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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 173

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?..2010 Project Graduation presents Big Man On Campus, Thursday, March 4, 7 p.m. Adults $5 Student $2

Did Ya Know? . .The Carthage Shrine Train Crew will be hosting a Hot Dog and Chili Feed on Mar 6th at 6:00 PM. It will be held at the Train Barn on West Mound Street Road in Carthage. Adults $6.00 and kids 12 and under $3.00 . All proceeds go to the Train Crew and are not tax deductible as a charitable donation."

today's laugh

"It was so cold where we were," boasted the Arctic Explorer, "that the candle froze and we couldn’t blow it out."

"That’s nothing," said his rival. "Where we were the words came out of our mouths in pieces of ice, and we had to fry them to see what we were talking about."


"I remember when I was a lad," said the old salt to Bobby. "I had to fight for my life with sixteen cannibals, and only one got away--"

"But," objected Bobby, "last year you told me it was eight cannibals."

"Yes," he said easily, "but you was too young then to know the whole horrible truth."


"It was so hot last week that the heat affected the animals. I saw a hound dog chasin’ a jack rabbit and they were both walkin’."

A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.

Old and New Police Force.

It is ex-city marshal D. M. Stafford now, and that gentleman appeared on the streets this morning in plain clothes, and minus his marshal’s star, for the first time in a long time. The star appeared on the ample bosom of D. W. Bruffett, the new marshal, and he and Sherman Drake were on duty today. They will thus remain for the present.

Mr. Stafford will devote his attention to his business interests. The new policemen, Charles Rider and Enoch Purcell, will go on duty tonight for the first time. Mr. Purcell’s experience as a deputy sheriff will stand him in good stead and the old members of the force will see that the new ones are broken in properly.


W. H. Miller has commenced work on a 20x50 one story brick building just south of his store on South Grant street. The building will be used for a feed store in connection with Mr. Miller’s grocery business.

  Today's Feature

The Campaign Begins.

The only contested race for a Jasper County office as of yesterday afternoon was for Presiding Commissioner. Incumbent John Bartosh filed and will face David Troyer and Jeff Hammons in the primary for Republican nominee in August.

The Election and Registration Office reports that all other incumbents facing reelection this year have filed, except for Associate Judge of Division 6 Steve Carlton. It is expected that he will file, but was occupied with a trial yesterday. All candidates that filed were Republicans.

Other incumbents that filed were:

Division 4 Judge Joe Schoeberl

Division 5 Judge Richard Copeland

Circuit Clerk Linda Williams

Prosecuting Attorn. Dean Dankelson

County Clerk Bonnie Earl

Recorder of Deeds Donna Grove

Auditor Richard Webster Jr.

Collector Stephen Holt

Candidates have until March 30 to file their candidacy. The Election and Registration Office is located in the Carthage Courthouse and is open from 8:30 to 4:30.

Just Jake Talkin'

Ever’ now and then I get the urge ta go campin.’ It usually passes fairly quickly, but ever’ couple a three years it seems ta be a good idea. It is always amazin’ to see a campsite develop outa some wooded area into a comfortable setting. After the initial choosin’ of the site, the two most critical placement decisions are the campfire and the latrine (or more likely nowadays, the portapotty). From there the "camp" pretty much is a matter of preference. (Naturally most try to be up wind of both.)

‘Course a large portion of time is spent around the campfire, mainly preparin’ and cookin’ meals. The activity also allows a good excuse for a nice nap afterward before ya start gatherin’ firewood for the next meal. Campin’ can be really relaxin’, as long as ya don’t forget ta pack the air mattress and the toilet paper.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’..

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By JoAnn Derson

• To make your own cleaning wipes, cut a roll of good-quality paper towels in half or thirds with a bread knife. Smash down to loosen the cardboard roll inside, and slip it out. Set the partial roll into a baby-wipes container or other sealable plastic container and add your favorite cleaning product to moisten, with just a little extra solution visible in the bottom of the container. Set one on the kitchen counter, in the bathroom, even in the car. They can be refilled over and over.

• Apply a light coat of mineral oil to the outside surface of your stainless-steel appliances to keep then from getting smudges. Repeat monthly.

• "When replacing a button in a spot where the fabric has been torn, use a small scrap of fabric on the wrong side as reinforcement. Sew the patch in, and then replace the button." -- F.K. in Montana

• Clean brass or copper with this mixture for a shine at a great price: To 1 cup of white vinegar, add 1 teaspoon of salt and enough flour to make a paste. Apply and remove as you would a commercial brass cleaner. Buff to a shine.

• "To check a new garment for colorfastness, blot gently with a damp cotton ball. If the color transfers, you’ll know that you need to wash that item separately." -- J.C., via email

• If you have a piece of wood furniture that has a scratch, try this tip you’ll go nuts for: Rub the scratch with the meat of a nut. Brazil nuts, walnuts or pecans are best. But don’t use any nuts that have been salted or honey-roasted. That will attract bugs.

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