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Thursday, November 20, 2008 Volume XVII,
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
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.
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, "Im afraid we
cant do that."
The tourist says, "Why not? You did it
Ive 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
Miss Flora Caffee, who is
in Cleveland taking voice culture, is making nice
progress and her teacher speaks highly of her voice.
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
As reported in
Wednesdays 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.
Ive heard that turkey has some chemical in
it that makes ya sleepy. I suppose Im not
one to argue with experts, but Ive 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 didnt 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 Id actually snooze a little.
Its amazin how few
first graders snore. Must be learned at a higher
They say us Americans
dont get enough sleep. Nappin may be
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
|Click & Clack Talk
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? -
TOM: He should pay whatever you
guys agreed he would pay in advance. These things
are best negotiated before youre 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, hed offer to buy lunch since you
provided the car.
RAY: If its a trip that
you were not going to make on your own (where the
two of you sat down and said: "Hey,
lets 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
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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