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Thursday, November 13, 2008 Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?...
November is Adopt -A-Senior-Pet month at the
Carthage Humane Society, approximately 3
miles South of Carthage off Hwy 71. Give an
older cat or dog a second chance for a new
lease on life. Adoption fee will be waived on
selected pets. 417-358-6402.
Did Ya Know?... VFW
Post 2590 Mens Auxiliary will host Turkey
Shoots (splatter board) every Saturday and
Sunday starting October 25 from 1 p.m. to 5
p.m. Public Invited, Male and Female, Food
Concession available. West of Carthage at the
intersection of 96 and 171.
Did Ya Know?... The
McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital Community Flu
Shot Clinic will be held Thursday, November
13 from 4 to 6 p.m. Cost for the shot is $15.
Participants must bring Medicare or Medicaid
card if applicable. The clinic will be held
in the community room and participants are
asked to use the Wellness entrance.
Preservative-free vaccine available for
pregnant women and children ages six months
to three years. For more information contact
"George," said the
teacher, "is there any connecting link
between the animal kingdom and the vegetable
said George. "Hash."
Shoplifting is a
private-enterprise attempt to curtail the profit
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
What A Dollar Would Do.
It has been figured that
the earning power of a dollar is greater than the earning
power of a man.
If a man were to work
every day, getting a dollar a day for each working day
and live for 400 years, never taking a vacation and never
having a sick spell that would force him to knock off
from work, at the end of four hundred years he will have
earned $135,200, while a dollar put out at ten per cent,
and the interest compounded every six months would amount
in the course of 400 years to some $333,000,000,000.
Hydrant Water Just
"Mud and water are
necessary for the vigor of alligators," said T. K.
Irwin this morning, "and the three I brought home
from Florida are doing the best you could imagine. I keep
them in hydrant water, and they find it just what they
Dinner Theatre is proud to announce that they
will be performing the Musical Version of Robert
Fulghums UH-OH, HERE COMES CHRISTMAS.
Performances will be at Stones Throw Dinner
Theatre, 796 South Stone Lane, Carthage, MO on
December 3-7 and 12-14, 2008. Wednesday through
Saturday doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Dinner at
6:30 and the show starts at 7:30. On Sundays, the
doors open at 12:30 p.m. Lunch at 1:00 and the
show at 2:00. Price is $20.00 for adults and
$19.00 for Seniors over 55. Youth under 16 is
$17.00 and children under 5 are free.
be made by calling Betty Bell at 417-358-7268 or
the theatre at 417-358-9665 or on line at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Make reservations early as
seats are going fast.
Uh-Oh, Here Comes
Christmas consists of 21 stories about the
trials, tribulations and joys associated with
Christmas. It is a refreshing alternative to A
Christmas Carol and The Nutcracker and is a
wonderful sequel to the stage version of All I
Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
written by the same author, Robert Fulgrum.
Doug Dickey, Becki
Gooch and Chris Layton from our
"Kindergarten" cast have returned and
are joined by Judy Boyd, last years Sally
Award winner for Best Actress, with a newcomer to
our stage, William Welsh, rounding out this
The script is
created and adapted by Ernest Zulia and David
Caldwell. Music, lyrics, musical arrangements and
orchestration by David Caldwell. Developed by
Mill Mountain Theatre, Roanoke, Virginia, Jere
Hodgin, Producing Artistic Director; Phoenix
Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona, Michael Barnard,
Producing Artistic Director, initiated by Michael
Mitchell, former Artistic Director and Denise
Ford, former managing Director. Additional
funding assistance is provided by Missouri Arts
Council and Schmidt and Associates.
Ive gotta friend (that lives outa town) I
was talkin to the other day and I realized
hes startin to show his age some.
Unfortunately hes younger than I am. In all
likelihood, he noticed the same thing about me.
I can remember my mom
mentionin the same type a thing about folks
she was acquainted with when I was a kid. At that
time my reaction was the 60s version
of "duh." Its not near as funny
I suppose the good news is that
a lot more of us are showin our age, so we
dont dwell on it that much.
As a kid becomin mature
meant gettin a drivers license.
Im beginnin to think now that
becomin mature may eventually mean not
bein able to keep a drivers license. I
guess as long as the eyes and reflexes hang on,
Ill keep on truckin.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
|Click & Clack Talk
By Tom & Ray Magliozzi
Dear Tom and Ray:
Im interested in
purchasing a new, 2006 Dodge Sprinter with a
2.7-liter diesel engine. It has 75 miles on it,
and has been on a dealer lot, unsold, for two
years. The dealer offers a full
three-year/36,000-mile warranty, and it is fully
loaded with everything I need. I use an electric
wheelchair and need an "accessible"
vehicle. I have always used Ford \ vans. However,
the Sprinter will cost less, give me double the
mileage and is just a cool vehicle. Oh, it also
can use biodiesel, according to the dealer.
Should I buy a vehicle thats been sitting
on a dealers lot for two years? I love it;
I just need an objective opinion. - Katie
TOM: Well give you two
objective opinions, Katie. I say, go for it.
RAY: Me too.
TOM: I wonder why its
been sitting there for two years. Is it Day-Glo
orange or something? In any case, you should be
able to get a great price on it, and the only
parts that really degrade while sitting on the
lot are those made of rubber.
RAY: Right. Ozone in the air
breaks down rubber over time. So, things like the
weather stripping around the doors may last, say,
eight years instead of 10. The only rubber parts
that are worth worrying about now are the tires
TOM: Other than that and some
faded paint (which might be a blessing if
its Day-Glo orange), it should be good as
RAY: Its a nice vehicle.
It has several advantages over standard Ford and
Chevy vans. It has a five-cylinder turbo-diesel
engine, which get very good mileage, and with its
raised roof, theres room to stand up inside
it - which is probably great for anyone helping
you with your wheelchair.
TOM: So, ask for a new set of
tires and a change of belts. He might throw those
in, just to get this eyesore off his lot after
two years. And youll have a great vehicle.
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