The Mornin' Mail is
published every weekday except major holidays
Wednesday, January 7, 2009, Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?...
Carthage Public Librarys Wednesday
morning preschool story time will be back in
session on January 7th at 10:00.
Did Ya Know?... An
American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held
on Thursday, January 8, from 11:30 to 6:00
p.m. in the Church of the Nazarene, 2000
Grand, Carthage, MO.
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Humane Society will hold a board
meeting on Thursday, January 8 at 6:30 p.m.
at the Shelter. This meeting was rescheduled
due to the holidays.
Did Ya Know?... A
Teen Pancake Feed Fundraiser will be held
Saturday, January 10 from 6:30 to 11 a.m. in
the gym of the First Church of the Nazarene,
2000 Grand Ave. All donations go towards
I had a sťance in order to
contact my grandfather. I tried for four hours
and then realized he wasnt dead. So I
called him on the phone and he said, "I
dont know whats wrong; my
phones been ringing all day." - Steven
When you get your hospital
bill, you understand why surgeons wear masks in
the operating room. - Sam Levenson
Did you hear the Burbank Zoo
had to close? Their duck died. - Johnny Carson
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Three Wives Seek
Ill Treatment is
Charged in Two of the Petitions Filed.
Lizzie Wilson has filed
suit in the circuit court asking for a divorce from her
husband, Leonard Wilson, whom she married at
Fayetteville, Ark., November 13, 1900, and with whom she
lived until December 16th of this year. She says in her
petition that "the defendant struck, beat and abused
her, cursed and threatened her while intoxicated and
associated with vile and vicious characters; that she had
to work to earn her living and then her husband would
take her earnings, pretending that he would use it in
paying rent and buying necessities, but would instead
spend the money on other women."
Mrs. Wilson says that she
finally sought to separate herself from her husband
whereupon he became enraged and struck and threatened
her, so that she was afraid to try to escape from him.
She asks for a divorce, maintenance and a restraining
order forbidding her husband to interfere with her or
threaten her or address improper conversation with her.
Laura Eiley says in her
petition for a divorce from her husband, William M.
Riley, that she was married to him in October 1895 in
Carrol County, Ark. and that they lived together until
April of 1905. She says that her husband is addicted to
the excessive use of intoxicating liquors and would
threaten and abuse her. The Plaintiff asks for the
custody of a 12 year old son, and support for this child.
She also asks for the restoration of her maiden name of
Amanda Paugh wants to be
divorced form her husband, Fred Paugh, whom she married
in Joplin, November 29,1906, and with whom she lived
until April 16 of the following year. She charges
non-support and finally abandonment.
The discussion of
a proposed ordinance that would ban smoking in
Carthage restaurants was continued by the City
Council Public Service Committee on Monday
evening. The proposal was initiated by committee
member Timothy Teed during last months
Teed cited health
concerns as a primary reason for initiating the
can get rid of second-hand smoke, I think
its a good idea," Teed said.
owner of the Ranch House in Carthage, was in
attendance of Mondays meeting, and spoke
against the proposed ban. Fanning said that his
restaurant has a smoking section and a
non-smoking section, and that he relies on the
business from both sections.
never had a complaint," Fanning said.
"I have a
clientele that smokes, and I have an area for
Bill Welch spoke on both sides of the issue. He
presented a number of printed sheets with
information about the effects of second-hand
smoke, and noted that smoke is not always
confined within the designated smoking areas in
no boundaries," Welch said.
Welch also noted
that it is the customers choice to enter a
restaurant that has a smoking section.
dont have to go to those restaurants,"
he told Teed.
Keith Hurlbut said that he had contacted a number
of local restaurant owners and managers, and that
many felt a smoking ban would have a negative
impact on their businesses. Hurlbut added that of
the individual citizens he had contacted
regarding the issue he had received mixed
responses, and said the division was about 50/50.
Welchs comment about the customers
choice between restaurants.
bothers me, but Ive got the personal choice
not to go to that restaurant," said Hurlbut.
privately owned business. They have a right to
set their own standards."
Mayor Jim Woestman
was in attendance of the meeting, and when asked
his opinion, said he would not like to see the
Citys tax revenues decrease as a result.
Welch said he felt the committee still needed
more citizen input. City Administrator Tom Short
agreed and recommended putting an online survey
on the Citys website. Short also encouraged
the committee members to look at a draft
ordinance he provided, so that it could be
further discussed at the next meeting.
Citizen input is
requested for this issue. The next Public
Services committee meeting is scheduled for
February 2, at which point discussions are to
continue. The online survey for the City website
is slated to be in place soon, and the address
for that page will be posted in the Mornin
Mail when it is available.
Cultural policy is set almost entirely by
experience. Laws are written that reflect that
policy and reinforce the security of knowin
Business policy, on the other
hand, is a deliberate and timely thing. Companies
that can change direction quickly have proven to
be much more likely to survive. One main
difference between governing a democratic culture
and runnin a business is that policy in a
business is set by a few, like-minded
individuals. If an employee doesnt like the
current policy, they have the option of
findin other employment.
In a democratic culture, the
overall policy is governed by tradition and is
regulated by the attitudes of its citizens.
Changes in policy, even if they are sometimes
poor policies, are much more difficult.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
|Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
Keep a coffee can or two filled with kitty litter
in your car. You might need it for tire traction
or even to scatter in front of you on an icy
Go Green Tip: Check out
the Web site www.rbrc.com to find where in your
area you can recycle used rechargeable batteries,
like the ones from electronic games, cell phones,
camcorders, cordless tools and more.
If you want your
deodorant to work harder for you, put it on at
night. Since most of us dont sweat while
sleeping, it has a chance to fully be absorbed
into the sweat glands overnight.
Got a book club,
moms group or card club? Ask for a discount
at local stores for your members. In this
economy, youd be surprised how many stores
will say yes to a modest discount in order to
potentially get the business of a group.
"I live in Florida,
the land of many fireplaces but no need for fire
-- at least in the past 10 years I have lived
here. I love my fireplace, though. I installed
mirrored tiles inside it, and I have a bunch of
candles in there. They sparkle just like the real
thing, and its quite beautiful." --
P.F. in Florida
Starting that classic
New Years diet? Try visiting the following
Web sites for nutrition information:
www.nutritiondata.com and www.mypyramid.gov.
These two sites contain a wealth of information
on healthy eating, and theyre free. You
must register for Nutrition Data, but the
information and calorie-tracking programs on the
site are wonderfully informative and free to use.
Copyright 1997-2009 by Heritage
Publishing. All rights reserved.