A newly hired nurse listened while the doctor
was yelling, "Typhoid! Tetanus! Measles!"
She asked another nurse, "Why is
he going on like that?"
The experienced nurse replied,
"Oh, he just likes to call the shots around
The pastor shocked the congregation
when he announced that he was resigning from the church
and moving to a drier climate.
After the service a very distraught
lady came to the pastor with tears in her eyes, "Oh,
Pastor Bob, we are going to miss you so much. We
dont want you to leave!"
The kindhearted pastor patted her hand
and said "Now, now, Carolyn, dont carry on.
The pastor who takes my place might be even better than
"Yeah", she said
"Thats what they said the LAST time
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
The largest audience of the week
listened to the conclusion of the festival of the First
M. E. The festival has been in many ways the most
successful of the five so far given, and the young people
of the Epworth League should get all the credit. The
affair was satisfactory in every way and the League is
nearly $75 ahead as the result of their good business
The lecture last evening by Dr. W. A.
Quayle, of Kansas City, was chiefly attractive because of
its humorous character and gave to the subject, "The
Life That Now Is," a charm and glory many do not
The purpose of the lecture seemed to be
that many do not comprehend their great opportunities,
and failing this, make the lives of others less joyous
than they should.
The lecture was entertaining from first
to last and closed one of the most successful courses of
entertainments for which the League has become
famous.about that time.
Candidate Forum July 29th.
Carthage, Missouri The
Carthage Chamber of Commerce has organized a
Jasper County Candidate Forum for Thursday
evening, July 29th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. County
candidates will be on hand for introductions and
an informal meet-and-greet setting, enabling
attendees to visit and ask questions of
The event will be hosted by
Sassy Spoon Bistro at 413 Grant Street in
Carthage. Conveniently located on the southeast
corner of the historic downtown courthouse
square, Sassy Spoon provides a relaxed social
atmosphere and will provide hors doeuvres.
Beverages will be available for purchase.
Jasper County candidates
invited include, by office sought:
Circuit Judge: David C. Dally
Associate Judge Div 4: Joseph
Associate Judge Div 5: Richard
Associate Judge Div 6: Stephen
Presiding Commissioner: David
L. Troyer, Jeff Hammons, John Bartosh, James
Circuit Clerk: Linda Williams,
County Clerk: Bonnie Earl
Prosecuting Attorney: Dean G.
Recorder: Donna Grove
Auditor: Richard M. Webster,
Collector of Revenue: Stephen
"We hope that the voters
of Jasper County will take advantage of this
opportunity to visit with the candidates prior to
the August 3rd primary. This will enable each of
us to ask questions and make a fully informed
decision," said Sabrina Drackert, Chamber
President. "We really appreciate Sassy Spoon
hosting this informative event for the citizens
of Jasper County."
only one contested county race, it looks like
the focus will be on the Presiding
Commissioner for the primary. With four in
contention, it may be a horse race.
The wild card this year
will be the latest entry, T.J. Teed, who
accordin to the election office has
registered for the November election as an
Independent. He doesnt have to run in
the primary, so the typical end of the county
politicin in August will continue into
the fall. Course that means the primary
winner will have to mount a second campaign
if Teed becomes a serious contender.
The cut off date for
independents to register is August 17 so the
possibility of other entries is till out
If you dont know your
candidates yet, youd better get on the
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
THIS IS A HAMMER
By Samantha Mazzotta
Deck Live a Long, Happy Life
Q: We recently bought a home
that had to have the deck in the back completely
replaced -- the wood was not just weather-beaten,
but rotted and unsafe. How can I keep the new
deck looking good for a long time to come? I want
to the keep the homes resale value up,
besides enjoying the outdoors. -- Lacy in Canton,
A: Youre right: A
well-maintained outside deck can have a positive
impact on your homes value, while a poorly
maintained one can really ding a later sale.
Using quality materials is the
key to a deck that lasts more than just a few
years. When one rots away within a short time
frame, the culprit is often substandard building
materials rather than just a lack of owner
maintenance. Most decks today are constructed
using pressure-treated pine, which when installed
properly, can last 40 years or more.
But regular maintenance can
extend the appearance and health of any deck for
many years. Here are a few tips to give your new
deck its best chance:
Sweep away leaves and
Dont place potted
plants directly on the deck; put them on raised
surfaces to allow drain water to quickly run off.
Shovel snow from the
deck lengthwise down the boards -- not crosswise
-- to prevent scratches.
Tackle mildew as soon as
you see it, using a cleaning solution thats
safe for wood decks.
Treat and seal your deck
annually to reduce discoloration and prevent
splintering and wear. (Note: A new deck should be
sealed a few weeks after installation, when the
wood has stabilized.)
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