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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 Volume XVIII, Number 111

did ya know?


Did Ya Know?... The VFW Men’s Auxiliary will hold a turkey shoot every Sunday, from 1 p.m until 5 p.m. at the Post at the intersection of 96 & 171 highways. Public Invited, male and female.

Did Ya Know?....Saturday Jam at Red OakII every Sat. from 5 p.m. till 9. All acoustic instruments welcome.

today's laugh

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 don’t know what your problem is, but I’ll bet it’s 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 Bicycle Gone

Dr. King Looking for All Three.

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 Goldstein’s wholesale house.

  Today's Feature

H1N1 Vaccine For Pregnant Women.

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.

Thanksgiving Dinner.

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 358-3533.

Letter to the Editor:

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 don’t 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 isn’t worth the hassle. So as an implant to the area I don’t 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

Just Jake Talkin'

I guess Thanksgivin’ just isn’t 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 gatherin’s may have a different opinion.

I’m 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. I’ve gotta think my nieces and nephews have a few stories ‘bout me they think are real funny.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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By JoAnn Derson

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• "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. It’s 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 sales.

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