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Monday, September 29, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 71

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The Family Literacy Center, at 706 Orchard is having a new class on Citizenship and preparing for the Citizenship Test. The class will be starting on October 2, Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. and Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. All classes are free. Call 358-5926 for more information.

Did Ya Know?... September 29th is the deadline for application entry for the Maple Leaf Festival Little Miss & Mister, Junior and Queen pageants. For more information contact the Chamber of Commerce at 358-2373

Did Ya Know?... The first committee meeting for Relay For Life 09, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, will be held on October 2 at 6:00 p.m. in the First Christian Church, 800 S. Main. Call 417-627-7506 for more info. Those interested in serving on the committee are urged to attend.

today's laugh

My father said he didn’t like women that drive from the back seat.
What did your mother say to that?
She said back seat drivers were no worse than men who cook from the dining room table.

I bought it at the fifteen cent store.
You mean, the five and ten,
Well, five and ten makes fifteen.
Can you change a dollar for me?
Almost. I can change sixty-five cents for it.

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

Late Session Acts Received.

Court House Crowd Busy Scanning State Laws.

The circuit clerk has received the session acts of the last legislature and distributed them throughout the courthouse. Everybody was poring over the pages this morning perfecting themselves in the latest legal lore.

The new game laws are set forth in the volume, also a new dram-shop law which compels the person procuring the license to file his petition with the county clerk ten days before making application to the court.

Both Phones 560 - Jerry N. Taylor. Buying; Selling; Exchanging - that’s my business. Furniture, Stoves, Carpets. Complete line. N. Main. SEE!

Carthage Bottling Works - Carbonated Beverages. Steinberg Bros., Props. 117 E. Central Ave.


Today's Feature

Flu & Pneumonia Vaccine.

The Jasper County Health Department is offering Flu and Pneumonia vaccine to all residents of Jasper County outside the city limits of Joplin. This vaccine is available for all persons 6 months of age and older. The Flu Vaccine is $15.00 and Pneumonia is $35. Those with Medicare Part B or Medicaid/Mo Health Net cards should bring their cards to their appointment. All clinics at the Jasper County Health Department will require an appointment. Please call 417-358-3111 or toll-free at 877-879-9131 to inquire about availability of children’s flu vaccine at offsite clinics.

The clinics will be held on the following dates:

Thursday, October 2 at the Jasper County Health Department, 105 Lincoln from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Friday, October 3, Walk-in Clinics at Carl Junction City Hall, 800 E. Pennell Street from 9 to 11 a.m. and Webb City First Baptist Church, 102 N. Roane from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Monday, October 6, Walk-in Clinics at Avilla School, 400 Sarcoxie Street from 9 to 11 a.m. and Jasper Methodist Church, 122 N. 1st Street from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 9, Walk-in Clinics at Alba City Hall, 111 E. High Street from 9-11 a.m. and Oronogo City Hall, 653 E. Central Street from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Friday, October 10, Walk-in Clinics at Duquesne City Hall, 1501 S. Duquesne Rd from 9-11 a.m. and Duenweg City Hall, 106 Webb St. from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 22, Walk-in clinic at Sarcoxie in the Gene Taylor Community Center, 218 N. 5th St. from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 30, Jasper County Health Department from 1-4 p.m. if vaccine is still available. Appointment required.

Call the Jasper County Health Department for further information.

Just Jake Talkin'

We always had a Fall Festival where I grew up. Usually the high school and grade school bands would march and possibly a band or two from neighborin’ small communities. There were always several nice floats brought by the churches’ youth groups or other organizations. What impressed me most at that age were the comic type presentations.

A couple a women would typically stuff pillows to fill out their husband’s overalls they were wearin’ and put on funny hats. Maybe clown makeup or a humorous mask. They’d work the crowd actin’ silly as they moved with the parade. They prob’ly weren’t that funny, but the fact that ever’one knew ‘em and played along made the scene hilarious to most. ‘Course the main attraction of any parade is the crowd.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Metcalf Auto Supply

Art Notes from Hyde House
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

Finding the Right Caulk

Q: I discovered some small cracks in the wood frames of my back door and windows. A friend told me an easy fix is to just caulk over the cracks. But at the hardware store, I found several different types of caulk. Which is the best to use on outside wood frames? -- DIY Newbie in Ohio

A: Each type of caulk available at your local home-improvement store has somewhat different properties -- even though their main purpose is to create a durable seal against the elements. Here’s a short guide to the different types:

• Acrylic latex: An all-around caulk with an acrylic base, that’s easy to work with. Keep a tube of it around for any job where the area normally stays dry - it’s also the best for small cracks in wood trim. Cleans up with water.

• Vinyl latex (a.k.a. polyvinyl acetate): Another all-around caulk that can be used in wet areas, like the tub or shower.

• Butyl rubber: Harder to apply, but good for outdoor use -- including sealing window frames, gutter and downspout seams -- because of its ability to flex with changes in temperature and its weather resistance.

• Silicone: Perhaps the strongest bonding caulk available -- yet silicone doesn’t hold paint at all. (Colored silicone caulk is available.) Make sure the work area is well-ventilated. Clean excess silicone using rubbing alcohol.

• Oil-based: This is the least expensive caulk you can purchase, and you get what you pay for. Once the oil has leached from the material -- which happens in a couple years depending on where it is used -- the caulking dries, shrinks and crumbles out of the cracks.

HOME TIP: To prevent the tip of a caulking tube from drying out between uses, wipe the outside clean, poke a nail inside the tip to clear it, then cover the tip with a slip-on pencil eraser or an electrical cap.

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