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Thursday, March 6, 2008 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?... The Hugs
Project will be hosting a Tupperware Party for
the troops. Thurs, March 6 from 7:00 to 9:00pm,
at the Ulmers Community Bldg. on the corner
of Garrison and Macon in Carthage. The Tupperware
is used by service personnel to keep sand out of
their personal items. Rsvp, Diane at 793-0720.
Did Ya Know?... The
Kiwanis Pancake Day is Saturday, March 8th, 6am
to 12:00pm at the 1st United Methodist Church,
617 S Main St, Carthage. All the pancakes you can
eat. For more info call 358-2577.
Did Ya Know?... The
Rolling Thunder Chili Feed & Silent Auction
is Sat. March 8 from 12:00 to ??? at the Carthage
VFW Post #2590, Hwy 96 & Hwy 171. $5 for
Adults, $3 for Child. Call David at 358-8816 for
more info. Public Welcome.
Did Ya Know?... The
First Assembly of God in Carthage will hold and
Eggs & Issues on March 14th at 7:00 AM. Our
state legislature representative will be there
answering questions over breakfast.
A budget is something that
allows you to live within your means and without
almost everything else.
In todays technology,
they have artificial replacements for everything.
You dont have to worry about getting old;
you have to worry about rusting.-George Burns
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A Mr. and Mrs. Robertson
of southeast Carthage were arrested last night for a
running fight and disturbance on Chestnut and Fulton
A horse was not killed at
the powder mill explosion Wednesday. Neither was a man
knocked on the head by a flying rock, as several of the
county papers have stated.
Special sale on home-made
chocolates and nut candies for the next two days at
If you want a carriage,
telephone No. 3.
No other remedy on earth
is so good for children as Hollisters Rocky
Mountain Tea makes them eat, sleep and grow. Bright eyes,
rosy cheeks. 35 cents, tea or tablets. Post-Evans Drug
The City Council
Public Services Committee met this week in a
regular session. The committee discussed a
request by Frank Martinez to allow Stream Team
3320 to use Kellogg Lake for a water festival on
May 31. Martinez was not in attendance of the
meeting. The committee discussed some of the
requests, including the availability of restrooms
and security and agreed that more input would be
needed before a recommendation could be made.
The committee also
reviewed some capital improvement lists for the
Municipal Golf Course and the Parks Department.
Golf Pro Mark Peterson said that some of the
equipment used on the golf course would need to
be replaced soon, including the fairway mower,
rough mower and 7 other pieces of equipment that
get used daily on the course.
Alan Bull said that the department had previously
discussed lease/purchase options for the
equipment, but now was recommending a 5 year
lease/purchase agreement. Bull said that with the
trade-in of the currently used equipment the cost
would be approximately $46 thousand per year for
Peterson said that
the department had spent roughly $8,900 in
equipment repairs in 2006 and $17,600 in repairs
in 2007. Bull added that in addition to not
having to pay as much for repairs, a
lease/purchase agreement would create less
fluctuation in equipment costs over the 5 year
Bull said that he
would need to do further research on the
equipment before making any recommendations, but
added that he thought it would be a good idea to
develop a schedule of replacement.
additionally told the committee positive news
about the golf course, saying that several
regional courses had raised their prices creating
increased interest in the Carthage course.
Peterson said interest in memberships and in
events was up this year, and that the internet
marketing program the course is using appears to
be working well.
The committee also
reviewed contracts with the American Legion
Baseball, Carthage R-9 Schools, Carthage Kiwanis,
Carthage Aquatic Team, Carthage Youth Softball
and the Carthage Little League Baseball for use
of City parks. Two years ago the committee
approved a measure that allows the contracts to
automatically renew if there are no changes and
both parties are still willing. No changes were
made to any of the contracts and the committee
had no objections.
I think I have finally got this
spring forward, fall back thing down. That is as
far as settin the clock. I still have to do
a little figurin to understand why my body
doesnt adjust as easily to the time change.
I have in my head that one of
the time changes doesnt take as long to get
adjusted to. The idea of springin forward
looks like it would take the hardest toll. The
act of movin ahead would seem ta consume
more energy than fallin back. I suppose it
really boils down to whether a person is a night
person or a mornin type.
Stayin up an extra hour
doesnt bother night person cause it
will be mornin persons problem to get
up with the alarm.
At least in the fall,
mornin person gets the opportunity to sleep
in another hour.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
Click & Clack Talk Cars
By Tom & Ray
Dear Tom and Ray:
Im in Taji, Iraq,
driving a Mitsubishi diesel pickup with a turbo,
intercooled engine. Its very hard to start
in the morning. You have to pump the gas at least
10 times, and then, once it starts, you have to
hold the pedal all the way down until it stops
shaking. Do you suppose that the previous driver
put gasoline in it by accident? Or is there some
other problem? Please help. Contractor support
here is minimal.-Dan
RAY: If I were in Iraq, a
little engine shake would be the last thing
Id be worried about, Dan. Those
"backfires" are what would scare the
heck out of me!
TOM: From your description, it
sounds like not all of your cylinders are firing
right away, like its running on two or
three cylinders. You can keep the engine from
stalling by planting your foot on the gas pedal.
But its not until the engine warms up that
the other cylinders jump in and make the truck
RAY: The first thing Id
suspect, in that case, would be your fuel filter
or fuel injectors.
TOM: The fuel filter could be
clogged for all kinds of reasons. Perhaps no
ones changed it since Saddam threw out all
the Jiffy al-Lubes. Or maybe some
"unfriendlies" have been filling the
tank with camel whiz! Who knows?
RAY: If the fuel filter is
clean, or the problem continues after you change
it, then it could be partially plugged injectors.
When an engines cold, its very
unforgiving of stuff like that.
TOM: But once an engine warms
up, a bad spray pattern from an injector is less
of a big deal.
RAY: Of course, if the truck
continues to run rough even after its warm
and idles roughly, then you could have something
more serious: a worn-out engine with lousy
compression. If thats it, youll have
to appeal for some better contractor support,
Dan, in the form of a new engine. Good luck.
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