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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 81

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. Any current or past members of the DAV/Auxiliary or The American Legion/Auxiliary, who would like to ride on the float in the Maple Leaf Parade, please contact Jerry Murphey at 417-674-1906 or Rachel Murphey 417-674-1907.

today's laugh

Judi walks into the library, looks around, then gets in line for the counter.

Once she gets to the head of the line, she loudly says, "I’d like a Big Mac, large fries, and a large Coke."

The librarian looks at her for a moment. Then whispers to Judi, "Ma’am, this is the library."

Judi nods.

Then she "whispers", "I’d like a Big Mac, large fries, and a large Coke...."


Q: How many Microsoft technicians does it take to change a light bulb?

A: Three. Two to hold the ladder and one to screw the bulb into the faucet.


Q: How many brewers does it take to change a light bulb?

A: One-third less than for a regular bulb.


Q: How many feminists does it take to change a light bulb?

A: That’s not funny!


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

The Olive Street Ditch.

Councilmen Brinkley and Block said that they had no written report to make as to the Olive street ditch but would state that they had examined into the matter carefully and talked with many residents along the street. The complaint seems to be from the west end. The ditch is was found is constantly carrying some waste water from livery stables, and at the west end is the receptacle for roasting ear cobs and shucks, potato parings and other kitchen refuse. Of all that goes into this ditch that from the laundry is the least objectable was the verdict of the committee. It might be out of order for anything to go into the ditch, but what the laundry puts in should not be the first thing to complain of. The water from the laundry is a benefit to the ditch from one standpoint as it flushes it every day. With this the subject of the much discussed Olive street gutter was dropped finally.

  Today's Feature

Morgan Sneed Crowned

Maple Leaf Queen.

Morgan Sneed, a Carthage High School sophomore, was crowned 2010 Maple Leaf Festival Queen Saturday evening at the pageant held at the Carthage R-9 auditorium. Morgan, the daughter of Richard & Andrea Sneed, plans to attend University of Missouri-Kansas City to study Diagnostic Medicine after graduation.

Savannah Scott, a Carthage High School senior, won the title of first runner-up. Savannah is the daughter of Vince & Kristi Scott and plans to attend Kansas University with a dual major in Dance and Business next year.

Mickenzie Brock, a Carthage High School sophomore, was chosen second runner-up. Mickenzie is the daughter of Michele & Jeremy Sacksteder and Jim Brock. She plans to attend Missouri Southern State University as a Pre-Med student after graduation.

Allison Peterson was crowned Maple Leaf Princess in the pageant for 5th thru 8th graders. Allison is the daughter of Mark & Shannon Peterson.

Lauren Addison Haws was crowned Maple Leaf Jr. Miss in the pageant for kindergarten thru 4th graders. Lauren is the daughter of Kelly & Melissa Haws.

Maple Leaf Little Mister Jedediah Fewin is the 3-yr-old son of Kyle & Angie Fewin. Maple Leaf Little Miss Juliana Allison Vera Haws is the 4-yr-old daughter of Kelly & Melissa Haws.

All Maple Leaf Festival Royalty will be featured in the Maple Leaf Parade.

Just Jake Talkin'

I’ve never figured out folks who complain about a tv show, and then commence to tell you all the details of why. It usually becomes apparent that they regularly tune in to the program.

There are plenty of tv shows that I don’t like, I don’t watch ‘em.

Back when there were only three networks and we could only get decent reception on two of ‘em, I wasn’t near so picky. ‘Course I was just a kid too. Didn’t know no better. (or Mom was in control of the room.)

Fact is, now I can find an endless number of tv shows I don’t wanna watch. The fact that I can determine in three seconds whether or not I’m interested sometimes annoyin’ to others in the room who don’t have a remote however.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Columns


By JoAnn Derson

• If you are whipping fresh cream, make sure you chill bowls, beaters and cream before starting. Get them good and cold. It will give the best results.

• This is a great recipe for deer repellent: Mix up hot peppers, garlic cloves, liquid soap and water. Spray your plants with the mixture. It will not hurt the plants, but it will keep the deer (and other animals) from eating them.

• "Slow cookers make great servers for hot cider and also hot chocolate. You can keep them on warm for as long as you like, and there’s no need to reheat -- it’s always the right temperature." -- C.B. in Minnesota

• Here’s a great idea: When you clean out your fish tank, use the water in your garden. Pour it on your plants or put in a watering can and use a little on each of your houseplants.

• Store sour-cream and cottage-cheese containers upside-down. The contents will keep longer. This also works for larger yogurt containers.

• Plastic grocery bags always come in handy. Store them in empty tissue boxes for the car or bathroom, or use an empty 12-pack soda box to store even more under your kitchen sink or in the garage.

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