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Thursday, March 1, 2007 Volume XV, Number 180
Did Ya Know?... The
Family Literacy Center is selling Easter eggs to
benefit literacy in Carthage. Eggs are $3.00
each, Peanut Butter, Raspberry, Mint, Coconut,
Maple Nut. 417-358-5926 Call today to pick up
eggs at the Center, 706 Orchard, Carthage.
Did Ya Know?... Rolling
Thunder will hold a Chili Feed and Silent Auction
Saturday, March 3 from 12:00 noon to ? in VFW
Post #2590, intersection of 96 and 171 Highways,
Carthage. All you can eat. Public Invited, male,
female, children. $5.00 adult, $3.00 Child.
Did Ya Know?... A six
week FREE Grief Recovery Group meeting will begin
March 1, from 2-4 p.m. in the Cheney Conference
Room. Participants will be provided with the
necessary tools to deal with their grief process
and help those with broken hearts retake a
productive place in the mainstream of their
lives. Call 359-2452 to register.
Its been very cold this
winter. I saw the first robin of spring and he
was wearing an overcoat.
Old age is when your liver
spots show through your gloves. - Phyllis Diller
My great grandfathers
birthday party was postponed on account of rain.
All the candles on the cake set off the
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Reception for Mrs.
Mrs. L. E. Bailey, of New
York, who is to lecture in this city tonight, under the
auspices of the W.C.T.U., has just given three lectures
in Joplin, where she was well received. She came to
Carthage today in company with the district president,
Mrs. A.B. Robinson, and tomorrow will give a lecture at
the Christian church from 3 to 5 oclock.
Harry Myers of Mexico
City, Mex., is here for three days visit with his
parents while on his way to Chicago. Harry is chief clerk
under the general manager of the Mexican Central railroad
and his brother, Billy Myers, who is also in Mexico, will
begin the first of the month as secretary to the general
superintendent of the same line
Mrs. J. B. Rogers and baby
went up to Nevada this morning for a months stay.
Tuesdays Council meeting Carthage High
School students acted as Council members and City
officials as a part of Student Government Day.
students approved the ordinance approving the
Peachtree Village Community Improvement District
(CID) and the ordinance approving the sale of
certificates of participation for the south end
sewer improvement project, which will serve the
new McCune Brooks Hospital and surrounding area.
The first reading
was also heard for the ordinance approving the
Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission
Cost Share Agreement for the Fairview
Interchange. The estimated project cost is
approximately $3 million. City Administrator Tom
Short said that the Missouri Department of
Transportation (MoDOT) had received good bids on
the project and this ordinance will reflect the
Director Chad Wampler during staff reports noted
that MoDOT had released a timeline for projects
including the Fairview interchange and Fairview
and Garrison intersection. The anticipated start
date for the interchange will be March 12, 2007
and the anticipated start date for the
intersection project will be June 12. Both
projects have an anticipated completion date of
August 16, 2007, according to Wampler.
Tom Short also
reported that several Council members had
gathered information about an upcoming Missouri
senate bill during a recent Missouri Municipal
League meeting in Kansas City. Senate bill 209
would prohibit the City from filing a class
action lawsuit against telecommunications
companies. Short recommended that the City draft
a letter to Missouri legislators speaking against
the bill, as it would limit the ability of the
City to collect back-taxes from
Short also said
that the Missouri Attorney Generals office
had contacted him with two other items in the
legislative process and had recommended that the
City send letters for these as well.
Senate bill 364
would allow State law to preempt City law in
matters concerning agricultural operations. Short
said that the Attorney General had recommended
the City write a letter to legislators against
this bill as it might limit the Citys
ability to interact with Renewable Environmental
Solutions on a local level.
The other bill is
Missouri Senate Bill 570 which would direct the
Missouri Department of Natural Resources to
establish regulations for concentrated animal
feeding operations. Short said that the Attorney
General had recommended the City send a letter of
support for this bill. Council unanimously
approved a motion to allow these letters to be
No Stench Detected on
seems to enjoy the Students shadowin the
City Council members and staff each year. An
opportunity for some ta see the Police and Fire
departments, CW&EP power plant or the new
year voted to approve a couple of large projects,
the Peachtree CID and the sewer project. The
students heard several first readings of various
ordinances including the City taxi agreement,
capital assistance grant for a new taxi vehicle,
and the final plat of Chapel Estates phase II,
but there was no discussion.
The Council members appreciated
the efficient thirty minute meeting. Maybe they
should consider keep a few students on board to
make sure the meetings go so smoothly.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
& Clack Talk Cars
By Tom & Ray Magliozzi
Dear Tom and Ray:
OK guys, here is a somewhat
hypothetical ethics question. Suppose that The
Jalopy Garage (not the real name) diagnoses a
problem dealing with excessive use of fuel (it
could be anything, but this will work.) Jalopy
Garage then makes the repair, including parts and
labor, and tells the customer it is guaranteed
for 10 days. Nine days later, the customer comes
in and states that the repair not only did not
work, but it created a worse situation than
existed BEFORE the repair - i.e., more wasted
gas. Jalopy Garage, after inspection, agrees, and
does the work again without charge. However, the
customer wants to be reimbursed for the extra
wasted fuel during the nine days. So... it could
be a gallon or twenty gallons - the question is,
should the garage be responsible for the
increased loss of fuel? Thanks a lot - Gene
RAY: Gene, you chiseling
weasel! Hypothetical, my butt. Im guessing
you asked your mechanic to pay for the gas, and
he threw you out, right?
TOM: As well he should have.
Most warranties do not cover consequential
damages. For instance, if your new car breaks
down, and you miss a job interview and end up
with a career at Hammertoes Fried Eel instead of
Bank of America, the car company will fix your
car for free, but it wont cover the
difference in salary and perks for the rest of
RAY: Or if you buy a cell
phone, and it fails and you miss a call from your
mail-order bride from Kamchatka, the company will
replace the phone, but not the bride.
TOM: Theyre responsible
for the work they do. But other than the direct
mechanical results of their work, youre out
of luck. So, unfortunately, the gas is on you.
By Greg Zyla
Sponsored by Curry Automotive
Young Guns Join
Q: I hear Tim
McCreadie is hooked up with Richard Childress
Racing as a driver development team member. Where
will we see this young star race? -- Ellen K.,
A: Things are
indeed looking up for young Tim McCreadie. Tim
hails from Watertown, N.Y., and is the son of
famed DIRT modified legend "Barefoot"
Bob McCreadie. Tims 2007 Childress program
includes racing in select Busch Series events in
addition to driving the No. 29 Golden Gate Meat
Company Chevrolet in NASCARs Grand National
West Division Series. McCreadie won the 2006
World of Outlaws Late Model championship and made
huge headlines when he stunned everyone in
motorsports by winning the 2006 Chili Bowl Midget
Nationals in Tulsa, Okla., known as the
"Indy 500" of Midget races.
Racings 2007 Driver Development Program
runs through the respected Golden Gate Racing
Team, overseen by Jim Offenbach. Ryan Foster
joins McCreadie in the development program, and
will compete in the No. 21 Golden Gate Meat
Company Chevrolet in the NASCAR Grand National
Division, West Series. The Anderson, Calif.,
native is a seven-time go-kart champion who won
two of the four North State Challenge Series
Super Late Model events he competed in last year
for Golden Gate.
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