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Thursday, September 21, 2000 Volume IX, Number 67
Did Ya Know?. . .The Eminence Chapter #93 Order of the
Eastern Star will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September
26th at the Masonic Temple, 7th & Maple St. This will
be a short form meeting.
Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage
Business & Professional Women will meet at 6:30 p.m.
on Monday, September 25th at the Carthage Pizza Hut.
Janice Brummett, of Nations Bank, will present the
program on "Establishing Credit - Credit
Did Ya Know?. . .On this date in
1802 Missouri Governor Austin Augustus King (1848-1853)
One kid complained to
his friend, "I dont know whats going on
in the house. They spell everything."
The coach talks it over with his Little
Leaguers: "We have to use sportsmanship. No temper
tantrums, no yelling at the umpire, and no being bad
losers. Do you understand that?"
The kids nod.
The coach goes on, "Good. Now
explain that to your mothers."
I knew I needed glasses the day I
started to dial the pencil sharpener.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Misses Bernice Bell and Katherine Betts
delightfully entertained the members of Q.C. club and
their young gentlemen friends at their adjorning homes on
Chestnut avenue last night. The affair was a lawn party
and the spacious yards were brilliantly lighted with
Japanese lanterns. The evening was spent in novel
guessing games, a special feature being the young
ladies pictures when they were very small. The
gentlemen were compelled to guess the identity of each or
partake of the refreshments by himself.
The refreshments and frappe were served
by Misses Ruth Whitney and Alpha Allen.
Among the guests were: Misses Lilian
Edgar of Webb City, Maud Clark, Tressa Brinkley, Edith
Harrison, Ethel Whitney, Una Hankla, Coila Myers, Nannie
Snell, Flora Caffee, Lulu Kilgore, Hirrel Stevens, Lela
Bell and many other Messrs.
A discussion of traffic
congestion around the Post Office that began in
the Public Safety Committee Monday evening was
continued in the Public Works Committee meeting
Tuesday afternoon. City Director of Engineering
Joe Butler is to report back to the Committee
with suggestions for improved traffic flow and
initial plans for the Post Office expansion.
A request by Jenny Mansfield to
eliminate three parking places on Fourth Street
and Lyon has prompted the study. Mansfield told
the Public Safety Committee that her 10 year old
granddaughter was bumped by a car trying to cross
the street at the location. Although the girl is
doing fine, Mansfield said parked cars blocked
the view of those trying to enter Fourth off Lyon
and eliminating the parking spots on the South
side of the Professional Building would make a
Public Safety Committee Chair
Charlie Bastin moved to eliminate the spots.
Committee member H.J. Johnson said he would
rather wait and look at the traffic at all
corners of the block before taking action. Bastin
withdrew his motion.
suppose that if a fella was out pear
pickin and happened to be
standin exactly where the perfect
pear was fallin, and he happened to
see it on the way down and caught if
fore it hit the ground and got all
bruised, most would call that good luck.
Some would call it the ultimate windfall.
The fact is, the pear
was gonna fall whether the fella was
there or not. The fact that he happened
to be standin in the perfect spot
was most likely cause he was
lookin for the opportunity. It
wasnt luck at all. He had prepared
himself to be ready to take advantage of
any opportunity that happened to arise,
then took action to take advantage of the
the situation. Lotta folks woulda been
lookin at their feet and ended up
with pear juice in their hair.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
Click & Clack
by Tom & Ray Magliozzi
Dear Tom and Ray:
I have a 1989 Buick Century.
Recently, the left directional flasher went out
(i.e. stopped flashing). The local
service-station mechanic didnt have a clue.
He said about an hours labor plus parts. I
took it to another station and was told anywhere
from $3 to $125. Then I called two Buick dealers
and they couldnt give me a firm estimate
either. What would be a fair amount to pay to fix
this problem? No one can tell me. -Jerry.
RAY: In many cases, Jerry, this
problem is caused by a burned-out bulb in one of
your directional lamps.
TOM: The flasher is affected by
resistance. And if one of the bulbs burns out,
the resistance changes. Then the flasher either
flashes very rapidly or stops flashing to let you
know a bulb is out. So by turning in the
blinkers, and comparing the right side, which is
working, to the left side (look carefully,
because each lamp contains several bulbs), you
should be able to tell if youre down a
RAY: And if thats the
case, you have a $3 fix.
TOM: If its not the bulb,
then it probably is the flasher (occasionally, we
do see a flasher that works on one side but not
the other). The flasher is a round,
ice-cube-sized relay that plugs in under the
dashboard. And you can find it by listening for
it. Lie on your back on the drivers side
floor with a flashlight, turn on the blinker to
the side that works, and listen for the little
box thats clicking.
RAY: When you find it, pull it
out, bring it to your local auto-parts store, and
say, "Give me one of these."
TOM: By the way, thats
also a $3 fix.
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