Teachers are paid too much! Im fed up with
teachers and their hefty salaries for only 9 months work!
What we need here is a little perspective. If I had my
way, Id pay teachers babysitting wages.
Thats right. Instead of paying
these outrageous taxes, Id give them $3.00 an hour.
And, Im only going to pay them for 5 hours, not
planning time. That would be $15.00 a day. Each parent
should pay $15.00 a day for these teachers to baby sit
their children. Even if they have more than one child,
its still cheaper than private daycare.
Now how many children do they teach a
day - maybe 20? Thats $15.00 x 20 = $300.00 a day.
But remember, they only work 180 days a year! Im
not going to pay them for all the vacations: $300.00 x
180 = $54,000.
(Just a minute my calculator must need
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
BIBLE RALLY DAY.
will be recognized as Bible Rally day at the Y.M.C.A.
A splendid musical program has been
arranged for the four oclock service.
This will be the beginning of the
regular Sunday afternoon services and also the bible
study that was so successfully carried on by Judge W. H.
Waters last winter and spring.
Besides the musical numbers Rev. B. H.
Moore pastor of the 1st Baptist church will deliver a
short lecture on "Personal Bible Study, Why and
The method of studying the bible as
suggested by the international committee will be
introduced, and those who wish to become members of the
class will be given an opportunity to join the classes.
The musical program will be published later.
The Jasper County
Sheriffs Department held a press conference
yesterday and released information that one
charge of first-degree burglary has been filed
against Paul D. Shoumake, 42, of Joplin, for a
The Department says that
Shoumake also suspected in two other robbery
attempts Dec. 6 and a robbery Nov. 21 in the
Morgan Heights subdivision west of Carthage.
The arrest was made Tuesday
night, and a search of Shoumakes vehicle
and his house at 1024 S. Connor Ave. were
performed. The charge for which the above was
arrested are mere accusations and are not
evidence of guilt.
NASCAR THIS WEEK
Who Can Dethrone
Its becoming the Annual
Question That Doesnt Have an Answer: Who
can beat Jimmie Johnson?
The same driver has won five
consecutive Sprint Cup championships. No one else
in history has ever won more than three straight
(Cale Yarborough, 1976-78). Johnsons five
championships have been accompanied by five
different runners-up: Matt Kenseth (2006), Jeff
Gordon (2007), Carl Edwards (2008), Mark Martin
(2009) and Denny Hamlin (2010).
Only two drivers, Richard Petty
and Dale Earnhardt, ever won more championships
-- seven, in both instances -- in their careers
than Johnson has won in consecutive years. Only
one other driver, Gordon, has ever won more than
three. Gordon, Johnsons teammate at
Hendrick Motorsports, won his fourth championship
Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick
came close to putting an end to Johnsons
streak this year. Hamlin won eight races, two
more than Johnson, and trailed him by just 39
points at seasons end. Harvick was the
series most consistent driver with 26
top-10 finishes, three more than Johnson.
Who steps up next to challenge
Johnson, who seems the perennial champion?
Certainly Hamlin and Johnson,
but Edwards, whose No. 99 Ford won the
seasons final two races, also will enter
the 2011 campaign with high aspirations, as will
former champions Gordon (1995, 97-98,
2001), Tony Stewart (2002, 05), Kurt Busch
(2004), Matt Kenseth (2003) and even Bobby
Labonte (2000), who is moving into a new ride.
What of Kyle Busch, who won a
total of 24 races in NASCARs three major
series, but only three in Cup? Or Dale Earnhardt
Jr., still struggling after three years at
Hendrick Motorsports? Or Mark Martin, who will be
driving that teams No. 5 for the final
One compelling long shot might
be the 2009 Raybestos Rookie of the Year, Joey
Logano, who hasnt yet made a Chase but who
collected five top-10 finishes in the
seasons final six races.
The season just completed
marked the closest margin of Johnsons five
titles. Johnsons fifth marked Hendrick
Motorsports 10th championship, equaling the
total of Petty Enterprises, which won seven
titles with Richard Petty and three with his
father, Lee. Both are now enshrined in the NASCAR
Hall of Fame.
Just a couple weeks away
from winter startin. Also the shortest
day of the year. After that the sun will
gradually stay around a little longer each
day until summer begins in June. Then the
long retreat back to the 21st of December.
Its kinda reassuring
that there is some reasoning behind what date
marks the beginnin of winter and
summer. It musta taken someone years (o.k.,
at least one year if it wasnt cloudy)
to figure out the cycle of the sun and
pinpoint the shortest and longest periods of
daylight. Its a natural occurrence that
neither man or government has any control
over. Its a rule we all have ta live
by, end of discussion.
Sometimes, tradition does
stand the test of time.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
CLICK and CLACK
Dear Tom and Ray:
My father is a HUUUGE fan of
your NPR radio show. Evry Saturday, he is a
devoted listener. At their weekend cottage up
north, the reception is sketchy at best. When
your show is scheduled to come on, my father
disappears like clockwork. Finally we found him
camped out in the driveway, in Moms
Cadillac, tuned in to your show, no less, on the
car stereo. He argues the car stereo has a better
receiver than a conventional radio. I tell him
hes going to drain Moms battery. I
relayed this story to a co-worker, and we decided
it was a great topic of conversation for
"Click and Clack." Is the car radio
that much more superior than your standard FM
stereo receiver? And how many shows can he listen
to before he drains Moms battery? Thanks
and say "Hi" to Ralph sitting in
Dainas Caddy! - Linda
Tom: He probably doesnt
even like our show, Linda. Hes just hiding
from the grandkids.
Ray: We dxont know a lot
about radios, other than how to drive people away
from them when our show is on. But we do know
that car radios tend to be better in quality, and
higher in price, than tabletop radios.
Tom: Because theyre
constantly in motion, they have to be better in
order to hold onto the Broadcast signals. And,
often times, the more expensive cars, like
Cadillacs, will have the best radios.
Ray: Plus, reception is
influenced by several factors: radio quality,
antenna quality and location. And he may have
found the perfect spot in the driveway to grab
the signal hes looking for. And the radio
uses very little of the batterys power. It
can run for hours without running the battery
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