A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at
the grocery store, but couldnt find one big enough
for her family. She asked a stock boy, "Do these
turkeys get any bigger?"
The stock boy replied, "No
maam, theyre dead."
At his 103rd birthday party, my
grandfather was asked if he planned to be around for his
"I certainly do," he replied.
"Statistics show that very few people die between
the ages of 103 and 104."
The Commuter train was packed. Suddenly
there was a jingle on the floor. One elderly gentleman
bent down and picked something up and asked, "Did
anyone drop a half dollar?"
"I did," answered three men
"Well," said the elderly gent
with a smile, "heres a dime of it."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
HOME TO THE
Mrs. O. Trenkler an old and eminently
respected lady who has made her home in Carthage for many
years, bade farewell to her friends last Saturday evening
and left for the home of her childhood, near Leipsic,
Germany, to spend her remaining days. She left her native
land twenty four years ago, and since the death of her
husband, Dr. Trenkler, in Carthage some years ago, she
has been quite alone in America. She accordingly sold off
her Central avenue home and belongings during the summer
preparatory to her return to her old home.
But one problem puzzled the kind
hearted old lady, and that was the disposition of her
pets, a horse, a sand hill crane, and her "laughing
dove." She could not think of leaving them to
unsympathetic strangers, and rather chose in her zeal for
their welfare to see them dead and buried. She made an
application to Regan Bros. to bury them in Park cemetery,
and got permission as to the crane and dove, but as she
explained to one reporter at the train Saturday night,
"they would not let me lay out the horse
there." She then took an inventory of her pets
again, found them all in good health, though old, and
decided to give them to Mrs. John Koontz, and the three
pets are now at the Koontz place northeast of town. Mrs.
Trenkler had owned the crane twenty-two years and it was
familiar to the passing public as well as dear to its
owner. She has had the horse sixteen years, and when a
colt it kicked the crane, causing the loss of one of the
Mrs. Trenkler stated to friends at the
depot that she could not go back content to Germany
without having seen Niagara Falls, the great wonder of
the New World. Accordingly she had her ticket read that
way, with stop-over privilege, and will sail from New
York via the Holland-American line.
Open House at
Washington Carver National Monument
George Washington Carver
National Monument would like to invite the public
to its Holiday Open House. This FREE event will
take place Saturday, December 11, 2010, from 1:00
p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Special activities are
scheduled; including music, historic crafts, and
Music will be presented by the
stringed instruments of the Ozark Wilderness
Dulcimer Club and Hawthorne. These local
musicians will be playing their favorite holiday
Crafts will include the making
of homemade Christmas cards, pomander bags, and
holiday chains. These handmade holiday crafts
date back to the 1800s. Pomanders can be used as
ornaments on trees, or just placed in a room with
their beautiful aroma filling the air. Holiday
chains can be used as ornaments and the Christmas
cards make lovely gifts. All crafts will take
place in the science lab.
Join the National Park Service
for this intriguing holiday program. For more
information please call the park at 417-325-4151
between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Im guessin that
signs that say "Please dont walk
on the grass" get about the same results
as those that say "Keep Off the
Grass." Most folks dont wanna
infringe on requests or rules.
Ive never heard of
anyone gettin jail time for
walkin on the grass in either case.
Course there are the
few that just wanna see if anything might
happen if they put a print or two on the
turf. Just curious I guess. Im
guessin if the signs requestin
only small cars park where larger vehicles
might block the view, fewer big vehicles will
use the spaces. Just bein friendly.
Its like the
"reasonable and prudent" speed
limits in some western states. Everone
gets a chance to show their true colors.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
CLICK and CLACK
Dear Tom and Ray:
I have a 2003 Subaru WRX that
has recently been "sneezing" at
irregular intervals. The sneezing sound is
accompanied by what feels like a loss of power.
The sound seems to be coming from the
drivers side, under the gas pedal. It is
quite audible from outside the car as well.
Sometimes it occurs when Im just pulling
out, other times when Im well under way. It
doesnt seem to matter what gear Im
in, and it doesnt happen with any
consistency. Got any ideas what might be wrong? -
Tom: Sounds like its
allergic to something, Lucy. Have you tried
putting Claritin in the gas tank?
Ray: Actually, it sounds more
like YOURE allergic to something, Lucy:
tune-ups. What youre experiencing sounds
like a classic engine misfire.
Tom: Intermittently, one of
your cylinders is not firing, and that creates a
brief interruption in power. You feel that, and
you also hear the engine chug a little bit. Or
sneeze, if you like that description better. When
Kleenex decides to sponsor our column, well
start calling it a sneeze, too.
Ray: Since the spark plugs and
spark plug wires on this particular car are
really crammed in there and hard to reach, my
guess is that they havent been changed in a
long time, if ever. And theyre the most
likely cause of an engine miss.
Tom: Eventually, this condition
will trigger your "check engine" light
to come on. But even if its not on yet,
have your mechanic "scan" the car and
see if the computer has stored any codes.
Ray: But even if its only
one cylinder thats misbehaving, its
probably time to change all the plugs and wires.
If ones gone bad, theyre all ready to
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