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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 Volume XX, Number 32
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
Unable to attend the funeral after his father
died, a son who lived far away called his brother and
told him, "Do something nice for Dad and send me the
A month later, he got a bill for
$200.00, which he paid. The next month, he got another
bill for $200.00, which he also paid, figuring it was
some incidental expense.
Bills for $200.00 kept arriving every
month, and finally the man called his brother again to
find out what was going on.
"Well," said the other
brother, "you said to do something nice for Dad. So
I rented him a tuxedo."
Larry LaPrise, the man who wrote The Hokey
Pokey, died peacefully at 93.
The most traumatic part was getting him
into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Thursday night the Light Guard boys
will give their first cake walk at the armory. Not many
persons have ever seen a genuine "400" cakewalk
and the boys are looking for a large attendance at the
novel spectacular. Willie Reeves, "Sportin
Willie" Hancock, Silas Moore, Fate Fiazier, John
Harbin, Jack Denton, Frank Emerson and perhaps others
have been secured to walk for a huge white cake which
will contain a silver dollar. Messrs. J. B. Gouger and
John Milbollan will furnish music. The event will begin
at 8:30 sharp and the folks will not appear on the
program after its conclusion.
A dancing program will follow the
awarding of the cake and the young folks may dance until
midnight if they desire. The admission has been fixed at
50 cents for dancing tickets and spectators 25 cents per
couple. The Light Guard will probably give a cakewalk for
the society folks to enter later in the season.
PLANNED AT GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER.
Superintendent James Heaney
announced that George Washington Carver National
Monument will be conducting a prescribed burn in
the park sometime between August 1, thru mid
September 2011. Because prescribed burns are so
dependent on weather conditions, a 20-day block
of time has been identified.
Approximately 100 acres of
forest and grassland will be burned at the park.
The burn will be conducted under the guidance of
National Park Service fire personnel. The
objective of the controlled burn is to reduce
wildfire risk and enhance the tallgrass prairie
and woodland habitats through the reduction of
fuel loads and woody species. Most of the park
will remain open to visitors during the burn,
although temporary closure of portions of the
trails will be necessary to ensure visitor
safety. The burn is expected to last one day.
Tallgrass prairie once covered
more than 140 million acres of the United States.
Nearly all of it is gone, plowed under for
agriculture. Prairies respond to their
environment, which include soil type, water
availability, and natural processes such as
grazing and fire. Most ecologists agree that for
the last 5,000 years, prairie vegetation would
have mostly disappeared if it had not been for
the burning of these grasslands. Areas of
restored tallgrass prairie can be found at George
Washington Carver National Monument. With
prescribed fire, these fragile ecosystems will be
preserved for generations to come.
Administered by the National
Park Service, an agency of the Department of the
Interior, George Washington Carver National
Monument preserves the birthplace and childhood
home of George Washington Carver, scientist,
educator, and humanitarian. All activities and
events are free to the public.
The monument is located two
miles west of Diamond, Missouri on Highway V.
County Jail Count
187 August 2,
Including Placed out of County
Got another one a those
letters from Nigeria the other day. I suppose
I could get into real trouble, cause
the letter says the "deal" is
confidential. The letter looks like it was
run on a copy machine.
After readin it
several times I still dont know for
sure what it says or means.
I do understand that they
want me to fax em my bank account
number and this has somethin to do with
some $31.5 million created by the "over
costing of job/services done to our ministry
by foreign companies."
The letter also assures me
that this "deal is 100% covered from any
form of probe. Thus this transaction is a
hitch free one, now or in future."
I think Ill pass on
this one. Im still gettin those
vitamins I committed to when I ordered a
"free" pen set as a kid.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
HERES A TIP
Get the extra lotion out
of the bottom of a pump bottle by setting the
bottle in hot water and pouring it into a small
bowl. Dip your fingers in and apply.
"To get the dust
off of a bunch of silk or artificial flowers, try
placing them in a medium-size paper bag to which
you add a quarter cup of salt. Close up the bag,
then shake vigorously. The salt will attack the
dust!" -- I.K. in Montana
Try covering windows
with thicker, denser material for curtains in the
summer. It can block the sunlight from coming in
and heating up your home. In the winter, do the
reverse and have a nice set of sheers that will
let the warming sunlight in.
If you need only a small
piece of lemon or lime for a recipe, cut the rest
into smaller pieces and freeze. Its a great
addition to your iced tea -- right out of the
"When I have
bananas that are getting too ripe, I peel them,
mash them and mix with a little lemon juice. Then
I portion them out into an ice-cube tray. When
frozen, they can be popped out into a zipper-top
bag. They are easy to use in morning smoothies.
The lemon juice helps keep them from
browning." -- E.A. in Kentucky
"I use my clothes
washer as my mop bucket when mopping the kitchen
floor. (Its next to the kitchen.) When
finished, the water spins out. I refill it, add
some bleach to disinfect it, and spin that out.
Done! Theres no bucket to fall over or
empty out or push around." -- W.T. in North
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