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Thursday, November 6, 2008 Volume XVII,
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
Carthage Crisis Center will present a free
furniture and appliance distribution on
Saturday, November 8, 2008 from 10 a.m. until
12 noon at the corner of Main and 2nd Street.
Furniture donations will be accepted between
6 and 9:30 a.m. on November 8. For more
information call 358-3533.
Did Ya Know?... In
recognition of National Diabetes Education
Week (Nov. 2-8) McCune-Brooks Regional
Hospital is offering a free glucose screen on
Tuesdays throughout November from 8 to 10
a.m. Screening will be held in the outpatient
laboratory inside the main entrance. Water
only for 8-12 hours prior to testing.
"I want to know,"
said the grim-faced woman, "how much money
my husband drew out of the bank last week."
"I cannot give you that
information, madam," answered the man in the
"Youre the paying
teller, arent you?" asked the woman.
"Yes," he responded,
"but Im not the telling payer."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
During the past week a
check was cashed at one of the Carthage banks which, on
account of the time which has elapsed since it was drawn
is of more than passing interest. The check was signed by
Dr. F.W. Flower in favor of Dr. J.A. Carter and was
tendered in payment of office rent ten years ago. Dr.
Carter misplaced the check and forgot all about it until
it accidentally came to light a few days ago. It was
presented at the bank upon which it was drawn and as Dr.
Flower is still doing business with the bank at which it
was presented it was readily paid.
Mesdames Robt. Grissom and
Robt. Elliot went to Independence, Kansas, yesterday, to
visit Mrs. Elliots parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Mrs. O.S. Kelly of Fallis,
Oklahoma is visiting her aunt Mrs. Joseph Peiffer.
Earlier this week
the City Council Public Services Committee
approved a motion to recommend to Council a
change in the composition of the McCune-Brooks
Regional Hospital Board of Directors.
McCune-Brooks CEO Bob Copeland was present at the
meeting to speak to committee members.
Regional Hospital is owned by the City of
Carthage. City ordinance currently requires that
3/5 of the hospitals board of trustees be
comprised of City residents. Copeland told the
committee that recent state legislature, on which
the Citys ordinance is based, had been
amended changing Missouris residency
requirements for City-owned hospitals. The new
legislature broadens the field of residency to
the entirety of the state, instead of limiting it
to the City, according to Copeland.
Copeland told the
committee that he felt this was too broad, but
did request a change in the percentage of
Carthage residents serving on the board.
request for an ordinance amendment was that all
of the board members must reside in Jasper
County, and of those, 1/3 must reside in the City
limits of Carthage.
ensure a fair representation of patients,"
that Sedalia, one of the other 4 cities in
Missouri with a City-owned hospital, has amended
its ordinances to reflect the state changes.
Bill Welch noted that the Mayor is responsible
for the appointment of board members for the
hospital, and would still have control over the
composition of the board with the new ordinance,
adding that the entirety of the board could be
agreed that the change would allow for a larger
pool of candidates for the board.
A motion was
unanimously approved to recommend to Council an
amendment to the ordinance pertaining to the
composition of the hospital board.
Halloween is over, the elections are over, now
its time to turn our attention toward that
annual celebration of excessive gluttony, Turkey
Oh sure, there are those who
would tell you the holiday is more about
gatherin of family and takin comfort
in the efforts and rewards of the harvest. But
then, by the last reckonin I heard, less
that 2% of us actually take part in a real
harvest any more.
Course gettin the
family to actually sit down at the table and
share a meal probly is somethin out
of the ordinary these days. Typically at our
family Turkey Day, the table is so full a food no
one can sit at the table anyway.
I guess when it comes down to
it, Thanksgivin is a family day. The food
is just serendipity.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
|Click & Clack Talk
By Tom and Ray Magliozzi
Dear Tom and Ray:
I got my drivers license
about five months ago. I drive a 2006 Toyota
Highlander, and each day I get on the highway and
drive 45 minutes to get to school. When I get
onto the highway, I like to floor it and
accelerate as quickly as the V-6 can take me. I
just love hearing the roar of the engine. Then,
as soon as I get to 65 mph, I quickly let off the
pedal and cruise at the speed limit. Is it bad
for me to "floor it" a lot, and will
that hurt the engine? Or is it fine? I would hate
to mess up the new car my parents just got me.
Thanks! - Neil
TOM: Neil, we want to thank
RAY: Yes. This is one of the
worst things you can do to your car. We count on
behavior just like this to provide a steady
income for us at the garage.
TOM: Right. And one of my kids
is still in college, so keep it up, Neil.
RAY: The reason its bad
is that when you floor the gas pedal, you start a
chain reaction that slams one expensive component
into the next. The pistons slam the connecting
rods. The connecting rods slam against the
crankshaft. The crankshaft slams the
transmission. The transmission slams the axles,
and on down the line.
TOM: When those parts are
whacked around like that by the torque you
create, they wear out and break faster.
Thats how we mechanics make our boat
payments every month.
RAY: So, if you want your car
to last as long as possible, accelerate gently.
ITs fine to go 65 mph - thats no
problem. But get there smoothly. The same is true
for driving around town.
TOM: And if you take our
advice, Neil, youll find that, as a bonus,
your gas mileage will improve measurably - enough
so that you can afford to buy one of those NASCAR
CDs of the sounds of roaring engines you like so
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