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Thursday, October 9, 2003 Volume XII, Number 80

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Masonic Lodge #197 will have it’s regular meeting as well as put on a 3rd degree at 7 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 9th at the Masonic Temple, located directly behind the Carthage public Library. Will eat before . All area master Masons are encouraged to attend. More info call Jerry Maggard at 417-359-8442.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society will have an Adoption Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 11th at the Central Pet Care Clinic, 224 W. Central.

Did Ya Know?. . .Dance to the music of Country Express from 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 11th at the Carthage VFW Post 2590, 1 miles west on Oak Street. Public is welcome. $3 donation at the door.

Did Ya Know?. . .Jerry Trammell will sing at 8 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. on Sunday, October 12th, at the First Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand, Carthage. Please call 358-4265 for more information.

today's laugh

A budget is a formula for determining that you need a raise.

My wife went on a banana and coconut diet. She didn’t lose any weight, but she can climb a tree like crazy.

I never repeat gossip, so please listen carefully the first time.

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

Fred Huber to Travel

Fred Huber received a telegram last night from the American Tobacco Co., at Kansas City offering him a position as traveling salesman.

He will leave tomorrow morning to accept the position, and expects to have headquarters at Salina, Kan. If his territory is north of that point he will not return to Carthage till Christmas.

Mr. Huber has been employed at Walter Harrington’s news and cigar stand in the Harrington hotel for several years and will doubtless make a successful salesman for his chosen line.

Z.M. Lindley was in from Avilla yesterday and today. He has just about recovered from the effects of the injuries received from a broken trolley wire which struck him in the temple while he was aboard an electric car some weeks ago.

  Today's Feature

Right to Carry Suit Filed.

A lawsuit was filed yesterday in St. Louis to block the enforcement of the law allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons scheduled to go into effect tomorrow.

The suit was filed by several St. Louis state legislatures, the mayor pro tem of Kansas City and several religious leaders.

The suit alleges that the new law is unconstitutional in that the 1875 Missouri Constitution has a provisions that says the right to bear arms does not justify the right to carry concealed weapons.

Governor Bob Holden has said that he would support efforts to overturn the new law. The legislature overrode Holden’s veto last month.

The law would allow Missouri residents at least 23 years of age to request a permit. The permit would be contingent on passing a background check, passing an eight-hour training course, and paying a $100 permit fee.

Training courses in Jasper County have begun with demand for the training growing.

The suit was filed in St. Louis, but may be heard in Jefferson City.

Just Jake Talkin'


In readin’ through the 21 pages of the concealed weapon act, it looks like it will take a while ‘fore ever’one adjusts to the new law.

There are still places, like bars and public meetin’s, where those with permits can’t carry. A private business or organization has to post a sign if they don’t want guns brought into their public establishments.

Then there is the exception to public meetings. Anyone that is a member of the committee or board that has a public meetin’ can carry.

The City will have ta enact an ordinance to prevent concealed weapons in public buildin’s, and post those with a sign so statin’. I suppose it’s win, loose, or draw.

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’m a business owner and a mom who has been driving a ‘98 Honda Odyssey since our daughter was born because it was a practical choice. Now I’m earning some money and want a sexier car, but I can’t decide what to buy. I’d like to spend around $30,000, and I’m interested in the Audi A4 3.0. Is that a reliable and affordable choice? I love the features, but when I dress it up the way I want it, it comes up to about $34K, and I like to buy "new." Any advice? — Renee

TOM: Well, you’re very lucky, Renee. When you decide to spend 30,000 bucks on a car, you have a lot of very nice choices, and the Audi A4 is certainly one of them.

RAY: Is it the most reliable car on the planet? No. If reliability is your primary concern, above all else, then you should look at one of the Japanese cars in that price range, like the Lexus ES300 or IS300, the Infiniti G35 or the Acura TL or TSX.

TOM: But before you do that, remember the first thing you said to us, Renee: You want "a sexier car." And "sexy" is purely in the eye of the beholder. I mean, look at what my brother’s wife picked. I rest my case. And the fact is, your eye was drawn to the Audi A4.

RAY: And I happen to agree with you, Renee. I think the A4 is a very good-looking car. It’s also a great-handling car, a comfortable car and a safe car. So if you think it’s sexy, Renee, don’t let the fact that it’s less reliable than Japanese cars get in your way. Remember, it’s got a four-year warranty. You only kept your last car for five years, so you’re not taking much of a risk here.

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