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Thursday, October 18, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 87

did ya know?

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 Men’s 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 & Female.

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 ID required.

today's laugh

Why were you arrested?

For shooting quail.

Don’t you know quail isn’t in season?

Well, when it is in season, the quail aren’t around, and there are lots of them when it isn’t the season. If the quail don’t obey the rules, I won’t 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 Locke’s 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. Wittich’s 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 in.


Today's Feature

Maple Leaf Baby Contest Friday.

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 Streets.

Contestants are 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 personality.

Registration forms 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 Mike FM.

For more information contact the Chamber office at 358-2373

Just Jake Talkin'
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.

After a couple a three bucks of learnin’ experience, ya might even win enough games to make an afternoon out of cleanin’ out the pantry. You’d have to gather three or four pounds of aluminum can ta get that kind of pleasure today.

If they’d put a nickel slot on home video games, make a kid "deposit here" ever’ time he played, we wouldn’t 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 Go All-Season?

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. - John

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 there’s 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 you’re wasting the snow tires by wearing them down quickly in the summer, when they’re not even helping you.

TOM: So that’s why we think Daddy-o ought to step in and buy her a set of all-season radials. They’ll be safer for her, and she’ll be able to save the tread on then snow for when she really needs them - for the next four winter semesters.

RAY: And if the money is really tight, consider a good set of used tires. They’re available at junkyards and some tire dealers. Or in the parking lot of a nearby frat house, if you’re really quick with a lug wrench, John.

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