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Thursday, September 27, 2007 Volume XVI,
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, Male &
Female. Food Concessions Available.
Did Ya Know?... The
McCune-Brooks diabetes Support Group will meet
Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the
McCune-Brooks Hospital Dining Room. The topic is
"Pre Diabetes: Prevent and Protect
You know I discovered a new
kind of flea powder.
Does it kill the fleas?
No, it makes them itch.
Im going to sue the
railroad company on account of my cows.
What happened - did a train run over your cows?
No. The trains run so slowly the people lean out
the windows and milk my cows.
Why are you looking into the
mirror so long?
Im counting my moustache.
What did you have for lunch?
No wonder youre so hungry.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Has Been Indicted.
Andy Morris, who was
arrested in his room in the Pollard block in this city
three weeks ago and taken back to Chetopa, Kansas, to
answer to a charge of stealing $150 from B.F. Asbell, a
farmer by whom he had been employed, has been indicted by
the grand jury and is now in the Oswego jail. Asbell is
the father of the young man who murdered his wife at that
place two years ago and who is now serving a life
sentence in the Kansas penitentiary.
Miss Russell of St. Louis,
who has been visiting for the last month with Dr. and
Mrs. W.F. Flower, left last night with Mrs. Flower to
accompany her father, F.D. Russell on a trip over the
Missouri Pacific and allied southern roads. Mr. Russell
is the general freight agent of the Missouri Pacific.
After the tour Miss Russell will again visit here for
Council during Tuesday nights meeting
approved a resolution authorizing a supplemental
tax abatement matrix for Carthages enhanced
enterprise zone. The base level incentive for the
enhanced enterprise zone offers a 10 year 50% tax
abatement for companies that create two jobs and
have $100,000 in capital investment. The matrix
offers additional incentives for the creation of
10 to 50 jobs whose payscales must be equal to or
higher than the Jasper County Average Wage.
approved an ordinance exercising limited
authority relating to the operation of video
service providers. Recent legislation on a state
level has negated City franchise agreements for
cable providers. The current franchise agreement
between the City and Suddenlink Communications is
due to expire today. The ordinance will allow the
City to continue collect a 3% fee from any video
service provider. The ordinance would also allow
the City limited control over the placement of
video facilities in right-of-ways, another item
which was previously designated by the franchise
agreement. Council approved the ordinance
I recently received a couple-three calls
demanding to know why I called their phone
number. Said the number showed up on their caller
Now, a couple of
the offenses were simply wrong numbers that came
from our establishment. One was a fax that number
that was in error. I apologized for the trouble
caused by these accidental intrusions into the
privacy of these folks, but I have wondered since
exactly why it was such a big deal.
Like I said, I dont know
if there was a reason for these folks to be so
upset over the fact that we had called, maybe
they were gettin some silly phone calls and
wanted them stopped. What strikes me odd is the
fact that now if a phone rings and nobody is
there to hear it, it still doesnt mean you
are out of the woods.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
Click & Clack Talk Cars
By Tom & Ray Magliozzi
Dear Tom and Ray:
When my daughter arrived home
from college, she came home with a terrible odor
in her car. She said that the week before school
was out, she went to class and when she came out
and got into her car, she smelled a terrible
odor. It was a 90-degree day. We have cleaned out
the car, taken it to our mechanic, who has pretty
much taken out everything he could to check the
out the car. Weve tried everything from
baking soda, Oust and Febreze to Oxium, but the
car still stinks. Any suggestions? We are
desperate! - Linda
TOM: I think three of her
sorority sisters barfed in it after a long night
of post-final-exam partying, Linda.
RAY: Actually, it sounds like
mold. Thats exactly how it presents. First
water gets into the car from a window left open,
a leak in a windshield, or from a plugged-up
air-conditioner drain. Once water gets into the
carpet, mold spores start to grow.
TOM: Having the car closed up
in the heat creates the perfect breeding
environment for the mold. And pretty soon, the
spores are multiplying like Osmonds. Then one
day, they reach a critical mass, and you open the
door and youre bowled over.
RAY: Almost nothing can cover
TOM: If you want to try to
attack it, pull the carpet out, including the pad
underneath and put it all in the sun. Vacuum both
sides, then toss out the vacuum bag.
RAY: Then turn the carpet over,
and spray the back side of it with bleach. Then
lit it sit in the sun as long as you can. And you
might want use a fungicide spray several times
while it bakes.
TOM: While youre doing
that, be sure to find the source of the water
that got into the carpet. If your daughter
cant remember leaving a window open one
day, theres a leak somewhere else.
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