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Wednesday, November 8, 2000 Volume IX, Number 101
Did Ya Know?. . .On Nov. 10th, the McCune-Brooks Hospital
Gift Shop will have a "Christmas Preview Sale."
All the new Christmas gifts and decorations will be
available for purchase. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. all the new
Christmas items will be 10% off. The Auxiliary invites
the public. Punch and cookies will be served.
Did Ya Know?. . .Entries are now
being accepted for the Carthage Christmas Parade,
scheduled for Monday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m. There is no
entry fee and the theme this year is "Christmas
Remembered." Deadline for entries is November 17th.
Sponsors are the SkillsUSA-Vica Chapter of the Carthage
Technical Center and Main Street Carthage, Inc. For more
information or application call 417-359-7026 or
A journey of a thousand miles begins
with leaving the airline tickets on the dresser.
The waitress stared at the actor.
Finally she asked, "Have I ever seen you
"Well, I dont know," the actor said,
"Its possible you might have seen me in the
movies." The waitress said, "Its
possible. Where do you like to sit?"
My ear is ringing. Pardon me, while I
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Will View the Excavation.
J.D. Clarkson appeared in police court
this morning to answer to the charge of excavating in a
city street without a permit. The charge, it will be
remembered, grew out of his digging one day last week to
cut off the water pipe leading to the fair grounds, which
piping he states is his own private property. The
evidence in the case indicated that the excavation may
have been on the McGregor land, just north of St. Louis
avenue itself. The point is near Garrison avenue, a block
south of Centennial. If the excavation is on private
property the city has no jurisdiction. To settle the case
the court, attorneys and defendant all agreed to go out
together at 4 oclock this afternoon and inspect the
excavation. The decision of the case may turn on whether
what would be the north half of St. Louis avenue at this
point has ever been dedicated to the city, and whether
the city has ever accepted the same.
Trust Commits $5M.
The Mary and Kent Steadley
Memorial Trust Directors and Trustees have
announced a pledge of $5 million to the Carthage
R9 School District to partially fund construction
of a new high school and technical center. The
district will also seek matching funds from the
State of Missouri for construction of the new
technical center. The Board of Education will
finalize plans in the next few weeks for a
possible bond election in April 2001 to fund the
balance of the project. The commitment from the
Steadley Trust is contingent upon voters
approving the additional bond issue that is
anticipated to be an additional $17 million.
According to information
supplied to media at a long range planning work
session of the School Board last night, the
approval of the bond issue would add between 42
and 49 cents per $100 assessed valuation for
property owners in the district.
Board President Ron Ross
expressed his appreciation to the Trust and Trust
Committee members, who were present for last
nights announcement, for this commitment
and nearly $4 million the Trust has contributed
to other R-9 projects over the last several
The Presidential election drew
near record setting numbers of voters to the
polls in Jasper County yesterday. Of 67,251
registered voters, 38,229 (57%) turned out to
vote. Of those voting, 27.54% used a straight
Republican party ticket, 9.28% used a straight
Democratic party ticket, and 63% used split
ticket ballots. From the Presidential vote to the
County contests, a ratio of two Republican votes
for every Democratic vote was repeated.
Long time Jasper County
Assessor Jim Willis was the only Democrat to
break the 40% barrier, but was defeated by first
time candidate Don Davis by a 21,632 to 14,991
Incumbent Eastern District
County Commissioner Ben Johnson, Democrat, was
defeated by another first time candidate
Republican Jim Honey, 12,257 to 6,524.
Incumbent Republican Sheriff
Bill Pierce defeated Democrat J.D. Love 23,140 to
Incumbent Republican Coroner
Ron Mosbaugh defeated his Democratic brother Don
22,859 to 13,247. Ron was appointed as a Democrat
but moved to the Republican party for the
If ya went ta bed
before midnight last night, you slept in
ignorant bliss not knowin who was
goin to be our next President.
Course ya knew it wasnt
Nader, but the real race was a nail
bitter and Im guessin that
even this mornin ya probly
dont know for fact.
Im sure there is
plenty of speculation and even might be
some pretty confident assumptions. (Talk
I tried to stay up and
get ya some results, but the radio
station I was listen to on the internet
became so erratic with net congestion
that I eventually decided to drift into
some a that blissful ignorance myself.
Maybe in a day or two
well all be a lot smarter.
This is some fact, but
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PRIME TIME WITH KIDS
by Donna Erickson
Discover beautiful treasures
from nature when you spend time outdoors with
your children this fall. You dont even need
to hike in far-away places to find interesting
Fallen leaves, acorns and blown
sticks in a vacant lot and dried weeds poking
through the cracks in the sidewalk are there for
inquisitive kids to observe. Or, shake a fallen
branch from a shrub or tree to see unusual seeds,
pods, leaves and maybe a tiny pine cone or two!
To make your nature walk extra
fun, take along nature-find bracelets you can
make yourself. Wear them around your wrists to
display your collection as you go.
To make a bracelet, cut a
1-by-9-inch strip of clear adhesive-backed paper,
such as Con-Tact brand paper.
Remove the protective paper
covering and wrap the strip loosely around your
childs wrist, sticky side out. Stick the
ends together to form a band. Make a bracelet for
each child in your family and one for yourself.
As you embark on your nature
walk, press small, lightweight items such as
leaves, flower petals, seeds, sand and dirt onto
the sticky bracelet. As it becomes covered, it
will turn into an eye-catching souvenir of your
When you return home, you may
wish to apply household glue to the bracelet to
better hold the items in place.
Note: Choose items for the
bracelet that have fallen onto your path or
sidewalk. Do not disturb growing plants and
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