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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 8

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . There will be a cancer benefit on July 31 at the Carthage VFW from 12 to 6 PM for Bill Pearce, Jr. Auction at 3 PM. Donations are welcome.

Did Ya Know?.. . Carthage Farmers Market every Wed. and Sat starting at 7 a.m. Plants, produce and more. Carthage Square.

Did Ya Know?...The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes Monday June 28 through Friday July 2. Your area will be sprayed in the evening of the day your garbage is picked up.

today's laugh

Dakota tribal wisdom says that when you discover you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount. However, in business we often try other strategies with dead horses, including the following:

1. Buying a stronger whip.

2. Changing riders.

3. Saying things like "This is the way we always have ridden this horse."

4. Appointing a committee to study the horse.

5. Arranging to visit other sites to see how they ride dead horses.

6. Increasing the standards to ride dead horses.

7. Appointing a team to revive the dead horse.

8. Creating a training session to increase our riding ability.

9. Comparing the state of dead horses in today’s environment.

10. Change the requirements declaring that "This horse is not dead."

11. Hire contractors to ride the dead horse.

12. Harnessing several dead horses together for increased speed.

13. Declaring that "No horse is too dead to beat."

14. Providing additional funding to increase the horse’s performance.

15. Do a CA Study to see if contractors can ride it cheaper.

16. Purchase a product to make dead horses run faster.

17. Declare the horse is "better, faster and cheaper" dead.

18. Form a quality circle to find uses for dead horses.

19. Revisit the performance requirements for horses.

20. Say this horse was procured with cost as an independent variable.

21. Promote the dead horse to a supervisory position.


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

The Baby Has a Home.

The baby abandoned in the yard of a North Maple street residence did not remain long without a home after being taken to the poor farm. The baby arrived at the farm and was taken the next day by a man and his wife named Dudley who lives on Cedar street in this City. They are excellent people and will adopt the child.

Tomatoes a Few Years Ago.

"I remember well - and I am not an old man either - when the tomato plant was considered poisonous," said Professor Blanton. "My mother used to call the tomato the love apple. The vegetable was cultivated for its ornamental value strictly, and while nearly every southern farmer had it in his garden he warned his children against it as if it contained arsenic or strychnine. I don’t think it has been longer than thirty-five years since the tomato was regarded in this light."

  Today's Feature

CPR Course Offered.

Basic Live Support for Healthcare Providers class will be offered in the McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital Large Conference room on three dates in July. The class will be held on July 7, 14, and 21 beginning at 1 p.m. the cost for the class is $45.

The BLS for healthcare providers class is intended for healthcare providers and others who are seeking training that offers a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course. The class is designed to reach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, used of an automated defibrillator and relief of choking. The course is video-based with instructor-led discussion and simulation. Students participate in, practice and complete various skills and learning stations. The course includes a written exam and a skills test. The class takes approximately four to five hours to complete.

To reserve space in the class call 359-1310.

The McCune-Brooks Grief support group will meet July 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.. Call 359-2636 for location and reservation.

Just Jake Talkin'

I’ve had a couple folks tell me that they’ve been thinkin’ of me the last few days.

One said he was seein’ my "Don’t want to hear it" ad as he closed his eyes and listened to about a ten minute display of firecrackers goin’ off in his neighbor’s yard.

As for my particular neighborhood, I haven’t had the urge to interfere with any noisemakers to date. Livin’ close to a church does give me a couple of blocks of buffer zone accordin’ to state statutes, but my perimeter has been fairly inactive to date.

There does seem to be more activity in the distance since the City ban on fireworks was lifted. The next several days will likely intensify the natural tendency for a few to blow somethin’ up.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.


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Weekly Columns


By JoAnn Derson

• Use aluminum-foil strips on furniture that you do not want pets to get on. They dislike the noise and feel of the foil. You also can wrap the arms of couches to discourage cats from using them as scratching posts.

• "Use a plastic bag to protect your flashlight when you are using it in the rain." -- R.I. in Indiana

• "Baby wipes make great cleanup wipes. I use them on counters, shoes, the highchair, you name it. They are especially handy in the car. I keep a quart-size zipper-style bag in the front console, and I find myself doling them out and using them often." -- S.S. in Arizona

• "You can use a turkey baster to fill your iron’s steam reservoir. It’s easier than trying to pour water into that tiny hole -- at least it is for me." -- A.L. in Nebraska

• "On the weekend, I grill up several chicken breasts. Then I cut them into strips and put a lunch-size portion of each in a plastic baggie. I freeze them right away. Through the week, I pack a lunch with salad and add a baggie of chicken to my lunchbox. By the time lunch rolls around, the small amount of chicken is defrosted and perfect. And if I decide not to use it even for a whole week, the chicken doesn’t go bad." -- C.T. in North Carolina

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