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Thursday, January 6, 2011 Volume XIX, Number 137

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Did Ya Know?...The Carthage Business Women of Missouri have Black Walnuts and Pecans for $9 a pound. Sales supports a Scholarship Program. 358-3505

today's laugh

One day the first grade teacher was reading the story of Chicken Little to her class. She came to the part of the story where Chicken Little tried to warn the farmer. She read, ".... and so Chicken Little went up to the farmer and said, "The sky is falling, the sky is falling!"

The teacher paused then asked the class, "And what do you think that farmer said?"

One little girl raised her hand and said,

"I think he said: ‘Holy Mackerel! A talking chicken!’"


One day a boy asked his grandpa "grandpa make a frog sound"

The grandfather asked why?

The boy said, "Grandma says when you croak we are going to Hawaii"


When a man with nine children was asked how he handled illness among his children, he said, "When the first born coughed or sneezed, I called the ambulance. When the last one swallowed a quarter, I told him that it was coming out of his allowance!"


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


The Southwestern Belgian Hare Association of this city met last night at the Campbell-Wright Mercantile company’s store and arranged to have their hare exhibit here February 6 and 7, this being the earliest date on which R. J. Finley of Macon, can be secured to act as judge. He is a recognized authority on the Belgian hare and has been secured for many hare exhibits in the state, including the big one at St. Louis in connection with the "Poultry and pet stock fair" there.

It is hoped to have extensive exhibits here from Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas as well as Missouri. The details of arrangements will be made later. It will probably be arranged to have a Belgian hare bake for the last evening of the show, when sandwiches of hare meat will be served free. There is some fine hare stock here, as well as at many neighboring towns, and it is expected that the exhibit will be a great success.

  Today's Feature

Busy Holiday for Sheriff Dept.

12/30/2010 @ 8:40 a.m., Gerrald R. Bogart, 57 of Nevada, MO, was arrested for Driving While Revoked at Hwy. 96 and CL 274 in Jasper County.

12/30/2010 @ 11:00 a.m., Billy L. Mills, 49 of Joplin, was arrested for Driving While Suspended at Hwy. 43 and Hwy. 171 in Jasper County.

12/30/2010 @ 11:00 a.m., Danny G. Watson, 57 of Joplin, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance at Hwy. 43 and Hwy. 171 in Jasper County after being found in possession of a Fentanyl Transdermal patch, during a vehicle stop.

12/30/2010 @ 1:25 p.m., Dakota K. Ogden, 19 of Carthage, was arrested for Felony Resisting Arrest by Fleeing from Law Enforcement Creating Substantial Risk of Serious Physical Injury or Death to Any Person, Illegally Operated All-Terrain Vehicle Upon Highway, Failed to Yield to Emergency Vehicle and Operated All-Terrain Vehicle While Illegally Carrying Passenger at CR 180 and Jayhawk Road in Jasper County, when a Deputy attempted to stop the ATV, it failed to yield. The driver then fled on foot and was apprehended.


12/30/2010 @ 2:55 p.m., Jayma Jewsbury, 36 of Joplin, was arrested for Endangering the Welfare of a Child 2nd, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia at 404 North Main Street in Joplin after a Search Warrant was served on her property. Marijuana and its paraphernalia were found in the home and it was determined a 4 year old child lived there as well.

12/30/2010 @ 7:00 p.m., Shawn D. Houston, 26 of Reeds, was arrested for Felony Stealing at 5th and Moist in Reeds.

12/30/2010 @ 7:00 p.m., Cloie Joles, 34 of Pine Bluff, AR, was arrested for Fraudulent use of Credit Device and Forgery at 5th and Moist in Reeds, after using a stolen debit card at the Econo Lodge in Carthage.

12/30/2010 @ 8:20 p.m., Megan Scott, 30 of Joplin, was arrested for Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance at 709 W. 17th in Joplin.

