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Wednesday, August 1, 2007 Volume XVI, Number
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.
My sister is very brilliant.
Oh, she picks up things fast?
Yes, shes a shoplifter.
Ive got a horse
thats faster than any automobile.
Faster than any automobile? Who was he sired by?
What do you mean?
What was his fathers name?
I told you he was fast. Why, hes so
fast he ran away before he found out what his
fathers name was.
Yes, it was a sad case about
Hayes. Since he lost all his money half his
friends dont talk to him anymore.
What about the other half?
They havent heard yet that hes lost
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A Young Bloods
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
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 couldnt possibly keep the
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.
must be paid no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday,
August 24, 2007 to avoid the sale," said
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.
publication of the properties is available at the
County Collector website;
www.jaspercountycollector.com 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
Id 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
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 probly 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.
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 dont have to use harsh
chemicals or abrasives. And its better for
the environment." -- J.P. in Florida
"This one seems so
simple youd 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 cant 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, its 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
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.
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