George Phillips of Meridian Mississippi was
going up to bed when his wife told him that hed
left the light on in the garden shed. George opened the
back door to go turn off the light but saw that there
were people in the shed stealing things.
He phoned the police, who asked
"Is someone in your house?" and he said no.
Then they said that all patrols were busy, and that he
should simply lock his door and an officer would be along
when available. George said "Okay," hung up,
counted to 30, and phoned the police again.
"Hello. I just called you a few
seconds ago because there were people in my shed. Well,
you dont have to worry about them now because
Ive just shot all the sons of guns!" Then he
Within five minutes three police cars,
an Armed Response unit, and an ambulance showed up at the
Phillips residence. Of course, the police caught the
burglars. One of the policemen said to George: "I
thought you said that youd shot them!"
George said, "I thought you said
there was nobody available!"
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A Big Hotel In Prospect.
Rumors That One to be
Constructed Here to Cost $75,000.
It was rumored on the streets today
that the plan of forming a stock company to build a big
hotel here is being discussed by a number of business
men. It is stated on good authority that the matter is
under serious consideration and that it is more than a
The report is that the company will
lease Mr. G. A. Cassils lots at the corner of 6th
and Main streets and there erect a handsome modern hotel
of Carthage stone. It would only be a block from the
square and directly on the street car line. The building,
it is said, is to cost from $50,000 to $75,000 and the
hotel is to be one of the nicest and best equipped in
Circuit clerk Fred B. Norton and wife
left last night for a trip to Port Arthur, Texas. They
will be away about a week.
The bill allows a judge to
release a person before trial on electronic
monitoring or order a person to serve part or all
of a sentence of confinement on electronic
monitoring. All costs associated with electronic
monitoring will be charged to the person on house
A judge may credit any period
of electronic monitoring against any period of
confinement or incarceration ordered; however,
electronic monitoring will not be considered to
be in custody or incarceration for purposes of
eligibility for MO HealthNet benefits or for
purposes of determining responsibility for the
individuals health care.
A court may not place an
individual on electronic monitoring in lieu of
the required imprisonment, community service, or
court ordered treatment program involving
community service, if individual is a prior,
persistent, aggravated, or chronic offender
sentenced pursuant to Section 577.023.
County Jail Count
May 19, 2011
Including Placed out of County
All I can say is its
a good thing that she was sittin at a
stop sign. I almost ran off the road just
tryin to figure out what in the world
was goin on. Here she was, sittin
with no one near, laughin herself
All I can figure is she
heard somethin on the radio that threw
her into a fit of laughter.
Now Im the first to
stand up for the right of anyone ta be as
funny as they want, as long as its
under controlled circumstances. Out in
public, I think there ought to be some
guidelines as to what is considered
acceptable community behavior.
And what about when someone
gets the giggles and all the sudden
everones laughin. Im
tellin ya it has no place on the public
streets. . Giggle free by 2023, theres
a campaign slogan.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
THIS IS A HAMMER
By Samantha Mazzotta
Invasive Plant Can
Q: Help! I planted just one
mint plant last summer in my flower and herb
patch. It died off during the winter, but now
several small mint plants are springing up around
the dead plant and spreading out around the patch
and into my grass. How can I limit this
plants growth? -- Sandra H., via email
A: Mint, like several other
types of plants (including bamboo, jasmine and
wisteria among others), will take over your
garden if its not watched carefully. As a
weed, its opportunistic and hardy. Of
course, its also a great herb to have on
hand, especially in the heat of summer when
its a great addition to a frosty porch
As the plant is spreading right
in the midst of the other plants in the flower
and herb patch during the growth season, ripping
all the offending roots out is not yet possible.
Through the summer and early fall, hand-weed the
mint back as close to its original spot as
possible. Because the mint roots spread
underground, be careful not to pull up the roots
of surrounding herbs and flowers as you weed.
Since youre using it as part of the herb
patch, dont try using a weed-killing
chemical on it.
To keep mint from spreading
beyond its roots, dont allow it to flower -
snap off flowering extensions if and as they
Once the growing season is over
and all your herbs have been harvested, you can
take more drastic measures. Dig up the garden
patch, turning over the soil, so that you can
locate and remove all of the plants root
extensions. You may need to remove part of the
lawn sod on which the mint spread as well, in
order to locate and remove mint roots from it.
Reseed or resod before the first hard frost --
otherwise cover with straw and reseed in early
If you plan to keep the mint
plant, Id recommend carefully digging it up
and transplanting it to a solid-sided pot. It can
be then kept and tended above ground.
HOME TIP: Want to start an herb
garden? Ask at your local garden shop, or
research the best types of herbs for your area.
Also learn how to keep invasive herbs from
spreading beyond their growing area.
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