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Friday, May 27, 2011 Volume XIX, Number 236
Did Ya Know?.. Received word
that shelters are in need of tarps and duffle bags
(clothes are being donated but were hearing that
some people dont have a way to carry them to where
they can be washed). And, pots, pans, plates, etc. are in
need. Just drop them off at the Y well get them to
Also, we will desperately need
volunteers on Saturday 8 am 5 pm. If you can
donate an hour or two, or know people asking how they can
help, please let me know. This is a big undertaking and
your help is needed & appreciated.
Also, please do not deliver gasoline to
the Y. Were not equipped to handle it.
Bob Brower, Executive Director Fair
Acres Family YMCA 2600 S. Grand Ave. 417-358-1070
During the French revolution, hundreds of people
were guillotined. One day, three men were led up to die.
One was a lawyer, one was a doctor, and the third was an
The lawyer was to die first. He was led
to the guillotine, the attending priest blessed him, and
he knelt with his head on the guillotine. The blade was
released, but stopped halfway down its path.
The priest, seeing an opportunity,
quickly said, "Gentlemen, God has spoken and said
this man is to be spared; we cannot kill him." The
executioner agreed, and the lawyer was set free.
The doctor was next. He was blessed by
the priest, then knelt and placed his head down. The
blade was released, and again stopped halfway down.
Again the priest intervened:
"Gentlemen, God has again spoken; we cannot kill
this man." The executioner agreed and the doctor was
At last it was the engineers
turn. He was blessed by the priest, and knelt, but before
he placed his head on the guillotine he looked up.
Suddenly, he leapt to his feet and cried, "Oh, I see
I have CDO.
Its like Obsessive Compulsive
Disorder, only in alphabetical order, like it should be.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A Letter From Henry
Ed Murdock today received a letter from
Henry Rose who is in St. Margarets hospital in
Kansas City, Kansas, and who was operated upon for hip
joint disease by the head surgeon of the Union Pacific
railway. The letter does not refer to the operation
except to say that it lasted an hour and thirty-five
minutes but from the tone of the message it could not
have been other than a complete success. Mr. Rose speaks
feelingly of the kindness of the sisters and is evidently
in very good spirits. His many friends here will be glad
to know that the operation was successful and that the
popular barber will eventually recover.
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On Wednesday, May 25, at
approximately 2:00 p.m., Deputies were dispatched
to the Central City Storage Unit, located at 20th
and Central City Road in Jasper County. A
concerned citizen noticed 2 male subjects loading
copper wire and scrap metal into their pickup
truck from a storage unit.
Upon arrival, Deputies
questioned Scott A. Foreman, 22 of Centralia, MO,
and Cory A. Smith, 19 of Pratt, KS., as to where
they had got the metal.
It seems the 2 had come from
Columbia, MO yesterday, rented a storage unit for
one day, went last night and stole the wire and
metal from several of the homes in Joplin that
had been destroyed by the tornado.
Foreman and Smith were arrested
and taken to the Jasper County Detention Center
and are awaiting charges to be filed.
On Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at
approximately 11:00 a.m., a Deputy made contact
with Gary Earl Wright, 34 of Rogers, Arkansas.
Wright was near the East Middle School on East
20th in Duquesne. He did not appear to have any
legitimate reason for being in the area. In
Wrights backpack were various tools;
pliers, wrenches, binoculars, flashlight and
screwdrivers. He had a 2-way walkie-talkie on his
person. There was a message on his cell phone he
had sent saying "I am in the corner house
with the orange car. We need to go. I got
everything we will ever need. Please come be a
look out so I can get out of here."
Deputies gave out the
description of the vehicle of Wrights
friend to other law enforcement officers in
the area. Another Deputy stopped the suspect
vehicle near the intersection of 7th and Duquesne
and made contact with Lynette Curry, 25 of
Rogers, Arkansas. Curry admitted to driving
around, waiting to pick up Wright. A search of
her vehicle was conducted. Inside, Deputies found
a gray duffle bag containing hundreds of pieces
of jewelry, a laptop computer, which appeared to
have debris on it from the storm. Also in the
vehicle was a baggy with a white powder substance
in it. It field tested positive for
methamphetamine. A walkie-talkie, matching
Wrights, was located. Curry had the message
from Wright on her cell phone.
Just a short while later, the
victim called dispatch to report his burglary,
which occurred at 4129 E. 24th in Duquesne. The
victim positively identified the laptop computer
and all the jewelry as being his and his
wifes. All stolen property was returned to
Curry and Wright were arrested
and transported to the Jasper County Detention
Center awaiting the filing of their charges.
Curry Burglary 2nd,
Possession of Burglary Tools, Receiving Stolen
Property and Possession of a Controlled
Wright Burglary 2nd and
Possession of Burglary Tools.
The charges for which the above
were arrested are mere accusations and are not
evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the
charges must be presented before a court of
competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine
guilt or innocence.
County Jail Count
May 26, 2011
Including Placed out of County
Ever now and then I like to
drive on a hot, steamy day with all the
windows down and the air conditioner off.
Just ta see if its near as bad as folks
I can remember how amazed
folks were when they heard a neighbor
buyin a convertible with an air
conditioner. Guess they didnt think of
drivin with the top up on occasion.
My grandparents had one a
those water evaporator cans they hooked to
the passengers side window. The main
problem bein it just made ya think it
was gonna cool down eventually.
I havent yet figured
out why air is only conditioned when it is
cooled. Looks ta me like heated air is also
conditioned. Guess heat is a necessity while
cool deserves a more sophisticated
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
SENIOR NEWS LINE
by Matilda Charles
Finding a Good
Researchers at University of
Pittsburghs Graduate School of Public
Health took a close look at the citations for
16,000 nursing homes from the years 2000 to 2007.
They discovered that 15 percent of the facilities
had been cited for a deficiency in infection
control. This is important because nearly 400,000
people die each year from infections.
More than 400 infection-related
citations were in facilities that had low
staffing of registered nurses, nurse aides and
licensed practical nurses. From the study
results, it appears that understaffing can be a
big reason for the lack of infection control.
Could it be as simple as nurses being too busy to
wash their hands? It also was learned that those
facilities cited for lack of infection control
had a poor rating of care in general.
If you have Medicare, there are
places online you can look for ratings
information as part of your search for a good
nursing home. Medicare-eligible facilities are
rated on the www.Medicare.gov site. Called
Nursing Home Compare, the website uses the
five-star system to rate nursing homes in areas
such as fire safety, health inspection, nursing
staff levels and others. Do a search by ZIP code
or city/state of the area youre interested
To be eligible for Medicare,
these facilities must have an annual inspection
and be recertified.
As always, know what Medicare
will and wont pay for. Generally, nursing
homes (skilled nursing facilities and nursing
facilities) are for short stays. If you need
long-term care, perhaps for assistance with daily
living, investigate at-home services.
On the Medicare.gov website
youll also find information such as the
"Nursing Home Checklist" and
"Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home."
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