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Thursday, October 4, 2007 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?... VFW Post
# 2590 is having a crafts and bake sale to
benefit Vets-PAC. 50% off Crafts. Everyone
is invited. Saturday from 11:00 to 5:00.
Did Ya Know?... A Four
Person Scramble Golf Tournament in memory of Dick
Mansfield will be held Sunday, Oct. 14 at 12:00
at the Carthage Golf Course. Deadline to register
is Friday, Oct. 5 by 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit the
Grace Episcopal Church Youth Group. Call
417-237-7036 for more information.
Did Ya Know?... VFW Post
2590 Mens Auxiliary will hold a Turkey
Shoot Every Saturday and Sunday through November
18th at the VFW Post home, W. of Carthage,
Intersection of 96 & 171 Hwys. 1 p.m. till 5
p.m. Splatter board, Public Invited.
Did Ya Know?... The
Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold
their used book sale for this month on Saturday,
October 6th in the Library Annex, 510 S. Garrison
Ave. from 8 a.m. until noon.
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Shrine Burn Crew will hold a Fish Fry
with all the trimmings Sat., Oct. 6th at 5:30
p.m. located 3 Miles South of Jasper on 71
Highway, the 1/4 Mile West on M Highway. $8.00
All you can Eat!
Ill bet you never saw any
dancing like this back in the twenties, eh
Once - then the place was raided.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
The Dog Suicided.
Newell Mix and Ed Girton
are on a hunting trip through the southwest. They had Al
Witts bird dog with them and while near the
Splitlog railroad the dog sat down on the track and
deliberately committee suicide by refusing to get out of
the way when the train came whizzing by. The corpse of
the dog was carried a mile on the cow catcher, but the
hunters followed it up and gave the dog a decent burial.
Wednesday night during
prayer meeting at the First Presbyterian church, Robt.
Moore left his overcoat hanging in the entryway to the
prayer meeting room. When he came out at the close of the
services the overcoat was missing. There is no clue
except that Little Charlie Barlett, who lives next door
to the church, happened to be looking out of the window
during the evening and saw three boys enter the hallway
and come out carrying an overcoat.
For Jasper county
Residents Only (excluding Joplin City residents):
Jasper County Health Department will be holding
an influenza vaccination clinic on Monday,
October 15, 2007 by appointment at the Jasper
County Health Department, 105 Lincoln Street in
Carthage. The cost of the flu vaccine is $20.00
Pneumonia vaccine is also available for $35.00.
Those that have Medicare Part B and/or Medicaid
should bring their card to their appointment.
Medicare Part A does not cover the cost of
There are no long
lines and no waiting.
Those who are
interested in having their children vaccinated
should contact the Jasper County Health
Department to set up an appointment for their
child/children. The ages for the childrens
clinics are 6 months through 18 years of age.
The Jasper County
Health Department does not have vaccine available
for those women who are currently pregnant.
Please call the
Jasper County Health Department at (417) 358-3111
or 1-877-897-9131 for more information or to
schedule an appointment.
Although many cities find that downtown areas
deteriorate after expansion of shoppin
facilities on the fringe of town, Carthage has an
anchor in the historic district in general and
the Courthouse in particular.
Its only natural that business
types would see the opportunity in such a
setting. There is the occasional grumble heard
that the antiques and the specialty shops
arent ever goin to replace the
department stores vacated in the past. I would
have to agree. But then, nothin is ever
gonna replace the shoppin experience of
What the current mix of
retailers on the Square do replace is
dilapidated, boarded up vacant structures
waitin to become parkin lots. They
keep the square alive and retain at least some of
the nostalgia that is appreciated by tourists and
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:
Hi. I have a Volvo station
wagon, and last week I spilled about a
half-gallon of milk in the back. The back seats
were folded down because I had my dogs in the
car. When I went to clean up the milk, I noticed
that virtually all of hit had disappeared. When I
looked further, I found most of the milk had
collected in the well where the rear seat-bottom
meets the rear seat-back. Ive cleaned out
the milk, but I clearly didnt get all of it
as the car now smells like sour milk. What is the
best way to get rid of the smell? Please help! -
RAY: A quart of gasoline and a
TOM: Now you know why some
people DO cry over spilled milk.
RAY: The problem is its
gotten into the carpet or the upholstery, or
TOM: And the only remedy I know
is to remove the carpet, the jute (the padding
underneath the carpet) and the affected
upholstery, and see if you can sneak it onto the
next space shuttle flight. I think all that stuff
will have to be replaced.
RAY: I would agree. But maybe
some of our readers have some less draconian ways
to get rid of the odor of deeply embedded spilled
TOM: If you have a better idea
for Robert, go to our Web site, www.cartalk.com,
click where it says "Crying Over Spilled
Milk," and post your suggestion so everyone
can read it.
RAY: In the meantime, Ill
dump a quart of 2 percent on the passenger seat
of my brothers car so well be ready
to test out your suggestions when they come in.
TOM: Robert, well keep
our fingers crossed for you. And our noses
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