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Thursday, August 23, 2007 Volume XVI, Number
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
Did Ya Know?... Edwin W.
Wiggins Post # 9 and Auxiliary Unit # 9 of the
American Legion will meet Thursday night, August
23rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Legion Rooms of the
Did Ya Know?... The
Avilla Baptist Church will hold a Free Back to
School Clothing Distribution on Friday, August
24th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be
clothing for babies, children, teens, and adults.
for directions or more info, please call 246-1010
"This is the greatest
medicine in the world," said the street
vendor. "Look at me, for example. Purely by
use of this medicine, I have lived to the
healthy, hearty age of three hundred."
"Hey, is that true?" a listener asked
the mans young assistant.
"Cant say," said the assistant.
"Ive only been with him a hundred
The teacher asked the class to
write a composition on where the elephant is
found. One kid wrote, "The elephant is so
big, hes hardly ever lost."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
F.M. McDaniel In
In the sale at the Gray
Eagle Saturday to satisfy outstanding debts, it was only
the mill which was sold, and F.M. McDaniel was the
As the mine and mill have
been idle over a week, however, Col. Corby, of St. Joe,
who owns the land, forfeited the lease on the company
today in accordance with the terms of the lease and
immediately released the ground to F.M. McDaniel, the
purchaser of the mill.
This was promptly arranged
this morning and the mill was started up again now being
run in the name of F.M. McDaniel. It is said that a
re-organization of the company will be effected, in the
near future, who will take the property and operate it
under a new name.
According to this
statement Mr. McDaniel is only holding the property by
general agreement, awaiting the organization of which he
will be a member.
Fire Chief John
Cooper was present at Tuesdays Public Works
Committee meeting to discuss a proposed ordinance
that would ban larger sized propane tanks within
the City limits. Cooper told the committee that
current international BOCA and gas codes can
allow the Fire Chief the authority to prohibit
the use of propane within City limits for the
purpose of safety and public welfare. Cooper
recommended to the committee the idea of adding a
City code that would prohibit the above ground
propane tanks for residential use.
Tom Flanigan asked if there were any tanks
currently in use in the City. Cooper said that
there werent any that had been approved,
but that there had been inquiries in the past.
The committee discussed the language that would
be necessary for the ordinance to achieve its
goal; focusing primarily on size restrictions so
that propane tanks would still be legal for
barbecue grills. 30 gallon tanks were discussed
as a possible maximum legal size.
Cooper told the
committee of the risks of the large tanks in the
cases of line breaks or punctures to the tanks
want a 500 gallon tank sitting in a yard,"
said Cooper. "If it catches on fire
youre going to lose 2 houses, not just
The committee was
favorable to the ordinance proposal and approved
a motion to refer it to the Public Safety
Committee for further review. Chief Cooper said
he will be in attendance at the next Safety
Chamber is hosting a unique opportunity for
member businesses to showcase their goods. The
Chambers first-ever Small Business World
Series is being planned for Thursday, August 30
from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The outdoor business-style
expo will be held at the historical Rock Stadium
located inside Carthage Municipal Park.
For a minimal fee,
Chamber members can set-up a tailgate display on
the baseball field to promote their business to
event attendees. The local school athletic
programs will provide event assistants (in
uniform) to aid in various areas throughout the
event and concessions will be offered in true
tailgate style. Prizes will be awarded to the
Most Team Spirited, Best Tailgate Exhibitor and
Most Valuable Participant, so get your pom-poms
out and your spirit voice ready.
interested in participating in the Chambers
first-ever Small Business World Series, simply
download, fill-out and return the attached SBWS
Registration Form to the Chamber office by
Friday, August 24. (Note: There are various
levels of participation.)
information, call Debra at 358-2373.
Ive spent a pretty fair amount of time in
the company of three year olds. A lotta knowledge
can be learned pretty quick this way.
For instance, I never realized how
little I question the everday decisions I
make. Apparently the question "why"
should accompany any action, especially if it
curtails the freedom of movement for those under
three feet in height.
I also discovered that the
"why" is usually just because I figure
it oughta be that way. The real challenge is
makin up an excuse that actually sounds
reasonable to a three year old. I still fall back
on the old favorite "you might hurt
yourself." Ive found that sendin
em to their parents usually works pretty
well until they start tellin em to
"go ask grandpa."
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
Click & Clack Talk Cars
By Tom and Ray Magliozzi
Dear Tom and Ray:
Hey guys, I found an error in
your otherwise good column. The subject was
placement of weight in the trunk to make
more-effective traction for a rear-wheel-drive
car. You stated that the best place to put the
weight is directly on top of the drive axle.
Sorry, but that is wrong. The most effective
place is as far aft as you can put the weight.
Lets say you have a car with a 110-inch
wheelbase. If you put a 100-pound weight directly
over the axle, the rear wheel load goes up 100
pounds. But if you put the weight 40 inches aft
of the axle, the rear wheel load goes up 100 x
(110+40)/110 = 136 pounds. Of course, the front
axle load goes down by 36 pounds, but that is
less than 2 percent of its load - which is
negligible. It will be interesting to see how you
weasel out of this one! Keep up the good work. -
TOM: John, you think this is a
tough one to weasel out of? You misunderestimate
us, my man!
RAY: Actually, you are
technically correct. But the reason we recommend
putting the weight over the axle was stated in
our original column.
TOM: With the weight behind the
rear axle, you lift weight off the front axle.
Since the front axle is key in both steering and
stopping, we dont think thats a good
RAY: You consider it
negligible, but when does it become
not-negligible? If you put 200 pounds of weight
in your theoretical car, now youve reduced
the weight over your steering and braking wheels
by 4 percent.
TOM: On the other hand, by
putting the weight directly over the rear axle,
or as close as possible, you add weight to the
rear of the car without lifting the front wheels
off the ground.
RAY: Or better yet, just stay
home when it snows. Surely we can all agree on
weaseling out of work, cant we, John?
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