A blonde was visiting Washington, DC
for the first time. She wanted to see the Capitol
building. Unfortunately, she couldnt find it, so
she asked a police officer for directions, "Excuse
me, officer, how do I get to the Capitol building?"
The officer replied, "Wait here at
this bus stop for the number 54 bus. Itll take you
right there." She thanked the officer and he drives
Three hours later the police officer
returned to the same area and, sure enough, the blonde is
still waiting at the same bus stop. The officer got out
of his car and said, "Excuse me, but to get to the
Capitol building, I said to wait here for the number 54
bus. That was three hours ago. Why are you still
The blonde replied, "Dont
worry, officer, it wont be long now. The 45th bus
just went by!"
- All I ask is the chance to prove that
money cannot make me happy.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
REVIVAL WORK IN THE
Rev. C.B. Boving of
Lamar Preached Last Night - Genreal Plans.
Rev. C.B. Boving, pastor of the
Presbyterian church at Lamar, took Rev. J.B.
Culppers place at the revival tent last night and
preached an able and attractive servon on "The
Gospel." He is spoken of by Rev. Mr. Culpepper as a
promising young man in the ministry.
Two thousand people were present last
night. Several conversions were made.
Speaking of the date of his departure
this morning, Rev. Culpepper said that since the rains
are destroying the intensity and continuity of the work,
the meetings will be longer drawn out, since he will not
be content to quit the field until satisfactory results
are brought about. The mens meeting will be held
Thursday at the tent, but a meeting for women only will
be held at the Methodist Church on Main Street.
Musical Performers at Carver
Carver National Monument announces the
park will have a day full of musical
performances on Saturday, July 11, 2009,
in conjunction with the Annual Carver
The park welcomes back
the outstanding gospel performances of
Shiloh Baptist Church Choir, Joplin,
Missouri, and Washington Avenue Baptist
Church Choir, Springfield, Missouri.
Shiloh is scheduled to perform at 10 a.m.
and Washington Avenue will perform at
Gospel blues singer and
guitarist Reverend John Wilkins will
provide several original songs. Wilkins
is the son of legendary blues singer
Robert Wilkins, who was a major musician
of Memphis blues in the 1920s and 1930s.
Wilkins sound is known as a blend
of the "country blues" style
learned from his father and
gospel-infused music that he has made as
his own sound.
He was recently
spotlighted in Living Blues magazine, and
has performed at several blues festivals.
Reverend Wilkins will perform at 10:30
a.m. and 12 noon.
To end the day, Kufara,
African marimba musicians from Joplin,
Missouri, will perform starting at 2 p.m.
Kufaras music is transcribed for
marimba from the mbira, an ancient
Pommert, Neosho, Missouri, will serve as
emcee and will provide musical selections
throughout the day as well.
Ive always heard you should pick
your battles. Not take on just anything that
comes along cause battlin takes a lot
of time an energy. The problem is the fewer
battles ya take on, the fewer ya wanna pick.
After a while its just easier ta not pick
Course, as a friend a
mine used to like ta say, "Who gives a rip
There is little doubt that
there are things worth stickin your neck
out for, but mostly its committin the
time and energy necessary to get something
worthwhile accomplished. The other thing
necessary is to utilize all the tools available
to complete the task. Not goin at it half
hearted. Its easy to sit around and jabber
about somethin, nother thing to
actually get off the porch and get after it.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin
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CLICK and CLACK
by Tom & Ray Magliozzi
Dear Tom and Ray:
Who is the real leader in
hybrid technology? The last time I went into a
Toyota dealership, the salesman told me that
Toyota had just sold its first-generation hybrid
technology to Ford because Toyota has developed
its second generation. The implication is that
Ford will never be able to catch Toyota. From
your examination of hybrids, does this appear to
be the case? Is Ford technologically remedial? -
RAY: Well, I think its
only fair to give Toyota credit for being the
hybrid leader right now. It was the first car
company to develop and sell a large number of
hybrids to otherwise gas-guzzling Americans.
TOM: The third-generation Prius
is out now, and again, its even better than
the last version. Not only does it get 50 miles
per gallon in the city, but its also a
roomy, seemingly reliable car with very few
RAY: That said, theres
nothing remedial about what Ford is doing. What
weve heard (and remember, were only
slightly more trustworthy than your car dealer,
Bruce) is that Ford developed its own hybrid
technology, but that it was similar enough to
Toyotas that Ford opted to make a licensing
deal with Toyota, rather than risk being sued for
TOM: Or, Ford stole
Toyotas technology and got caught!
RAY: Anyway, now Ford has its
second generation of hybrids out, and the Ford
Fussion Hybrid midsize sedan gets an impressive
41 miles per gallon in the city. By comparison,
the latest, comparably sized Toyota Camry Hybrid
gets only 33.
TOM: Ford is hardly a laggard
these days. And I wouldnt hesitate to buy a
hybrid from either company.
NASCAR THIS WEEK
By Monte Dutton
Looks for Cup Victory
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Brian
Vickers, who made a switch to Toyota when the
Japanese manufacturer entered the Sprint Cup
Series in 2007, has yet to win a race, but feels
the progress of Team Red Bull is evidenced by his
success in qualifying.
Vickers, 25, won his third pole
of the season at Michigan International Speedway,
though he wound up finishing ninth in the
"It always feels good to
be the fastest driver in this series on any given
day," he said. "Its a challenge,
to say the least. This is the most competitive
racing series in the world, definitely here in
"Sitting on the pole is no
easy accomplishment. ... (The team) gave me a
Vickers, who is from
Thomasville, N.C., has won eight poles in his
career and won a race at Talladega, Ala., in
October 2006. At the time of his lone victory, he
was at Hendrick Motorsports. Vickers has remained
patient at Team Red Bull, a new entry at the time
he signed up, as its performance has gradually
"I think were making
gains," said Vickers. "Weve been
making gains all year. Weve been making
gains since this team was founded. There are
times when weve made huge gains and times
when the gains have been slow. There have been
times when weve taken a few steps back, but
for the most part weve always taken more
"Weve come so far in
such a short amount of years, and hopefully, we
can keep going."
Vickers offered a staunch
defense of Toyotas rightful place in
"Personally, I didnt
grow up in the Detroit generation," he said.
"I grew up in a national and international
generation. To me, I see multi-national
conglomerates that do business all around the
world, and its very difficult to
distinguish where their headquarters really is.
Probably the only person (who) can distinguish
where any companys headquarters is these
days is whoever is collecting taxes. I can assure
you that Uncle Sam knows where (Toyotas)
"Toyota, in a lot of eyes
and to me with what Ive learned about them,
they are as much of an American car company as
anyone. They have been over the years, and the
Toyota Camry is the only car in the sport right
now thats built in the U.S."
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