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Wednesday, September 23, 2009 Volume XVIII, Number 67

did ya know?


Did Ya Know?...The New Life United Methodist Church, 1/2 mile north of Leggett corporate office, will hold a a Parents Night Out Sat. Sept 26 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. New born to 12 yr. For info call 417-438-2961

Did ya know?....Steadley Elementary School in Carthage, Missouri is having a Fun Fair, September 26th from 4:00-7:00. Bracelets are available for purchase for $10 in advance or $12 at the fair. All proceeds will benefit the students of Steadley.

Did Ya Know?...Spare Cat Rescue of Carthage will hold a Feline Spay/Neuter event Oct 22 at Central Pet Care. Spay or neuter for $15. 358-6808 for appointment.

today's laugh

Observing a light across the water, the captain had his signalman instruct the other vessel to change her course ten degrees south.

The response was prompt: Change your course ten degrees north."

"I am a captain," he responded testily. "Change your course ten degrees south."

The reply: "I’m a seaman first class--change your course north."

The captain was furious." Change your course now. I’m on a battleship."

"Change your course ten degrees north, sir-- I’m in a lighthouse!"

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. - Jimi Hendrix

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


To Prosecute Man Who Stole Half a Million From Rockefeller.

Under big headlines the Kansas City papers tell of the authority of Utley Wedge of Carthage, receiver, to dispose of the case of Frank Siegel, who by expert book examination, has just been discovered to have stolen $500,000 from Frank Rockefeller. The latter refuses to prosecute and says it is up to Mr. Wedge.

Siegel, representing the Siegel-Sanders Commission Co., covered up his deals by means of "straw men" and second mortgages. Rockefeller has just paid out $251,000 losses on paper guaranteed by Siegel. Siegel lost on the board of trade and is being prosecuted by other parties.

An unsuccessful effort was made in June to oust Mr. Wedge from the receivership.

  Today's Feature

Youth Driving/Texting Ban.


The Gov. Nixon reminds young Missourians that state law banning texting while driving is now in affect.

Gov. Jay Nixon joined local and state law enforcement officers in Springfield to remind young Missourians that the state’s prohibition on texting while driving is now in force. This law prohibits drivers 21 and younger from sending, reading or receiving text messages while behind the wheel. Also present for this announcement were State Representatives Charlie Norr and Sara Lampe.

"These are busy travel times for Missouri youth, as thousands of students hit the road to head back to high school and college all across the state," Gov. Nixon said. "This change in the law to ban texting will help protect the safety of these less experienced drivers, their passengers and other motorists. We want to educate young drivers and their parents so they know about this new rule of the road and put away their cell phone, Blackberry or other texting device when behind the wheel."

Just Jake Talkin'

Sales figures for tissues and cold medicine are no doubt leadin’ the economic recovery. Seems ever’one I run into has the sniffles. The local stock of various remedies seems to be adequate.

Onea my problems is I have ta read all the ingredients and compare prices ‘fore I decide what drug I’ll experiment with this year. I’ve found that it is best to pick up that box of tissues before ya go to the drug section. That way if a sudden sneeze comes on while your readin’ the labels, you got a tissue handy. ‘Course I still call all tissues Kleenex, but there is a wide variety of those also. With lotion, two ply, three ply, bargain brand, extra soft, etc. That’s all well and good while your shoppin’, but when the urge strikes, any old tissue will do.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.


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By JoAnn Derson

• Use dental floss to cut cheesecakes and crumbly cakes. Cut a piece long enough to cover the diameter of the cake (and then some). Lay it across your line to cut and firmly press down while pulling the ends away from each other. When you get to the bottom, pull out to one side for a perfectly finished cut.

• Place a piece of clear tape over the labels of prescriptions as soon as you get them, and verify all information. This will protect the dosing and medication name if the label gets wet or just handled too much.

• "If you need to tighten up the screw on a drawer pull or knob, paint it with clear nail polish first. Quickly insert it back in and screw tightly. It will hold in the wood better." -- P.I. in Alabama

• Ice-cube trays are the best thing ever -- they are great for so many things. Here are two of my favorites: Use one to sort beads or hardware. Also, freeze juice in cubes, then use them either as ice cubes for water or for mini Popsicles.

• Mitch W. in Saskatchewan, Canada, writes: "Copy and disperse historical photos, documents and records so that if something happens to the originals, at least someone will have copies and that part of history will not be lost forever." Good advice, Mitch!

• Go Green Tip: Start a compost bin. It’s easy and requires not too much effort to maintain, once you get the hang of it. Besides, kitchen and yard waste represent 30 percent of trash. Get great instructions and information at

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