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Thursday, August 19, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 42

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . Carthage Farmers Market every Wed. and Sat starting at 7 a.m.

today's laugh

A man goes to a doctor for a routine physical. The nurse starts with the basics.

"How much do you weigh?" she asks.

"Oh, about 165." he says.

The nurse puts him on the scale. It turns out that his weight is 187. The nurse asks, "Your height?"

"Oh, about six feet," he says.

The nurse checks and sees that he’s only 5 feet 8 3/4 inches. She then takes his blood pressure, and it’s very high.

"High!" The man explains, "Of course it’s high. When I came in here, I was tall and lanky. Now, I’m short and fat!"


If we could just get everyone to close their eyes and visualize world peace for an hour, imagine how serene and quiet it would be until the looting started. Age 15


A telephone rang. "Hello! Is your phone number 444-4444?"

"Yes, it is," came the reply.

"Thank God! Could you call 911 for me? I super-glued my finger to the phone."


Bow legs may be few, but far between.


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


J.T. Batts who recently became interested in the Anderson Radiator & Stove Co. has now secured an interest in the Parrot cooking stove and the Eagle heater patents which cover Canada, and will leave the 15th of February for Toronto where he will organize a company to manufacture the stoves.

He will work on the Parrot cook stove first as he already has models of that make. The heater is not yet perfected and he will not work on that until later. Hamilton and Toronto will be the two points worked first and from there to Montreal and Winnipeg. Mr. Batts hopes to get his work far enough advanced to enable him to go to the Paris Exposition and take an exhibit of the new stoves with him. He is thoroughly posted on Canadian affairs, knows the country and people well and being a good business man, will be more than likely to succeed in his new undertaking.

  Today's Feature

2nd Annual Fall Ball.

The Carthage Family Y 2nd Annual Fall Ball will be held at the Carthage Municipal Golf Course this Friday, August 20th.

Tickets may be purchased from one of the Y Board members or at the Y’s front desk at a cost of $5 for one, 3 golf balls for $10, or 6 for $20. Anyone who purchases 6 golf balls for $20 gets dinner included.

There will also be a Chipping contest from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Dinner (Hot Dogs/Chips/Drink) at 5:00 p.m. & the Ball Drop right around dinner time.

The person who has his/her golf ball go in the bottom of cup or the closest to the cup in the event that no ball makes it into the cup, will win $1,000 cash.

All proceeds benefit the YMCA.

See one of these Y Board Members to buy a ticket: Travis Almandinger, Bill Phelps, Dr. Mark Baker, Catie Platt, Chuck Bryant, Danny Ross, Tom Carlton, Patrick Scott, Cheryl Calhoon, Dean Sexton, GA Flesher, Nancy Frerer, Susan Williams, Lea Ann Keeling, Steve Wilson, John Nicholas.


By Monte Dutton

Sponsored by Chad's Garage

Allmendinger Wants to be "Top Guy"

A.J. Allmendinger hasn’t enjoyed many NASCAR weekends as successful as the one he just completed in Watkins Glen, N.Y.

The Los Gatos, Calif., native was highly successful in the Champ Car World Series, but the Sprint Cup Series has been a struggle since he joined Team Red Bull in 2007 and Richard Petty Motorsports in 2009. Allmendinger finished 24th in the 2009 Sprint Cup point standings and currently resides in 22nd place.

Just days after Petty and Foster Gillett of RPM announced that Allmendinger’s contract as driver of the No. 43 Ford has been extended, he celebrated by finishing fourth in the Heluva Good at the Glen. His career best, by the way, was a third in the 2009 Daytona 500.

"We are definitely not where we want to be ... right now, but I see the potential and want to keep building a team around me that continues to get better," said Allmendinger, 28. "We want to reach a point where we compete for a win every weekend and hopefully, eventually, get a championship. That is the goal."

A championship is certainly a long way off, but Allmendinger doesn’t shy away from the task at hand. He said he talked to other teams, but decided to remain at RPM, in part, because of Kasey Kahne’s departure at season’s end.

Allmendinger wants to be "the guy."

"Yeah, that was a big selling point," he said. "I am ready to be a leader of this race team. It’s something that I thrive on and excites me every day to know that I can be the guy. I have the confidence in myself to know I can lead this team and represent it to the best of its abilities."

After finishing fourth at Watkins Glen, Allmendinger said, "The car was really strong all day. We didn’t have anything for the ‘42’ (Juan Montoya). He was on another planet. But for the others (runner-up Kurt Busch and third-place Marcos Ambrose), I felt like maybe we had something for them.

"It was a solid day. It was a good day in the pits. We need to build on this. It’s really cool to sign a multi-year deal and have a great weekend."

Just Jake Talkin'

Overall I’d have ta say the egg has gotten a bad rap.

Egg on your face, egghead, rotten egg, etc. At least one rotten egg doesn’t ruin the barrel. The egg has ta be onea natures most versatile foods. Fry ‘em, boil ‘em, poach ‘em, pickle ‘em, put ‘em in your beer. Folks have figured ‘bout ever’ way possible to prepare the little gems, includin’ eatin’ ‘em raw (not one of my favorite topics). As a kid we used ta put a raw egg in a milk shake and didn’t think much of it, but I prefer eggs fully cooked at this time of life. Maybe a soft center for dippin’ the toast.

‘Course my favorite use of the egg is in a nice fluffy meringue. Who married Snow White? Egg white, get the yoke?

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin.’

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Weekly Columns



Dear Tom and Ray:

I enjoy your column every week. In our cars, the headlights turn off automatically when we exit the vehicle, so there’s no danger of leaving the lights on and draining the battery. So my wife and I just leave the headlights on all the time when we’re driving. I think if anything, this is safer, as does she. Is there any reason not to drive with the headlights on all the time? What about the fog lights? Unless you have a reason not to, we’ll continue to doit. Thanks. --Bob

Tom: the only real downside is that you’ll have to replace your headlight bulbs more often.

Ray: But if you’re willing to pay that price for the additional visibility you get, you’re certainly not doing any damage to the car.

Tom: It does take a little bit of energy to power the headlights, and that energy ultimately comes from the gasoline. So your mileage will be reduced by a very small degree. It might not even be measurable to you, but it will make a small difference.

Ray: All of this applies to the fog lights and driving lights, too. I would caution against leaving auxiliary driving lights on, because they’re often the equivalent of your bright lights.

Tom: but we agree with you --driving with your lights on is safer. The easier you are to see, the more likely that other drivers will see you. And if you’re willing to pay the price in bulbs and gas mileage, light it up baby.

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