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Thursday, September 13, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 62

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... Carthage City Council will meet this evening, September 13th at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.

Did Ya Know?... VFW Post 2590 of Carthage invites everyone to get their kicks to the music of the Hwy. 66 Band on Sat., Sept. 15, 2007 from 8:00 to 12 p.m. The event free and open to the public.

Did Ya Know?... A C.A.N. D.O. Senior Center Fundraiser breakfast will be held Saturday, September 22nd from 7 to 10 a.m.. All you can eat, Adults $4, Kids 12 and under, $3.00. 404 E. 3rd Street, call in advance for carryouts, 358-4741. Proceeds benefit the C.A.N. D.O. Senior Center

Did Ya Know?... Chief Sarcoxie Days will be held on the Sarcoxie, Missouri square, Thursday, September 13 through Saturday, September 15. The event is free.

today's laugh

Waiter, the portions seem to have gotten a lot smaller lately.
Just an optical illusion, sir. Now that the restaurant has been enlarged, they just look smaller.

Student: What part of the body is the fray?
Teacher: What part of the body is the fray? What are you talking about?
Student: Well, right here in this history book it says - the general was shot in the thick of the fray.

A Chronological Record of Events as they have Tra
nspired in the City and County since our last Issue.

The Perry Recital.

Edward Baxter Perry, the noted blind pianist, will appear at the Christian church next Tuesday evening. The Paris journal of April says: "Edward Baxter Perry of Boston, gave a concert yesterday, which was the occasion of a new triumph for this eminent pianist. An old pupil of Liszt and Clara Schumann, Mr. Perry, who has given thirteen hundred concerts in the past ten years in America, is a remarkable virtuoso, interpreting with an equal authority the works of Beethoven, Liszt and Chopin. We had all but forgotten to say that Mr. Perry blind; but all those who applauded his execution so precise, and his cleanness of attack, probably like ourselves, in listening to the virtuoso, quite forgot his infirmity."

The Misses Annie Burch and Jessie Litteral of Carterville were visitors in Carthage yesterday.


Today's Feature

Festival of Friends.

The Carthage Multicultural Committee, Carthage Caring Communities and The Alliance present the 7th annual Festival of Friends at Carthage Central Park on September 15, 2007 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Over 1, 000 people have attended the festival in previous years to enjoy the variety of cultural displays, entertainment and ethnic foods offered. Visitors can spend the evening in Carthage with their families and visit Germany, Egypt, Columbia, Japan, the Cherokee nation and a variety of other cultures.

The event will be hosted by Brian Hamman & Lauren Hieger from KODE Action 12 News and will feature such acts as Middle Eastern Belly Dancers, Lamuel Sheppard and Kufara. Opening ceremonies start at 3 p.m. with a flag ceremony from the Boy Scouts followed by a Native American prayer ceremony. Participants can register for door prizes throughout the evening.

Just Jake Talkin'
Usin’ the internet mostly ever’ day, the main problem I’ve encountered is the vast amount of information that’s available. Too much. It’s like walkin’ into a football field sized library with ever’ book ever published and a pot full a manuscripts that never made it to the printer.

I still haven’t even got the door open all the way, so I don’t know what all’s in there, but it’s a pretty safe guess that it’s more than I’d ever wanna know.

The good part, theoretically, is that if I ever need to know somethin’ in particular, it’s supposed ta be there. ‘Course, if it isn’t there, that doesn’t do a lot a good.

The internet makes it an easy task to ramble around in the perpetual aisles of information and end up where you want to be. The only question is where that actually is.

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:

I have a 2003 Jeep Liberty that groans so badly when I use the brakes, it causes people walking down the street to stop and stare. The noise seems to get louder when the weather is cold or damp. Living in Montana, we have plenty of cold days. I have had the local dealership check the brakes and have been told it is due to the high metallic content in the brake pads. I have been told to spray water directly into the brake-disk area when washing my vehicle to remove any dirt or debris that may be adding to the problem. It’s not like I’m using it off-road, so I’m not sure there’s really enough dirt to amount to anything. Brake performance doesn’t appear to be affected. I’ve been grinning and bearing it for two years now. Is it really something I have to put up with? - Karen

RAY: Ah, yes. With Liberty and groaning for all.

TOM: I’m surprised your dealer didn’t sell you the special Jeep ear muffs for this, Karen.

RAY: Actually your dealer should have known about this. This is a common problem with Jeep Liberties, and Cherokees, too. Such a problem, in fact, that Jeep finally devised a solution for it.

TOM: The solution involves changing out something called the caliper slippers - which are like the ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz," except they’re nothing like that. The caliper slippers just allow your mechanics to attache something called anti-rattle straps. And those straps keep the brake pads from moving too much, which is what causes the groan.

RAY: So go back to your dealer and ask him to look up Technical Service Bulletin "05-004-06 REV.A." If he looks surprised by the specificity of your request, tell him you read about it in Brake Groaning Weekly.

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