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Wednesday, August 18, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 41

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . Carthage Farmers Market every Wed. and Sat starting at 7 a.m.

today's laugh

"Dad," said Little Johnny, "I’m late for football practice. Would you please do my homework for me?"

The father said irately, "Son, it just wouldn’t be right."

"That’s okay," replied Little Johnny, "but you could at least give it a try, couldn’t you?"


During a January revival, an evangelist asked the people in line what they needed. One man’s request was for his hearing. The evangelist spit on his finger, put it in the man’s ear, prayed for him and then finally asked, "How’s your hearing?"The man replied, "I don’t know. It’s not until next Tuesday."


The body consists of three parts - the brainium, the borax and the abominable cavity. The brainium contains the brain. The borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abominable cavity contains the bowels, of which there are five - A, E, I, O, and U.


"When a man’s best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem."-- Edward Abbey


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


Horse Lost Its Head and Ran Into a Freight Train.

Yesterday afternoon as Dr. E.J. Burch was coming into town from making a call in the country, he saw what came very near being a serious accident at the Missouri Pacific crossing, near the lower bridge.

James Smith and son of near Avilla were driving what they thought was a perfectly safe horse and approached the crossing just as the train came through. For some unaccountable reason the horse lost its head and ran square into the train. The flesh was torn from his breast in deep gashes and the shafts of the buggy were twisted off but otherwise the buggy was not injured. Mr. Smith and son escaped without injury.

Certificate of incorporation was yesterday filed showing the capitalization of the North Shoe Mining Co. at $12,000.

  Today's Feature


The annual Prairie Day at George Washington Carver National Monument will be Saturday, September 11th, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This event is free of charge. Prairie Day is a celebration of life on a southwest Missouri farm during the mid-1860s and1870s, the years of George Washington Carver’s childhood.

Vistitor can take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the prairie, learn about African American life on the prairie and hear Ozark folktales and legends from professional storytellers, enjoy traditional music under the big tent, watch a quilting bee in progress, and dip a candle at the 1881 Moses Carver House. Many other exhibits and activities will be available across the park grounds.

A concession stand will be operated by the Carver Birthplace Association during the event and the visitor center will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The monument is located two miles west of Diamond, Missouri on Highway V, then south mile on Carver Road. For more information, please call the park at 417-325-4151 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or visit the park website:

Just Jake Talkin'

I saw the other day that they are gettin’ close to bein’ able to make artificial diamonds. Seems there have been several companies workin’ on this for a lotta years.

These aren’t some glass fakes, these are artificially produced at the molecular level makin’ it hard for even experts to tell the difference. The question is raised as to whether it matters if they are real or fake if there isn’t any structural difference.

I’m sure it matters to those who dig up the real thing. But to the ever’day consumer these days, probl’ly not. To quote onea the Beatles in the animated movie "Yellow Submarine", "It’s all in your mind." For most, I’d have to assume the jewel is more of a symbol than an investment. But then, even Bugs Bunny likes carats.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Columns


By JoAnn Derson

• With school back in session soon (if it’s not already), you can save resources and money by reusing sandwich bags. It seems like such a small thing, but if you’re using the baggie for a sandwich, then just wrap the sandwich in a paper towel (which you can then use as a napkin) or a piece of waxed paper before you stick it in the bag. You can use the same sandwich bag all week long.

• "Smashed bugs come right off of your windshield if you sprinkle baking soda on a damp rag and rub them out with the rag." -- G.T. in Arkansas

• Want to keep your refrigerator operating efficiently? Try these two small tricks: First, clean the gaskets on the door, and replace them if they’re loose. If you close a dollar bill in the door and can pull it out easily, you need to replace the gaskets. Then, stock empty space with jars or pitchers of water. Cold water is refreshing and it helps keep the air in your fridge cold.

• "To get rid of static cling on a skirt and slip, just pin a small safety pin to the inside of the hem. This has worked for me." -- I.L. in California

• "Back-to-school clothes shopping can be draining when you have a preteen. I got tired of being the bad guy for saying ‘no’ to high-priced items, so I put my son in charge of his shopping budget. We went together, and after we took care of the essentials (undergarments, socks, etc.), he was allowed to spend the rest in a fashion of his own choosing. He quickly saw that one or two high-dollar outfits would eat up his whole budget. He splurged on one thing he loved and spent the rest much more rationally -- without any ugly looks or hard feelings!" -- R.G. in North Carolina

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