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Wednesday, December 28, 2011 Volume XX, Number 139

did ya know?.

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

Here in Kentucky, you don’t see too many people hang-gliding. Ol’ Zeek decided to save up and get a hang-glider. He takes it to the highest mountain, and after struggling to the top, he gets ready to take flight. He takes off running and reaches the edge--into the wind he goes!

Meanwhile, Maw and Paw Hicks were sittin’ on the porch swing talkin’ bout the good ol’ days when maw spots the biggest bird she ever seen!

"Look at the size of that bird, Paw!" she exclaims.

Paw raises up, "Git my gun, Maw."

She runs into the house, brings out his pump shotgun. He takes careful aim. BANG...BANG.....BANG.....BANG! The monster size bird continues to sail silently over the tree tops.

"I think ya missed him, Paw," she says.

"Yeah," he replies, "but at least he let go of ol’ Zeek!"

Q. What do you get if you cross the Godfather with a philosopher?

A. An offer you can’t understand


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

Was a Story of Hypnosis.

The "Hindoo Hoodoo" last night at the Grand was the story of a disciple of Mahatma, an Indian sorcerer, who hypnotized two men and sent their souls to the stars, then called one of them back and sent it into the wrong man, when his occult power failed. The play then was a series of funny breaks, in love and business, made by one man who thought he was somebody else.

A fair-sized audience attended. The two leading parts were well played and the support was quite good. The audience was kept in an almost constant laugh from start to finish.

Fred Blair is very thankful to several friends who on Christmas sent a turkey and some other articles to his old father, Berry Blair, who has been sick for over a year past and is partially paralyzed, depending on his son for support.

  Today's Feature


The generosity of individuals and businesses in Jasper County ment the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office and local volunteers were able to take 117 children shopping on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at the Carthage Wal-Mart for the annual Shop with a Deputy event.

Each child was able to spend $100.00. Reportedly, a lot of bikes, clothes and toys leave Wal-Mart that day. The kids seemed to have a great time and were very appreciative of everything they received. There was also a lot of positive feedback from the parents as well as the volunteers and the employees of Wal-Mart.

Food Baskets.

With extra moneys, the Sheriff’s Office bought and delivered 35 baskets of food to deserving residents of Jasper County.

The program, an expansion of the Shop with a Deputy program, enables select Jasper County families to enjoy a few more food items during the Holiday season.

Most of the recipients are unable to get out and shop for themselves, so Department felt it eased some of their burden.

Jasper County Jail Count

179 December 28, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

I saw somewhere that one copy of the New York Times contains more information than a person would have been exposed to in a lifetime back in the 1500’s. I suppose on some level that may be fact, but I doubt that the information in any newspaper woulda been much use.

Today the problem seems ta be more of information overload. So much stuff bein’ shoved in the head that the challenge is to sort through ta find somethin’ relevant.

The nice thing about a newspaper is you can pick and choose what ya spend time learnin’. Browse through and pick out things you’re interested in, use the rest to wrap fish or line the bird cage.

The one thing that hasn’t changed in the last few hunderd years, we still want ta know what our neighbors are up to.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• Do you have drawers that stick? If they’re made of wood, just grab a candle and rub the side over the tops of both rails. The wax provides just the right amount of lubrication to keep those drawers sliding in and out without a fight!

• "To cover the blades of our kids’ ice skates when we transport them in the car, my husband cut a section of garden hose that is a little longer than the blade. Then he slit it down the side. We just slip one on each skate, and it protects the blade, as well as anything the blade might run into in the trunk." -- I.L. in Minnesota

• S.L. in Illinois writes: "Here is my tip. When closing a plastic bag, use a clip-type wooden clothespin with a metal frame. It holds much better than a twisty, and takes less time and effort to use."

• To get rid of mascara on clothing, try this trick: Use the dull side of a knife to flake any dried bits away. Moisten stained area and rub it with a bar of soap. Rub the area between your fingers and rinse. Repeat until stain is gone.

• "To remove soot stains from a glass fireplace door, I have found that the best tool is a straight-edge razor. I scrape it to get the gunk off, then clean with equal parts vinegar and water. Use newspaper or a lint-free cloth to buff dry." -- M.R. in New York

• "I was making a repair to a knickknack the other day, and after it was glued, I needed someplace to put it to let the glue dry. The repair was near the bottom, so I couldn’t lay it down on its side without it rolling. My sister suggested using a container of decorative sand I had nearby, and it worked beautifully." -- D.S. in South Carolina

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