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published every weekday except major holidays
Thursday, September 4, 2008 Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?...The
friends of the Carthage Public Library will have
their monthly used book sale on Saturday, Sept.
6th from 8 a.m. to noon at 510 S. Garrison.
Did Ya Know?... "Ice
Cream for Books" readers are invited to an
ice cream party on Sat. Sept. 6th at 1 p.m. at
the Carthage Public Library in the Community
room. Call Deb at 417-237-7040 for more
Did Ya Know?...The
Carthage Humane Society is having a Coolest Pet
Photo Contest for a winning cat and dog for the
2009 Carthage Human Society calendar. Call Gail
at 417-439-7134 for more information.
That dentist wasnt
Why, did he hurt you?
No, but he yelled when I bit
Im going to buy a book.
Yes, my husband bought me the
most adorable reading lamp yesterday.
And, Doctor, do you think
cranberries are healthy?
Ive never heard one
Whats the difference
between a French Girl and an American Girl?
The Atlantic Ocean.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
DIDNT TAKE CAN
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Bright
today dismissed the case against Floyd Wells, the 13 year
old boy charged with stealing $70 which had been buried
by Mrs. Cora Bryan, who lives south of the American
Mills. The case was dismissed for lack of evidence
against the defendant.
The money was buried in a tin can in
the front yard of Mrs. Bryans home about three
oclock on the afternoon of August 25. Mrs. Bryan
wanted to go on an errand to a farm house in the
neighborhood, and in order to insure the safety of her
money during her absence, she dug a small hole in the
yard near the house and placed the can containing the
money in it.
She put just enough earth over the can
to conceal it and placed a large rock over the spot to
conceal the fresh dirt from any observer.
Upon her return two hours after burying
the money she immediately looked in the hiding place to
see if the can was safe, and to her consternation found
that it was gone. She instituted a search, and in some
way grew to suspect that her nephew Wells, living a
quarter of a mile west of her home, had either gained
possession of the money or knew who had it. Both
circumstances were denied by him, but his arrest
followed. No evidence could be secured against the lad as
he has not been seen to have or spend any money.
The officers are inclined to suspect
another of the womans relatives of the theft.
Women at Stones Throw.
Dinner Theatre announces its upcoming production
of Neil Simons Jakes Women.
Jakes Women is a romantic comedy by Neil
Simon, to be presented by Stones Throw
Dinner Theatre of Carthage, Missouri this coming
September. Additional funding assistance is
provided by the Missouri Arts Council and Schmidt
Show dates are
September 4, 5, & 6, and Sept. 12 & 13,
with a Sunday matinee on Sept. 14. Doors open at
6:00 pm, with dinner served at 6:30 pm and show
starting at 7:30 pm. Sunday matinee opens at
12:30 pm, with lunch served at 1:00 pm and show
starting at 2:00 pm.
Ticket prices are
$20.00 for adults, $19.00 for Seniors over 55,
$17.00 for youth under 16, and children under
five admitted free.
be made by calling the theatre at 417-358-9665 or
Betty Bell at 417-358-7268, online at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting the
Stones Throw website at
Directed by Doug
Dickey, Jakes Women stars Kevin Provins in
the title role, with Shana Kleinhans, Shanti
Navarre, Morgan Sneed, Cheyla Navarre, Linda
Bailey, Lyn Whyte, and Amber Norton as
Poor Jake. A very
successful novelist, his marriage is not so
successful. In fact, his wife wants to leave him.
So in an effort to help him through this crisis,
the women in his life come to his rescue. Sort
of. Theres his boisterous sister who bosses
him around, his sardonic analyst who seems to
enjoy taunting him, his grown daughter whos
wise beyond her years, and his revered first wife
who is clueless but with good reason. But
heres the problem the conversations
are in his imagination. He even talks with his
daughter when she was just a child, and has
poignant dialogs with his first wife who, by the
way, is dead. Imagination invades the reality,
especially when struggling to discuss the
marriage with his estranged wife, or trying to
decide on his future with his new girlfriend. The
result is a moving romantic comedy with laughter
and tears as only Neil Simon can craft a story.
Its always odd to run
into folks ya know in a place ya didnt
expect to see em..
I happened upon several at a
bluegrass music festival a while back. Some of
em didnt surprise me that they were
attendin the even, just didnt expect
to see em. Others I had no idea they had an
interest in suck things. Some were folks I
hadnt seen for several years, others I see
ever now and then around these parts.
Then there were those that I
was wantin to run into that I never found.
I know they were there, just didnt make
There were also the three or
four folks I didnt know, but kept
seein em at various times. I
wasnt following them around, but I
wonder if they dont think I was. Or maybe
they were keepin an eye on me.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
Tom & Ray Magliozzi
My wife wants to buy a Honda
Fit, but now she is worried about the gas tank.
It is located under the front seat rather than
under the trunk. Is this dangerous?---Prentiss.
RAY: Youre not trying to
knock her off, are you, Prentiss? If we tell you
its dangerous, youre not going to buy
her the car, then take out a large life insurance
policy on her, are you?
TOM: Its not dangerous,
as far as wee can tell, Prentiss. We dont
know definitively, because the Fit has only been
out for a few years, and its possible that
a problem could come to light later. But from
what we can tell, its not an issue.
RAY: Most cars have their gas
tank right behind the back seat, conveniently
enough, where the mother-in-law usually rides.
Youll notice no ones ever written to
us to complain about that!
TOM: Honda moved the gas tank
in the Fit under the drivers seat to create
ore room in the back to fold the seats flat. An
it is a very nice, functional design, from the
point of view of usable interior space.
RAY: When we looked underneath,
a Fit, we noticed that the tank doesnt
extend right to the outside edge of the vehicle.
Its at least somewhat protected behind a
side structural member.
TOM: Heres what we do
know. When the Fit was crash-tested, it got top
ratings for both frontal crashes and
drivers side impacts.
RAY: These days, gas tanks are
made of plastic, and theyre pretty hard to
puncture. Theyre actually very resilient,
in our experience.
TOM: We have no evidence that
suggests its a problem and think its
an excellent little car.
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