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Wednesday, August 9, 2000 Volume IX, Number 37
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
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.
A traveler is
stopped by Customs. "Anything to declare?"
"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,
its in the backseat."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
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.
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
County Commission Eastern
District, Jim Honey 3930; Trisha Burgi
Sheriff: David Niebur
3987; Bill Pierce 6129.
Davis 3182; Donna Harlan 2688; Hal Dannelley
1221; Larry Carsten 2248.
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
County Commission Eastern
District: Ben Johnson 729.
Sheriff: J.D. Love
1465; Jerry Dean 479.
Assessor: Jim Willis
Coroner: Don Mosbaugh
1273; Jay Frasier 634.
With the heat and
humidity, even those who werent
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
everone 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 Administrators spot.
The two main County
races for November will now turn to the
Eastern District Commissioner and the
Assessor. Take a break, theyll be
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Carthage Printing Services
TIME WITH KIDS
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
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
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
childs 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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