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Wednessday, November 4, 2009 Volume XVIII, Number 96

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The VFW Men’s Auxiliary will hold a turkey shoot on Sunday, Nov. 8 from 1 p.m until 5 p.m. at the Post at the intersection of 96 & 171 highways. Public Invited, male and female.

Did Ya Know?...The R-9 Odyssey of the Mind problem solving groups will be hosting their 5th Annual Craft Odyssey Arts and Crafts show on November 14, 2009. They are looking for vendors, and prospective craft buying customers. for more info call Sherryle Jones at (417) 359-7050

today's laugh

Joey-Jim was tooling along the road one fine day when the local policeman, a friend of his, pulled him over.

"What’s wrong, Seamus?" Joey-Jim asked.

"Well didn’t ya know, Joey-Jim, that your wife fell out of the car about five miles back?" said Seamus.

"Ah, praise the Almighty!" he replied with relief. "I thought I’d gone deaf!"

The one constant among all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down, we ALL believe that we are above average drivers.

It is a fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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

I. N. Hussey is Administrator.


I. N. Hussey was yesterday afternoon appointed administrator of the estate of J. G. Edwards, late city engineer. He was also made guardian of the three minor children, Frank, Lois and Pearl.

His bond was fixed at $4,000 as administrator, and $5,000 additional as curator of the three children. Miss Stella is of age and is the only other heir besides the minor children.

The estate consists of a $2,000 life insurance policy, a $1,000 trust fund held by Mr. Edwards as curator of the children, and money in bank and in notes, in which form Mr. Edwards had all his accumulations, whatever they were.

The $1,000 trust fund came to the children through their mother, now dead, who was a sister of I. N. Hussey, now appointed administrator and guardian.

  Today's Feature


The Major Saver Discount Card campaign draws to a close this week. The fundraiser benefits participating schools and Carthage R-9 School Foundation. Cards may be purchased from any Carthage elementary, middle school or junior high school student.

"We prefer that purchases be made from our students," says Carthage R-9 School Foundation Director Vicki Cash, "They receive prizes and earn credit for their schools. However, if you are unable to purchase a card from a student, cards will be available through the Foundation office for a limited time by calling 417.359.7047."

The cards are an exceptional value for only $10 each and make great employee appreciation gifts, thank you gifts and stocking stuffers. Special offers from 15 popular area businesses are featured including Hardee’s, Pizza Hut, Iggy’s Diner, Sonic, Quizno’s, McDonald’s, Domino’s, Whisler’s, Shake’s, Lucky J Steakhouse, Outback Steakhouse, Sirloin Stockade, Carthage Family Restaurant, Pancake Hut and Oriental Villa.


Just Jake Talkin'

I suppose there are those livin’ in these parts that aren’t accustomed to the cold weather that comes through on occasion, but it always seems strange how much time tv news programs spend tellin’ ya how to keep warm. One reporter summed up a two minute spot with the profound advice to "bundle up."

"Put some clothes on!," I yelled to the tv set. How dense we in tv land must be to need this kind of scolding from strangers. I’m surprised I wasn’t instructed to check the thermostat to make sure the heater was on, or to not run around barefoot when there is ice on the ground.

Other bits of wisdom: The best way to keep from bein’ hungry is to eat somethin’. If you stick your hand in a fire, it will burn. Now there’s a real story.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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By JoAnn Derson

• Go Green Tip: Is that article of clothing you just picked up off the floor of your kid’s room genuinely dirty, or just barely worn? Install several hooks for items that can be worn again before washing. If you can’t get them to put tried-on clothes away, train your kids to lay them on the bed or over a chair, as opposed to on the floor. They are more likely to be mistaken for dirty and be washed, wasting water and electricity, as well as shortening the life of the clothes.

• "This holiday season, I’d like to sit back and enjoy the company of my family and friends, so I am baking a batch of cookies each week and doubling one casserole or soup recipe each week. This way, I should have my holiday baking done and several cook-free nights to enjoy with others instead of bustling around the kitchen and missing everything. Someone put on a pot of coffee!" -- M.E. in Alabama

• It’s this time of year that we are encouraged to look around us and think of the needs of others. Many families are planning holiday meals. Are there families in your neighborhood that are struggling? Perhaps someone at the senior center who doesn’t have family to gather with this Thanksgiving? Reach out to others, and do what you can to help.

• "Save your toilet-paper rolls and make fire starters for just pennies: Just take a roll, stuff it with dried twigs, crumpled paper, dryer lint, grass, etc. Shred a candle and melt the wax to drizzle over the edges to keep the stuffing inside. Pack several together in a cute mini tote, and they even make great gifts. You can use them indoors or out." -- I.L. in Pennsylvania

• If you need to cover a plate and have run out of plastic wrap, check your bathroom. You can use a shower cap as a food-plate cover in a pinch. Just make sure it is clean, preferably unused.

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