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Thursday, November 7, 2002 Volume XI, Number 101

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The McCune-Brooks Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop will hold its annual pre-Christmas sale on Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, from 9a.m.- 7p.m. The public is encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Hope for Hailey Hyperbaric Chamber Fund will have a Shrimp Gumbo Feed at 6 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 9th at the Train Barn, west Mound St. Road (across from Old Cabin Shop). Public is invited. $15 per person, $25 per couple.

Did Ya Know?. . .Eminence Chapter #93 Order of the Eastern Star will serve Ham & Beans, pie, and coffee or tea from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8th, at the Masonic Temple dining room, 7th & Maple. Cost is $4 for adults. Carryouts available

today's laugh

"Why did you throw the pot of geraniums at the plaintiff?"
"Because of an advertisement, your honor."
"What advertisement?"
"Say it with flowers."

The lawyer called his clerk and said to him: "Smith, you have been employed by me for five years. To mark my appreciation of this you will now be addressed as Mr. Smith."


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

Located by X Rays.

Saturday evening about 4 o’clock Frank Skillen, a 12-year-old boy who lives at his parents’ home on Tenth street near Garrison avenue, accidentally shot himself in the hand with a pistol.

The boy says that he had been playing with the weapon and was just about to lay it on a shelf when it was discharged, the 22-caliber ball lodging in his left hand near the thumb. He screamed lustily and his mother came to his aid and hurried him up town to a surgeon.

Dr. Taylor took an X ray picture of the hand and locating the bullet, cut directly to it. Young Skillen will not be permanently injured by the wound.

Hear Edward Baxter Perry, the noted blind pianist, at the Christian church next Tuesday evening.

  Today's Feature

Hope for Hailey.

The Hope for Hailey Foundation will host a shrimp gumbo feed this Saturday at the Carthage Shrine Train Barn on West Mount Street Road (across from the Old Cabin Shop). Tickets are $15 per person, $25 per couple.

The Foundation is raising money to continue funding of a Hyperbaric Chamber. The device allows exposure to high pressure oxygen that is said to help victims of Cerebral Palsy, strokes, MS, and burns.

The Foundation became a legally incorporated, non-profit foundation in June of 2001.

The Hope for Hailey Foundation’s goals are to provide Southwest Missouri with a hyperbaric chamber, continued fund-raising in order to maintain and operate the chamber and assist CP children’s families with some of the cost.

In August of 2002 the Foundation purchased a hyperbaric chamber. In September a twenty-eight foot trailer was purchased for a temporary home for the chamber. A medical technician has been retained to administer treatments, and the search is on for a medical director and a permanent facility.

Just Jake Talkin'


Halloween is over, the elections are over, now it’s time to turn our attention toward that annual celebration of excessive gluttony, Turkey Day.

Oh sure, there are those who would tell you the holiday is more about gatherin’ of family and takin’ comfort in the efforts and rewards of the harvest. But then, by the last reckonin’ I heard, less that 2% of us actually take part in a real harvest any more.

‘Course gettin’ the family to actually sit down at the table and share a meal prob’ly is somethin’ out of the ordinary these days. Typically at our family Turkey Day, the table is so full a food no one can sit at the table anyway.

I guess when it comes down to it, Thanksgivin’ is a family day. The food is just serendipity.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Metcalf Auto Supply

Weekly Column

Click & Clack

by Tom & Ray Magliozzi

Dear Tom and Ray:

I am a 16-year-old high-school student who is car shopping. I had convinced myself that I wanted a small SUV, like a Honda CR-V or a Toyota RAV4. But then I started considering the likelihood of a rollover, and I’ve hit a dead end. No matter who you ask, everyone has a different recommendation for a safe car, but my godparents told me that you are the experts. Can you recommend a safe car for a 16-year-old with a severe fear of future accidents and a limited price range ($10K-$12K)? I need a solution before my mom and I stop speaking over this whole ordeal. Thanks! — Barb

RAY: Boy, are you in luck, Barb! Sometimes the planets just happen to line up perfectly, and this is one of those times.

TOM: As you might know, Volvo has long been known for making very safe, but very ugly, cars. But through some interplanetary magnetic shift, Volvos have recently become "cool" cars among high-school and college kids. Why? We don’t know. Maybe ugly is in.

RAY: My brother certainly hopes so. He’s been waiting for ugly to come into fashion his entire life.

TOM: For $10,000-$12,000, you’ll have many choices. You can easily get a late 90’s Volvo 850 or S70 (they’re the same car — Volvo just changed the name in 1998). For that money, you should be able to get a 1996-’98 with a moderate number of miles on it (something with 50,000-60,000 would be ideal). And don’t spend all of your money on the car. Save some for maintenance and repairs.

RAY: Or you can get an older, classic Volvo, like a 240, which is a real tank. In that case, you’ll spend a lot less on the car, but you’ll need a bit more of the savings to cover the inevitable repairs. So hang on to it


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