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Monday, April 12, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 207
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.
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 Capn 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
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.
The Missouri Department of
Natural Resources has referred Tiger Alley in
Carthage, Jasper County, to the Missouri Attorney
Generals Office for violations of
Missouris Underground Storage Tank Law and
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
·Pollution liability insurance
(state fund or private insurer)
·Financial test of self
· Letter of credit
· Trust fund
· Surety bond
Storage Tank Law and Regulations exist to protect
public and environmental health.
Hurry up and wait.
Nothin more frustratin for most
I grew up hearin Mom
say Dad didnt 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.
aggravatin is to stand in long line
just to find out you get to take a number,
then wait some more till youre called..
I suppose seein those long lines in
front of a theater must mean folks think
its worth the wait.
Those who camp out on the
sidewalk just to get tickets to some event
have always been a curiosity, Ive done
some campin, but usually out in the
The universal rule of
havin to go to the end of the line if
ya cut in is taken seriously by those campers
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
THIS IS A HAMMER
By Samantha Mazzotta
Q. My grandson wrote all over
the back of my leather recliner chair with a pen.
Ive tried everything I can think of to get
the ink off. Do you have any suggestions for
cleaning the chair? Thanks - Lily M., Willard,
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 its
not an uncommon one, either. Just ask my mother.
Youve 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 wont 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 dont
work, contact the chairs 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
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