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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Volume XX, Number 117

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?...Free Christmas Gift Wrapping to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be held thru Christmas Eve from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 116 W. 2nd St. (former Bank of America bank lobby) donations accepted.

today's laugh

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 parted.’"

"Yes, Uncle," replied Tommy, "but I want to thank you for parting with it, just the same."


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 long."


Boss- "There’s $10 gone from my cash drawer, Johnny; you and I were the only people who had keys to that drawer."

Office Boy- "Well, s’pose we each pay $5 and say no more about it."


Wedding Guest- "This is your fourth daughter to get married, isn’t it?"

MacTight- "Ay; and our confetti’s gettin’ awfu’ gritty."


Avenue- "I avenue baby sister."


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 Lamar’s end tackling.

  Today's Feature

Greene County 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 percent."

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.

Jasper County Jail Count

173 November 29, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

I’ve 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 simpler time.

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 such experience.

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 mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• 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 can’t 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. It’s 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.

• What’s 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 don’t give up on stained clothes." -- T.K. in Alabama

• 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 yourself!

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