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Thursday, November 20, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 109

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The Carthage Humane Society will hold a taco salad & silent auction night on Monday, November 24 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Southwest Missouri Bank, 2417 S. Grand. Use NW entrance. Adults $5.00, Children 10 and under $3.00 All proceeds go to the Carthage Humane Society.

Did Ya Know?... A Memorial Benefit for Don Briggs will be held Saturday, November 22 at 2:00 p.m. in the V.F.W. Post 2590, Carthage. Chili feed ($5 donation), live entertainment, silent auction, raffle. Poker run to begin at 11:00 a.m. All proceeds to surviving spouse. For more information call 358-1657.

Did Ya Know?... The Carthage Senior Center, 404 E. 3rd, will hold a Senior Dance on November 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. Music by Max Brown.

today's laugh

A tourist at a hotel calls down for room service. Connected, he says, "Please send up a badly wilted salad with watery salad dressing, a chicken sandwich on burned toast, and a pot of tepid coffee."
Room service says, "I’m afraid we can’t do that."
The tourist says, "Why not? You did it yesterday."

I’ve got so many aches and pains right now that a new one would have to wait a week before I could feel it.

A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.

Cooking Club Reception.

The T.H.S. cooking club held a reception at the home of the Misses Gladden, on South Grant street, yesterday evening, that will be long remembered by those so fortunate as to be present. The club is composed of a number of young ladies, who meet every week to study and demonstrate the art of cooking, a fine dinner being the result each week. Last night they concluded to invite in their gentlemen friends and let them share in the good things.

Here for Thanksgiving.

An aunt of Mrs. Charley McKinney accompanied by her two little songs, arrived in Carthage this morning to spend Thanksgiving week with her.

Miss Flora Caffee, who is in Cleveland taking voice culture, is making nice progress and her teacher speaks highly of her voice.


Today's Feature

Approved Lot Split.

The City Council Public Works Committee met Tuesday afternoon in a regular session. The committee approved a motion allowing an administrative lot split that could assist in the relocation of the Carthage Fire Department substation.

As reported in Wednesday’s Mornin’ Mail, the Public Safety Committee approved a motion to recommend to Council the exchange of equal amounts of land which would reposition the location of the substation from a center lot to a corner lot at intersection of Airport and Missouri streets. Citizen Gerald Oler owns the land surrounding the City-owned tract that was slated to be used as the substation, and is in favor of the exchange.

The Public Works Committee on Tuesday approved the lot split that allows for an equal amount of square-footage to be exchanged. The Safety Committee also approved the concept and agreed that the corner lot would allow better access to the station.

The item will be forwarded to Council for a final review, with the recommendation of both committees.

Just Jake Talkin'

I’ve heard that turkey has some chemical in it that makes ya sleepy. I suppose I’m not one to argue with experts, but I’ve never noticed it bein’ any different than a good helpin’ of roast beef. Eatin’ a good portion of anything seems ta make most folks wanna take a little nap.

Learned that in the first grade (they didn’t have kindergarten where I went to school). We all brought our nap mats and laid ‘em out on the floor. Mostly we just made faces at other kids under the desks, but on occasion I’d actually snooze a little.

It’s amazin’ how few first graders snore. Must be learned at a higher grade level.

They say us Americans don’t get enough sleep. Nappin’ may be the answer.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Metcalf Auto Supply
Click & Clack Talk Cars
By Tom & Ray Magliozzi

Dear Tom and Ray:

A friend and I took a trip in my car. The gasoline bill was $40. What percent should he pay when I consider wear and tear on my vehicle. How do I calculate the bill fairly? - Ralph

TOM: He should pay whatever you guys agreed he would pay in advance. These things are best negotiated before you’re 280 miles from the nearest Chat n’ Chew, and have to ride back home in brooding silence.

RAY: On relatively short trips, people tend to split the fuel cost. If you were going to take the trip anyway, Ralph, you would now have someone to keep you company, somebody to pay for half of the gas and maybe even share the driving. That works for everybody.

TOM: And if your friend was generous, he’d offer to buy lunch since you provided the car.

RAY: If it’s a trip that you were not going to make on your own (where the two of you sat down and said: "Hey, let’s go to Canada to taste their burritos. Whose car should we take?"), then you might agree in advance to split the cost of an oil change, or your friend might agree to pay for more of the fuel to make up for the wear on the tires, brakes, and other things that wear out with use.

TOM: But, like most deals, if money is an issue you feel strongly about, discuss it before you hit the road. Or suggest that you take his car.

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