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Thursday, October 18, 2007 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?... The
Chamber is in search of approximately 20
volunteers to help secure the perimeters of the
parade staging area this Saturday, October 20.
Volunteers must be 21 years of age and willing to
assist in traffic control from 7 a.m.-11 a.m..
Volunteers will be stationed at intersections
along Garrison Avenue headed south to 5th Street
and along Central Avenue going east to Main.
Helping with the actual parade line-up is also a
possibility. Call 358-2373.
Did Ya Know?... VFW Post
2590 Mens Auxiliary will hold a Turkey
Shoot every Saturday & Sunday through
November 18th. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. West of Carthage
at the intersection of 96 & 171 Highways.
Splatter board. Public Invited, Male &
Did Ya Know?... An
American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held
Thursday, October 25th from 1:30 to 7:00 p.m. in
the First Nazarene Church, 2000 Grand, Carthage.
Refreshments to all donors. Donor card or photo
Why were you arrested?
For shooting quail.
Dont you know quail
isnt in season?
Well, when it is in season, the
quail arent around, and there are lots of
them when it isnt the season. If the quail
dont obey the rules, I wont either.
I have nothing but respect for
you, and not much of that. - Groucho Marx
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Music Man Wanted.
Wm. M. Grates is wanted by
Lockes secret service of St. Joseph, Mo. He is 47
years old, 5 feet 10 or 11 inches, 150 pounds, slender
built, slightly round shouldered or stooping, dark
complexion, dark blue eyes which have a peculiar snap
when he is talking, dark brown or black hair, long
burnside whiskers, slightly gray (most likely shaved off
now), long slim feet, toes straight in front, dresses
neatly, wore long black coat (Prince Albert), dark vest,
light pants, low shoes, probably changed clothing now,
wears glasses when reading, free talker, tunes pianos and
repairs organs and sewing machines. A reward will be paid
for his arrest.
One Day last week Mrs.
Wittichs son Lucius, while attending school, was
hit in the eye with a pebble thrown from a sling shot.
The professor promptly ordered all slings to be gathered
Maple Leaf Baby
The 41st Annual
Maple Leaf Baby Contest, sponsored by
McCune-Brooks Hospital, will be held on Friday,
October 19th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the
Carthage Junior High Auditorium, 13th & River
divided into categories based on their age as of
October 1, 2007. A first, second and third place
winner will be chosen for each category, with the
Maple Leaf Baby to be chosen from all first place
winners. Contestants are judged in diapers only
and are evaluated on their stage presence and
are available at McCune-Brooks Hospital, 627 West
Centennial and the Chamber office, 402 South
Garrison. Entry fee is $5 for pre-registrations
and $10 the night of the event. Pre-registrations
will be accepted at the Chamber office until Noon
on Friday, October 19th.
The Maple Leaf
Baby Contest is open to the public. Guest emcee
for the evening will be Cooper Banks from 95.1
information contact the Chamber office at
Nickels were prized at one point because they
made the pinball machine light up. If you could
talk your parents into lettin ya keep the
money for takin back pop bottles, it meant
four or five plays. Used ta be a penny deposit
was enough ta get folks ta bring back a small
Coke bottle. Course the Coke cost a nickel
to start with.
couple a three bucks of learnin experience,
ya might even win enough games to make an
afternoon out of cleanin out the pantry.
Youd have to gather three or four pounds of
aluminum can ta get that kind of pleasure today.
If theyd put a nickel
slot on home video games, make a kid
"deposit here" ever time he
played, we wouldnt have ta worry bout
the college fund.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
Click & Clack Talk Cars
By Tom & Ray Magliozzi
Can Snow Tires
Dear Tom and Ray:
My daughter is
moving to North Carolina to go to school, and she
has brand-new snow tires on her car. Is it safe
to drive snow tires in the summer? She needs the
money for school instead of buying new tires. -
RAY: While snow
tires are much better than they used to be on wet
and dry pavement, our preference for summer
driving is still all-season radials.
TOM: Right. The
grooves of winter tires are deeper and wider,
meaning theres less rubber actually
touching the ground. And the rubber compound is
optimized for gaining traction on snow and ice,
not wet or dry asphalt.
RAY: Plus, the
rubber used on snow tires is softer, and wears
out faster. So youre wasting the snow tires
by wearing them down quickly in the summer, when
theyre not even helping you.
thats why we think Daddy-o ought to step in
and buy her a set of all-season radials.
Theyll be safer for her, and shell be
able to save the tread on then snow for when she
really needs them - for the next four winter
RAY: And if the
money is really tight, consider a good set of
used tires. Theyre available at junkyards
and some tire dealers. Or in the parking lot of a
nearby frat house, if youre really quick
with a lug wrench, John.
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