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Thursday, February 1, 2007 Volume XV, Number
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Lions Club will hold a pancake feed on
Saturday, February 3, from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. in
the Carthage Memorial Hall. Golden Pancakes and
Sausage, Drink Included, $4.00.
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Public Library monthly used booksale
will be held Saturday, February 2 from 8:00 until
noon. Sponsored by the Friends of the Carthage
Did Ya Know?...
Beginning February 5, volunteers will be
available at the C.A.N. D.O. Senior Center, 404
E. 3rd to assist with Missouri Property Tax
Credit Claims. Mondays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
I figure inflation is really
here. I gave my nephew a nickel and he asked,
"What is this thing - a medal?" - Pat
If you owe the government
$5,000, you make out your return for $10,000. The
government owes you $5,000 and you owe them
$5,000. So youre even. - Gracie Allen
I just got my TV set insured.
If it breaks down, they send me a pair of
binoculars so I can watch my neighbors set.
- Henny Youngman
I went to see an attorney and
said, "I need an attorney to represent me
competently and fairly." He said, "Make
up your mind."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
To Stay Until Spring.
Mrs. Sarah Dilley of Terre
Haute, Ind., has come to spend the remainder of the
winter with her brother, W.H. Black, of this City, and
her sisters, Mesdames Dye, Lease, Morris and Garret, all
residing at Lamar. She formerly lived in Carthage, but
moved to Indiana 30 years ago.
Revival in February.
The Christian church is to
have a revival beginning early in February. Rev. B.F.
Hill of California, Mo., will be the evangelist in
charge, and a professional singer will assist him.
The meeting will continue
indefinitely depending upon the work that may be
The Cosmos club of
Carthage will go to Webb City at 1:40 p.m. tomorrow to
meet at 2:30 with Mrs. Hamlin at the Newland Hotel.
Following the lead
of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the
Missouri Department of Revenue announced today
that taxpayers will have an extra day to file and
pay 2006 individual income tax, corporate
income/franchise tax and financial institution
The IRS further
extended the due date because April 15 falls on a
Sunday in 2007, and because Monday, April 16 is
Emancipation Day, a legal holiday in the District
of Columbia. Under a federal statute enacted
decades ago, holidays observed in the District of
Columbia have impact nationwide on tax issues,
not just within the District.
The April 17, 2007
deadline will apply to any of the following:
federal and state individual income tax returns,
whether filed electronically or on paper.
corporate income/franchise tax returns.
Financial Institutions tax returns including Bank
Franchise Tax, Savings and Loan Tax, Fiduciary
Tax, Credit Union Tax, Farmers Coop Intangible
Property Tax, and Credit Institution Tax.
2006 balance due payments, whether made
electronically or by check.
and corporate estimated tax payments for the
first quarter of 2007, whether made
electronically or by check.
for an automatic six-month tax-filing extension,
whether submitted electronically or on Forms 4868
or 7004 (federal) or Forms MO-60 or MO-7004
claims where the statute of limitations expires
on April 16.
provides that, filing and payment deadlines that
fall on a Saturday, Sunday or legal state
holidays are timely satisfied if satisfied on the
next business day. However, Missouri law does not
make accommodations for the legal holidays of
other states or the District of Columbia.
normally requires income tax returns to be filed
and paid on the fifteenth day of the fourth month
following the close of the taxpayers
taxable year (Section 143.511, RSMo). Usually,
that date is April 15.
Missouris tax returns are so heavily
dependent upon federal returns, the Director of
Revenue has determined that a corresponding
extension of time to file 2006 Missouri income
tax returns and payments is necessary.
encouraged to file early and use electronic
filing methods. For taxpayers, filing
electronically offers immediate proof of filing
and increased accuracy. Processing delays can
result when processing paper returns using
conventional methods. Electronic filing sends the
data directly to the processing system,
sidestepping any potential keying errors. It also
allows the taxpayer the option of receiving a
refund via direct deposit. Direct deposit is
available only when taxpayers file
departments Interactive Voice Response
system, unveiled last year, gives taxpayers the
option of using the telephone to obtain
information on the status of their tax return.
