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Wednesday, December 22, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 131

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?...The Carthage Business Women of Missouri have Black Walnuts and Pecans for $9 a pound. Sales supports a Scholarship Program. 358-3505

Did Ya Know?...Carthage Crisis Center, 100 South Main will host a free Christmas Day dinner Saturday December 25, 2010 from 12 Noon till 2:00 pm.

today's laugh

The Monday Afternoon Club, an organization of city women, met and decided that this month’s outing was to be at a dairy farm. Most of them had lived in the city all their lives, and had never seen such a place.

The day came for the trip, and the ladies filed into the rented bus which whisked them off to their destination. On the way, they watched out the windows as the city squalor turned into lovely, unpolluted countryside.

After they arrived, they were greeted by the farmer who invited them to look him up should they have any questions. Myrtle, after looking about, and being amazed by what she saw, stepped into a building and viewed something she thought was quite remarkable.

She saw the farmer walk by and hailed him -- he sauntered in.

"Sir," she inquired, "Why doesn’t this cow have any horns?"

The farmer cocked his head for a moment, then began in a patient tone: "Well, ma’am, cattle can do a powerful lot of damage with horns. Sometimes we keep’em trimmed down with a hacksaw. Other times we can fix up the young’uns by puttin’ a couple drops of acid where their horns would grow in, and that stops ‘em cold. Still, there are some breeds of cattle that never grow horns. But the reason this cow don’t have no horns, ma’am, is ‘cause it’s a horse."


When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop, even your heart!


Only 7 per cent of the population are lefties.


The average person over fifty will have spent 5 years waiting in lines.


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


New Contracts Being Booked and Force of Employees Increased.

The Carthage foundry has just received an order for 200 car wheels from the Weeks Hardware company of Carterville, and has just turned out a new set of crusher rolls for the Pleasant Valley mines. The Big Kate mill machinery, at Neck City, is being turned out by the foundry and is now nearly all delivered. Several other big contracts are practically assured, and things are decidedly on the boom.

Some new machinery is just being installed, and the force of employees has been increased by five within the last two weeks. The new men are: C. D. Nargan, C. C. Yancey, Clyde Banks, Isaac Turner and J. Carlin.


Howenstein & Calhoon have rented the east room of the Cassaday building and are using it temporarily as a storage room.

  Today's Feature

Missouri Loses House Seat.

The loss of a Missouri U.S. Representative in Congress and new Congressional District lines are some of the results of data released from the 23rd Decennial Census. In a news conference yesterday, the U.S. Census Bureau concluded that the outcome of the 2010 Census resulted in Missouri’s population growing 7 percent to 5,988,927 persons. Despite this growth, Missouri will lose a Congressional seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, resulting in a drop from nine to eight Missouri Congressional seats.

Sen. Scott T. Rupp, will continue as chairman of the Senate Committee on Redistricting for the 2011 legislative session. The committee is responsible for performing all duties necessary for the General Assembly to prepare for its role in the 2010 Decennial Census, including determining Congressional redistricting to reflect the recently announced changes in shifting populations in Missouri.

According to a Boston Globe article, Missouri was one of eight states projected to lose a seat as a result of a shifting population base throughout the country.

Just Jake Talkin'

I’m already figurin’ on the variety of fixin’s that will be on my plate for Christmas Dinner.

Over the years the choices have changed some as the younger relatives took over the chores of preparin’ their various dishes. No one makes the potato bread my grandmother used ta always prepare. Although it’s somewhat of a family secret, there have been a Christmas or two without a turkey. Various rice casseroles have moved in on occasion and even cheese dip from time to time. ‘Course ever now and then there will be a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmin’s. It’s still hard ta beat turkey and dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, homemade rolls and a big piece a pumpkin’ pie. Hold the whipped cream, I’m stuffed.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’. (burp)

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Weekly Columns


By JoAnn Derson

• To get a smooth glide out of your iron, try running it over a used fabric-softener sheet.

• "The playground at my daughter’s school is sand, and we were there on a weekend after a light rain. The sand was dry, but all the slides were wet, and she showed me a great trick she learned from her PE teacher: Dump mounds of sand on all the wet areas, then just swish off. Your hands stay dry and the water just disappears with the sand. I was amazed!" -- A.A. in Florida

• For a baby who is suffering from sore gums, try popping a few cubes of ice into a baby sock, tying it closed and letting the baby gnaw on it for a bit. The frozen ice helps with the pain, the sock protects the gums and it even catches most of its own drips. Make sure baby is supervised by an adult.

• When applying paste adhesive -- when wallpapering, for instance -- add a drop or two of food coloring to the adhesive. This way, you will know that it is applied to the entire surface, and it dries to clear. I guess you might not want to do this if you were putting up lily-white paper, but it works fine for most kinds.

• "Three uses for a hair dryer (besides drying your hair): 1. Defrost frozen sections of pipe. 2. Thaw ice on a window. 3. Dry the inside of your rubber dish gloves." -- V.S. in Kansas

• Spray recipe cards with a shot of aerosol hair spray to keep them clean.

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