church gossip, and self-appointed monitor of the
churchs morals, kept sticking her nose in to other
peoples business. Several members did not approve
of her extra curricular activities, but feared her enough
to maintain their silence.
She made a mistake, however, when she
accused Elmer, a new member, of being an alcoholic after
she saw his old pickup parked in front of the towns
only bar one afternoon. She emphatically told Elmer (and
several others) that everyone seeing it there would know
exactly what he was doing!
Elmer, a man of few words, stared at
her for a moment and just turned and walked away. He
didnt explain, defend, or deny... he said nothing.
Later that evening, Elmer quietly
parked his pickup in front of Mildreds house...
walked home... and left it there all night.
I dont recognize you - Ive
changed a lot. - Oscar Wilde
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
H P Haizlip, special road work Mineral
Joplin Telephone Co., two phones one
J C Young, repairing roof at jail, $14
W A Robbins, supplies for pauper,
Inquest costs in the case of -- Moore,
C N Clark, services as road and bridge
Sixth Street Coal Co., coal, $5.
W H Warren, services at sheriff, $45.
W A Turner, services as county agent 6
L W Winter, taking insane patient to
C E Elliott, two days as county judge,
J Roessler, shoes, $1.25
Food Drive This
The National Association of
Letter Carriers, in conjunction with the United
States Postal Service will be collecting
non-perishable food items like canned soup,
juice, pasta, vegetables, cereal and rice on
Saturday, May 8 to help families in need in this
community. Food donations should be placed by the
mailbox on May 8 before the letter carrier
arrives. The carrier will take it to the Post
Office and it will then be delivered to Carthage
Crosslines, a Carthage Area United Way agency,
that assists in meeting emergency needs of
persons and families in our community by
providing assistance with food and clothing.
"With the slow economy and
increase in food costs, our requests for food
have increased to help people stretch their
budget," said Belle Lown, Carthage
Crosslines, Director. "New people who have
never asked for assistance are now requesting
This is the 18th Annual NALC
food drive, which is the nations largest
one-day food drive held each year on the second
Saturday in May.
Donations are accepted anytime
at the Crosslines office, 600 E. 6th St.
With all the advances in
communication devices that have been made in
the last several years, I am amazed that it
is still nearly impossible to understand the
person takin an order at a fast food
drive-up. Sometimes I think they put in some
sort of voice scramblin device so as to
make ya accept what ever they have on hand at
I also have a particular
pet peeve with drive-up speaker
orderin. Ya turn in your order, but
when ya get to the window, after youve
paid of course, youre notified that
they just ran out of that one thing ya
stopped there for in the first place. It just
ruins that high quality dinin
experience that weve all come to expect
from fast food restaurants.
And no, I dont want
whatever the special of the minute is, thank
you. I couldnt understand what it was
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
HERES A TIP
"When I travel, I
find that the air in the hotel room makes my
allergies act up. I have started packing a coffee
mug and several tea bags. There sometimes is a
microwave in my hotel room, and there almost
always is a hospitality area where I can use the
microwave to make a nice cup of hot tea. It saves
me from having to make runs to expensive coffee
shops." -- R.G. in Louisiana
"Our baby does not
enjoy tummy time on the floor at all, but he
really loves laying face down on Daddys
chest. He feels secure, and he still exercises
his head and neck muscles." -- A.M. in
"I purchased two
small colanders at a discount store. I use them
to store grapes and berries in my refrigerator.
The cold air can circulate around them, and it
seems to keep them fresher longer." -- B.A.
sheets can be cut to fit the bottoms of small
knickknacks. Attach with water-based glue. If
its ever necessary, they can be soaked to
notes from a recent birthday party, I took a
photo of each gift-giver with my child during
present time. Then I printed each picture on a
plain white sheet of paper in color. My child
easily could see who gave her what, and she wrote
a short note of thanks. The whole thing fit into
a regular envelope, which she decorated with
stickers." -- A.A. in Florida
Backyard picnic tip: Use
a muffin tray as a condiment tray. You can even
line the cups with aluminum muffin liners for
quick cleanup. Stock with mustard, ketchup,
chopped onion, relish, etc.
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