If the shoe fits, get another one just like it.
Eat right. Stay fit. Die anyway.
The things that come to those that wait
may be the things left by those who got there first.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a
day. Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat
drinking beer all day.
As long as there are tests, there will
be prayer in public schools.
When you go into court you are putting
yourself in the hands of 12 people that werent
smart enough to get out of jury duty.
You cant have everything, where
would you put it?
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A NERVY THIEF.
Overcoat from the Cloak Room of the High School.
Walter Gallentine, a son of Jon.
Gallentine, who lives two miles northwest of Carthage,
lost an overcoat in a very mysterious manner, yesterday,
from the cloak room of the high school.
Walter is a member of the high school
and yesterday, hung a brand new overcoat that he had
purchased only the day before, in the cloak room provided
for that purpose. Upon coming out, after school, the coat
was nowhere in sight and the supposition is that is was
The thief was a very nervy one, as the
party who carried it away ran a great many chances of
being suddenly walked in upon as he was in the act of
taking it, or meeting someone in the hall. There is as
yet no sure clue to the thief.
Art Walk Friday
The Historic Downtown Art Walk
in Carthage, sponsored by the Carthage Convention
& Visitors Bureau & UMB Bank. will
begin Friday, July 22 at 6 p.m. with live music
and art in a relaxing atmosphere. Hometown Bank
of Carthage has loaned the original "Fall
Main Street Carthage" by Andy Thomas to UMB
Bank on the square to share with the community
"We have an excellent
event scheduled with a Friday night date night
for adults and we have partnered with the Greater
British Motoring Car Club to offer the Historic
Downtown Art Walk in conjunction with their 12th
annual car show,"says Wendi Douglas,
The Carthage Square is a prime
backdrop for the event. Several established
galleries are located around the square along
with dining options and live music that runs
later in the evening. Friday festivities kick off
at 6 p.m. with nearly 30 artists and nearly 20
venues participating. Saturday starts off with a
variety of family oriented activities including
the British Motor Car Show, sidewalk chalk and a
historic architecture hunt.
County Jail Count
188 July 20,
Including Placed out of County
NASCAR THIS WEEK
Second place was almost a
first, and who could blame David Reutimann for
feeling that way after the inaugural Quaker State
400 at Kentucky Speedway on July 9?
Before roaring past five-time
Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson at the finish,
Reutimann, who has two career Cup wins, had
finished no better than ninth in 2011.
"We unfortunately have a
bit of a history of being fast when it
doesnt really matter," said Reutimann.
"Tonight worked out where we were fast at
the end of the race, which is evidently what
youve got to do.
"Proud of my guys."
The 41-year-old Reutimann is
from a racing family. Father Buzzie is a
short-track legend. The Zephyrhills, Fla., native
made his Cup debut on Oct. 15, 2005 at Charlotte
Motor Speedway and claimed his first victory at
the same track in 2009. He followed up with a
Chicagoland Speedway triumph in 2010.
Kentucky aside, Reutimann has
struggled this year. He is 24th in the point
standings, 201 behind current leader -- and
Kentucky winner -- Kyle Busch. Reutimann trails
10th place -- and one path to the Chase -- by
106. With eight races to go, the odds are long,
but his best chance is to win one race
(preferably two) and get into the top 20 in
points. He only trails the current occupant of
20th place, Joey Logano, by 46. Two Chase spots
go to drivers on the basis of victories, but
eligibility is limited to the top 20 in points at
the end of the regular season.
"One thing about this
sport," said Reutimann, "it changes
every week. We seem to have been behind on
things. We knew we were behind, but you just
dont make changes overnight. Between the
help of Toyota and their engineering staff,
Toyota Racing Development, all the guys at
Michael Waltrip Racing, guys being in the wind
tunnel, working their guts out, finally got us a
car, at least this weekend, were closer to
what we needed.
"Not that weve had
bad cars in the past. The guys youre
running against, their cars constantly evolving,
changing things. Were trying to catch up
There are variations in the
rules for almost any game. As kids part of
the ritual at the beginnin of any
contest was to establish the rules. A very
basic lesson in democracy. Course if
one of the players didnt want to play
by the new rules, he could always go home.
Most of the time the less
rules, the more fun. Like friendly clod
fights. Throw a clod, take your chances. The
only real rules was no physical contact with
opponents and no rocks. Clod contact was, of
course permitted at any reasonable distance.
The amazin thing is
that rules were pretty well adhered to after
they were set, accepted as part of the game.
This participation in the
formation of rules may be a major missing
component of the video game frenzy.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
CLICK and CLACK
My wife had the oil changed in
her 2010 Camry at Walmart. One week later she
noticed a noise coming from the engine while she
parked the car. She called me to report it, and
said she also noticed a small amount of oil
dripping under the car.
So she shut off the car, and
had it towed to the dealer where it was
purchased. The dealer said that the oil-filter
cartridge was installed incorrectly, so the oil
ran out and the cars engine probably is a
total loss. How do I ensure that Walmart will
make good on this, and wont try to weasel
out of paying for my new engine? -- Tom
TOM: Well, you cant
prevent them from TRYING to weasel out of it,
Tom. The manager wouldnt be worth his salt
if he didnt try to claim that the oil was
abducted by aliens while you were walking the
RAY: Actually, what they may
argue is that your wife shares some
responsibility because she had an obligation to
notice that the oil light was on. And that once
it was on, she should have stopped driving before
the engine was ruined completely. If she did
drive some distance with the oil light on, that
argument has some merit.
TOM: When you go to the dealer,
you want to get his statement, in writing, of
what he found and how much your new engines
going to cost. Take some dated pictures of the
incorrectly installed part, if you can, and get
the names and phone numbers of the individuals
who examined your car.
RAY: Once you have all of your
evidence collected trundle over to Walmart and
calmly lay out your case.
TOM: The expert testimony and
contemporaneous evidence you collected from the
dealership should win the day. And hopefully the
Walmart manager is experienced enough to know
that in advance. Good luck.
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