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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 Volume XIX, Number 243
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. www.carthagesaddleclub.webs.com.
Without geometry, life is pointless.
A man passing an orchard noticed a
farmer with a herd of pigs gathered around his feet. The
farmer was holding a pig up above his shoulder so it
could bite off an apple. Then, he put the pig down and
raised another, then another.
The passerby shouted to the farmer:
"Why dont you just shake the tree and let the
apples fall on the ground? That would save a lot of
The farmer responded, "What do
pigs care about time?"
The racehorse owner was annoyed with
the running of his horse at the race.
He turned on the jockey.
"Flaherty, could you not have
"Sure I could have, but you know
we are supposed to stay on the horse."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Now 73 Prisoners in
the County Jail -
There were 73 prisoners in the county
jail this morning and this with the thermometer in the
90s. Then it is considered that the jail was built
to accommodate about twenty-five, it can be judged
whether or not the institution is over-crowded.
The highest record of attendance is 82
and was reached in Sheriff W. S. Cranes
administration. As a usual thing the number dwindles very
materially in summer, but this year no such decrease can
be noticed. This indicates that the regular jail
population is growing.
In the wintertime many persons
purposely commit some minor offense in order to bread
into jail and thus secure food and shelter, but that
class steer clear of prison in the summer. No sane person
would purposely break into the Jasper county bastile
during the heated term crowded as it is.
Lem Sheppards concerts
are an eclectic blend of contemporary folk, blues
and history. He will perform at the Jim Spradling
Memorial Carthage Acoustic Music Festival
Saturday at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Lemuel Sheppard has toured
nationally for over twenty years, including a
performance at The Kennedy Center in 2000. He has
also performed in Brazil and South Africa.
The US Embassy referred to
Lemuel as "The perfect touring artist,
Talented, flexible, knowledgeable of his own
culture and interested in others."
Recently Lemuel was inducted in
the Oklahoma blues hall of fame, he composed and
performed the sound track to the award winning
PBS documentary "Black, White &
Brown" on the 50th anniversary of the Brown
vs. Topeka Board of Education.
Lemuel has been touring the
United States performing over 200 shows in as
County Jail Count
200 June 7, 2011
Including Placed out of County
Did a drive through of
Joplin from Maiden Lane to the new by-pass
over the weekend. We have a continuous video
of the drive on our web site,
I know a lot of folks like
myself have stayed away to let emergency
personnel do their job. Hopefully the video
will give a real sense of the power of the
tornado and the enormity of the task ahead
for those affected.
There is a lot of
information being passed along on the
internet, but those who arent connected
miss most of that. Well try to keep a
good portion of it in print to keep the
The Y seems to be
keepin a good handle on what is needed.
Call them if you want to help.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
HERES A TIP
Purchase a large tub of
cookie dough, and when you make the first batch,
go ahead and portion out the remaining dough by
teaspoons onto a cold cookie sheet. Freeze as
balls, and then replace them in the container
they came from. Refreeze. Now you can take out
only as many cookies as you want to make, and
cook them straight from frozen.
"This is a tip for
painting stairs. Paint every other stair. Let
them dry. Then paint the other stairs. This will
make your staircase useable the whole way through
your paint job." -- R.L. in Michigan
Spray old artificial
flowers with hair spray to make the look fresh
Many food containers can
be reused to store personal items. Glass jars can
be cleaned and labels removed. Paperboard boxes
can be custom trimmed and covered with leftover
wrapping paper or wallpaper. Paper milk cartons
can be cleaned with soap and water, dried
thoroughly and then painted to hold a variety of
items. Dont overlook the many possibilities
in a piece of recycling or trash.
Use plain household
vinegar to kill grass that grows in the cracks of
walkways and driveways.
"Use bathroom fans
appropriately. Make sure to turn them off. They
vent air to the outside, and that includes your
paid-for air conditioning, too. Close the
bathroom door after showering and let the fan run
for about 10 minutes. Then turn it off." --
D.A. in Texas
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