12/30/2010 @ 8:20 p.m., Steven Buerge, 42 of Webb City, was arrested for Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Ephedrine with Intent to Manufacture, Resisting Arrest, Assault on Law Enforcement Officer 3rd, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Fugitive From Out of State Warrant at 709 W. 17th Street in Joplin.

Deputies received an anonymous tip of a meth lab being at the residence. When Deputies arrived, Buerge fled on foot. Deputy caught up with Buerge and he became combative. Deputies applied for and were granted a search warrant for the residence. A meth lab and other components associated with a meth lab were recovered. Pseudophedrine pills and 2 baggies with white powder residue, believed to be methamphetamine, were found on Buerges person.

12/31/2010 @ 12:30 a.m., Samuel L. Baird, 30 of Carthage, was arrested for DWI at Center and Grove Streets in Carthage.

12/31/2010 @ 8:15 p.m., Garrett E. Cleveland, 31 of Sarcoxie, was arrested for 1 Traffic Warrant at CR 40 and Indigo Road in Jasper County.

12/31/2010 @ 10:10 p.m., Shannon E. Cones, 41 of Joplin, was arrested for Harassment and 1 Criminal Warrant at 406 S. Forest Street in Joplin after making repeated harassing and threatening phone calls to the victim.

12/31/2010 @ 11:50 p.m., Amanda J. Allen, 30 of Joplin, was arrested for 1 Criminal Warrant at Colonial and MacArthur in Webb City.

1/1/2011 @ 12:45 a.m., Brandon D. Cline, 27 of Joplin, was arrested for Driving While Suspended at Madison and MacArthur in Webb City.

1/1/2011 @ 5:05 p.m., Jackie R. Fennimore, 60 of Carthage, was arrested for Assault 3rd, Driving While Intoxicated by Drugs and Possession of Marijuana at Hwy 249 and Zora in Jasper County after an individual witnessed Fennimore smoking marijuana in his vehicle. The witness questioned Fennimore about what he had seen and Fennimore charged toward him, then fled in his vehicle. When Deputies found and stopped the vehicle, a bag of green leafy substance was found in the vehicle. Fennimore did not satisfactorily complete the field sobriety tests.

1/2/2011 @ 1:40 a.m., Bryon A. Hansen, 28 of Joplin, was arrested for DWI and Driving While Suspended at Hwy. 171 and Hwy. 43 in Jasper County.

1/2/2011 @ 12:50 p.m., Lonnie L. Boyd, 29 of Joplin, was arrested for No Valid Driver’s License at 7th and Maiden Lane in Joplin.

1/2/2011 @ 8:15 p.m., Blake A. Pugh, 27 of Carthage, was arrested for Domestic Assault 3rd at 1330 W. Budlong #9 in Carthage after beating on the door and throwing rocks at the residence, he grabbed victim and shook her while screaming at her.

1/3/2011 @ 1:05 a.m., Jennifer L. Henson, 26 of Joplin, was arrested for Domestic Assault 2nd at 1662 S. Black Cat Road in Jasper County after kicking in the door, threatening victim with a bat and knife.

1/3/2011 @ 2:45 p.m., 4 individuals were arrested after a Sheriff’s Deputy attempted a vehicle stop near the intersection of Hwy. 43 and Gum Road in Jasper County. The stop was in reference to careless and imprudent driving by excessive speed and passing vehicles on the shoulder, nearly causing accidents.

Justin C. Cochran, 18 of Pittsburg, KS, was the driver of the vehicle. He failed to yield to an emergency vehicle and fled on foot from Deputy. Cochran is being charged with Resisting Arrest by Fleeing, Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle and Careless and Imprudent Driving.

Dakota Clay, 20 of Pittsburg, KS, was also in the vehicle and fled from Deputy after vehicle stopped. Clay is being charged with Resisting Arrest by Fleeing and a Fugitive From Justice Warrant.

Devin Clay, 17 of Pittsburg, KS, was in the vehicle and fled from Deputy after vehicle stopped. Devin is being charged with Resisting Arrest by Fleeing.

