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Tuesday, September 16, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 62

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... Come hungry to the C.A.N. D.O. Senior Center ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST on Saturday, Sept. 20th at 404 E. 3rd St. in Carthage from 7 to 10 a.m. Adults $4.00 and Kids 12 and under $3.00. Call in advance for carry outs 417-358-4741.

Did Ya Know?...On Sept. 20th, Festival of Friends will be held at Carthage Central Park from 3 to 7 p.m. In case of rain it will be held at First Baptist Church. Live entertainment, children’s activities and food. Free admission to the public.

Did Ya Know?...On September 16th and 23rd, a Grief Support Group will meet from 3-4:30 p.m. in McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital’s Felix E. Wright Family Chapel. Call 417-359-2636 for more info.

today's laugh

Will you have pie, sir?

Is it customary?

No, it’s apple.

What a small room you have, why don’t you get a suite?

The doctor told me to stay away from sweets.

Did you ever do any public speaking?

Well, I proposed to a girl in the country over a party line.

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


The Joplin Globe yesterday had a communication from a county prisoner, past or present, severely criticizing the food furnished the inmates of the jail. Seeking a vindication, Sheriff Rich today had the county court inspect the food at the afternoon feeding hour.

Judge Hickman, Ristine and Adkins with Judge Schooler of the last court, and a paper reporter were at the jail at 2:30 p.m. In came the trusties with a bushel of light bread in the half loaf, a dish pan of boiled beef, and a caldrons of boiled potatoes, boiled beans, cream gravy and coffee.

Judge Adkins stirred up the beef, forked it over with the air of connoisseur; and remarked: "That bull neck’s tough, too tough for 35 cents a day.

Judges Hickman and Ristine eyed the victuals, went into the bull ring which they found pretty warm, and asked to be excused a minute later. "We’ve seen your grub and find it alright," they said, "but it’s a little too hot in here for a man who is no compelled to stay."

With all excepting the beef, Adkins was satisfied, and the other judges jollied in good nature, but seemed to be satisfied with the bill of fare.

"You don’t expect them to get tenderloin, do you?" suggested County Agent McCawley, who happed in later.

"No, but that meat isn’t any too good for what the county is paying Mr. Rich. At 35 cents for two meals per day the prisoners ought to get better meat than that."


Today's Feature

Preparing for Quilt Show.

Information received from the Powers Museum notes that preparations are being made for the annual Maple Leaf Quilt Show which is held in the museum by the Four Corners Quilt Guild. Participants are encouraged to enter contemporary or antique quilts in the show, and assistance is requested for hanging the quilts on October 6-8.

The show will be held during the Maple Leaf Festival, October 13-18 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and October 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Quilts must be turned in for display by October 3 and 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Entry forms are available at the museum, 1617 W. Oak Street. Hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Forms are also available at the Chamber of Commerce, 402 S. Garrison, and on the Chamber’s website at


Blank Agenda.

The City Council Public Works Committee is scheduled to meet this afternoon at 5:00 p.m. in the Public Works Department Building, 623 E. 7th Street. There are no items of old or new business on the agenda.


Just Jake Talkin'


There are some things that our ancestors just didn’t have to deal with.

Like havin’ to live with one knife short of a full set ‘cause it got stuffed in the sink disposal. Nothin’ more aggravatin’ than a knife with the tip chewed up. Specially when you’re eatin’ peas with it.

‘Course those same ancestors never had ta worry ‘bout the electricity goin’ off in the middle of their favorite TV show. Like they say, it’s a good thing Edison developed the lightbulb, or we’d have ta watch TV in the dark.

They also never had ta worry ‘bout runnin’ outa gas. From what my granddad told me, the biggest problem was horse drawn carriages was the opposite, too much gas. He said a little perfume in the oats didn’t help that much.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital

To Your Good Health

By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

Don’t Wake Child Who Is Sleepwalking.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Please discuss sleepwalking in children. -- Anon.

ANSWER: It’s surprising to learn that 15 percent of children sleepwalk at some time. It happens mostly between the ages of 5 and 12, with the peak years being those between 4 and 8. During a sleepwalk, the child’s eyes are open, and he or she is unresponsive, with a blank look on his or her face. On average, a typical sleepwalker experiences an occurrence two or three times a month. Frequently, a relative on either the mother or father’s side will have been a sleepwalker.

Sleepwalking occurs one to three hours after falling asleep, during the phase of deep sleep, when brain-wave activity is at its lowest.

Almost never is sleepwalking a sign of physical or psychological abnormalities. Medicines are not routinely used to correct it. Provisions for the child’s safety are needed. A ground-floor bedroom is best for a sleepwalker, if that is possible. Latches should be put on the outside of windows and the bedroom door. Don’t wake the child during an episode. Gently guide him or her back to bed. Most children outgrow this by adolescence.

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