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Wednesday, October 1, 2003 Volume XII, Number 74

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . . The Carthage Shrine Club will have a Fish Fry at 6:30 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 1st at the Shrine Club, Co. Rd. 170 (3/4 Mile South of HH Hwy) Public is invited. $8 per person. Stag only.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Royal Rangers & Missionettes will have a Rummage Sale from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 3 and from 7 a.m-2 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 4 at the First Assembly of God Life Center, 1605 Baker St., Carthage.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold their monthly Saturday used booksale from 8 a.m. til noon on Oct. 4th in the Library Annex, 610 S. Garrison Ave. There are books of every genre at bargain prices!

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage High School Class of 1941 will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 4th at the Ranch House for visiting and dinner. All members of the class are invited. For more information please call Gene Hoofnagle at 358-5819.

today's laugh

A Martian was approached by a bum. "Can you spare a quarter fella?" the bum said. "What’s a quarter?" asked the Martian. "You’re right," replied the bum, "Make it a dollar."

Necessity: Almost any luxury you see in the home of a neighbor.

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

Blaze at Saylor’s Barn of
Incendiary Origin.

The fire department was called out last night to the old Saylor livery barn on Meridian. The blaze was started in two places and the evidence seems positive that it was a fire bug’s work. The flames gained greatest headway in a room used for storage just behind and above the washroom, where there had been a large quantity of excelsior and other inflammable material piled against the wall.

The fire burned briskly, the flame reaching to the roof and charring the boards slightly. In a feed box in a stall twenty feet from the other blaze a paint keg full of burning coal oil was found by the neighbors when they rushed in. The smell of coal oil was very noticeable last night and traces can be detected this morning. The barn is the property of A. H. Snyder and is insured for $1,500 through the agency of A. G. Newell & Son. There was no damage to the building.

  Today's Feature

Got It Dunn.

Independent Archie Dunn defeated Republican and Democrat candidates in the three way race by gathering 49% of the over 13,000 votes in yesterday’s special election for Jasper County Sheriff.

Dunn showed a demanding lead with the count of votes from the first 10 precincts of 45 released by County Clerk Ron Mosbaugh around 8 o’clock. Democrat J.D. Love showed 16% with 350 votes, Republican Greg Dagnan had just under 30% with 633, and Dunn totaled 54% with 1160.

With 22 precincts counted, Dunn continued his lead with just under 52%, Dagnan moved to just over 30%, and Love increasing to just under 18%.

Love jumped to nearly 22% with the count of 33 precincts, Dagnan held at 30%, and Dunn dropped slightly to 48%.

The final count showed Dunn with 6,509 votes equaling 49%, Dagnan with 3,969 (30 %), and Love with 2,769 (21 %).

The swearing in ceremonies for the new Jasper County Sheriff will take place this morning at 10 a.m. on the first floor of the Carthage Jasper County Courthouse.

Just Jake Talkin'


I haven’t checked out the history, but I’m guessin’ this is the first Independent candidate to win a sheriff election in Jasper County. Likely the first Independent to win any county office in Jasper County.

‘Course the effect that may have on "politics as usual" will have to be seen at future elections. The historical virtual guarantee of election after the Republican primary may waver some. This isn’t somethin’ those who run for County office will take lightly. Just one more wild card that could alter the course of an otherwise successful campaign.

This bein’ an election for the unfulfilled term means there won’t be much time for alterin’ strategy. The primary will be on us next August. Just a blink of an eye in a political campaign.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Carthage Printing

Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• To shorten the cold-sore blues, take an aspirin at the first sign of a cold sore. It can cut your healing time in half.

• "To lessen the fat and cholesterol of pizza — especially delivery, which is notoriously high in both — try ‘blotting’ your pie. Fold a paper towel in half, and gently press it on the top of the pizza to absorb surface oil. Use both sides of the paper towel for maximum effect." — Gladys F. in West Palm Beach, Fla.

• If you are trying to make that summer tan last by using a tanning lotion, make sure you shave your legs prior to applying it. Even if they are already free of unwanted hair, the razor will clear the top layer of dead skin cells, thus giving you a better, longer-lasting and more even tan.

• Whenever you see reports of dog attacks in the news, it makes you wonder what you can do to protect yourself against an aggressive dog. Here are some tips: Never run from an aggressive dog; they’re faster and more agile than you are. Hold your ground and the dog may lose interest. Try walking slowly away while keeping your eyes on the animal. Use the word "No" firmly. As a last resort, if the dog does attack, "feed" it something to bite instead of you: your clothing, an umbrella, a branch, etc. Also, protect your face and neck, and curl into a ball.

• "To help distinguish our house for visitors who drop by in the evening, we installed runner lights (like Christmas lights designed to be used on the ground) on both sides of our driveway. We just switch them on when people are coming over, and they can see them from down the street, several houses away. It makes it really convenient for them. Also, my husband backs in sometimes, and I turn them on for him (to help him line up the car in the driveway.)" — Michelle H. in Coffeyville, Kan.

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