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Monday, October 31, 2011 Volume XX, Number 94

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?...Carthage Business Women of Mo. have Black Walnuts, Pecans for sale. Walnuts, $10 lb, Pecans, pieces/halves $13 lb.358-3505.

today's laugh

Universities are full of knowledge; the freshmen bring a little in and the seniors take none away, so the knowledge accumulates.


A little old lady was on a park bench in the Bronx. A neighbor admired her two little grandchildren and asked how old they were. The little old lady said, "The lawyer is four and the doctor is six."


Lawyer - "Well, if you want my honest opinion—"

Client - "No, no. I want your professional advice."


The cannibal chief has a plan. "Let’s declare war on the territory next to us. The UN will step in and ask for a cease-fire. They’ll refer the matter to the Security Council. The Security Council will send an arbitrator, and we’ll eat him."


I always used to wonder where my wife was all the time. One day the TV set broke down during a ball game, and there she was.


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

Robbery and a Shooting.


Wednesday night S. Jiles of Claflin Kansas, was robbed of $20 by a pickpocket on the Frisco depot platform. He had a railroad ticket to Witchita in his pocket with the money, but the thief missed it.


Yesterday afternoon a Mrs. Gibbs was shot in the back of the hand with a 22-calibre rifle by Mrs. Mary Parks. They both occupy rooms in the same house. Mrs. Parks had visitors, and Mrs. Gibbs couldn’t resist the temptation to eavesdrop at her neighbor’s door. Mrs. Parks caught her at this and with deliberate aim she fired a bullet into Mrs. Gibb’s hand. The wound was not a very serious one. Since then the women have made up and are apparently on good terms.

  Today's Feature

Free CPR Class.

Free Friends & Family Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Class - November 9th, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the large conference room at MBH. This class is geared toward babysitters, parents, caregivers or those who have family members with medical problems so that they will be aware of what actions to take in case of an emergency.

Infant CPR is included. This class does not provide certification in CPR. Reservation required - call 359-1351 or 359-1350.

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.

Carthage SkillsUSA would like to invite you to join us for the 39th annual Carthage Christmas Parade. The Carthage Technical Center’s SkillsUSA Chapter will be hosting. The Carthage Christmas Parade will be held Monday, December 5, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. This year’s parade theme is "Jingle All The Way."

Jasper County Jail Count

? October 28, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

With the first of November fallin’ on a Tuesday, Thanksgivin’ will come early in the month this year, the 24th. That means we’re only a little over three weeks from Turkey Day. That will, of course, mean that there will be nearly a full extra week of Christmas promotion after the feast.

With Christmas and New Year fallin’ on Sunday, there prob’ly won’t be any stretchin’ to a four day weekend.

None a this news is prob’ly anything urgent, but with the holidays on the horizon, the pace always seems to move up a notch or two. ‘Course there is also always the chance we might actually have a winter sometime durin’ the next couple a months.

Oh yeah, ya might start keepin’ your eye open for calendars, 2012 is creepin’ in.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Column


By Samantha Mazzotta

Space Heaters Are Handy, But ...

It’s that time of year again. As temperatures cool down and Jack Frost makes an appearance, homeowners start looking for efficient ways to heat their homes. It’s also when the number of fires caused by improperly used portable electric space heaters begin to climb.

Yet we can’t abandon space heaters entirely -- they provide decent supplemental heat to individual rooms, and in some parts of the U.S. are the only source of heat during cold snaps. So, careful selection and the observance of safety rules is the best solution to the dilemma of whether or not to use a space heater.

If you’re using an older model, check it thoroughly for problems -- a frayed cord, damaged heating elements, dented or rusted casing and so on. Damaged space heaters should be replaced as soon as possible.

When purchasing a new electric space heater, make sure it has the Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL) label attached to it. Avoid heaters that feature "open" heating elements (heating elements protected only by a mesh grille). An estimated 6,000 people a year are treated in hospital emergency rooms for burns caused by contacting the hot surfaces of room heaters. Heaters that circulate warmed liquid or oil through a closed system are a safer option.

Although most space heaters rely on convection (the circulation of air) to heat an entire room, some rely on radiant heating: infrared radiation that directly heats up objects and people that are within the heater’s line of sight. Radiant heaters are a more efficient choice when you’ll be in a room for only a few hours, but you must stay within its line of sight.

Set up the space heater at least 3 feet away from furniture, drapes, bedding and other combustible materials. Do not place or prop it up on anything; put it flat on the floor, away from foot traffic. Be especially careful to keep children and pets away from the heater, and operate only when adults are in the room. When you go to bed, turn the heater off -- stay warm underneath the covers instead.

If you use an extension cord with the heater, make sure the cord is marked No. 14 or No. 12 American Wire Gauge (AWG) -- this is printed on the label attached to the extension cord when purchased.

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