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Wednesday, September, 8 2010 Volume XIX, Number 56

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . The Family Literacy Center is accepting orders for fall mums. Orders and money are accepted until Sept. 15. $5 or 5 for $20. 358-5926

Did Ya Know?.. .There will be a Quick Draw Sat. Sept 11 from 1-5 p.m. at Cherry’s Custom Framing & Art Gallery. Paintings will be auctioned at MGA. 100% of proceeds to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.

today's laugh

One woman was bragging to her next-door neighbor about her son, a college student. "Why, our son is so brilliant, every time we get a letter from him we have to go to the dictionary."

"You’re lucky," the neighbor said. "Every time we get a letter from ours, we have to go to the bank!"


A Texan was visiting a Maine farmer ("fahmah"). The Texas rancher was boasting to his host about the size of his ranch: "I can get into my pickup truck and drive all day and still not reach the boundary of my ranch", he bragged.

The Mainer shook his head knowingly, and replied, "Aayuhh, I had a truck like that once"


Wear a watch and you’ll always know what time it is. Wear two watches and you’ll never be sure


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



Carthage and Carterville Sports Must Face the Court.

Prosecuting Attorney H. L. Shannon filed information yesterday against a number of parties at Carthage and Carterville charging them with gambling. It is the result of evidence gathered for two or three months past, part of the evidence being secured from witnesses before the grand jury.

The jury did not indict any of the parties implicated, but left Attorney Shannon to handle the cases direct by filing information as soon as he should complete the evidence.

There were five informations filed and a group of several names is included in each. The charge in each is ‘setting up and helping to conduct a gambling room."

  Today's Feature

Seven People Die In Missouri Traffic Crashes Over Labor Day Holiday

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports seven fatalities during the 2010 Labor Day holiday. Last year, there were eight fatalities. The 2010 counting period ran from 6 p.m., Friday, September 3, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, September 6, 2010. During this period, the Patrol investigated 294 traffic crashes, which included 148 injuries and six of the fatalities. St. Louis City Police Department investigated one fatality. Troopers made 190 arrests for driving while intoxicated in 2010, compared to 149 arrests last year. (Note: In 2009, troopers investigated 308 traffic crashes, which included 130 injuries and six of the eight fatalities.)

Of the six fatalities troopers investigated, four occurred in Troop D, Springfield area.

One person died in traffic crashes on each day, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Four people died in traffic crashes on Labor Day. Most of the deceased were not wearing their seat belt at the time of the crash.

Just Jake Talkin'

I still remember that early chess game with some distant relative as a kid. We both were just learnin’ the game, but this kid was bein’ a real jerk about all he knew about the game. After several games, he had prob’ly won more than I had, but he kept insistin’ his superior knowledge of the game and the rules was his advantage.

Durin’ what I recall as our last encounter, he made a critical move that was an obvious stupid mistake. When I capitalized on the error, he screamed foul and insisted that wasn’t the move he had intended, he wanted to take it back. I of course reminded him that after he removed his hand from the piece, the move stood. He whined and moaned how unfair I was bein’. The rules obviously applied to me but not to him. At that point the game was secondary, the lesson primary.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Columns


By JoAnn Derson

• "Use a lightly dampened washcloth to remove pet hair from upholstery. You can even spritz it using a spray bottle of water to which you’ve added a couple of drops of essential oil -- then it will remove the pet hair and make it smell good, too. Be sure you check to see if the fabric allows contact with water." -- G.S. in Wisconsin

• Use pretty photo albums for holding recipes. The recipes will be protected in the kitchen, and these books prop open for viewing better than most books do.

• "I store my sleeping bags in the garage with my tent. The tent is in a bag to keep all the pieces together, but the sleeping bags are just rolled up and secured. To keep them dust-free, I store them in pillowcases, which allow the material to breathe so it won’t get musty, but it keeps them clean and ready to use." -- C.A. in Florida

• Use the plastic lids from large coffee cans underneath bottles of cooking oil or syrup in kitchen cabinets. This way, anything that drips down the side goes on the lid, not on the cabinet.

• Too much soap in the washer? Sprinkle suds with salt to disperse, and then rewash.

• If you live in an area where it is humid and your outdoor light bulbs are susceptible to rusting, give the bulb threads a light coat of petroleum jelly before screwing the bulb in. It will keep the metal from rusting and will make it easier to remove the bulb when the time comes to change it.

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