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Thursday, July 19, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 23
Did Ya Know?...
Storyteller Sue Godsey will be in the storytime
area downstairs in the new addition of the
Carthage Public Library on Thursday, July 19 at
10:00 a.m. Call 237-7040 for more information.
Did Ya Know?... The
Crossroads Chapter #41 and the Auxiliary Unit #41
of the Disabled American Veterans will meet
Thursday, July 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the Legion
Rooms of the Memorial Hall. All members are
invited to attend the meeting.
Did Ya Know?... Spare
Cat Rescue will help pay for the spay or neuter
of your cat. Call for details. 417-358-6808.
Did Ya Know?... A Sunday
Open House will be held at Powers Museum on July
22 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. A special program
will be held at 2:00 with information about the
museums quilts and quilt reference
resources in the reference library.
What shape is the earth?
Well, what kind of earrings does your girl wear?
No, I mean the ones she wears on Sunday.
Then, what shape is the earth?
Square on weekdays - round on Sundays?
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Going To The
Elder George Barnhart of
this City and Elder William Harvey of Jasper leave
tomorrow evening for Bristol, Tenn., to attend the annual
meeting of German Baptists. This is the same kind of
gathering which was held in Carthage two years ago.
Besides these two gentlemen there will probably be others
from this county who will attend.
Loyalty to His
That young man who had a
vein opened and a portion of his blood let out so that it
might save the life of his employer, set a remarkable
example of heroism. The incident shows what power there
is in good blood. As soon as the broken down system
received the pure blood of this young man, the patient
regained his strength. There is only one natural way to
get good blood and that is from the stomach. If it needs
assistance, bring Hostetterss Stomach Bitters to
The City Council
Public Works Committee met Tuesday afternoon in a
regular session. Public Works Department Director
Chad Wampler spoke to the committee concerning
job description changes for the newly approved
Nuisance Abatement Officer.
Wampler said that
the department wishes to change the name of the
officer to "Code Official II", with
Code Official I being the code inspector
officers. Other changes to the job description
included the ability to issue violation summonses
and appear in court, assisting Code Official I
with issues relating to property maintenance
complaints and preparing bid specifications for
necessary abatement of violations. The current
job description is an adaptation of the
description from when the duties were under the
control of the Carthage Police Department. The
committee approved a motion to forward the
changes to the Finance Personnel Committee for
Commissioner Tom Shelley also advised the
committee that he was planning to alter the
streets to be paved in the annual paving
contract. Shelley said that one of the streets on
the current list is Maple Street, from Centennial
to Fairview. Shelley proposed removing Maple from
the list, due to concerns about flooding if the
paving is completed. It was recommended that
Mound Street from Garrison to Elm be substituted
on the list as it is will require roughly the
same number of tons of asphalt, and will be
approximately the same cost. The committee was
favorable to the idea, though the item did not
require committee approval.
advised the committee that the Street Department
would be spraying for mosquitoes from July 23
through July 27th.
When we were small enough, my brother and I used
ta share a number 10 wash tub on hot summer days.
Wed fill it with the water hose and splash
it all out. Course divin was
the road we acquired a lawn sprinkler to
"run through" which was eventually
replaced with "squirtin each
other" with the water hose nozzle.
Sometimes the neighbor kids
would join in and everone would act like
they didnt wanna be the one squirted.
As the subtleties of the game
developed, pinchin off the hose and
gettin someone to look down the nozzle was
usually effective with the resultin spray
as the pinch was released. Playin in the
water always caused laughter, but I guess summer
is a funny time.
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:
Now that Im 75 percent
certain that there will not be another major snow
storm in the Northeast, I want to switch from
snow tires to summer tires. Do I need to have
them balanced and aligned, or can I just swap
them out? - Erin
RAY: They dont need to be
aligned, Erin - unless the mechanic is still
trying to pay off his alignment machine.
Alignment is something you do to the car, and
its independent of the tires.
TOM: But you DO have to balance
the tires, unless your summer tires are mounted
on their own set of wheels.
RAY: Balancing involves adding
small weights to the inner and outer rims of the
wheels to make up for the small inconsistencies
in weight in different parts of the
wheel-and-tire combination. If you didnt
balance the tires, youd probably notice a
wobbling sensation or a vibration, particularly
as the tires got up to higher speeds.
TOM: Thats why we
recommend that those of you who live in the
freezer sections of the country consider buying
four steel wheels when you buy you snow tires,
and mounting the snows permanently on those four
wheels. You can buy a set of used wheels for
$150, or a new set for $250 or so. And then
youll never have to mount or balance your
snow tires or summer tires again. Just pull the
winter tires off, toss the summer tires on and...
three weeks later, put the winter tires back on
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