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Wednesday, December 7, 2011 Volume XX, Number 122

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?...The Nazarene Church at 2000 Grand will host an American Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, Ded. 15 from 11:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Donors will receive a Red Cross t-shirt.

Did Ya Know?...Singles Reaching Out (West) will hold a Christmas party and gift exchange ($7 suggested) on Fri., Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Ulmers Community room, 1208 S. Garrison. Meat will be provided. Info - 359-6062 or 388-3038.

today's laugh

A woman confided to her girlfriend, "My ex-husband wants to marry me again."

The friend said, "How flattering."

The woman replied, "Not really. I think he’s after the money I married him for.


After a series of disastrous holes, the strictly amateur golfer in an effort to smother his rage laughed hollowly and said to his caddie:

"This golf is a funny game."

"It’s not supposed to be," said the boy gravely.


"Congress passed a law allowing teachers to strip-search students. What could possibly go wrong there?!"

--Jay Leno


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


Geo. Graves, of River Street, Had His

Skull Broken by a Falling Drill.

Geo. Graves, of River street, this city, was at work in the Pleasant Valley mine this morning when a steel drill fell, striking him a glancing blow on top of the head. A four-inch gash was cut, and the outer table of the skull was fractured.

The miner was removed to his home, where Dr. Carter dressed the wound, taking five stitches in the scalp. The depression in the skull was probably three-fourths of an inch deep. The doctor pronounces the man badly hurt, but thinks the wound not fatal.

Manager Hamilton of the Grand Opera is negotiating with the agent for "A Telephone Girl," with a view to bringing that attraction here about New Year. He hardly hopes to be successful, however.

  Today's Feature

From the Police Blotter.

12/5/2011 @ 11:50 a.m., a Sheriff’s Deputy was traveling west bound on State Highway 171, just west of the Oak Street exit, when a vehicle passed him at an excessive speed. Deputy activated emergency lights and siren; the vehicle continued west bound. As the pursuit continued, the Deputy was able to make out the license plate and radioed it in to dispatch. The vehicle checked back to Alec C. Doubet, 17 of Carthage. Deputy lost site of the vehicle south bound on State Highway 249.

At approximately 3:00 p.m., another Deputy recognized Doubet’s vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop on him at CR 170 and Jayhawk Road. Doubet, reversed away from the Deputy, and then rammed the front of the Deputy’s patrol vehicle with his vehicle. Doubet failed to yield to the emergency lights and sirens, causing the Deputy to pursue him. Doubet attempted twice more to ram the Deputy’s patrol vehicle. During the third attempt Doubet forced the patrol vehicle into the oncoming lane of traffic and almost off the overpass. Doubet then drove Northbound in the Southbound lane of travel on 71 Hwy at speeds above 100 mph. At 3:22 p.m., the pursuit was terminated and other agencies were notified to watch for him.

At 4:45 p.m., the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office was notified by Carthage Police Department they had arrested Doubet inside the city of Carthage. Carthage Police Officers had been in a pursuit with Doubet just minutes before the first Sheriff’s Deputy’s pursuit.

Paperwork has been submitted to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for consideration of charges for: Resisting Arrest by flight (2 counts), First Degree Assault on Law Enforcement Officer and Careless and Imprudent Driving.

Jasper County Jail Count

169 December 6, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

There is a reassurance in the seasonal changes. Knowledge gained from experience of former winter weather is sometimes forgotten unfortunately. But, lessons will be repeated for those who don’t take advantage of past experience.

I turned on my wipers yesterday mornin’ to clear the light snow from the windshield. They hung for a moment, then swiped across the glass. The lesson was obvious. Part of my wiper blade stayed attached to the ice as the wiper ripped a chunk of the rubber. I’ve seen that before, I though to myself as I mumbled a few words of wisdom I’d learned in other similar experiences.

You might not teach an old dog new tricks, but ya gotta keep tryin’.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• This one bears repeating for all holiday gatherings -- and, really, any gathering throughout the year. When using plastic cups for drinks, put out a marker so that guests can mark their cup before filling. Less cups means less waste, and it’s easy to tell whose cup is whose.

• "This might not be a tip, but I think it’s pretty important. When you don’t have a home phone line, as so many people don’t these days, make sure you have an extra cell-phone battery and that both batteries are charged ahead of bad weather. Also, for those who do have home phone service, make sure you have a regular, non-battery phone, one that is not cordless and that does not plug into anything. When the power goes out, you want to be prepared." -- T.T. in Michigan

• "I know of two ways to clean the glass doors on the fireplace. One is to mix a paste of ash and water and a tiny bit of dishwashing liquid, and use that to scrub soot off. The other is those white ‘magic eraser’ sponges. Make sure you test a little spot, though, because if you have etched glass doors, the sponges can mess them up sometimes." -- H.Z. in Vermont

• "I use bar soap in the bath, but I like to tuck the boxes into my drawers after I open a fresh bar of soap. They smell so good and fresh, and last a surprisingly long time as drawer fresheners." -- K.S. in Nevada

• "Here’s how to get more space in the fridge if you have some dishes that are covered in plastic: Lay chopsticks or kebab sticks across the lip of the dishes, then stack them. This works so well for us that we keep several chopsticks right in the fridge for this purpose." -- C.B. in California

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