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Wednesday, August 19, 2009 Volume XVIII, Number 43
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
Did Ya Know?...The phone number
for the Powers Museum is now 237-0456. It was recently
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.
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, "Im so
poor, I cant 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
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, "Youre 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
Taking other peoples property
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.
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.
information concerning transportation
should contact the office of Cathy Dunn,
Transportation Director, at 359-7014.
The various schools
have staggered hours this year.
and Mark Twain Elementary and the Middle
School hours will be 8 a.m. until 3:07
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
The Virtual Learning
Center grades 9-12 and the technical
School hours will be 7:55 a.m. until 3:07
Most schools held open
house last night except the Middle School
which held theirs on Monday evening.
Time ta rearrange your drivin
habits. School startin tomorrow. Especially
around the grade schools and the new Junior High
I know some of the students got
pretty brave about walkin out in front of
passin cars when the High School was on
Main. Ive decided that when Im in a
vehicle and their walkin, its no time
ta be playin chicken. Ya gotta wait until
their old enough ta get behind the wheel and
theyve got a fair chance.
Im 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 havent been shy about
lookin up violators. But mainly it just
makes sense to reroute if youre in that
bigga toot to get somewhere.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin
HERES A TIP
"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.
Its really helpful." -- T.C. in
"If you have a child
whos 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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