The Mornin' Mail is published every weekday except major holidays
Friday, March 7, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 185

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... Representatives from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources will meet with City officials today at 11 a.m. in the Carthage Chamber of Commerce, 402 S. Garrison to discuss continuing efforts to address odor issues at Renewable Environmental Solutions. Citizens are welcome to attend.

Did Ya Know?... The Carthage Humane Society is in immediate need of a foster family for a pregnant homeless cat. Call 358-6402 for more information.

Did Ya Know?... The Girl Scouts now deliver their Girl Scout Cookies. Please call, fax or email your order in. Sales end March 23rd. Call Shenan 623-8277 X17, Fax 625-1261 or Email

Did Ya Know?... The Kiwanis Pancake Day is Saturday, March 8th, 6am to 12:00pm at the 1st United Methodist Church, 617 S Main St, Carthage. All the pancakes you can eat. For more info call 358-2577.

Did Ya Know?... The Rolling Thunder Chili Feed & Silent Auction is Sat. March 8 from 12:00 to ??? at the Carthage VFW Post #2590, Hwy 96 & Hwy 171. $5 for Adults, $3 for Child. Call David at 358-8816 for more info. Public Welcome.

today's laugh

"Did you share the three sticks of candy between your little brother and yourself?"

"Yes, but it was awkward to divide the three, so I ate one first."

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

Police Judge Decides He is Too Much Under the Influence of Liquor.

Marshal Doty was called to the residence of J. E. Gordon where the latter individual was said to be under the influence of strong drink and creating a disturbance among the members of his family.

Gordon was taken to the police station and wanted to give bond for his appearance at his trial at 1:30 o’clock. But the court decided the prisoner was too intoxicated to be at liberty upon the streets, so he was looked in the city jail.

When the time for trial rolled round, the prisoner was still unable to appear in court. His trial was postponed until tomorrow morning.

$10 Reward

Lost, a black fur carriage robe lined with green plush. Ten dollars reward for its return by the press office and no questions asked.


Today's Feature

MSSU Chairman of the Board Predicts "No Deal."

Missouri Southern State University President of the Board of Governors Dwight Douglass told the Mornin’ Mail yesterday that he feels it is likely that the University will not be occupying the former McCune-Brooks Hospital building.

"It’s unfortunate for all of us, said Douglass.

He said that the university was in a "really, really tight situation financially" and did not have the money to make approximately $400,000 in repairs that were recommended by an engineering study.

Although the Board has not taken any formal action yet, Douglass said it "will likely not be able to pursue this project."

The Board is scheduled to meet on March 14 and Douglass will request that the discussion concerning the McCune-Brooks building be held during the public open session.

Douglass said that if the Highway Patrol Crime Lab still wants to relocate to Carthage, that would be between those parties. Mayor Woestman has indicated an interest in that proposal.

Just Jake Talkin'


Of course the Cool Hand Luke line has ta come to mind. For those too young ta know, or too old to remember, "What we have here is a failure to communicate."

What the City of Carthage understood as a commitment, the MSSU Board understood as an agreement to consider a commitment. In fact, there was never a legally binding agreement put to paper. Just a hand shake of sorts with an understandin’ that this deal should work for ever’one concerned.

‘Course the initial concern of the City is maintainin’ the building. Mayor Woestman is thinkin’ it woulda been nice to have some kind of indication from MSSU so some plans could be put in place.

I’m thinkin’ a crime lab and that new Justice Center would be a good fit.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Oak Street Health & Herbs

Natural Nutrition
By Mari An Willis

School’s been back in session for a couple months or so now and we are beginning to see an upsurge of the contagious conditions often associated with daily gatherings of large groups of people who share the same furniture, bathrooms, air and drinking facilities. We cannot be too careful these days. Certainly an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Wash hands frequently and keep them out of your mouth. If biting nails keeps them in your mouth, add some extra B-vitamins to your diet and some hot stuff under the nails for a few days. Don’t lay your head on the desk for a quick nap!!! Realistically, students are not the biggest reader of this column so you, as parents or grandparents must pass the word. I know that as a child we were reminded frequently to wash hands, cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. I notice that many adults and children alike do not practice that easy prevention technique. Bathroom. .. well, it is important to put paper around the seat if you happen to be a sitter! Much more important than one may think. Wouldn’t it be nice id ALL bathrooms had to have those handy "seat covers"? Of course, wash hands!!!

This all sounds so simple, but our country as a whole has forgotten to teach the basics of health. We are coming around because so many are getting sick. Hepatitis is more prevalent than we would like as is tuberculosis. These are certainly much easier to prevent than to cure.

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

Last evening a few of us enjoyed a very fine presentation by retired art curator Michael Bell of Joplin as he brought a wonderful and informative program/workshop to artCentral entitled "CREATING A PORTFOLIO". For about two hours, Mike gave us the basic principles of both the physical artist’s portfolio and the creation and content of the same, as well as the more modern and currently used "technological portfolio" which is usage of the web to create a personal website as well as the creation of digital presentations on CD Rom. It was all extremely basic knowledge to those who might be involved in the current art "scene", students from major art schools, as my daughters are, are taught this stuff in the curriculum. For those of us from a different generation, it was all new. This is the first in a series of four workshops Michael will conduct this year, and my only disappointment was that more were not here to take advantage of the opportunity! I will send out cards again next time, but will try to follow up with reminder emails or calls, as I know that far more in our community would benefit from this information. I have noted this before, that our area of the country has a far larger number than normal of fine artists working. Our membership of 195 has 100 persons who note on their cards returned to me that they are involved in one or more medias. Some are recreational artists, it is true, but many are involved in the sales and show arena, and would benefit from an expert’s knowledge in the various areas that we find ourselves dealing with. I hope that if you are reading this today you will make a mental note to keep the date of June 3rd in mind or on your calendar for the second of our presentations entitled "BUILDING A CAREER" in the area of the arts. Non members are welcome as well!


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