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Thursday, February 25, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 174

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Did Ya Know?..2010 Project Graduation presents Big Man On Campus, Thursday, March 4, 7 p.m. Adults $5 Student $2

Did Ya Know? . .The Carthage Shrine Train Crew will be hosting a Hot Dog and Chili Feed on Mar 6th at 6:00 PM. It will be held at the Train Barn on West Mound Street Road in Carthage. Adults $6.00 and kids 12 and under $3.00 . All proceeds go to the Train Crew and are not tax deductible

today's laugh

Two police officers respond to a crime scene behind a grocery store. The homicide detective is already there.

"What happened?" asks the first officer.

"Male, about twenty-five, covered in Raisin Bran and dead as a doornail."

"Good grief," says the second officer. "Didn’t we have one covered in Frosted Flakes yesterday? And Captain Crunch last week?"

"You’re right. I’m afraid," said the detective as he took a drag from his cigar, "this is the work of a cereal killer."


From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.

- Groucho Marx


Thank you for sending me a copy of your book - I’ll waste no time reading it.

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

A Well-Known Carthage Woman Passed Away.

Mrs. Mary Huffer died about 3 o’clock yesterday morning at the county poor farm of cancer. She was well known here, having made Carthage her home for years. She had been married three times and is better known here as Mrs. Galloway - Mr. Ed Galloway having been her second husband. After his death she married Wm. Huffer, who was found dead under the Missouri Pacific bridge across Center creek one morning a couple of years ago. Mrs. Huffer at one time had considerable property, but she has been a sufferer from cancer for the past two years. She has been for the past three months at the poor farm. For the last three days, she was unconscious nearly all the time until the end. The ladies of the W. C. T. U. arranged for the funeral which occurred at 2 o’clock this afternoon at the poor farm conducted by Rev. W. A. Oldham, of the Christian church. She was buried in the Galloway lot in the West cemetery.

  Today's Feature

digiTICKET Sold In Profitable Asset Transaction.

The City of Carthage is currently looking at purchasing a digiTicket system. Tulsa based MacroSolve, Inc., (OTCBB:MCVE), a provider of mobile apps and solutions, announced last week that it sold its digiTICKET electronic ticketing product in an asset sale valued at approximately $450,000. $400,000 in cash was received by MacroSolve upon closing of the transaction on February 12. MacroSolve will receive an additional $50,000 over a period of six months for transfer support services.

Since its development and launch in 2009, digiTICKET has quickly gained traction in the law enforcement market as a superior technology compared to competing solutions. The product has exceeded MacroSolve’s own internal timelines in terms of development, launch and market share.

"There’s been very strong demand for digiTICKET, which has resulted in an attractive asset sale for us. Current and future digiTICKET customers will continue to receive superior service through Saltus Technologies, LLC, the product’s new owner," stated MacroSolve President and CEO, Clint Parr.


By Monte Dutton

Sponsored by Curry Automotive


Dramatic Rebirth for Jamie McMurray

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Jamie McMurray’s Daytona 500 victory shouldn’t have been considered an upset. It was his second consecutive victory on a track where carburetor restrictor plates are used, and it also was his second career victory at Daytona International Speedway.

It was, however, dramatic, and it marked McMurray’s first start in a new ride at Earnhardt Ganassi Racing.

"It’s unbelievable," said McMurray, 33, a native of Joplin, Mo. "I can’t really put it into words the way it feels. I talked to my wife this morning. She was like, you know, ‘What would it mean to you if you won this race today?’ I told her it would be like a dream come true.

"I’m trying to be genuine and as sincere as I can and not sound clichŽ. As a kid growing up, this is what you dream of, of being able to win the Daytona 500."

Perhaps McMurray had a sense of dŽjˆ vu. In a previous stint (2002-05) driving for owner Chip Ganassi, he finished 13th, 11th and 12th in the (now) Sprint Cup standings and won at Charlotte Motor Speedway in his second race, substituting for injured Sterling Marlin.

McMurray received crucial drafting help from Greg Biffle, formerly his teammate at Roush Fenway Racing.

"I’m so happy for him," said Biffle. "I went straight to Victory Lane when I got done with my interviews. I felt like I was a big part of getting him up there because he spun his tires like crazy (on a restart), and I got against his bumper and was against his bumper all the way through second gear, third gear and fourth gear, and I pushed him across (turns) one and two, which I hadn’t done all night.

"I was able to stay against him down the backstretch and we just took off," said Biffle, who finished third.

"Plate racing is a lot about people helping you," said McMurray. "When you get out there, you have a decision to make when you get behind somebody of which one you want to help. I’ve been really fortunate that I’m pretty good friends with a lot of guys out there. You know, guys typically will help me when I get to plate races.

"You cannot win one of these races without help.

"It’s not just from one guy. It takes a lot of people. You’ve got to have a fast car, and everything’s got to work out for you. I’ve been obviously really fortunate the last two plate tracks."

Just Jake Talkin'

I suppose one of the handiest tools to have around is a pipe wrench.

A good sturdy one can be used for ‘bout most anythin’. ‘Course, it is built for putting’ pipes together with couplers and takin’ ‘em apart again. It’s a specific tool built for a specific thing. Over the years however, those of us that have happened to be caught in the right circumstances have come up with other ingenious methods of testin’ the durability and flexibility of this simple device.

They usually have a little weight to ‘em and naturally get picked up whenever a little bigger hammer is necessary. They work great for poundin’ in a fence post in a pinch. Because of their size, they are a little awkward for fine work, but I’ve even seen the imaginative shade treers manipulate a 36" pipe wrench ta work on their pocket watch.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Dear Tom and Ray:

Was it just me, or did my jeep really seem faster this morning in the cold, -15 F air? I’ve always heard that the colder the air, the better the combustion. Is there any truth to my observation this morning, or was I just driving faster so I could get out of the cold car quicker? - Matt.

Ray: The car wasn’t moving faster, Matt. Your brain was moving slower.

Tom: It’s true that colder air is denser than warm air, and that means you can put more air into the cylinders when it’s cold. But I don’t think the difference is detectable by the average driver.

Ray: Right. Turbo-chargers give you more power using a similar approach. They compress the air, and force a lot more of it into the cylinders. That allows you to burn more gasoline, and the result is more power. But that takes a tremendous amount of external pressure. It’s not something you can duplicate just by lowering the temperature, even to the level you just experienced, Matt.

Tom: So, what made it feel like your car was faster that day? Well, it could have been that your car stayed in high-idle or warm-up mode longer than usual. If the engine were idling at 2,000 rpm instead of 1,000, the engine would sound louder. It also might feel ore powerful to you because you’d have to step harder on the brakes to stop it, and press less hard on the accelerator to get it moving.

Ray: Or, maybe your speed just seemed a lot higher because you were barreling down the road, trying to peer through the only four-inch hole in the ice that you were able to scrape off your windshield.

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