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Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Volume XX, Number 66

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. There will be a pet blessing on Sun. Oct 2 in the Barking Lot of the Grace Episcopal Church, corner of Chestnut & Howard. at 5 p.m. All animals and friends welcomed.

today's laugh

It’s a hot summer day and Jake and Harry are in a ditch digging away. Meanwhile, Ralph is up under the shade of a tree sipping on a cool drink. Jake asks Harry, "Why are we down here digging in the hot Sun while Ralph is being cool up there?" Harry says, "I don’t know, I’ll go ask him". Harry goes up and asks Ralph, "Why are you up here in the shade drinking a cool drink and Jake and I are in the ditch digging in the hot sun?" Ralph says, "’cause I’ve got smarts". "What’s that? Asks Harry. Ralph puts his hand in front of the tree and says, "Hit my hand as hard as you can". Harry swings his fist at Ralph’s hand, Ralph moves his hand and Harry hits the tree, hurting his hand. Ralph, says "I knew to pull my hand away, that’s called having smarts". Harry goes back in the ditch and Jake asks, "What did he say?" Ralph says, "Its cause he has smarts." "What’s that? Asks Jake. Harry puts his hand in front of his face and says. "Hit my hand!"

Difference between genius and stupid? -"Genius has its limits."


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

Miner’s House Burned.

D. M. Stafford reports the burning of a house on the Porto Rico tract near Prosperity yesterday afternoon about 3 o’clock. It belonged to Messrs. Lee and Moore, who were keeping batch in the house.

At the time of the fire they were at work in a shaft close by and knew nothing about the fire till it was all over with. Everything they had except the clothes they had on was burned. Moore lost $28.60 in cash. The fire is supposed to have originated from an oil stove.

A man named Wilson, of Chicago has rented the vacant room in the Regan block north of Brinkley’s hardware store and will occupy it about August 1st with a stock of confections etc. He is said to be an experienced candy maker. After a visit to all the towns in the southwest he decided he liked Carthage best and so located here.

  Today's Feature


Washington Carver National Monument is hosting a volunteer-led effort to control invasive exotic plants identified at the park. This work will take place in the woodlands and on the prairie. Volunteers-In-Parks (VIPs) will remove these nuisance plants by pulling and cutting. The project also includes planting trees throughout the park. Volunteers are asked to join VIPs of George Washington Carver National Monument as they help protect America’s treasures. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24. Registration will be at the visitor center.

The park will also offer a special film presentation, beginning at 1:00 p.m. entitled, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. This 55 minute film documentary explores Carson as a fearless champion of the environment and her 1962 book, Silent Spring.

George Washington Carver National Monument preserves the birthplace and childhood home of George Washington Carver. It is located two miles west of Diamond, Missouri on Highway V, then mile south on Carver Road. Call the park at (417) 325-4151 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Jasper County Jail Count

179 September 20, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

With all the fuss over warnin’ labels, it’s obvious that the toothpick industry has a savvy lobbyin’ organization at work.

I can’t believe that such a dangerous implement is allowed on the market without the appropriate caution bein’ spelled out in detail for the protection and safety of the consumer.

They obviously don’t belong in the hands of minor children. No tellin’ what the imagination of an eight year old could devise. Sure they can be carefully molded into innocent objects for the creation of small toys or crafts, but that only leads to a false sense of security. They should be only distributed in a child proof box with an appropriate warnin,’ "Only For Use In Your Mouth." They also need adequate instructions on teeth pickin’.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• Cell phones get dirty -- especially touch-screen phones. Be sure to wipe the surface of your phone daily during cold and flu season. Use an approved antiseptic wipe for electronics.

• "I used to hate planning our family’s weekly meals. Now we decide together at dinner on Friday night. We agree on meals for the week, and I can get a shopping list together in time for weekend shopping. It’s made for less groans at mealtime, and the kids have been surprisingly creative and flexible about trying new things now that they are part of the choosing process." -- T.L. in Minnesota

• "To keep things running smoothly in the morning, all four of my children must be dressed, with shoes, and seated for breakfast before any television can come on. There’s suddenly a lot of peer pressure to get up and dressed, and much more helpfulness in my morning routine." -- A.M., via email

• "I have found myself with an abundance of peppers from my garden, so I cleaned and chopped them, then froze them. I am able to take out what I need, and they won’t spoil." -- C.E. in Florida

• Creative uses for kids’ artwork: Tape to cardstock for a homemade greeting card for any occasion. Hang from the bathroom mirror. Laminate and use as placemats. Large pieces can be used as wrapping paper. Frame and donate to local senior centers.

• To keep windshield wipers clean between replacement periods, dampen a soft cloth with rubbing alcohol and wipe the length of the blade.

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