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Wednesday, May 27, 2009 Volume XVII, Number 239

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The public is invited to share ideas reguarding Roaring River State Park May 27th from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at Roaring River State Park’s Emory Melton Inn. Call 417-847-2539 for more information.

Did Ya Know?... Carthage Eggs & Issues will be held at Grace Pointe Assembly of God Church on Baker Blvd. Come visit with Senator Nodler, Rep. Tom Flanigan and Kevin Wilson and hear about legislative changes. RSVP by calling 358-2373. $7.00 covers the cost of breakfast.

today's laugh

Patterson, New Jersey:

When 60-year-old Al Asbaty returned to his car after shopping, he was startled to find that thousands of bees were building a hive inside his Oldsmobile.

Due to the sunny and warm weather, he had left the windows rolled down, allowing a queen bee to fly in, followed by about 20,000 of her most faithful servants.

Just as one of Asbaty’s relatives was about to spray the inside of the car with a can of insecticide, police bee expert Tom Fuscalo arrived and managed to coax the insects into an artificial hive.

St. Paul, Minnesota:

For people with lots on their agenda, Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company creates 25-inch-by-30-inch Post-It Easel Pads.

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

Sunday School Class Picnics.

The Westminster Sunday school classes of Mrs. Chas. Tobias, Mrs. W.H. Butts, and Miss Alice Bradford picniced yesterday at McDaniel’s mill bridge on Spring river east of town. They drove out at 8:30 a.m. in several rigs, quite a number of the boys going in a big transfer wagon. Fishing and swimming were the pastimes indulged in by the boys. A big picnic lunch was spread at noon.

Married Three Couples Today.

W.R. Dunham, of Montevallo, Vernon County, and Miss Dora Basnet of Webb City, and Francis M. Phillips of St. Louis and Jessie P. Henry of Webb City, were no sooner licensed to marry today than Judge T.M. Garland chanced on the scene at the recorder’s office and performed a double wedding. At 10 o’clock this morning Judge Garland married Jas. King and Mrs. Annie Kinser of Joplin.

  Today's Feature

Lost One of the Good Ones.

The Mornin’ Mail lost a co-founder and driving force with the passing of Gloria Johnson last Sunday evening. Gloria participated in nearly all aspects of the business with her husband H.J. Johnson since its beginning in June of 1992. Her responsibilities ranged from distribution to sales and layout and eventually to the actual printing of the paper for a few months after the couple purchased Carthage Printing Services late in 1992.

As the printing business grew, she shifted into more of a management role and was responsible for accounting and overall office management, while continuing to contribute to ad sales and management of the Mornin’ Mail.

In February of 2003 the Mornin’ Mail and Carthage Printing Services moved to its current location when the Kress Building was purchased along with the Oldies and Oddities Mall. Gloria had always appreciated hand made funiture, quilts, and other collectibles and contributed daily to the operation of the mall.

Her passing marks the end of a two and one-half year battle with breast cancer.


Just Jake Talkin'

I grew up workin’ ‘round farm country most of my childhood. I always figured I was pretty well educated on the various nomenclature for animals associated with the midwest. I can’t for the life a me think of what ta call a bunch a pigs.

I don’t think they aren’t a flock, or a covey, or a heard. The only thing I ever heard ‘em call a lot of the animals was "the pigs."

I’m thinkin’ pigs are too independent to be lumped into a group. Even humans are sometimes referred to as a clan, or a tribe, or a community. Pigs seem ta be just pigs.

Don’t know much about wild pigs, maybe they don’t gather in bunches. The man made pig pen may be the only social structure able to confine their yearnin’ for self sufficient, independent expression.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’

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Here’s A Tip

By JoAnn Derson

• "Hi, JoAnn. Don’t throw away those plastic containers that meat is sold in. Use the deep white ones for planting seeds indoors and the shallow pink ones for trays underneath them." -- J. in Vermont

• "Most folks have a computer, and some have problems keeping track of their monthly expenses. Here is what I do. Using a very basic word processor, I list all my monthly expenses with the amounts, due dates and how to pay them. When it comes time to do the payouts, I have them all right there, so I don’t miss any. I label the file for either ‘1st of the month’ or ‘15th of the month’ as necessary. When I need to edit either one, I just click on the start button, select the document, scroll down till I find it -- and voila." -- M.H. in Colorado

• "To make footed sleepers last a little longer for an infant, cut out the foot portion." -- S.R., via e-mail

• "I go through a lot of paper at work. Now I save any papers that don’t have sensitive information and bring them home for my children to draw on. I have found that I also can use the unmarked side in my printer. It stretches out the paper’s use, and we always recycle paper when we’re done with it." -- B.A. in Wisconsin

• Here’s a quick and painless trick to remove a fruit-drink stain on an upper lip, more commonly referred to as a Kool-Aid mustache. Just use toothpaste. Dab it on, rub it in and rinse it off.

• Go Green Tip: Setting your water heater’s thermostat to 120 degrees F or lower can both reduce energy costs and help prevent accidental scalding in the bath.


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