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Thursday, October 23, 2008 Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?... The
McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital Community Flu
Shot Clinic will be held Wednesday, October
22 from 6:00 to 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 to 6:00
p.m. Cost for the shot is $15. Bring your
Medicare or Medicaid card if applicable. The
clinic will be held in the hospital front
lobby at the main entrance. Preservative-free
vaccine available for pregnant women and
children ages six months to three years. For
more information contact the Community
Relations Department at 417-359-1350.
Did Ya Know?... VFW
Post 2590 will hold a Halloween Dance on
October 25 at 8:00 p.m. in the Post home.
Music by Country Gold. Public Welcome, $4.00
at the door, $2.00 if in costume.
Did Ya Know?... The
Powers Museum Board and Museum Friends will
hold an Open House honoring twenty-five years
of service by Michele Hansford, Director and
Curator of Powers Museum on Sunday, October
26 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Museum,
1617 W. Oak Street.
"Freddie," said the
Sunday school teacher, "can you tell me what
we must do before we can expect forgiveness of
"Yes, sir," replied the boy. "We
"Im engaged to an
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Didnt Know She
Had Left Her Waist.
A few days ago, a well
known attorney of this City was summoned to his
telephone, and when he put his ear to the receiver, this
is the message he got from a well known South Main street
"I want you to send
my waist out right away."
"Why, I didnt
know you left your waist here," was the
"Who is this?"
demanded the woman.
"Why, this is Blank
& Blanks law office."
"Well, I wanted So
and Sos store," she replied, and the phone
rang off with a snap while the attorney chuckled.
The Bethany circle is
displaying at Miss Ella Seitz 305 North Main
street, ladies and gentlemens handkerchiefs.
Call Thursday and Friday afternoons and see them.
The Public Works
Committee met Tuesday afternoon and agreed
unanimously to recommend an administrative lot
split in the Peachtree Subdivision. Public Works
Director Chad Wampler told the committee that
Peachtree Subdivision owner Michael Woody had
requested the lot split, which would divide his
lot into two tracts. Tract A would be 1 acre and
Tract B would be 1.1 acres. Wampler said that
City staff had no objections to the split, and a
motion was approved to recommend the action to
The committee also
discussed the vacation of 11th Street east of
River Street. The committee, during its last
meeting, had approved the vacation of 11th Street
from the alley east to Prospect street. This item
proceeded to its first reading before Council
last week. The newly proposed vacation is for the
east/west alley running from Prospect to River
Street, near to the previous vacation.
Department officials contacted a number of the
residents near the alley, and Wampler noted that
one of those was opposed to the vacation. The
Department was unable to reach a few of the
neighbors for comments.
Wampler told the
committee that alleys were previously a
requirement for subdivisions, but that the
requirements had since changed. Some of the
alleys have been paved, but a number of them are
unaltered, according to Wampler.
"There are a
lot of platted and undeveloped alleys in the
City," said Wampler.
Tom Short added that he felt the City should look
at adopting a policy for the undeveloped
agreed to take no action on the vacation until
further information was obtained.
I used ta think bout the most annoyin
thing a person could do to ya was ta put ya on
hold and make ya listen to elevator music. Sounds
like soggy cornflakes.
I always thought they oughta
come on with a recordin and say, "If
you get tired of listenin to this garbage,
press one. If you want to hear this song as it
was meant to be listened to, by the original
artist, press two. If you would like to eavesdrop
on the conversation in the room where this phone
is located, press three.
Ive grown so accustomed
to hearin mindless gibberish while on hold,
Ive almost forgotten what its like to
be on hold and hear complete silence. Hopin
that someone will notice the little blinkin
Maybe the music is better. At
least you know theyre ignorin you on
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
& Clack Talk Cars
By Tom &
Using Car as
Movie Theater Shouldnt Hurt Battery.
Dear Tom and Ray:
Our 3-year-old son
has autism, and one of the things that soothes
him is to sit in our 2006 Honda Pilot and watch
DVDs on the factory-installed player while
the car is parked in the garage. I was wondering
if there is any danger of draining the battery
completely; I just turn the key to the first
position, and its usually not one for more
than an hour at a time. Stephanie.
absolutely fine, Stephanie. Running the DVD
player for an hour with the key in the accessory
position shouldnt do any harm to a good
RAY: But if you
want to be absolutely worry-free, go to Sears and
buy an automatic battery charger. You plug it
into the wall and hook it up to the battery. Then
the charger monitors the condition of your
battery, and automatically charges it back up
whenever the voltage drops. When the battery is
fully charged, the charger turns itself off and
goes back into "monitor" mode.
TOM: Then your
little guy can sit in there all day if you want
him to, and youll never have to worry about
whether the car will start. Good luck, Stephanie.
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