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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Volume XX, Number 83

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?...The Nazarine Church will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive Thursday, Oct. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 200 Grand, Carthage.

today's laugh

Psychiatrist: Congratulations, Mr. Young. You’re finally cured of your delusion. But why are you so sad?

Patient: Wouldn’t you be sad if yesterday you were the President of the United States and the next day you were nobody?


Teddy: I went riding this morning.

Betty: Horseback?

Teddy: Oh, yes. He got back two hours before I did!


You can tell there is a generation gap when a teenager drives his car into the garage and runs over his father’s bicycle.


I have to talk to my girlfriend every day on the phone. My husband says, "Why do you have to talk to her again today? You just talked to her yesterday. What could you possibly have to tell her?" "Well, for one thing, I have to tell her you just said that."


Rebecca: Am I the first girl you have ever kissed?

Paul: Now that you mention it—you do look familiar.


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

Two Real Estate Deals.

Rev. Ira Gray today sold his home place at the corner of Mound and Meridian streets to his son Howard for $900 and the former has bought back for $800 the house and lot next door east which he formerly sold to Mr. Miller.

Mr. and Mrs. Ira Gray will move to the latter place as being better suited in size to their needs. Howard Gray will rent out the house he has purchased.


A. B. Saltzman, living on Oak street, has received word that his brother, Joseph Saltzman, now living in Cleveland, O., received serious injuries a few days ago. He was riding a bicycle at a very high rate of speed down one of the asphalt boulevards there, when he collided with a carriage and fell, breaking his nose and badly injury his head.


  Today's Feature

Maple Leaf Queen.

(See Photo in today's Latest Issue PDF)

Ann Flanigan

Daughter of Matt and Tracy Flanigan

In addition to playing the violin, which she did as her talen, Ann is a dancer. She is a member of the Carthage HS Royal Tigerettes Football, Basketball, and Competition Dance Teams.

She would like to become a novel weriter and currently attends Carthage High School.

Jasper County Jail Count

? October 10, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

I admit it, sometimes I actually get movin’ in the car before I latch up my seat belt. Although I don’t feel comfortable any more with out the harness, when I forget I usually wait ‘till the first stop sign and then buckle up.

On a couple of occasions (they seem to know) I’ve approached a law enforcement vehicle before I got to that first stop sign. Since I really don’t want to be fumblin’ with the belt as I pass the officer, I have been known to calmly pull the belt across my chest and hold it until I am out of view or reach a stoppin’ spot.

I’ve seen t-shirts with an image printed across the chest to look like a safety belt. Doubt that would keep your head out of the windshield however.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• Using your fireplace? Try adding citrus peels to the logs for a nice aroma. They can be a good starter material as well.

• Those hide-a-key rocks can be a little obvious -- at least they are to me. I have a spare key hidden outside too, but I sealed mine in a plastic baggie and buried it in a spot known only to our family members. Also, it’s not right by the door. -- I.E. in Mississippi

• When closing up our cabin for the season, we brought a box of mothballs and scattered them around the porch perimeter. This keeps small animals like mice and skunks from setting up shop there while no one is around. -- S.F. in Pennsylvania

• Now’s a great time to start weatherstripping! Check and recaulk windows. Caulk along baseboards to deter drafts. Add insulation to electrical outlets and under sinks around plumbing. Seal it up to stay toasty this winter.

• Remember to turn off bathroom fans after 10 minutes. In the winter, if your house is on the dry side, don’t use the fan at all: Open the door so the humidity from the shower or bath reaches into the house.

•"To remove the skin from salmon, I freeze it and skin it while frozen. The skin comes off much easier, and I waste less of the fish. I buy a large piece and parcel it into several smaller pieces, since itŐs just me. I like salmon, and it’s healthy for me!" -- L.A. in Florida

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