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Thursday, July 17, 2008 Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?...
Saturday, July 19th, the Missouri Veterans Home
at Mt. Vernon will host their Fifth Annual Ride
for Freedom to raise funds for the Mt. Vernon
Veterans Home Assistance League Fund. For more
information, call Deann at 417-466-7103.
Did Ya Know?...July
23rd, 4 p.m. Relationship Center at McCune-Brooks
Regional Hospital. The Diabetes Support group
will have Deloris Vandegrift, RN, Nurse
Practioner speak on skin care. Refreshments and
recipes will be provided
My father always carries a
young horse pistol with him.
A young horse pistol?
Yeah, a colt.
Three men were repairing
telephone poles. A woman passed by in her car and
when she saw the men climbing the telephone
poles, she said: Look at those darn fools,
youd think I had never driven a car before.
Affectionate pie: The crusts
are stuck on each other.
I had a chance to make a
cleanup, to make a lot of money on the horse
race. I put a dollar on her head and a dollar on
her tail, bound to win no matter how she came in.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
WHEEL PASSES OVER HIS
James Kennedy, who works for Arthur
Thacker and lives on East Highland Avenue, was hurt in a
runaway on South Grant Street this morning. He was
driving the Thacker team of gray mules, which took fright
at an automobile and run up on a lawn near the Chestnut
Street corner. There they collided with a small wood shed
and turned it over. The wagon kept right-side-up but
Kennedy was thrown off and one wheel of the wagon passed
over his head.
The team was caught in the street
beyond and held, and it was found Kennedy was able to
walk to the office of Dr. Elizabeth Hall at 613 South
Grant Street where his head was dressed.
He had a bad scalp wound, and the
muscles of his neck were strained, but his injuries were
found not to be serious. He was taken home in a carriage
and someone else drove the team home.
The Powers Museum, 1617 W. Oak
Street, has several upcoming events beginning
tomorrow with a repeat of last years
popular Summer Storyhour Program. This program
features storybooks from Marian Powers
childhood (1905 to 1915) and toys from the Powers
At 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July
18 the storyhour will spotlight Robert Williams
Woods nature analogues on flowers, birds
and other animals. Coloring sheets adapted from
his books will be available to all attending.
The museum will hold a special
Sunday opening on July 20. As part of the
"Entertaining Carthage Through the
Years" exhibit, a silent movie originally
featured at the one of the local theaters will be
shown at 2:00 p.m. after a short presentation on
movie theatres in Carthages history. The
museum will open at 1:30 p.m. for this event.
Another storyhour will be
presented on July 25th at 11:00 a.m. featuring
play cooking and the "Mary Frances"
books. A special recipe will be given to all
participants during that presentation.
I think one of the biggest breakdowns
tween generations is being bored. I hear
frequently that a big problem with teenagers is
this state of mind. I can vaguely remember a time
or two when that thought may have crossed my
mind, but it never was a lingerin problem.
On the contrary, the "problem" I was
faced with has always been havin enough
time to do the stuff I thought was important at
the time. Course a lot of times that was
probly pretty borin stuff.
They say that a good portion of
bein happy is based on expectations. If you
expect to make a dollar and ya get two,
youre happy. If ya expect to make four and
only get two youre sad. Course
nowadays, if ya expect ta buy anything with two
dollars, youve lost touch with the
borin facts of reality.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Dear Tom and Ray:
I had my oil changed recently
and now have been told by my mechanic that the
oil change place stripped the oil plug and I need
a new oil pan. I have a Lexus RX 300. The oil
change people think they have adequately fixed it
by putting a larger plug in, but the Lexus dealer
tells me that is not adequate and I need a new
oil pan because it is a vital part of the care
and may leak again, especially with subsequent
oil changes. I dont know what to do. Help!
RAY: Id side with the
dealer in this case, Candace.
TOM: There are ways to
"patch up" a stripped oil pan. An
insert is probably what your oil change guy used.
RAY: There are different kinds
of inserts. There are inserts that cut new
threads into the pan, there are rubber drain
plugs that expand once theyre in the hole,
and there are self-tapping drain plugs that make
their own new, threaded hole in the oil pan.
TOM: Most of those will work.
RAY: Id have the Lexus
dealer replace the oil pan. You dont want
to have to worry about your oil leaking out and
your engine seizing.
TOM: Its going to be very
hard for you to demand that the oil-change place
pay for it. Oil pans usually get stripped over
time, particularly when mechanics overtighten the
plug instead of changing the gasket and being
judicious in tightening it.
RAY: Everyones afraid of
undertightening the oil plug, with good reason.
They tend to go too far in the other direction.
TOM: You can show them the
receipt for the oil pan and ask if they will
contribute toward the repair.
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