Justin N. Havens, 17 of Pittsburg, KS, also fled from Deputy. A plastic baggie with a green leafy substance was found in Havens pocket. Havens is being charged with Resisting Arrest by Fleeing and Possession of Marijuana.

The charges for which the above were arrested are mere accusations and are not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.


By Monte Dutton

Earnhardt Jr. Still a Winner With Fans

At the moment, there is no direct correlation between popularity and performance at NASCAR’s level.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., who won a fan vote to become the Sprint Cup Series’ Most Popular Driver for the eighth year in a row, finished a mere 21st in the point standings. The season wasn’t without its high points: Earnhardt had a pole, three top-five finishes and eight top 10s. He failed, however, to make the Chase for the second time in as many years and a fourth time in the past six.

The third-generation driver -- father Dale won seven championships and grandfather Ralph was a legendary short-track champion -- has won just one Cup race in the last four seasons.

"My fan base has stayed strong," said Earnhardt Jr. " It’s become an important honor each year for me, and I’m glad that fans still feel their support for me. I appreciate their dedication and loyalty."

Believe it or not, Earnhardt isn’t the all-time leader in Most Popular Driver awards. Bill Elliott, still active at age 55, won the award 10 years in a row and 16 times overall before "withdrawing from consideration" after claiming the award for the 16th time in 2002.

The latest attempt to get Earnhardt back "up to speed" is a change of crew chiefs. Three of the four drivers at Hendrick Motorsports will be matched with different crew chiefs. Steve Letarte, formerly with Jeff Gordon, will now direct Earnhardt’s efforts. Lance McGrew moves to Mark Martin’s team, and Alan Gustafson will now work with Gordon.

For obvious reasons, the pairing of five-time champion Jimmie Johnson with Chad Knaus will remain intact.

Earnhardt’s star has dimmed since he finished third in the 2003 standings and won a career-best six races the following year. He hasn’t won more than a single race in any season since. His career victory total, 18, ranks him in a tie for 38th place all-time.

Just Jake Talkin'

I lost my baseball glove once. Don’t know ‘xactly how it happened, but I got home without it after a game and went back to the field where I last saw it and it was gone.

At that time in my life the ball glove was onea the most important tools a kid could have. Not only did it affect the practiced art of scoopin’ up a hot grounder, there were hours of time spent rubbin’ it with neatsfoot oil to obtain the soft flexibility.

On top a that, there were the reactions of parents, my parents, to be considered. A ball glove was respected at our house. Ya didn’t throw a glove. Heaven forbid if it got tossed in the dirt. And you kept it secure at all times. Granted someone took the glove, but I was the one who gave ‘em the opportunity. I finished the season with an old glove of my brother’s, but it wasn’t the same.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Columns



Dear Tom and Ray:

I have a great, wonderful, sweet co-worker who may be as wacky as a loon. It was 0 degrees Fahrenheit last week, and she refused to use her rear defroster, claiming it would shatter her rear window. Who is wacko here? Her, for this wacko theory, or me, for not believing her? - Matt

Ray: It depends how cute she is, Matt.

Tom: Actually, we know she’s wrong about the rear window. Car manufacturers are well aware that their vehicles will occasionally be used in temperatures below 0 degrees. And I’ve never seen a warning not to use a rear defroster under those conditions. In fact, those are exactly the kinds of conditions that the rear defroster is made for.

Ray: There are several reasons why the rear window won’t break. First of all, the defroster’s wires, which are embeded in the window, do not produce an enormous amount of heat. Remember, ice melts at any temperature above 32 degrees F, so the window doesn’t have to get very hot.

Tom: If you don’t believe us, unplug your freezer for a couple of hours, until everything’s melting, then grab a bag of frozen peas and see how hot they are to the touch.

Ray: Second, the glass doesn’t change temperature immediately. It’s pretty thick. The heat has to work its way through.

Tom: And finally, the tempered glass used in rear windows is designed to be able to expand and contract without cracking.

Ray: Right. If the glass cracked every time its temperature changed, we’d get a lot of letters about wet interiors in the summer.

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