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Thursday, August 20, 2009 Volume XVIII, Number 44
Did Ya Know?... The Pet Photo
Contest put on by the Carthage Humane Society is taking
place now until the end of the month. They will use 12
entries for their 2010 Calender. Entry fee is $10, no
limit on entries. For info, call 417-439-7134.
Did Ya Know?... Friends Reaching
Out, meeting Friday ,August 21st 6:30 pm at Southwest
Missouri Bank in Carthage ,
This is a group for singles of all ages
seeking friendship in a setting of fun , games, food .
.Widows, divorced , men and women are invited , there is
no charge . We ask you bring a light appetizer and your
creative ideas on different activities .
A warthog hits
this lady and the husband calls 911.
The operator, "Where are you
The husband replies, "Im on
The operator, "Can you spell
"Well... Ill just drag her
over to Oak so you can you pick her up there?"
A police recruit was asked during the
exam, "What would you do if you had to arrest your
own mother?" He answered, "Call for
If you bet somebody 5 bucks for
something and then you proceed to go hunting... you just
might be a redneck.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Pipe Distribution In
The distribution along the streets of
the pipe for the big water mains for the new municipal
water works plant begun yesterday and continued today. It
is only the larger pipe which is thus being distributed,
and it is taken directly from cars upon wagons and hauled
to the points where it will be used. The double handling
of the pipe is thus avoided.
These pipes will be put under ground
first. The smaller pipes will not be laid until later and
are being stored in the railroad switchyard until they
12-inch sections of the mains are laid
on the gutter along the west side of the courthouse
today, All the pipe will be placed adjacent to and on the
square. One string of the 16-inch main will lead from the
pumping station at the east end of Fifth street to Grant
street and this main will be laid on Fifth street. This
16-inch main has arrived and will be distrbuted within a
City Tax Levy Reduction
Calculations by City
Clerk Lynn Campbell indicate that the
City of Carthage will see a reduction in
City property taxes this year (see chart
on Mornin' Mail pdf). Tax levy's are
adjusted each year, and depending on the
valuation of property, are supposed to
keep the actual tax revenue approximately
the same from year to year. This year's
increase in overall valuations in the
City could result in the Council setting
the levy a couple of cents lower for the
Skate Board Park
Ace Mohr shows some air
time during yesterday's Skate Park Ribbon
Cutting Ceremonies. (see photo on Mornin'
Growin' up in a small town with gravel
roads and few sidewalks, I didn't have much use
for a skate board as a kid. 'Course back then the
only boards were built in the garage outa an old
pair of roller skates.
Watchin' the skate boarders out
at the skate park yesterday for some reason
brought back old memories of my youth. A broken
collar bone, stitches to by forehead, a cracked
bone in my leg, all a part of my adventures as a
I'm sure there are and will
continue to be plenty of bangs and bruises bein'
encountered throughout the city as a result of
various recreational activities. The skate park
may concentrate many of these in one location,
but I doubt it increases the overall emergency
room visits much.
I do wince a little, just
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin'.
CLICK and CLACK
Dear Tom and Ray:
I have a 1991 Chevy s-10 with a
four cylinder mill. I bought it because I had to
park my Ford f-350 Dually. when deisel fuel went
above $4 a gallon. I had the Chevy less than a
year and have had very little trouble with it--
until I struck oil! I noticed that a had to add
oil frequently. I wasnt seeing any leaks or
smoke. Then one day I took off the radiator cap
and discovered: OIL. My question is- how does oil
get into the water system without getting water
into the oil? The truck has a five speed
transmission , so there is no transmission oil
cooler. The oil is coming from the engine what
could be happening here?--Allen
TOM: Well, unless in a drunken
stupor you added a quart of oil to you radiator,
you have a blown head gasket or cracked head. Or
RAY: If the crack is near the
oil pump, the oil passsing by the crack is under
100 lbs of pressure, thus being pushed into the
water jacket where the coolant pressure is little
as 15 psi.
TOM: Eventually you will get so
much oil in there you could blow a cooling hose
or the radiator.
RAY: If the truck is otherwise
in good condition, have someone pull off the
cylinder head and maybe it will be just a blown
gasket. Replace it and be done.
TOM: If it is not the head
gasket, then have your mechanic examine the head
for cracks. If your head is okay(which has never
been true in my brothers case), then you
have to assume you have a cracked block, and you
will need to find a used motor for this little
gem of a job.
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