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Wednesday, December 30, 2009 Volume XVIII, Number 134

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... An H1N1 clinic will be held at the Jasper County Health Department on Thursday, January 7 from 9-11:30 AM and 1-4 PM by appointment only. This clinic is for all individuals 6 months of age and older. There is no cost for the vaccination. Both types of H1N1 vaccine will be available. For appoint call 358-3111 or 877-879-9131.

today's laugh

Glenn took his dog to the veterinary clinic, and laid its limp body on the table. The doctor pulled out his stethoscope, listened to the dog’s chest for a moment, then shook his head sadly. "I’m sorry, but your dog has passed away."

"What?" Glenn screamed. "You haven’t even done any tests! I want another opinion."

The vet left the room and returned in a few moments with a Labrador Retriever. The Retriever sniffed the dog on the table carefully from head to toe. Finally, the Retriever shook it’s head and barked once (meaning "dead and gone").

The vet took the Labrador away and returned a few minutes later with a cat, which also sniffed carefully over the dog on the table before shaking its head and saying, "Meow" (meaning "he’s gone").

After the cat jumped off the table, the vet handed Glenn a bill for $600. The man shook the bill at the vet. "$600!!!! Just to tell me my dog is dead?!!! That’s outrageous!"

The vet explained. "If you had taken my word for it, it would have been $50, but with the Lab work and the cat scan...."

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

Trading Check Store Closes.

The Trading Check association of St. Louis, which has had a branch office in Carthage the last five months, yesterday closed out the business here. It has been in charge of Mrs. Mayme Reid on the south side of the square, where the premiums were given in exchange for the trading checks, used on various merchants around town.

May Go To England.

Jas. Luke is planning a trip to his old home in England, in the near future. He may be accompanied by Byron Ash. Mesdames Luke and Ash left this morning for a summer stay at Manitou, Colo.

Earl Young, who was in the bicycle business here with Harry During seven years ago, has returned to the city with a wife and looking for a house to rent.

  Today's Feature

Council Candidates Still Needed.

The last day to file for the April election of City Council member is January 19. As of yesterday afternoon, only three candidates for the Council had filed. Mike Harris has filed as a candidate for mayor.

The First Ward has yet to have a candidate. Current Council member Claud Newport has yet to file for another term.

Second Ward current Council member T.J. Teed has filed. This year the Second Ward also has a one year replacement term open due to a resignation last summer. Mike Harris has filled the seat since then, but has chosen to run for mayor, thus leaving the seat open.

Third Ward has Debbra Carter filed as a candidate and current Council member John Studebaker has yet to file for re-election.

Fourth Ward Council member Larry Ross has indicated that he will not seek another term and no other candidate has filed.

Current Council member Brent Greninger has filed as a candidate for the Fifth Ward.

Just Jake Talkin'

‘Course this is the time a year ya start seein’ the "best of" the year stuff in all the media. Best football play, best photo, best beast, all that stuff.

Now I don’t mind reminiscin’ some, it’s good ta have some good memories of the past year. I’m of a mind to think, however, it more because it’s a slow time a year for any news to be brought forward. That and the fact that we reminisce ever’ day with the 1909 column. Hunderd years ago stuff, now that’s talkin’ a good look at where we come from in these parts.

I’m guessin’ there will be plenty of information published without us puttin’ our two-cents in. We’ll leave it up to our readers to determine what memories they’d like to remember, and those that they’d just as soon forget.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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By JoAnn Derson

• Do you have drawers that stick? If they’re made of wood, just grab a candle and rub the side over the tops of both rails. The wax provides just the right amount of lubrication to keep those drawers sliding in and out without a fight!

• "To cover the blades of our kids’ ice skates when we transport them in the car, my husband cut a section of garden hose that is a little longer than the blade. Then he slit it down the side. We just slip one on each skate, and it protects the blade, as well as anything the blade might run into in the trunk." -- I.L. in Minnesota

• S.L. in Illinois writes: "Here is my tip. When closing a plastic bag, use a clip-type wooden clothespin with a metal frame. It holds much better than a twisty, and takes less time and effort to use."

• To get rid of mascara on clothing, try this trick: Use the dull side of a knife to flake any dried bits away. Moisten stained area and rub it with a bar of soap. Rub the area between your fingers and rinse. Repeat until stain is gone.

• "To remove soot stains from a glass fireplace door, I have found that the best tool is a straight-edge razor. I scrape it to get the gunk off, then clean with equal parts vinegar and water. Use newspaper or a lint-free cloth to buff dry."

• "I was making a repair to a knickknack the other day, and after it was glued, I needed someplace to put it to let the glue dry. The repair was near the bottom, so I couldn’t lay it down on its side without it rolling. My sister suggested using a container of decorative sand I had nearby, and it worked beautifully." -- D.S. in South Carolina

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