New this year is a toll-free option available by
calling (866) 433-7259. Taxpayers can also access
the tracking system by calling the toll number,
(573) 526-TAXX (8299). The department continues
to offer the Online Personal Tax Return Inquiry
system, available on the internet at
www.dor.mo.gov. The online system may be used by
clicking the button labeled "Wheres My
Tax Return?" on the right side of the page.
No Stench Detected Near the
Im kinda wishin
there was just onea those reporters across the
pond who would take up the slack left by Ernie
Pyle. He followed the WWII soldiers around, but
put more emphasis on tellin some of the
humorous experiences associated with bein a
Now thats not
ta say that war isnt serious business,
its just that it would be comforting ta
know that our boys and girls are still just that,
our boys and girls. They havent turned into
some military machine, but are everday
folks bein called on to honor their
Ever now and then,
Id like to hear bout somethin
just plain silly goin on midst all the
ruckus. Of all the things Americans hold dear,
the list has ta include a robust sense of humor.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
& Clack Talk Cars
By Tom and Ray Magliozzi
Dear Tom and Ray:
I sometimes roll-start our new
Honda Fit. My wife didnt care when I did
this to our old 91 Civic, but she claims it
hurts the new car. My wife says her father taught
her that roll-starting is only for when the
battery is dead or the starter breaks. Im
sure my father-in-law, a food scientist and
automatic-transmission driver for the past 30
years, would admit no expertise in the more
exoteric areas of manual-car usage. So she
ordered me to contact you two. She knows you have
the wisdom to always side with the wife. What
damage or benefits result from roll-starting a
car down a lightly sloped driveway once or twice
a week? - Michael
RAY: Well, there are two types
of damage to look at, Michael. Theres the
mechanical damage, and theres the marital
TOM: As far as mechanical
damage, there is none. Zilch. Youre not
harming anything. Youre simply replacing
the function of the starter motor with rolling
RAY: And as long as you pop the
clutch at, say, 3 mph to 5 mph, and not 40 mph,
no harm is being done to anything. I suppose than
any clutch wear might be offset by your lighter
use of the starter motor and battery.
TOM: But in interests of
marital harmony and father-in-law relations,
Michael (you dont want to be served nothing
but a turkey butt at Thanksgiving, do you?), I
would suggest you say the following: "Hon, I
checked with Tom and Ray. They said theres
no real damage done from roll-starting the car,
but there are no real benefits either. So if it
bothers you, I wont do it."
RAY: Then only do it when
shes not in the car, Michael.
By Greg Zyla
Sponsored by Curry Automotive
Q: We just heard
of the passing of Bobby Hamilton, the former
Craftsman Truck champion and all-around nice guy.
I just want to let everyone know how much we
liked him and will miss him. -- Sally, e-mail
A: Sally, we all
will miss Bobby Hamilton, who lost his battle
with cancer on Jan. 7. He was 49.
indeed a great person and a fine race driver. He
made headlines back in 1989 when he helped drive
the movie cars for the Hollywood production
"Days of Thunder," and stunned everyone
by qualifying fifth fastest in a movie car at the
1989 AutoWorks 500 in Phoenix. Hamiltons
movie car, entered by Rick Hendrick, carried
movie cameras and extra weight, and was not
intended to be competitive. The car was the No.
51 machine, portrayed in the movie as being
driven by the character "Rowdy Burns."
Bobby even led five laps of the race.
After his stunning
accomplishment, Hamilton became a regular on the
Cup series tour and went on to win four Cup races
in his career, including the 2001 Talladega 500.
He also won one Busch race, and the
aforementioned Craftsman Truck championship, with
a total of 10 wins to his credit in the trucks.
Q: Greg, I enjoy
your racing column very much. What driver has the
most wins overall in NASCAR racing at Daytona? --
Cathy P., e-mail from Kansas
A: Sure thing,
Cathy. Dale Earnhardt Sr. still has the most wins
at Daytona, overall. Over his illustrious career,
Dale won 12 Twin 125 mile qualifiers, seven Busch
300 events, six Budweiser Shootouts, six IROC
races, two Pepsi Firecracker 400s and one Daytona
500. That adds up to 34 career checkered flags in
NASCAR competition at the famed tri-oval.
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