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Wednesday, August 19, 2009 Volume XVIII, Number 43

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The Nazarene Church will hold an American Red Cross blood drive on August 20 in the gym at 2000 Grand, 11:30 a.m. to 6;00 p.m.

Did Ya Know?...The phone number for the Powers Museum is now 237-0456. It was recently changed.

Did Ya Know?...Spare Cat Rescue is raffling off a Queen Size Cat Quilt. Proceeds will be used to sponsor low-cost cat spay/neuter events. To see a picture of the quilt and/or buy raffle tickets, stop by the Pancake Hut. Tickets are $1 each or $5 for 6 tickets. Drawing to be held some time in mid-September.

today's laugh

One day a lawyer was riding in his limosine when he saw a guy eating grass He told the driver to stop. He got out and asked him, "Why are you eating grass".

The man replied, "I’m so poor, I can’t afford a thing to eat."

So the layer said, "Poor guy, come back to my house."

The guys then said, "But I have a wife and three kids." The layers told him to bring them along.

When they were all in the car, the poor man said, "Thanks for taking us back to your house, it is so kind of you."

The layer said, "You’re going to love it there, the grass is a foot tall."

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

Joplin Trio Goes To Jail.

Taking other people’s property secures stay.

Charles Crowder and Harry ball arrived at the county jail here Saturday night for a two months vacation stay. They are alleged to have stolen a pair of trousers, some shoes and other articles of masculine wearing apperal from Mike Fern of Joplin, and as the latter desired to retain title to the property, he complained to officers. Following their arrest Justice S.F. Jones of Joplin suggested the vacation the two men are now enjoying. W.M. Calhoun was also brought here from Joplin to spend sixty days for larceny.

Mary A. Cassavan has bought of John H. Bailey a house and lot on the west side of Orner street aouth of Walnut street. The price paid was $1,000.

  Today's Feature

Back to School.

Tomorrow will be the official opening of school fro grades kindergarten through twelve in the Carthage R-9 School District. Buses will operate on their normal schedules on the first day of school. School Cafeterias will also serve school breakfast and lunches on the first day of school.

Anyone desiring information concerning transportation should contact the office of Cathy Dunn, Transportation Director, at 359-7014.

The various schools have staggered hours this year.

Columbian, Fairview, and Mark Twain Elementary and the Middle School hours will be 8 a.m. until 3:07 p.m.

Pleasant Valley and Steadley Elementary hours will be 8:11 a.m. until 3:18 p.m.

The Senior High and Junior High hours will be 7:55 a.m. until 3:10 p.m.

The Virtual Learning Center grades 9-12 and the technical School hours will be 7:55 a.m. until 3:07 p.m.

Most schools held open house last night except the Middle School which held theirs on Monday evening.

Just Jake Talkin'

Time ta rearrange your drivin’ habits. School startin’ tomorrow. Especially around the grade schools and the new Junior High School downtown.

I know some of the students got pretty brave about walkin’ out in front of passin’ cars when the High School was on Main. I’ve decided that when I’m in a vehicle and their walkin’, it’s no time ta be playin’ chicken. Ya gotta wait until their old enough ta get behind the wheel and they’ve got a fair chance.

I’m guessin’ the police will be strong ta enforce passin’ a stopped school bus again this year. They do get reports complete with license plate numbers. In the past they haven’t been shy about lookin’ up violators. But mainly it just makes sense to reroute if you’re in that bigga toot to get somewhere.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’

  Weekly Columns



By JoAnn Derson

"I have three kids, ages 10, 13 and 16. They seem to constantly be in need of money, and with my husband and me both working, we are in need of time. Whenever an odd job pops into my mind, I jot it down on a Post-it note, along with the estimated time to accomplish it, ‘to be done by’ date and compensation. I post these on the family calendar, and the kids can do them for extra allowance. They get paid by presenting the ‘receipt,’ and we check their work. It’s really helpful." -- T.C. in Minnesota

•"If you have a child who’s attached to his or her blankie, but is getting too old to port it about, try turning it into a pillow together. Fold it over, stitch up two open ends and stuff with filling, then close. The child can keep it for bedtime." -- Megan, via e-mail

•"My husband has long been a user of glass baby-food jars in his workshop. Now I am just as big a fan: I use them to hold spices in the kitchen. I remove the label and glue a plain sticker over the lid to label the spice. The wider mouth of these jars makes it much easier to stick a measuring spoon into." -- J.R.J. in Florida

• Go Green Tip: Although toilets and bathroom/kitchen faucets are the most common places for a water leak, they are not the only places you can lose water. Try checking your water meter before and after a period of time that you use no water. For instance, check it when you leave for work and again when you come home. Call your water provider if you need help locating your water meter.

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