A new pastor
moved into town and went out one Saturday to visit his
community. All went well until he came to one house. It
was obvious that someone was home, but no one came to the
door even after he knocked several times. Finally, he
took out his card, wrote on the back "Revelation
3:20" and stuck it in the door. The next day, as he
was counting the offering he found his card in the
collection plate. Below his message was a notation
"Genesis 3:10." Upon opening his Bible to the
passage he let out a roar of laughter.
Revelation 3:20 reads: "Behold, I
stand at the door and knock. If any man hear my voice,
and opens the door, I will come into him, and will dine
with him, and he with me."
Genesis 3:10 reads: "And he said,
I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid,
because I was naked."
I dont know what your problem is,
but Ill bet its hard to pronounce.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Young Man, Money, and
Dr. King Looking for
When Dr. W. H. K. King came up to his
office this morning, he found that the money which he had
left in his office over night, amounting to $25.00, was
gone. His bicycle was also missing.
He suspects a one armed young man named
Wm. Arnold, who has been sleeping in the office and
reading medicine with him and who is missing this
morning. Dr. King is hunting him with a view to having
him arrested, and says he will soon have him. The doctor
had befriended the young man. He has a mother in Joplin
and relatives in other portions of the county.
Mrs. M.T. Tickton, who is a proprietor
of a large general store at Galena, was in town Tuesday
and bought a bill of goods of Goldsteins wholesale
H1N1 Vaccine For
Joplin City and Jasper County
Health Departments have scheduled an H1N1 Flu
Vaccine Clinic specifically for pregnant women to
be held today. Hours will be from 9 a.m. until 11
a.m. and 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at both the Jasper
County Health Department in Carthage and the
Joplin city Health Department.
An appointment is necessary for
this clinic. To make an appointment call Joplin
City Health Department at 417-623-6122 or Jasper
County Health Department at 417-358-3111.
The Carthage Crisis Center will
have a Thanksgiving Day Family Dinner tomorrow
from noon until 2 p.m. Anyone wishing to attend
is welcomed to enjoy turkey and all the trimmings
at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship
at 7th & Main.
Those wishing to volunteer to
help, or want to help with food can call Marilyn
or Brian Bisbee at 358-3533.
Those needing transportation to
the dinner, or need a meal delivered can call
Letter to the
Opinions expressed are
those of the writer and not necessarily those of
the Mornin Mail
I moved into this area about 7
years ago. I love this town and I am very happy
to be a citizen. I am happy with the schools,
services, and the friendly atmosphere of
everyone. I shop Carthage and support local
businesses as much as possible. To date the only
time I have visited the square is for eye
appointments or to pay taxes. I do not shop the
square because the parking is bad and I
dont see the need to feed a meter when I
can go to other areas in the town and find the
same products I am looking for without feeding a
meter. Why would I want to deal with the extra
hassle? I would like to spend the day looking
through the shops on the square especially the
antiques shops. It just isnt worth the
hassle. So as an implant to the area I dont
know what I am missing on the square and probably
will never know while the current issues with
parking exist. I hope this view from someone
outside looking in is understood.
Jason and Sandy Proctor
I guess Thanksgivin
just isnt very funny. I searched
through our extensive library of humor, and
found only a few lame attempts at
somethin funny bout Turkey Day.
Course those who
attend my family gatherins may have a
Im sure that most
have a humorous story or two bout the
family get-to-gather at Thanksgivin.
"I remember that
Thanksgivin night back in 62 when
it snowed eight inches.." kind of
stories. Most of em are a lot funnier
now than durin the actual experience.
Aunts and uncles usually
come into play durin the conversation.
Ive gotta think my nieces and nephews
have a few stories bout me they think
are real funny.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
HERES A TIP
"I love to cut
coupons that might look like a good deal.
Sometimes, when I get to the store, I find that I
would do better with the store brand. However,
some people love certain brands, so I always
leave the coupon with the item if I know Im
not going to use it. Im always happy to
share!" -- A.J. in Missouri
"You can create new
Christmas postcards from last years holiday
cards. Print out a postcard template on adhesive
paper and cut out matching-size pieces from the
fronts of cards you received in the past. Write
your message (or add it to the template before
you print it), address and go. The biggest bonus
is the price difference between first-class mail
and postcards." -- P.C. in Minnesota
"When making your
favorite holiday cookie recipe, try this trick
(if you can): Drop dough by spoonfuls on a small
broiler sheet (or a plate covered with aluminum
foil), then freeze. When frozen, the balls can be
broken up and stored in a freezer-safe bag. To
make a few cookies at a time, you can take them
out and cook from frozen. Its magic."
-- C.B. in Indiana
Keep your holiday
shopping list with you, and make sure you have
updated sizes and preferences. You can shop all
year long, or be on the lookout for late winter
and spring birthday gifts now, from all the
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