Customer: Five pounds of coffee, please.
Grocer: Yes, anything else today?
Customer: Well, if it isnt too
heavy a package, Ill take it with me.
Grocer: Oh, no, itll only weight
three or four pounds.
I dont have to learn history - I
Say, whats the matter with that
dog of yours? Every time I take a drink he growls.
Oh, he wont bother you.
Then whats he growling about?
Hes probably a little sore
because youre drinking out of his cup.
Ive been out of work so long I
forget what it is I do for a living.
Ive found a great new circus act
- the friendship of a lion and a goat.
But doesnt that cause trouble?
Dont they quarrel sometimes?
Oh, yes, they have their little
quarrels, but then we buy a new goat.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
L.B. Campbell, of the firm of
Campbell-Wright, is improving his residence at the corner
of Poplar and McGregor streets. He is building a two
story addition at the rear, which space will be used as
kitchen room downstairs and bed room up stairs.
Also the dining room has been enlarged
by the removal of a partial wall, throwing two rooms into
Union Elects Officers.
The Choral Union held its annual
election of officers last evening preceding its regular
weekly rehearsal. Those elected were: Prof. W.L. Calhoun,
director; W.J. Sewall, president; Miss Jessie Coddy, vice
president; Walter McElroy, secretary; W.A. Johnson,
treasurer. The Union has done a successful years
work and continues with the unabated interest of all
All citizens---regardless of
residency---now have the option to dispose of
unused, unwanted, surplus, orphaned and expired
medicines by depositing them in the new drug
drop-off box located at the main Joplin Police
Station. This free service is provided by the
sponsorship of the Environmental Task Force of
Jasper and Newton Counties, Crowder College
Career Institute, Missouri Department of
Transportation; and a partnership between The
Alliance of Southwest Missouri-Safe Teens
Initiative and the City of Joplin. Police
officers will take possession of the drugs placed
in the drop-off box and then dispose of them
Crystal Ipock-Ludiker, Safe
Teens Coordinator said, "We are doing this
because teen prescription and over-the-counter
drug abuse is on the rise. Surprisingly, research
shows that teens get the drugs from family
Joplin Police Officer Aaron
Gooch further stated, "We encourage citizens
to routinely clean out their medicine chests and
be aware of drugs left behind in refrigerators,
drawers, shelves, pantries, vehicles, and
handbags---anyplace where children or thieves can
The program does not accept
syringes, lancets, needles (also known as sharps)
or illicit controlled substances (such as
marijuana or methamphetamine.) For sharps
disposal methods, contact Joplin City Hall at
624-0820 Ext. 501. If individuals find or desire
to surrender an illicit controlled substance,
they should call Joplin Police at 623-3131 rather
than risk handling or transporting the
substances. Police will respond and handle such
materials as abandoned property in accordance
with their standard policy.
The drop-off box is located in
front of the Police desk inside the Donald Clark
Justice Center, 303 East 3rd Street. Deposits can
be made anonymously between 8 a.m. and midnight,
Monday through Friday except on City designated
In order to reach even more
area residents, a national mobile take back
collection is scheduled in conjunction with the
Drug Enforcement Administration for Saturday,
October 29th between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at
the Carthage Fire Department, Stones Corner
Pharmacy, Walgreens at 20th & Range Line Road
and 7th & Maiden Lane, and Neosho Advantage
Health Care. This event is sponsored by The
Alliance of Southwest Missouri-Safe Teens
Initiative, Neosho Area Coalition, Carthage
Caring Communities, The Environmental Task Force
of Jasper and Newton Counties, and the City of
For additional information
regarding these events and future drop-off box
locations, contact Officer Aaron Gooch or Mary
Anne Phillips at the City of Joplin,
417-624-0820, or Crystal Ipock-Ludiker at The
County Jail Count
? October 4,
Including Placed out of County
Actually turned on the
furnace to knock off the chill the other
night. Course as we all know, in these
parts you cant count on anything.
Better not pull the air conditioner yet.
But its at least a
sign that the summer worries are about over.
You know, the lawn mower, dandelions,
allergies, tomato plants, and all those
projects you put off last fall and promised
youd get done this summer.
Now youve got more
important things to worry about. Just
gettin through all the advertisements
for rakes and weather strip and caulkin
guns and heat tape and antifreeze should be
enough to keep you busy well into November,
when you can begin to worry about antifreeze,
snow shovels, jumper cables, furnace filters,
daylight savings, cold medicine...
theres always somethin.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
HERES A TIP
There are many uses for
empty Tic Tac containers. Here are three: Wrap
with pretty paper and use as a tiny vase for a
single-stem flower. Or, use them to separate
small scrapbooking supplies. Last, thread two
needles with a length of thread -- one white and
one black. Poke the needles through a small
square of paper and wrap the thread around the
paper. Slip into the container for a travel
Need your nails to dry
in a hurry? Use the cool setting on your hair
dryer. It works really fast. -- L.E. in Georgia
To get a couple more
days out of your cat litter, clean the box out
and mix in a cup of baking soda.
Remove mildew from
plastic shower curtains by spraying them with a
mix of bleach and water, or just toss them in the
washing machine with your next load of towels.
We have a playroom, and
the kids argue about who made what mess and who
should clean up which toys. We made a cleaning
schedule for the room, having one or two children
per day responsible to clean up at the end of the
day. It was a rough start, but the kids have
learned to clean up as they go rather than leave
a big mess for someone else (payback is not
kind). -- A Mom, via email
If your vacuum has a
paper filter, spray it with your fave perfume or
essential oil. It will blow into the air as you
vacuum, leaving behind a pleasant scent.
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