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Thursday, January 22, 2009, Volume XVII, Number 151

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet will be held January 23rd at Memorial Hall.

Did Ya Know?... McCune-Brooks Diabetes Support Group will meet Wednesday, January 28th. The topic will be "Tasty, simple meals for One or Two". Come for tips, recipes and samples at McCune -Brooks Regional Hospital Community Room from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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.

today's laugh

A pat on the back is only a few inches from a kick in the pants.

Always try to stop talking before people stop listening.

All I ask is the chance to prove that money cannot make me happy.

All the world is a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.

Anything that doesn’t eat you today is saving you for tomorrow.

All true wisdom is found on T-shirts.

A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.

Courthouse Crowd to Organize.

There is a movement on foot among the members of the courthouse crowd to organize a mandolin club. The proposed club is to have eight members but they are not ready to have their identity made public. None of them have ever figured in a mandolin club before but all have played some instrument. J. G. Gouger has been secured as director of the club and will instruct the members as soon as their instruments arrive.

Rich Ore at Pleasant Valley Mines.

The reduction plant at the Pleasant Valley mines now being operated by French capital under the superintendence of H. M. Cornell of this city started up today. The men are working in the pump shaft, at the bottom of which was struck a 30-foot face of jack. The dirt is almost pure jack and the plant has made a ton and a half of clean ore an hour since it started up. The miners say they never saw such rich dirt.


Today's Feature

Agreement to protect students from tuition increases.

Columbia, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon today visited three public universities to announce a budget agreement for fiscal year 2010 that will protect Missouri students from tuition increases and ensure that the state’s higher education institutions receive the stable funding they need. While students in many other states likely will see double-digit tuition increases next year because of the national economic crisis, this agreement ensures that Missourians will have access to affordable educational and training programs necessary to succeed in the jobs of the future.

Under the agreement reached by Gov. Nixon and leaders of Missouri’s public four-year colleges and universities, in fiscal year 2010, the institutions will receive the same state appropriation they received in fiscal year 2009. In return, the institutions have pledged not to raise tuition or academic fees during the 2009-2010 school year.

Just Jake Talkin'


I heard ‘bout this gal that won a cookin’ contest. The secret to her roast was cuttin’ a little off each end ‘fore put’in it ta cook. She didn’t know ‘xactly why it worked but that’s the way her momma taught her.

A snoopy reporter decided ta find out why this would make it taste any better. He went to the mother and she told him that she never cooked a roast without first cuttin’ a little off each end. That’s the way her momma taught her.

So the reporter went to the grandma. He asked why this made the roast taste better, the grandma replied: "don’t know ‘bout it tastin’ better, Ma did it ‘cause wasn’t a pan big enough to fit a full roast in."

Sometimes it takes someone lookin’ a things a little different ta find out what’s really goin’ on.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.


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Talk Cars

Dear Tom and Ray:

When purchasing oil, the oil has a quality level (API SERVICE). There are many different categorie4s/types, such as SG/CD, SF, SM, SA, SB, SC, SE, to list a few. Today when I purchased oil, all the available viscosities and brands were SM. I have a 1993 Ford can with a 4.9-liter 6-cylinder engine. The owner’s manual recommends 10w-30 SG/CD, which I could not find. What do all these types mean? Do I need to be concerned? - Dave

RAY: No, don’t be concerned, Dave. The letter combinations are performance ratings from the American Petroleum Institute, or API. When your can was manufactured, the top-of-the-line motor oil was rated SG, so that’s what Ford called for.

TOM: Well, since then, oils have continued to improve. They now last longer, lubricate better and hold more contaminants in suspension. And as oils have gotten better, they’ve been given higher designations. SH replaced SG in the top spot.

RAY: And now the best-performing oil is SM. Not to be confused with tying people up and whipping them, which I’m quite sure API no longer endorses.

TOM: So, since your vehicle calls for SG or better, your engine can run on anything from SG through SM.

RAY: By the way, oil designations that start with the letter S are for gasoline engines, and those that start with C are for diesel engines.Those that start with EVOO are for salads and pasta.

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