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Wednesday, April 5, 2000 Volume VIII, Number 206
Did Ya Know?. . .A Musical Workshop on Aging,
"Ive Never Been Old Before", will be
presented by Bob Payton, of Minneapolis, from 1-2 p.m. on
Thursday, April 6 at the Over 60 Center, 404 E. 3rd St.
Carthage. This presentation is free and all ages are
welcome to attend. For more information call
Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage
Landfill, Recycling Drop-off Center and Composting Lot
has extended its hours to five days a week. The Center,
1309 Oak Hill Road, is now open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday
At about four in
the morning, Mrs. Bronson woke her husband. "I think
theres a burglar in the house. Tiptoe downstairs
and hit him over the head. But if theres nobody
there, bring me a glass of orange juice."
I know of an old-fashioned doctor in a
small town. He doesnt even have an X-ray machine.
He just holds you up to the light.
Will: What does a 2,000-pound gorilla
eat for breakfast?
Toni: I give up, What does a
2,000-pound gorilla eat for breakfast?
Will: Anything it wants to.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Mrs. Lola Heston died yesterday morning
at 10 oclock at her home in this city after a
lingering illness. She was a daughter of Kane Drake and
20 years of age. Her death was caused by consumption, the
same disease that caused the death of her little child a
few months ago. The funeral will occur today.
Mrs. Dell Hutchinson, a Sunday school
teacher and a leader in society circles at Belleville,
eloped with a young man named John Burtrue on Tuesday.
She left her husband in the morning to go to their old
home, but instead, took the train where she met Burtrue
and eloped with him. She left two children.
Neodesha wants inter-urban train
service with the mining district towns.
Voters in the local election
yesterday registered their approval of more of
the same by bringing incumbents back for another
term. Current School Board members Neel Baucom
and Steven Montague were reelected along with
Fifth Ward City Council member Don Stearnes.
Stearnes defeated challenger Leonard Harlan 183
Both Baucom and Montague led
the School Board election throughout the evening
counting process, but Dwight Arner and Deborah
Baugh made good showings. The final count was
Baucom 836, Montague 632, Arner 458, and Baugh
First time Fourth Ward write-in
candidate Jim McPheeters won his bid for office
without being on the ballot. McPheeters received
69 votes for the post. Since no one filed for
candidacy in the Fourth Ward, all write-in votes
were considered valid under Missouri statute.
Four other write-in candidates, Barbara Blades,
Orville Bishop, Richard Ferguson, and Bob Dilcher
all received one vote each. It is not known if
any of the four would have accepted the position.
McPheeters was the only candidate to officially
file as a write-in.
Those of us who watch the
local election process are always attracted
to the close races. Like the Golden City
School Board, one vote decided the second
position there. The kicker is that of 84
ballots cast, only 75 voted in the contest.
Course they got
nothin on Purcell in the West Ward
race. There 41 ballots were cast, 38 votes
counted, and a dead heat of 19-19 between
Delbert Russell Wood and Judy Welch.
Therell be some head scratchin
over that one.
The real disappointment was
out of 66,127 registered voters in the
County, just 11% turned up at the polls.
Carthage Ward Four showed us proud though,
294 voters out of just under 500 registered
in the ward. Now theres some good
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Carthage Printing Services
Prime Time With Kids
by Donna Erickson
Spending a Saturday afternoon
at the movies can be a nice way to break a dull
routine. For most kids, its a special event
with the intrigue of a dark theater and the
anticipation of the movie on a large screen. But
how do you know which movies are suitable for
young children? Obviously, movies rated
"R" or "PG-13" also contain
violence and inappropriate language.
So whats a parent to do
before venturing off to the local multiplex? Here
are some tips to help guide your decision.
Read All About It. Be
sure to read at least one review of a movie you
have in mind for your kids before saying,
"Yes." Parenting magazines run capsule
reviews of current films along with
recommendations for kids of different ages.
Beware of Advertising.
Kids may be enticed to see a film by the promos
theyve seen on TV.
Explain that these ads show the
best part of movies to try to get kids and their
parents to come in - just like toy ads often do.
If your kids interest continues and they
are clamoring to see a particular film, check
with other parents, teachers and friends to see
what theyve heard or recommended.
nontraditional movie theaters such as IMAX screen
theaters at some science museums and historic
sites (such as near the Alamo) or offerings at
planetariums and universities.
See It With Them. By far
the best thing you can do is attend the film with
your kids. Be prepared to talk about its story
and answer questions afterward.
If something you found
objectionable appeared on the screen, talk about
alternative ways the characters could have
reacted. For example, "Instead of
threatening the bad guys, is there another way
that person could have solved the problem?"
Pass the popcorn!
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