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Monday, August 1, 2011 Volume XX, Number 30
Did Ya Know?.. The Carthage
Crisis Center Presents A Free Furniture and Appliance
Distribution for Tornado Survivors and other Needy
Families At 9 AM on Saturday August 6, 2011 at 100 Main
Did Ya Know?.. The American
Legion & Auxiliary, Post 9, of Carthage are accepting
donations for a rummage sale to be held August 27 &
28. Jerry Chapman 417-423-0096, D Murphey 417-359-6161
Bill was 26 over par by the eighth hole; he had
landed a fleet of golf balls in the water hazard, and dug
himself into a trench fighting his way out of the rough.
When his caddy coughed during a 12-inch putt, Bill
"Youve got to be the worst
caddy in the world!" he screamed.
"I doubt it," replied the
caddy. "That would be too much of a
A bird in the hand is a real mess.
If you could change one thing about
your Mom, what would it be?
1. She has this weird thing about me
keeping my room clean. Id get rid of that.
2. Id make my Mom smarter. Then
she would know it was my sister who did it and not me.
3. I would like for her to get rid of
those invisible eyes on her back.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A $32,280 Land Deal.
By deed filed today, Charles A. Byrd
bought of S. E. Carter a three-fifths interest in 538
acres located a half mile southwest of Oronogo, subject
to railway right-of-way and all unfortified mining
leases. The consideration was $32,280, which would be
rating the land at an even $100 per acre in value.
Fire at Cottey
What came near being one of the most
disastrous fires in the history of Nevada occurred
yesterday afternoon at Cottey College, in the Vernon
county town. The young lady students were excited and
consternation reigned supreme. The fire department saved
A boon to travelers. Dr. Fowlers
Extract of Wild Strawberry. Cures dysentery, diarrhea,
seasickness, nausea. Pleasant to take. Acts promptly.
Conference in Joplin.
Starting Sunday, July 31, 2011,
Jasper-Newton County Sheriffs began hosting
the Missouri Sheriffs Association annual
summer conference at the Holiday Inn Hotel in
Opening ceremonies will be held
Monday at 8:00 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Banquet
Center. The Conference will continue through
Thursday, August 4, 2011.
While in Jasper County, the
Sheriffs will be touring the Tornado area
as well as helping clean up debris on Tuesday
afternoon. Tours to points of interest will be
available to them and their families.
Missouri has 114 County
Sheriffs and 1 City Sheriff (St. Louis).
Family CPR Class.
August 11, 6 - 9 p.m. in the
MBH conference room. This free class is geared
toward babysitters, parents, caregivers or those
who have family members with medical problems so
that they will know what actions to take in case
of an emergency. This class does not provide CPR
certification. Reservation required.Call 359-1350
County Jail Count
203 July 29,
Including Placed out of County
Its an old game that
kids learn early and play with ruthless
cunning at the slightest indication that they
can win. They always push the rules to the
max. Its the old trick of playin
one parent against the other.
What most kids dont
understand is that most of us that are
parents know most of the tricks of the trade.
Its only natural. Ya
take the path of least resistance. Once a kid
realizes that dad doesnt mind em
climbin trees, but it scares mom to
death, they get dad involved in the tree
climbin and make a big deal bout
how much fun it is to be sharin some
real "quality time" with their
buddy, dad. Once you are successful at
gettin somethin done, try it
again the same way.
Grown-ups dont loose
the knack they learned so well as kids.
Theres the birth of shortcuts to
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin
Q: What is a GFCI? A contractor
were considering to renovate our kitchen
and bathroom keeps mentioning them. -- Gayle S.,
A: The letters GFCI stand for
"Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter," a
safety feature found in power receptacles
(outlets). GFCI receptacles are required in
bathrooms and kitchens by law.
GFCI receptacles detect when
electricity is "leaking" and
immediately interrupt the electrical circuit
(e.g., shut off the power). This is an extremely
important safety feature when operating
electrical appliances like hairdryers or toasters
near water. Even a tiny amount of excess
electrical current will trip the circuit.
The receptacles are reset by
pressing a button, usually set between the two
Q: How can I know for sure that
a circuit has been turned off to a room or larger
area? -- Jay S., via email
A: Plug a lamp or a radio into
an outlet in the room, or turn the overhead light
or fan on. Have a helper stay in the area and
tell you when the light or radio turns off. If
you arent sure or are unable to check for
power for any reason, turn off power to the
entire home by flipping the main switch or
circuit breaker. If youre unsure the power
is completely off (for example, power supplied
from a source outside the home) or not confident
you can make the repair, contact a licensed
HOME TIP: Veteran electricians
know to never grab a wire -- touch it with the
back of your hand first. If electrical shock
occurs, your fist could close involuntarily,
increasing injury if it closes around the wire.
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