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Thursday, June 5, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 249

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?..."Don’t Bug Me, I’m Juggling" presented by Brian Wendling will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 6th in the library community room. Call Deb at 237-7040

Did Ya Know?...The Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold their monthly used book sale on Saturday, June 7, from 8:00 until noon at the Library Annex, 510 S. Garrison Ave.

Did Ya Know?... June 13th-- Friday Morning Coffee, 7:00-8:00 a.m. at Kellogg Lake. What a great way to start your day!

Did Ya Know?... Avilla Baptist Church invites all children who have completed K - 8th grade to Vacation Bible School June 16 - 20 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Supper will be provided each night. Kick off the fun Sunday June 15 at 6:00 for a free picnic and game night. Call 417-246-5568 for info.

today's laugh

Do you find that advertising brings quick results?

I should say it does. Why, only the other day we advertised for a night watchman, and that night the safe was robbed.

We’ll start from the bottom and you can work up.

Not in my business.

Why not?

I’m a well digger.

Middle age is the roaring forties.

A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.


The harp recital given at the Congregational church last night under the auspices of the St. Catherine’s Guild of the Episcopal Church, was one of the best that has been given in this city.

The numbers rendered by the harpist, Frances Hughes Wade, were fine and noted being the only concert harpist that ever appeared in Carthage. G. Rawson Wade, the baritone soloist, was well received.

Mrs. J. T. Wallace of this city was accompanist. The audience was not large and the Guild will not add greatly to the organ fund, the purpose for which the event was given.


The Big Joe Mining company has decided to put down another drill hole on their lease on the Heck land. This one will be just west of the 1st hole drilled which showed more or less ore from 165 feet down to 215. feet.


Today's Feature

Click It or Ticket Results.

News release

The Carthage Police Department participated in the national Click It or Ticket mobilization conducted May 19-June 1. During the enforcement effort, officers issued a total of 63 traffic tickets including: 18 safety belt tickets; three speeding tickets; two tickets for following too close and 37 tickets for other violations.

"Safety belts are your single best defense in a crash," stated Greg Dagnan, Carthage Police Chief. "Law enforcement will continue to encourage drivers to make a simple, smart choice to buckle up and Arrive Alive."

Funding for this effort was provided through a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Division in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Missouri Safety Center.


SBA Meeting at Chamber.

Officials from the Small Business Administration will be at the Chamber Office June 11th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm to present information about financing and refinancing of business projects with SBA loans. Please RSVP.

Just Jake Talkin'


It’s somethin’ that most just expect. Baseball fields, soccer fields, swimmin’ pool, grassy park’s with adequate facilities and equipment. Not only do we expect it to be available, but ta be kept in shape so when we have a family get together we don’t have ta apologize for the grass not being mowed.

Carthage has one a the best baseball fields in the area I’m told. Same with the soccer fields. I’m also hearin’ that the swimin’ pool is seein’ heavier usage this year. Golf rounds are growin’. Folks use the Parks System in Carthage.

Havin’ those facilities available for use by the School System at minimal cost appears to be just one more benefit the community sees from having’ all those acres dedicated to the Parks System.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’

Metcalf Auto Supply

by Tom & Ray Magliozzi


Dear Tom and Ray:

I have a 1997 Ford Aspire, and I can't plug in my Sirius Satellite Radio adapter because my car lighter does not work. I changed all the fuses to no avail. What can I do? I can't get your radio show on Sirius if I don't have a working car lighter! Is there a way to circumvent it and hook it up right from the battery? TWO professional mechanics have told me it's a systemic electrical problem, and I might as well buy a new car. I don't believe them. I did try to hook up my radio using two black wires, and smoke came out and the radio died. So now I use a boombox with D batteries for regular radio. But I need a way to get my Sirius radio working. Any suggestions? ----Laura.

RAY: Suggestions? Sure. Make sure you have fire coverage on your car insurance.

TOM: There are several possibilities. One is that you do have a systemic electrical problem. How many accidents did you have in this car? Systemic problems are often related to grounding. So, you might suggest to a mechanic that he run a new ground from the battery to a solid metal piece of the car's frame. If you can still find one.

RAY: While you changed all of the fuses, it's possible that there's something wrong with your fuse box that's not allowing electricity to get to that fuse. So, you might want to have a mechanic look into that.

Tom: You could have a broken wire leading to the cigarette lighter. No amount of grounding or fuse-box fiddling is going to fix that. You can hook your Sirius radio adapter directly to the battery by putting a fuse in the circuit. You may also take the car to a car-stereo shop. This is their area area of expertise.


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