Uncle John came to stay, and before he left he
gave his nephew five dollars. "Now be careful with
that money, Tommy," he said. "Remember the
saying, A fool and his money are soon
"Yes, Uncle," replied Tommy,
"but I want to thank you for parting with it, just
A minister asked a little girl what she
thought of her first church service. "The music was
nice," she said, "but the commercial was too
Boss- "Theres $10 gone from
my cash drawer, Johnny; you and I were the only people
who had keys to that drawer."
Office Boy- "Well, spose we
each pay $5 and say no more about it."
Wedding Guest- "This is your
fourth daughter to get married, isnt it?"
MacTight- "Ay; and our
confettis gettin awfu gritty."
Avenue- "I avenue baby
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A Tie Game At Lamar.
Carthage and Lamar High school teams
played a 0 to 0 game of football yesterday at the Lamar
fair grounds. The boys came home this morning sounding
the praises of the Lamar people and reporting a square
deal on the football field. "The best treatment we
ever had in our life," declared the team in chorus.
The game was witnessed by a small crowd
which just about paid the expenses of the visiting team.
The first half was a stand-off, but the second half ended
with the egg-shaped ball so close to the Lamar goal line
that had it been turned endways the ball would have been
a Carthage touchdown. The referee was the squarest and
fairest our boys ever saw. He was a Lamar man, formerly
from M.S.U. The best work for Carthage was done by F.
Moore, W. Wood, D. Parker and Nichols, a Joplin boy. A
great feature of the game was Lamars end tackling.
Extension Programs in Jeopardy.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. The
budget proposed by members of the Greene County
Commission cuts the annual allocation to the
Greene County Extension Council to the state
minimum of $10,000 for 2012. That reduction puts
the local office, which provided educational
programs for over 25,000 people during 2010, in
jeopardy according to Greg Whitlock, chairman of
the Greene County Extension Council.
"Our best projection is
that with this current reduction, the office will
have enough money to operate for another 12 to 14
months," said Whitlock. "A cut of this
size will cause a significant reduction in
services here in Greene County. For two years we
have pulled from our reserves to fulfill our
mission after the Commission cut our budget by 72
University of Missouri fully
funds the salaries, benefits, training, and
computer support, for the five specialists
headquartered in Greene County. County funds are
used to pay for two administrative assistants and
office expenses like the telephone, copies,
office supplies, some postage and travel for
specialists conducting programs.
County Jail Count
173 November 29,
Including Placed out of County
Ive been seein
several versions of an email that is
reminiscent of the "good ol
days." Baby boomers seem ta be
lookin back at what they consider a
Seems most view the
nostalgic time as a pleasant one.
Course we all heard stories
growin up by parents and grandparents
bout how it used ta be. The difference
is their stories were tempered by a couple a
world wars and the great depression. The
boomers were sheltered from a good portion of
Overall the parents of
boomers musta done a fair job of raisin
their kids. They seem ta have a good share of
fond memories. Hopefully the second
generation boomers find a few good memories
ta hang on to also.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
HERES A TIP
This year, some friends
and I came up with the brilliant idea of having a
Christmas card swap. We all have leftovers from
years gone by, but we cant remember whom we
sent them to. We got together for coffee and
swapped leftover cards. One of the group is very
computer savvy, and she had us bring our address
books so she could print labels for us. Its
wonderful, and we expect to do this for as many
years as we can.
Recipe Substitutions: If
you need 1 cup of self-rising flour, use 1 cup of
all-purpose flour plus 1 1/2 teaspoons baking
powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Whats on sale in
December: Candles, loss-leader items (ask for
rain checks when available) and after-holiday
sales on cards, decorations and small gifts.
Need an emergency
ornament hook? Unfold a paper clip to get a hook
on either side. Hang away!
"I just got a big
batch of baby clothes from a friend. Many of them
were stained around the neck, and I thought they
would be mostly unusable, but my mom came over
and soaked them in hot water and OxyClean. It was
amazing. Almost all of the stains came out! The
moral of the story is: Trust Mom and dont
give up on stained clothes." -- T.K. in
Just a reminder: The
American Dental Association recommends replacing
your toothbrush every three to four months. As
the bristles get frayed, its effectiveness is
reduced. So while you are out shopping for
friends and family, pick up something for
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