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Wednesday, August 10, 2011 Volume XX, Number 36

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. There will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Carthage Nazarene Church Thursday, Aug. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

today's laugh

A woman got on a bus holding a baby. The bus driver said, "That’s the ugliest baby I’ve ever seen."

In a huff, the woman slammed her fare into the fare box and took an aisle seat near the rear of the bus.

The man seated next to her sensed that she was agitated and asked her what was wrong.

"The bus driver insulted me," she fumed.

The man sympathized and said, "Why, he’s a public servant and shouldn’t say things to insult passengers."

"You’re right!" the woman said, "I think I’ll go back up there and give him a piece of my mind!"

"That’s 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.

Shelton Family Poisoned.

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. Tolbert.

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.

  Today's Feature

Convicted Sex Offender arrested.

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 arrest.

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 Sheriff’s 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 Sheriff’s 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 Sheriff’s Office, or Detective Bailey at the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office.

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.

Jasper County Jail Count

183 August 9, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

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 know?"

The commercial showin’ a group of generation X’ers sittin’ ‘round the campfire sippin on a can a brew. "It doesn’t get any better than this," one of them says with authority. I would ask again, "how does he know?"

Once that thought process begins, all innovations cease. We become protective of even the slightest modification and fear any alteration of what has become the norm.

Even Edison continued modifications on the light bulb after the basic formula was discovered. His work has been improved over the years. "Course he prob’ly didn’t spend much time sittin’ ‘round the campfire.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• To clean out the drawers of my husband’s 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 it’s risen nicely while we’ve been on the go. -- E.F. in New York

• If you’ve 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 aren’t able to take it somewhere, cut the box into uniform pieces and bind them together, nonprinted side facing out.


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