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Thursday, March 20, 2008 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?... The
Jasper Christian Church is inviting the public to
celebrate the resurrection of Jesus with a
special "Sunrise Service" at 7:00 a.m.
on Sunday Morning, March 23. at 213 E Grand Ave,
Jasper, Mo. For further information call
417-394-2413 or 417-394-3040.
Did Ya Know?... The
First Assembly of God in Carthage will hold an
Eggs & Issues on March 28th at 7:00 AM. City
and R-9 candidates will be there answering
questions over breakfast.
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Chamber is hosting a Small Business Expo
at the Memorial Hall, April 18th from
1:00PM-6:00PM and April 19th from 9:00AM-3:00PM.
Space is limited so call Amber to register your
business at 358-2373.
The ten-year-old son of a
physician, together with a friend, was playing in
his fathers office, during the absence of
the doctor, when suddenly the first lad threw
open a closet door and disclosed to the terrified
gaze of his little friend and articulated
When the visitor had
sufficiently recovered from his shock to stand
the announcement the doctors son explained
that his father was extremely proud of that
"Is he?" asked the
"I dont know,"
was the answer; "maybe it was his first
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Loans and Warrants.
County Court Rescinds
Action on First and Orders Payment of Claims.
Among the business matters
which came before the county judges during the closing
session of county court Saturday evening was the
rescinding of a school fund loan of $800, which had been
allowed to J. T. Headles on January 2. The warrant
covering the loan was burned in court. A swamp land
school fund loan of $200 to Jackson Brown was also
The following warrants
were ordered drawn by the court:
Special road fund
W. T. Simmons, $168.10 for special road work in Sheridan
Salary fund E. H.
Chitwood, $231.60 for preparing poll list; C. W. Dykeman,
Allen Dison and Tom Brock, $30 each for six days
attendance as judges of the county court.
The Jasper County
Commission on Wednesday morning reviewed a
proposed ordinance aimed at regulating sexually
oriented businesses. As of Wednesday afternoon no
action had been taken by the Commission
concerning the ordinance, however the draft had
been signed by all three commissioners indicating
that they had all read it.
The ordinance if
approved would provide for a licensing process
for sexually oriented businesses, which includes
guidelines for hours of operation, duties of the
licensee to monitor operations, and restrictions
for video viewing rooms.
ordinance approved by the Commission similarly
provided restrictions for "adult
cabarets," which was propelled by a citizen
group against a business that intended to open a
juice bar and truckers lounge. The same
business owner has recently applied to open an
adult video and book store, and the proposed
ordinance would impact that business if approved.
are scheduled to continue discussions concerning
the ordinance today, though Presiding
Commissioner John Bartosh said he did not know if
any decision would be made.
I like a rockin chair
that makes a little noise when ya rock. That
creakin sound some how soothes the nerves
of those doin the rockin but highly
irritates those within hearin distance.
Never have figured why someone
makin a noise is never bothered by it.
Nothin more irritatin than someone
clickin a ball point pen.
Course if ya want ta have some
real fun, take a ball point along with ya next
time ya sit in a rockin chair.
Those with real talent and
coordination can tap their foot and smack their
gum at the same time.
I suppose the rocker went out
of style bout the time ball points were
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
Click & Clack Talk Cars
By Tom & Ray
Dear Tom and Ray:
Please help me. I have a 1996
Honda Accord that runs great - no complaints.
However, this morning, coming back to my car in a
parking lot, I noticed some long hair or fur
hanging out from my exhaust pipe. I removed some
of it, and a kind gentleman pulled some more out
and thought he got all of it. After driving 60
miles back home, I parked the car in the garage
and noticed a lot more hair/fur hanging out of
the same exhaust pipe. It is long,
soft-black/gray/white hair or fur. I noticed a
foul smell in the trunk as I was getting the
groceries out. Please, what could this be, and
how did something - an animal of some kind - get
in there? Did it get in from another part of the
car, like somewhere under the hood? I am afraid
to touch the car again. Who do I go to or call to
get this taken car of? Thank you so much. - Linda
TOM: Call the Hair Club for
Men, Linda. You might be able to sell this stuff
and supplement your income.
RAY: Did the "kind
gentleman" happen to mention anything about
being a president and a client? He might have
been Sy Sperling.
TOM: What youve got
actually is something we refer to as muffler
hair, Linda. It seems to be unique to Hondas. At
least, those are the only cars weve seen
with the flowing muffler locks.
RAY: Honda apparently uses some
sort of insulation in its mufflers that looks an
awful lot like human or animal hair. Its
not hair. Its probably fiberglass, or some
such thing. Its used to keep the baffles in
the muffler from rattling when the muffler starts
to get old and the parts loosen up.
TOM: But when the interior of
the muffler really begins to disintegrate, the
baffles no longer hold the insulation (i.e.,
muffler hair) in place, and it gets pushed out
the tailpipe. So, it means you need a new
muffler, Linda. In the meantime, try putting it
up in a bun or something so it doesnt look
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