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Thursday, June 12, 2008 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?... June
14th and 15th VFW POST 2590 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION
DAYS, Public welcome. Saturday will be Adult Only
Day with a horseshoe tournament, Sloppy
Joes served at 4 p.m. and Karaoke at 7 p.m.
Sunday is Family Day from 1-5 p.m. serving free
hamburgers and hotdogs. Games for the kids, bake
sale, and craft show. Lots of fun for the whole
family. Call 358-1657 for more information
Did Ya Know?... June
16-20, 6-8:30 p.m., Carthage First Nazarene
Church, 2000 Grand Avenue in Carthage is having
Vacation Bible School for children 5 years
through sixth grade. Transportation is provided.
There will be a program on Sunday morning, June
22, followed by the Churchs 3rd Annual Car
and Bike Show, 12 noon to 3 p.m. Call
417-358-4265 for more info.
First Pelican: Pretty good fish
you have there.
Second Pelican: Well, it fills the bill.
Theres a package of fish
here, maam, marked C.O.D.
Send it right back. I never learned how to fix
Im very old fashioned.
Youre old fashioned?
Yeah. Sometimes I find myself telling jokes my
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
THAT DRILL IS IN JOPLIN
The news this morning gets off the
following under the head of "Where is that
Some time last year a great deal of
curiosity was aroused as well as lively expectations of a
decided innovation in the work of sinking shafts by the
announcement that an important attachment had been
patented by a Carthage inventor for a drill that would
drill a hole at least 24 inches in diameter with the same
as that the ordinary prospect drill now in use will drill
a hole from 4 to 8 inches. The new drill looks as if it
would be a success, and some well known drill men became
interested in its manufacture, but from results so far it
is not achieving much more notoriety than the wonderful
printing press invented by a Carthage genius. It is to be
hoped that the inventor is still progressing.
Jake Barker is the inventor spoken of,
and has put the drill in the hands of Freeman, a Joplin
foundryman for manufacture.
The Carthage City
Council met Tuesday evening and approved an
amendment to City code that will allow the City
to hire entities to remove trash or solid waste
from properties in violation of City code, and
recoup expenses from the property owners by way
of a tax lien.
approved an ordinance establishing rates for the
Municipal Golf Course Driving Range. The item was
heard in its first reading and advanced to second
reading as an emergency. The ordinance sets the
cost for tokens which can be used to retrieve
balls from the ball dispenser. The cost approved
was $2.50 per token.
reports, Finance and Personnel Committee Chair
Diane Sharits noted that 3 adjustments had been
made to the comprehensive City salary and
benefits study that was approved in May. Sharits
said that the three primary objections to the
plan, concerning employees placement on the
step system, had been addressed and altered.
Councils approval of the plan was timed to
allow the inclusion of the projected
implementation cost in the Fiscal Year 2009
budget. It was agreed during the consideration of
the item that adjustments would be possible after
the approval of the plan.
Police Department Patrol Officer Heather Coleman
was also sworn in before the full Council during
Director Chad Wampler announced Tuesday evening
that the Electronic Waste facility at the
Carthage Recycling Center and Landfill is
officially open. Electronic waste includes
computers, monitors, and all other forms of
electronic equipment. A $30 fee is applicable to
the deposit of televisions only, all other forms
of E-waste are free of charge. The facility has
already seen some use by citizens. Reimbursement
for the construction of the facility was provided
by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Used ta have a dog that would start shakin
all over and hide behind the couch whenever it
started to thunder. No talkin to that dog.
Just wouldnt listen.
No matter how calm we spoke, or
how much we petted that dog, it wouldnt
move from its security furniture.
I dont suppose it really
hurt anything that the dog was so fearful of a
rumble or two. There was somethin that made
us kids want to get the dog to face the thunder.
Course we were
probly lucky not to be struck down by
lightnin durin some of our adventures
durin rain storms.
I suppose no there would be
some dog shrink tellin us that we could
somehow work the animal through its fears
and make it a more functional pet. The dog lived
a normal and healthy life.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin
Metcalf Auto Supply
Clack Talk Cars
By Tom and Ray Magliozzi
Dear Tom and Ray:
Twice now, I have left a
late-evening rehearsal without releasing the
parking brake on my 2007 Toyota Corolla Matrix,
and driven 10 miles home (50 mph on the freeway
most of the way) before discovering my ridiculous
error. Please tell me what I have done to my
RAY: It's possible that you've
done some damage, Amy. But we can't tell without
inspecting the rear brakes. So, you're going to
have to go to your local dealership and explain
TOM: Don't worry, he's heard
RAY: What you did was the
equivalent of driving with your foot pressed
partway down on the brake pedal, but only for the
rear brakes. Depending upon how firmly your
parking brake was applied while you drove
(clearly not that firmly if you were able to
drive 50 mph), you could have overheated those
TOM: If they did overheat, you
could have cracked your brake shoe lining, or
even warped the brake drums. But I doubt it.
RAY: Me, too. Any decent
mechanic can tell you after taking a quick look.
The range of what this might cost you runs from
nothing (our guess), to about $150 if you need
shoes, to $350 if you need your drums replaced
TOM: Here's a surefire way to
prevent this in the future: Apply the parking
brake more firmly. How firmly: Try this
experiment: Put the car in drive with your foot
on the brake pedal.
RAY: Do this on an open
driveway, where you have some room to move.
TOM: With the car in drive and
your foot on the brake, pull up the parking brake
and take your foot off the break pedal. The car
shouldn't move. If you step on the gas and try to
move there will be a drag.
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