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Monday, January 4, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 136
Did Ya Know?... An H1N1 clinic
will be held at the Jasper County Health Department
Thursday, January 7 from 9-11:30 AM & 1-4 PM by
appointment only. 358-3111
A man was
driving down the road in the country. He looked over and
saw a baby pig in the field. He stopped and picked up the
pig. He was driving around town with the pig in the car
and a cop sees him and pulls him over.
Cop asks "Hey, What are you doing
with that pig in the car?"
The driver says "Well, I just
found the pig beside the road in the field."
The cop says" I want you to take
that pig to the zoo!"
The driver agrees he will take the pig
to the zoo.
The next day the cop sees the guy
driving around again and pulls him over. "WHAT ARE
YOU DOING?I THOUGHT I TOLD YOU TO TAKE THAT PIG TO THE
He replied, "Well I did take the
pig to the zoo. We had such a good time we are going to
the ball game now."
One farmer says to another farmer that
he had to shoot one of his cows? "Was it mad?"
asks the other farmer. The farmer Says "Well it
wasnt very happy about it".
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A Man Named Carter Tried
to End His Life at the Arlington Today.
A man named Carter locked himself in
his room at the Arlington hotel some time this forenoon
and turned on the gas, apparently with suicidal intent.
The smell of the escaping gas attracted the notice of the
employees about 1 oclock, and Landlord Carter began
a thorough search of the house. The trouble was finally
traced to its source, and upon finding the door locked it
was broken in and the occupant found to be in an
insensible condition. Restoratives were applied and a
telephone message brought a physician hurriedly to the
spot. Carter was worked with for some time before he
revived, but he eventually rallied.
A reporter called at the hotel but
failed to gain any further information. None of his
questions were answered.
Program Registration Deadline January 15.
The Jasper County University of
Missouri Extension has conducted a Missouri
Master Gardener program since 1992. This
years course begins January 26. The
deadline to register for the course is January
15. Anyone who has not already received an
application can request one by calling University
of Missouri Extension in Carthage at (417)
Trained Master Gardeners assist
Extension specialists in providing unbiased
educational information about various aspects of
horticulture to the public.
Since 1992, nearly 380 people
have taken the course. Many of these are very
active in conducting community projects,
providing educational programs and other
A person who wishes to become a
Master Gardener is required to attend 30 hours of
training, and agree to return 30 hours of service
during the following year. The fee is $125, but
thanks to the support of the Ozark Gateway Master
Gardener organization, the cost to those
enrolling will be $95.
I never too VoAg in high
school. Most of the kids liked workin
on various projects usin the
weldin equipment. My brother made an
outdoor cooker that we actually used a few
My most vivid memory from
visits to the "class room" where
the various equipment was kept was all the
rods hangin from the ceilin. I
just couldnt figure out their function.
Come ta find out they were weldin rods
sharpened on the grinder by the students and
then flipped up so they stuck. Must a been
three or four dozen in various parts of the
room. When the weldin rod inventory
started reachin a dangerous state, the
guys would get up on a buddys shoulders
and grab a few to finish his project. Real
inventive kids I grew up with.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
THIS IS A HAMMER
By Samantha Mazzotta
Q: I would bet that even most
lady plumbers would not call an O-ring a washer!
To enlighten you, an O-ring is (usually) a round
cross-section thing that overall is shaped like
an "O." It comes in many diameters and
cross-section widths. A washer is more like a
solid chunk of hard rubber with a hole in the
middle for the screw that holds it in place in
the stem. Now you will not make that mistake
again. -- R. Muschett, via e-mail
A: Thanks -- nothing like
corrections when they come with a side of
old-fashioned sexism. Im sure professional
lady plumbers everywhere are relieved to finally
know the difference between O-rings and washers.
That said, it is indeed
important to note the difference between O-rings
and washers, particularly when describing what
you need to a home-improvement store employee
(male or female) who doesnt know the
difference. Mr. Muschetts description of
each is pretty accurate.
More importantly, when
replacing an O-ring or washer, bring the old part
with you to the home-improvement store to get the
correct size. Washer/O-ring assortments in common
sizes also can be purchased so that you always
have a small variety on hand before having to
perform any repairs. And, if youre really
on the ball and know the brand and model of each
of your homes faucets, you can buy a repair
kit with the exact size washers and O-rings -- if
the faucet isnt too old.
HOME TIP: Protect yourself or
family members from accidental scalding by
setting the water heater temperature to about 120
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