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Thursday, August 2, 2007 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?... Magician
Marty Hahne will be at the Carthage Public
Library for two performances on Thursday, August
2 one at 10 a.m. and the other at 2 p.m. Call Deb
at 237-7040 for details.
Did Ya Know?... The
McCune-Brooks Health Focus for the month of
August is Tuberculosis or TB. This disease can be
spread through the air by coughing or sneezing.
TB usually affects the lungs. Testing for TB will
be free of charge on August 7 from 9 to 11 a.m.
at McCune-Brooks hospital. Participants must plan
to return Thursday or Friday, August 9 or 10,
between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to have
the test read.
Did Ya Know?... Spare
Cat Rescue will help pay for the spay or neuter
of your cat. Call for details. 417-358-6808.
Two explorers meet on a remote
mountain high atop the Himalayas. One says,
"I came here to get away from the clutter of
the city, the dirty air, the panic of city
living, and the sickening pace. I wanted to be
where the air was clean, where I could see a lone
eagle soaring above and watch the sun set behind
snowcapped mountains. Why are you here?
The second explorer says,
"My son is taking violin lessons."
I visited the CIA headquarters
in Langsley, Virginia, and saw a dog chasing a
cat - and they were both blindfolded.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Lon Mitchell, a young man,
was fined $10 and costs, amounting in all to $17.50, by
Police Judge Thos. Buckbee in police court yesterday. The
young man was charged with trespassing.
For some time past some
unknown parties have been tearing boards off the
buildings at the old mines near the Pacific depot and the
owners having become tired of it secured Tom Douglas, who
was at one time a member of the police force, to act as
private watchman at the building. Night before last Mr.
Douglas caught Mitchell in the act of carrying off a door
from one of the buildings and immediately arrested him
and escorted him to the City jail.
He was found guilty as
defined above. He had no money and will serve the time
out in jail. He claimed that a couple of girls on whom he
was calling asked him to get some kindling from the old
building and that he was not getting it for his own use.
No Office Visit
for Disabled Hangtags.
from the Department of Revenue
thousands of disabled Missourians have taken
trips to their local motor vehicle license office
to renew their disabled placards, or
"hangtags", so they may continue to use
convenient parking options. This year, the
Missouri Department of Revenue has made the
renewal process easy - so easy, in fact,
theres nothing to do.
Instead of mailing
a renewal notice to holders of disabled placards,
this year the department is simply mailing the
renewal placards to customers, letting those who
depend on the placards say goodbye to visiting
their license office to obtain the free hangtag.
As a result of
legislative changes, anyone renewing a disabled
placard this year is not required to visit a
license office. Office visits will only be
required every four years when a physicians
statement is needed.
directed state agencies to find innovative ways
to enhance customer service to all
Missourians," said Gov. Matt Blunt. "It
just makes sense to minimize the burden for
disabled Missourians by making it easier for them
to obtain the hangtags they need. This service is
an example of how we can help the disabled
through common sense, compassionate
sense to find creative ways to improve service to
our customers," said Revenue Director Trish
Vincent. "This year, instead of sending out
nearly 180,000 renewal notices and creating that
many trips to a license office, well send
the placards directly to our customers
mailboxes - no paperwork, no special visit
chairperson of the Governors Council on
Disability and principal drafter of the 2004 bill
requiring placard holders to recertify their
eligibility through physicians statements,
applauds the efforts of the department. "The
department is taking steps that simultaneously
minimize bureaucratic red tape and ensure that
hard-fought efforts to reduce placard fraud
continue to be successful."
The hangtags were
scheduled for mailing at the end of July. To
allow the department sufficient time to process
returned mail it is recommended that hangtag
owners who have a hangtag expiring in September,
2007, wait until September 1 to contact the
department if they have not received their new
hangtag in the mail. If the hangtag is no longer
needed, customers are asked to return the hangtag
to the address on the envelope.
They say the trick to rabbit huntin is to
have a dog that never quite catches up to the
rabbit. The furry little critters have a habit of
runnin in a big circle and comin back
to cross their tracks. The idea is to confuse any
varmit that is chasin em. The hunter
is supposed to stay put and wait as the dog works
his way through the hedge rows. Eventually, the
theory is, the rabbit will come back by for an
dog, as a kid, I always thought that rabbit
huntin would be great sport. Unfortunately,
the dog had not read the sportin magazine
that I had. Hed take out after the rabbit
all right, but eventually I would have to go find
the mutt out sniffin in a rat nest or
barkin at some squirrel up a tree.
Course there is a chance
that the rabbit wrote the real 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 1999 Pontiac Sunfire
than continually overheats. Despite replacing the
thermostat, the sensor that operates the radiator
fan and the radiator itself, the car still
overheats. Ironically, the faster I go, the less
likely the car is to overheat. However, when I
let the car idle, the temperature builds up
rapidly, and in only a minute or two the
temperature gauge is in the red. What could be
causing this problem? Thanks! - Marland
RAY: Well, since its not
overheating on the highway, you didnt need
the radiator, Marland. I guess you know that by
TOM: Since its
overheating at idle, that suggests its
either the fan or something much more ominous.
RAY: You replaced the fan
sensor, which is actually the coolant temperature
sensor in this car. Im going to assume that
whoever did that ran the car after the repair was
done, and saw that the fan was actually coming on
and going off like its supposed to. If not,
obviously thats the first order of
business. Because a nonfunctioning cooling fan -
which could be due to a bad relay or a broken
wire - could explain everything. Marland, you
should be so lucky.
TOM: Right. Assuming
youve already checked the fan, and it
works, I think you have a bad head gasket, or a
RAY: My brother has a cracked
head, and he gets hot all the time, too.
TOM: If you have a bad head
gasket, youre continually pushing hot
exhaust into the coolant and heating it up. At
high speeds, you have enough air flowing through
the radiator - from the rapid motion of the car -
to dissipate the heat. But when you come to a
stop, the cooling fan alone cant produce
enough air. So, beg your lucky stars for a bad
cooling-fan relay, Marland. Because the price
goes way up from there.
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