The Mornin' Mail is published every weekday except major holidays
Wednesday, August 1, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 32

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The McCune-Brooks Health Focus for the month of August is Tuberculosis or TB. This disease can be spread through the air by coughing or sneezing. TB usually affects the lungs. Testing for TB will be free of charge on August 7 from 9 to 11 a.m. at McCune-Brooks hospital. Participants must plan to return Thursday or Friday, August 9 or 10, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to have the test read.

Did Ya Know?... Spare Cat Rescue will help pay for the spay or neuter of your cat. Call for details. 417-358-6808.

today's laugh

My sister is very brilliant.
Oh, she picks up things fast?
Yes, she’s a shoplifter.

I’ve got a horse that’s faster than any automobile.
Faster than any automobile? Who was he sired by?
What do you mean?
What was his father’s name?
I told you he was fast. Why, he’s so fast he ran away before he found out what his father’s name was.

Yes, it was a sad case about Hayes. Since he lost all his money half his friends don’t talk to him anymore.
What about the other half?
They haven’t heard yet that he’s lost it.

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

A Young Blood’s Woes.

At a recent societal event in this City a young society man was horrified upon stepping into the hall after escorting his young lady to a room to remove her wraps, to find that he had come to the party without putting on his collar and necktie. Accordingly he kept on his overcoat and excused himself for a moment while he should attend to an "errand of business."

When he got outside the door he made a wild dive across the lawn and fell over a croquet box. He tore up the sod and also made a long rent in one of the knees of his only society trousers. He was in a bad dilemma when he got to his room but finally succeeded in borrowing a pair of pants and after putting on his collar and necktie returned to the party without any one present knowing the difficulties he had gone through or what had called him away. But the fellow that loaned the trousers couldn’t possibly keep the secret.


Today's Feature

Delinquent Real Estate Tax List.

Stephen H. Holt, Jasper County Collector has announced the list of delinquent Real Estate taxes which are subject to the 2007 Tax Certificate Sale, the total number being 516. A report from Holt shows 189 properties in the Eastern District, 143 in the Central District and 184 in the Western District.

"All property must be paid no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 24, 2007 to avoid the sale," said Holt.

The annual tax certificate sale, as required by Missouri State Statute, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 27, 2007 on the third floor of the Jasper County Courthouse in Carthage.

Bidding will begin at the total amount of taxes which are due.

A complete publication of the properties is available at the County Collector website; Publications of the properties are also to be included in the evening paper on August 2 and August 8.

Due to the tax certificate sale, the Joplin branch office will be Closed August 27, the day of the tax certificate sale, and will reopen Tuesday, August 28, 2007.

Just Jake Talkin'
I’d have ta guess that most parents are near ready for the kids ta get back ta gettin’ a good learnin’. At least the idea of gettin’ back on the somewhat regular schedule of it all has ta be a matter of a relief for most.

From my understandin’, summer vacation from school was originally put in place so that kids could help out on the farm durin’ the harvest season. ‘Course that was when over 90% of folks ‘round here depended on the land for a livin’. Now that less than 2% of the population lives on workin’ farms, some have suggested keepin’ kids in school year ‘round. There are prob’ly some good arguments for such a set up, real logical type arguments. I figure there are some things that are better learned outside the school settin’. Baseball, fishin’, and bicycle ridin’ for instance.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Mornin' Mail

Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson

• You can fix a wobbly table by gluing a piece of eraser to the bottom of the short leg.

• "If you have some old lemons, cut them in half and dip the cut sides in coarse salt or even baking soda. You can use them to scrub pots and pans or sinks, etc. This way, you don’t have to use harsh chemicals or abrasives. And it’s better for the environment." -- J.P. in Florida

• "This one seems so simple you’d think that everyone would know to do it: Clean the lint screen after EVERY use. I live in an apartment building with a community laundry room. I can’t even count the number of times I have checked the lint trap and found huge piles of lint that could not have possibly come from just one load in the dryer. It will help your clothes dry more efficiently (more quickly) and, besides, it’s a fire hazard. Clean it out!" -- H.O. in New York

• What is the best way to refresh a cedar closet? Sanding! Lightly sand the entire surface with a fine grit sandpaper. Wipe away or vacuum any fine particles of dust, and you are back in business.

• "If you have a necklace chain that is knotted, try sprinkling the whole thing with a little talcum powder. Cornstarch also works. It will be easier to unknot with the powder providing lubrication, and the powder shakes off or can be rubbed off easily once the knot is undone." -- F.E. in Washington

• When you barbecue, save the partially burned briquettes for the next time you grill. They still will work, and you can save them easily in a large coffee can with a lid.

Copyright 1997-2007 by Heritage Publishing. All rights reserved.