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Thursday, March 5, 2009, Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?... The
Friends of the Carthage Public Library
monthly used book sale will be this Saturday,
March 7th, from 8:00 till noon. Come to the
Library Annex to see the selection of books,
tapes, CDs and more.
Did Ya Know?... March
9th at 7:30 p.m. a Faculty Jazz Recital will
be held at Corley Auditorium on the campus of
MSSU. The recital is free to the public.
Drooling: How teething babies
wash their chins.
Family planning: The art of
spacing your children the proper distance apart
to keep you on the edge of financial disaster
Independent: How we want our
children to be as long as they do everything we
Look out: What its too
late for your child to do by the time you scream
Puddle: A small body of water
that draws other small bodies wearing dry shoes
Sterilize: What you do to your
first babys pacifier by boiling it and to
your last babys pacifier by blowing on it.
Top bunk: Where you should
never put a child wearing Superman jammies.
Verbal: Able to whine in words
Whoops: An exclamation that
translates roughly into "get a sponge."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Dorsey Shields Again.
Dorsey Shields, the man who alarmed
Galena recently by threatening to blow up the town with
$2 worth of dynamite which he carried under his arm and
waved promiscuously, arrived in Carthage Saturday night
gloriously drunk. Late that night he fell off a stool in
a restaurant and his left eye is completely closed in
consequence. His left hand is also badly wounded. A cut,
which he says he got splitting kindling while drunk,
extends across the back of the hand. He was locked up
over Sunday and this morning out of pity for what he had
been the police officers gave him hours to leave town
instead of fining him. He thanked Marshal Stafford
profusely and promised to leave at once, saying that he
didnt "care to meet any of his old friends
looking like this."
Arthur Alexander rode to Joplin Sunday
on his new Ariel bicycle, making the trip in one hour and
A phone call to Changing World
Technologies, LLC, corporate headquarters of RES,
inquiring about job opportunities at RES resulted
in the phone receptionist saying that RES had
A visit to the local plant in
Carthage resulted in a "no comment" by
an office worker. He said he might be able to say
something about the future of RES in a couple of
As recently at February 4,
2009, RES signed a contract with Carlisle Power
Transmission Products of Springfield to supply
the manufacturer of drive belts 1.35 million
gallons of renewable diesel fuel a year. A call
to Carlisle resulted in no further information.
The plant manager said he had been in contact
with the person they dealt with for the contract,
but was informed that no information was
available. Carlisles planned conversion of
boilers to accommodate the fuel, estimated to
cost $120,000, has been put on hold.
Changing World Technologies
filed a withdrawal request to the SEC on February
12, 2009 to halt a planned initial stock offering
due to lack of sales.
Ya gotta wonder about those
folks who invented the things we take for granted
ever day. Things like the paper clip,
pencil, and most important, the eraser. I wonder
if the guy who invented the "Phillips"
screw head figured on seein it become so
A lotta things grew outa rustic
tools of some sort I suppose. Things like the
rake or hoe. Over the years they were just
improvements of what they had always known. The
things Im talkin about grew out of
necessity that probly wasnt so
obvious to most. There was no need for a
"coaster" until folks had furniture
that was worth protectin. I really like
that little rubber ball that swings out to keep
the screen door from slammin and
wakin me up. Now thats real genius.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
|Sponsored by Metcalf Auto Supply
||Click and Clack Talk Cars
Dear Tom and Ray:
I have a 2002 Dodge Ram diesel
2500 two-wheel drive, six-speed manual with
130,000 miles. The dealership recommended a
100,000-mile valve adjustment. Im
meticulous about maintenance, but Im
reluctant to interfere with an engine that works
well. Should I agree to the value adjustment, or
is this possibly opening a can of worms? - Jeri
TOM: Jeri, we strongly
recommend regular maintenance - for cars AND
people - even when nothing is obviously wrong.
RAY: Right. Dont wait
until youre like my brother, and EVERYTHING
is obviously wrong.
TOM: This truck cam with two
available engines. If you have the 12-valve, 6
cylinder version, you DO need to have your valves
adjusted by a mechanic.
RAY: And with 130,000 miles,
youre overdue. If your valves are out of
adjustment, the engine can run less efficiently,
and decrease your performance and fuel economy.
TOM: If theres slop in
the valve train, components like the camshaft and
lifters will band against one another and wear
RAY: And the final reason is
that properly adjusted valves make the engine run
TOM: Actually you should
compare the cost of the adjustment with a set of
Bose noise-canceling headphones, And then go for
whichever ones is cheaper, Jeri.
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