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Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 76

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . Carthage Farmers Market every Wed. and Sat starting at 7 a.m.

today's laugh

A shepherd was herding his flocks when suddenly a brand new Jeep Cherokee advanced towards him out of a dust cloud. The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, Ray Ban sunglasses and a YSL tie, leans out of the window and asks: "If I can tell you exactly how many sheep you have in your flock, will you give me one?"

The shepherd looks at the yuppie, then at his grazing flock and answers, "Sure!"

The yuppie parks the car, whips out his notebook, connects it to a cell phone, surfs to a NASA page where he calls up a GPS navigation system, scans the area and opens a database, turns to our shepherd and says: "You have exactly 1586 sheep!"

"That’s correct. Take one of the sheep," says the shepherd. The man makes a selection and puts it into his Cherokee.

The car starts to pull away, he calls: "If I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me my sheep back?"

"Okay, why not?" answers the man.

"You are a consultant" he says.

"How’d ya guess?" says the yuppie.

"Easy," answers the shepherd. "You turn up here without being asked. You want to be paid for information I already have. And you don’t know anything about my business because you just took my dog."


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


Palatial Photographic Parlors

The Van Hoose art studio was today thrown open to the public. The rooms are the same as were occupied by Castor’s gallery, but are so changed they are beyond recognition. The reception room has been handsomely repainted, new carpet put down, lace curtains added and everything fitted up in elegance and taste. A pretty center settee, surmounted by a large palm, affords a luxurious lounging place. In one corner is a pretty upright piano, while around the room in profuse yet studied neglect are photos, pastels and other specimens of Mr. Van Hoose’s art.

The center room has been converted into an office. A bright, new carpet has been added, new paper put on the walls, wood work grained and all bathed in subdued light from a well arranged skylight. In one corner of the office a dressing room has been added that is as cozy as it is convenient.

  Today's Feature

Maple Leaf Safety Fair.

News Release - In conjunction with NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week Campaign, the Carthage Fire Department will be hosting its First Annual Maple Leaf Safety Fair

This event will be on October 9th, 2010 between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm at the Carthage Fire Department, 401 W. Chestnut, Carthage, MO.

Six local Fire Departments, listed below will have trucks and firemen attending this event:

Avilla, Carterville, Duenweg, Jasper, Oronogo and Sarcoxie

Other departments and businesses participating include:

MedFlight to be landing, Carthage Police Department personnel and their DWI Car, Missouri Highway Patrol’s Mike Watson and their Roll Over Car, M&M Wrecker, Carthage Ambulance, Jasper County Emergency Services (JASCO) and the Kids First - Safe Kids Trailer

Come help us celebrate the week ending Fire Prevention Week and thank our Emergency Management Responding Personnel. Tours of the Carthage Fire Department will also be given.

Just Jake Talkin'

I’ve learned not to take it personal.

Bein’ associated with newspaper types, it’s not unusual that my unexpected presence brings an involved discussion to a halt. ‘Course the main thing I’ve learned is that there are some things that are just none a my business. Believe it or not, there are some things that I just don’t really want ta know.

If you’ve ever sat through a detailed epic of your nephew’s bout with car sickness on the way to the Thanksgivin’ dinner your tryin’ to eat, you understand what I mean. It’s all real interestin’, but ya really don’t want to hear about it right now. Maybe later, after a little nap. Maybe then I’ll be up to defendin’ myself with a story or two of my own.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Columns


By JoAnn Derson

•"Before you wash a load of towels, dampen one and use it to wipe down the sides and top of your washer and dryer. Then just toss the towel in with the load. Also, keep a toothbrush close to give the fabric-softener reservoir a scrub, and rinse it in hot water often." -- T.O. in Maryland

• Got kids and need a new sofa? Look for fabrics that clean up with soap and water. Upholstery that has subtle color changes or is woven or textured will hide stains; napped fabric and flat finishes show water spots and wear spots.

• For wood floors, make sure you dust-mop regularly. Dirt can scratch up your floors. Use a mop with a head that can be popped into the washer, and do so regularly.

• "My children love to read, and if they had it their way, they would have hundreds of books. To keep their interest in reading hot, we use the library, but we also patronize a local used-book store. They can search the stacks to find favorite authors and subjects, and they turn in books to get credit toward new ones. If they love a book at the library, try to find one at the bookstore to keep." -- A.C. in Florida

• Great advice that will save you money: Lower the temperature of your water heater to 105 F. It’s hot enough for washing, but not hot enough to scald a small child or sensitive skin.

• "Ever since we installed shaker pegs in the kids’ bathroom, the towels get hung up regularly. I think they used to have trouble putting the towels on the bar, and it’s easier this way." -- E.S. in Oregon

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