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Wednesday, July 30, 2003 Volume XII, Number 30

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The First Baptist Church,631 S. Garrison, will have a Back-to-School Clothing Distribution from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Friday, August 1st. It will be held at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church. Children must be present and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold their monthly Saturday booksale from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, August 2nd at the Library Annex, 510 S. Garrison Ave.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Masonic Lodge #197 will put on 2 Third Degrees during a special meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 31st in the Masonic Temple, located behind the Carthage Public Library. Will eat before. All area Master Masons are invited to attend. For more info call Rob Lewis at 623-7112.

Did Ya Know?. . .The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes this week, Mon.-Fri., July 28th-Aug. 1st. Your area will be sprayed in the evening of the day that your trash is picked up, between 8:30-11:30 p.m. You may want to turn off any attic or window fans while the sprayer is in your area.

today's laugh

Know what happens to little boys who tell lies? They travel for half fare.

I’m not lazy — I’m just naturally tired.

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

Arrested By Mistake.

Carthage Man was Taken Into Custody for a
Murder at Pittsburg Today.

M. G. Powell, who lives on South Orner street, in this city, and manufactures yeast, was the victim of mistaken identity at Pittsburg, Kansas, today. He was arrested there suspected of being a murderer wanted in Oregon and for whom a $1,000 reward is offered.

He told the officers who he was and his business, and the chief of police of Pittsburg immediately telephoned Marshal Stafford in Carthage, who soon assured him he had the wrong man. The murder in Oregon was committed in 1901 and Mr. Powell is declared to closely resemble the man wanted.

Mr. Powell left home last Friday expecting to be away from home a week, and it is supposed he is on a yeast selling trip.

  Today's Feature

Tax Certificate Sale.

The annual Jasper County Tax Sale for lands with delinquent taxes is scheduled to be held on Monday, August 25, 2003, at 10:00 a.m. at the Carthage Courthouse.

Stephen H. Holt, Jasper County Collector of Revenue, announced July 22, 2003 the list of delinquent Real Estate taxes which are subject to the sale. A total of 671 were printed and released with Eastern District at 227, Central District at 199, and Western District at 245. A complete listing was published, as required by law, Thursday, July 24, in local newspapers. A second and third publication will be published on July 31 and August 7 in local Jasper County newspapers.

"All property must be paid no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 22, 2003 to avoid the sale," stated Holt.

Lands with a tax year due that is two years old or older will be offered beginning with the amount of taxes due and sold to the highest bidder. Terms are cash, local personal checks, and cashier’s checks. Out of state checks will not be accepted. All properties purchased must be paid for by the conclusion of the sale. All sales are final.

Just Jake Talkin'


The mention of the Santa Fe Trail in this column a few days back sparked memories for one of our readers. Not of 1858, but 1958 when Marshal Hooker walked followin’ the trail from Santa Fe to Independence, Mo. It was a publicity play funded by Big Smith to promote their western wear.

Back before national tv there were a variety of stunts designed to bring attention to a particular brand or company. Such activities could gain national recognition and publicity. These days most would be lucky to get a mention in the local paper I suppose. With all the special effects on tv these days, it’s unlikely that a real person performin’ an uncommon task would gather much excitement. ‘Bout the only venue for stunt men these days is professional wrestlin’ and even Big Smith doesn’t make those outfits.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Carthage Printing

Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• Kristi L. of Deland, Fla., a former owner of a full-service car wash, writes that you should NOT use a cooking spray, such as Pam, on the front grille of a car to keep bugs from sticking. In fact, she says, "We charged people $10 to get this mess cleaned off!" She recommends using Armor All instead. Thanks for the letter, Kristi.

• Save on cooling costs: Keep your thermostat as high as is comfortable in the summer. The more constant the temperature, the easier job your air conditioner has. Also, if you use a window unit, don’t set it at a colder-than-normal temperature when you turn it on. It won’t cool the house down any faster, and you’ll end up wasting that extra energy.

• Worcestershire sauce can be used to clean copper. So can ketchup, or toothpaste.

• "I always save the sample-size toiletries we get from hotels and the product samples we get in the mail. Every so often, I package up several together (shampoo, conditioner, perhaps a disposable razor and shaving cream, and a pocket pack of tissues) and keep them in brown lunch bags in my car. I find that, along with a bit of spare change, it is a welcome gift to disadvantaged street people. It is amazing what a little cleanliness can do for a person’s self esteem, and the little money these people get isn’t likely to be spent on toiletries." — Clarke I. in Memphis, Tenn.

• "My husband and I love to travel, so I have become really good at packing for trips. One thing I do to keep organized is to put my minor jewelry (earrings and rings) in a weekly vitamin keeper. The little plastic compartments are great for keeping it organized, and I can even coordinate them with my outfits for the week." — Tessie W., via e-mail

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