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Thursday, September 7, 2000 Volume IX, Number 57
Did Ya Know?. . .The Cancer Support Group will meet at the
McCune-Brooks Hospital at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday,
Did Ya Know?. . .Eggs &
Issues will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, September 8th
in the McCune-Brooks Hospital Dining Room, 627 W.
Centennial. The admission is $7 in advance and $8 at the
door. Mike Heston, District Director of Immigration and
Naturalization Service for the Kansas City District
Office, will be discussing the office duties and
responsibilities of the I.N.S. Satellite Office in
Springfield. For more information contact (417) 358-2373.
Rudy Miller- "My, what a large
Palace- "Yes, It has a seating capacity of
Father (intense with excitement)-
"Well, boy, what happened when you asked the boss
for a raise?"
Son- "Why, he was like a lamb."
Father- "What did he say?"
Doctor- (looking at patients eye)
I see indication of liver ailments and Brights
Patient- Try again, thats my glass eye.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
for Woodmen Hall.
Workmen began this morning putting in
the stairway to the new Woodmen hall in the Luke building
on South Main street. It leads up from the Main street
sidewalk between the store rooms of the Richardson
Grocery Co. and Alexander & Son.
"I find more sickness from bowel
and stomach trouble this summer than I have ever noticed
in Carthage before since I came to the city," said a
prominent Carthage physician this morning. "The
variable weather, I think, does it."
Mr. Pierce of Iowa was in town
yesterday with one of the Prosperity school directors. He
intends to move to this county, ready to teach somewhere
within its borders this winter.
The City Council Public
Services Committee voted 4-0 Tuesday afternoon to
recommend accepting the low bid of $186,000 from
Crossland Construction for a new Street
Department Maintenance Building. The
recommendation will need the approval of the full
Council. The building used by the department for
the last 50 years was destroyed by fire last
February. The City collected approximately
$116,000 from insurance for the building and lost
The Budget Committee
recommended and the Council approved paying for
the building over a five year lease. An annual
amount of $42,000 was appropriated for the lease.
City Administrator Tom Short told the Public
Works Committee that he felt the amount would
cover the $186,000 cost of a five year lease on
A motion by member Charlie
Bastin to reimburse Richard Ferguson for the
removal of eight trees was defeated 1-3. Ferguson
feels that a storm water ditch built
approximately nine years ago next to his property
had a role in the trees dying.
The Committee was informed that
City Codes Inspector Bud Rogers is retiring.
The big scoop on the
Square for the last couple a days is the
need for better solid waste management.
This is not the old rest room discussion,
but one most folks dont want to
It is common practice
for tourists and locals to let their pets
avail themselves to the only turf on the
square when nature calls.
Those humans who on
occasion cross the Courthouse lawn seem
to be stumblin upon the little
treasures that remain.
Although this has not
caused a big stink up ta know, there is
somethin in the air. Although it is
typical for us to keep our ear to the
ground, but in this case it will probably
suffice to sniff out clues to get to the
This is some crap, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
TIME WITH KIDS
by Tom & Ray Magliozzi
Dear Tom and Ray:
I have an 84 Ford Mustang
with a V6 engine and 143,000 miles. My problem is
that a lot of steam comes out of the tailpipe.
Then when I step on the accelerator, water comes
out of the tailpipe, and I think it smells like
antifreeze. Is this a problem?-Jose.
TOM: Not necessarily, Jose.
Water and steam are perfectly normal. Water is a
by-product of the combustion process, and when it
comes out of the engine, its hot, so it
comes out as steam.
RAY: And if the tailpipe is
cool, some of the steam condenses on its way out
and dribbles out as liquid water. So, thats
TOM: Losing antifreeze out the
tailpipe WOULD be a problem, though. But since
smells can be deceiving, you really have to use
more than just your nose to make that diagnosis.
You have to turn instead to automotive
stoichiometry (thats scientific jargon for
seeing if you have any less coolant in the car
than you had, say, yesterday).
RAY: If you are losing coolant,
and its not dripping from anyplace obvious,
then you may have a blown head gasket, cracked
cylinder head or cracked engine block-which cost
$400, $1,200, and $2,000 to fix,
respectively-give or take a few hundred bucks.
TOM: But if youre not
losing a lot of coolant, you have the option of
simply leaving it alone. On a car with
140,000-plus miles, thats probably what
Id do. Id keep an eye on the coolant
level to make sure it doesnt run low and
melt the engine. Then Id just keep driving
and start saving for the inevitable repair-or
down payment on a 97.
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