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Thursday, February 14, 2008 Volume XVI,
Did Ya Know?...
Stones Throw Dinner Theatre, Carthage, Mo.
will be hosting a special Valentines Day
Event on Thursday, Feb. 14th at the Theatre. In
addition to the play DIAL M FOR MURDER there will
be a very special menu and Roses and Candy for
the ladies. The price is $25.00 per person.
Seating is limited. For reservations call the
theatre at 417-358-9665 or 417-358-7268 or email
Did Ya Know?... Calling
all Cancer Survivors: All area Cancer Survivors
and their family are invited to a survivors
social February 15th from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at
Fairview Christian Church. There will be lots of
fun and entertainment. For more information call
Tracy Ackermanat 358-8131 X 3311.
Did Ya Know?... VFW Post
2590 Carthage Presents Classic country artist
"Lallie Bridges" from Branson, Mo
February 23. 8:00pm to 10:00pm. Tickets $4.00
each Doors Open @ 7:00 Come join the fun! For
more information call (417) 358-1657.
A little girl, sitting in
church watching a wedding, suddenly exclaimed:
"Mummy, has the lady
changed her mind?"
"What do you mean?"
the mother asked.
"Why," replied the
child, "she went up the aisle with one man
and came back with another."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
The election is over but
you can get as good results as ever by buying fuel from
Jones, the coal man, at the Pacific coal yards.
Call up phone No. 2.
John Bowen yesterday
bought of Nancy J. Stockton a lot at the southwest corner
of Orchard and Chestnut streets for $1,000. This lot is
500 by 200 feet.
We are now actively
engaged in making cucumber pickles and have employed Mr.
J. L. Hines to call on the farmers.
If you are pale, no
energy. no ambition, irritable, cross, ugly, take
Hollisters Rocky Mountain Tea, and see it
revitalize your whole system. It will do the business
thoroughly, 35 cents, tea or tablet. Sold by Post-Evans
Fresh kodak supplies. Post
No Smoking Rule
The Carthage City
Council met Tuesday evening in a regular session.
Council approved a park rule for the Fair Acres
Sports Complex which prohibits smoking beyond the
parking lot. Council member and Public Services
Committee chairman Claude Newport presented the
item to Council during committee reports.
Under the rule,
signs would be posted that designate where
smoking is not allowed, and if a person continues
smoking beyond that point they would be asked to
stop. If the offender does not stop smoking the
Police department may be called, who would ask
the offender to leave the premises. Trespassing
charges may be filed if the offender does not
comply. Newport added that the Little League
would pay for the signs.
Council member Tom
Flanigan asked who would be in charge of calling
the Police if someone broke the rule.
in charge?" asked Flanigan.
"Youre just going to have someone
there calling the cops?"
Alan Bull said that a League official would be
present and could be in charge of calling the
Mike Harris said that he had issues with the
rule. Harris said that he felt smoking was a
partial freedom, and that no rules had been made
prohibiting smoking anywhere else in the City.
with no smoking in the middle of a large pasture
doesnt make sense," said Harris.
Tom Short said that the request was originally
made to the Public Services Committee by Carthage
Little League President Jeff Jones, who felt that
smoking on the field set a bad example for the
children that play there.
The rule was
approved by a 6-3 vote. Those in favor included
Council members Claude Newport, Larry Ross, Bill
Fortune, Dan Rife, Bill Johnson and Diane
Sharits. Those opposed included Council members
Mike Harris, Cyndi Curry and Tom Flanigan.
The Council also
approved an ordinance removing the 65-year age
limit for City Police Officers, an ordinance
authorizing tax abatement incentives for
Schrieber Foods for construction and expansion of
existing facilities, and an ordinance approving a
settlement agreement with Sprint for back taxes.
Carthage has made its
first step into the "non-smokin"
arena. The sports arena that is. Three council
members opposed the ban on smokin at the
Fair Acres ball fields. Im not sure
bout all three, but I know two of em
are non-smokers. Their opposition was founded
more on personal freedom type issues from what I
hear. At least one I spoke with felt the new
policy was "slipped" by without much
chance for public input.
The Public Services Committee,
which oversees the parks system, does have the
authority to set policy for the parks. The item
was brought before the Council as a courtesy for
Council input. Some members felt the item shoulda
been on the agenda so citizens could also have a
say too. Well hear from citizens firsta
ball season I suppose.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
Click & Clack Talk Cars
By Tom & Ray Magliozzi
I recently had my 1994
Toyota Camry XLE in for a front exhaust leak. The
main symptom was a muffled noise coming from the
front. After the repair, I still heard the noise,
though not as bad. And call me crazy, but I feel
light-headed and dizzy, and I have a weird
feeling in my throat. Could they have done
something wrong with the repair and now carbon
monoxide is leaking into my car? Is there a way
to test for a carbon monoxide leak in the car?
TOM: Kelly, if youre
still alert and conscious by the time you read
this, go to a hardware store with your windows
rolled down, and buy a carbon monoxide (CO)
detector for your car.
RAY: For 20 bucks, you can get
a battery-powered one. Put it in your car, let
the car run for 10 minutes (without you in it),
and then check the reading. Im guessing
youve got CO.
TOM: Youve got all the
symptoms: Dizziness. Light-headedness. Writing to
me and my brother for advice!
RAY: Carbon monoxide is deadly
stuff, Kelly. Its also invisible, odorless
and tasteless. So the only way to know whether
its present is with a CO detector, or via
autopsy (were assuming you prefer the
TOM: The noise you were hearing
was exhaust escaping, under pressure, from a
cracked exhaust manifold under the hood. And
its certainly possible that your mechanic
botched the job. He may have been wrong about
where the leak was coming from, he could have
replaced your manifold with a used one that was
also cracked, or he may just be a moron, like my
RAY: Exactly! Were
everywhere, you know!
TOM: So get it back to him
right away. Like today. Like now. And leave all
the windows down when you drive it there. After
he fixes it, test it for CO again - right at his
shop, before you drive it away.
RAY: And when youre
convinced that your car is completely CO-Free,
take the detector you bought and give it a new
home in your bedroom, Kelly. Good luck. And
dont wait. Seriously.
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