tooling along the road one fine day when the local
policeman, a friend of his, pulled him over.
"Whats wrong, Seamus?"
"Well didnt 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 Id gone
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
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
TIME RUNNING OUT TO
BUY MAJOR SAVER CARDS
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 Hardees,
Pizza Hut, Iggys Diner, Sonic,
Quiznos, McDonalds, Dominos,
Whislers, Shakes, Lucky J Steakhouse,
Outback Steakhouse, Sirloin Stockade, Carthage
Family Restaurant, Pancake Hut and Oriental
I suppose there are those
livin in these parts that arent
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. Im surprised I
wasnt 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 theres a real
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
HERES A TIP
Go Green Tip: Is that
article of clothing you just picked up off the
floor of your kids room genuinely dirty, or
just barely worn? Install several hooks for items
that can be worn again before washing. If you
cant 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.
season, Id 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
Its 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 doesnt
have family to gather with this Thanksgiving?
Reach out to others, and do what you can to help.
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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