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Wednesday, June15, 2011 Volume XIX, Number 248

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?..The Nazarene Church located at 2000 Grand will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, June 16 from 11:30 am until 6 p.m.

Did Ya Know?..PRCA & WPRA Presents World Class Benefit Rodeo Entertainment in Carthage, June 17 & 18 starting at 7:30 p.m. nightly. A percentage of the proceeds being donated to the Rebuild Joplin effort.

today's laugh

The Godfather, accompanied by his attorney, walks into a room to meet with his accountant. The Godfather asks the accountant, "Where’s the three million bucks you embezzled from me?"

The accountant doesn’t answer.

The Godfather asks again, "Where’s the three million bucks you embezzled from me?"

The attorney interrupts, "Sir, the man is a deaf-mute and cannot understand you, but I can interpret for you."

The Godfather says, "Well, ask him where the @#!*@#!* money is."

The attorney, using sign language, asks the accountant where the three million dollars is.

The accountant signs back, "I don’t know what you’re talking about." The attorney interprets to the Godfather, "He doesn’t know what you’re talking about."

The Godfather pulls out a pistol, puts it to the temple of the accountant, cocks the trigger and says, "Ask him again where the @#!*@#!* money is!"

The attorney signs to the accountant, "He wants to know where it is!"

The accountant signs back, "Okay! Okay! The money’s hidden in a suitcase behind the shed in my backyard!"

The Godfather says, "Well, what did he say?"

The attorney interprets to the Godfather, "He says that you don’t have the guts to pull the trigger."


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

Farm House on George Koontz’s Place Robbed.

The house on George W. Koontz’s dairy farm 3 1/2 miles east of Carthage on the Avilla road was entered by burglars yesterday while the family who occupy it was away on a visit. The thieves cut a screen, unlocked the door and walked in. They made off with a watch belonging to Dave Thomas, who lives on the place and a razor and a small amount of money.

Cars Will Run Thru Sunday.

Beginning Sunday the cars on the electric line will run through to Galena without change. The cars will leave Carthage on the same time as heretofore. The running time from Carthage to Joplin will still be an hour and a half. The time from Joplin to Galena will now be 30 minutes.

County school superintendent, W. N. Wharton, returned yesterday from Jefferson City where he had been on school business.

  Today's Feature

Branson Entertainers Rally for Joplin

Branson entertainers will be stepping up to the microphone to raise money to help residents of Joplin impacted by the May 22 tornado.

On Sunday, June 26, at the Mansion Theatre in Branson, more than 40 acts from various Branson shows will take to the stage as part of "Branson Cares: A Joplin Benefit concert and telethon."

Show tickets to the 3,000-seat theatre will be available for a minimum donation of $50. Tickets can be purchased at the theatre and online.

In addition to the live performance, the 7-10 p.m. show will be televised on RFD-TV and other television stations around the Midwest, including KOAM and Fox 14 stations from Joplin. It will also be available streaming live online and on select radio stations. Some TV stations will be able to air only part of the performance.

Viewers who cannot make it to the show in Branson will be able to watch a telecast and pledge to the cause by phone, by text or online.

Attendees will also be able to donate to the cause by bidding in a silent auction and by attending a VIP meet and greet event.

While the list is still growing, performers slated to appear during the three-hour show include: Jim Stafford, Tony Orlando, The Lennon Sisters, Shoji Tabuchi, The Hughes Brothers, The Duttons, The Haygoods, Jim Barber and many more.

All proceeds from the events will go specifically toward helping to rebuild non-profit St. John’s Mercy Hospital as well as to replenish the destroyed band instruments for the Joplin school system.

Jasper County Jail Count

214 June 14, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

I didn’t get an "allowance" on a regular basis while growin’ up. My folks encouraged such things as paper routes or lawn mowin’ for extra money.

On the occasion that a legitimate purchase was necessary, there would always be careful consideration before the money was allocated.

Havin’ an older brother, may folks were well aware of such innocent requests as bein’ able to go out for basketball for instance. Right off the bat there was a pair a shoes. Baseball included the cleats, glove, hat, and other miscellaneous protective equipment.

There was the understandin’ at our house that once the investment was made, an honest effort was expected. The next season’s purchase was dependent on that.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• Use a measuring cup when adding detergent to the washer. You’ll avoid using too much detergent, which can get costly. You’ll also avoid having residual soap left in the fabric.

• If you have air conditioning, use a programmable thermostat. You can set it to a higher temperature overnight, when it’s naturally cooler, and have it cool down the house right about the time you’ll get home, so there’s no wasted energy cooling a house with no one in it.

• "When putting woody-stemmed flowers, such as roses, in a vase, cut the stem diagonally and whack with a small mallet. It will absorb water much better this way." -- A.R. in Mississippi

• Save small milk cartons and wash well. Fill with water and freeze. You can use these in your picnic basket for an easy cold pack to keep foods chilled.

• Too many suds in the sink? Try sprinkling them with salt. The foam will settle down quickly!

• "Shower rings (the hooks that hold your shower curtain to the curtain bar) can be used for lots of things. I keep one in my sewing basket to hold safety pins. It’s terrific, and the pins are orderly and easy to find." -- E.L. in Utah

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