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Thursday, April 22, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 214
Did Ya Know?..Relay for Life
CWEP Team will host a biscuit and gravy breakfast on
Saturday April 24th at the First Christian Church
Lighthouse, 801 S. Main St., from 6:00 a.m. until 10:30
a.m. This is a fundraiser benefitting the American Cancer
.Did Ya Know?.. . Singles
Reaching Out - West will have a potluck dinner this
Friday at Ulmers Community Room, 1208 S. Garrison.
Sarah and the Frosty Mountain Band will entertain.
Did Ya Know?...The Rolling Thunder
Chapert 3 will sponsor a POW/MIA Awareness Run and
Ceremony Saturday, April 24. Meet at Carthage VFW prrking
lot at 8 AM. Ride to Mt Vernon Veterans Home, then to
Ceremony at Monett Park.
I watched my
wifes routine at breakfast for years.
She made lots of trips to the
refrigerator, stove, table and cabinets, often carrying
just a single item at a time.
Honey, I suggested,
Why dont you try carrying several things at
It did save time.
It used to take her 20 minutes to get
breakfast ready. Now I do it in seven.
If you think its hard to meet new
people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A $95,000 MINING DEAL.
A $95,000 mining deal, which is only a
part of a series of still larger transactions yet to
come, was consummated in Carthage yesterday afternoon in
Thomas & Hackneys office, between an Eastern
company and Carterville parties. Two separate mining
properties were included in the deal, as follows: The
"Belle C." mine and mill with a sublease of
five lots, located on the Cornfield lease south of
Carterville, brought $50,000. The company selling was
composed of A.A. Cass, Walter W. Cass, A.F. Carmean, A.A.
Antler and George Warren.
The other property was the "Gray
Goose" mine and mill with a sublease of four lots,
located on the N.E. Perry lease a mile southeast of
Carterville. The consideration for this was $45,000. The
company was composed of A.A. Cass, M.V. James, G.H.
Schoenbern, Thos. McCrosky and Frank Hazlett.
Best of Rural SW
Carthage has once again
received the honor of being the winner of Best of
Rural Missouris Most Beautiful Town.
Rural Missouri is a publication of
Missouris Rural Electric Cooperatives with
around half a million rural electric cooperative
members voting for their favorite foods and
places throughout the Show-Me State. The full
article appears in the April 2010 edition of
According to the article,
"Carthage has a stunningly beautiful
courthouse, a bustling square, picture-perfect
Victorian houses on tree-lined streets and
historic old buildings..." Rural Missouri
divided the state into five regions with a dozen
categories. Carthage was announced the winner of
the Best Beautiful in the Southwest Region.
According to Wendi Douglas,
Executive Director of the Carthage Convention and
Visitors Bureau, the magazine has been
holding the contest for nine years and Carthage
has won the most beautiful town three of those
NASCAR THIS WEEK
By Monte Dutton
by Curry Automotive
Makes All the Right Moves
Ryan Newman, who hadnt
won since the 2008 Daytona 500, put his No. 39
Chevrolet in victory lane for the first time by
winning at Phoenix International Raceway.
Newmans first 13 Sprint
Cup victories occurred at Penske Racing. He moved
to Stewart Haas Racing in 2009 and made the Chase
in his first year as Tony Stewarts
teammate, but the Subway Fresh Fit 600 marked his
first victory with the team.
In 2002, Newman was named
Raybestos Rookie of the Year ... over Jimmie
Johnson, who has won the past four championships.
But the Phoenix victory came at the expense of
Johnsons Hendrick Motorsports teammate,
Jeff Gordon. Gordon spun the wheels on his No. 24
on the final restart, enabling Newman to pull
"It was a long time coming
for me," said Newman. "The emotional
part, when I first started in the series, it just
came easy. I was with a great team, had a great
crew chief, great pit stops, all those things
just kind of came easy to me, and then, as it got
toward 2005, we got to struggling a little bit. I
got a win here or there, but it was not dominant
like we were back in 2002 and 2003.
"I wanted to get that
first victory for our team and for No. 39 and
these guys at Stewart Haas Racing who had never
been to any victory in any series."
To add a bit of historical
trivia, Newmans was the first victory in
NASCAR history by a car numbered 39.
Late-race strategy led to the
win. On the final pit stop, Newmans crew
chief, Tony Gibson, elected to change only two
tires on Newmans Impala, thus gaining track
"Its racing, man.
Its racing all the way up until the
checkered flag falls," said Newman.
"You never know what happens. Thats
why fans love the sport, and the strategy and the
drama and whats going to happen and how
teams play it out.
"Four tires, two tires, no
tires. Im surprised that there wasnt
a guy who went out there with no tires just to
see. There was 24 cars in the lead lap,
its, like, why wouldnt you? Some guys
just dont take that risk, and I was glad
that they didnt."
Im sure its just a
matter of dumb luck, but I havent
gotten really ticked off in a traffic
situation yet this spring. Usually Ill
(figuratively) run into some idiot with the
windows rolled up and the radio blastin
who doesnt think there is anyone else
usin their road. Then I get ta
thinkin, maybe its my turn to be the
idiot and I just dont have the sense to
I know that lady that
followed me for eight or ten blocks with her
hood under my taillights was probly
gettin a little nervous cause I
was goin a couple a miles under the 30
mph speed limit the other day. Course
if I sped up a little, she was right there
with me. I decided not to rush myself. It
didnt really tick me off that she was
tailgatin, but she may have another
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
CLICK and CLACK
Dear Tom and Ray:
I bought a 72 Porsche 914
a few weeks ago. It was running great for about
10 days. Then I took it through a car wash. When
it came out, it ran terribly. It was
underpowered, and sputtered whenever I hit the
gas. Hoping to clear up the problem, I took it on
a long trip (100+ miles), which brought its
performance back to normal. Can you explain what
happened? And can you tell me how I can prevent
it from happening again? - Jonathan
Tom: Sure. Hand-wash it.
Ray: What happened was that you
got something wet, and then you dried it out.
Tom: Right. That
"something" is some part of the
secondary ignition system.
Ray: Electricity is supposed to
travel from the coil to the distributor, and then
through the spark-plug wires to the spark plugs.
Tom: If the insulation on one
of those parts has been compromised, and moisture
diverts the electricity from its intended
destination, one or more of your spark plugs
Ray: And thatll make the
car sputter and seemed uderpowered, because it IS
underpowered. Its running on three (or
Tom: Eventually, this problem
will plague you in the rain, too, Jonathan. So
youd be wise to fix it now.
Ray: Take a spray bottle and
fill it with water. Then on a dry night, open up
the engine compartment, start the engine and
begin spraying one suspect at a time.
Tom: Or if you want to save
time, just skip the diagnosis and replace the
coil and plug wires and distributor cap. Chances
are a car this age needs all that stuff anyway.
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