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Wednesday, December 8, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 121
Did Ya Know?.. . First United
Methodist Church 7th & Main will hold a Breakfast
& Cookie Sale Saturday, Dec. 11th, 8am-Noon Breakfast
$5, pancakes & ham or biscuits & sausage gravy.
Did Ya Know?...The Carthage
Business Women of Missouri have Black Walnuts and Pecans
for $9 a pound. Sales supports a Scholarship Program.
A teen-aged boy with spiked hair, nose ring and
baggy clothes was overheard telling a friend, "I
dont really like to dress like this, but it keeps
my parents from dragging me everywhere with them."
A teenage girl had been talking on the
phone for about half an hour, and then she hung up.
"Wow!" said her father,
"You usually talk for two hours. What
"Wrong number..." replied the
Little Sammys kindergarten class
was on a field trip to their local police station. There
they saw pictures tacked to a big bulletin board with
"The 10 Most Wanted."
One of the youngsters asked if it
really was the photo of a wanted person.
"Yes," said the policeman,
"the detectives want him very badly."
"Um, asked the kid, "why
didnt you keep them when you took their
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Delayed the Fire Alarm.
Parties calling the fire department out
to the blaze this morning caused more or less delay by
calling for "No. 49" instead of telling
telephone central that there was a fire.
The quickest way to get the fire
department is to phone central and let the hello
girl do the rest.
Give three short, sharp rings when
turning in a fire alarm by telephone.
Gen. Gordon Arrived This
Gen. Gordon, who lectures at the Grand
tonight, arrived this morning from Springfield, where he
spoke last night. He was met by W. E. Hall and Dr.
The latter entertained him at the
college today and Mr. Hall will entertain him at his
Garrison avenue home tonight.
investors eligible for $2.6 million.
Attorney General Chris Koster
announced yesterday that Bank of America will pay
$67 million nationally under a multistate
settlement for its involvement in a nationwide
scheme to rig bids and engage in other
anticompetitive conduct that defrauded Missouri
municipalities, school districts and
not-for-profit entities in the purchase of
municipal bond derivatives. The combined
multistate settlements will provide eligible
entities the opportunity to receive restitution
for the wrongdoing. Approximately 50 Missouri
entities are eligible to receive more than $2.6
million under the settlement.
As alleged in the states
settlement agreement, during the period 1998
through 2003, Bank of America and other financial
institutions and brokers allegedly rigged bids,
received and provided "last looks" on
bids, and submitted non-competitive
"courtesy" bids on these investments.
Bank of America voluntarily
self-reported the wrongdoing to the Department of
Justice (DOJ). Under the DOJs Corporate
Leniency Program, Bank of America was granted
conditional leniency based on its acknowledgement
interestin to see everone agree
on somethin, but if it happens too
often it makes me a little uneasy.
I was brought up to think
that "goin along" wasnt
a healthy thing to be doin. Now
thats different that agreein with
someone. There is no shame in comin to
the same conclusion as others after
thinkin it through.
I suppose the key word here
is thinkin. The same can be said about
disagreein. Some folks just seem to
want to stir the pot for the fun of it.
Nothin wrong with a little
stirrin now and then, as long as ya
dont slop it out on the stove. The
thinkin part is what makes the
Like Davey Crocket used ta
say, make sure your right, then go ahead.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
To make a bottle of
travel nail-polish remover, start with a clean
film canister or airtight medicine bottle. Stuff
it with a foam hair roller (with a hole in the
middle) thats cut to fit the bottle.
Saturate the foam with nail-polish remover. To
use, just stick one finger at a time down in the
hole in the roller. Move finger up and down to
"scrub" the polish off. This works
"Sew buttons on the
top wrist area of gloves or mittens for children
(works for adults, too!). They can be buttoned to
a coat or pocket. They stay attached, and
its easier for kids to unbutton gloves than
to unpin them. On my childrens jackets that
have no buttons, I sewed a small strip of fleece
into the pocket with a buttonhole on it." --
G.S. in Canada
When camping, use this
important tip: Store toilet paper in a coffee can
with a lid. Its watertight -- no dampness
will ruin your TP.
"I like pretty
buttons, and I use them to keep track of my
earrings. I pin a pair of earrings through the
holes of a button, and store them all in a bowl.
This way, I get to enjoy both the buttons and the
earrings." -- C.L. in Virginia
"I hang a bag of
clothespins in our laundry closet. When adding an
item to the basket, I (or my family members) clip
a clothespin to any areas that need extra
attention. We do this if theres a stain, or
if it needs to be dry-cleaned or hand-washed, for
example." -- P.L., via e-mail
Coffee filters are
excellent for applying shoe polish.
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