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Thursday, February 27, 2003 Volume IX, Number 178

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The American Red Cross will have a Blood Drive at the Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand, from 1:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27th and from 9:00 a.m-2:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28th. A recognition gift will be given to all donors.

Did Ya Know?. . .Carthage Masonic Lodge # 197 will have a special meeting at
7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 27th. They will be working in the second degree. Will eat before. All area Masons are encouraged to attend.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold their monthly used booksale from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, March 1st at the Library Annex, 510 S. Garrison Ave.

Did Ya Know?. . .A new beginner P.A.C.E. (People With Arthritis Can Exercise) class starts on Monday, March 3rd at the McCune-Brooks Wellness Facility, 2040 S. Garrison. Classes run M-W-F at 1:30 p.m. Advanced classes meet M-W-F at 2:15 p.m. Call 359-2432 for more information.

today's laugh

Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?

Only in people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke.

Only in they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.

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

An Unusual Wreck.

There was a rather unusual railway wreck at Webb City yesterday morning on the Frisco. Mrs. Sadie Norval was having her house moved with its contents to Galena. The house was loaded on two wagons and the outfit started. On West Daugherty street the outfit stalled on the railroad tracks and the teams were hastily unhitched while a man ran up the track to signal a freight train which was approaching.

There was a sharp curve and a heavy grade, however, at the crossing and the train dashed through the home and wagons. No one was hurt and no damage done except to the house but Mrs. Norval will feel the loss of her property.

Miss Mame Morgan, of Lamar, daughter of ex-congressman Morgan is in Carthage today visiting the schools. Miss Morgan is a teacher in the Lamar schools.

  Today's Feature

Boulder Back to Colorado.

The Council bill proposal changing the name of the Carthage Municipal Golf Course to Boulder Creek at Carthage failed with a 9-1 vote at the City Council meeting Tuesday evening.

Many opinions were shared by Council Members as well as Mayor Kenneth Johnson regarding the name Boulder Creek. Some Council Members said they went out and talked to their people about the name change. The most common response as expressed by the Council Members was "Boulder is in Colorado."

In the Mayor’s Report, Johnson said that February 12 he went to Carthage Senior High for Future Business Leaders Week.

"And by the way," said Johnson, "that class voted one hundred percent against naming the golf course Boulder Creek"

Council Member J.D. Whitledge slammed his pencil down and shook his head.

Many of the Council members said they were supportive of a name change, just not Boulder Creek. Council Member Bill Putnam made a motion to amend the bill and vote on Marble Creek at Carthage. There was some discussion on whether they should vote on a new name without consulting with the public. The amended bill failed with a 5-5 vote. The name change proposal was sent back to the Public Service Committee for further consideration.

Just Jake Talkin'


Growin’ up in a small rural community just naturally meant doin’ "chores."

Our chores consisted mainly of feedin’ Smokey the dog, keepin’ our room so the floor could be utilized for the "Fort Apache" cowboy and Indian set or the Lincoln Logs. Lawn work durin’ the summer took some effort and helpin’ do a little paintin’ or various repairs on the house.

Prob’ly the most constant was the duty of carryin’ out the trash and burnin’ it in the 55 gallon drum.

The drive to the dump was always a slow, deliberate one, and of course the real adventure of pokin’ ‘round the discarded TV’s and old cars while dad talked with some other "hauler."

I don’t know what we’d’ve done with a trash compactor.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Metcalf Auto Supply

Weekly Column

Click & Clack

by Tom & Ray Magliozzi

Dear Tom & Ray:

Hello from Germany. I am a U.S. service member stationed in Germany. My job location has recently changed, and I now have to drive about 35 miles to work (one way) each day. As you know, the Autobahn in Germany has no speed limit in most places, and it’s embarrassing to constantly be passed by VW Rabbits! I own a 1997 Dodge Intrepid with 60,000 miles. It has a 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine. The car’s tachometer has a red line of 6,500 rpm, and it will travel at 100 mph at around 3,200 rpm. My question is: Will it hurt my engine (or any part of the car) to drive to work at high speeds every day? I usually drive between 90 and 100 mph. I have new tires that are rated for these speeds. At what engine rpm should I be concerned about causing damage? — Mike

TOM: Anything above 0 rpm, Mike. We’ve found that at an rpm of 0, engine damage is extremely rare — though not unheard of if my brother is working on the car.

RAY: Actually, there’s not a clear answer to this one way or the other, Mike. We know that accelerating quickly is very bad for your car. But the case against simply driving fast once you’ve accelerated — is less clear.

TOM: On one hand, this car was clearly designed to be able to cruise at 75 or 80 on American highways. So 90 isn’t that far a stretch for it.

RAY: On the other hand, the amount of wind resistance you get at those speeds requires the engine to work very hard. And while the rpm might be within acceptable limits, you’re making the engine run hot because you have the gas pedal very close to the floor. It’s as if you were constantly climbing a hill.

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