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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 Volume XX, Number 56

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. The River Street Food Pantry will have a Pancake Feed & Rummage Sale Saturday Sept 10 6:00 a.m. to noon. All you can eat pancakes served with bacon, juice, & coffee. 210 N. River, $5.00 Adults $3.00 children under 7

today's laugh

Gomer Pyle Medical Terminology

Anally -- occurring yearly

Artery -- study of paintings

Bacteria -- back door of cafeteria

Barium -- what doctors do when treatment fails

Bowel -- letter like A.E.I.O.U

Caesarian section -- district in Rome

Cat scan -- searching for kitty

Cauterize -- Made eye contact with her

Colic -- sheep dog

Coma -- a punctuation mark

Congenital -- friendly

D&C -- where Washington is

Diarrhea -- journal of daily events

Dilate -- to live long

Enema -- not a friend

Fester -- quicker

Fibula -- a small lie

G.I. Series -- soldiers’ ball game

Grippe -- suitcase

Hangnail -- coat hook

Impotent -- distinguished, well known

Intense pain -- torture in a teepee

Labour pain -- got hurt at work

Medical staff -- doctor’s cane

Morbid -- higher offer

Nitrate -- cheaper than day rate

Node -- was aware of

Outpatient -- person who had fainted

Pap smear -- fatherhood test

Pelvis -- cousin of Elvis

Post operative -- letter carrier

Protein -- favouring young people

Recovery room -- place to do upholstery

Rheumatic -- amorous

Scar -- rolled tobacco leaf

Secretion -- hiding anything

Seizure -- Roman emperor

Serology -- study of knighthood

Tablet -- small table

Terminal illness -- sickness at airport

Tibia -- country in North Africa

Tumour -- an extra pair

Urine -- opposite of you’re out

Varicose -- located nearby

Vein -- conceited


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

Local Mining Operations.

Great Activity Northwest of Town-North Carthage Plant Doing Good Work.

Mining matters are decidedly lively at the "Maxmines" four miles northwest of Carthage where such a phenomenally rich strike of ore was recently made. The "Hayseed" company who are the original proprietors and own the main lease, are preparing to put in pumps at once to drain the ground.

Max Weeks’ farm was surveyed and platted into lots by City Engineer Edwards Tuesday. When it is to be opened to prospectors is not yet know, but there will undoubtedly be a big rush for lots.

B.A. Ash is putting down shafts on each side of the "Hayseed" hole- one is on the Max Weeks land and the other is on W.E. Hall’s farm. He is confident of striking the big run of stuff.

A drill has also been put to work prospecting the Weeks home place a half a mile by a company composed of H. H. Beck with, B. A. Ash, James Luke, Julius Finke and Wm. Journey.


The New Plant at South Carthage is now working away in great shape, crushing from the dump pile and cleaning on dirt fresh from the shaft. It is making an average of 8 to 10 tons of zinc ore a day.

Wm. P. Smith, who owns the South Carthage lease, is putting down a drill hole on his farm which adjoins. He has struck good shines at 62 feet.

  Today's Feature

Sheriffs Donate to Joplin Schools.

News Release - On Thursday, September 1, 2011, Jasper County Sheriff Archie Dunn and Newton County Sheriff Ken Copeland met with Joplin School Superintendent Dr. C.J. Huff. and presented him with a check for $1,433.00. The money is to help replace special needs vests that autistic children wear at school.

The money was collected during the Missouri Sheriff’s Conference, which was held in Joplin, by donating proceeds from a raffle and any cash won as a door prize.

Statement from Representative Tom Flanigan.

"Over the past several weeks there has been growing concern that the citizens of this state were being underserved by a contract between the Department of Health and Senior Services and SynCare, LLC to evaluate individual’s needs for in-home healthcare. Following numerous meetings with the Department, it became increasingly evident that this contract needed to be terminated. I look forward, as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee on Health, Mental Health, and Social Services, to working with Director Donnelly in finding an appropriate resolution going forward."

Jasper County Jail Count

195 September 6, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

Whenever I find a conversation goin’ to far in talkin’ ‘bout the "good ol’ days" I always bring up the topic of cookstoves and outhouses. That will usually bring folks back to their senses. Although there are prob’ly a lot of good stories about these particular articles of fascination, most I’ve talked to don’t want to go back quite that far.

Wood cook stoves have some charm for sure, but havin’ ta get up and stoke the fire on a cold mornin’ usually isn’t a fond memory (unless someone else did the stokin’).

Outhouses are always a good conversation generator. Cold mornin’s and hot summer days seem to be the most mentioned rememberances I hear. Thunder buckets don’t seem ta be much missed either. A simpler time maybe, but not without a price.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• Plant deciduous trees (trees that lose their leaves in the fall) strategically in order to reduce your heating and cooling costs. Their leaves emerge in the spring to block summer’s heating rays, but when winter comes, they fall off to let the sun in, warming things up a bit.

• Keep nail-polish bottles easy to open by rubbing a little bit of petroleum jelly inside the cap of the bottle.

• M.C. in Arizona would like to know some alternative uses for hair conditioner. Here goes: as a shaving lotion for legs or face; a makeup remover; ouch-free bandage removal; to soften makeup brushes or paintbrushes before storage; to get knots out of doll hair or costume wigs; washing delicates (think silks and pantyhose); rub on a shower rod to help curtain glide effortlessly; and lastly, soak a shrunken sweater in a conditioner/water solution to soften the fibers, then gently try stretching the sweater back to size.

• "Clean an egg carton very well, then flip it over and make slits in each egg cup. This works wonders as a child’s card holder for card games." -- L.P. in Maryland

• Use an empty paper towel roll to store plastic grocery bags. Just stuff to capacity. These "bag sticks" are easy to store in a drawer or even be mounted on the side of a trash can with double-stick tape.

• When cleaning glass tabletops or chrome fixtures, try using newspaper instead of paper towels or rags. There is no lint left behind, and newspaper gives a better shine.

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