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Wednesday, August 6, 2008 Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?... On Sat.
Aug. 9th, the VFW Post 2590 will host a dance
featuring Max Brown from 8-11:30 p.m. Call
358-1657 for more information.
Did Ya Know?... On Aug.
27th the Diabetic Support Group will meet at 4
p.m. in the MBRH Employee Life Center. Guest
speaker will be Denise Hamar, M. D.,
Pediatrician. Call 359-2652 for more info.
always tell a good politician by the way he
answers. He makes you forget the question.
Elections should be held on
Christmas. That way, if you dont like who
we elect, we can exchange them.
A nice politician will never
lie about an opponent--if the truth will do more
One candidate has an identity
problem---everybody knows who he is.
People always keep saying,
"Things cant go on like this."
And thats how it ends up. Things get worse.
A lot of candidates brag they
started life as a barefoot boy. Who didnt.?
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
The city council discussed during the
last meeting that it is impossible to arrange for the
taking of the tuberculin test, however, at present, so
that requirement is a dead letter, and may remain so for
a year or two, even if eventually it is made inoperative.
But the requirement for the tuberculin test being in the
ordinance, no certificate can be issued to a dairyman or
dealer because that requirement has not been complied
with by anybody. The object in removing the requirement
for this test is that the ordinance can otherwise go
unhindered into operation, regular certificates be
issued, and all the benefits of the law be secured.
Emphasis was given the belief last
night that there should be haste in making whatever
changes are to result in order that the ordinance may
quickly become operative, but the difference of opinion
as to the required temperature caused more delay, just
the same. The purity of milk and the cleanliness of
stables and dairy premises are considered the most
important features of the ordinance and these provisions
are fast being put into operation, but the full workings
of the ordinance are hindered by the delay in determining
City Physician L. E. Whitney last night
stated that he had communicated with numerous other
cities, including Chicago, St. Louis, New York and
numerous other places, and that he finds that the
temperature requirement is rigidly enforced in all these
places, the required degrees of coolness ranging from 75
to 60 degrees. He thought the 60 degrees named in the
Carthage ordinance was reasonable.
Eastern Jasper County
Commissioner Jim Honey won an overwhelming
victory in the Republican primary last night by
taking 65% of the votes cast. Candidate Blane
Mitchell ended with just shy of 20% and Craig
Putnam ended with just over 15%. Honey supporters
rallied after contender Putnam won the
endorsement of current Jasper County Presiding
Commissioner John Bartosh and Sheriff Archie
In the much publicized race for
Jasper County Public Administrator, newcomer
Angie Casavecchia Ashens won 60% of the vote
against incumbent Rita Hunter who garnered just
under 23% of the votes cast. Monty Morgan picked
up the other 17%.
The two most tightly contested
races were for County Assessor and County
Coroner. Connie Alumbaugh-Hoover narrowly beat
out Brent Hensley by just over 300 votes in a
field of six candidates in the Assessors
race. Rob Chappel won just under 28% of the votes
to win the Coroner race with three other
contestants. Scott Keats pulled just over 25%,
Don LeMaster, Jr. took just under 25%, and Shane
Moore gathered 22%.
The Jasper County Republican Committee
and State Representative nominee Tom Flanigan
hosted a watch party for the election in the
Sassy Spoon restaurant on the Square last night.
It was a good turn out. The Courthouse showed a
pretty good crowd also. Lota new candidates
gettin involved in the election process.
New blood, new energy.
The hope is that those
candidates that didnt win wont go off
poutin in the corner and will be back for
the next round.
Its tough to win a race
with four or five or six opponents. But then,
its not supposed ta be easy. Like the
singer Don Williams sings, "If it was easy,
everybody would do it." Politics is a tough
game. It takes guts, persistence and talent. Good
qualities for elected officials.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Carthage Printing Services
By JoAnn Derson
"I love to work in the
yard, and I always wash my hands before coming
in. I put a bar of soap inside a piece of mesh
from a potato sack and tied it with a string. I
tied the string to my water faucet outside, and
now I can easily wash my hands with soap before
coming in. The sack kind of works as a scrubber
as well." -- F.A. in Texas
"When I take the kids to
the pool, I bring my cell phone with me. I have
started putting it in a zipper-top plastic
baggie, and now I dont have to worry about
it getting wet accidentally. I can see through
the bag to check messages or the time right out
of the pool; theres no need to dry my hands
off." -- Y.W. in Missouri
"I found a really great
fix for my basement stairs. Its a bright,
reflective, nonslip tape. I used a long piece
across the end of each riser, and I am much more
sure of my footing when going downstairs --
especially when carrying a laundry basket. And
its easier to see where the steps are if
the lights are dim." -- N.M. in Ohio
Heres a great
conversation piece: Get a big, shallow bowl or
box, fill it with loose snapshots and set it on
your coffee table. People cant resist
"I have a sore back, so
its hard for me to bend down and pull out
weeds. I found a way to do this without too much
bending. If you have a pair of loppers, all you
have to do is cut a section of garden hose into
two 1-inch pieces and slit them down the side.
Then slip them over the ends of the blades. This
way, you can grip the weed without much
effort." -- J.K., via e-mail
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