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Wednesday, August 9, 2000 Volume IX, Number 37

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The First Baptist Church, 631 S. Garrison, will once again be hosting its Back-To-School Clothing Distribution. Area families with children needing clothing for school may come to the First Baptist Church Family Life Center on Thursday, Aug. 10, noon - 7 p.m., and Friday, Aug. 11, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Greater Ozark British Motoring Club will host an all British Car & Cycle Show on the south and west sides of the square on Saturday, August 19th from 9-3 p.m. Persons interested in entering a vehicle should contact David Thorn at 358-9166 or register the day of the show.

today's laugh

A traveler is stopped by Customs. "Anything to declare?"
"No, sir."
"What about that elephant behind you with a piece of bread in his trunk and another one in his tail?"
The traveler says, "What I put in my sandwiches is my own business!"

Ignorance is strange. It picks up confidence as it goes along.

Wife to husband: "I put a little scratch on the bumper, dear. If you want to look at it, it’s in the backseat."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.

Had Her Ears Clipped.

"Ginger," the Irish bull terrier pup at the fire department headquarters, had her ears clipped by H.R.P. Miller this morning, according to the most approved style of dogs of that breed.

H.H. Gierhart of St. Joseph, a traveling man for an Illinois medical company, has been here about a week visiting Hoyt Gierhart, the undertaker, who is probably a distant relative of his. He is so well pleased with Carthage that he is hunting for a vacant house, and has written for his family to pack up and move here at once.

The Joplin castle Knights and Ladies of Security, are arranging a picnic at Lakeside next Friday afternoon. The Carthage lodge will attend in a body, taking the 1 p.m. car.

  Today's Feature

Jasper County Election Results

Republican contested races, total Republican ballots cast, 10,700:

U.S. Congress 7th District: Roy Blunt 8998; Mike Harman 1216.

State Legislature, 126 District: Bubs Hohulin 1634; Randall Mayfield 327.

County Commission Eastern District, Jim Honey 3930; Trisha Burgi 2005.

Sheriff: David Niebur 3987; Bill Pierce 6129.

Assessor: Donald Davis 3182; Donna Harlan 2688; Hal Dannelley 1221; Larry Carsten 2248.

Public Administrator: Betty Ellefsen 2930; Scott Schlichting 830; Janice Tussinger 3637; Denise Crampton Anderson 1158; Gary Martin 1313.

Coroner: Ron Mosbaugh 7273; John Sullivan 1530; Randy Haycook 961.

County Democratic Ticket Results:

County Commission Eastern District: Ben Johnson 729.

Sheriff: J.D. Love 1465; Jerry Dean 479.

Assessor: Jim Willis 1744.

Coroner: Don Mosbaugh 1273; Jay Frasier 634.

Just Jake Talkin'


With the heat and humidity, even those who weren’t candidates were sweatin’ a little at the election results last night.

There were a few races some of the folks thought might be closer, but the ones that got the attention were the Assessor and the Public Administrator. Course ever’one showin’ up at the Courthouse on election night, ‘cept the candidates of course, like ta see a good horse race.

Donna Harlan made a good showin’ for her first attempt at a county run for assessor. The other first political run of Betty Ellefsen was also puttin’ the pressure on for the Public Administrator’s spot.

The two main County races for November will now turn to the Eastern District Commissioner and the Assessor. Take a break, they’ll be back.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



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Weekly Column


by Donna Erickson

If your kids are past the pots and pans section of the "kinder" orchestra at your house, here are some fun instruments made from castoffs that both young and old can create together for a family jam session.

When your instruments are complete, and the musicians assembled, record your concert and dream up your own family "label" for the cassette. Keep the tape handy. Who knows, it might be just what you need at your next birthday bash when the kids beg to play musical chairs.

Stay in tune with these fun instruments:

Tin Drums - Collect and paint various sizes of empty soup and vegetable tin cans. Be sure edges are smooth and labels are removed before you apply the paint. Wrap strong paper that has been cut in circles over the open end of each can. Hold the paper in place with rubber bands. Use the eraser end of unsharpened pencils for drumsticks.

Button tappers - Sew large colorful buttons to the tips of the fingers and thumb of a glove. (Now you can use those winter stretch gloves missing the mate.) Tap the finger buttons to the thumb button one at a time to make the jazzy sound.

Wrist Bells - String jingle bells on a pipe cleaner. Wrap loosely around child’s wrist, twisting the ends of the pipe cleaner together to hold in place. Make several to wear and play.

Shakers - Pour three or four tablespoons of dry beans or rice in a small, empty plastic spring-water or soda bottle. Screw cap on tightly. Remove label and decorate the bottle with bright acrylic paints. When dry, place hand around the neck of the bottle and shake. Make several shakers, varying the quantity of contents in each one.

Bottle music - Line up empty bottles that are exactly the same size, such as soda or juice bottles, and pour a different amount of water into each one, starting with a small amount in the first and gradually increasing the amount. Tune the bottles by blowing into them and emptying or adding water, then play a simple song.

Note: Instruments with small parts are not appropriate for ages 3 and under.

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