A woman got on a bus holding a baby. The bus
driver said, "Thats the ugliest baby Ive
In a huff, the woman slammed her fare
into the fare box and took an aisle seat near the rear of
The man seated next to her sensed that
she was agitated and asked her what was wrong.
"The bus driver insulted me,"
The man sympathized and said,
"Why, hes a public servant and shouldnt
say things to insult passengers."
"Youre right!" the
woman said, "I think Ill go back up there and
give him a piece of my mind!"
"Thats a good idea,"
the man said, "Here, let me hold your monkey."
A government big enough to give you
everything you want, is strong enough to take everything
you have.- Thomas Jefferson
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Three persons were seriously poisoned
in Carthage yesterday by eating pokeroot which they
thought to be horseradish. They were George Shelton, of
the livery firm of Shelton & Myer, his
brother-in-law, Chas. Myer, and his mother-in-law, Mrs.
Last Saturday Grace Shelton, aged about
14 years, dug some roots from the garden which she
thought to be horseradish but which were in reality
pokeberry root. These Mrs. Shelton grated and prepared as
horseradish and Sunday Miss Grace ate some of the
preparation at supper. She became quite ill but it was
supposed that it was only a bilious attack and nothing
more was thought of it.
Yesterday at dinner Messrs. Shelton and
Myer and Mrs. Tolbert all ate of the mixture and were
taken seriously ill. This morning they were better and
able to be up.
William Fred Rohe, 54, of
Pierce City, Missouri was arrested Saturday at
the Pierce City Park after he made arrangements
online to meet a young boy for a sexual
encounter. Agents of the Southwest Missouri Cyber
Crimes Task Force and Pierce City Police
Department participated in the surveillance and
Law enforcement officials from
Pierce City notified the Southwest Missouri Cyber
Crimes Task Force of an individual that was
contacting young boys online. During the
investigation Jasper County Sheriffs
Detective Ed Bailey, a Task Force Agent made
contact with Rohe through a social networking
website at the request of another Agent. Rohe
initiated a chat session which led to the meeting
at the park. Rohe was arrested when he arrived at
the designated site in the park.
Rohe was booked into the
Lawrence County Jail on an investigative hold for
one count of enticement of a child, an
unclassified felony. A warrant was later issued
for one count of enticement of a child and a bond
set at $75,000.00. A search warrant was served on
his residence in Pierce City following the
arrest, leading to the seizure of several
computers and other evidence.
Charges related to the other
events are pending and the investigation is
ongoing. Rohe is a prior convicted sex offender
who is not registered in Missouri. The
Sheriffs Department asks if anyone or a
family member has information about Rohe or any
child he may have had contact with contact the
Pierce City Police Department, the Cassville
Police Department, Barry County Sheriffs
Office, or Detective Bailey at the Jasper County
The charges for which Rohe was
arrested are mere accusations and are not
evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the
charges must be presented before a court of
competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine
guilt or innocence.
County Jail Count
183 August 9,
Including Placed out of County
The thermos bottle, as the
old story goes, is an ingenious device. Keeps
hot things hot, cold things cold. But, the
question is asked, "how does it
The commercial showin
a group of generation Xers sittin
round the campfire sippin on a can a
brew. "It doesnt get any better
than this," one of them says with
authority. I would ask again, "how does
Once that thought process
begins, all innovations cease. We become
protective of even the slightest modification
and fear any alteration of what has become
Even Edison continued
modifications on the light bulb after the
basic formula was discovered. His work has
been improved over the years. "Course he
probly didnt spend much time
sittin round the campfire.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
HERES A TIP
To clean out the drawers
of my husbands tool cabinet without
disturbing the tools, I tucked a knee-high panty
hose leg over my vacuum cleaner wand. Most things
stayed put, but the one or two small pieces of
hardware that got sucked up were easily
retrieved. I did this on his workbench too. I
picked up all the dust and shavings along with
the stray pieces of hardware. I pulled the
hardware out of the hose leg, and they were in a
tidy pile for him to put away. -- U.L. in Kansas
Ripen a green tomato by
wrapping it in a sheet of newspaper or placing it
in a small, plain paper bag. Leave it on the
counter, and check it daily until ripe.
To keep ice cream from
dripping out of the bottom of a cone, just place
a small marshmallow or a piece of marshmallow in
the bottom of the cone before you fill it.
Our family loves to make
our own pizza, and we purchase dough from a
pizzeria. On pizza nights, I pick up the dough
first thing on the way home from work. I get it
close to where I work and let it sit in a bowl in
the car while I pick up the kids and drive home.
It takes about 45 minutes, so its risen
nicely while weve been on the go. -- E.F.
in New York
If youve just
purchased an expensive electronic item, take the
packaging to a recycling center rather than
advertise your purchase by putting the box at the
curb. If you arent able to take it
somewhere, cut the box into uniform pieces and
bind them together, nonprinted side facing out.
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