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Wednesday, September, 29, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 71

did ya know?.

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

Did Ya Know?.. . The Jasper County Youth Poultry/Rabbit show will be Sat. Oct. 2 at the Fairgrounds. All youth 21 and under. Fundraiser for cages. Cindy 620-202-2823

today's laugh

A traveling salesman arrives in a country store where he finds four men playing poker with a fox terrier. He becomes more amazed when he watches the dog call for two cards, raise his bet, and rake in the pot.

Finally he says, "That’s amazing. I’ve never seen such a smart dog."

"He ain’t smart," says one of the men at the table. "Whenever he gets a real good hand he wags his tail."


A man walks into a bar with a frog growing out of his ear.

"When did you first notice it?" the bartender asks.

"It started as a wart," replied the frog.


A mugger stopped a man in a New York side street and demanded money. The man had no cash, but afraid that he’d get hurt, he said, "Let me give you a check."

The mugger answered, "You’re crazy. Why would I take your check? I don’t even know you."


I paid a shrink fifty dollars to cure my inferiority complex. Then it cost me a hundred because I talked back to a traffic cop.


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

An Original Charles Smith.

Charles Smith, who is mentioned among the jail arrivals from Joplin, is in for a strictly original scheme. He borrowed a wheelbarow from a man in East Joplin and took it across the ravine where he sold it for three dollars to another man. Watching his opportunity, Smith stole the wheelbarrow from the last purchaser, and returned it to the original owner. He will now serve a term in jail for his originality.

Mrs. E.K. Peugnet with her baby and maid arrived this morning from St. Louis to spend a month or two with her parents, Judge and Mrs. E.O. Brown. Mrs. Peugnet has been suffering from chills and fever and comes here to recover her health.

Mrs. Henry Erickson, of Second and Lyon streets, will leave this evening for Verona to visit with her parents for a couple of weeks.

  Today's Feature

Same Time, Next Year.

Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre will present its performance of "Same Time, Next Year", directed by Bill Welsh, beginning October 8.. Produced in cooperation with Samuel French Publishing Company.

"Same Time, Next Year," Bernard Slade’s romantic comedy, chronicles the 25-year love affair between two people whose eyes meet across a crowded dining room and fall in love at first sight. Manners, morals, and attitudes are hilariously mirrored by the lovers in this heart-warming tale.

The cast features Erin Bader as Doris and Mike Smith as George. Performances will be held at Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, 796 South Stone Lane, Carthage, MO on October 8-10 (dessert only), and October 15-17 and 22-24 (dinner shows).

To honor their service; on Friday, October 15 all veterans with ID and their spouses will receive a special price of $15.00.

Prices are $22.00 for adults, $19.00 for seniors, youth, and students, $10.00 for children (6-12), 5 and under are free.

417-358-9665 or Betty Bell at 417-358-7268

Just Jake Talkin'

I grew up around machinery and folks that always tinkered with it. Seems a motor or a gear box wasn’t much use unless you could tear it apart ever’ now and then.

Prob’ly the first complicated mechanism I tore into personally was the coaster brake on my bike.

Don’t know that I ever did ‘xactly know how one a those things work. I did get figured out how it had ta go back together if ya wanted it to do its job.

I’m sure there are plenty a folks that could explain how a coaster brake works, but not knowin’ keeps me from thinkin’ I know all about machines. A healthy attitude when workin’ on the mower.

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.

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