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Wednesday, February 10, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 163

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?...The Nazarene Church of Carthage will host a Red Cross Blood Drive at 2000 Grand on Thursday, Feb. 11 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

today's laugh

A recent college graduate took a new job in a hilly Eastern city and began commuting each day to work through a tiring array of tunnels, bridges and traffic jams. He invited several of his co-workers to share the ride. He soon found, however, that the commute continued to get more stressful, especially the trips through the tunnels. He consulted the company doctor.

"Doc," the frustrated commuter complained, "I’m fine on the bridges, in the traffic, in the day and at night, and even when Joe forgets to bathe all week long. But when I get in the tunnels and I’ve got those four other guys crowded around me in the car, I get anxious and dizzy and feel like I’m going to explode."

Without further analysis, the doctor announced he had identified the ailment.

"What is it, Doc? Am I going insane?"

"No, no, no, my boy. You have something very common in these parts."

"Tell me! What is it?"

"You have what is known as Carpool Tunnel Syndrome."

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


Judges M.C. Terry and J.M. Hickman, of the county court, returned this morning from Boonville, where they spent the day yesterday visiting the state reform school for boys.

In regard to the boys from this county who were irregularly committed to the school, the court recommended that ten of them be returned home the first of the month. Others will come later.

Judge Hickman says that the reform school seems to be exceedingly well conducted and excellent discipline prevails. The boys are all taught good trades and are sent away well prepared to support themselves in life.

The ten boys which are to be returned to Jasper county first will be selected by the superintendent of the school from among the most truly boys and best workmen in the Jasper County section.

  Today's Feature

Mayor’s Proclamation.

.Mayor Jim Woestman has signed a proclamation designating February 11, 2010 as Carthage R-9 School Foundation Day.

Foundation Director Vicki Cash said, "We appreciate Mayor Woestman issuing this proclamation and helping to create awareness of Carthage R-9 School Foundation and the services we provide. As we celebrate our 15th Anniversary year, we invite everyone in the community to celebrate with us and show their support by making a donation of $15 or more."

"In celebrating this milestone, we realize the longevity and success of the Carthage R-9 School Foundation can be attributed to many factors," said Cash. "We are grateful for our current Board of Directors who volunteer their time and service, and all who have served on our Board in the past; the efforts of Mrs. Jan Crandall, who was a founding member and also served as Foundation Director for eight years; our great relationships with Carthage R-9 District Administration, Board of Education, faculty and staff, and students; and the wonderful support of the community."

For more information about the Foundation, call 417.359.7047.

Just Jake Talkin'

It was bad enough when ya saw those disclaimers printed in magazines for prescription medication. Now I’m seein’ thirty second commercials on tv that are mainly sayin’ who shouldn’t use this new wonder drug. I’ve gotta figure it’s some sort of legal thing.

I have to admit I have read through a good portion of those two page, fine print advertisements, just ta see what they’re afraid of. At least the printed ads usually said what the stuff was supposed ta cure. These tv ads just tell ya ta "ask your doctor about...."

I suppose these things are on a "need ta know" basis. Myself, I’m just hopin’ I don’t ever get that curious.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin.’

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By JoAnn Derson

• If you have hazy mirrors from hairspray use, clean them with rubbing alcohol.

• "Clothespins can be used for many things. I have glued magnets to several and use them to clip together coupons and for holding mail that is addressed and needs to go to the mailbox. I can then use the magnet on the refrigerator or my steel front door." -- R.R. in Ohio

• "If you have a small family, it can be hard to take advantage of the greatest deals: buying in bulk. You aren’t saving money if you pay for things that go to waste. Why not see if there are any seniors or singles in your area who would want to join together? My daughter and a few of her college friends were able to add variety and stretch their food budget by banding together on produce." -- C.L. in Oregon

• "I have a small sponge at the bottom of my umbrella stand to collect the water that drips off of umbrellas. When the day clears up, I take it out to dry. I try to remember to wash it periodically in the clothes washer to keep mildew from forming. It has worked for me for many years." -- C.L. in Tennessee

• Make your own whipped cream by whipping evaporated skim milk. For more volume, put the milk and the bowl in the freezer for a few minutes before whipping.

• "I started keeping a container of baby wipes in the kitchen when my little one was learning to self-feed. What a mess. I have kept them there because they are so convenient for small spills. I use the pop-up variety to wipe my hands or to quick-clean. There are millions of uses for these small, damp towels." -- F.D. in Kansas

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