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Friday, September 26, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 70

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... September 29th is the deadline for application entry for the Maple Leaf Festival Little Miss & Mister, Junior and Queen pageants. For more information contact the Chamber of Commerce at 358-2373

Did Ya Know?... Ulmer Funeral Home is sponsoring a "Surviving Spouse" group, the first meeting will be on Oct. 6th at 5 p.m. at the Ulmer Funeral Home Community Room with a light dinner provided at no charge. Call 417-358-2222 for more info and to RSVP.

Did Ya Know?... The first committee meeting for Relay For Life 09, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, will be held on October 2 at 6:00 p.m. in the First Christian Church, 800 S. Main. Call 417-627-7506 for more info. Those interested in serving on the committee are urged to attend.

today's laugh

What’s your name?
Gallop. G like in grapefruit, A like in apple, 2 L’s like in lemon, O like in orange, and P like in Peaches. Now, do you know what that spells?
Sure, fruit salad.

Whaddya got in the shape of automobile tires?
Wreaths, life preservers, invalid cushions and doughnuts.

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

High School Notes.

Miss VanNeman’s A and B sections in biology took an expedition to Carter’s park and spring yesterday afternoon to obtain specimens for class work. They spent two hours from 4 o’clock to 6 and report one of the most interesting trips ever taken.

The sophomores held a class meeting this evening in Mr. Arnold’s rooms to consider a class picnic.

The Royal Neighbors held its regular meeting in the Woodmen hall last night and in addition to the regular session at which Mrs. E. H. Wyatt was admitted to membership and Mrs. George Miller initiated, the lodge membership enjoyed refreshments and a dance.

Mrs. Helen Bruner of Mobile, Ala., is visiting in this City, the guest of her cousin, Mrs. H. G. Fitzer of West Seventh street.


Today's Feature

Powers Museum Sunday Program.

Powers Museum will hold a special Sunday opening on September 28 to present the free program "Buffalo Bill, Cole Younger and Frank James Visit Carthage." Museum doors will open at 1:30 p.m. and close at 4:30 p.m. The program is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

The program description reads as follows:

"Learn more about Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show appearance in Carthage, Missouri, with the Sells-Floto Circus in 1915 as wella s selected other western shows that visited Carthage using other big names from western history. Afterwards, try on some old west "duds" formerly owned by Jim Lobbey and Chris Christensen Lobby who did their share of contemporary ‘western entertainments’ in Carthage. (These items have been donated to the museum by Wendy Christensen this past summer.)"

The Powers Museum is located at 1617 West Oak Street and may be contacted for further information by calling 358-2667

Letter to the Editor.

Opinions expressed are those of the writer and not necessarily those of the Mornin’ Mail.

Good Morning

When one leaves the Carthage area it is so nice to find the Mornin’ Mail on line. Thanks for that as it is necessary to keep up with those one misses. So happy to see Marge Housh as the grand marshal for the Maple Leaf parade. She is a very good representative of the type of people who live in Carthage who are so willing to give of themselves through volunteer work. Congratulations to Marge and to Carthage for keeping up the good work and the wonderful attitudes. Maple Leaf keeps me coming back at least once a year!

As a previous business owner in Carthage, I can tell you that it is a wonderful community and I certainly do miss the people there. As "they" say," you don’t know what you’ve got until its gone".

Enjoy and be healthy,

Mari An Willis

Just Jake Talkin'

I always have the urge to stop and take a look when I see somethin’ that looks like it blew out of a pickup along the road. I don’t recall ever actually stoppin’, but I always think I ought to.

I saw what appeared to be a mattress the other day, but as I drove by, rubber neckin’ all the way, it looked more like a big chunk of insulation or somethin’. Nothin’ I wanted, but I still though about stoppin’ check it out.

I suppose ever’one is curious about the possibility of find’ some hidden treasure layin’ in the ditch, or in their attic or at a garage sale.

The fact is, usually, another man’s junk is just that.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Metcalf Auto Supply

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

Sailing into a new month soon, and a new art exhibition opens October 10th here at the Hyde Gallery at artCentral! We welcome member artist Patricia Moline, of Joplin, and are calling this show "CLOUDY" in honor of her beautiful paintings of cloud formations that I fell in love with at last year’s membership show. Patricia works now in the medium of oil on canvas. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and raised in Kingman, Arizona, she moved to Missouri in 1982. Patty studied fine art in high school years, and later attended workshops in Fort Smith, Arkansas with Doug Dawson, and in Taos, New Mexico. She has exhibited since 1999, at the Bluebird Café in Kansas City and the Roadway Coffee Shop in Kingman, Arizona. Her group exhibitions include the Designs of Autumn show in Miami, Oklahoma from 1998- 2002, art shows in Wichita, Kansas, Lamar, Pineville and Springdale, Arkansas as well as several shows with Spiva in Joplin and artCentral in Carthage. Her pastels have won awards at various exhibitions as well, including the Charles Banks Wilson award in 1999 in Miami, Oklahoma. The work that Patty brings to this show will include the "skyscapes" that I admired originally, as well as other subjects. I will tell you more next week about this exciting new show, and invitations will go out October 1st. Until then, I am keeping busy here at the gallery with a few special rental events--- don’t forget us when planning that small wedding or party!

I am also splitting my time a bit this next month, having just today completed the "patriotic interior design" of the new Carthage Republican Headquarters in the corner "Professional Building" near the Post Office, which opens Wednesday, 10-6 PM. Come by and say hi to me on Mondays, and I will see you back here on this page next week!

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