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Wednesday, November 3, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 95

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . the Full Faith Church will have a parking lot sale to benefit Downtown Food Pantry Sat. Nov.6 beginning at 8 a.m. 736 E. Fairview.

Did Ya Know?.. . The Carthage Junior High band will have a chili supper and Silent Auction to raise funds for uniforms Mon. Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. at Fairview Christian Church.

today's laugh

How many of these do you remember? (just a measure of how old you are and what you remember).

Blackjack and Beeman’s gum, Powerhouse candy bars, Licorice records, Wax teeth, lips and mustaches, Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water, Candy lipstick, Candy cigarettes, Fizzies, Soda pop machines that dispense bottles, Pull tabs that snapped off soda cans, Tableside jukeboxes in coffee shops, Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers, Movies preceded by cartoons and newsreels, Party lines, Rotary phones, Drive-ins with car hops, Sock hops, Winter rubber boots with metal latches, Coonskin caps, P.F. Flyers, Angora sweaters, Bouffant hairdos, Spoolies, Hair dryers with plastic caps, Butch wax, Dart guns with rubber-tipped darts, Tin-can telephones, Peashooters, Cork popguns, Roll of cap-gun caps, Howdy Doody puppets, Beanie and Cecil dolls, Roller skates that clip onto shoes, Roller skate keys, S & H green stamps and Plaid stamps, Metal lunchboxes, Winky Dink kits for drawing on the TV screen, Crystal radios, Console hi-fi’s with 78’s, 45-rpm records, Hand-crank wringers on tub washing machines, Slide rules, Levered metal ice trays, Mimeograph paper, Carbon paper, Flash bulbs, Eight-track tape decks, 8mm Home movie cameras, Dick and Jane readers


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

$150 Diamond in the Furnace.

Barney Hanel’s Loss Yesterday in Kindling a Fire.

Barney Hanel is minus a $150 diamond ring today which he lost in a peculiar manner yesterday. Since his illness of the past year Mr. Hanel has lost some flesh and his diamond ring has fit rather loosely on his finger. In starting a fire in his furnace yesterday morning the ring slipped from his finger and went in with the kindling. He did not miss it for half an hour but was not long in deciding what had become of it. A search in the ashes soon revealed some of the melted gold and later his boy found the diamond itself. It was burned white and quite rough. Whether it has been ruined can only be determined by sending it to an expert. It is possible it can be polished and brought out all right. The ring was especially valued by Mr. Hanel because it was a present from his wife. It was the only ring he had ever worn.

  Today's Feature

Bartosh Doesn’t Loose His Seat.

Presiding Jasper County Commissioner retained his position in yesterday’s general election by defeating Independent candidate Timothy Teed. Teed garnered a respectable 9,424 votes but could not overcome the 20,499 votes for Bartosh. A turnout of 42% of registered voters turned out for the off season election.

Republicans turned out their typical advantage with a 74% push for Senatorial candidate Roy Blunt, 73% vote for Tom Schwetch for State Auditor and 71% vote for Billy Long for State Representative, all Republicans.

As of print time, Blunt had over 60% of votes statewide, and Tom Schweich was leading with over 57% of votes with over half of the state votes counted.

County votes were delayed when one precinct from the Joplin area failed to report and the Sheriff’s department was called to contact poll. A confusion at the polling place caused the delay and the final count was completed around 9:30 p.m.

Jeff Fries won the Eastern District Emergency Services seat with 25% of votes.

Just Jake Talkin'

I’ve never actually seen a woodshed. I say that with qualification ‘cause I guess I wouldn’t know one if I saw it.

I grew up hearin’ that’s where kids were taken when they were bad and needed a little discipline.

In this day and age, I don’t want ta get into a discussion ‘bout whether gittin’ a lickin’ is a proper activity, I’m just curious as to the origination of "take ya out to the woodshed."

I suppose that rather than a buildin’ ta store firewood, it was the storage of lumber. That would be a handy spot for a paddle to be procured. This makes a lot more sense now, I have been troubled with the thought of the usin’ of tree limbs as implements of corporal punishment.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Columns


By JoAnn Derson

• If you have several items of clothing with grease stains on them, add a can of cola to the wash water. It can ease out grease stains.

• Turn corduroy pants inside out before each washing. This reduces wear and discourages lint.

• Shaving cream can be used as a spot cleaner on carpets, upholstery and even clothing. If you are not sure whether your upholstery can be cleaned with water, check first in an inconspicuous area.

• Need a nice-smelling house but don’t feel like baking cookies? Try simmering a pot of spices on the stove. Add several cloves and a teaspoon of cinnamon or pumpkin-pie spice to a few cups of water. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes or so. Your house will have a delicious scent -- good enough to eat!

• "Use cotton swabs to touch up painting jobs. They are small enough to get into tight spaces, and the best part is that they are disposable." -- J.D. in Kansas

• Clean out a stained coffee decanter by filling it with hot water and adding a denture tablet. Let it sit overnight, and the stains should come right off in the morning.

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