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Friday, December 30, 2011 Volume XX, Number 140

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

NASA was interviewing professionals to be sent to Mars. Only one could go and couldn’t return to Earth.

The first applicant, an engineer, was asked how much he wanted to be paid for going. ‘A million dollars,’ he answered, ‘because I want to donate it to M.I.T.’

The next applicant, a doctor, was asked the same question. He asked for $2 million. ‘I want to give a million to my family,’ he explained, ‘and leave the other million for the advancement of medical research.’

The last applicant was a lawyer. When asked how much money he wanted, he whispered in the interviewer’s ear, ‘Three million dollars.’

‘Why so much more than the others?’ asked the interviewer.

The lawyer replied, ‘If you give me $3 million, I’ll give you $1 million, I’ll keep $1 million, and we’ll send the engineer to Mars.’


Q: Did you hear about the $3,000,000 Tennessee State Lottery?

A: The winner gets $3 a year for a million years.


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

Suspected of Cattle Stealing.

Francis Rickner who works at the Pleasant Valley mines has been indicted by the grand jury for stealing a cow several months ago. He is strongly suspected of being a member of the same gang with Howard and Neely who were arrested for stealing cattle last fall.

The Frisco line has adopted a new cash fare system for the Inter Urban service. All conductors on the latter division have been provided with one of the little registering machines, thus making it just as convenient for passengers to pay on board the train as to purchase their tickets in advance.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Logan, jr., have changed the date of their card party to be given next Tuesday evening to Monday, the former date conflicting with the reception to be given Miss Helen Clark by the Friday Afternoon club.

  Today's Feature

Extension Council Elections.

The 2012 public election of ten new members and one to fill an uncompleted term for the Jasper County University of Missouri Extension County Council will take place January 17-31.

Every county in Missouri has an extension council made up of elected and appointed members who represent the broad educational needs and backgrounds of people in that county.

Eleven positions on the Council will be filled from the following nominees: Lisa Hale, Jason Hill, Lea Ann Keeling, and Kerry Sturgis, Carthage; Barbara Hunter, Steve Hunter, Glenn Moll, Karen Moll, Jennifer Pryer, Shawn Pryer, and Mark Russell, Jasper; Larry Jackson, Reeds; Donald Shoup and Gary Stubblefield, Carl Junction; Danny Read, Joplin; and Donna Harlan, Sarcoxie.

University of Missouri Extension offers educational programs addressing areas such as agriculture, horticulture, nutrition, family financial education, business and industry, community development and youth development (4-H) for all citizens of Missouri. For information call the Extension office at 417-358-2158.

Jasper County Jail Count

179 December 29, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

Some statistics are pretty informative, others are just interestin’, most just make ya wonder who keeps track of this stuff.

The story I think of was of the two car manufacturers who had a race. Of course one won and one lost. Both, it turned out, widely distributed their own braggin’ rights.

The one that one of course told of comin’ in ahead of its competitor.

The one that lost was more inventive in its delivery of the facts. Number two bragged that it came in second place, while its competitor finished only second from last.

Both stories of course bein’ nothin’ but the truth, but neither really meanin’ much except to the ones tellin’ the tale.

I get the feelin’ that some of the national political figures have heard the story.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Column


By Mick Harper

1. Name the duo that sang "Bird Dog." What was the year?

2. In the question above, just what was a "bird dog"?

3. Who sang the hit song "When Will I See You Again?"

4. Which group recorded "Big Girls Don’t Cry" and when?

5. What was the name of Stevie Wonder’s 1985 hit?

6. Name the group that wrote and recorded "Nothing Else Matters," and the year.

7. Which group is responsible for "Green Tambourine?"


1. The Everly Brothers, in 1958. The song hit near the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, as well as the country and R&B charts.

2. Back in that musically innocent time, a bird dog was a guy who tried to steal another guy’s girl.

3. The Three Degrees, in 1974.

4. The Four Seasons, in 1962. Frankie Valli’s falsetto carried many of the Four Season’s songs.

5. "Part-Time Lover." The song hit the top of multiple charts: pop, R&B and adult contemporary.

6. Metallica, in 1991. The song, a crowd fave, has been covered by numerous groups.

7. The Lemon Pipers, in 1967. The tune, about a street musician, managed a full week at No. 1 on the charts.

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