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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 15

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... July 5th-July 11th, Jasper County Youth Fair. Go to for a complete schedule of events and registration forms.

Did Ya Know?... July 11th-13th, 11 a.m. The 6th Annual Hawgs for Dawgs Benefit for Carthage Humane Society being held at Choppers for Children Rally Park and Construction Adventures Inc. There will be a bike show, car cruise, poker run, vendors, camping and much more. Call 358-6402 for more information..

Did Ya Know?...July 17th, Golden Reflections will meet in the hospital training center at 2307 Missouri Ave. at 2 p.m. Pam Madole, Family Caregiver Director at the Area Agency on Aging, will explain the Missouri Rx program. Call 417-359-1351 for more information.

Did Ya Know?... July 18th, 7:30 a.m. Eggs & Issues, Grace Point Assembly of God, (1605 Baker). Have Breakfast and talk with the Jasper County Candidates before the August primaries. RSVP to the Chamber Office at if you would like to attend.

today's laugh

Did you ever live on a farm? And listen to the cow bells?

Don’t be silly. Cows haven’t bells, they have horns.

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


At the last meeting of the City Council, Councilman Black suggested that many residents depend on hiring weeds cut and that if the whole city were asked to cut the weeds in one day there would be more work laid out than could be done, as each weed-cutter could be in only one place at a time. Black suggested that the proclamation cover one ward at a time, and that the days for the different wards be successive days, thus covering the whole city in five days. This was thought a good suggestion and was adopted.

The city physician also reported a seepy gutter on the east side of McGregor Street between Oak and Olive Street. It takes frequent cleanings to keep this gutter in a sanitary condition and seems to be causing sickness in the neighborhood. There is believed to be a spring there which keeps up a sluggish flow of water into this gutter all the time. Dr. Whitney recommended that a sawed stone gutter be installed.


Today's Feature

More Youth Fair Events.

The Jasper County 4-H Youth Fair began on Saturday, July 5 and will continue through Saturday, July 12th at the Jasper County Fairgrounds in Carthage Municipal Park.

Today’s events include the judging of the FFA Farm Mechanics from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., Poultry show at 9:00 a.m., and Mandatory Exhibitor/Parent meeting at 12:00 noon, Dairy Goat show at 12:30 p.m. The Exhibition building will open to the public at 3:00 p.m., after which ice cream will be served at 6:00 p.m. compliments of Circle N Farm. The Pee Wee shows begin at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday’s events include the Steer show at 8:30 a.m., the Swine show at 6:00 p.m., and a watermelon feed sponsored by Southwest Missouri Bank at 7:00 p.m.

Fridays events include the Dairy show at 8:00 a.m., a Bar-B-Que sponsored by the Jasper County Youth Fair Board from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., and the Market Animal Sale at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday’s Youth Fair Events will be listed in an upcoming Mornin’ Mail. A complete listing of events can be found at

Just Jake Talkin'

There’s prob’ly nothin’ more irritatin’ than havin’ someone ya don’t recognize wave real big at ya from across the street.

It’s not the fact they’re being’ friendly that is the problem. The irritatin’ part is spendin’ the rest of the day tryin’ to figure out who they are. Even days latter ya find yourself spendin’ a few seconds tryin’ to remember. I suppose that is one a the problems with livin’ in a small town. You can irritate folks without even tryin’.

It’s like the old trick we’d play as kids. Standin’ on a busy street corner and pointin’ up to the sky. "Fore long ever’ one is trying to see what you’re pointin’ at.

If ya want to really befuddle someone ya don’t know, walk up and tell ‘em how good it is to see ‘em again.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Here's A Tip

"If you use a hair dryer to dry your hair, put a little of your favorite perfume on the back of it, near the air intake, and your hair will take on the scent of the perfume." -- S.H. in Ohio

Another use for Alka-Seltzer: Got insect bites? D.K. from South Carolina swears by dissolving two tables in a small glass of water and dabbing the solution on minor insect bites.

"To preserve the life of your cupcake pans, make sure to put water into any unused cups. I make cupcakes/muffins, and I like them larger than the recipe calls for. As a result, I usually only fill two-thirds of the cups. My pans have lasted a long time because I take good care of them." -- Amy, via e-mail

"Take 1 tablespoon of vinegar in a small glass of water after a meal for no heartburn and no more expensive heartburn medicine." -- F.F. in Colorado

Here’s a tip from C.S.R. in Florida: Washing produce takes a lot of water, which you can reuse. Catch it in a dishpan, and use it to water your outdoor plants!

"This is an awesome way to clean silver. Take an aluminum-foil pan -- the disposable kind -- and line it with a piece of aluminum foil. Sprinkle in some salt (I use sea salt, but any kind will do), then add a dash of dish soap and fill the container with boiling water. Put your silver, including jewelry, into the mix and, voila, it cleans instantly. Of course, you’ll have to turn the larger pieces, so be careful not to burn yourself." -- L.N. in B.C., Canada

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