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Wednesday, August 20, 2003 Volume XII, Number 45

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society is now open from 12 noon-
4 p..m. on Saturdays. You can now adopt some of the Carthage Humane Society’s cutiest kittens at Central Pet Care Clinic. Stop by their office anytime during regular business hours or call 358-1300 for details.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Public Library will be closed on Fri., Aug. 22 and Sat. Aug. 23 for an upgrade to the computer circulation system.

Did Ya Know?. . .Supporters of Carthage 7th Grade Sports will have a Garage Sale at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 22nd and from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, August 23rd at the Light House located at Chestnut & Main. Donations accepted. Please call Diane Bougher 359-5475 or Roy Mason 358-8786 to make arrangements.

today's laugh

Lend me five dollars, old man. I promise you, on the word of a gentleman, to pay it back tomorrow.
Bring the gentleman around and let me see him.

London is the foggiest place in the world.
Oh no, it’s not. I’ve been to a place foggier than London.
Where was it?
I don’t know where, it was too foggy.

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

Farewell Letters Home.

Letters have been received by Carthage friends from E. O’Keefe and Dr. A. H. Caffee, written on board ship just before the pilot left them last Saturday night shortly before eleven o’clock.

They had left the wharf at Philadelphia promptly at three o’clock in the afternoon. It was raining hard when they wrote and lightning in the horizon indicated that they might strike stormy weather at sea. Otherwise they found it pleasant indeed on board the ship. Thousands of people gathered at the wharf at Philadelphia to see the ship off notwithstanding the rain.

Mrs. R. H. Rose returned home from Indiana this morning where she has been visiting since landing from her European trip two weeks ago.

Miss Bessie Rose will remain in Terre Haute, Ind., for a longer visit.

  Today's Feature

Levy Drop.

The Carthage R-9 School Board voted Monday evening to reduce the debt-service portion of the school tax levy by seven cents. The resulting total levy will be $3.24 per $100 assessment. The operating portion of the $3.31 will remain at $2.75, the level required to insure state funding.

It is estimated that a home owner with property valued at $80,000 will see a reduction of a little over $10 per year.

Sheriff Race Expands.

Independent candidates for the special election for Jasper County Sheriff are required to present a petition with approximately 800 signatures of registered voters to be placed on the September 30 ballot. The petitions must be turned it to the Circuit Clerk by September 27.

It was reported in the Globe yesterday that Interim Sheriff Archie Dunn is the first to publicly announce his intentions to run as an independent.

Dunn lost his bid for the Republican nomination last week to Greg Dagnan. The Democrat nomination is J.D. Love, the current County Coroner.

Just Jake Talkin'


I’ll say again what I was sayin’ a couple a years back. The Double Decker Bus has some good roles ta play for promotin’ the City of Carthage. Bein’ a mass transit system isn’t one of ‘em. I don’t understand why the decision to drop daily service takes any more discussion.

In the plan I outlined before, we park the bus in a conspicuous spot. I recommend somewhere on the Precious Moments parkin’ lot if they’ll let us. Put a sign in the window sayin’ "Rent Me" with a phone number or other info. If we have ta make a token run around town once a week, fine. It keeps the oil from gettin’ gummy.

We get a couple a banners with "Come ta Carthage" we can tie to the sides and make sure it gets in ever’ parade in the area. A travelin’ billboard with an unforgettable image for the community. The cost is minimal.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Carthage Printing

Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• "Here’s a great tip for use at bathtime with baby: I have a sippy cup that changes color when the drink is hot. Oddly enough, it changes at the perfect temperature for baby’s bath. So, I fill the tub and toss in the cup. When the cup starts to change back to its original color (blue), I know the bath water is not too hot. I always swish the water around and check with my wrist also, but it is a good visual clue to check." — Pat from Boise, Idaho

• Do you find yourself throwing away unused and spoiled fruit and veggies at the end of the week? Try setting aside time after you come home from the grocery store for prepping fruits and vegetables. Pre-bag snack sizes of carrots, celery, strawberries, grapes, cantaloupe and apples. Pre-cut veggies for meals to make later in the week. Slice tomatoes and onions for sandwiches, and tear and separate lettuce for salads. They all make great, healthy treats, and it makes it easier to get that five a day!

• Mix 1/4 cup of salt with 2 tablespoons of shower gel for a sudsy, refreshing, skin-soothing salt scrub.

• "Before I go to the beach, I freeze an ice-cube tray full of lemonade. Then, we use the cubes in our travel cups. It keeps the lemonade cool, and as it melts (which tends to be quickly), it doesn’t water down the drink." — Kevin and Kay H. in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

• Here’s a budget-stretcher: "Credit goes to my friend Bev for this great butter extender. Whip 1 pound of softened butter and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Slowly add 1 cup of olive oil. Beat up to 5 minutes to add air and increase volume. Pour into two 1-pint containers and refrigerate. Economical, spreads like soft margarine, tastes great and you get the benefits of olive oil in a natural product." — Shelley B., British Columbia, Canada

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