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Monday, March 19, 2007 Volume XV, Number 192
Did Ya Know?... Class of
2007 Project Graduation is holding a raffle for a
2007 Dodge Charger. Prize to be awarded at the
Big Man on Campus event, April 27. Only 2,500
tickets sold, must be 18 years of age to
purchase. Proceeds benefit Project Graduation.
$20 per ticket. Call 358-8786. Winner will be
responsible for all taxes, title fees, license,
registration and insurance costs.
Did Ya Know?...
Throughout March the McCune-Brooks Hospital lab
will offer Colorectal Cancer Screening Kits free.
Call 359-2432 for more information.
"All of the neighbors
complain about our Freddy," said his mother,
"and unfortunately theyve got good
cause because hes a little rascal!"
"Then Id better buy him a
bicycle," said his father.
"Why, do you think that will improve his
behavior?" asked Mother.
"Well, no," said Father, "but it
will distribute it over a wider area.
An angry man ran into the post
office and shouted to the postmaster, "For
some time Ive been pestered with
threatening letters. I want something done about
it!" "Im sure we can help,"
soothed the postmaster. "Thats a
Federal offense. Do you know whos been
sending the letters?"
"I certainly do," barked the fellow.
"Its those pesky income tax
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
The Darnells Held.
Tobe and James Darnell
were taken down to Webb City yesterday for their
preliminary examination on a charge of burglarizing the
Pittsburg and Gulf Depot at Joplin about ten days ago.
The two together with another who was under arrest on the
same charge took a change of venue to Webb City. The
third man was discharged, but Jim and Tobe were bound
over to await the action of the grand jury and came back
to jail this morning in default of $500 bond.
The Grand opera house will
be occupied all week by the Howard DeVoss company in a
new repertoire of the latest comedies and dramas. The
company again promises a week of good, clean fun and
amusement. The price will be the same as before10
cents for any seat in the house.
A force of 25 men are now
employed at the Pleasant Valley mine under the
supervision of H.M. Cornell.
Gardeners Complete Training.
residents have completed the University of
Missouri Extension Master Gardener training in
Carthage. The Master Gardener program is for
people who may or may not have gardening
experience, but are eager to acquire knowledge
and share it with others. They have completed
approximately 30 hours of training including
topics such as vegetable and fruit production,
insects, lawn care, trees and plant diseases. At
the end of the training, they are asked to
provide 30 hours of volunteer service to their
communities during the coming year. The program
is sponsored locally by Jasper County University
of Missouri Extension Council.
the 2007 training program are Mel Anderson, Barb
Huddleston, Brenda Kaiser, Susan Knost, Richard
"Bud" Rogers, and David Shull,
Carthage; Charlie Bentlage, Lou Anne Daniels,
Ande Houser-Merrell, Dawn Patterson, Lee
Rodriguez, Ted Strote, and Valenya Wilson,
Joplin; Mary Claflin, Bronaugh; Don Marston,
Diamond; Glenn Moll, Jasper; Dusty Parrill, Webb
City; Becky and Kirby A. Plank, Goodman; and Rick
information about the program can be obtained by
contacting the Jasper County University of
Missouri Extension Center in Carthage at
Missouri Extension improves peoples lives
with education and research from the four
campuses of the University of Missouri System and
Lincoln University that focuses on high-priority
needs of people throughout the state. Each County
Extension Center, with oversight by locally
elected and appointed citizens, is your local
link to these unbiased resources.
Committee to Meet.
The City Council
Public Safety Committee is scheduled to meet this
evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Carthage Fire
Made the spring rounds
to assess the winter damage to the home place the
last couple a days. All in all there hasnt
been too much ground lost from the projects
started last summer. The biggest problem is the
projects are still there, just waitin on
Usually durin the winter
there are a few warm days to finish up those
loose ends that got postponed. This winter not
much got done to the outside after the first
frost. Spent most of the time just keepin
the inside tightened up and huddlin by the
With the daylight in the
evenins now, I suppose its time ta
start workin out the long list of leftovers
and get to em.
This year its a lot of
little ones. Hopefully as the days grow shorter
next fall, the list will be shorter too.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities
This Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
March 18-25 is
National Poison Prevention Week, an observance
that calls attention to the more than 2 million
accidental poisonings that are reported each year
at the 61 Poison Control Centers in the United
More than 90
percent of all poisonings occur in the home, and
are a leading cause of death among adults.
Children under 6 are most at risk from ingesting
chemicals or medicines that, even if not fatal,
can cause permanent injury. In 2004, about 85,000
children visited emergency rooms due to
unintentional poisonings; 30 children died.
Product Safety Commission and the American
Association of Poison Control Centers offer these
tips to lessen the risk of accidental poisoning:
cleaning products, medicines and food/beverages
by placing in separate storage cabinets or in
chemicals and medicines in their original
containers and close securely after use.
clean up work areas promptly and store materials
Turn on the
light when giving or taking medicine, to make
sure you are using the correct dosage listed on
taking medicine in front of children, and never
refer to medicine as "candy."
answering a phone or doorbell, take young
children along with you so they do not have the
opportunity to explore unsupervised.
entire family how to responsibly handle cleaning
products and medications, and urge older children
to watch out for their younger siblings.
post emergency numbers in a visible place,
including the number of the national Poison
Control Center (1-800-222-1222).
Poison Prevention Week Council maintains a Web
site with information on how to reduce the risk
of poisoning at www.poisonprevention.org.
HOME TIP: Program
the number of the national Poison Control Center
(1-800-222-1222) into your phones speed
dial and post the number and the speed dial
setting on an emergency list next to the
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