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Wednesday, June 16, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 253

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . Beimdiek Insurance Agency will be holding their 7th annual blood drive with The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, on Friday June 18th at 303 W 3rd Street in Carthage MO two blocks west of the square. Walk-ins Welcome. For appt. call 417-358-4007.

Did Ya Know?.. . Carthage Saddle Club will host a Sho-deo, Saturday, June 19 with registration at 4:00 and the show starting at 5:00. Entry fees are $1.00-$2.00. 6 events Free to public. call 417-388-2395

today's laugh

A shoplifter was caught red-handed trying to steal a watch from an exclusive jewelry store. "Listen," said the shoplifter, "I know you don’t want any trouble either. What do you say I just buy the watch, and we forget about this?"

The manager agreed and wrote up the sales slip. The crook looked at the slip. "This is a little more than I intended to spend. Can you show me something less expensive?"


Our waitress looked like a real surfer girl: athletic with a great tan and blonde hair. Mulling over the menu, my guy asked her if the roast beef was rare.

The waitress gave us a stare and replied, "Well, no. We have it, like, just about every day."


--Punctual people have nothing better to do.


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

Now 73 Prisoners in the County Jail -

Heat Almost Unbearable.

There were 73 prisoners in the county jail this morning and this with the thermometer in the 90’s. Then it is considered that the jail was built to accommodate about twenty-five, it can be judged whether or not the institution is over-crowded.

The highest record of attendance is 82 and was reached in Sheriff W. S. Crane’s administration. As a usual thing the number dwindles very materially in summer, but this year no such decrease can be noticed. This indicates that the regular jail population is growing.

In the wintertime many persons purposely commit some minor offense in order to bread into jail and thus secure food and shelter, but that class steer clear of prison in the summer. No sane person would purposely break into the Jasper county bastile during the heated term crowded as it is.

  Today's Feature


The Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri is currently accepting grant proposals from schools, 501 c 3 organizations, and community organizations in Barton, Jasper, McDonald, and Newton counties. Grant awards will range from $250 - $5,000. (requests for transportation, insurance, and salaries cannot be funded)

Preference will be given to applicants that have not previously received grants from the Foundation, and projects that show an innovative approach to addressing community issues, broad community impact and collaboration between local Organizations. Applications must be received by June 21, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.

Apply online at

Contact: Michelle Ducre (417) 206-0087 or (417) 359-5534 or


Andrew Chandler from Jasper County was elected President of the Missouri 4-H Council during the June 2 - 4 "Step Up With Missouri 4-H" State Congress.

Just Jake Talkin'

It’s always interestin’ when newcomers are introduced into a family gatherin’. Seems all the old stories get retold, some heartwarming and others downright embarrassin’’.

Most family members take it in good humor, while a few are always makin’ excuses to leave the room when some particular topic is raised. The newcomers don’t have the advantage of past experience to take advantage of breaks in the conversation to slip from the grasp of family history. They can’t walk away sayin’, "I’ve heard that story a hunderd times" as they shuffle off to greener pastures.

‘Course the story tellers know this fact and take full aim at any ear with interest.

That may account for my brother usually sittin’ alone talkin’ to himself.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Columns


By JoAnn Derson

• Add a dry sponge to your crisper drawer to draw excess moisture that would otherwise spoil the vegetables.

• "We had an unfortunate event recently in our upstairs bathroom. The toilet overflowed, and when we tried to turn off the water, the knob to turn it off wouldn’t budge. Here’s some good advice from the plumber, for which we paid dearly: Turn water valves on and off twice a year to keep them from sticking. Know where your home’s water cutoff valve is, and have the necessary tool to close it readily available." -- L.E. in Ohio

• "Instead of buying pricey air freshener for your car, just put one sheet of your favorite dryer sheet under your seat. You will definitely save money, and your car will smell great." -- I.T. in South Carolina

• You can use vegetable oil to remove the leftover sticky bits of a price tag. Rub it directly on the paper and adhesive. Let it set for a minute or two, and rub off with a paper towel.

• "When you have soups, stews or meats to freeze, let the food cool to room temperature, then do this: Double-line a large container with self-sealing plastic bags. Fill the bags and let all the air out of them. Lay in the freezer flat. They stack much better and take up way less room." -- M.K. in Texas

• Banish mildew from beneath entryway welcome mats: Mix 1 cup bleach into 1 gallon of water and use it to scrub away mildew from concrete. Let dry and seal with a concrete sealer. Be sure to allow the area some sunlight from time to time.

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