A poet and a scientist were traveling together
on a plane. The scientist was bored and said to the poet,
"Hey, you, do you want to play a game? Ill ask
you a question, and if you get it wrong, you give me $5.
Then, you ask me a question, and if I cant answer
it, Ill give you $5."
The poet thought about this for a
moment, but he decided against it, seeing that the
scientist was obviously a very bright man. He politely
turned down the scientists offer.
The scientist, who was really bored,
tried again. "Look, Ill ask you a question,
and if you cant answer it, you give me $5. Then you
ask me a question, and if I cant answer it,
Ill give you $50."
The poet agreed. "Okay," the
scientist said, "what is the exact distance between
the Earth and the Moon?"
The poet, obviously not knowing the
answer, didnt stop to think about the
scientists question. He took a $5 bill out of his
pocket and handed it to the scientist.
The scientist happily accepted the bill
and promptly said, "Okay, now its your
The poet thought about this for a few
minutes, then asked, "All right, what goes up a
mountain on three legs, but comes down on four?"
The bright glow quickly vanished from
the scientists face. He thought about this for a
long time, taking out his notepad and making numerous
calculations. He finally gave up on his notepad and took
out his laptop, using his Multimedia Encyclopedia. As the
plane was landing the scientist gave up. He reluctantly
handed the poet a $50 bill.
The poet accepted it graciously,
getting ready to stand up. "Wait!" the
scientist shouted, "you cant do this to me!
Whats the answer?"
The poet looked at the scientist and
calmly put a $5 bill into his hand.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
The Drilling on the
R.A. Bowen who is drilling on the
Granby land at the southwest edge of town, is down 100
feet. He is still in open ground and finds favorable
formation. No mineral is expected, however until a
considerably greater depth is reached. Mr. Bowen has the
56 acres of Granby land on a royalty, and an option on
several adjoining tracts, so that if he strikes rich
stuff he will have a good thing.
C.A. Steward Got
C. A. Steward, of this city, carried
off the second prize at the St. Louis photographers
convention held last week. The first prize was awarded to
a Mexico, Mo., photographer on a technicality. Mr.
Stewards display was an unusually fine one, and he
naturally feels proud of the distinction given it.
Carthage has the finest photographers in this state and
wherever their work is shown it carries off honors.
The 31st annual Maple Leaf Car
Show will be Oct 15, 2011, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM at the
grounds of the Congregation of the Mother
Co-Redemptrix (CMC), Fairview and Grand. Awards
start at 4:00 PM. This years car show will
feature 26 classes with 3 trophies per class. The
first 450 cars will receive dash plaques.
Trophies and dash plaques provided by
OReillys. Kustom Kemps of America, KKOA,
will present a trophy to Koolest Kustom Kemp.
To enter, register at Precious
Moments Best Western Motel, 2701 Hazel Friday,
October 14th, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM and at the show
Saturday, October 15th 8:00 AM-12:00 noon. There
will be a swap meet and car corral on site during
the car show and four food vendors will be
serving from 8:00 AM-close. A shuttle van will be
provided, running every 30 minutes for those who
want to go to the square from car show.
For more information, please
County Jail Count
Including Placed out of County
I still expect to hear a
bell ring when I pull up to the gas pumps.
Course there is little reason to
announce your presence these days since there
is no one rushin out ta wash your
I do find myself
tryin to avoid passin by the
pumps when Im just stoppin for a
coke. I feel a little silly when I realize
Im tryin to avoid ringin
the non existent bell.
I suppose anyone under the
age of 18 doesnt have any idea what
Im talkin about. Talk to your
parents, they should be the ones to explain
Id think some
marketin savvy chain of convenience
stores would put the bell back. It would make
your customers feel important to know they
are bein announced.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Q: During the recent storm that
blew through here, my trash cans were damaged.
These are heavy-duty rolling-type containers
supplied by the city, and they dont blow
over easily. These did, but the damage was to the
lids, which got blown around in the wind. The
attaching hinges, which are plastic, were broken
on both containers. The lids arent too bad.
Where can I buy replacement hinges to fix the
lids? -- Sergei L., Newton, Mass.
A: Contact your city government
about the damage. The trash cans were supplied by
the city, and storm damage should be a
justifiable reason to replace them without cost.
Check the citys website in its city
services section to see if details are published
there, or call city hall.
Q: I had some renovations done
to my home about six years ago. Going through my
file cabinet recently, I found many of the
permits and paperwork, as well as the contractor
estimates and invoice. Do I really need to keep
this information, or can I discard these old
permits since the work is long since done? --
Mark, in upstate New York
A: Keep those permits and
related paperwork, including inspection reports
from when the renovation was completed, with all
of the other papers related to your house. If you
plan to sell your home in the future, that
paperwork is proof that the renovations you say
were made, were actually made.
Keeping estimates and receipts
also is useful, even a few years after the work
was done, if not for tax purposes, then as
additional proof that the work was done. Keep
them with the permits and inspection reports.
HOME TIP: Get familiar with
your city or local governments website.
Most U.S. cities these days have sites that
convey almost all of the information you need to
know about local regulations, permits, licensing,
HOME TIP: Its important
to locate the shutoff valve for your homes
gas system in the event of a leak. Its
typically near the meter.
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