.
The Planning Works
website contains further information about the
work that has already been completed, as well as
maps and a comment center. The address is www.ourplanningworks.com/Carthage
Ever notice that no matter how
organized ya try ta be, there always has to be
somethin that falls into the
"Miscellaneous" category. After a
while, most of us get enough miscellaneous of the
same type to create its own category. Like the
nail drawer or the glue box or the book shelf.
My grandparents had a roll top
desk that acted as the collection point for most
small miscellaneous items. I seldom got a look at
exactly what was there cause the roll top
was always in the down position. I sneaked a peak
a couple of times but was afraid to toll the top
all the way up for fear some miscellaneous thing
might fall out and hit my toe.
Ive always wanted a roll
top. I suppose the yearning is more from a
practical point of view rather than nostalgia.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
Click & Clack Talk Cars
By Tom & Ray Magliozzi
Dear Tom and Ray:
I have an 07 Chevy
Cobalt. I like the car, especially because
its red and has a spoiler. But it has an
annoying feature. It has a computer that tells
you various things, like your gas mileage,
temperature, coolant level, etc. It also tells
you your "oil life." But it never seems
to catch on that Ive already changed the
I change the oil, and the
light still tells me I need an oil change.
Ive changed the oil a dozen times or so
already, and yet the computer keeps saying
"change oil soon." OK, there are bigger
problems in the world, like war, disease and
pestilence, but this little beeping oil thing is
driving me crazy. - Barbara
TOM: Isnt it interesting
how you can get obsessed with something so
trivial? You have a little, tiny, insignificant
problem with an otherwise perfectly good car. But
once you notice it, you start to focus on it. And
then war, disease and too-tight underwear all
take a distant back seat.
RAY: Fortunately, this is an
easy one, Barbara. Theres a reset
procedure. Whoever is changing your oil
doesnt know how to perform the reset. If
youre going to a Pokey Lube-type place,
those guys change the oil on 1,000 different
types of cars a week, and they might not even
know your oil-life light needs to be reset - not
to mention knowing how to do it on your Cobalt.
TOM: This is going to sound
like Im pulling your leg, but Im not.
On this car, you turn your key to the
"on" position (without starting the
engine), and then press the gas pedal all the way
down three times within seven seconds. Next, turn
the key off, then start the engine. The light
should go off after a few seconds. You might have
to try it a few times to get it right. But
thats all you have to do.
RAY: And then, next time you go
to the Pokey Lube, when the guys finished
changing your oil, walk over and say, "Hey,
lemme show you something interesting."
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