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Fridaty, June 20, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 2

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... Saturday, June 21st, 3rd Annual TrainCrew Poker Run. Run starts 10-11:30 a.m. from Central Park in Carthage, Mo. For more information, contact Larry T. at 417-850-3104.

Did Ya Know?...June 26th, Paw Prints will be at the Carthage Human Society. For more information call 1-877-887-7729.

Did Ya Know?...June 27th, McCune-Brooks Healthcare Foundation 2008 Golf Tournament. All proceeds go to MBH Foundation Pink Ribbon Crusade Mammogram Program. Call 359-2657 for information.

Did Ya Know?...July 4th, Red, White and Boom at Carthage Municipal Park. Activities start at 7 a.m. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m.

today's laugh

Here, hold my horse a minute, will you?

Sir, I’m a member of congress.

That’s alright. I’ll trust you.

My Uncle just got back from Europe. The minute he stepped on American soil, he fell right down and kissed the ground.

In a burst of patriotism?

No, on a banana peel

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


The new sludge mill which Dr. A. L. Olive and J. E. Bell, of this city, have erected on the Center Valley lease near Oronogo is getting into fine running shape. It was started up a week ago Saturday and naturally had to have a good many things adjusted before it could run satisfactorily. This made more or less hindrance last week, but it is working well this week, and appears to be a great success in every respect.

A Department Store.

Is simply an old fashioned country store enlarged, organized and systemized or it might be said, it is a number of stores combined under one roof and management.

The advantage of this evolution is to do business on a smaller percent of expense. Every department or store added to the establishment reduces the percent of cost of doing business as a whole, so that merchandise can be sold at less profit than under the old system.


Today's Feature

Recent Vandalism.

The Carthage Police Department reports that Carthage has experienced many serious acts of vandalism recently. The vandalism includes graffiti and property destruction totaling thousands of dollars. Private homes, businesses, schools and convenience stores have all been targets.

The Carthage Police Department has established a vandalism task force to focus on the problem and is asking for help from the community. Persons with information regarding the vandalism are requested to call the Carthage Police Department at 237-7200.


Chautauqua Next Week.

Yesterday’s Mornin’ Mail listed the "That’s Entertainment" Chautauqua as beginning this week, which is incorrect. The dates in the article were correct, June 25 through June 30, however those dates are one week away, as today is June 20th. The Mornin’ Mail would like to issue an apology to any persons who have been negatively impacted by the incorrect information. More information will be released about the Chautauqua next week, when it is to be held.

Just Jake Talkin'


Looks like after a while I’d learn.

I pulled that one-a-the-oldest-dumb-tricks-in-the-book the other day. Tried to break off a loose thread from a button. Still haven’t found the button. Last I saw it, it was rollin’ off in the sunset somewhere.

I don’t know what it is that makes ya figure this time you can outsmart a piece a thread. Looks simple enough. Just yank a little harder and at just the right angle.

That technique works great for removin’ buttons, but does little to relieve the annoyance of a loose thread danglin’ on the front of your shirt.

Some lessons just need ta be relearned from time to time. Someone say somethin’ ‘about bein’ smarter than a piece of thread?

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin

Oak Street Health and Herbs
ArtCentral by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

The annual Membership Show is underway, having opened June 20th, and we hope folks who were not in attendance at the barbeque picnic will come to see the exhibit during our regular hours, Thursdays through Sundays, noon until 5:00, until the closing on July 6th. There is something for every taste, and the 50 member artists who are participating have brought us some interesting and beautiful work. Jan Hyde of the Hyde Gallery in Springfield (no relationship to us) was our judge, and I will publicly announce the winners of the various awards at my next writing! Meantime, there is much to keep us busy here, and also underway are the plans for the installation of the Lowell Davis panels at our new McCune Brooks Regional Hospital location here in Carthage. Our thanks have gone to the various generous donors who have donated to this project, and to Carthage Radiology for the generous gift of the materials and labor that went into the printing of the mailers, to Cleo’s Picture Framing and Gallery in Joplin for the beautiful frames, and for the gift of replacement glass and repairs of one of the pieces that met with an accident while on display publicly. A special thanks to the folks at McCune Brooks and Beth Simmons, who are providing the public venue for the pieces, that they so deserve. I hope everyone will note the date of June 29th , at 4:00 pm, on their calendars and come out for the dedication and hanging of these works, which I understand will hang along with other pieces by Mr. Davis. This will be an informal affair, and the plaque with the donor names will be presented as well. If you have not yet visited our beautiful new hospital, this would be a nice opportunity to do so!

A Few Notes on Herbs.

Goldenseal provides support to sensitive mucous membranes. This herb is traditionally used to fight infections much as an antibiotic.

Astragalus is considered an adaptogenic herb. Used to support the lungs and spleen and to assist the body in dealing with environmental influences.

Pau D’Arco is frequently used by those who suffer from chronic yeast infections. Some have found it beneficial in the treatment of sinus conditions. It is also popular in Europe for antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Plantain is considered an important first aid herb. The leaves have been used to help stop bleeding and promote healing It is considered an astringent herb. Don’t put "broadleaf killer" on all of it, save some in case of bee sting or mosquito bites.

Mullein acts as an expectorant by bring up mucus. The oil of the flower relieves ear ache. When I was young, my Father discovered a small wart near my elbow and picked some mullein leaf and rubbed it on my wart several times, no more wart.

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