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Thursday, April 3, 2008 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?... Carthage
Class of 1963 is looking for the current
addresses of the following classmates. Ron
Carter, Harriet Gregory Nichols, Steve Hubbard,
Sara Hutchins Hensley, Mike Landers, Linda
Lingenfelter Swigert, Jim Melugin, Marilyn Morgan
Stafford, Kenneth L Parker, Virginia Ross Jason,
Vicki Roux Patterson, Van Spry, Donna Williamson
Osborne & David Wofford. Our 45th Reunion is
June 20 & 21, 2008. Please contact Pat Ashby
Doubet at 417-358-7065 or 12515 Delta Ln.,
Carthage, MO 64836.
Did Ya Know?... Relay
For Life April 8th meeting will be held at the
First Christian Church, 800 S. Main in the
basement. The Committee meeting is at 5:30 and
Team captain meeting is at 6:30.
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Chamber is hosting a Small Business Expo
at the Memorial Hall, April 18th from
1:00PM-6:00PM and April 19th from 9:00AM-3:00PM.
Call Amber to register, 358-2373.
Baldness is one way of gaining
Im real brave. I never
run away from the enemy. Of course, I do some
real fast standing still.
Woman has only two views of a
secret. Either its too good to keep or it
isnt worth keeping.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Bought a Blacksmith
Charles Ozlas, who
recently moved here from Iowa has bought the Metcalf
brothers blacksmith shop on West Fourth street. The
Metcalfs will remain with Mr. Ozlas for a time.
St. Paul, Minneapolis
and Duluth Via Chicago and Northwestern Railway.
Four magnificent fast
daily trains from Chicago to St. Paul and Minneapolis and
two to Superior and Duluth. The electric lighted
Northwestern Limited and Duluth-Superior Limited to the
Head-Of-The-Lakes, include all that skill and liberal
expenditure can provide for comfortable and luxurious
travel. Beginning June 1, round trip summer tourist
tickets will be on sale daily from Chicago at the rate of
$16.00 round trip to St. Paul and Minneapolis and $20.00
round trip to Superior and Duluth, with correspondingly
low rates from all points. For full information apply to
your nearest agent or address A. L. Fisher, Trav. Agt.
823 Main St, Kansas City, MO.
Police Department on Wednesday afternoon
announced the promotion of Officer Randee Kaiser
to the rank of Captain, effective Monday, April
Kaiser joined the
department in 1995 as a patrolman, according to
the Department news release. He served as a
detective in the Jasper County Drug Task Force;
as a patrol sergeant and is currently the lead
investigator in charge of the Detective Division.
Chief Barry Duncan noted that the Captain will
work closely with the new Police Chief, when that
position is filled.
The City Council
Public Works Committee during its regular meeting
this week discussed with Public Works Director
Chad Wampler the need for fencing at the City
recycling center. Wampler told the committee that
a new subdivision is being built near the center,
which will allow access between the two
properties. Wampler said that a 400" fence
along the east side of the landfill would provide
more security. The committee agreed that the
fence would be appropriate, and recommended that
bids be sent contingent on the availability of
Most farmers and ranchers
Ive run into are pretty headstrong when it
comes ta askin for help, especially when
they know they could use a little.
Theres nothin draws
a bunch a isolated farmers together like smoke on
the horizon. They know when its
burnin season, and the thought of a prairie
fire ragin uncontrolled is a threat to
Its pretty amazin
to watch a group of untrained farmers put out a
grass fire. Some pull up with water tanks on
their pickups, others come with shovels or burlap
bags. Each seems ta know his role and gets to it
without any proddin from a straw boss.
Even hours after the last has
left, youll see concerned individuals
drivin round the area checkin ta make
sure everthings all right.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
& Clack Talk Cars
By Tom & Ray
I just read
an article on winter driving, and I want to make
sure I understand what is meant when they say,
"Turn into the direction of the skid."
If the front of our car is veering right, it
means the rear is going left, so which direction
are you skidding in - right or left? I want to
make sure I understand where Im supposed to
turn my steering wheel. It seems that if my front
is veering right, and I turn my steering wheel to
the right, Id just end up making a circle.
Please clarify. - Sylvia.
TOM: If the car starts to
slide, and the front of the car is pointing to
the right of where its supposed to be
pointing and the back end of the vehicle is
moving to the left, thats usually referred
to as skidding to the left. In that case, Sylvia,
you would turn the steering wheel to the left to
try to straighten out.
RAY: Think about it this way.
Lets say you plopped your car down on the
face of the clock. The front of the car is
pointed at the 12, and the back of the car is
pointed to the 6. Youre going straight down
the road, and all is right with the world.
TOM: Now, suppose, all of a
sudden, the front of your car is pointing to the
2. How would you get the car pointed straight
again? Youd turn left, wouldnt you?
Youre pointing at the 2, and you want to
point to the 12, so you turn left. Thats
turning into the skid.
RAY: If the car was suddenly
pointing to the 10, and you wanted to be pointing
toward the 12, youd turn the wheel to the
right, right? Right.
TOM: But even if you understand
the theory, its best to practice the
technique before you have to use it. So if
theres a snowstorm and you can find a big,
empty parking lot (note: light poles dont
count as empty), go out and, at a reasonably slow
speed, cut the wheel sharply and put the car into
a skid, then try to steer out of it. Or better
yet, Sylvia, make sure your next car has
electronic stability control.
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