My name is Daniel Q. Baker.
Whats the "Q" for?
When I was born, my father took one
look at me and said to my mother: Mom, call it Quits.
Do you know any reliable rule for
estimating the cost of living?
Yes. Take your income, whatever that
may be, and add 10 per cent.
Poet- "Burglars broke into my
house last night."
Friend- "Yes? what happened?"
Poet- "They searched through every
room, then left a $5 bill on my bureau."
Visitor- "And what are you going
to do when you grow up dear?"
Joshua- "Im going to raise
Joshua- "Yes, thats where
Daddy says all our money comes from."
They used to believe that the radio
would replace the newspaper, but it never happened. You
cant housebreak a dog on a radio.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
The Olive Street
Councilmen Brinkley and Block said that
they had no written report to make as to the Olive street
ditch but would state that they had examined into the
matter carefully and talked with many residents along the
street. The complaint seems to be from the west end. The
ditch is was found is constantly carrying some waste
water from livery stables, and at the west end is the
receptacle for roasting ear cobs and shucks, potato
parings and other kitchen refuse. Of all that goes into
this ditch that from the laundry is the least objectable
was the verdict of the committee. It might be out of
order for anything to go into the ditch, but what the
laundry puts in should not be the first thing to complain
of. The water from the laundry is a benefit to the ditch
from one standpoint as it flushes it every day. With this
the subject of the much discussed Olive street gutter was
On October 23, 2011, at
approximately 10:18 a.m., an eastbound Volvo
conventional tractor-trailer truck was stopped by
a state trooper for a registration and lane
violation at the 83-mile marker of Interstate 44,
in Greene County. After discovering several
indicators of suspected criminal activity, the
trooper obtained consent to search the vehicle. A
roadside search revealed 11 bundles of marijuana,
weighing approximately 215 pounds, located inside
The driver, Locksley A.
Beckford, of Bronx, NY, was arrested for drug
trafficking and transported to Greene County
The charge for which the above
person was arrested is mere accusation and not
evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the
above charge must be presented before a court of
competent jurisdiction whose duty it is to
determine guilt or innocence.
Treats on the Square
All Carthage area children are
invited to trick-or-treat early and safely on the
Historic Carthage Square! Treats on the Square
will be Monday, October 31, 3 5 p.m.
County Jail Count
179 October 25,
Including Placed out of County
I encountered more than the
usual number of sorta-stops out over the
weekend. For the last several weeks it was
more typical to have two of us stopped
waitin on the other to pull out. Maybe
its just me, but it seems with the
change in weather, folks seem ta be in more
of a hurry to get where theyre
The sorta-stop is
accomplished by comin almost to a stop
and then bumpin the brakes so that for
a split second you give the impression that
ya actually made the effort. Course the
vehicle is still movin after the bump,
but now youre on youre way.
Sometimes I think folks actually think
theyre foolin someone. Cant
fool an old fooler.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Carthage Printing Services
HERES A TIP
"I feel the
following is the best way to remove lint from the
trap on my dryer. After completion of the drying
cycle, take the used Bounce dryer sheet and swipe
the screen. Then throw it into the wastebasket,
located next to the dryer. For loads not using
Bounce, take a used one from the wastebasket and
use it. This puts the Bounce sheet through a
complete clothes-drying episode." -- G.B.
"A great way to
keep tennis shoes and other shoes together: When
you take them off, tie the shoes together by the
shoestrings (loosely) or connect the two shoes
with Velcro straps if they close that way. In
doing this, it is much faster and easier to find
BOTH shoes when ready to go. Keep smiling!"
-- J.B. in Virginia
"To keep celery
fresh for a month or more, wrap your bunch of
celery just like you purchased it (not washed) in
foil at both ends and all around the celery
bunch. When needing celery, unwrap and remove the
stalks you need, then rewrap and store in
refrigerator." -- R.B. of Florida and Ohio
"I read your tip on
splinters. I would like to suggest another: Put a
drop of Elmers glue over the splinter, let
it dry and then use tweezers to pull off the hard
drop of glue. The splinter usually comes right
with it if any of the splinter was exposed."
-- P.C. in Alabama
"I have a tip to
keep those nasty flies out of your salads while
trying to enjoy the food at a picnic: shower
caps! They work well on almost any shape or size
of bowl or plate. And they stay on better then
stretch wrap. I go to the dollar store and buy 10
shower caps for a buck. And you can wash them in
really hot water to reuse." -- A Reader
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