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Wednesday, November 26, 2003 Volume XII, Number 114

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Recycling & Composting Center, 1309 Oak Hill Road, has available (FREE to the Public) compost and mulch. Tues.-Sat. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Drop-Off Center and Composting Lot will be closed Thurs., Nov. 27th and Fri., Nov. 28th in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Public Library will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday and will be closed Thanksgiving Day. The "Laugh it up @ your Library" began November 17th. Sign up’s for Winter Reading Club are going on now at the YPL desk in the Carthage Public Library.

Did Ya Know?. . .The 4th Annual Four-State Thanksgiving sing is Saturday, November 29th at 6 p.m. It is being held at First Baptist Church, west Highway V Diamond, MO. Admission is free.

today's laugh

Artist- "That, sir, is a cow grazing."
Visitor- "Where is the grass?"
Artist- "The cow has eaten it."
Visitor- "But where is the cow?"
Artist- "You don’t suppose she’d be fool enough to stay there after she’d eaten all the grass, do you?"

The reason coins are round is because they were made to circulate.

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

Dr. Junkin Licensed to Preach.

At the meeting of the Ozark Presbytery in Webb City last week, Dr. E. A. Junkin of Carthage was by a unanimous vote licensed to preach the gospel.

Mr. W. H. Rhoads was received under the care of the Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry.

The Presbytery will meet again in April with the First church of Carthage. The Woman’s Missionary society will meet at the same time in Carthage.

"On the Suwanee River."

Will be the attraction at the Grand Opera House tonight. It is essentially a drama with just enough good wholesome comedy sprinkled here and there to balance the play and make it perfect. The characters are the real old fashioned southern ones, each occupying a distinct position in this four act romance.

  Today's Feature

Sheriff’s Budget Cut to the Bone.

The public hearing for the purposed Jasper County 2004 budget was yesterday at 10 a.m. in the County Commission Office. Jasper County Sheriff Archie Dunn was present and stated that he would like to have $82,000 for salary costs reinstated.

"Most people don’t know that the original budget I submitted was cut $207,000," said Dunn after the meeting. "I cut my budget, and was able to save them $124,000."

According to Dunn he plans to discontinue the service of security deputies at the Joplin and Carthage Courthouses. The salary required for the four deputies is about equal to the $82,000 Dunn would like reinstated in the Sheriff Department budget.

"People expect us to protect and serve our communities," said Dunn, "but the County Commissioners don’t. I have had three meetings with them and they don’t want to negotiate. I was told to cut my budget to come up with (the $82,000). I can’t do that. I have already cut my budget to the bone."

The Commissioners have until December 31st to finalize the 2004 budget.

Just Jake Talkin'


‘Course the real question surroundin’ the County Budget talks is priorities. From what I understand the Sheriff’s Department can have four security deputies at the courthouses for about the cost of three outside deputies. It looks ta me that Sheriff Dunn is puttin’ the decision of what’s more important to the County Commissioners.

There are those who could give a rip about havin’ folks searched ever’ time they stop by ta pay their taxes. They’d much rather have a few more deputies out on the street.

Now I haven’t gone over the Sheriff budget with a fine tooth comb, so I don’t know what other options may be available to keep the cost of operation down.

The interestin’ part is this is where Dunn has drawn the line and now if he’ll stick to his guns.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Carthage Printing

Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• "I use the perfume inserts from magazines to keep the clothes in my drawers smelling nice. They’re the right price — free." — Kelly, via e-mail

• Always shake out clothes before putting them in the dryer. It reduces wrinkles and speeds drying time.

• "I have a little kitchen window, and I wanted to put up a curtain for privacy. I wanted something that would let the light in and look cheerful, but even sheer curtains seemed to really mute the light.

In a little local shop I saw one of those beaded curtains in a doorway, and I was inspired. I used small sheer ribbons and beads to make a very unique curtain. It was inexpensive and affords me privacy without blocking the light." — Dayla in Spokane, Wash.

• "When I read a magazine, I tear out articles and pages that interest me — ones I want to take a closer look at. I used to end up with a big pile of magazines, ones I wasn’t sure I’d read or was just hanging on to forever. They really took up a lot space, and my reading area was really cluttered. Now I have a small basket, and I recycle those magazines right away." — Kevin in Hot Springs, Ark.

• Want to exfoliate your hands but don’t have time to go to the manicurist? Add a teaspoon of sugar to a bit of hand soap and wash away your cares.

• "One of the best things I ever did was to make a travel journal. I took a bound, plain-paper notebook and wrote quick entries while I was on the road vacationing in Europe. I left several sheets between entries so I could later add pictures. It’s the details that grab me when I go back over it — names of people I met, and restaurants and such. It took very little time, and it is a wonderful keepsake." — Amy J. in Dublin, Ga.

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