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Wednesday, November 11, 2009 Volume XVIII, Number 102

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Did Ya Know?.... St. Anns will hold their Chili Feed St. Ann’s School Gym1156 Grand Avenue Thursday Nov. 12 Chili or Vegtable Soup, Pie, Coffee or Tea - Adults $5 • Under 12 $2 Serving Times 11 am - 1:30 pm • 5 pm -7pm Carryout 358-4902

Did Ya Know?.... There will be a Veternans Day Program Wed. Nov. 11 at the Carthage Memorial Hall. The Heartland Band will begin playing at 10:30 a.m., the program will begin at 11 a.m.

today's laugh

A trio of old veterans were bragging about the heroic exploits of their ancestors one afternoon down at the VFW hall.

"My great grandfather, at age 13," one declared proudly, "was a drummer boy at Shiloh."

"Mine," boasts another, "went down with Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn."

"I’m the only soldier in my family," confessed vet number three, "but if my great grandfather was living today he’d be the most famous man in the world."

"Really? What’d he do?" his friends wanted to know.

"Nothing much. But he would be 165 years old."


A recruit examines the food."Do I have any choice here," he asks a sergeant.

"Yes, you do. You may eat it or not"

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


Woman Thought to Have Been

Murdered Said to Be in Kansas.

An officer who returned from Webb City late last night brought the news to Carthage that a brother of Maggie Goddard, who was thought by many to have been foully murdered and her body thrown into an abandoned shaft, had appeared in Webb City and had informed the officers that his sister had been at her home some distance north of here, and was now out in Kansas.

It is said that the sheriff and his deputies have never believed the theory that the woman had been murdered, and if the man’s statement is true their supposition is now verified

Now, that Mrs. Goddard seems to be accounted for, the authorities are casting about to find whose remains are in the shaft, provided there is really a body there, as some of the workmen believe there is..

  Today's Feature

Second H1N1 Vaccine Clinic.

Access Family Care, in collaboration with Joplin and Jasper County Health Departments, will be providing a H1N1 Flu Vaccine Clinic on Tuesday, November 17 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Clinic will be at Access Family Care, 530 Maiden Lane in Joplin. During the clinic, the injectable vaccine containing thimerosal will be administered.

• This clinic is open to;

• Pregnant women

• People under 64 yeas who live with or care for children less than 6 months of age

• Children 6 months to 4 years of age

• Children 5-18 years of age who have chronic medical conditions

Health care and emergency medical services personnel with direct patient care

To make an appointment or find out if you qualify for the vaccine, call 417-358-3111. An appointment is necessary for this clinic. It is requested that patients wear short sleeves for ease of vaccination. Patience is also requested for those not able to qualify at this time.

Just Jake Talkin'

I learned a couple a lessons back when I was ridin’ a motorcycle. Fortunately they were taught at relatively slow speeds so I only hurt my pride.

The first is don’t hit the front wheel brake when your on loose gravel. Plop, down ya go. I never had much experience with front brakes on a two wheeler, the bicycles I grew up with only had rear brakes.

The second lesson was ta not hit the gas while turnin’ when there are small water puddles on the parkin’ lot. Plop, down ya go. Fortunately on this one, I had learned to keep the leg up and out a little when turnin’. I simply stepped off as the bike slid out from under me. Scratched the fender some.

Ya never know when you’re in for a little learnin’, best be ready.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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By JoAnn Derson

• "Crumpled foil makes an excellent pot scrubber. It works in both metal dishes and in glass casserole dishes. Just wad it up and use it as you would a scrubbie." -- J.H. in Oregon

• To freshen a musty dishwasher, add a quarter-cup of lemon juice to the soap dispenser and run it empty on the hottest cycle. To ensure the hottest water, run water at the kitchen tap until hot just before you start the dishwasher.

• "If you go camping with kids, here’s a fun way to identify your campsite: Bring several brightly colored helium-filled balloons with you and attach them to the top of the tent. It will be easier to find your tent when coming back from the facilities or hikes." -- P.L. in Louisiana

• "My digital camera eats up batteries, so I always have a spare pair. Did you know that some breath-mint containers are the perfect size to hold two AA batteries? Check out your candy aisle. My batteries are safely stored in the camera case, not banging about, just waiting to be used." -- D.C. in Michigan

• Sprinkle a little baby powder into dishpan gloves before using each time. Your fingers will glide right into place without any struggle.

• Go Green Tip: If you have an empty water bottle, you have an instant hand or foot warmer. Fill any size plastic bottle with very hot tap water and secure the lid tightly. It’s ready. Keep a small one in your pocket for your hands, or fill a 2-liter size for your feet.

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