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Thursday, September 11, 2008 Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?....On Sept.
13th , at 7 p.m. will be the 20th Annual Outdoor
Gospel Sing at the Country Side Church, 8 miles
west of Jasper. Come enjoy The Missourians and
Ninth Hour Quartet. Call 417-394-2046 for more
Did Ya Know?... BBQ and
Bluegrass at Carthage Municipal Park on Sat.
Sept. 13th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the
fairground area to benefit Pistol Baugh. $7 will
give you a delicious meal and entertainment for a
Did Ya Know?... There
will be Child-Parent Relationship Training, Sept.
15th to Sept. 17th, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Grace
Point Assembly of God. For more information call
Did you ask father for my hand?
What did he say?
Well, he asked me how I was
fixed and I told him I had $3,000 in the bank.
And what did he say to that?
He borrowed it.
That was a beautiful hourse you
were riding Sunday, but why did you have that
piece of iron tied to her tail?
Well, I felt sorry for her. She
kept switching the flies off with her tail. So I
tied the iron on her tail so she could kill
em and then they couldnt come back to
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
IMPROVEMENTS AT COURT
Janitor D. M. Stafford of the court
house has been conducting a campaign of repair and the
windows all over the building have been given two coats
of paint where most exposed to the weather. The elevator
was recently treated to a fresh coat of varnish by its
operator, Sidney Hardaway. The interior woodwork will
also be honored in the same manner so soon as the judges
of the county court arrange for it.
The inquiry as to the mental condition
of Mrs. Eliza Berry, who has been living four miles north
of Neck City, was completed in probate court yesterday
evening, the jury bringing in a verdict pronouncing her
of unsound mind and incapable of transacting her own
business. A guardian will be appointed to take charge of
Information leading to the inquiring
was filed by Miss Lena Morris of Joplin, a niece of Mrs.
The hearing of the case was begun
yesterday morning and lasted nearly all day. Mooneyham
& Phelps were the attorneys prosecuting the inquiry,
and T. C. Tadlock represented Mrs. Berry.
Council will meet this evening at 7:30 p.m. in
the Council Chambers of City Hall. This meeting
has been scheduled for Thursday due to the
anticipated absence of a number of Council
members during the Missouri Municipal League
meeting which was held on Tuesday.
Items on the
agenda include the second reading of an ordinance
that would establish a penalty structure for
contractors working without building permits.
This item is forwarded by the City Council Public
Works Department with a recommendation to
approve. The fee structure would increase penalty
fees for each subsequent violation.
Council is also
scheduled to hear the second reading of an
ordinance that would rezone property at 1226 E.
13th Street to allow for a duplex. A citizen
participant spoke against this proposed rezoning
at the previous Council meeting, and
representatives from the Planning, Zoning and
Historic Preservation Commission recommended that
the rezoning not be approved.
Items in their
first reading include an ordinance that would add
a new section to the Carthage code regarding
payment of fees, taxes and license charges under
I became aware of a nest of
those yellow tailed wasps that like ta build
their home under my porch roof. After
applyin my secret "go away bee"
solution to the problem, I carefully (I mean with
a long stick) removed the hive from my premises.
A few minutes later, as I was sippin on
some ice tea, I noticed a lone bee. After a
little while another, and then a third bee joined
in the search. Up and down the porch they flew,
always returnin to the spot where the hive
I know the incident must have
caused lifelong trauma for the trio,
thinkin that they collectively lost contact
with their impeccable homing instincts. The three
gathered eventually at a new location a few feet
away to begin anew, blissfully ignorant of their
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
Tom & Ray Magliozzi
Dear Tom and Ray:
Recently, I heard that turning
off the cars air conditioner and opening
the window will increase gas mileage and thus
save money. While Im all for saving money,
this idea sounds bogus to me. I say opening the
windows would increase the drag, and therefore
reduce your gas mileage. Am I right? -- Sam
RAY: You are right, Sam. Using
the air conditioner does lower your gas mileage,
but not as much as opening the windows does.
TOM: Now, just to be clear,
were talking about driving at moderate to
high speeds here. At those speeds, where
aerodynamics play a crucial role in your mileage,
but not as much as opening the windows does.
RAY: When they design cars now,
and do wind-tunnel testing or modeling, its
always with the assumption that the windows will
be closed, so the sides of the car will be
smooth. Otherwise, the airflow around the car is
interrupted, and mileage will suffer. Thats
why they never let you roll down the windows on
TOM: Right. That, the frigid
temperatures and the lack of oxygen. Anyway, at
lower speeds, its more of a toss-up.
Imagine if youre stopped in traffic, or
moving at less than 20 miles per hour. Then,
aerodynamics is hardly a factor. So, in that
case, turning off the AC and opening the windows
WOULD save you more fuel.
RAY: Of course, when your
stopped in traffic and open the window,
theres no what? Breeze! So its not
always a good option despite the energy
youd save. Especially if the only breeze
youre getting a whiff of is from the diaper
truck in front of you.
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