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Thursday, July 31, 2008 Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?...Aug 2nd,
the Friends of the Carthage Public Library will
hold their monthly used book sale from 8 am to
noon at the Library Annex, 510 S Garrison Ave.
Did Ya Know?... August
9th, Carver/Stones Throw Theater Fundraiser
Event, 7 p.m. Paxton Williams will perform
"Listening to the Still Small Voice: The
Story of George Washington Carver. Call Betty for
reservations at 417-358-7268.
What business are you in?
The food business.
The eating part.
My uncle owns ten gasoline
stations and not one of them has a roof.
Whats the idea?
Are you a nautical?
What did you say?
I said, are you nautical?
Well, I have my moments.
My girlfriend was furious with
Whats the matter?
I was an hour late and she had been ready for at
least fifteen minutes
Shes a model, models
lingerie. Sort of a model of the undie world.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
PUBLIC MEETING TONIGHT.
Citizens of Carthage: The
Commercial Club and board of trustees have called a
public mass meeting for tonight, at 8 oclock, in
division No. 1 of the court house, to determine what
shall be done toward securing the #20,000 for the
endowment of Carthage Collegiate Institute. Upon this
depends the securing of the new boarding hall to be
erected by Mr. Wilson. And upon the securing of both
depends the continuance of the school.
The institution has been
maintained for many years under the great handicap of the
lack of sufficient building room and a dependable income
outside of tuitions. The end of such a struggle is at
hand. Unless the proposed amounts are secured at once
there is but one course possible, that of a final closing
of its work.
There has been a steady
effort to arrange the courses of the institution upon a
college basis, and two years of college work have already
been included in the curriculum. It is proposed to
provide the full college course and maintain strong
departments of music, art, elocution and domestic
science, and to specialize the work, making it for young
ladies, exclusively. This will be possible only under the
condition that the proposed "Elizabeth Wilson
Memorial Hall" and the endowment fund are provided
"crisis" has appeared often in connection with
the present situation. It is often impossible to impress
the real seriousness of a matter, until it is too late
for action. Let it be understood, then, that there is
nothing uncertain about this being a crisis.
Police Department is preparing for the 31st
Annual Marian Days celebration, which is to be
held August 6 through 10 at the Congregation of
the Mother Co-Redemptrix campus on Grand Street
The event calls in
help from the Jasper County Sheriff, Joplin
Police Department, Webb City Police Department,
Carl Junction Police Department and a number of
investigators from different states, all of whom
coordinate with the Carthage Police Department.
The FBI will also be present at the event for
In addition to
man-power the Department relies on a mobile
command center for coordinating the efforts of
the officers. The command center is used for
communication between officers and also utilizes
video surveillance of the grounds. The department
plans to retrieve and bring the command center to
Carthage on Friday of this week.
preparations are going very well," said
Carthage Police Chief Greg Dagnan.
"Everything is right on schedule."
scheduled to be placed on Grand Street in front
of the campus on Wednesday, August 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Marian Days brings
between 60,000 and 70,000 Vietnamese Catholics to
Carthage each year for a celebration of religion,
family, and faith.
Two can live as cheaply as one,
the old sayin goes, as long as one
I see on several fronts that
there is somewhat of a movement afloat for folks
to not be afflicted by what they are callin
One article I happened upon
made note of the difference in lifestyle that
makes the two income family a necessity. The
comparison was the average house of the
fiftys. Around 1,100 square feet, no air
conditioning, maybe a one car garage. Today the
average size has raised to nearly 2,000 square
feet with all the extras. Course if ya go
back to the days this area was bein
settled, the whole family typically worked the
farm. Havin only two workers in the family
would have been a real luxury.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
& Clack Talk Cars
By Tom & Ray Magliozzi
Dear Tom and Ray:
I was coming home from bowling
the other night, and I passed my buddy going down
the road. We stopped and started talking when all
of a sudden he asked me, "What the heck is
that?" I looked up at my engine, and it was
either steaming or smoking. Upon looking under
the hood, you could definitely smell antifreeze
burning, and the smoke was doming from the
radiator. Do you think that I have a bad radiator
and need to replace the entire thing? Now there
is antifreeze coming from under the car, so
someone told me to put Bars Leaks in the
radiator. I have a 1991 Pontiac 6000 V6. Thanks,
RAY: Id start by checking
the simple stuff first. The thing Id
suspect first would be the cooling fan.
TOM: If your cooling fan bit
the dust at some point, like 1998 or last week,
you might not have noticed because as long as
youre moving, air is flowing through the
radiator and helping to cool the engine.
RAY: Its only when you
stop, say, at a railroad crossing, to let a 200
car freight train go by, or to chat with your
buddy, that you really need the cooling fan to
simulate the airflow you normally get when the
car is moving.
TOM: So, while you sat there
chatting for five to fifteen minutes, with no
cooling fan, the engine was getting hotter and
hotter. Finally, it overheated, your coolant
boiled over, and that boiling coolant blew a hole
in a weakened hose or maybe even the radiator
itself. That explains the steam, the smell of hot
coolant and the puddle under your car.
RAY: With a car this old, you
may need a cooling fan, a new hose, a new
radiator and a new engine as well. There are no
guarantees here so start with the simple
inexpensive repairs first.
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