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Friday, February 8, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 170

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... Carthage Public Library has completed their building project. Come help us celebrate it’s completion. Saturday, February 9, 2008 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.. Ribbon cutting and program will be held at 1:15 p.m. upstairs between new addition and original building.

Did Ya Know?... The 8th Annual Bowling Round Up to benefit Magic Moments Riding Therapy will be held at Bowl East in Joplin on February 9, 2008. We are looking for bowlers to participate. You could win a brand new Nintendo WII. Get together a group of 5 or 6 and call us at (417)325-4490 for all the details.

Did Ya Know?... Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, Carthage, Mo. will be hosting a special Valentine’s Day Event on Thursday, Feb. 14th at the Theatre. In addition to the play DIAL M FOR MURDER there will be a very special menu and Roses and Candy for the ladies. The price is $25.00 per person. Seating is limited. For reservations call the theatre at 417-358-9665 or 417-358-7268 or email

today's laugh

He wore a toupee that made him look about ten years sillier.

Never try to keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down with you!

Fight air pollution-inhale.

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

Shipped a Car Load of Hogs.

Ed Ingle shipped a car-load of hogs to Kansas City Yesterday.

Have you got your charity badge? It’s purple.

Reduced Saloon Licenses.

The city council of Joplin at last night’s meeting reduced the saloon licenses in that town from $1000 a year to $720 a year or $60 a month. There were 11 votes favoring the reduction and only three against it.

If you want a good square meal call at my old stand 411 North Main street. Good beds 25 cents. Board by day or week. D. O. Perry.

Newest styles in street skirts, suits and waist at Boston Store


Today's Feature

Odor Discussions.

Two meetings held in Jefferson City this week may impact the way odor violations are determined and processed. On Tuesday State Senator Gary Nodler presented a proposed Senate Bill to the Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Natural Resources Committee. A news release from Nodler describes the bill as follows;

"Senate Bill 738 makes the air and water quality in our communities a top priority by targeting persistent offenders, which includes any operation that has violated Department of Natural Resources regulations six times during a 12 month period. The legislation also creates penalties including the revocation of operating permits…"

The release continues, "Carthage residents have repeatedly expressed concern over Renewable Environmental Solutions – a company that has been the center of much controversy due to an odor that was a nuisance to the community. The legal battle that followed these violations would not be necessary with the provisions of the SB 738 in place."

On Wednesday, the Missouri Air Conservation Commission (MACC) met and discussed lowering the dilution ratio of the odor detection equipment used by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The current dilution ratio used is 7 to 1. An odor workgroup held several meetings last year and presented its proposals to the MACC which included lowering the dilution ratio to 4 to 1.

Carthage Mayor Jim Woestman, was present during those workgroup meetings and spoke in favor of changing the ratio. In a recent interview with the Mornin’ Mail, Woestman spoke of the difficulties of getting the ratios changed. Woestman said that the odor panel’s discussions included not only industrial odor emissions, but also controlled animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Much opposition to changing the ratio has been heard from CAFO advocates during panel discussions. Woestman said he felt the combination of the two issues was making it more difficult for the City to get approval, and that he thought the issues should be separated.

"They ought to be treated differently," said Woestman. "It’s a different animal."

Mayor Woestman had intended to go to Jefferson City for the MACC meeting, but was unable to attend.

Jasper County Maps and Data Website.

Jasper County, Missouri is proud to announce the release of the highly anticipated beacon GIS maps and data website.

The Beacon Maps and Date website provides a wide variety of maps and date to the public. This information was previously only available by visiting the Assessor of Real Estate office in Carthage, Missouri. All of the mapping information and basic parcel ownership is available for free. Through a yearly subscription, users can have access to more detailed assessment information such as improvement and land valuation details, building photo, building sketch and a detailed comprehensive search tool for properties in Jasper County, Missouri.

The subscription rates vary by the number of users.

1-2 users - $300, 3-5 users - $500, 6-10 users - $700, 11-199 users - $700 plus $50 for each person. There will be a one-time $25 setup fee for each account.

Interested users can visit www.jasper for more information on using and subscribing to the Jasper County, Missouri Beacon maps and date website.

Just Jake Talkin'

I see where they can’t figure out what to do with old tires. Several have tried ta recycle ‘em for different stuff.

The tractor tire sand box idea works pretty well ‘cept the fact that sandboxes in general usually end up as giant cat boxes.

Most fun I ever had with old tires is gettin’ a truck tire and settin’ inside it and rollin’ down the hill at my grandparents house. Ya put your feet inside the tire and then hang on to the inside edge of the tire with your hands. Then ya just roll. It sounds a lot more dangerous that it was. None of us ever got hurt rollin’ down in tires.

The real problem comes in stoppin’. Once ya get started, ya pretty much were committed. Which is what my ma said we should be when she found out what we were doin’.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Oak Street Health & Herbs

Natural Nutrition
By Mari An Willis

Hepatitis, according to Dr. Andrew Weil, is now the most common of all serious contagious diseases. It is spread through blood-to-blood contact in many ways one would not normally think of as being risky. The obvious, sharing needles, but sharing personal items such as manicure tools, razors, or toothbrushes. Just think about tattooing and body piercing, including have ones ears pierced. It has been suggested that it may soon take more lives than AIDS.

