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published every weekday except major holidays
Wednesday, Arpil 1, 2009, Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?...
Friends of the Carthage Public Library will
hold this months used book sale April
4th at the Library Annex from 8:00 till noon.
Did Ya Know?...
McCune-Brooks Auxiliary Variety Show, "Masquerade",
a musical will be held at the Sr. High School
Auditorium April 3rd and 4th. Tickets are
$10. For reservations or to order, call
417-359-2657 between 9:00 and 3:00 p.m.
Did Ya Know?...
American Legion Post 9 & DAV Chapter 41
are collecting donations for a rummage sale
to be held at the end of May. If interested
in donating, please call: Jerry Murphey
417-674-1906, Rachel Murphey 417-674-1907,
Dale Murphey 417-359-6161 or Jerry Chapman
Three mice are sitting around a
big block of cheddar cheese bragging about their
bravery and toughness.
The first says, "Im
so tough, once I ate a whole bagful of mouse
The second says, "Well
Im so tough, once I was caught in a mouse
trap and I bit it apart!"
Then the third mouse gets up
and says, "Later guys, Im off home to
harass the cat."
I used to own an ant
farm but had to give it up. I couldnt find
tractors small enough to fit it.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
New Teachers Secured -
Other Colleges and Universities.
Pittsburg Clerks at
The retail grocery clerks of Pittsburg,
Kansas, had a very enjoyable picnic at Lakeside park
yesterday. The party, numbering about 300 persons in all,
came over in a special train on the Memphis to Webb City,
arriving there about 9 a.m. The electric line had cars in
waiting and conveyed them in a body to Lakeside park,
where they spent the day. At noon a big basket dinner was
During the day a great many of the
visitors took a ride to Carthage and admired the beauties
of the city. They returned to Webb City and took the
special train home about 8 o clock in the evening.
It was a nice crowd and enjoyed itself
thoroughly. Not a single accident occurred during the
day. The visitors were particularly well pleased with the
park and all expressed themselves as having a good time.
Clock to be Painted.
Jasper County Presiding
Commissioner John Bartosh told the Mornin
Mail that he would ask the commission to consider
restoring the clock on the Carthage Courthouse to
its original color when it is repainted in the
near future. The clock face was originally black
with gold numbers and hands.
The clock was installed during
the original construction of the Courthouse from
1893 to 1894. The cost of the clock is said to
have been about $1,200 at the time.
Research by the Mornin
Mail indicates that the clock color was changed
to white in 1937. The clock was repainted at that
time according to county records, although no
mention was made of the color.
A study of old Courthouse
photos indicate that the clock was still black up
into the late twenties. Interviews with
individuals who were in high school in the
forties confirm that the clock was white at that
The Mornin Mail suggested
the change of color for the Courthouse
centennial, but the cost was seen to be
prohibitive by that commission.
to the Editor.
Opinions expressed are
those of the writer and not necessarily those of
the Mornin Mail.
I graduated in 1959 from now
the old Carthage High School, so this will be our
50th year class reunion.
There were many kids before me
and many after me that made a lot of fond
memories as I did.
This old school taught me, let
me make my memories and make new friends that are
still friends today, so I will always have these
things to remember thanks to my old friend that
stands on Main Street.
Now the kids can start making
their memories in the new Carthage Senior High
School and I hope theirs will be as fond as mine.
So to my old friend Ill
just end with the song that Bob Hope always ended
his shows with, THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES.
George Dyer, Class of 1959.
A typical phone call at the
"Hello, its Maria
from the psychic support group for the
organization of united brotherhood of unicorn
amazing," I respond, "I was just
thinking of your work."
"We have been receiving
mental inquiries from your office and are calling
to open the channels of telepathy for your
convenience and contribution to our cause."
I continue, "Im sitting here with
$10,000 burning a hole in my pocket and was
wondering where I could spend it. Im
elated that you took the time out of your busy
day just to contact me."
"This is a recorded
message," I hear. "For more information
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
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Go Green Tip: Caulk and
weatherstrip around windows and doors that leak
air. As Dad used to say, "We arent
paying to air-condition the outdoors!"
"When I know I will
need to make an appointment for a doctors
or other visit in the future and cant make
it right away, I write the details on a small
sticky note and put it in my checkbook register.
I note the earliest date I can make the
appointment and when it should take place. As I
'm balancing my checking account, I look at the
notes and remember events coming up that I need
to make appointments for. I feel like I am ahead
of the curve." -- D.C. in West Virginia
Need a place to keep
plastic grocery bags for reuse? An empty tissue
box is a great container for a small number, or
the box from a 12-pack of sodas will keep a
larger amount nicely.
"With my photo
album and supplies I keep a small pack of plain
stickers. I note all the people in the picture,
the date and other pertinent details, and stick
the sticker on the back. It keeps ink from
bleeding through." -- B.M. in Nevada
"I just wanted to
give three cheers for microchipping pets. I lost
my beloved spaniel Daisy last week, and she was
found and returned to me because the very smart
person who found her took her to a local vet, who
was able to get the microchip information. The
company notified me where my baby was, and all is
well." -- N.R. in Florida
If you have a lot of
medical visits throughout the year and have
trouble keeping receipts for tax purposes, try
investing in a small daily planner just for your
medical information. You can note appointment
dates and mileage to and from the doctors
office and attach receipts to the pages (parking,
deductible payments, etc.). At the end of the
year, its all ready to hand over to a tax
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