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Thursday, July 12, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 18
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Public Library 10th annual Puzzle and
Game Day will be Thursday, July 12, 2007 in the
childrens department of the new library
addition. There will be board games and puzzles
for ages 2 through 12 downstairs from 10 a.m.
Did Ya Know?... The 2nd
Annual Car & Bike Show will be held on
Sunday, July 15th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the
Carthage First Nazareth Church, 2000 Grand Ave.
Did Ya Know?... A
"Freedom from Smoking" series will
begin July 12 at McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital.
$60.00 registration fee covers all materials, or
bring a friend and pay $45. Registration
required, call 359-2432
Did Ya Know?... The
Crossroads Chapter #41 and the Auxiliary Unit #41
of the Disabled American Veterans will meet
Tuesday, July 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the Legion
Rooms of the Memorial Hall. All members are
invited to attend the meeting.
About the only business that
makes money without advertising, is the Mint.
Have you any pillow cases?
Yes, sir. What size?
I really dont know, but I
wear a size seven hat.
Let him among us to run the
fastest throw the first stone.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Circuit Court in
Session at Joplin.
The Carthage term of
circuit court adjourned Friday evening and the term at
Joplin began this morning.
Court will again be in
session in Carthage when a decision will be made in the
ejectment suit of T.T. Luscombe vs. S.C. Edgar et al
which has been in progress for the last three days before
M.G. McGregor, special judge.
Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Lane and
little daughter of Whitefield, New Hampshire who have
been visiting their relatives, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Vorbles
of this city, left this morning for their eastern home.
Planning a Trip to
Jas. Luke is planning a
trip to his old home in England, in the near future. He
may be accompanied by Byron Ash. Mesdames Luke and Ash
left this morning for a summer stay at Manitou, Colo.
Earl Young, who was in the
bicycle business here with Harry During seven years ago,
has returned to the city with a wife and looking for a
house to rent.
Advocate Recommends Signs.
Council met on Tuesday evening in a regular
session. The Council heard a request from
Carterville resident Rod Harsh to increase
directional signage for Route 66 within the City.
self-proclaimed Route 66 advocate, operates a
welcome center in Carterville which is located in
a renovated 1937 gas station. Harsh told Council
that he has heard from many patrons who have
passed through Carthage that it was difficult to
find Route 66 once inside the City. He said that
many of them approach from the east and do not
turn onto Garrison, but continue straight on
Central until they arrive at the Central/71
to Council the placement of directional signs on
Central and Garrison streets so that travelers
may more easily follow the route.
Harsh also noted
that no host City has been selected for the 2010
Route 66 festival and said he felt Carthage would
be an ideal location.
Council took no
action on the recommendation but did ask several
questions. Harsh, in closing, offered his
assistance in the location and hanging of the
signs if the City decides to approve them.
anything I can to help, including bringing my
ladder and putting them up myself," said
Youth Fair Events.
The Jasper County
Youth Fair will continue through July 14 at the
fairgrounds in Carthage Municipal Park.
scheduled events are to include a Steer Show at
8:30 a.m., a Sheep Show at noon, a Swine Show at
6 p.m. and the 15th Annual Watermelon feed north
of the barns at 7 p.m. The Watermelon feed is
sponsored by Southwest Missouri Bank.
On Friday, July 13
the events are to include a Dairy Show at 8 a.m.,
a Celebrity Milking Contest at noon in the Show
Arena, a Youth Fair Board sponsored Bar-B-Que
from 5-7 p.m. in the Shelter east of the
Livestock Barns, a presentation by Dr. Jerry
Crownover in the Show Arena at 6:30 p.m., and a
Market Animal Sale in the Show arena at 7 p.m. An
exhibitors dance will follow the sale.
Also located at
the fairgrounds throughout the event will be the
McCune-Brooks Wellness Tent, which will offer
free health screenings.
events will be listed in the Friday edition of
the Mornin Mail.
It amazes me sometimes to see how easily folks
adapt. Had a friend through a good portion of
school days. He was easy to get serious, but
always had a good sense of humor and a little off
the wall at times.
he got married, we expected him to take the role
of husband serious, but when he went to work for
that furniture store as a salesman, he turned
into some other person.
At first I just figured he was
puttin on, but after a few weeks, it became
apparent that he had become this cold,
calculatin business machine. I tried to gig
him once about his new image, he didnt
think it was even a little funny. Hed
decided on a role he had no idea how to play and
it corrupted him.
He eventually returned to
reality, but I dont think ever understood
my bein upset at him losin that kid I
used ta know.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
Click & Clack Talk Cars
By Tom and Ray Magliozzi
Dear Tom & Ray:
I heard a caller on your show
describe sitting in her car for 20 minutes while
it idled so she could run her air conditioner and
listen to her stereo. I couldnt have been
the only one who cringed at that, could I? She
was wasting money and fuel, generating pollution
and, from what Ive read, damaging her
engine. Do you guys agree with this? - John
RAY: Weve never condoned
excessive idling, John. Except in the case of my
TOM: Right. Sitting on a park
bench with a cup of coffee during working hours
is great, and I highly recommend it.
RAY: But as far as cars are
concerned, youre right on three of your
four points; It does waste money, it wastes fuel
and it creates pollution. But it doesnt
really harm the car.
TOM: Right. With modern,
fuel-injected engine management, the fuel is
metered precisely enough that excess fuel
isnt pouring into the cylinders.
RAY: Nonetheless, idling is
still wasteful and selfish. So we recommend that
if youre going to be stopped for more than
a few minutes, you turn off your engine.
TOM: Theres no harm in
turning it off and on again. Theres no
truth to the myth that you "use more gas
starting it than by letting it run."
RAY: One of the ways hybrid
vehicles save fuel is by automatically turning
off the engine whenever you come to a complete
stop, even at traffic lights. And my guess is
that sooner than later, all new vehicles will
adopt this "automatic stop-start"
TOM: But you can contribute
today, even if you dont have that
technology, just by being conscious of when your
car is stopped for a few minutes. Future
generations - and the poor guy sitting behind you
- will thank you.
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