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Friday, January 9, 2009, Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?... A
Teen Pancake Feed Fundraiser will be held
Saturday, January 10 from 6:30 to 11 a.m. in
the gym of the First Church of the Nazarene,
2000 Grand Ave. All donations go towards
Did Ya Know?... The
McCune-Brooks Grief Support Group will meet
on January 13th from 1 to 3:30 p.m. inthe
hospitals Felix E. Wright Family
Chapel. Discussion will be led by hospital
Chaplain, Galen Snodgrass. The meeting is
free and open to the public. For more
information call 359-AMEN.
I saw a commercial on late
night TV, it said, "Forget everything you
know about slipcovers." So I did. And it was
a load off my mind. Then the commercial tried to
sell me slipcovers, and I didnt know what
they were. - Mitch Hedberg
In 1932, when Herbert Hoover
was President, a phone call cost a nickel. One
day President Hoover was out walking with Andrew
Mellon, his Secretary of the Treasury. The
President suddenly stopped and said, "I just
remembered that I have to call a friend, and I
have no money. Can you lend me a nickel?"
Mellon reached into his pocket.
"Heres a dime. Call all of your
friends," was his laughing reply.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Eyes May be Saved.
Hospital Patient Has
Bandages Removed - Two Successful Operations.
The bandages have been
removed from the eyes of Arthur Randall, the Sarcoxie
drug clerk who was injured Thursday evening by a shot gun
exploding, and it is now believed at the Carthage
Hospital, where he is a patient, that the young man will
not be wholly deprived of his sight. Just how badly his
eyes have suffered however, is still a difficult matter
to determine. J. H. Doyle of Webb City had a cataract
removed from his eye yesterday morning at the hospital
and a like operation was performed there for Miss
Florence Jefferies who lives near Carytown. Both
operations were performed by Dr. W. B. Post and were
County Recorder J.H.
Chaffee has returned from San Diego, Cal., where he went
several weeks ago with his wife and son, who will remain
there some time for the youths health.
Mails Personal Property Forms.
Jasper County Assessor has
mailed forms to property owners for listing their
personal property which is subject to assessment
for the 2009 assessment year.
By March 1, 2009, every owner
or holder of personal property must report, on
the form provided by the assessor, all taxable
personal property which was owned or held by the
person or business on January 1, 2009.
"Every year a few property
owners forget to return their list," Don
Davis said, "so we make every effort to
remind people to return them on time."
Those not returning a completed
list to the assessor by the March first deadline
are subject to a penalty.
"Penalties range from $10
to $100 depending upon the value of the property
and the statutes provide the assessor with almost
no discretion to waive the penalties," Davis
said. According to the assessor, until recently,
few penalties were applied and lists were
commonly filed late. The statutes were toughened
in 1994, and compliance with the law increased
The assessor advises that the
best way to remember to return the list on time
and avoid a penalty is to fill out, sing it and
put it in the mail the same day you receive it.
It is also helpful for the propriety owners to
copy the completed and signed form and keep the
copy with their records. If a question arises
regarding filing, the copy will indicate the form
Property owners or lessees who
have not received a list are not excused from
fling and should contact the assessor for a blank
form at Jasper County Assessors Office, 302
S. Main St., Carthage, MO or at 417-358-0437 or
One a my uncles had a keen interest in horse
trainin. Now he wasnt some high
priced racin horse promoter, he mostly
dealt with workin type animals.
Now there were all different
kinds of horses that can do specific jobs.
Pullin a plow, or those beer barrel wagon
pullin monsters. They are all of merit and
were utilized in an appropriate and efficient
The horse that most of us are
accustomed to seein in these parts, and
represented in most of the old cowpoke movies is
what is now called the quarter horse.
This breed didnt develop
outta the need for racin or lookin
pretty, they were bred for survivin on the
plains of the Americas. Cowpunchers understand
the value of a well-disciplined work horse.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Robinson Family Health Center
the Wellness Path
Motivated by weight loss goals
this January? For wellness, proper maintenance of
weight is a lifestyle choice. Our daily choices
of how we care for our bodies is cumulative.
Therefore, a key factor in reaching and
maintaining proper weight is with consistency
over the long term.
Lets consider some basic
and practical steps we can implement into our
wellness journey to help us reach and maintain
*First, acknowledge the fact
that this is a lifestyle change and not just a
short term goal. But dont throw out the
short term goals! These can help motivate us to
*Forget the diet fads and go
back to the basics. Foundational nutrition is key
*Eliminate as many toxins as
you can in your food, on your body, in your home,
and your workplace. Fats are a storehouse for
toxins making it difficult to lose unwanted
*Stop soda pop, including and
especially "diet" soda!
"Diet" soda is full of toxic chemicals
and all soda can cause an imbalance of
phosphorous which will rob important calcium from
*Dont fall prey to
deception in marketing! The terms
"diet" and "low-fat" are
simply marketing strategies and are nothing to
base your health on!
*Plan to exercise on a regular
basis. God designed our bodies to work, play and
move. As we build muscle, we burn fat and build
bone, just to mention a couple of the many
benefits of fitness.
Yours in good
Leesa I. Robinson, NHP
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