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Monday, April 12, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 207

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Did Ya Know?..The Carthage Lions Club is having their annual broom sale. There will be a stand in front of Garrison Construction April 16-17.

.Did Ya Know?.. . The American Legion & Auxiliary, Post 9, and The Disabled American Veterans & Auxiliary, Chapter 41, of Carthage, are collecting donations for a rummage sale to be held at the beginning of May. Jerry Chapman 423-0096.

today's laugh

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71. Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, The California Raisins, Betty Crocker, The Hostess Twinkies and Cap’n Crunch. The grave site was piled high with flours. Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Doughboy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded. Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers. He was not considered a very smart cookie, wasting much of his dough on half-baked schemes. Despite being a little flaky at times, he still, as a crusty old man, was considered a roll model for millions. Doughboy is survived by his wife, Play Dough, his children, John and Jane Dough, plus they had one in the oven. He is also survived by his elderly father, Pop Tart. The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.


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

Jail Petition Being Circulated.

President Luscombe of the Commercial club is today circulating the petition to have two new jails in Jasper county. The petition was prepared by the Joplin club and has the signature of 70 substantial business men of Joplin. This petition when completed will be presented to the county court, asking that body to call an election to vote on a proposition to have one jail at Joplin and one at Carthage, each to cost $25,000. Besides the business men, farmers from all quarters of the county will be given an opportunity to sign. It is believed by the committee that the amounts named would furnish abundant accommodations and the proposition is one which will carry in the county.

M.E. Parsons has removed the fence surrounding his newly purchased residence and is having the trees trimmed and the yard cleaned up.

  Today's Feature

Gas Station Cited.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has referred Tiger Alley in Carthage, Jasper County, to the Missouri Attorney General’s Office for violations of Missouri’s Underground Storage Tank Law and Regulations.

Tiger Alley has been cited with operating petroleum underground storage tanks without a required financial responsibility mechanism for four months. Petroleum underground storage tank owners and operators are required to have funds to pay for cleanup and damages that may occur from a petroleum release from their underground storage tank systems. Ways to meet the requirements of financial responsibility could include:

·Pollution liability insurance (state fund or private insurer)

·Financial test of self insurance

· Letter of credit

· Trust fund

· Surety bond

Missouri’s Underground Storage Tank Law and Regulations exist to protect public and environmental health.


Just Jake Talkin'

Hurry up and wait. Nothin’ more frustratin’ for most folks.

I grew up hearin’ Mom say Dad didn’t like ta stand in lines ‘cause of all his line standin’ durin’ WWII. I seriously doubt he liked it much before he joined the Air Corp.

What’s really aggravatin’ is to stand in long line just to find out you get to take a number, then wait some more till you’re called.. I suppose seein’ those long lines in front of a theater must mean folks think it’s worth the wait.

Those who camp out on the sidewalk just to get tickets to some event have always been a curiosity, I’ve done some campin,’ but usually out in the woods.

The universal rule of havin’ to go to the end of the line if ya cut in is taken seriously by those campers I’d guess.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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By Samantha Mazzotta

Recliner woes

Q. My grandson wrote all over the back of my leather recliner chair with a pen. I’ve tried everything I can think of to get the ink off. Do you have any suggestions for cleaning the chair? Thanks - Lily M., Willard, Ohio

A. Most leather recliners have cleaning instructions from the manufacturer that recommend only wiping down the surface with a mild solution of soap and water. Ink can be a particularly nasty problem, though, and it’s not an uncommon one, either. Just ask my mother.

You’ve probably tried the first solution, wiping down with soap and water. Avoid attempting home remedies from this point, as putting mineral oil (baby oil) or vinegar onto the surface is not recommended.

The cleaning section of your home-improvement store or supermarket should have some upholstery cleaning products. Look for spot cleaners that are specifically for leather upholstery. Before using the cleaner on the chair, test it in an inconspicuous area to make sure it won’t stain, bleach out or otherwise damage the leather. Then, work on small sections of the inked-up area at a time, following the directions on the cleaner bottle.

If cleaning remedies don’t work, contact the chair’s manufacturer for additional information. There may be another method to try. If not, replacing the back piece of upholstery on the chair may be an option. Again, check with the manufacturer about this possibility, and pricing (or the name of a repair service in your area).

HOME TIP: Leather furniture can be maintained by vacuuming under the cushions and base, and wiping down the surface with a damp cloth.

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