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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Volume XX, Number 96

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?...Carthage Business Women of Mo. have Black Walnuts, Pecans for sale. Walnuts, $10 lb, Pecans, pieces/halves $13 lb.358-3505.

today's laugh

You have to be careful with your fax machine. I got my tie caught in one, and four minutes later I was in Chicago.


Graves, an artist who specialized in seascapes of ships tossed in wintry seas, was having his first showing at a big gallery. A dowager type studied his work and was impressed, saying, "You’ve got incredible technique and know how to use color, but it’s a shame you didn’t have better weather."


Presidents always promise no new taxes. But they never say anything about making the old ones bigger.


I’m sorry, but you can’t interest me in a new vacuum cleaner. But try the lady next door. I’m always borrowing hers and it’s terrible.


Then there was the behavioral scientist who taught his Great Dane to come for food at the ringing of a bell. After the first experiment, the dog ate six biscuits, two steaks, and an Avon lady.


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

New Dancing Teacher Arrives.

Miss Nell Plummer, a dancing teacher of Springfield, who is instructing classes at Aurora and Monett, is here to organize a class in Carthage. She was sent here by Carl Lehnhard, of Monett, who read the item in the newspaper saying a certain set of young people here were pining for a dancing teacher. She was assisted in working up a class this morning by Dr. P. J. Lehnhard, and readily secured a dozen or more names.

She conferred with Capt. Hiatt of the Light Guard and may secure the armory in which to give her lessons, since a large number of the company members are said to be desirous of joining the class. In case the armory is considered too large, the McCrills hall may be secured.

John O’Keefe and W. E. Ford went out near Preston this morning to spend the day hunting

  Today's Feature

Masonic Cornerstone Ceremony.

The Grand Lodge of Missouri special session for the cornerstone dedication ceremony for the new Carthage Masonic Center building will be held Sunday November 6, 2011. The cornerstone ceremony will take place at approximately 2:00 pm at the building site at 1339 Oak St in Carthage. This portion of the ceremony is open to the public.

Grand Lodge will be opened at 12:30 pm in Alba. All Master Masons are invited to attend.


On Saturday, October 29, 2011, The Alliance of SWMO hosted a prescription and over the counter "Drug Take Back" event. The Alliance coordinated five separate drug drop off locations in Jasper and Newton County. The five drop off sites collected 484 pounds of prescription and over the counter medications from the community.

The collected medications were turned over to the DEA for disposal in a environmentally friendly manner.

Jasper County Jail Count

? November 1, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

There was considerable speculation as to how many folks showed up on the Square yesterday afternoon for the annual Halloween festivities sponsored by Main Street Carthage and the merchants.

In a matter of fifteen minutes or so standin’ on one corner I’d have ta guess that a couple three hundred passed. At least a thousand kids and parents gatherin’ treats wouldn’t be an over estimate by any stretch. ‘Course the nice weather made the event accessible for all ages.

If it’s any indication, I’m guessin’ that the after dark trick or treatin’ was also a near record settin’ pace.

On a the best consequences the spook night is folks actually gettin’ out in the neighborhoods, just bein’ friendly.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Column

• "For that nagging toilet where the chain on the flush lever keeps getting stuck, here’s what I do: Trash that chain and use some curling ribbon. Tie it on and adjust the length. Once you’ve got it set, you shouldn’t have to mess with it again for a very long time!" -- M. in Minnesota

• Need pumpkin pie spice? Mix 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves for each teaspoon needed.

• "Clearance aisles and sales are a savvy shopper’s best friend. I buy age-appropriate games and toys all year from the sales rack and with coupons, so that I’m always armed with birthday presents and donations for holiday drives." -- A.P. in Pennsylvania

• "I try to keep a backpack of ‘just in case’ items in my car trunk. In the summer, it has sunblock, bug spray, etc. I have just refilled it for winter. There is a bottle of water and snack items, large towels that double as blankets, tools and a road flare, socks, an extra pair of shoes, etc. It pays to be safe!" -- C.C. in North Carolina

• Make your own "hot pocket" using rice: Fill an empty sock with rice to about three-fourths full. Tie or sew closed. Create a pouch by using a bandanna to wrap it up; either tie or sew the bandanna into a removable pocket. To use, microwave the sock for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Remove carefully. Remove bandanna and wash from time to time.

• Here’s a great cooking hint: When you want to sear meat, make sure you pat it dry using either paper towels or a kitchen cloth specifically for that purpose. Any moisture on the meat will cause it to steam-cook.

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