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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Volume XX, Number 91

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?...Singles Reaching Out (West) will meet at ElCharro, on Oct 28 for dinner at 6 p.m. Come and bring a friend. Info 388-3038 or 246-5604.

today's laugh

My name is Daniel Q. Baker.

What’s 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- "I’m going to raise mint."

Visitor- "Mint?"

Joshua- "Yes, that’s where Daddy says all our money comes from."


They used to believe that the radio would replace the newspaper, but it never happened. You can’t 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 Ditch.

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 dropped finally.

  Today's Feature

Drug Seizure.

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 trailer.

The driver, Locksley A. Beckford, of Bronx, NY, was arrested for drug trafficking and transported to Greene County Sheriff’s Office.

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.

Jasper County Jail Count

179 October 25, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

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 it’s just me, but it seems with the change in weather, folks seem ta be in more of a hurry to get where they’re goin’.

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 you’re on you’re way. Sometimes I think folks actually think they’re foolin’ someone. Can’t fool an old fooler.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• "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. from Minnesota

• "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 Elmer’s 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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