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Wednesday, January 15, 2009, Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?...
American Legion & Auxiliary meets this
coming Thursday night Jan 15th at 7pm on the
second floor of the Memorial Hall.
DAV & Auxiliary meets
next Tuesday night Jan 20th at 7pm on the
second floor of the Memorial Hall.
Did Ya Know?... On
February 7, 2009, Magic Moments will be
hosting the 8th Annual Bowling Round Up to
benefit people with special needs in the 4
States. The bowler that raises the most money
for Magic Moments will win a 31.5" Flat
Panel Television. Call 417 325-4490
Things Bill Gates would
like to change about the automotive industry...
New seats would require
everyone to have the same body size.
Wed all have to switch to
The U.S. government would get
subsidies from an automaker--a first.
The oil, alternator, gas, and
engine warning lights would be replaced by a
single "General Car Fault" warning
Sun Motorsystems would make a
car that was solar-powered, twice as reliable,
five times as fast, but ran on only 5% of the
Occasionally your car would die
for no apparent reason and you would have to
restart it. Strangely, you would just accept this
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Cyclists Must Carry
Marshal Stafford is preparing to begin
a crusade against the cyclists who persist in riding at
night without lamps. Said he, "There is a city
ordinance against riding at night without a light and as
there has been many complaints about the practice I have
determined to enforce it." Cyclists will take
warning accordingly as failure to comply with the
ordinance will lead to arrests.
Sent to the
Alice Ridge, the 16-year-old girl
arrested Thursday night charged with vagrancy, pleaded
guilty before Justice T. M. Garland and was committed to
the Girls Industrial school at Chillicothe, Mo., to
remain until 21 years of age.
She was not locked up, but remained at
the Commercial hotel. Marshal Stafford left last night
for Chillicothe with the girl in charge. She accompanied
Stones Throw Theatre,
Carthage, Mo. is proud to present OPALS
BABY written by John Patrick, directed by Carole
Lenger with Betsy Fleischaker as Assistant
Director and produced by special arrangement with
Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Additional funding
is provided by Missouri Arts Council and Schmidt
Performances will be at
Stones Throw Dinner Theatre, 796 South
Stone Lane, Carthage, Mo. on Feb. 5-7 and 13-15,
2009. Reservations can be made by calling Betty
Bell at 417-358-7268 or the theatre at
417-358-9665 or on line at email@example.com.
Opal Kronkie at her tumbledown
home on the edge of the city dump, spends time
with her neighbors, family, friends and enemies.
Warmharted Opal does her best to make everybody
happy and looks to her own future, which puts a
whole new twist on motherhood. Betty Bell
(returns as Opal), Shanti Navarre (as Rosie),
Bill Welsh (as Norman), Pete Schlau (as Spencer),
Pam White Schaffer (as Granny) and Ceciley
Hubbard (as Verna), and Cartole Lenger (in her
directoral debut) as Director. Pam and Ceciley
are newcomers toStones Throw.
From what Ive read,
retirement aint what it used ta be. They
say a lotta folks just keep on goin, and
goin and goin.
By the year 2050, there are
supposed ta be over twice as many over the age of
65 livin in the U.S. as there are now.
They say that the big business
types are tryin ta figure out what this
enlarged mass of maturity will be buyin and
what their eatin habits and such will be.
Course there may be some
adjustment in the size a print in newspapers and
maybe the numbers on telephones, but more likely
Id reckon, there will be some new
technology to obscure most ailments.
Women seem ta be noticeably
outlivin the men folk and difference seems
ta be increasin. I wont make any
speculation on that statistic at all.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
Tom & Ray Magliozzi
Dear Tom and Ray:
I live in India, and have a
question about my fathers car (he lives in
Dubai). He bought a new Peugeot 307 in May.
Its a lovely car, but about a month ago we
had an accident. A car came up from behind and
hit our car in the left rear corner. There is no
noise coming from the wheel that hit the curb, no
vibration, and the alignment looks fine.
Its as if nothing had happened. My question
is, could there be any damage that has no
symptoms? Should we go to the repair shop even if
nothing seems wrong? - Aniket
TOM: Its a good question,
Aniket. In a sense, youre right. If
youre experiencing no symptoms at all,
its unlikely that anything major is going
to fall off. But the answer to you general
question is: Yes, there COULD be damage that you
RAY: Right. I mean, look at my
brother. He looks perfectly normal. Well, not
really. OK, I withdraw that analogy, Aniket.
TOM: You say that the alignment
looks fine. But if the alignment were off by a
little bit, theres no way youd be
able to tell that with the naked eye. You
wouldnt know the alignment was off until
you noticed that your right rear tire was all
chewed up or was wearing out irregularly in a
couple thousand miles.
RAY: Right. Its possible
that a control arm or trailing arm, or some other
rear suspension component, got bent a little bit
in the impact, and thats something
youd want to know before you ruined your
tires or needed to make another emergency
TOM: So I would take it to a
mechanic, tell him what happened and ask him to
have a look. And if he says everything looks
fine, then you can forget all about it.
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