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Monday, March 31, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 201
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.
Call Amber to register, 358-2373.
Into the crowded bus came a
stout woman, dressed in many colors, who squeezed
into the only vacant seat. Then a childish voice
broke the silence.
"Mummy, its a lady!"
"Hush, dear," said his mother; "I
know it is!"
The small boy looked puzzled.
"But, mummy," he shrilled, "you
just said to daddy, what evers this
object coming in?"
Mrs. Robinson was an extremely
careful mother and had repeatedly cautioned her
six-year-old daughter against handling any object
that might contain germs. One day the little girl
came in and said:
"Mother, I am never going to play with my
puppy any more, because he has germs on
"Oh, no!" replied her mother.
"There are no germs on your puppy."
"Yes, there are," insisted the child.
"I saw one hop."
One way to make your home look
better is to go out and price a new one.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Went Snipe Hunting.
It is said that some of
the Carthage boys took a Nevada man out snipe hunting
last night. The particulars are hard to locate. It seems
that the boys are not certain that their victim did not
beat them to town.
Webb City Bank
Papers have been filed in
the recorders office increasing the capital stock
of the Webb City bank from $30,000 to $50,000.
Missouri Apple Crop.
L. A. Goodman, Secretary
of the Missouri State Horticultural society, has notified
those interested in Missouris fruit product that
there will be between 4,000,000 and 5,000,000 bushels of
apples raised this year, and that there will be less than
half a crop. The fruit belt in the Ozarks country is not
much better than other parts of the state in the
percentage yield, but naturally it will supply the
principal surplus on account of the immense orchards in
(News release from
the Carthage Police Department) At 7:52 AM,
03-28-08, a 911 call was made to the police
department indicating a 16-year old female was
missing from in front of an apartment complex in
the west side of Carthage. Patrol officers,
investigators and school resource officer
responded and began investigating. At
approximately 9:45 AM the juvenile was located at
a residence just west of the city. It was
reported by the juvenile that she had been
abducted by two men and taken outside of the
city. It was determined through investigation
that this did not occur and that she had, in
fact, left the apartment complex voluntarily. She
was subsequently detained by Jasper County
Juvenile Court authorities for filing a false
police report and transported to the Jasper
County Juvenile Detention Center in Joplin.
Public Works Committee will hold its bi-monthly
meeting on Tuesday April 1 at 4:00 P.M. in the
Public Works Department building, 623 E. 7th St.
Items on the
agenda will be discussions on changes at the
I drove an old
Chevy pick-up durin the time I was in
school. "Course that was several decades
fore drivin a pick-up was considered
to be any kind of "cool" thing ta do.
It was a 6-cylinder three speed.
A friend a mine
had a two-door hard top with a decent sized V-8
and he would always kid me about the machine I
One early spring
day, I yelled the typical "ya wanna race
that piece a junk" and he of course laughed
and said sure.
As we acted out
our staged "race", a black hot rod
whizzed past us and slid sideways into a field.
No one was hurt.
The fact is, no
matter how controlled and staged an event is,
there is always the possibility of some wild man
strutin his stuff and ignore the rules of
the game. I think they are the originators of the
This is some fact,
Just Jake Talkin.
Carthage Printing Services
is a Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
Circuit Tester a
Must for Electrical Work
Q: I would like
to purchase a circuit tester for my tool kit, but
Im a little confused. I see three types at
the hardware store -- a small, cheap-looking
tester; one that looks like a pen; and a fairly
expensive type called a multitester. Which is the
best type for a home toolkit? -- Joseph B.,
A: Whats the
best type for your home? Well, you should really
have the first two on your list. The
cheap-looking circuit tester -- an item with two
wires capped by metal probes on one end, and a
light on the other end -- is an essential safety
item. With it, you can check to make sure no
electrical current is traveling through a circuit
before doing a repair.
tester -- the one that looks like a pen, with a
needle-like probe at one end and a wire
protruding from the other end capped by a metal
alligator clip -- creates a miniature electrical
circuit for testing current-carrying items. A
battery is installed inside the "pen"
cartridge to supply power. To test a fuse, for
example, the alligator clip is attached or held
to one end of the fuse and the needle probe
touched to the other end. A light inside the
cartridge illuminates if the circuit is
completed, meaning the fuse works. The continuity
tester is useful for a variety of repairs to make
sure parts will carry current.
(or multimeter) not only checks the continuity of
a circuit, but also provides a more precise
reading for different types of circuits to find
out what level of voltage or amperes they carry.
For most minor installations and repairs, such as
fixtures and switches, the multitester would only
be used to check continuity. Measuring continuity
(or resistance) of volts or amps in a circuit is
a task for those much more experienced with
electrical repairs. If you decide to invest in a
multitester, get the best available and become
very familiar with its operation.
In all three
cases, be sure that power to the circuit being
tested is turned off at the main panel. (The
multitester can measure a live circuit, but I
dont recommend that task for those
inexperienced with electrical repairs.)
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