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Wednesday, April 9, 2003 Volume IX, Number 207

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Second Saturday Antique Show and Sale will be held this Saturday, April 12th. No Set-Up Fee! First come, first served. Reservations not required. Saturday morning setup only, 6-8 a.m. Outside spaces only. No merchants license required.

Did Ya Know?. . .The McCune-Brooks Hospital Auxiliary will meet on Wednesday, April 9th in the hospital cafeteria. Refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m. with the business meeting following at 10:00 a.m. Mr. Robert Copeland, Executive Officer of McCune-Brooks Hospital, will be the speaker.

Did Ya Know?. . .Carthage Masonic Lodge #197 will be putting on a 3rd degree, Thursday, April 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the Masonic Temple located directly behind the Public Library. Will also discuss some ideas to assist the families of those in the 203rd who have been called to active duty. All area Masons are encouraged to attend.

today's laugh

On her way back from the concession stand, Julie asked a man at the end of the row, "Pardon me, but did I step on your foot a few minutes ago?"

Expecting an apology, the man said, "Indeed you did."

Julie nodded. "Oh good. Then this is my row."

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


A party of fifteen or more capitalists from Washington Court House, Ohio, who arrived in Carthage yesterday morning, stocked up with rubber boots and overalls and took carriages in different directions to inspect the properties of the Troup mining at Pleasant Valley just southwest of town, at the Mignonette on the Hall farm, and at Prosperity with a view to purchasing stock in the Troup holdings. By night all their business was attended to, doubtless they were satisfied satisfied to invest, and all took the 7:40 train back to Ohio. It was a quick business trip, but it does not take long to do business now in Carthage properties.

Henry Hilderbrand, one of the party was an old boyhood friend of I.C. Hodson. Washington’s Court House is near Columbus, Ohio. Several ladies were in the party, and they donned rainy day skirts and went down into the mines along with the men.

  Today's Feature

School Bond Rejected.

Second Ward Harris Wins First Ward.

The proposed $11 million R-9 School District Bond issue was rejected by voters yesterday by a margin of 2013 against to 1446 for. Incumbent President of the School Board Neel Baucom (1903) and Daniel Beck (1566) won the two seats available defeating Mark Catron (1351) and Curtis Bell (1344).

In a strange twist, former First Ward Council member Mike Harris was elected to represent the First Ward, but discovered when he went to vote that ward boundaries had been changed and put his residence in the Second Ward by fifty or sixty feet.

The City Council, which happened to be also meeting last evening, voted to move the ward boundary back to Central Avenue placing Harris back in First Ward. Council member Bill Putnam stated that he may sue the City to overturn the election.

The Third Ward contested race was won by Diane Sharits (168) who defeated candidates Stanley Walker (113) and Steve Leibbrand (111) . Fifth Ward incumbent Jim Woestman (310) defeated former Council member Lujene Clark (139).

Just Jake Talkin'


The turn out for voters was about as predicted for the issues yesterday. Ward Four showed the best with 521 votes for non-contested candidate Ron Ferguson.

Ward Five turned out a total of 449 votes and ward Three totaled 392. Wards One and Two turned out their typical couple hundred.

Lookin’ over the County results, I always look for unusual votin’ patterns. This election’s most unusual goes to Duquesne.

There were two Alderman positions with two candidates each runnin’. Each position was won by one vote. Both Wards had a total of one vote. Each winnin’ candidate won with a 1-0 vote. Apparently the losin’ candidates didn’t vote for themselves, or voted for the other candidate. Of course two of the four didn’t vote at all.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Carthage Printing

Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• To make cut flower arrangements last longer, stick flowers in a mix of 7-Up and water combined in equal parts. Add a half-teaspoon of chlorine bleach to each quart of mix.

• Use a peanut to rub scratches out of wood furniture. Don’t use the honey-roasted variety, though.

• "My 4-year-old gets really upset at the sight of blood, so when she gets a scrape or cut, we use a red washcloth so she doesn’t see the blood. It helps her calm down quicker, and she doesn’t squirm when I am trying to patch her up." — Alice from St. Paul

• Beverly J. of East Dublin, Ga., writes: "I just use a bit of perfume sprayed or dropped on my light bulbs instead of expensive scented candles. You can also put a few drops of perfume on a non-scented candle, but don’t do it while the candle is lighted."

• Another laundry trick: Sour milk is terrific for whitening and brightening white lace and handkerchiefs.

• "I use a double layer of newspaper in my cat’s litter box before I refill it with litter. It absorbs the smell, and it helps when it is time to replace the litter — just lift it out." Thanks to B.B. from St. Louis

• Use cereal bags (the waxy kind) to store pie in before freezing.

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