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Wednesday, March 23, 2011 Volume XIX, Number 189

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?...Magic Moments Riding Therapy is currently in need of assistance for Saturday morning classes. Volunteers should be at least 14, have some horse experience. 325-4490

today's laugh

"Doctor, doctor!" said the panic-stricken woman, "my husband was asleep with his mouth open, and he’s swallowed a mouse! What shall I do?"

"Quite simple," said the doctor calmly. "You just tie a lump of cheese to a piece of string and lower it into your husband’s mouth. As soon as the mouse takes a bite – haul it out."

"Oh, I see. Thank you, doctor. I’ll go around to the fishmonger straight away and get a cod’s head."

"What do you want a cod’s head for?"

"Oh- I forgot to tell you. I’ve got to get the cat out first!"


One day a man is walking down the street when he sees an old man with a nice looking dog. He goes over to the man and asks: ‘does your dog bite?’ the old man replies ‘No never’. When the man bends down to stroke the dog, it immediately takes a snap at his hand. The man says ‘I thought you said your dog did not bite! ‘I did’ replies the old man, but this isn’t my dog!’


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

Butcher & Chapman Are Forging to the Front.

Two years ago Jay Butcher came to Carthage from Ohio and began working for George Caffee, who then operated a blacksmith shop at the corner of Fifth and Grant streets. The February following, he bought out his employer.

The shop is an imposing brick structure 42 X 50 feet in size, located at the corner of Grant and Fifth streets, and is the largest and best equipped shop in the city - the tools in use being the best and most modern known to the trade. The proprietors make a specialty of horse shoeing and carriage and wagon repair work. Their handmade shoes are in great favor among horsemen. They guarantee all their work to be strictly first-class and their good workmanship and general enterprise are building up for them a splendid class of trade. Anyone wanting work in their line should give them a call and be convinced.

  Today's Feature

Pulbic Safety Sits Tight.

The City Council Public Safety Committee met at the Fire Department Monday evening and heard a request to modify the City’s ordinance that prohibits dogs from being chained or tied. It was noted that Joplin has exceptions to their ordinance that allows dogs to be tethered for up to thirty minutes.

The Committee heard from Police Chief Greg Dagnon and other citizens attending the meeting and voted to leave the ordinance in place as it was written.

The Committee also voted to uphold Chief Dagnon’s decision to keep Scharders Towing off the city’s on call list. The City ordinance relating to the tow list prohibits using a tow company that has a convicted felon as a driver. Bobbi Schrader attended the meeting and presented employee records documenting their eligibility and stated the employee in question was now working at the Schrader salvage yard, a separate business that she ran.

She said she personally wasn’t able to operate the tow business because she was also a convicted felon. Her mother is in charge of that operation.

Just Jake Talkin'

Accordin’ to the Steel Recycling Institute, the automobile is the most recycled consumer product in the world.

They say that recyclin’ just one car saves 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal and 120 pounds of limestone.

Now I’ve not heard of a "save the limestone" organization, but I’m sure there is a finite amount layin’ around for future use.

‘Course the main reason autos are recycled is because there is a market for used steel. Plus it provides enough material that is fairly easy to haul to make it worth the trip.

The Carthage recyclin’ center doesn’t take automobiles, but it does accept a lot of other stuff you have around the house . For more info, call the Engineerin’ Department at 237-7010.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Columns


By JoAnn Derson

• From L.D.W. in Illinois: "When I have a recipe, I put all the ingredients on the counter and as I use each one I put it away. My daughter and daughter-in-law like the idea, as they at one time or another have forgotten an item." I like that one, too, L.D.W. A well-prepared cook makes a delicious meal.

• "To wrap a baby gift in unforgettable gift wrap, circle the announcement in the paper with a colorful marker, then use the newsprint to wrap your package. It has always gotten rave reviews from recipients." -- R.L. in Virginia

• Another reason to get the newspaper: Crushed newspaper makes a great rag for shining windows in your home and in the car. No lint left behind!

• "When thickening soup, don’t overlook instant potato mix. It’s perfect for making a thin broth into a nice, thick stew sauce, and it’s pretty cheap. It only takes a couple of tablespoons." -- I.F. in Utah

• Want delicious fried chicken crust but not the dripping oil? Baste chicken pieces with mayonnaise, then dredge in crushed cracker crumbs mixed with a bit of flour. Bake and enjoy.

• If your plastic food containers develop an unpleasant odor, never fear: Scrub with a paste of baking soda and lemon juice. Rinse and air dry.

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