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Thursday, July 22, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 23

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . There will be a cancer benefit on July 31 at the Carthage VFW from 12 to 6 PM for Bill Pearce, Jr. Auction at 3 PM. Donations are welcome.

Did Ya Know?.. . Carthage Farmers Market every Wed. and Sat starting at 7 a.m. Plants, produce and more. Carthage Square.

Did Y Know?...The Carthage Shine Tractor & Pick-up pull will be this Friday and Saturday night. The pull starts at 7 each evening. 1/4 mile west of 571 on V Hwy.

today's laugh

"I’d like the telephone number of the Theater Guild."

"One moment, please. I’m sorry, sir. I have no listing for a Theodore Guild."

"No, no. It isn’t a person. It’s an organization. It’s Theater Guild."

"I told you, sir, I have no listing for a Theodore Guild."

"Not Theodore! Theater! The word is theater! T-H-E-A-T-E-R!"

"That, sir, is not the way Theodore is spelled."

"So who did you see before coming to me?" asked the doctor.

"My General Practitioner."

"Your GP?" scoffed the doctor. "What a waste of time. Tell me, what sort of useless advice did he give you?"

"He told me to come and see you."


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

A Letter From Henry Rose.

Ed Murdock today received a letter from Henry Rose who is in St. Margaret’s hospital in Kansas City, Kansas, and who was operated upon for hip joint disease by the head surgeon of the Union Pacific railway. The letter does not refer to the operation except to say that it lasted an hour and thirty-five minutes but from the tone of the message it could not have been other than a complete success. Mr. Rose speaks feelingly of the kindness of the sisters and is evidently in very good spirits. His many friends here will be glad to know that the operation was successful and that the popular barber will eventually recover.

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  Today's Feature


Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre will present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s "Oklahoma". Set in a Western Indian Territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!

Friday & Saturday August 13-15 DESSERT ONLY performances- doors open at 7:00pm, show begins at 7:30pm.

Sunday August 15-Doors open at 1:30pm; show begins at 2:00pm.

August 19-22 and August 26-29, times will be Thursday-Saturday doors open at 6:00pm, dinner at 6:30pm and show begins at 7:30pm. For Sunday performances, doors open at 12:30pm, dinner at 1:00pm with show beginning at 2:00pm. 358-9665

Just Jake Talkin'

I see where they’re sayin’ that usin’ a cell phone too much makes ya prone to have ringin’ in your ears.

Another study says that parents that spend a lotta time on facebook or emailin’ or textin’ all the time are takin’ quality time away from their kids.

Who gets paid to come up with this stuff? Doin’ anything in excess can cause problems of some sort.

As Mark Twain said: "First, girls, don’t smoke--that is, don’t smoke to excess. I never smoke to excess--that is, I smoke in moderation, only one cigar at a time.

Second, don’t drink--that is, don’t drink to excess.

Third, don’t marry--I mean, to excess."

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Columns



Dear Tom and Ray:

All of the cheapest cars these days seem to have drum brakes on the rear instead of disc brakes. But drum brakes have more parts than disc brakes, and are much harder to assemble (I know from experience). You’d think that would add assembly-line costs and that it would be cheaper to put the better disc brakes on the cheapo econo-cars. What’s up with that, guys? What am I not understanding? - Barnaby

Tom: The missing element is the parking brake, Barnaby.

Ray: Right. A drum brake also can serve as a parking brake. So you’re essentially getting two for one.

Tom: Disc brakes make lousy parking brakes. So if you put disc brakes on all four wheels, you then have to add two additional, separate drum brakes on the rear wheels to serve as parking brakes.

Ray: Or you have to add a very expensive, and failure-prone, component to the rear disc-brake calipers to make them work as parking brakes.

Tom: But drum brakes naturally make good parking brakes, because they have a binding, or self-wrapping, action (that’s also what makes them lock up, and makes them less desirable than disc brakes for stopping the car.

Ray: So if you sue drum brakes in the rear to stop the car, you already have your parking brake, and you save money that way.

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