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Wednesday, July 23, 2003 Volume XII, Number 25

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .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 would like to remind everyone that all summer reading logs need to be turned into the YPL desk by Wednesday, July 23. Magician Marty Hahne will be at Awards Day at 3 p.m. on Friday afternoon, July 25, at the Library Annex. All readers are welcome.

Did Ya Know?. . .Carthage Lodge #197 will have a 2nd degree special meeting at
7 p.m. on Thursday, July 26th at the Masonic Temple located behind the Carthage Public Library. All area Masons are invited to attend. More info call Rob Lewis at 417-623-7112.

today's laugh

A school-teacher asked the pupils to write a short essay and to choose their own subjects.

A little girl sent in the following paper:

"My subjek is ‘Ants.’ Ants is of two kinds, insects and lady uncles.

"Sometimes they live in holes and sometimes they crawl into the sugar bowl, and sometimes they live with their married sisters.

"That is all I know about ants."

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


Ed Lewis the Defendent in a Sensational Suit Filed by Mrs. Jones.

Justice Woodward’s court was crowded almost to suffocation all afternoon today, the occasion being the slander suit of the state against Ed Lewis, of south Carthage, accused of uttering vulgar and abusive remarks to Mrs. Sarah Jones, also of south Carthage.

The information filed a week ago, charges Lewis with maliciously and in the presence and hearing of W. M. Jones, Walter James, Virgil James and others, accusing Mrs. Jones of adultery.

Mrs. Jones was first on the stand this afternoon and told of her trouble with Lewis. When she was asked to tell the remarks the defendant made to her, she broke down and cried. It was ten minutes before she could sufficiently recover herself long enough to tell the story of the insult. She is still on the stand at this writing.

  Today's Feature

Candidates To Be Nominated.

Candidates will be chosen for a special Sheriff’s election within the next fourteen days due to the resignation of former Sheriff Bill Pierce. There will not be a primary, but party candidates will be chosen by the Jasper County Political Parties.

The date to elect a new sheriff has been set by the Jasper County Commissions for September 30th. Pierce’s resignation was not accepted last Thursday at the County Commission meeting because of the lack of a 24-hour notice. The resignation is intended to be accepted this Thursday at the Commission meeting, and an interim sheriff is expected to be named at the meeting by the Commissioners.

According to County Clerk Ron Mosbaugh, September 3rd will be the last day to register to vote for the special election. Mosbaugh says he will be consolidating 20 polling locations.

"I’m going to consolidate several polling places to cut down costs," said Mosbaugh in an interview with the Mornin’ Mail. "There are 4 judges per polling place and 73,000 registered voters, that can get costly."

According to Mosbaugh, Republican, Democratic, and Libertarian party chairs have two weeks to set up a nominating meeting and three weeks to get the name of their candidate back to the clerk’s office. By August 21 each party must nominate only one candidate.

Republicans will select a nominee in a meeting on August 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the County Courthouse. Anyone who wants to be considered as a candidate to be nominated should contact Chairwoman of the Jasper County Republican Central Committee Rita Hunter at 623-0066.

Democrats will meet at 7:00 p.m. on July 31 at the Southwest Missouri Bank at Stone’s Corner in the Conference Room. Anyone interested in being considered a Democrat candidate should contact Committee Chairman Bill Kelley at 624-5669 or Ruby Sapp at 624-9197.

"Everyone that wants to be included as a nominee should call us to send in their resume," said Kelley. "We can arrange to pick them up."

Independent candidates must file nominating petitions signed by at least 800 registered voters by August 27th. Two percent of the number of people who voted for Sheriff at the last election (765) is required in order for an Independent candidate to be able to run for the Sheriff position. Mosbaugh suggested the independent candidates get at least 800 signatures.

"If one of them isn’t a good voter, they won’t be counted," said Mosbaugh.

Just Jake Talkin'


As has been pretty well predicted, the names of possible Sheriff candidates is growin’. I’ve already seen on resume that is said to be on the way to the Republican Committee and I’m guessin’ there will be a long list ‘fore it’s over.

The "Independent" candidates will have a tougher go of it havin’ to get close to 800 signatures within the next three weeks or so. Likely some hopin’ for a party endorsement will hedge their bets with a campaign for signatures just in case they aren’t selected. ‘Course it’s a toss up whether the committees would be impressed with the signatures submitted with a resume. Some might feel there was no loyalty to the party from those willin’ to go "independent". It’s prob’ly gonna get a little political over the next couple a months.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



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