summer holiday weekend, and a man walks into a butcher
shop that has a sign in the window saying, "Ground
Sirloin: 29 cents per pound."
The man says, "Im having a
cookout this weekend. Id like five pounds of your
ground sirloin, please."
The butcher shakes his head and says,
"Sorry. Im all out."
The man, disappointed, goes down the
street to another butcher shop and asks, "How much
is your ground sirloin?"
The proprietor replies, "Its
$3.29 per pound."
"Three twenty nine!?!"
exclaims the customer. "Just up the street, the
butcher sells it for 29 cents!"
The butcher smiles calmly at the
gentleman and asks, "Does he have any?"
"No. Hes out of it right
"Well," says the butcher,
"when I dont have any, I can sell it for 19
cents per pound!"
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
His Curiosity Got Him
A.M. Josin, a barber employed at 112
Main street, Joplin, fell into an abandoned shaft last
night and narrowly escaped death. Josin and another
barber walked around the Midway enclosure just to see how
things looked from the outside, and as they were
returning by a cow path over the small hill just back of
the west fence of the fair grounds Josin dropped out of
His companion heard him calling for
help from an old shaft and he was soon brought to the
surface but when placed upon his feet he could not stand
and had to be carried to his home.
When the doctor arrived his injuries
were found to be five broken bones and terrible bruises
in several places. Josin fell about 20 feet and caught on
some cribbing sticking from the wall of the shaft. The
shaft was over 100 feet deep.
WHEREAS, The City of Carthage
express gratitude to Bykota Church and Camp
Barnabas for service ta the Citizens of the City
of Carthage, and
WHEREAS, Bykota Church members
organized three work days for May 23, June 27 and
July 25 to continue in the help of cleaning up
properties within the City of Carthage, and
WHEREAS, members joined in the
work days, and
WHEREAS, in lieu of Sunday
church services, volunteers mowed, cleared brush,
cut up trees, picked up trash, and
WH EREAS, these kindly acts
serve as a ministry to reach out to the community
of Carthage to help the elderly, shut-ins. and
handicapped citizens, and to improve foreclosed
properties and abandoned vacant lots, and
WHEREAS, the PublicWarks
Department af the City of Carthage acknowledges
the efforts to save the City of Carthage·
thousands of dollars in tax bills as most of the
properties are in code violation, and
WHEREAS, it is with
appreciation we honor these church members who
are Willing to give freely of their time and
NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Michael
Harris, Mayor of Carthage, Missouri, declare the
days of May 23, June 27, July 25,2010 as
BEAUTIFY CARTHAGE DAYS
in the City of Carthage. The
Cititens of the City of Carthage hereby express
their heartfelt gratitude to members of Bykota
Church and Camp Barnabas for their days of
service improving our community.
J. Michael Harris
Mayor, City of Carthage
Letter to the
Opinions expressed are
those of the writer and not necessarily those of
the Mornin Mail
To The Editor:
On April 22, The Missouri Jobs
and Prosperity Act (House Bill HJR56) passed
through the House Ways and Means Committee, but
it has not yet been put on the calendar for
further action. Why not??? This legislative
session ends on May 14, so why arent our
legislators working to get this bill on our
November ballot so that we citizens can vote on
it? Why is this being held up?
The bill, which will eliminate
Missouris state income tax over a five-year
period, will help to improve the economic future
for Missouris families and businesses.
Introducing this tax reform will be a good first
step in strengthening this state and giving us
more control over our earnings. Information about
the bill can be found at:
Please urge Speaker Ron Richard
(ph. 573-751-2173; fax: 573-526-5813) and
Representative Mike Sutherland (ph. 573-751-2689;
fax: 573-526-0559) to put this bill on the
calendar as soon as possible before the end of
this legislative session.
I enjoy black-eyed peas,
but they always present a dilemma for me.
They look and taste more like a bean to my
It gets me ta
wonderin how do ya tell a bean from a
pea? Two peas in a pod doesnt help,
beans grow in pods too. And from all
appearances, green beans are the pod. I
suppose there is some genetic code that
separates beans from peas, but how can an
ordinary pea picker really know?
Course we all know of
peanuts, could there be a peabean, or is the
name just descriptive reference?
Id be interested in
hearin from any pea pickers out there
that could shed some light on this subject.
Bean pluckers are welcome to their opinion
also, since I really dont know the
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
HERES A TIP
"To keep deer from
eating plants, slip remnants of bar soap into
pieces of pantyhose and hang on plants. The deer
cant stand the smell." -- M.R. in
Heres a great,
decorative way to absorb excess odor in damp
spaces (like bathrooms or basements). Wrap a
plastic container with pretty shelf paper and add
charcoal briquettes or kitty litter to the box.
Place a lid on top with holes poked in it. It
will absorb the moisture. Check it periodically
and replace the contents.
"To get rid of the
smell of burned food in the microwave, add a
teaspoon of vanilla extract to 4 cups of water in
a microwave-safe glass bowl. I use a measuring
cup. Microwave on high until boiling, about four
minutes. Let it set in the microwave for a few
minutes and then remove carefully. You also can
boil the mixture on the stove, and it will make
the room smell fresh." -- R.F. in Indiana
"Window blinds can
be dusted by wiping each blade with a dryer
sheet. It discourages dust from settling, and I
find that I have to dust them less often."
-- C.S. in Delaware
shavings (most are made of cedar wood) around the
base of plants that attract pesky bugs. They
dont like the smell of cedar." -- A
Reader, via e-mail
Filling up that cooler
for a day at the park or beach? Freeze juice
boxes for small coolers; they help keep snacks
cool and will be perfect to drink as they melt.
Milk jugs can be cleaned and filled with water to
be frozen. They make long-lasting ice blocks that
maintain a cold temperature better for a larger
cooler filled with food.
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