The liver is the organ which is most effected by hepatitis. The famous Naomi Judd used herbs for treating her disease. She spoke at a health food industry show and sang the praises of milk thistle. The active ingredient in milk thistle, sylimarin, has been used to treat conditions of the liver. It has been used extensively in England in the successful treatment of liver disorders including mushroom poisoning.

Dr. Weil has these suggestions for those who may have contracted hepatitis virus:

a. Very low protein, low fat diet. Avoid taking amino acid supplements.

b. Take a potent antioxidant formula and include selenium.

c. Avoid drugs and alcohol and tobacco. Check carefully with the pharmacist went taking prescriptions.

d. Drink plenty of water and take steam baths or saunas to sweat so you can release toxins.

e. Get plenty of rest.

f. Avoid exposure to chemical fumes and vapors.

Art Notes from Hyde House
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

I am expecting a great Opening for the first show of 2008! I thank all those who are planning to come, and for those who read this after it has happened, to you who were with us. This is a most unusual presentation of photography, as it is a sequential group of 19 pieces that tell a story, and yet each one in itself is for sale and stands alone in beauty. The group of photographs in the Member Gallery represent five additional "theme groups" not connected with the show downstairs, so there is a lot of variation. Linda Teeter may be with us during part of the opening weekend hours Saturday and Sunday to lead visitors in her "journey" or guests can lead themselves by reading the descriptive dialog between the art. As I write this, I have mailed out 136 mailings to former members of artCentral as well as potential members, and if you got one of these mailings I hope you will consider filling it out and returning it to us. A membership with artCentral is another way to support your community and provide another area of activity to you or your family. Your children can take advantage of the kid’s artCamp and the art library of 225 volumes is available to all ages of the family! Let us hear from you if you are interested in a membership and did not receive a mailing. I am also busy contacting various members of the business community to help us this year as underwriters of one of the 7 shows, and have had good response thus far. The generosity of Southwest Missouri Bank, Leggett & Platt has already been acknowledged and we look forward to thanking others at a later time. If you would be willing to be an underwriter, please call me for more information. Please remember that the current exhibition, GALACTIC WAR, by Joplin artist Linda Teeter will be displayed until February 24th and we look forward to seeing you during the regular gallery hours, Thursday through Sunday from noon until 5:00. We are at 1110 E. 13th Street in Carthage.

Letter To The Editor
Opinions expressed are those of the writer and not necessarily those of the Mornin’ Mail.

I found a dozen or so informative stories concerning my family Boggess, Flora and Gray viewing your site all day and into last night.

It cleared one of three lingering questions concerning my maternal grandparents, Dr W W Flora (1871KS – 1922CO) family’s left Carthage for Colorado, (June 25, 1902), where nineteen years later, my father, Luke J Boggess (1899MO – 1974MO) while on vacation with his family (S C Boggess, 1874WV – 1946MO) following his graduation from Dartmouth College met and married my mother, Frances Elizabeth Flora (1898MO – 1928MO) 21 Aug 1921.

Both grandfathers, Flora and Boggess, were very much involved with the Y M C A while alive.

The above little Carl Gray during WW II became Major General Carl Raymond Gray, JR (1889KS – 1955MN), serving Harry Truman as "Administrator of Veterans Affairs" found in "Who’s Who in America", Volumes 27 & 29 along with brother Dr Howard Kramer Gray (1901MO – 1955MN) who played football at Princeton on 1922 "The Team of Destiny"’ ---operated on Jimmie Roosevelt in 1938.

Their mother, sister of Dr W W Flora, Harriette Amanda (Flora) Gray (1869KS – 1956ME) was first white child born in Montgomery county, Kansas, later to become Golden Rule’s "American Mother of 1937"’ married Carl Raymond Gray (1867AR – 1939DC) Dec 1886 in Oswego, Kansas, he s/o college professors Col Oliver Crosby (1832ME – 1905AR) and Virginia LaFayette (Davis) Gray (1834ME – 1886AR) of then, Arkansas Industrial University four page spread of their fiftieth wedding anniversary party of 1,400 people in Omaha, Nebraska.

Grays deeded easterly portion of their Fayetteville’s, west Dickson street property to Frisco for its tracks and now historic station, with first train in 1881. Carl paid the station agent $5/mo to learn telegraphy then at age 15 (20 March 1883) went to work for Frisco RR, spending 28 years with them, --- 1890 to 1898 in Carthage, MO, -- later becoming vice-chairman of Union Pacific RR, found on page 479, Vol 1 of "Who was Who in America" and was a Trustee of his father’s alma mater, Colby College.

Thank you very much for your interest in history and making such available to the public.

-Bill Boggess, raised in Carthage, 1928 to 1942.

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