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Wednesday, August 7, 2002 Volume XI, Number 36

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Masonic Lodge #197 will hold election of officers during the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Thurs., Aug. 8th at the Masonic Hall in Carthage. All members are encouraged to participate.

Did Ya Know?. . .Golden Reflections will have a program, "Experience Europe and Family Literacy," at 10 a.m. on Wed., Aug. 7th in the McCune-Brooks Hospital cafeteria. They will meet again on Aug. 15th with a Carhage Tech Center Adult Program presentation and Bingo at 2 p.m.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Girl Scouts will have an "Eco-Action Fair" from 1-4 p.m. on Sun., Aug. 11th at the Northeast Shelter of Municipal Park. Look for banners. For more information contact the Girl Scout Council at 417-623-8277.

today's laugh

Little Billy knelt besides his bed and prayed, "Dear God, if You can find some way to put the vitamins in candy and ice cream instead of in spinach and cod liver oil, I would sure appreciate it. Amen."

Father: My son just received his B.A.
Neighbor: I suppose now he’ll be looking for a Ph.D.
Father: No, now he’s looking for a J.O.B.


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

Sixty Fair Visitors Here.

Carthage was visited this afternoon by sixty or more women, the ladies of the United Commercial Travelers of Missouri, who are in convention at Joplin. The party arrived in a special car at 3:10 p.m. and was met at the Harrington by a reception committee of Carthage women comprising Mesdames S. Cohen, W. T. Porter, T. B. Hobbs, Bela Clark, A. T. Beneke, Ed McCullough, Nate Ogden, J. H. Enright, Carl O’Neal, J. T. Burns, Perry Osborn and Ben Kean.

From the hotel the visitors were given a street carriage drive over the main streets of the city, ending at the Elks club house where ice cream, cake and lunch were served by Briles at 4 p.m.

At 5 p.m. the visiting ladies are to return to Joplin for a banquet at the Keystone and a ball tonight at Germania hall. Tomorrow afternoon the commercial travelers and their ladies will be at Lakeside to spend the afternoon.

  Today's Feature

Primary Election Results.

State Senator, 32nd District: Rep

Jasper County votes:

Gaskill - 1,589; Nodler 4,051: Burton 5,644; Hohulin 2,259.

District totals:

Burton, 9,306 - Nodler 9,379

State Rep. District 126: Rep

Jasper County Votes:

Bartosh 681; Emery 452; Gardner 93; O’Connor 86

District totals: Bartosh 1,556; Emery 2,688; Gardner 957; O’Connor 1,568

County Republican Primary Results:

Associate Circuit Judge, Div. 5

Copeland 6,961; Butler 5,754

Associate Circuit Judge, Div. 6

Crane 6,423; Carlton 6,485

Presiding Commissioner:

Baugh 1,662; Hensley 5,805; Surface 5,920

County Clerk

Putnam 3,674; Adams 4,575; Mosbaugh 5,018

Recorder of Deeds

Wilson 3,712; Grove5,849; Neil 3,579

County Collector

Holt 9,466: Morgan 3,692

Just Jake Talkin'


The activity at the Courthouse last night was more tense than usual as close races were evident all evenin’.

The most obvious to those who worked at the Hall of Justice was the contest between the 16 year veteran Commissioner Danny Hensley and Chuck Surface. From the beginning release of the absentee ballots there was never a spread of more than a few votes between the two candidates.

The Crane/Carlton race for the nod to run against incumbent Jane Wyman in November for Division 6 Judge was also close all evening. That race is yet to be run.

For Hensley, this race was over. He will leave a legacy of a debt free county and the miles of roads and bridges that bring a sense of pride. The Hall will miss his laughter and energy for years to come.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



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Weekly Column


By Amy Anderson

Relive Pioneering Days at Conner Prairie

There is a portal to the 19th century that operates most every day of the year. It is located in northeast Indianapolis, and it is called Conner Prairie.

At Conner Prairie, you can re-live the settler experience in one of five areas: the 1816 Lenape Camp, the 1823 William and Elizabeth Conner Home, the 1836 village of Prairietown, the 1886 Liberty Corner or the PastPort Discovery area. Each has a distinct historical flavor, a dramatic flair that helps history come to life.

Beginning with the Lenape Indian Camp and McKinnen’s Trading Post, you can explore the beginnings of settlement in 1816. You’ll find an "interpreter" ready to tell the story of the area’s Lenape (or Delaware) Indian past, and perhaps you can join in the construction of a canoe.

Then you move on in the timeline to 1823, where you can tour the home of trader William Conner and his wife, Elizabeth. Listed on the register of National Historic Homes, you’ll find that the inside and outside appear much as they did in 1823, and perhaps you can watch a weaving demonstration as interpreters make blankets and coverlets in the loom house.

Next is the 1836 re-created village of Prairietown, built of relocated and restored main-street buildings from all over Indiana that were constructed in the first half of the 1800s.

Again, you’ll find not only buildings and exhibits, but real-life people, dressed for the part and ready to give you a glimpse into their world and answer any questions. You’ll find the same ready enthusiasm at the 1886 Liberty Corner, a rural crossroads featuring a church and schoolroom, as well as a farm and a covered bridge.

Wrap up your tour at the PastPort Discovery area, where you can get your hands dirty doing laundry (on a washboard) or dipping candles, as well as many other activities.

For more information on Conner Prairie, call 1-800-966-1836 or log on to


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