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Thursday, May 24, 2007 Volume XV, Number 240
Did Ya Know?... The City
of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes
through Friday, May 25th. Areas will be sprayed
in the evening of regular trash pickup, between
the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. It is
recommended that citizens turn off attic or
window fans when the sprayer is in the immediate
Did Ya Know?... A golf
tournament will be held Friday, June 1 at
Muncipal Golf Course. 1:30 p.m. shotgun start -
$50.00 per player - prizes, lunch and fun
contests. $50.00 per player. Proceeds help offset
the cost of summer football camps for Carthage
High School football team.
Did Ya Know?... Kelcey
Schlichting, a local blind 5th grader is a
finalist in the 7th annual National Braille
Challenge to be held in Los Angeles, June 22
& 23. An account has been established at SMB
bank to help raise funds for her transportation
and food on the trip. Donations can be made at
any SMB location.
Do you know what those crooks
will do if they catch you stealing from them?
Theyll hang you by the nails.
I bite my nails.
What do they call all the
little rivers that run into the Nile? -
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
In Circuit Court.
In the damage case of J.N.
Whaley vs. M.L. Coleman et al, the jury reported this
afternoon that they could not agree and were discharged.
In the damage case of
Thomas A. Ford vs. the Joplin Kentucky Zinc Co.,
judgement was rendered for the plaintiff for $300 as per
missionary society of the Baptist Church will meet
tomorrow afternoon at 2:3- p.m. with Mrs. Robert Bowen,
at 121 Garrison avenue. The topic of study will the
"Alaska, the country, people and their
religion." Mrs. R.T. Stickney will have charge of
the program and the ladies quartette will sing. All
ladies cordially invited.
Thomas Wright has been
very sick for the past few weeks, but is showing signs of
Council members during Tuesdays meeting
approved two ordinances which City officials
believe may have a long-term impact on the City.
The Council approved a motion to enter into the
application for Joplins Enhanced Enterprise
Zone. The application, which Joplin is to submit
to the Missouri Department of Economic
Development, would allow for tax abatement and
tax credits for the purpose of adding incentives
to new or relocating businesses. Though Joplin
has initiated the request for zoning, the
territory covered in the plan encompasses areas
of Carthage and several other surrounding
approved a motion to enter into contract with
Planning Works of Kansas City for a City
comprehensive plan. The comprehensive plan would
be used to guide the growth of the City,
providing a strategy for economic development and
continued historic preservation. The previous
comprehensive plan was conducted in 1994.
Planning Works bid for the job included
several workshops with citizens and City
officials, to be conducted over approximately one
Larry Ross made a motion to postpone the vote on
an ordinance that would lease property to
McCune-Brooks Hospital for the purpose of
constructing a doctor complex near the new
hospital site. Ross said he felt there was some
confusion about the proposal and wished to get
more information from McCune-Brooks CEO Bob
Copeland prior to voting on the matter.
Due in part to
High school graduation which was held on Tuesday,
council members Mike Harris, Tom Flanigan and
Bill Fortune were not present at the meeting.
Ross said he felt the postponement would allow
another opportunity for the full council to hear
the details on the lease. The motion to postpone
was approved unanimously.
approved three street closures presented by the
Public Safety Committee. The Carthage Relay For
Life event on June 1 and 2, the Annual Sidewalk
Sale to be held on July 28th and the Maple Leaf
Parade on October 20th were the three items for
which street closure was requested. All items
were approved unanimously.
designed to help the Police Department recoup
expenses for DUI arrests is doing what it was
intended to do, according to Police Chief Dennis
Veach. Veach reported at a recent Public Safety
committee meeting that the ordinance, which has
been in effect for approximately one year, has
resulted in the recovery of roughly $800 from
persons arrested for DUIs in the City.
The goal of the
ordinance was to help alleviate the expense of
DUI arrests, including the cost for Breathalyzer
tests, blood tests and jail time. All of these
items are an expense to the City which previously
had been paid for from the Police budget. Last
year a new state legislature allowed City
governments to establish an ordinance to help
recoup these expenses.
The costs include
processing at $16.00 per hour for the officer or
officers making the arrest, breath test at
$20.00, Blood test at $120 when applicable, and
incarceration at $40 per day.
Veach said that
the approximately $800 was recovered from 14
individual arrests which resulted in
The remote control on the TV started actin
up the other day. I almost went into a panic. As
I started takin it apart my mind rushed
through a series of flashes that all ended up
with me havin to get up and switch the TV
And then the
real problem struck, I dont have any idea
of how ta turn on the TV without the remote
I pulled out the battery, which
doesnt look like it could be bought at the
Quick-Trip. I started imaginin
standin in line, fillin out a report
and havin ta wait for three months while
they mail a new battery from the manufacturer.
I looked at for a while, put it
back in and presto, the remote started
workin again. Sometimes I amaze myself
bein able to repair such complicated pieces
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:
Ive been a fan of yours
for a long time, and I thought you might be able
to help. When I was a kid growing up in the
Bronx, I had a fascination with the emblems on
VWs and used to steal them. They popped off
easily with a screwdriver. Im not proud of
having done that, and my dad actually had to come
get me at the police precinct after I was caught
in a hospital parking lot trying to lift one of
the emblems off a doctors car. I am now in
my mid-50s and would like to be able to
purchase the emblems (without the cars attached)
in order to re-create my adolescent collection.
Any suggestions where to go? - Bob
TOM: Well, you can buy them
new, Bob. Theyre sold as replacement parts
- mostly to VW owners whove had their
emblems stolen by rotten little kids!
RAY: You can get those new ones
from any VW dealer, or find them for sale online
from auto-parts stores that do business on the
TOM: But I suspect that what
you really want are used VW emblems - ones that
have a history, even if you dont know what
that history is. And you probably want a bunch of
different ones, from different-size VWs. You want
a small one from the Jetta, and a big one from a
RAY: You can find those on
eBay. Most of them are being sold by rotten
little kids whove popped them off VWs in
hospital parking lots. Maybe if you threaten to
turn the kid in, hell confess to how he got
it, and youll be able to relive your entire
youth vicariously. Good luck, Bob.
By Greg Zyla
Sponsored by Curry Automotive
Preserved in Racing Museums
column is dedicated to all the vintage racing
organizations,because each one has its own
personality in preserving the glory days of the
attended the Gary Wolford Fish Fry and Silver
Springs Speedway Reunion at the Latimore Valley
Fairgrounds, near Dillsburg, Pa. Wolford was a
standout racer at now-closed Silver Springs
Speedway, which is near Williams Grove Speedway
in Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Valley Fairground is home to the Eastern Museum
of Motor Racing. This organization recently
announced that the Dean of Motorsports himself,
Chris Economaki, is donating his entire book
collection to add to an already outstanding
collection of vintage race cars and artifacts
that are housed in a separate research library
room. Included are rare books, documents and
photos pertaining to the sport of auto racing.
EMMR also features a gift shop full of many great
books, videotapes, photos, artists prints
and many famous race cars.
EMMR is a
100-percent volunteer organization that has no
employees and pays no wages. Every hour of
service devoted to the organization is the result
of someones personal generosity, and every
dollar contributed is spent for the organization.
Becoming a member
of a vintage racing organization is a great way
to help preserve the sport we all love so much.
Check "Vintage Racing Organizations" on
the Internet, and youll be surprised what
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