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Thursday, September 17, 2009 Volume XVIII, Number 63

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?...The New Life United Methodist Church, 1/2 mile north of Leggett corporate office, will hold an all you can eat pancake feet Sunday Sept. 13 from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. $5.

Did ya know?....The Carthage Singles Reaching Out gathering will be Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. at Far Walkaway Farm, 1.5 miles north of Bamboo Gardens on Garrison to Kipper Lane. For more information call Wanda Jo Baugh at 388-1156

today's laugh

AT&T FIRED President John Walter after nine months, saying he lacked intellectual leadership.

He received a $26 million dollar severance package. Perhaps it’s not Walter who’s lacking intelligence.

Police in Oakland, California spent two hours attempting to subdue a gunman who had barricaded himself inside his home. After firing ten tear gas canisters, officers discovered that the man was standing beside them in the police line, shouting "Please come out and give yourself up."

An Illinois man, pretending to have a gun, kidnapped a motorist and forced him to drive to two different automated teller machines, wherein the kidnapper proceeded to withdraw money from his own bank accounts.

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


The county court met at the court house yesterday morning and from there went to Joplin to investigate the smallpox bill. No entry has yet been made upon the records but the court found the bills had all been made by the county physician, Dr. Snyder, who was the county’s agent. While it is not known just what action will now be taken, yet from a legal standpoint it looks as if the county would have the bill to pay.

It is belief that the court is under the impression that Dr. Snyder has spent money with a lavish hand.

The court did not return last night but will convene this morning.

Recorder Steadley yesterday made a tender of $547.95 to County Treasurer Weeks. The county court has not passed upon this action but as it is not the amount which the court finds he is short by $75, it will probably not be accepted.

  Today's Feature

YMCA Prepares For The "Fall, Ball Fall".

Plans are in place for a new fundraising event for the Carthage Fair Acres Family YMCA .

The event will take place at the Municipal Golf Course on Oct. 21st. Y Board members & volunteers will sell tickets for $5 apiece or 3 for $10. 1 ticket equals one golf ball or 3 for $10 equals 3 golf balls that will have the purchaser’s number on it (them).

Then on Oct. 21st a huge crane will hoist a bucket into the air with all the golf balls sold and dropped. The person whose ball goes into the pin or closest to the pin will win $1,000.

In addition to the ball drop there will also be food and at least two other events taking place at the course on Oct. 21st.

"Support the Y’s Scholarship fund by buying tickets now!" says Excutive Director Bob Brower.

The organization is also planning a "Holiday Festival" on November 14th that will include a auction of contributed items.

Just Jake Talkin'

Over the years our household has accumulated a collection of ladders. I suppose most homeowners are blessed with the same joy of ownership. I’d guess as investments ladders don’t make a lot of sense, ya only use ‘em a few times a year and the rest of the time they just sit around takin’ up space. The real benefit is not monetary, but just plain handy.

As hard as they are to loose, the question of "where’s the ladder" seems to pop up on a regular basis, followed by the "which one" response. The little step, the big little step, the little big step, the big step, Grandpa’s old one, the new one, or the extension?

I’ve tried those, there’s just that one spot that I can’t quite get too. I still need one just a little longer.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.


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Dear Tom and Ray:

In looking at "green" options for the future, I have a question about the environmental impact of disposing of hybrid car batteries. We live on the Big Island of Hawaii and currently- to our knowledge- they do not have a sit here that will accept these large car batteries, so my question is, Will hybrids really help the environment or just create a mess of a different kind? I am very curious to hear your take on this. Thank you and love you guys. Aloha--Ginny

TOM: It’s a good question, Ginny. Based on what we know, hybrids appear to be a net positive for the environment.

RAY: The best hybrids get 50 to 100 percent better mileage than non hybrid cars, and the batteries seem likely to be recycled.

TOM: So far (and it is relatively early), hybrid battery packs appear to be lasting the life of the average car. But, when one has to be replaced, Toyota, for example, will sell you a new one for about $2,300 and give you a couple hundred dollars for your old one.

RAY: I don’t know many people that would say, "Nah, I think I will keep my old one and toss it in a landfill instead."

TOM: And when a car is junked, there parts will have some value.

RAY: Even old lead-acid batteries have value when they are dead. Auto dismantlers make a point of pulling them out before crushing cars.

TOM: Will there be an occasional one that slips thru the cracks and gets crushed with the car? Sure but we don’t see it as an environmental disaster-like leisure suits.

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