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Thursday, October 9, 2008 Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?... The
Worlds Largest Gathering of Small
Electrical appliances will be held from
October 9-11 at JRs Small Electrical
Appliance Museum, Diamond, MO. 417-467-0707
for more information.
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage V.F.W. Post 2590 will host the 7th
District Meeting on October 12, 2008. Dinner
at 12:30, Meetings to follow.
Did Ya Know?... The
Maple Leaf Festival Quilt Show begins
Thursday, October 9 at from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
in the Powers Museum, 1617 West Oak Street,
A busy, slightly obsessive
young lawyer decided that he badly needed a
hobby. Since his buddies talked about sailing all
the time, he decided hed give it a go. He
went to the local boat shop and asked a lot of
questions. Everything seemed to be going well.
Then the lawyer asked, "How do you dock the
The salesman replied,
"Well, you dont really dock the
sailboat, you tie it up on a float just beyond
the dock. This way you wont bang up the
finish on the craft."
"Well then," the
lawyer asked, "how do you get out to the
"Good question." The
salesman told him that you can get a small raft
and paddle out to the boat, or just walk out to
the boat, if you dont mind getting wet.
"Oh, I get it," the
lawyer replied. "Its Row vs.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Almost Ready to Begin
A surveyor was down to the
site for the new Elk club house yesterday and surveyed
the lines for the foundation. On Monday the committee in
charge of the work will meet and let the contract for the
A $25,000 Mining
The Alice H. Mining Co.,
of Joplin filed articles of incorporation today with a
capital stock of $25,000 divided into shares of $25 each,
all paid in. The shareholders, all of Joplin, are as
follows: W.P. Leon, $21,825; C. W. Power, $3,125; O.H.
McKennon, $25; E.H. Mower, $25.
The Christian Endeavor
society of the Presbyterian church disbanded last night
and will reorganize next Sunday. The object of this move
is to relieve the older members of the society that they
may take up regular church work, and to reorganize the
Endeavor with younger people.
The Public Works
Committee met on Tuesday afternoon and accepted a
bid for demolition of a building at 1017 S. River
Street. The building has suffered fire damage and
damage from falling limbs.
Two bids were
received for the demolition, one from B&D
Yardbuilders and one from Services Unlimited. The
bids were both for $2,800. The committee agreed
to recommend to Council the approval of the bid
from Services Unlimited, which is based out of
Carthage. The item will be presented to Council
as a resolution.
The annual Maple
Leaf Festival Quilt Show will begin today,
Thursday, October 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the
Powers Museum, 1617 West Oak Street. The free
show is sponsored by the Four Corners Quilters
Guild and will feature antique and contemporary
creations from the Carthage and Jasper County
area. The show will continue through October 29.
One feature of this years show includes a
unique hand woven, hand embroidered pre-Civil War
era bed covering that was donated to the museum
by the Birkhead family.
I saw somethin the other day that really
ticked me off. Then I forgot what it was.
Unfortunately, not knowin why I was ticked
off didnt alter the fact that I was ticked.
After a while, I started
getting ticked that I couldnt
remember why I was ticked in the first place. The
resulting double tick stacked up to the point
that I think I started lookin for thick
facts that might depict me bein ticked. At
that point I decided it just wasnt worth
the effort and became deticked.
Most would have to agree that
the natural unticked state is a more wholesome
place ta be. The fact bein that I usually
dont have ta go lookin for any
particular ticker to tackle. If ya need an excuse
ta be ticked, you can use this column.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
& Clack Talk Cars
By Tom & Ray Magliozzi
Dear Tom and Ray:
My 1997 Honda Accord Wagon has
89,702 miles. Im 82 - I drive 36 miles
round trip once a week to bowl. The rest of the
week I go to shop, church, clubs, etc. All of
that is probably 10 miles total. My problem is
that, mostly after the 36-mile round trip
followed by several stop-and-go errands, the car
will not start. The key just doesnt work.
The Honda dealer said it would cost $350 to fix.
Im 82 - I cant deal with this stress.
Suggestions, please, NOW. I need to go get my
hair cut. Thanks. - Marge
RAY: Weve been waiting to
hear from you, Marge. Your neighbors have been
writing to us, complaining that your beehive is
getting awfully ragged around the edges.
TOM: You say, "The key
just doesnt work." I assume you mean
that you turn the key all the way to the
"start" position to start the car, and
nothing happens. You get dead silence. If
thats the case - given the conditions under
which this happens - then you probably need a new
RAY: And thats about
$350. It may cost a little less at an independent
shop than it does at the dealership. If you
dont have an independent mechanic you like
and trust (because if you trusted this guy, you
wouldnt have written to us and cancelled
your hair appointment), you can find one through
our Mechanics Files.
TOM: You go to www.cartalk.com,
click on the Mechanics Files, and enter your ZIP
code and the word "Honda." Itll
give you a list of mechanics in your area who
work on Hondas and have been personally
recommended by other readers and listeners of
RAY: Maybe you can even find a
good place within walking distance of your beauty
shop, Marge. Then they can swap out your starter
while youre sitting under the hair dryer
reading the latest copy of Vogue. Good luck.
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