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Thursday, February 21, 2008 Volume XVI,
Did Ya Know?... The
Edwin W. Wiggins Post #9 of the American Legion
and Auxiliary will meet TONIGHT in the Legion
Rooms of the Memorial Hall at 7:00 p.m. on the
21st of February for their regular monthly
meeting. All members are invited to attend.
Did Ya Know?... GIVE
BLOOD, The American Red Cross is hosting a blood
drive at the Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand,
Carthage, Thursday, Feb. 21 from 12:30pm to
6:00pm. Refreshments & T-shirts to All
Donors. Please bring your Donor Card or Photo
I.D.. For more info call 800-GIVE-LIFE.
Did Ya Know?... CHILI
FEED AND SILENT AUCTION. Feb. 22nd, 2008 5:30 -
8:00pm at First Christian Church Lighthouse
(Corner of Main and Chestnut). Adults $5.00
Children (6-13) $3.00 All you can Eat! There will
be over 300 items in the silent auction and all
proceeds to benefit Carthage FFA Students.
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.
FAMOUS LAST WORDS-
Of course theyre mushrooms. Toadstool come
to a point.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
An incident of the present
era of prosperity is that the dressmakers of Carthage are
unable to keep up with their orders. One dressmaker has,
it is said, 36 dresses to turn out between now and
H. M. Cornell left last
night on a business trip to St. Louis.
Honey and Tar.
Foley & Co., Chicago,
originated Honey and Tar as a throat and lung remedy, and
on account of the great merit and popularity of
Foleys Honey and Tar imitations are offered for the
genuine. Ask for Foleys Honey and Tar and refuse
any substitute offered as no other preparation will give
the same satisfaction. It is mildly laxative. It contains
no opiates and is safest for children and delicate
Wells Drug Co.
The City Council
Public Safety Committee met Tuesday evening and
discussed several grants.
Battalion Chief Roger Williams told the committee
that the Fire Department had been approved for a
Department of Homeland Security Grant in the
amount of $59,000 for the purpose of purchasing a
natural gas-powered generator and an industrial
clothes washing machine for washing fire
fighters bunkers. Williams said that the
grant was a 10 percent matching grant. The
committee agreed to discuss with City
Administrator Tom Short to see if a budget
amendment for the matching portion could be made
in this years budget.
Chief Barry Duncan spoke to the committee
concerning a grant received from the Community
Foundation of Southwest Missouri for up to
$2,000. Duncan recommended that the grant be
accepted and used for a laptop computer and
projector which could be used for training and
the D.A.R.E. program. The committee approved a
motion to forward the item to Council with a
recommendation to approve.
The committee also
agreed to forward to Council a recommendation to
approve a change that would allow the Carthage
Police Department to purchase handguns for
officers. Currently the Department does not
provide handguns or holsters and new officers
must buy their own. The current budget allots
$5,000 for the department to purchase an in-car
video system. Duncan had previously presented the
request to the Budget Committee and on Tuesday to
the Safety Committee that those funds be used to
begin the process of purchasing the guns for
officers. Duncan said that funding could still be
sought for the in-car video systems, but that he
felt the supply of firearms was a better use of
the funding. Duncan added that if all of the guns
used by the department were the same it would be
a benefit to all of the officers.
A bid was received
from OMB Police Supply in Kansas, which is the
only supplier of Glock 40 Caliber guns in the
midwest, and supplies glocks to the Highway
Patrol and many other agencies. Duncan said that
the guns could be purchased for $459 per gun, and
$99 per holster through this supplier. Duncan
added that by trading in a selection of older
guns that have been held by the department a
total of 13 guns and holsters could be purchased
this fiscal year.
discussed the request and agreed that it would be
in the best interest of the department to pursue
this option. The committee unanimously agreed to
forward a recommendation to City Council for
The committee also
approved a grant to the Police Department for a
free thermal imaging device from a federal
government agency. The grant includes the device
itself, in addition to training for one officer
in Chicago, airfare, lodging and meals and the
freight of the imaging device to Carthage at no
charge to the City. The committee approved a
motion to forward this item to Council as well
with a recommendation to approve.
Talked to a guy the other day
who was troubled. Said he was startin ta
think more like Jake everday. Im
still not for sure xactly what he meant,
but I dont think he was feelin too
good about it.
The fact is, most of us
dont have a lot ta say bout how we
look at things. Its a jolt ta most of us as
we ah, mature, how much we resemble our parents.
One lady said she looked in the
mirror one day and exclaimed, "My god,
its my mother."
Maybe what this feller was
worried about was some day hed see Jake in
the mirror. Believe me, that would make a lot a
fellers fraid ta get up in the mornin
and shave. Now ya know why I got whiskers.
I just ask one thing,
dont use me as an excuse for what
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
CLICK & CLACK TALK CARS
By Tom and Ray Magliozzi
Dear Tom and Ray:
I went to one of those
10-minute-oil-change places, and I got out of my
vehicle to watch the employee work on my car. He
began pumping oil into my engine from one of the
overhead hoses, and while he pumped the oil, he
started talking with his buddy who was servicing
the next car over. He didnt realize that
the oil hose had slipped out of the hole. He was
holding the trigger and spraying oil all over my
engine. When he realized his mistake, he
repositioned the hose back in the hole and
continued pumping oil. Once it was full, he
tightened the cap and tried to spray off the oil
with water. I was amazed and didnt know
what to say. He had gotten oil all over the valve
cover, on all the wiring, on the windshield and
more things that Im sure I dont know
yet. My question: Is it possible that I will
experience problems in the future as the oil
seeps into just about everything? And what should
I do to resolve the problem? Will an engine
detail be enough?- Alex
TOM: The windshield? Geez, he
really painted the thing, huh, Alex?
RAY: Actually, this happens a
lot. And while theres no danger of engine
parts being ruined by being covered in oil, there
is a slight fire danger. If oil were to pool on
the hot exhaust manifold, it could ignite. And
that would be very exciting, wouldnt it.
TOM: Thats why, when my
brother squirts oil all over someones
engine, he always cleans it off with a solvent.
RAY: Right. Its a pain in
the butt, but if we dont clean it up, the
oil will burn off and will smoke and smell bad,
and we will probably lose a customer.
TOM: You mean ANOTHER customer!
RAY: Right. So we clean it off
with a solvent rather than water, because a
solvent will actually WORK. Then well run
the engine to burn off anything we missed while
my brother stands by with twigs and marshmallows,
just in case.
TOM: So, having your engine
steamcleaned would be more than adequate, Alex.
And you should ask those guys to pay for it.
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