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Wednesday, April 26, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 218

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. .The National Wild Turkey Federation will hole their annual banquet April 30 at 6:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Call Jerry Hartman 417-793-0313.

Did Ya Know?..Ozark Gateway Master Gardeners will hold their 13th Annual Plant Sale May 1 8:00am till 2:30pm Powers Museum parking lot 1617 W. Oak Street.

today's laugh

It’s a summer holiday weekend, and a man walks into a butcher shop that has a sign in the window saying, "Ground Sirloin: 29 cents per pound."

The man says, "I’m having a cookout this weekend. I’d like five pounds of your ground sirloin, please."

The butcher shakes his head and says, "Sorry. I’m all out."

The man, disappointed, goes down the street to another butcher shop and asks, "How much is your ground sirloin?"

The proprietor replies, "It’s $3.29 per pound."

"Three twenty nine!?!" exclaims the customer. "Just up the street, the butcher sells it for 29 cents!"

The butcher smiles calmly at the gentleman and asks, "Does he have any?"

"No. He’s out of it right now."

"Well," says the butcher, "when I don’t have any, I can sell it for 19 cents per pound!"


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

His Curiosity Got Him Into Trouble.


A.M. Josin, a barber employed at 112 Main street, Joplin, fell into an abandoned shaft last night and narrowly escaped death. Josin and another barber walked around the Midway enclosure just to see how things looked from the outside, and as they were returning by a cow path over the small hill just back of the west fence of the fair grounds Josin dropped out of sight.

His companion heard him calling for help from an old shaft and he was soon brought to the surface but when placed upon his feet he could not stand and had to be carried to his home.

When the doctor arrived his injuries were found to be five broken bones and terrible bruises in several places. Josin fell about 20 feet and caught on some cribbing sticking from the wall of the shaft. The shaft was over 100 feet deep.

  Today's Feature


WHEREAS, The City of Carthage express gratitude to Bykota Church and Camp Barnabas for service ta the Citizens of the City of Carthage, and

WHEREAS, Bykota Church members organized three work days for May 23, June 27 and July 25 to continue in the help of cleaning up properties within the City of Carthage, and

WHEREAS, members joined in the work days, and

WHEREAS, in lieu of Sunday church services, volunteers mowed, cleared brush, cut up trees, picked up trash, and

WH EREAS, these kindly acts serve as a ministry to reach out to the community of Carthage to help the elderly, shut-ins. and handicapped citizens, and to improve foreclosed properties and abandoned vacant lots, and

WHEREAS, the PublicWarks Department af the City of Carthage acknowledges the efforts to save the City of Carthage· thousands of dollars in tax bills as most of the properties are in code violation, and

WHEREAS, it is with appreciation we honor these church members who are Willing to give freely of their time and energy, and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Michael Harris, Mayor of Carthage, Missouri, declare the days of May 23, June 27, July 25,2010 as


in the City of Carthage. The Cititens of the City of Carthage hereby express their heartfelt gratitude to members of Bykota Church’ and Camp Barnabas for their days of service improving our community.

J. Michael Harris

Mayor, City of Carthage

Letter to the Editor:

Opinions expressed are those of the writer and not necessarily those of the Mornin’ Mail

To The Editor:

On April 22, The Missouri Jobs and Prosperity Act (House Bill HJR56) passed through the House Ways and Means Committee, but it has not yet been put on the calendar for further action. Why not??? This legislative session ends on May 14, so why aren’t our legislators working to get this bill on our November ballot so that we citizens can vote on it? Why is this being held up?

The bill, which will eliminate Missouri’s state income tax over a five-year period, will help to improve the economic future for Missouri’s families and businesses. Introducing this tax reform will be a good first step in strengthening this state and giving us more control over our earnings. Information about the bill can be found at:

Please urge Speaker Ron Richard (ph. 573-751-2173; fax: 573-526-5813) and Representative Mike Sutherland (ph. 573-751-2689; fax: 573-526-0559) to put this bill on the calendar as soon as possible before the end of this legislative session.

Susan Sweeney


Just Jake Talkin'

I enjoy black-eyed peas, but they always present a dilemma for me. They look and taste more like a bean to my palate.

It gets me ta wonderin’ how do ya tell a bean from a pea? Two peas in a pod doesn’t help, beans grow in pods too. And from all appearances, green beans are the pod. I suppose there is some genetic code that separates beans from peas, but how can an ordinary pea picker really know?

‘Course we all know of peanuts, could there be a peabean, or is the name just descriptive reference?

I’d be interested in hearin’ from any pea pickers out there that could shed some light on this subject. Bean pluckers are welcome to their opinion also, since I really don’t know the difference.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.


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By JoAnn Derson

• "To keep deer from eating plants, slip remnants of bar soap into pieces of pantyhose and hang on plants. The deer can’t stand the smell." -- M.R. in California

• Here’s a great, decorative way to absorb excess odor in damp spaces (like bathrooms or basements). Wrap a plastic container with pretty shelf paper and add charcoal briquettes or kitty litter to the box. Place a lid on top with holes poked in it. It will absorb the moisture. Check it periodically and replace the contents.

• "To get rid of the smell of burned food in the microwave, add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to 4 cups of water in a microwave-safe glass bowl. I use a measuring cup. Microwave on high until boiling, about four minutes. Let it set in the microwave for a few minutes and then remove carefully. You also can boil the mixture on the stove, and it will make the room smell fresh." -- R.F. in Indiana

• "Window blinds can be dusted by wiping each blade with a dryer sheet. It discourages dust from settling, and I find that I have to dust them less often." -- C.S. in Delaware

• "Use pencil shavings (most are made of cedar wood) around the base of plants that attract pesky bugs. They don’t like the smell of cedar." -- A Reader, via e-mail

• Filling up that cooler for a day at the park or beach? Freeze juice boxes for small coolers; they help keep snacks cool and will be perfect to drink as they melt. Milk jugs can be cleaned and filled with water to be frozen. They make long-lasting ice blocks that maintain a cold temperature better for a larger cooler filled with food.

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