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Thursday, June 7, 2007 Volume XV, Number 249
Did Ya Know?... Advanced
tickets for the June 8 Faris Family Concert are
available at the Powers Museum and Oldies and
Oddities Mall on the Square. Tickets are $7 or
adults, under 12 free.
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?... The
sixth annual Kids Fishing Day will be held
Saturday, June 9th from 8:00 a.m. until noon on
at Kellogg Lake in Carthage, Missouri.
Did Ya Know?... The Mens
Auxiliary of VFW Post 2591 will hold a Membership
Drive and free bar-b-que on Saturday, June 9,
2007 beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the Post home,
west of Carthage at the intersection of 96 and
171 highways. The Public is invited. Horseshoe
Tournament, draw for partner, $5.00 per person.
Does your neighbor return what
Yes, he returns our snow shovel in the spring and
borrows our lawn mower.
address: 725 Court Street.
I see you were arrested for
driving eighty miles an hour on the wrong side of
the street, in the middle of the night, without
any lights. What have you to say?
I had to, Judge. The car was stolen.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Held Up In Cassil
Chas. Hines, a well known
young man of this city, was held up and robbed of $2 in
front of G. W. Reads residence in Cassil place
yesterday morning about 4 oclock. He was on his way
up town to join a party to drive to Wentworth and look at
some mining land. His assailant was a burly man.
Mr. Hines was walking
along rapidly when a man accosted him with, "Hold on
a minute." He promptly stopped, thinking the fellow
wanted a match. As the man approached, Hines saw that he
held in one hand a revolver and in the other a short
club. "Hold up your hands," he commanded, but
this Hines refused to do and he was dealt a stunning blow
over the eye with the club. The blow staggered him but he
made a snatch for the revolver and was dealt another blow
on the forearm that almost paralyzed it. "Stand
still or Ill brain you," commanded the man and
the young man obeyed without further parleying.
The City Council
Public Safety Committee during Tuesdays
meeting approved a bid from B&D Yard Builders
to clean up and remove debris from 115 E. Mound
Street, the site of a collapsed structure. Public
Works Director Chad Wampler told the committee
that the property is currently in violation of
City code, adding that the department has been
attempting to resolve the issue for approximately
three years. Summons had previously been issued
and the property owner was fined $500. A clause
in a State statute will allow the City to clean
the site, and one bid was received from B&D
for the work, according to Wampler. The bid was
unanimously agreed to forward the bid to City
Council with a recommendation to approve.
A motion was also
approved for the removal and relocation of two
signs at the corner of Fairview and Garrison, in
conjunction with the widening of the intersection
to be done by the Missouri Department of
Transportation. The business signs for United
Missouri Bank and Aldi supemarket are to be moved
farther from the intersection to allow more room.
The item was approved unanimously.
The Committee also
approved a motion to change its meeting time to
4:00 p.m. effective as of the next meeting.
Officers Removal Requested.
from Attorney General Jay Nixon
Jay Nixon today filed a petition in Jasper County
Circuit Court seeking the removal of the
executive director, president and treasurer from
the Carthage Humane Society (CHS) for failure to
properly administer and account for the
organizations charitable assets.
Nixons petition for quo warranto cites
Executive Director and former Vice-President
David Butler, President Charles Miller and
Treasurer William Johnson, along with the
non-profit organization itself.
integrity of a benevolent corporation is crucial,
and any failure to properly safeguard and account
for its assets jeopardizes its ability to fulfill
its mission and to obtain support and donations
from the public," Nixon said. "Based on
my offices investigation into the Carthage
Humane Society, we are seriously concerned with
the lack of fiscal integrity and financial
controls associated with this non-profit."
investigation revealed numerous occasions where
Butler and Miller took money from CHS bank
accounts, either in the form of cash or checks
and adding up to thousands of dollars, without
informing the board members or treasurer of the
purpose. Nixon also alleges that Butler and
Miller utilized CHS assets to pay for personal
items and the organizations motor vehicles
for personal use. Butler and Miller also actively
worked against the boards efforts to
institute proper financial controls, Nixon says,
by declining to provide bank statements of CHS
accounts despite numerous requests from the
treasurer and board and opposing proposals to
institute controls over cash taken in at
CHS shelter and at its fundraisers.
