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Thursday, September 6, 2007 Volume XVI,
Did Ya Know?... The 15th
District meeting of the American Legion will meet
in Lockwood, Sunday, September 9th at 2 p.m.
Did Ya Know?... The
McCune- Brooks Blood Pressure Clinic is open
M-W-F from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Clinic located at
2040 S. Garrison in the MBH wellness Center. Call
358-0670 M-W-F. BP logbook available.
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
My family goes way back. My
ancestors fought William the Conqueror and the
Spanish Armada and Napoleons armies.
Yeah, your family never got along with anybody.
Preacher Simmons says things
are getting better because hes getting much
better buttons in the collection.
My uncle has twelve medals - he
won them during the war.
He must have been a great sharp-shooter.
No - a great crap-shooter.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A Stolen Grip Found.
This morning Officer Drake
found concealed under the south end of the Missouri
Pacific bridge across Spring river, a travelling
mans canvas grip, containing a miscellaneous
assortment of samples. The contents were 138 gloves and
mittens, both mens and womens all of which
were for the right hand; 19 caps, 2 shirts, one pair of
pants and suspenders, a lot of envelopes and blanks on
which were printed Turner & Jay, 538 and 540, Kansas
City. This will probably lead to their identification.
The stuff is now in the hands of Marshal Bruffett.
Gaede Held Under
Justice Webb, of Galena,
held Otis Gaede to the district court in the sum of
$15,000, the bond being signed by Riley Robertson and N.
B. Chatelle. Gaede was charged with killing Chas.
Kington. The case will probably be tried at the April
term of court.
People Like It
Here: Challenges ahead.
A work session of
various volunteer citizens and City staff was
held in Memorial Hall Tuesday evening.
After a brief
presentation by Sara Copeland of Planning
Works of Kansas City, hired by the City to
create an updated Comprehensive Plan for
Carthage, six groups were formed of eight to ten
citizens to assess the strengths and challenges
of Carthage. Most of those attending the work
session have also volunteered to serve on various
focus groups to give Planning Works a
glimpse into the values and desires of the
At the end of the
small group discussions, a recap of opinions was
presented to the entire assembly.
were some expressions of controlled growth for
the community, the main theme expressed by the
majority of the reports was that of quality of
life. "Small town atmosphere regardless of
size" was how one group summed it up.
"Just like it
is with better quality of life," was how
another group saw Carthage in thirty-years.
The groups saw the
Citys location, historical significance,
city infrastructure, city services, quality of
life, school system and low cost-of-living as
future include attracting higher paying jobs,
housing, how to properly deal with the growth of
the Hispanic population, the development of I-49,
managed growth, maintaining and improving the
environment, retaining historical character, and
long term funding for City services.
Expansion Requires Long Term Planning.
The key to growth
in any community, according to Carthage Water and
Electric Plant General Manager Bob Williams, is a
functioning sewer system. Expansion in the
southern portion of Carthage is gradually eroding
the efficiency of the Citys ability to cope
with sewer demands. Williams attended the
Economic Development focus group Tuesday
afternoon at Memorial Hall and responded to
questions by other focus group members.
The main concern
expressed by Williams is dealing with the lay of
the land as Carthage expands south of a line
approximately between Fairview Avenue and Airport
Drive. A ridge follows that line and forces sewer
line to have lift stations, or pumps, to push
sewage over the ridge to the existing sewage
treatment plant north of town. At some point,
according to Williams, a second treatment plant
will be necessary south of that ridge to allow
for a gravity fed system to service expansion.
developments must pay for a good portion of the
cost of installing lift stations, CW&EP must
maintain the pumps and pressurized lines. Too
many small lift stations will create a
"maintenance nightmare" says Williams.
The line currently
being installed to service Schreiber Foods
new facility on Fairview and the new hospital
building on HH will not be accessible by
individual home sites that might want to annex
into the City. Any taps into the line would be
required to have too high of pressure to be
economically feasible for individual households.
Some church bulletin announcements (supposedly
cost for attending the Fasting and Prayer
Conference includes meals."
"Dont Let worry kill
you off - let the Church help."
"For those of you who have
children and dont know it, we have a
"Eight new choir robes are
currently needed, due to the addition of several
new members and to the deterioration of some
"Low Self Esteem Support
Group will meet Thursday at 7 P.M. Please use the
back door. The eighth-graders will be presenting
Shakespeares Hamlet in the Church basement
Friday. The Congregation is invited to attend
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:
Last night, my neighbor knocked
on my door an hour after I got home. He asked me
if I had left my car running for a reason. I told
him that I had turned off the car and had the
keys in my pocket. He said, "Well, your fan
has been running for an hour or so, and real
loud!" He was right! I put the key in,
turned it to the "accessory" position
without starting the car, and then switched it
back off. The fan finally stopped. Sadly, the car
would not start the next morning without a jump.
Two to three times during the past three months I
have returned to my car in a parking lot to find
the stereo playing while the key was still in my
pocket. Clearly, some switch is staying connected
when it should be off. Is it part of the ignition
switch? Where should I look first? Thanks. - Brad
TOM: Look to the ignition
switch itself, my boy.
RAY: I agree. If it had just
been the fan, I might have suggested a faulty fan
timer, or something like that. But when you threw
in the fact that you come back to your car, and
its listening to Jimmy Buffett all by
itself, I think it has to be a bad ignition
TOM: Its allowing
accessories to draw power from the battery
without the presence of the key. Its acting
as if you left the key in the
"accessory" or "start"
position, even though you didnt. And
thats what killed the battery.
RAY: Have your mechanic test
the ignition switch. Hell do that by
unplugging it while the fan or the radio are
misbehaving. Im guessing a new switch will
solve the problem.
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