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Thursday, March 27, 2008 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?...
"Magic Moments Riding Therapy is currently
in need of volunteers who can work at 5:30 pm on
Tuesdays for an hour or two. Volunteers work
directly with our special needs riders to help
them use therapeutic horseback riding to make
changes in their lives. If you are available, at
least 14 years of age, and able to follow
directions, please call 417 325-4490 today for
more information. Magic Moments is located just
south of Interstate 44, close to Carthage."
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Chamber of Commerce will host an Eggs
& Issues on March 28th at 7:00 a.m. in the
First Assembly of God Church, 1605 Baker. City
and R-9 candidates will be there answering
questions over breakfast.
"Teacher" was giving
here class a little talk on painting, illustrated
by reproductions of famous pictures. "Sir
Joshua Reynolds," she said, "was able
to change a smiling face into a frowning one with
a single stroke of the brush."
"Huh," little Johnnie was heard to
mutter, "my maw kin do that!"
Irate Mother (at dinner) -
"Johnny, I wish youd stop reaching for
things. Havent you a tongue?"
"Yes, Mother, but my arms
At college, he majored in
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A Man Arrested at
Galena Suspected of Being the Joplin Ravisher.
A man held as the ravisher
of little Juno Sims is in jail at Galena and was to have
been visited today by the citizens of Joplin who are able
to identify the guilty man. The arrest is said to have
come about through the fact that Mr. Harrison, one of the
Joplin men who saw the rapist shortly after he committed
the crime last Saturday, saw him on the street in Galena
and at his instigation the Galena officers put the man in
The verdict as to whether
or not the right man has been captured will be awaited
with intense interest.
Jacksons meat market
will sell the best hog lard at 10 cents a pound in five
pound buckets. All meat at a very cheap rate for an
The Carthage City
Council met on Tuesday evening in a regular
session. During the citizens participation
period of the meeting Council heard a quarterly
report from McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital CEO
Bob Copeland who reported a positive status at
the new hospital facility.
off to a very good start," said Copeland,
who reported higher volume of visits, increased
surgeries and busy emergency rooms since
occupation of the new building.
mentioned the former hospital building. As has
been reported in the Mornin Mail, the
Citys verbal understanding with Missouri
Southern State University for the occupation of
the building fell through, and new arrangements
are pending between the City and the Jasper
County Highway Patrol Crime Lab. Copeland thanked
the City for taking ownership of the building,
and offered words of encouragement about any
going to take it, it will be a better deal for
the community," said Copeland.
Mayor Jim Woestman
reported that more information should be
available concerning the potential tenants of the
building within a matter of weeks. City
Administrator Tom Short added that the City was
waiting to hear from the Office of Administration
whether or not the funding would be made
available to for the crime lab move.
Council also heard
from citizen participant Mabel Mason concerning a
condemned house on Grant Street. Mason said that
the house is uninhabited but has become a habitat
for raccoons and rats. Mason expressed concerns
about health issues and the safety of the
children in the neighborhood, and requested that
the City take some action.
Director Chad Wampler said that the City codes
dictate that if a condemned house is not lived
in, the City has little available action. Mayor
Woestman said he was familiar with the property
and the complaint, and that the City would
continue to monitor the property, but did not
commit to any action against the property.
"There are a
lot of laws that protect people that dont
keep their property up," said the Mayor.
"I think its more important to protect
the kids than to protect landlords that
dont keep their property up."
Wampler said he
would speak with the Carthage Police Animal
Control department and see if they could
investigate the raccoons.
I havent yet figured out why
"professionals" shouldnt speak
about differences of opinion out in the open as
suggested in a recent editorial I happened to
I can understand that kind of
thinkin when it comes to parents
disagreein in front of children. Youngsters
often dont understand or are too
emotionally attached to the problems bein
discussed. They also dont have the problem
solving capabilities necessary to distinguish
between honest discussion and a bunch of hot air.
Businesses or professionals
that openly discuss differences in public view
eventually will show their true colors and then
the public can decide whos doin what.
Mindless bickerin and mud
slingin probly doesnt
accomplish much more than allow the public to see
whos really who.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
& Clack Talk Cars
By Tom & Ray
We have a 2002 L300 V-6
Saturn. The turn signals will not work in cold
weather (below 30 F) until the car has been
driven and therefore warmed. The hazard lights
will work, however. The dealer says that he
doesnt know what causes the problem, and of
course by the time we drive it to the dealer, the
car is warm and the problem is gone. Suggestions?
- Richard and June
TOM: Have you considered
relocating to Key West? If it ever gets close to
30 F down there, you can drive out to the orange
groves and park next to the smudge pots.
RAY: Actually, if you have a
problem that occurs first thing in the morning,
or when the car is cold, you should make the
arrangements to drop the car off at your
mechanics the night before your
TOM: Just make sure he has a
secure place to leave it outside. If he leaves it
inside, itll be toasty in the morning, and
he still wont be able to experience the
RAY: And if he leaves it on the
street and hes in a neighborhood like where
my brother lives, your car could get stolen.
TOM: Of course, if the car gets
stolen, you wont have the turn-signal
RAY: If you came to me with
this problem, the first thing Id do is
replace the hazard-lights switch. Thats in
the dashboard, right behind the hazard switch
itself. The switch has the flasher built into it
for both the hazard lights and the directional
TOM: If that doesnt fix
it, your mechanic can try plugging in a new
multifunction switch. Thats the stalk
sticking out of your steering column that
controls your turn signals, your wipers, your
bright lights, and your in-dash lava lamp. The
contacts in that switch just might have worn out
RAY: If the mechanic has the
car when its cold, when the directionals
are actually misbehaving, he can test all this
stuff in five minutes, out in the parking lot.
Metcalf Auto Supply
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