Honor, I really didnt mean to get into a fight with
the driver of the car I ran into the other day.
I was rear-ended, which caused me to
rear-end the car in front of me. The driver, whom you can
see is a dwarf, approached aggressively after the
accident yelling, "I am NOT happy."
I decided that I would try to lighten
things up and answered, "OK, I can see that, but
then which one are you?"
Thats when the fight started.
Time flies like an arrow.
Fruit flies like a banana.
OK, so whats the
speed of dark?
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Police Called to
Officer Hurst Has Tendered His
Resignation to Mayor Ross.
There have been rumors afloat for a day
or two that some changes in the police force are pending.
Mayor Ross was around Saturday night looking into the
workings of police affairs, and it is said was satisfied
that the posted rules in regard to the habits of
policemen were not being strictly lived up to in every
respect particularly the rule in regard to drinking.
It is authoritatively stated that the
resignation of Policeman Asa Hurst now lies in the
mayors hands. The mayor and Officer Hurst held a
conference yesterday afternoon which resulted in the
resignation being laid in the mayors hands about
four oclock. A friend of the officer remarked that
he "thought the resignation a hasty one, and that
Officer Hurst ought to, and would be willing to live up
to the rules strictly if it were not too late to arrange
to do so."
The Carthage Technical
Centers SkillsUSA Chapter will be hosting
the Carthage Christmas Parade which will be held
Monday, December 7, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. This
years parade theme is "Christmas
SkillsUSA is a youth
organization, made up of high school students who
are enrolled in classes at the Carthage Technical
Center. These classes cover a wide range of
interests such as Electronics, Health Services,
Computer Maintenance, Carpentry, Drafting, Auto
Mechanics, and Precision Machining. The local
organization is 100 members strong and last year
Carthage SkillsUSA took one of the largest groups
ever to participate in state competitions with
eight individuals qualifying for nationals. Their
main community service project is the Carthage
Christmas Parade. SkillsUSA has been part of the
Carthage Christmas Parade since the beginning. In
the SkillsUSA creed it states, "We believe
in the dignity of work and the American way of
life." The students and advisors feel that
it is important to give back to the community
that has been so good to them.
NASCAR THIS WEEK
By Monte Dutton
by Curry Automotive
times for Jamie McMurray
Martinsville was a
high point for Roush Fenway Racing driver Jamie
McMurray. Sixth place marked his best finish of
the season, only his fourth in the top 10 and his
first top 10 since May.
McMurray, twice a winner at
NASCARs highest level, looks to the future
with uncertainty. With NASCAR insisting on a
limit of four full-time cars per team, owner Jack
Roush has to cut back his operation, making
McMurray the most likely driver in the Roush
stable to either move to another team or be
shuffled elsewhere within the Ford contingent.
The 33-year-old driver from
Joplin, Mo., won his second Sprint Cup race, but
that was way back in October 2002, when he won at
Lowes Motor Speedway substituting for
injured Sterling Marlin. In 2007, McMurray picked
up career victory No. 2 in Daytonas July
"It was a really good
day," said McMurray of Martinsville
Speedways Tums Fast Relief 500. "We
made really good pit calls and had good pit
strategy. Our car was better than average, so we
just had a solid day."
McMurray is a proponent of the
"double-file restarts rule" implemented
earlier this year. At the end of each caution
period, cars restart in running order, similar to
the beginning of a race. Lapped cars, formerly
placed in one of the two lines, are now buried
deep in the pack, leaving the leaders to race for
"If you have a fast car,
you dont have to do all the strategy
stuff," said McMurray. "If youre
struggling to stay on the lead lap, then maybe
theres something you can do there to work
to your benefit."
"Its very, very
exciting, I think, for the fans. Our sport is
based on putting a good show on, and this is
putting a better show on for the fans."
McMurray ranks 22nd in Sprint
Cup points, 184 behind Kevin Harvick, 27 ahead of
Martin Truex Jr. and 29 in front of 24th-place
Dale Earnhardt Jr. McMurrays three best
career finishes in the point standings all
occurred while he drove Dodges for Chip Ganassi.
He finished 13th in 2003, 11th in 2004 and 12th
I saw somewhere that one
copy of the New York Times contains more
information than a person would have been
exposed to in a lifetime back in the
1500s. I suppose on some level that may
be fact, but I doubt that the information in
any newspaper woulda been much use.
Today the problem seems ta
be more of information overload. So much
stuff bein shoved in the head that the
challenge is to sort through ta find
The nice thing about a
newspaper is you can pick and choose what ya
spend time learnin. Browse through and
pick out things youre interested in,
use the rest to wrap fish or line the bird
The one thing that
hasnt changed in the last few hunderd
years, we still want ta know what our
neighbors are up to.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
CLICK and CLACK
by Tom & Ray
Dear Tom and Ray:
How does one tell the
difference between a bad battery and a bad
alternator? My car will not crank, but has some
power (the dome lights, panel lights and power
locks work). Ive had it on a trickle charge
for about a week. That has worked in the past
when Ive had a dead battery, but it still
wont start. Thanks for your help.-Cynthia
Ray: Well, its possible
that the trickle charge isnt working
because your battery is dead and will no longer
hold a sufficient charge.
Tom: But I wouldnt rush
out and buy a Diehard just yet, Cynthia, because
thats far fro the only possibility.
Ray: Your battery could already
BE completely charged. The car may not be
cranking because you have a bad starter, a bad
neutral safety switch, a bad clutch interlock (if
its a stick shift" or even a bad
connection from the battery to the starter.
Tom: So heres what you
do: Get someone to give yo a jump-start. If you
can get the car started with a jump, that
suggests the battery is no good. Once you get it
started, you can drive it to a local garage and
ask them to test the battery for you. That will
give you a definitive answer.
Ray: If you cant
jump-start the car, then you can be relatively
sure that its a bad starter, or one of the
other things we mentioned.
Tom: But if youve been
charging it for a week and it still wont
start, that puts the alternator way down on the
list of things Id suspect. The
alternators job is to charge the battery.
And if the trickle charger cant do it with
the help of the power company, I think the
alternator is off the hook.
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