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Thursday, August 16, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 43

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The McCune-Brooks Hospital Blood Pressure Clinic is open M-W-F from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Clinic located at 2040 S. Garrison in the mbh wellness Center. Call 358-0670 M-W-F. BP logbook available.

Did Ya Know?... A Pancake Breakfast will be held on Saturday, August 18th from 6:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the Carthage First Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand Avenue. $3.00 adults, $1.50 ages 3-10. Donations go toward teen mission trips, camps and outreach ministries. Free fingerprinting by the Carthage Police and stress tests by McCune-Brooks from 8-11 a.m.

Did Ya Know?... An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Thursday, August 23 from 1:30 to 7 p.m. and Friday, August 24 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the First Nazarene Church, 2000 Grand Ave. Refreshments to all donors. Donor card or photo ID required.

today's laugh

The newest thing in ski equipment - a pair of skis that converts into a pair of splints.

The most important rule of playing horseshoes is; first remove the horse.

The surgeon asked about the upcoming surgery, "Do you want a local anesthetic?"

The patient answered, "I can afford the best, give me something imported."

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


Charade Contest at the Christian Church Last Night.

The Christian Endeavor societies of the Congregational and Christian churches met in the latter church last night and enjoyed a social gathering which was enlivened by a charade contest.

Each society presented six charades, and judges were chosen to decide upon the merits. These judges were Miss Esther Pratt, Miss Mary Denny, and Mrs. J. H. Dryden. The decision was in favor of the Congregational church.

Aside from the charades, there were a number of very entertaining specialties, among which were a song sung backwards by several members of the Congregational society, a recitation of Rev. Toomay, a recitation by Miss Lottie Putnam and Miss Ida Beatty. Light refreshments were served. There were about seventy-five present.


Today's Feature

Intersection Contractor Approved.

Carthage City Council met on Tuesday evening in a regular session. Council approved unanimously the second reading of an ordinance to authorize a contract between the City and Sprouls Construction, Inc. for improvements to HH and Garrison Avenue.

Council member Bill Fortune, who is the liason to the Carthage Humane Society Board, noted that Mayor Woestman and City Administrator Tom Short have recently been in the process reviewing the City contract with the Humane Society. Fortune said that changes may be made that would alter the current policy on treatment of injured animals, and what information the Humane Society board should report to Council. Fortune also noted that Kaylene Cole had been appointed interim president of the Board.

Carthage Water and Electric Plant General manager Bob Williams reported to the Council that the Plant had set a new peak for megawatts consumed on Tuesday. Williams said that on Tuesday during the 5:00 p.m. hour the City used 62 megawatts, which is a 7 percent increase over last year’s peak, and an indication of growth.

Just Jake Talkin'
I’m sure its just a matter of dumb luck, but I haven’t gotten really ticked off in a traffic situation yet this summer. Usually I’ll (figuratively) run into some idiot with the windows rolled up and the radio blastin’ who doesn’t think there is anyone else usin’ their road. Then I get ta thinkin’, maybe its my turn to be the idiot and I just don’t have the sense to realize it.

I know that lady that followed me for eight or ten blocks with her hood under my taillights was prob’ly gettin’ a little nervous ‘cause I was goin’ a couple a miles under the 30 mph speed limit the other day. ‘Course if I sped up a little, she was right there with me. I decided not to rush myself. It didn’t really tick me off that she was tailgatin’, but she may have another story.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Metcalf Auto Supply

Click & Clack Talk Cars
By Tom & Ray Magliozzi

Dear Tom and Ray:

I have a 2002 GMC Envoy that just passed 100,000 miles. I have always been pretty conscientious about scheduled and preventative maintenance. The owner’s manual recommends changing the transmission and filter at 100,000 miles. I have read and heard advice that if the filter or fluid has not been changed before 50,000 miles, you should not change it, due to varnish and film that would then be released into the new fluid. I don’t see any sense in calling the dealer, as they obviously will advise me to change it. I would like a "nonprofit" answer from someone I trust. - Jim

TOM: Change it.

RAY: This is an old myth that we’ve heard many times.

TOM: It goes something like this: When your transmission is really old, the gums and varnishes that have built up over the years are actually holding the transmission together now. And if you change the fluid and drain out all that gunk, the transmission will fall apart.

RAY: But, if varnish is all that’s holding your transmission together, there’s a rebuild in your near future anyway.

TOM: I think this myth got started because some guy with a really old heap changed his transmission fluid, and a day later the transmission died. Well, the transmission was a heap before he changed the fluid. But that didn’t stop him from telling everybody he knew.

RAY: But that would be like saying: "If you’re 95 years old and sick, don’t go to the hospital. My grandfather was 95 and sick and went to the hospital and he died!" Well, duh! He was 95 and sick.

TOM: So if your owner’s manual calls for a transmission service at 100,000 miles, do it, Jim.

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