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Thursday, August 30, 2007 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?... The
Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold
its monthly used booksale on Saturday, September
1 from 8 a.m. until noon in the Library Annex,
510 S. Garrison Ave., Carthage.
Did Ya Know?... Cruise
the Square on the first Saturday of the month,
September 1 at 6:00 p.m. on the historic Carthage
square. All vehicles and bikes welcome. Carthage
Deli will be open late.
Did Ya Know?... The City
of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes
through Friday, August 31st. Areas will be
sprayed in the evening of the day of regular
trash pickup, between the hours of 8 p.m. and
midnight. It is recommended that citizens turn
off window and attic fans when the sprayer is in
the immediate area.
A man says to a veterinarian,
"My horse walks perfectly at times. At other
times, hes got a decided limp. What should
The vet says, "The next
time he walks well, sell him."
Nowadays it costs more to go to
the hospital than it does to go to medical
The average Joe will job ten
miles for exercise, then take the elevator up to
the second floor.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A Talented Family.
The Appy family, the
talented musicians who have been contributing so much
toward the enjoyment of the music loving people of this
city, will remain here only until late September. Mr.
Ernest Appy, the pianist, will leave for Wagner, Ind.
Ter., where he is musical director of Central college.
Miss Cornelia Appy, the
celloist, will go to New York City, to play in concerts
there during the coming season and Mr. Gerard Appy, the
violinist, will teach in the Webb City college this
winter. Their mother will remain in this city, the guest
of her daughter, Mrs. Dr. Edmonston.
Mrs. B. W. Laird and
little daughters Marie and Relnah have returned to their
home in Chanute, Kan., after a three weeks visit
with Mrs. Lairds parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
Mrs. Hoffman accompanied
them as far as Joplin
Protest Zoning Change.
The Carthage City
Council met Tuesday evening in a regular session.
Council heard from many citizen participants who
spoke against an ordinance which would change the
zoning of property at 1926 S. Garrison from
"A" First Dwelling and "D"
Local Business to "E" General Business.
Vince Scott has requested that the building be
rezoned to attract more potential buyers. The
current zoning does not allow for the sale of
alcohol by the drink.
living near the property have spoken against the
rezoning before, when the same proposal came
before Council last year. At that time Council
rejected the rezoning but granted a special use
permit which was a compromise between the
proposed zoning and restrictions proposed by the
neighbors. The special use permit recently
expired, the building having not sold in that
time period, and Scott thereafter requested the
zoning change again.
Citizen Ivan Hager
spoke to Council first, saying that he opposed
the zoning change because it is not known what
business will occupy the space. Hager said he
felt that the business owner, not the property
owner, should request the zoning change.
no purpose in changing it just to change
it," said Hager.
Kessinger asked Council not to approve the
rezoning because of potential negative impacts to
Corley said that she did not want a business in
her back yard that could sell liquor by the
Clark asked Council to consider the impact that
the zoning change would have on the neighborhood
asking you to help us protect our
neighborhood," said Clark.
Zoning and Historic Preservation Commission has
approved the zoning change contingent on the
approval of a separate City code change which
would further restrict the "E" zoning.
The changes would prevent businesses such as
dance clubs and taverns from operating within 300
feet of residential areas.
During the first
reading of the ordinance, the changes were
outlined by City Attorney Nate Dally and Public
Works Director Chad Wampler, but there was little
discussion by Council members. The second reading
for the rezoning and code changes will be held at
the next regular Council meeting, Tuesday,
Did ya ever notice that things always seem ta
break just when ya need em the most.
I suppose its like always
findin somethin in the last place ya
look, when you are usin somethin the
most, it wears out the fastest.
My air conditioning unit at the
house decided that onea the hottest days of the
summer was a good time to put me on warnin.
Fortunately it was a fairly simple fix and
didnt disturb my comfort for any length of
time. An abundance of ceilin fans and an
evenin breeze kept a tolerable temperature
until repairs were complete.
My grandparents had a screened
in sleepin porch for hot summer nights. Air
conditionin was one worry they didnt
have to fret about.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
Click & Clack Talk Cars
By Tom & Ray Magliozzi
Dear Tom and Ray:
You guys are great, and my
6-year-old loves you, too. Please help me stay
sane. I have a 14-year-old Honda Civic that runs
great, even with 174,000 miles. My only problem
is that the seat-belt warning light flashes and
the warning noise beeps constantly. There is
nothing wrong with the seat belt itself, but
there obviously is a short somewhere. The cost to
replace the entire seat-belt system is more than
the car is worth. But the cost of the therapy
Ill need if I dont get this fixed or
disconnected is even more! The mechanics say they
wont touch it (i.e., disconnect the beep).
I cant tell where its coming from
under the dash or Id yank it out myself.
You have got to help me! - Jane
TOM: Im not sure why
youd have to replace the entire
"seat-belt system," Jane. I agree with
you that its probably the fault of a
disconnected wire or a 15 cent electrical switch
RAY: Its going to take a
little bit of investigation, though. It could be
in the drivers seat latch, where you insert
the buckle. Theres a switch there that
tells the light and bell to turn off once
youve fastened the seat belt. But
unfortunately, thats not the only
TOM: Right. It could be that
the weight sensor in the passengers seat is
bad, and the car thinks theres a passenger
when theres not. Thats easy enough to
test, by fastening the passenger seat belt and
seeing if the warnings stop.
RAY: I agree with your
mechanics - I wouldnt disconnect the
TOM: So Id take it to a
Honda dealer. Theyre most likely to have
seen this before, and may be able to home in on
it quickly. Plus, its likely to be covered
by Hondas lifetime seat-belt warranty. And
even if its not, fix it anyway. Youll
be safer and saner. Poorer, yes. But safer and
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