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Thursday, October 16, 2008 Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Humane Society receives stray pets
on a daily basis, and urges animal owners to
have IDs on all pets, even indoor ones.
Without IDs the Society has no way of
returning pets to their families.
Did Ya Know?...
Three Minutes of Fame Lip Sync Competition
will be held on Thursday, October 16 at 7
p.m. in the Carthage High School Auditorium.
The event is sponsored by Grundys Body
& Frame Shop.
Did Ya Know?...
MaZ00s Wine and Beverage Tasting will
be held on Thursday, October 16 from 5 p.m.
to 8 p.m. in MaZ00s Liquor, 2506 S.
Never give a boy all the
allowance you can afford. Keep some back for
A doctor was called in to see a
rather testy aristocrat.
"Well, sir, whats the matter?"
"That, sir," growled the patient,
"is for you to find out."
"I see," said the doctor thoughtfully.
"Well, if youll excuse me for an hour
or so Ill go along and fetch a friend of
mine - a veterinarian. He is the only chap I know
who can make a diagnosis without asking
Opportunity knocks once, and
the neighbors the rest of the time.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Choral Union Elects
The Choral Union held its
annual election of officers last evening preceding its
regular weekly rehearsal. Those elected were: Prof. W.L.
Calhoun, director; W.J. Sewall, president; Miss Jessie
Caffee, vice president; Walter McElroy, secretary; W.A.
Johnson, treasurer. The Union has done a successful
years work and continues with the unabated interest
of all members.
To Remodel the
The building in Webb City
Where Marshal rich was murdered is to be remodeled and
converted into an office building. A plat of the old
building has been prepared for the use of the prosecuting
attorney in trying the murder cases arising from the
The Junior Embroidery
club, which was to have met with Miss Myrtle Blake
tomorrow afternoon, has postponed the meeting until
Department of Revenue (Department) and the
Missouri State Highway Patrol want Missouri
communities to know that even though some cities
have considered ordinances approving the use of
golf carts on their public streets, under state
and federal law not all golf carts can be used on
county roads or city streets.
overriding issue of public safety takes
precedence when use of our roads and highways is
at issue when it comes to using golf carts,"
said Director of Revenue Omar Davis. "Unless
they have been manufactured to be used as a
low-speed vehicle (LSV), golf carts do not comply
with legal standards for motor vehicles and pose
a hazard for their occupants as well as other
motorists when operated on public streets."
Missouri law does
not allow golf carts to be titled or licensed
unless identified as a low-speed vehicle with the
following appearing on the manufactured statement
of origin (MSO): the body type specified as a
low-speed vehicle; a conforming 17 digit vehicle
identification number; and a statement indicating
that the LSV meets or exceeds the minimal federal
safety requirements. All low-speed vehicles shall
be manufactured in compliance with the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration standards
for low-speed vehicles, and while some low-speed
vehicles may be used as a golf cart, not all golf
carts can be used as a low-speed vehicle.
allows municipalities to enact ordinances which
are more restrictive than state law. However,
they can not be more lenient. Therefore, the
operation of golf carts on streets or highways is
prohibited by state statute as well as being a
safety issue," stated Colonel James
Keathley, Superintendent of the Missouri State
all-terrain vehicles, there is no special
provision in state law allowing cities and
counties to authorize the use of golf carts on
local roads. State statute only allows local
governing bodies to issue special permits to
licensed drivers for extraordinary uses of
all-terrain vehicles on highways within the city
limits or on county roads within the county. No
comparable provision exists for golf carts, nor
can the all-terrain vehicle exemption be utilized
to authorize such use for golf carts.
Everyone enjoys a
tree that has attained large size. For this to
occur, a tree will need to live for decades or
even centuries. A trees long life span can be
greatly reduced by improper planting. The
technique is more than digging a hole and
throwing in a tree. Improve your trees life by
planting it properly when you get it. The only
thing more important for tree health than being
properly planted is to pick the right tree for
the right place. If either is done incorrectly,
the tree will pay the price with a shortened
life, unnecessary abuse, or both.
Nature Preserve is sponsoring the workshop and
providing the swamp white oak. Missouri
Department of Conservation Urban Forester Jon
Skinner will demonstrate the proper way to plant
a tree on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 4 P.M. The
free demonstration will be held in Kellogg Lake
Park east of Carthage on Highway 96. Meet at the
pavilion on the dam. The program will include a
discussion of what to look for when deciding what
and where to plant a tree.
welcome to attend. If you have any questions,
please call Jon at 417-629-3423.
Time ta start puttin the
summer toys away, gettin ready for cool
In these parts the Maple Leaf
Festival marks the official end of the warm
weather season. Leaf rakin and
mulchin the garden begins, and the wash tub
is placed on the mower for the season.
For many it means the crop of
walnuts and pecans will soon be comin. In
my particular instance, it means a good deal of
activity by the squirrels in the neighborhood. I
never seem ta be able to outsmart the critters,
and I suppose they make better use of the
vegetation than I would anyway. At least I
dont have ta worry bout puttin a
pecan through my neighbors window
durin the first spring mowin.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
& Clack Talk Cars
By Tom & Ray Magliozzi
Jumper Cables Pose No Danger
Dear Tom and Ray:
My wife heard a
report on a local station warning people not to
use jumper cables on modern cars. The guy said
they could cause "unstable voltage" and
damage on-board computer operations. I own a 2005
Subaru and a 2007 Ford. When I contacted both
vehicles dealerships, each told me it is OK
to use jumper cables. Additionally, each told me
that the devices they use in their repair
departments to start cars with dead or low
batteries are just like jumper cables. So?
Whats the truth? Are my dealerships
service representatives ignorant? Please advise!
RAY: It sounds
like youre describing my brother, Rob.
Unstable voltage and on-board computer problems.
your dealerships service representatives
are exactly right. We jump-start cars all the
time at the ship, and have never had any car
suffer from "unstable voltage" or
computer damage when it was jump-started
RAY: Now, there
are lots of problems that can be created if you
hook up the jumper cables backward.
TOM: Right. That
can cause unstable voltage, unstable angina,
fried computers, angry customers and lots of
RAY: So, when you
DO jump-start a car, you want to take great care
to make sure youre doing it correctly. If
youre not sure how to jump-start a car, we
have a diagram and instructions on our Web site
at www.cartalk.com. Print em out and stick
em in your glove compartment.
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