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Wednesday, April 6, 2011 Volume XIX, Number 199
Did Ya Know?...Leggett &
Platt, Branch One will host a Family Skate Sunday, April
10th 2-4 p.m. at the Carthage Municipal Roller Rink. The
cost will be $5 per person. All proceeds will benefit the
Carthage Area United Way, Inc. For information, call
417-358-8131, ext, 4200.
The kids had all arrived in the high school
sophomore English class, and were chatting away, making
In walked a very stern
looking English teacher and a hush fell over the room as
the kids scurried to their seats.
The stern teacher silently panned his
gaze across all the kids.
After about a minute or so, he spoke...
"From the outset, I want you all
to know that there are two words that are absolutely
unacceptable in this classroom.
You cannot use them as you recite, or
in any of your papers, tests, or homework.
Using these words even once, will get
you a failing grade for that quarter.
The first one is "gross"
And the other one is "cool"
Are there any questions?"
After a few moments of silence, this
gawky teen at the back of the room raises his hand, and
the teacher calls upon him.
In a pubescent croaking voice, the kid
asks..."So, what are they?"
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
TWO MINERS KILLED.
Careless Play of Boys Costs Two Lives
A terrible accident happened yesterday
evening at 7 oclock at the Bradley Lead & Zinc
Co. mine, one mile west of Duenweg. Two boys were playing
with an ore car on the track near the mine and in their
play they let the car get beyond their control. It rolled
down the track to the mouth of the shaft and plunged to
Two miners, Wm. McKinley and Anson
Knight, were working at the bottom of the shaft. McKinley
was struck on the head by the falling car and instantly
killed. Knight was struck in the side and so seriously
injured that he died this afternoon.
McKinley was a man of about 40 years.
He leaves a wife and six children at Aurora, Mo. Knight
leaves only a wife. McKinleys remains will be taken
to his home at Aurora tonight.
High Stakes? Low
A turn-out of just 6.95 percent
of registered voters decided the fate of several
key issues in Jasper County yesterday.
In Carthage, the little
publicized run for 1st Ward write in candidates,
Jim Swatsenbarg won the race with 14 votes.
Melissa Daugherty ran second with 7 votes, and 9
other votes were spread among six other
Wayne Walter filed for the 2nd
Ward post but passed away before the election.
Mayor Mike Harris will nominate a temporary
replacement that will need Council approval.
In Ward 3, unopposed Steve
Leibbrand garnered 94 votes to take the seat,
with 4 write in votes opposed.
Ward 4 incumbent Bill Welch was
defeated 250 to 83 by former 5th Ward Council
member Dan Rife.
Ward 5 candidate Ed Hardesty
narrowly defeated former Council member Lujene
Clark by 85 to 76 votes.
Three R-9 School Board members
were elected: Elizabeth Stretch, 688; Tony Diggs,
583; Jeffrey L. Jones 570. Alan Snow ran a close
4th with 556.
I guess if folks understand
what youre talkin about, it
doesnt really matter that what your
sayin doesnt actually make any
Ive always thought
the term cat fishin was a little
misleadin. Course the same is
true for ice fishin, and pond
fishin I suppose.
Then there are those
expressions like sky high and low down. I
guess just one word isnt sufficient to
express the extreme of high or low.
Its probly not
reasonable to assume that we humans would
always say exactly what we are thinkin
or really mean, specially
considerin how much most of us talk. We
all take short cuts like "cat
fishin" when we know theyll
be understood. Sides, if ya have to
explain it, youre probly in the
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
HERES A TIP
rotisserie chickens and use the meat for
different things -- soup, casseroles, etc. I have
a trick for getting the skin off. My hand
strength isnt what it used to be, and those
birds are slippery. I use a paper towel to grip
the skin, and pull the meat and bone right out.
It works well on a raw bird, too." -- L.A.
To rewhiten socks or
wash cloths, try boiling a pot of water and
adding a sliced, juiced lemon. Soak the items for
at least an hour, and then pick out the lemon and
add the pot -- water and all -- to a load of
"If there are
crushed cookies in a pack I purchase, I set them
aside in a plastic baggie in the freezer to use
on ice cream. Yummy!" -- R.L. in Alberta,
been cooking in the oven and have a pan
thats got cooked-on food, you can get it
clean without all the scrubbing. Immediately
after cooking, while the oven is still hot, add
enough water to cover the bottom of the pan, and
a little dish soap. Put it in the oven until the
oven is cool. The residual heat will work on the
stuck-on food while you are dining, and
itll wipe right out." -- W.O. in
When washing out
stockings, add a tablespoon of vinegar to the
rinse water, and they will retain their
makes a lovely room freshener. Put two drops on a
cotton ball and tuck it into the cushions of your
couch, or hide it under a lamp pedestal ...
anywhere out of the way. The scent drifts for a
week or so." -- G.T. in Delaware
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