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Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Volume XX, Number 106

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?...The Carthage Crisis Center will have their Thanksgiving Day Family Dinner from noon to 2 p.m. at their location at 100 S. Main. Free - Everyone is welcome that needs a place to celebrate.

Did Ya Know?...Grace Episcopal Coffeehouse Concert will be Sat., Nov 19 at 7 p.m. featuring Lynn Sutter Adler and Lindy Hearne in Parish Hall, 820 Howard. $10 donation suggested

today's laugh

"Madam, in all my years in dentistry that’s the biggest cavity I’ve ever seen. That’s the biggest cavity I’ve ever seen."

"I heard you, doctor. You don’t have to repeat yourself."

"Who’s repeating?" says the dentist. "That was an echo."


Two Irishmen met once, and referred to the illness of a third.

"Poor Michael Hogan! Faith, I’m afraid he’s going to die," said one.

"And why would he die?" asked the other.

"Oh, he’s got so thin! You’re thin enough, and I’m thin—but, by my sowl, Michael Hogan is thinner than both of us put together."


Said an Irish justice to a blustering prisoner on trial; "We want nothing from you, sir, but silence, and very little of that."


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

M. M. Buergy Claims $2,000 From City.

Attorney J. H. Tyree appeared before the City Council in the interest of M. M. Buergy, who was injured by the electric light wire in front of the Commercial hotel last October. He presented a claim for $2,000 damages and explained that they at one time began suit but withdrew it.

The city attorney said that he filed a motion requiring Mr. Buergy to file a bond for costs, and that that was when the suit was withdrawn. The council went on with business, ignoring the claim, not even referring it to a committee.

Complaint was made that the extension of the water mains on South Maple street, which should have gone 1,600 feet, had only been made 600 feet and that a new fire plug had been put in at the wrong place on this line.

The water committee was instructed to investigate.


  Today's Feature

Hospital Info .

McCune Brooks Regional Hospital will host an informational Q&A, specific to the MBRH / Sisters of Mercy Health Systems relationship and future plans on Wednesday, November 16th from 6 to 7:30pm. The event will consist of several kiosks located in and around the Wellness Center and feature key employees of MBRH and Mercy at each location to present information and answer questions.

Attendees are requested to enter through the south entrance of the hospital; Leggett and Platt Wellness Center.

Following the May 22nd tornado, McCune-Brooks offered care to St. John’s Medical Center’s patients and a place for their physicians to practice; later MBRH expanded the number of available beds, the Birthing Center, surgery and ER via a Mercy gift of $1.8 million.

Early in November McCune-Brooks and Mercy announced plans to enter into a lease agreement. That agreement was presented to the Carthage City Council November 8th with the expectation that Mercy will assume control of the hospital January 1, 2012. McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital will partner with Mercy to become the designated northeast medical center, providing increased services and accessibility to residents in this area.

Jasper County Jail Count

180 November 14, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

Hurry up and wait. Nothin’ more frustratin’ for most folks.

I grew up hearin’ Mom say Dad didn’t like ta stand in lines ‘cause of all his line standin’ durin’ WWII. I seriously doubt he liked it much before he joined the Air Corp.

What’s really aggravatin’ is to stand in long line just to find out you get to take a number, then wait some more till you’re called.. I suppose seein’ those long lines in front of a theater must mean folks think it’s worth the wait.

Those who camp out on the sidewalk just to get tickets to some event have always been a curiosity, I’ve done some campin,’ but usually out in the woods.

The universal rule of havin’ to go to the end of the line if ya cut in is taken seriously by those campers I’d guess.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• "My husband has a large family that lives quite a distance away. We are visiting them for the first time with our two young children. To keep the kids from feeling overwhelmed (and to brush up myself), I created a photo look book of the family members we are likely to be around. The kids will be familiar with their faces, and they won’t seem as much like strangers." -- U.L. in Washington

• "I have a tip about putting out candles. You can put a little water in the bottom of a glass votive cup before you put in a votive candle. Then, when the candle burns and the wax goes down, it won’t stick to the cup. Thanks for the good tips." -- A.D. in Georgia

• Have a leaky fridge door? Try this first. Clean the seal gasket with a mild soap and water. Then apply a very thin layer of petroleum jelly to all sides. If you can shut a dollar in the door and it slips right out, you might need to replace the gasket.

• "Everyone has had the experience of putting a pair of socks in the laundry, never to see them as a pair again. This is a winner. I join my socks together with a safety pin, and they always return to me as a pair." -- J.P. in Maryland

• A great way to clean the shower naturally? Vinegar! Fill a spray bottle with vinegar and spray directly on shower walls after bathing. It’s great at beating bacteria and mold. And it’s a great natural alternative to chemical cleaners.

• How old is your fire extinguisher? If you don’t know, find out. If you can’t tell, replace it. Fire extinguishers lose pressure over time -- even if they’ve never been used -- so they need to be replaced or serviced every five to 10 years. Yours might be marked with an expiration date. So be safe this holiday, and check it out.

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