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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 Volume XVIII, Number 92

did ya know?

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

today's laugh

I’m tired because I’m overworked. Here’s why: The population of this country is 273 million.

Why I’m Tired of Working?

140 million are retired.

That leaves 133 million to do the work.

There are 85 million in school, which leaves 48 million to do the work.

Of this there are 29 million employed by the federal government, leaving 19 million to do the work.

2.8 million are in the armed forces. Which leaves 16.2 million to do the work.

Take from that total the 14,800,000 people who work for state and city governments, and that leaves 1.4 million to do the work.

At any given time there are 188,000 people in hospitals, leaving 1,212,000 to do the work.

Now, there are 1,211,998 people in prisons.

That leaves just two people to do the work. You and me. And there you are sitting, reading jokes.

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

Two Ball Games for Sunday.

Printers vs. Barbers and

Grocers vs. Blacksmiths at Fair Grounds.

Two ball games are scheduled for Sunday, both of which are attracting a good deal of attention. They will be played at the fair grounds and admission will be free.

The first game will be between the printers and barbers of this city, and will begin at 1:30 or 2 o’clock, so as to get out of the way of the blacksmiths and retail grocers, who will follow with a hotly contested match game. The printers and barbers will probably play only a five or six inning game, so as not to delay the others. They think that will give them all the exercise they need anyway.

For the printers, C. O. Morgan will catch, J. B. McBurney pitch and Earl Curry play first base. For the barbers, Steve Marsee will catch, Park Brown pitch and Charles Marsee play first base. The rest of the two nines have not been agreed on yet.

  Today's Feature


The Carthage R-9 School Foundation’s 2009 Major Saver Cards are now available. Cards may be purchased from Carthage elementary, middle school and junior high school students or by calling the Carthage R-9 School Foundation at 417.359.7047. The cards will be available through November 3 for only $10 each.

"This is an important fundraiser," says Vicki Cash, Foundation Director. "Each elementary school, the Middle School and the Junior High receive a portion of the funds raised through the sale."

Major Saver discount cards include special offers on purchases at 15 area businesses. Many favorites as well as several new businesses are featured on this year’s card.

"We are grateful to these businesses for their support of Carthage R-9 School Foundation and Carthage schools through sponsorship of this important program," says Cash.

The Carthage R-9 School Foundation assists the school district in providing enhanced educational opportunities for students and teachers.

Just Jake Talkin'

For those tryin’ to find a source for the H1N1 vaccine, there will be a vaccination clinic over in Joplin next Tuesday at the Access Family Care located at 530 Maiden Lane accordin’ to the Jasper County Health Department. They are askin’ for an appointment by callin’ 358-3111.

Eligibility to receive the vaccine durin’ the clinic will be based on recommended priority groups which include healthy people between 2 and 49 years of age, healthy people livin’ with or caring for infants younger than 6 months, and healthcare or emergency medical personnel. Those over 50 are not included. This is the nasal spray vaccine.

The clinic will be from 4 p.m. until 6:30 and there will be a five dollar charge for administration.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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By JoAnn Derson

• High on my list of household aggravators is a pile of junk mail. Get a good-quality shredder and utilize it right away. Piles of paper invite dust to form. Don’t let junk mail in, and it will never overstay its welcome.

• After you’ve given your shower a good cleaning, apply some car wax to the shower walls. It will repel water and keep mildew at bay. Also, give a nice coating of petroleum jelly to door tracks. It will keep them in tiptip sliding shape.

• "Use a clothespin to clip a milk carton closed. This works on small containers of cream and orange juice as well. It will help keep the milk from absorbing any odors from items stored near it. This has worked for me for years. I use lactose-free milk, and it only comes in a carton." -- E.M. in Oregon

• Here’s another clip tip: Try using a chip clip to hang a mesh bag in the shower for bath toys. If you find a clip that has a hole in one part of the handle, you can attach it to a curtain ring. The chip clip has better coverage, since it’s wider than a standard clothespin.

• To keep boots upright, stick an egg carton down the leg portion. This way, it won’t flop over and create a crease.

• "If you use a serving tray or lap tray for food, always line it with a small towel. This way, the plates or bowls will not slide around, and there will be a towel to catch drips. I use these frequently for my mother, and it makes the dishes much more stable on the tray." -- P.A. in Georgia

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