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Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Volume XX, Number 27

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. The Carthage Crisis Center Presents A Free Furniture and Appliance Distribution for Tornado Survivors and other Needy Families At 9 AM on Saturday August 6, 2011 at 100 Main Street.

Did Ya Know?..The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29. Areas will be sprayed between the hours of 8 p.m. and midnight the day of garbage pick-up.

today's laugh

A priest, a doctor, and a professional golfer were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers.

GOLFER: What’s with these guys? We have been waiting for 15 minutes!

DOCTOR: I don’t know but I’ve never seen such ineptitude!

PRIEST: Hey, here comes the greenskeeper. Let’s have a word with him. Say George, what’s with that group ahead of us? They’re rather slow aren’t they?

GEORGE: Oh yes. That’s a group of blind firefighters. They lost their sight while saving our clubhouse last year. So we let them play here anytime free of charge.

PRIEST: That’s so sad. I think I will say a special prayer for them tonight.

DOCTOR: Good idea. And I’m going to contact my ophthalmologist buddy and see if there’s anything he can do for them.

GOLFER: Why can’t these guys play at night?


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

Fell 145 Feet.

Ben Dixon, a miner in the Perkins mine tract, fell 145 feet to the bottom of the shaft and did not break a bone. His hips and spine are seriously injured by the shock and it is feared he has internal injuries that will prove fatal. This is the fourth accident he has had of this kind, once falling 200 feet, another time 80 feet and again while in a Colorado silver mine, went down an incline on an escaped car. The last had the most serious results, as his skull was fractured and his leg and collar bone broken.

Killed a ‘Possum in Town.

Joe Hall, salesman at the Hatch clothing store, last evening caught and killed a ‘possum in front of J.A. Mitchell’s residence on south main street.

It is Roy, Erwin and Harry Doerner who have the pretty little Shetland colt mentioned a day or so ago. Their names were given wrong in the mention.

  Today's Feature

Sheriff Gets New Line Item.

The Jasper County Commissioners voted to amend the General Revenue Budget and establish a contingency line item for the Sheriff’s Department yesterday during their regular weekly meeting.

The line item was created to accommodate payments received by insurance companies for damage incurred during the Joplin Tornado.

Just over $24,000 was transferred to the account to compensate for damaged vehicles sustained by the Department.

Sheriff Dunn told the Commission that another claim came in and others may be expected. County Auditor Richard Webster said the Commission would likely have to go through this process several times over the next few weeks. Webster informed the Sheriff that the funds had already been placed in the account and were available for his use.

The Commission adjourned to a closed session meeting.

There was no mention during the meeting concerning the law suit filed by the Sheriff against the Commission.

Jasper County Jail Count

196 July 26, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

I always got a kick outa those commercials that have the multi-use gadgets. Slices, dices, peels and mashes type a gadgets.

\I grew up around gadget uncles and other family members. I personally always like to have good tools, but usually tools that did one job and did it really well.

It always seemed like the more uses a gadget had, the less likely it would be to do any one thing as well as it should.

The knife with a spoon and fork on it for instance. Lookin’ at it, you’d think it was a great idea. The problem is usually when I’m usin’ a fork, I need a knife ta cut with. That’s somethin’ that ya can’t do with that particular gadget. So you’ve got to choose; use the knife or use the fork. One of ‘em is gonna be useless.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• "To help our children learn the placement of states, we glued a map to a piece of cardboard, then used a razor knife to cut each state out along its lines. This created a puzzle. It made learning the states fun. We wrote the capitals on the backs, so we learned those, too." -- M.A. in Georgia

• Keep extra magazines in the car to read when you have to wait or while sitting in line at the bank or a fast-food drive through.

• "I love self-sticking notes to stay organized. I use them on my bathroom vanity mirror so that I can preplan my day in my head while getting ready in the morning." -- E.T. in Georgia

• "I purchased extra-large safety pins and used scraps of fabric to designate towels for family members. I wrote each of our names in washable ink on several ‘tags,’ which are then attached to our bathing towel. I can tell in an instant who has left his or her towel on the floor/bed/etc. And I am washing a lot less towels now." -- D.L. in Ohio

• "I had a few old mouse pads that were lying around. I used embroidery floss to stitch a few together and I use them as a kneepad in the garden. The bonus is that it rolls up for storage!" -- A.C. in N, Mexico

• Keep and wash thoroughly any vegetable or meat trays (discard broken ones or pierced ones). They can be used as paint tray for small projects around the house, or for the children.

• Need to chill some drinks for a party fast? Pile on the ice, of course, then add the secret weapon: water. Icy water chills drinks quicker than placing them in ice alone. The heat is transferred from the warm drinks to the water because there’s total contact.

• "At my child’s day care, there is a ‘Where’s Mommy and Daddy?’ board. Parents bring in a picture of themselves at their job, and the children can see the picture and know that it shows what Mommy or Daddy is doing while the child is playing." -- S.E. in Missouri

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