I was having
trouble with my computer. So I called Rick the computer
guy, to come over. Rick clicked a couple of buttons and
solved the problem. He gave me a bill for a minimum
service call. As he was walking away, I called after him,
"So, what was wrong?"
"It was an ID ten T error."
I didnt want to appear stupid,
but nonetheless inquired:
"An ID ten T error?
Whats that ... in case I need to
fix it again?"
The computer guy grinned....
"Havent you ever heard of an
ID ten T error before?"
"No," I replied.
"Write it down," he said,
and I think youll figure it
So I wrote out ...... I D 1 0 T
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A scissors grinder named Simon was
fined $10 and costs in police court this afternoon at 2
oclock for slapping Mayor Ross six-year-old
The little boy was standing around
watching the man grinding knives in the street. Simon
concluded the boy was in his way and slapped him and sent
him home. The court concluded from the evidence that the
man had far exceeded his rights and authority and gave
him a fine to pay for assaulting the boy.
Two Springfield men named Jule
Armstrong and Jim Jones were arrested yesterday charged
with being drunk and reeling on the street and using
highly offensive language.
In police court this morning they
pleaded guilty to drunkenness and were each fined $9
including costs. They were well dressed men and paid
Regional Hospital Honored.
The Missouri Committee for
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR),
an agency of the Department of Defense, announced
today Robert (Bob) Copeland, FACHE, CEO of
McCuneBrooks Regional Hospital, was honored
with a Patriot Award in recognition of
extraordinary support of the employees who serve
in the Missouri National Guard and Reserve.
McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital
employees join with thousands of American
Employers who have reviewed their current human
resources policies to ensure compliance with the
Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment
Rights Act Law (USERRA). Many employers provide
"Above and Beyond" support with pay
differential to offset the loss of wages, and
extension of health care benefits which
complement coverage provided by the military when
their employees are mobilized.
Copeland says, "We at
McCune-Brooks are fortunate to have such
qualified people working with us. The entire
organization is behind the soldiers"
According to the United States
Army National Guard soldier SFC Joe Francis:
"Mr. Copeland supports the ARNG and
encourages others to do the same. All leaders in
every department gave support and continue to
support our great Nation. The staff makes you
feel a part of the team. Other individuals that
need recognition are Sheri Lopez, RN, CNO; Janice
Duncan, RN, Nurse Manager; Pat Bearden RN,
Patient Advocate and the entire staff. All
employees contributed care packages, letters and
prayers of support to me and other deployed
military serving in the Armed Forces. I am proud
to work for the hospital and glad that Mr.
Copeland is a great leader."
According to Retired Brigadier
General, Tracy Beckette, ESGR Missouri Chair,
"The Patriot Award was created by ESGR to
publicly recognize American Employers who provide
outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to
their employees have answered their nations
call to serve. Supportive employers are critical
to maintaining the strength and readiness of the
nations National Guard and Reserve
I grew up in a neighborhood
where the throwin rocks at your
neighbors was more than just an expression at
times. Course that was made more
convenient by the fact that we all lived on
We didnt think much
of the fact that there were only a couple a
paved streets in town. Most folks felt like
they were doin pretty good if they had
a little concrete on the drive and a tinhorn
to let the water through when it rained.
I suppose those who feel
that the curb and gutter type of street is a
necessity will always purchase homes in those
neighborhoods that have em.
The bad part is, it makes
it hard to locate that particular stone when
ya happen to be in a throwin mood.
Maybe thats why some like that gravel
rock in the garden.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin
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HERES A TIP
"I keep a
soft-sided cooler in the backseat of my car
between my childrens car seats. It mostly
keeps little items accessible to both kids, but
we have used it to contain wet trash and to keep
snacks cold. We also used it to keep restaurant
leftovers cool (we asked for a glass of ice to
go) while we ran into one more store before
heading home one night." -- P.W. in Missouri
"I have always
added pureed and finely diced vegetables to my
meatloaf to add moisture to the meat and to sneak
the veggies in on the kids. As our children have
grown and left home, we find its harder to
keep an array of veggies in the house before they
go bad. I now purchase a variety of baby-food
jars to add to dishes. They keep well, are easy
to use and offer additive-free nutrition. Who
says you have to have a baby to buy baby
food?" -- T.C. in Pennsylvania
Keep a mixing bowl in
place by setting it on a damp washcloth or
dishtowel on the kitchen counter. No more slip
and slide, and the cloth is ready to wipe up any
"Whenever a T-shirt
or other article of clothing wears out, I cut it
into small pieces for rags. I use them for
cleaning, etc. To store them, I push clean ones
into an empty tissue box. I can easily get one
when I need it, and afterward it can either be
thrown away or put in the wash." -- S.M.,
Go Green Tip: Its
smart to stay hydrated, and toting around a
bottle of water can be a good reminder to sip
throughout the day, but oh, all those plastic
bottles in the landfills. Its safer and
better for the environment to get a refillable
Look for stainless-steel or
aluminum models. If its plastic youre
after, find ones that are BPA-free.
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