The Mornin' Mail is
published every weekday except major holidays
Monday, September 15, 2008 Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?...The
American Legion and the Disabled American
Veterans are asking for donations for a Rummage
Sale to assist veterans. Please contact Dale
Murphey at 417-358-2714, Joe at 417-793-1851 or
Terry Pierson at 417-793-4245.
Did Ya Know?...On Sat.
Sept. 20th, there will be a 3 Person Scramble
Golf Tournament at the Carthage Golf Course
starting at 1:30 p.m. to benefit Pistol Baugh.
Call 417-237-7030 or email email@example.com
for more information.
Did Ya Know?... The PRCA
Rodeo will be held Sept. 19th & 20th at 8
p.m., at the Carthage Saddle Club Arena at the
Municipal Park. Call 417-359-6107 for more info.
Why dont you get your
girl a sunlamp?
Yeah, I bought my girl one.
She bakes herself with it?
Sure. Yesterday she baked
herself six hours and now shes the toast of
Wheres the stationery,
Are you a guest of this hotel?
Certainly not, Im paying
sixty dollars a day.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
In Police Court this morning
"Wink" Reno pleaded guilty to being intoxicated
on the streets last night and was fined $9.50, including
costs. A tramp with a broken arm, who said he was a
stonecutter enroute from Pittsburg, Kans., to Ft. Smith,
Ark., was arraigned on a charge of intoxication, but was
released on his promise to quit the town forthwith.
Lou Whitney, a buxom lass from the
wilds of Neck City, was brought to the county jail last
evening on a number of charges for which she will be
tried tomorrow morning before Justice Fred Smith of
"The loldy" is charged with
"indecent exposure, immoral conduct" and
several other similar offenses. In addition to these
alleged delinquencies, it is said she was locked up in
the hold-over at Oronogo recently and not being satisfied
with her location, she proceeded to pry off the lock with
a bed slat and flee to the tall timber of Webb City for
safety. She was captured last evening, however, and
brought to the county jail, where it requires at least a
poker to pry off the grating.
Yesterdays session of the County
Court was a busy one, the days proceedings
comprising claim allowances, the considering of dram shop
petitions and hearing of many other matters.
On Petition of George L. Schler, George
H. Harlow was adjudged insane and was ordered conveyed to
the state asylum at Nevada.
The petition of J. B. Owens and others
for the extension of the Chestnut Street road west
through Regan cemetery and beyond, was continued for
hearing until November.
Wetherell & Co. of Oak Grove Lane
were granted permission to excavate along the west side
of Oak Grove lane for installing pipe for private gas
The Carthage Chamber and the
Maple Leaf Committee are continuing preparations
for the 42nd Annual Maple Leaf Festival. The
Maple Leaf brochures were released to the public
on August 21st. Copies of the brochure can be
found at all sponsor locations. Any business
needing Maple Leaf brochures may stop by the
Chamber office for a supply. Those requesting a
large number of brochures are asked to call the
Chamber office first, so that the proper amount
may be set aside.
Registration forms are now
available for the Little Miss & Mister,
Junior Miss, and Queen Pageants. They may be
picked up at Hometown Bank, the Chamber office,
or downloaded from the Chamber website at
www.carthagechamber.com. Other registration forms
available include; Baby Contest, Three Minutes of
Fame Lip Sync Contest, 5K Run, Sprint Duathlon
and Mile Fun Walk, Quilt Show, Auto Show, Parade
Applications and Craft Booths. A complete
schedule of events for the 42nd Annual Maple Leaf
Festival may be obtained by visiting the new
Chamber of Commerce website at
The World Famous Willie Arthur
Smiths Marching Cobras will return to the
Maple Leaf Festival this year to be in the
parade. They will also hold a special performance
in the High School Auditorium at 2:00 p.m.
following the Maple Leaf Parade. The cost for
this special event is $3.00 at the door, with
ages 10 and under free.
"The Chamber is so excited
that the Marching Cobras could do a special
performance this year. They have such a busy
schedule, it has been hard to book them for a
performance after the parade," says Amber
Carrier, Director of Member Services.
Tickets for the Boots, Bands,
and BBQ concert went on sale September 6th at the
Chamber office for $20 in advance. Group rates
are available for parties of 15 or more at $18
per ticket. The ticket price will be $25 at the
door the day of the concert on October 11th.
Tickets may also be ordered by calling 359-8181.
The 42nd Annual Maple Leaf
Festival is sponsored by Southwest Missouri Bank,
Leggett & Platt, The Carthage Press, KDMO,
95.1 Mike FM, KSN, Fair Acres Family YMCA, Four
Corners Quilters Guild, Carthage Humane
Society, Central Pet Care, Hometown Bank,
McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital, Grundys
Body & Frame Shop, Shcreiber Foods, Zimmer
Radio Group, and The Joplin Globe.
Further information about the
42nd Annual Maple Leaf Festival may be obtained
by contacting the Chamber office at 417-358-2373.
Workin for farmers was
the main source of summer employment for students
in the rural town I grew up in.
Spendin the summer on a
harvest crew was thought to be one of the more
glamorous jobs, although by the end of the
season, those who stayed at home and worked
typically ended up with more money in their
pocket. The crew I was in one summer discovered
if you pumped a grease gun real hard, a gob a
grease would fly through the air from some fifty
yards or so. This discovery wore thin on the
owner of the combines when he saw the splatters
of grease all over his machines.
With a little practice, a
grease gun can be amazingly accurate. On the
threat of bein abandoned in South Dakota,
we only had that one day of target shootin
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Carthage Printing Services
THIS IS A
Q: In a couple of earlier
articles you mentioned attaching or tightening
wires around their "terminals." What
are terminals, and how do I attach a wire to one?
-- Gerry P., Huntsville, Ala.
A: A "terminal," in
the parlance of minor electrical repair, is a
common term for the position in an electrical
device where a connection is made or broken. In
short, its where you hook the wires up. A
terminal in a small electrical item, such as a
lamp or a receptacle, is generally a common screw
-- youll typically see two terminals
(screws) side by side.
To connect a wire to a
terminal, the insulation around the tip of the
wire is stripped away (so that the bare wire will
contact the terminal, completing the connection).
The wire is then bent around the terminal,
underneath the screw head, and the screw is
tightened just enough to hold the wire snugly.
Connecting the wire to the
terminal properly is essential to make sure a
receptacle works. Wire that is nicked and
scratched or that is loosely connected to the
terminal can interfere with the flow of electric
current (meaning the receptacle wont work
right). Bare wire extending past a screw terminal
can cause a short circuit if it touches another
Fixing these problems can be as
simple as ensuring a clean, snug connection to
the terminal. To do this, always turn off power
to the circuit and test, using a circuit tester,
to make sure no current is reaching the unit.
Then, access the connector area of the unit (in a
low-voltage thermostat, thats behind the
control dial; in a wall receptacle, unscrew the
receptacle and tug out from its metal box).
Locate the terminal screws and inspect the wire
ends for damage.
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