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Tuesday, January 6, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 138

did ya know?

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

today's laugh

A jeweller called the police station to report a robbery.

"You’ll never believe what happened, Sergeant. A truck backed up to my store, the doors opened and an elephant came out. He broke my plate glass window, stuck his trunk in, sucked up all the jewelry and climbed back into the truck. The doors closed and the truck pulled away."

The desk sergeant said, "Could you tell me, for identification purposes, whether it was an Indian elephant or an African elephant?"

"What’s the difference?" asked the jeweller.

"Well," said the sergeant, an African elephant has great big ears and an Indian elephant has little ears."

"Come to think of it, I couldn’t see his ears," said the jeweller. "He had a stocking over his head."

Most of us can keep a secret. It’s the people we tell it to who can’t.

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


S.B. Griswold’s wholesale and retail grocery store on the south side of the square was entered by burglars Sunday night. The thieves forced an entrance by breaking out a glass in a rear window and they had a wagon at the rear of the building to carry off their plunder.

Nothing can be missed but a small box containing 25 pennies which had been left lying on the desk.

Although nothing else can be missed it does not follow that nothing was taken as a wagon load of groceries might be taken and never be missed.

John Tannehill who drives a delivery team for Griswold first noticed the broken window this morning. He is confident that it was done last night as he was at the back of the store several times yesterday and he then noticed nothing amiss.

  Today's Feature

Incident: Burglary

The Carthage Police Department was advised last Thursday that the Carthage R-9 Vocational School Building had been burglarized. During the investigations pertinent evidence was located which lead to possible suspects.

At approximately 9:15 PM the suspects were located and brought to the police department for questioning. During the interviews a confession was obtained leading to the recovery of $1014.85 and a Kodak camera.

Jasper County Warrants were obtained for Philip Jordan Benet Neese, Andrew Allen James Harper and Dakota Kindrick Ogden. They were transported to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department where they were turned over the deputy on duty. The three suspects were detained not being able to post bond.

Ward III Studebaker Files.

Current Council member John Studebaker filed as a Ward 3 candidate yesterday afternoon. He will face Debra Carter in the only contested race for City council so far. Ward 1 and Ward 4 still have no candidate.

Just Jake Talkin'

I never have understood the logic of those life time guarantees on light bulbs. If ya look at the fine print on one I saw, to get a new bulb, all ya have ta do is send in two dollars and they’ll send ya a new bulb. And that for the ones that only cost a buck fifty in the first place.

Some warranties aren’t quite that bad, but I had one guy tell me that the $30 one year muffler and the $49 lifetime muffler were the same, just the warrantee was better. This guy was bettin’ on a couple a things, either ya wouldn’t have the car by the time the muffler went out, or by chance, the muffler would last for longer than expected. If as many as half of the lifetime types had to be replaced, he still came out o.k. and had the cash up front. Course there is a chance he won’t be in business for your lifetime.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’

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By JoAnn Derson

• Plastic shower curtains make a wonderful dropcloth for under a highchair. If your little darling is into flinging food, it’s especially helpful for cleanup.

• "Did you overdo it on credit? Give yourself a ‘cool-off’ period by freezing your charge cards into a block of ice. Now, when you want to buy something on credit, you will have to go home to your freezer to get the card and wait for it to thaw, buying you time to really make the right decision. It won’t affect the card at all." -- A.L. in Georgia

• "If you get crayon on wallpaper, try this trick: Hold a paper towel or white cloth up to the crayon and iron over it on the low setting. Or heat the crayon marks with a hair dryer, then wipe off the wax." -- V.R. in Minnesota

• Puzzles are a great activity for sick children, since it’s quiet and not physically taxing. To make a moveable workspace right on the bed, use a large piece of cardboard. Wrap a piece of fabric around it and pin or duct tape it to make it tight. The puzzle pieces will stay put on the fabric.

• Here’s a new twist on scrambled eggs or omelets: Make them rich-tasting by adding a spoonful of cream cheese or heavy cream to the eggs when you beat them. Or, make a standard omelet, but instead of putting shredded cheese on the inside, spread a tablespoon of cream cheese and fold around it. Add chives to the top for a garnish.

• Shine up those patent-leather shoes with a dab of petroleum jelly and buff with a soft cloth. You can use this idea for patent-leather purses, too.

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