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Thursday, January 13, 2005 Volume XIII,
Did Ya Know?... RWB Rob
Lewis and RWB Jim Hardy will be making their
annual official visit to Carthage Lodge #197
Thursday, Jan. 13th. Pheasant fry at 6:30,
meeting at 7:30, Carthage members are asked to
bring a dish, or desert. Will be presenting
several award pins. All area Master Masons are
encouraged to attend. For more info. contact RWB
Rob Lewis at 417-623-7112.
Did Ya Know?...
Thursday, January 13 at 9:45 a.m. Tops # Mo1157,
Carthage (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) will hold
their 4th annual open house in Ulmers
Community Room, South Parking Lot, 1208 S.
Garrison. Guest speaker will be the TOPS 2003
Missouri State King, Alvin Hill from Springfield
MO. Everyone is welcome. For more info call
358-4635, 548-7476 or 782-5947.
Did Ya Know?... The
Ladies of the Assessors Office have put together
a Jasper County Cookbook, the first since 1979.
All proceeds go to Relay for Life for donation of
$10.00. Receive you cookbook today, call Sandy
358-4952 or Christie 358-7357.
Manager: "Your last act was magnificent,
Miss De Fleur! Your suffering was almost
Leading Lady: "It was.
Ive got a nail in my shoe."
Theatrical Manager: "For
heavens sake, leave it in until the end of the
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Only A Day.
Miss Clara Peirce, Well
Known Here Died Suddenly Near Larussell.
Miss Clara Peirce, a
17-year-old young lady, well known in Carthage, died at
her home near Larussell last Thursday and was buried
Friday morning. Mrs. D.A. Jennison and Miss Irene
Jennison of this city attended the funeral. The deceased
was only ill a day but she had been in poor health for
Fighting Saloon License
In County Court.
In county court today a
petitian for a dram shop at Asbury was bitterly
contested. J.W. Halliburton who is representing the
opposition , is endeavoring to establish the fact that
Mr. Warren, who is applying fotr the license has been
selling liquor since last August without any license and
is therefore not a law abiding citizen.
To Dump Truck Decision.
Carthage City Council met
Tuesday evening. Public Works Chairman Bill
Johnson in his report to the Council made a
recommendation for a dump truck purchase. The
recommendation was for a Freightliner M2-106 with
a Heil bed for $47,400 from Joplin Freightliner.
Council approved a motion to purchase the dump
truck the financing of which was included with
the 3.75% financing for the new backhoe through
During the citizens
participation period Steve Yancey from Fleet
Sales in Springfield made known his
dissatisfaction with the dump truck choice the
Council had approved. Fleet Sales put together 3
bids for Lindsay Chevrolet in Lebanon none of
which were accepted. Yancey, who stated that his
company has done much business with the City,
said he was upset that the City wouldnt
accept a Lindsay Chevrolet bid. The three bids
were for; a Chevrolet CC7500 with a Heil bed for
$48,097, a Chevrolet CC7500 with a Stahl bed for
$44,970 and a Chevrolet CC7500 with a Hilbilt bed
for $43,905 which was the low bid. However, the bid
requests for the new truck as submitted by the
Street department included the stipulation that
Hilbilt bodies were unacceptable. Yanceys
company represents Hilbilt dump bodies.
understand the way we were treated," said
Yancey, who accused the Street Department of
insinuating that the Hilbilt bodies were poor
quality and thus "blackballing" the
small business. In closing Yancey stated that in
his opinion the city turned down the lowest and
Street Commissioner Tom
Shelley, in speaking of the "Hilbilt bodies
unacceptable" preference, said that the
Street Department wasnt satisfied with the
Hilbilt bed on the last truck purchased. Shelley
said the recommendation of the Freightliner from
Joplin Freightliner was made in part because the
bid was $697 less than the bid for the Chevrolet
from Lindsay Chevrolet, and to retrofit a
spreader to the truck would cost $600.
I find that I relate to very little of
todays pop, rock, whatever music, I do, on
occasion force myself to listen to small doses of
todays "kid" music.
The main reason I put myself
through the ordeal is as a testimony to the
torture my parents must have gone through when I
was blastin all those foreign sounds outa
the car radio.
As Im sure my parents
recognized, there are many similar tendencies for
all music for the younger crowd. I can remember
the disappointment I felt when my mother told me
that "Blue Moon" was a remake of her
I know folks get upset with
some of the words of current songs, but
bout all I can remember of most of the
tunes I grew up with is a couple a the hook
lines. I guess the "meaning" just never
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
Click & Clack Talk Cars
Tom and Ray Magliozzi
Dear Tom and Ray:
There are times when I would
like to cover up my bumper stickers so as not to
offend people I am visiting - my politics being
more moderate than those of certain Neanderthalic
family members I will be visiting next month. Are
you aware of any product that will mask bumper
stickers? Then if my wrong-headed relatives take
a peek, the offense will be self-inflicted. -
RAY: Gee, thats a tough
one, Simon. My brothers still trying to
scrape the Adlai Stevenson stickers off his
TOM The easiest way to hide a
bumper sticker is... with another bumper sticker.
But you need one that crosses the entire
political spectrum. We might have some leftover
"Save the Skeets" stickers. That was
part of our campaign to keep people from shooting
the poor little guys. Who could possibly oppose
RAY: If you want a more
temporary solution and you dont care what
it looks like, Simon, you can simply cover them
up with slightly larger pieces of blank vinyl,
which you can buy from an art supply store. Or
get a "make your own bumper sticker"
kit. Then just tape the temporary sticker on with
electrical tape, and it should be fine for a long
TOM: If the stickers are on a
metallic part of the car, like the lift gate of a
wagon or sport utility vehicle, you can buy some
magnetic signs and use those to temporarily cover
up your stickers.
RAY: And best of all, with the
magnetic signs or the do it yourself stickers,
you can customize the message. So you can cover
up your "Eat Free Range Tofu" stickers
with a sign that says "Ask Me About My
Neanderthal Uncle Frank!"
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Winters Racing Doldrums
Now that the racing season is
over, well concentrate on some great racing
items that can make your non-racing winter days a
little more bearable.
If youre an Indy 500 fan,
you have to check out "Indianapolis 500
Legacy Series," the latest offering from the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Shoreline Media
Included are five individually
wrapped DVDs in a box set featuring all of the
Indy 500s from 1960 through 1999. No other
previous tape or DVD collection captures both the
action of the race itself, in condensed form, and
then adds lots of extra features. You can spend
hours on one decade if you access all the extras.
The Indy 500 DVDs include four
"decade" discs and a special bonus disc
that together provide more than 10 hours of
content. Included in the set are the four
previously released "Legacy Series"
discs, each covering a golden decade of speed for
the Indianapolis 500. They are: "The
60s: A Decade of Change," "The
70s: A Decade of Legends," "The
80s: A Decade for the Ages," and
"The 90s: A Decade of Drama."
Each "Legacy" DVD
provides historic footage and interviews with the
stars of the era.
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