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Wednesday, January 28, 2009, Volume XVII, Number 155

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The Girls High School basketball game that was postponed Tuesday will be played Thursday, Jan. 29 at the Middle School gym in Nevada at 4:30 p.m.

Did Ya Know?..."Private Pesticide Applicator Training" will be held in Carthage on Wednesday, January 28th at the MU Extension office located in the Courthouse beginning at 1 p.m.

Did Ya Know?... McCune-Brooks Diabetes Support Group will meet Wednesday, January 28th. The topic will be "Tasty, simple meals for One or Two". Come for tips, recipes and samples at McCune -Brooks Regional Hospital Community Room from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

today's laugh


Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says

Eye Drops off Shelf

Teacher Strikes Idle Kids

Squad Helps Dog Bite Victim

Enraged Cow Injures Farmer with Ax

Reagan Wins on Budget, But More Lies Ahead

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

Boys Dig Through Wall.

Using a piece of a broken handle of a bureau drawer and the rung of a chair broken off to a point as tools, Austin Logan aged 15, and Oliver Jones, 14, dug through a 14-inch wall on the fourth floor of the four courts building, and in broad daylight crawled through the opening and escaped.

Ring the Dinner Bell.

J. W. Miller on West Highland avenue, has frying chickens weighing from one to two pounds each for sale this week.

Bought an Oak Grove Lot.

R. C. Worthington today bought a lot in Oak Grove from G. C. Smith, paying $250 for it.

This month is the time to subscribe for Bell telephones and have your name in the new directory next month. Rates for residences are one dollar a month.


Today's Feature

MO Money.

JEFFERSON CITY –The Missouri Senate demonstrated its commitment to securing federal stimulus money for programs to benefit Missourians when Senate Leader Charlie Shields, R-St. Joseph, today announced the creation of a special committee. The Senate Select Committee on Oversight of Federal Stimulus Plan will hold its first meeting this Wednesday, January 28, in Senate Committee Room 1 at 2 p.m.

Shields named Sen. Scott T. Rupp, R-Wentzville, as chair and Sen. Rita Heard Days, D-St. Louis, as vice-chair. The committee has invited Governor Jay Nixon, Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder, and all members of Missouri’s Congressional delegation to speak before the committee to share information and strategies for securing Missouri’s fair share of the anticipated nearly $1 trillion federal stimulus plan.

Shields said he created the committee so the Legislature can act quickly to adopt state laws that may currently hinder the state’s ability to gain preference to receive grants through the federal plan.

"We want to make sure Missourians get their federal tax dollars invested back into programs and jobs that can improve our daily lives, rather than going to pay for our neighboring states," he said. "The Obama administration has made it clear they will award the funding to states that can invest in and complete projects quickly and, as lawmakers, we must be ready to adopt laws and policies to make sure Missourians get their fair share of federal tax dollars being reinvested in them."

Shields said the Senate will also work with the National Conference of State Legislatures to learn more information and track actions by state legislatures across the nation.

"By acting quickly and overseeing the securing of federal funding, we can better work through our challenges to sustain economic prosperity and a high quality of life for Missourians for years to come," he said.

Just Jake Talkin'


I was pretty excited ‘bout my first bicycle. Lookin’ back, it wasn’t much. It had hard rubber tires, no coaster brake or brakes at all. It was direct drive and no real pedals, just pins stickin’ out where pedals used ta be.

The learnin’ process consumed nearly a full day, from sun up to sun down. In the commercials, they always have smooth sidewalks, no hills and plenty of shrubbery to land in.

My neighborhood had giant cracks in the sidewalk, seems I was always goin’ up hill and the only thing green was the grass growin’ up in the gravel roads. It was an eventful day for me.

I went directly to bed without mendin’ scrapes and bruises or even eatin’ supper that night. Slept mighty good as I recall.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’

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