Nixon says William
Johnson is cited for removal due to his breach of
fiduciary duties as treasurer by failing to
establish any internal controls regarding
revenue, cash handling, recording transactions,
maintaining adequate records, and expense and
CHS itself is
cited in the petition for its board members
allowing a lack of institutional control over all
financial aspects of the organization. Nixon also
alleges that the organization has engaged in acts
that could be considered animal cruelty and
requesting that the court order the removal of
Butler, Miller and Johnson from their CHS
offices. The petition also requests an order by
the court requiring a complete accounting of all
funds Butler and Miller received from the CHS,
and that the court assesses a fine on them in an
amount equal to all funds they misappropriated
from the organization. Nixon is also requesting
that the court orders the corporation to set
appropriate financial and governing standards to
allow it to continue to operate.
Humane Society serves a valuable public service,
and has been an asset to the community since it
was incorporated in 1948," Nixon said.
"Our desire is not to see this worthwhile
organization disbanded, but instead to have
responsible people in the community step up and
ensure that its future operations are proper,
legitimate and beyond reproach."
My uncle didnt like to have more than one
food type on his plate at a time. I notice that
most who enjoy the various buffets around town
dont have that hang up. Course there
does seem ta be a pattern that some adhere to.
There is the natural tendency to always
put the bread or roll on top of the heap
Ive noticed. Hardly anybody likes soggy
bread, unless its under gravy. Some like ta
use the bread for soppin. It is apparently
more polite that lickin the plate clean.
Some foods just work together I
guess. Pork and beans, ham and beans, anything
and beans. Why not pork and corn or ham and peas?
I think its more habit
that taste. Course most of us have more bad
than good in both categories.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
Click & Clack Talk Cars
By Tom & Ray Magliozzi
Dear Tom and Ray:
If one anticipates stopping at
100 yards when the light ahead turns red, should
one continue at speed and then press firmly one
time when near the light to stop, should one
repetitively press firmly to slow down
incrementally, or should one ride the brakes with
light pressure, or coast to gradually slow down
and then stop if the light turns red? Does it
damage the brake lining or brake cylinders to
"ride the brakes"? - Gerald
RAY: When you see a red light
100 yards ahead, Gerald, the proper thing to do
is take your foot off the accelerator, and start
coasting to slow down.
TOM: Then, when youre a
reasonable distance from actually having to stop
the car, apply the brakes gently so that, if
possible, you come to a stop at the light,
without ever having to change the amount of
RAY: In other words, if you
push the brake pedal 25 percent of the way down,
ideally, keeping it pressed 25 percent of the way
down should bring you to a stop.
TOM: Thats the ideal
anyway. Dont be afraid to adjust the brake
pedal and push harder if youve estimated
RAY: Why should you do it this
way? So your passengers dont get carsick,
or bump their heads on the dashboard.
TOM: But its also better
for the car. When you brake suddenly, you put
stress on lots of other components. For instance,
you cause the cars nose to dip, which makes
the suspension work harder.
RAY: Plus, you surprise the
cars behind you, which is never a good idea.
TOM: So, start coasting when
you know youre going to have to stop, and
then brake as smoothly as you can. Your brake and
suspension guys may miss their next boat
payments, but your passengers and fellow drivers
will thank you, Gerald.
By Greg Zyla
Sponsored by Curry Automotive
Into Big Leagues
co-founder and president of Formula Drift
Holdings LLC, is a Taiwanese-American
entrepreneur who leveraged his experience and
passion for motorsports into a successful career.
He has been able to cultivate relationships in
Asia that enabled him to be the first person to
take "drifting" outside of Japan and
introduce the extreme, always-sideways motorsport
to America. His creation of Formula Drift is the
first and only sanctioned professional,
side-by-side drifting circuit outside of Japan.
We caught up with Liaw recently for a quick
lets start with your happy tire sponsors.
Please tell our readers how quickly you use up
tires in a drift event and which companies are
backing your series?
LIAW: Very true,
Greg. Depending on the weight of your car, your
driving style and the pavement abrasion, you can
be out of a set of tires in minutes or you can
have them wear for the entire day. Our tire
sponsors include BFG, Bridgestone, Cooper,
Falken, Hankook, Maxxis, Nitto and Toyo.
ZYLA: Would you
agree or disagree that drifting is at a better
stage than, say, Monster Truck racing in
popularity and growth potential?
Monster Truck (racing) is like WWE. The drivers
and the teams are all "employees" of
the series. The "spirit" of drifting is
based on street cars, and thus there is instant
consumer identification. And you have great
competition between new and old, two doors and
four doors, domestic and import cars.
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