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Thursday, September 25, 2008 Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?... On Sept.
24th, the diabetes Support Group will meet at 4
p.m in the Relationship Center at McCune-Brooks
Regional Hospital. Galen Snodgrass, MBRH Chaplain
will speak on "The Healing Power of Positive
Thinking: Diabetes Included." Call
417-359-2652 for more info.
Did Ya Know?... Ulmer
Funeral Home is sponsoring a "Surviving
Spouse" group, the first meeting will be on
Oct. 6th at 5 p.m. at the Ulmer Funeral Home
Community Room with a light dinner provided at no
charge. Call 417-358-2222 for more info and to
Did Ya Know?...
September 29th is the deadline for application
entry for the Maple Leaf Festival Little Miss
& Mister, Junior and Queen pageants. For more
information contact the Chamber of Commerce at
I can fix castor oil with
orange juice so you wont taste it.
Good, I dont like the taste of orange
She must be very musical.
How can you tell?
By the chords in her neck.
You say your son plays the
piano like Paderwski?
Yes. He uses both hands.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Call Hefner As Regular
Presbyterian Church People Pleased With His Work.
Rev. Elbert Hefner, who
has been serving as supply pastor of the Main street
Presbyterian church for the past six months, was
unanimously called to the regular pastorate at the
congregational meeting held in the church last meeting.
It will be necessary for
this action of the congregation to be ratified at the
semi-annual session of the Carthage presbytery, the fall
session which will be held in Mount Vernon. The
presbytery will also appoint a committee to assist in the
installation of Rev. Mr. Hefner as the Main street
The congregation has been
much pleased with the work of Rev. Hefner since he came
her after his graduation from college at Allegheny, Pa.
Rev. Mr. Hefner, Joseph
Prather and A.P. Knowles will represent the Main street
church at the approaching presbytery.
And Distinguished Career."
Commissioner Tom Shelley attended his final
Council meeting before retirement on Tuesday
evening. Council approved a resolution signifying
the Citys appreciation for Shelleys
35 years of service, 31 of which were spent as
director of the Street Department. Mayor Jim
Woestman read the resolution and presented
Shelley with a plaque in honor of his "long
and distinguished career."
meeting all of the other City department heads as
well as the members of City Council expressed
their appreciation for Shelleys knowledge,
expertise and dedication.
his thanks to the past and present City employees
and Council members.
had the privilege to work with a lot of good
people," said Shelley.
approved the general support of a proposal in
which the County would apply for a grant from the
Harry S. Truman Coordinating Council to help
offset the cost for removing the roll-off
dumpsters from the Carthage Recycling Center.
Council recently raised the rates for disposal of
construction materials at the landfill in order
to compensate for rising costs of dumpster
removal. The rate change has caused an increase
to the level of illegal disposal of construction
materials on County property.
Harry S. Truman
Director Harry Rogers told Council that he
encouraged the County to seek the grant, which
would subsidise a portion of the loss at the
landfill and allow the City to reduce the rates
back to the previous levels. The grant process,
according to Rogers, is lengthy, and approval is
not certain. Representatives from the County
expressed an interest in receiving an indication
from the City as to whether or not Council would
support the idea. The motion to support was
They say that the worst thing about a cow
bein at the back of a line is that the view
never changes. Course the good thing is ya
dont have ta do much thinkin as ya
wander through the pasture.
I probably heard that
story from some motivational speaker at one time
or another over the last twenty years. Looks like
theyd come up with an original way to
illustrate the point.
I suppose theyre like
most of us, we get used to ploddin along
the path and dont really wanna be bothered
with change. Even if the view isnt that
Ive walked a few cow
paths. No matter where ya are in line, you still
have ta watch your step.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
& Clack Talk Cars
By Tom & Ray Magliozzi
From Tailpipe Is No Big Deal
Dear Tom and Ray:
purchased a used 06 Subaru Outback. It was
a rental car that came from the Tahoe, Nev.,
area. I have noticed water coming out of my
tailpipes, and there is a lot of it. At times, it
looks like rain. Should I be concerned? I live in
Iowa and didnt know if the change in
altitude would cause something like this, or if
it might be something else. - Shannon
TOM: Shannon, what
the heck are you doing snooping around behind
your car? Cut it out!
RAY: Yeah. No good
can possibly come from it, Shannon. Especially if
the neighbors catch you.
TOM: Actually, the
water is nothing to worry about. Water is a
natural by-product of combustion, and seeing it
come out of the tailpipe means that the engine is
running nice and clean.
RAY: The water
might be most noticeable after a series of short
trips. Short trips allow water to condense in the
cooler exhaust system and accumulate in the
TOM: On a
four-cylinder car, the water will sometimes spray
out in spurts that coincide with the firing of
the cylinders. Im assuming thats what
you mean when you say it looks like rain. If
youre actually seeing a torrential downpour
with little bolts of lightning that go from the
tailpipe down to the ground, then you may want to
get a second opinion.
RAY: But in
general, having water come out of the exhaust
pipe is perfectly normal. Unlike whatever
youre doing snooping around back there.
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