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Friday, December 23, 2011 Volume XX, Number 134

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?...Free Christmas Gift Wrapping to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be held thru Christmas Eve from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 116 W. 2nd St. (former Bank of America bank lobby) donations accepted.

Did Ya Know?...City-wide leaf pickup program will run from Nov. 1 through Dec. 30. Call the Street Department at 237-702

today's laugh

Two guys were working for the city. One would furiously dig a hole, then the other would come behind him and quickly fill the hole. They were drenched in sweat.

A man watching from the sidewalk couldn’t believe how hard they were working, but also couldn’t understand what they were doing. Finally he said:

"I’m confused. You dig a hole and then your partner comes behind you and fills it up again!"

The digger leaned on his shovel and replied, "Oh yeah, it must look funny. You see, the lazy bum who plants the trees is sick again today!"


"If guns are outlawed, how can we shoot the liberals?--Mike Gunn, Mississippi senator, 1991


Q: What kind of shoes do frogs wear?

A: Open toad!


A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.


Rose Crandall Victim of an

Accident at the Slaughter House.

While Rose Crandall and Tom Rutherford were skinning a beef at Henry Rose’s slaughter house near the brick yards yesterday afternoon, the latter’s knife slipped and struck Crandall in the back of the right wrist, cutting a deep and dangerous wound.

Robert Sharp brought Crandall up town where Ed Ray, a medical student at the office of his step-father, Dr. Taylor, dressed the wound. It was not found necessary to sew it up.

M. B. Johnston will put a basement and new foundation under his house on South Maple street beginning next week. Tom Gatlin and T. W. Thurston are the contractors.

  Today's Feature

Alcohol Sting.

On Saturday, December 17, 2011, members of the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office and MADD conducted an underage alcohol compliance check of businesses that sell alcohol in Jasper County, MO.

A total of 53 businesses were checked.45 were compliant.

8 were non-compliant. They are:

*Maria’s Mexican Restaurant, 32nd and Arizona in Joplin.

Frank’s Lounge, Main and 23rd Street in Joplin

*Discount Liquor and Smokes, 1817 S. Main in Joplin

**Paddoc Liquor, Old 66 and Stateline Road, Joplin

Kum-n-Go, 1006 S. Rangeline Road, Joplin

DJ’s Drive Thru Liquor, 10th and Maiden Lane, Joplin

Brad’s Liquor Store, Oronogo

*Summer Fresh Market, Carl Junction

* Paperwork was sent to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office for filing of charges ** Was arrested on scene for Sale to Minor and Resisting or Interfering with Arrest

Jasper County Jail Count

181 December 22, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

I find myself readin’ the labels of various packaged snacks in a weak moment from time to time. I have noticed one ingredient that has perked my curiosity.

I have yet to figure why they identify "mechanically separated chicken." This precisely defined meat product pops up in hot dogs, polish sausages, and various snack sticks like Slim Jims.

Havin’ known some folks that worked in a hot dog factory, I’m not surprised by anything that might be considered fair game as an ingredient, I just can’t understand what difference it makes if the chicken is "mechanically separated." I’ve never seen the designation for beef or pork.

In reality, I’m prob’ly not wantin’ to hear a detailed explanation. I suppose some things are better left unknown.

This is some fact, but mainly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Column

Today’s message will be short, but I wanted to wish all the readers ( I sound like Mike Pound who always writes "all my 10 readers!" ) a very Happy Christmas, as I am a Christian, and to all a prosperous New Year. Like you, I am still adding to a gift list, and don’t forget, the gift of art is always a wonderful idea for both personal as well as group gifts. No other gift can be appreciated by so many people at the same time! Locally, we have two fine galleries that sell original art, both Cherry’s Frame and Gallery on Howard St. near the square and Koka Gallery on Main, just south of the square. Either of these establishments is locally owned and features both local and area artists work in all price points. Stop by for that last minute gift you may need for a difficult relative or friend—someone who has everything. Art is always appreciated and no one can have too much! (No, really. As a former interior designer, I know firsthand that there is always more space on a wall if you look hard enough!) Shop locally, and shop the galleries. They have wonderful things. See you in 2012!

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