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Thursday, February 28, 2008 Volume XVI,
Did Ya Know?... 4th
Annual TRIVIA Night, Friday Feb 29th, doors open
at 5:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Auditorium. $100
per team, food & snacks incl., cash &
prizes to be awarded. For more info call Carthage
Chamber, ask for Amber at 358-2373.
Did Ya Know?... KIWANIS
PANCAKE DAY, Saturday, March 8th, 6am to 12:00pm
at the 1st United Methodist Church, 617 S Main
St, Carthage. All the pancakes you can eat. For
more info call 358-2577.
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Chamber is hosting a Business Expo at
the Memorial Hall, April 18th from 1:00PM-5:00PM
and April 19th from 9:00AM-5:00PM. There is
limited space so call Amber and register your
business at 358-2373.
Mother- "What did your
father say when he saw his broken pipe?"
Innocent- "Shall I leave out the
Mother- "Certainly, my dear."
Innocent- "Then I dont think he said
Teacher- "Tommy, where was
the Declaration of Independence signed?"
Tommy- "At the bottom, I guess."
"The teacher is mad.
Yesterday he told us that four and one makes
five, but today he told us that it was three and
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Several of the fishing parties which
went up the river to camp over Tuesday, returned early
yesterday, the cold wave making it too disagreeable in
camp to remain longer.
Everyone will be charmed with the
ladies quartette with bass solo in "The Holy
A party of young men who attended a
dance at Lakeside last night got left by the last car and
didnt go home till morning.
Get your buggy rubber aired by the
Turner Harness and Carriage Co.
Run down, broke down, all played out
feeling, cannot eat or sleep. Take Hollisters Rocky
Mountain Tea. See it reconstruct your entire body. 35
cents, tea or tablets. Sold by Post Evans Drug Co.
Giett Sworn In.
Council met Tuesday evening in a regular session.
It was the Carthage High Schools Student
Government Day and a number of students (listed
in Tuesdays Mornin Mail) sat in
with Council members and City officials and
helped conduct the meeting.
the Mayors appointment of Scott Giett to
take the place of resigned Ward I Council member
Larry Ross. Giett was sworn in following the
Several items were
approved including an ordinance authorizing an
agreement between the City and County Collector
Stephen Holt for the collection of City property
tax collection. Council also approved an
ordinance entering into an agreement with the
Adult Softball Program for the use of Hallam
Field in Municipal Park. There were no items of
new business on the agenda.
approved by voice vote a motion to accept a
re-appropriation of Carthage Police Department
funds for the purchase of Department issued
handguns for new officers, and a motion approving
a $30 fee per television drop-off at the upcoming
electronic waste receptacle to be located at the
Ive always tended to side
with nature. I havent seen anything yet
with the same ability to adapt and survive.
Now Im not what most
would call a nature freak. I dont go
round talkin to the lawn tryin
to make it grow better, and I dont imagine
corn cryin out when it comes to harvesting
time. I just have a healthy respect for things
that nature puts out that beat anything man has
come up with.
Like margarines battle
with butter, cheese foods battle with real
cheese, and all those "better than the real
thing" promises we hear bout.
I suppose that what some call
the battle with nature comes from the fact that
we have always felt uneasy with the fact that it
was somethin we didnt have much
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
Click & Clack Talk Cars
By Tom & Ray
Dear Tom and Ray:
There is a fluffy white/blue
deposit at the base of the positive-terminal post
of my battery. The service managers
explanation is: This is perfectly normal for a
sealed battery. When a battery is charged, gas
escapes from a small gap between the post and the
battery case and forms the deposit. The service
manager recommended "corrosion
treatment" for about $20. Are all batteries
designed this way? Is this corrosion treatment
worth it?- Art
RAY: We see a lot of batteries
with a little bit of corrosion at the terminals.
But if theres a lot of buildup there, it
could signal a problem.
TOM: Right. Batteries and
charging systems that are functioning properly
dont create mountains of whitish-blue crud
on battery terminals.
RAY: So you could pay this guy
$20 to take care of it for you. Or, if you
prefer, you can clean it up yourself. You just
mix up a cupful of baking soda and water, to the
consistency of watery pancake batter.
TOM: Then slather it all over
the terminals. It attacks the corrosion, and then
you wash it all off with a hose or a bucket of
RAY: We also use a spray you
can buy at an auto-parts store that coats the
clean terminals and prevents the corrosion from
coming back - kind of.
TOM: If theres something
wrong with your battery or charging system, the
corrosion will come back despite the spray. So,
then youll need to investigate.
RAY: The most likely culprit is
an alternator that overcharging - like we do all
the time at the shop - and causing your battery
TOM: So, Art, Id clean
off the terminals, re-secure the connections and
then keep an eye on it. And if the stuff comes
back in a couple of months, put the 20 bucks you
saved toward a complete charging-system check.
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