The Mornin' Mail is
published every weekday except major holidays
Friday, March 5, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 180
Did Ya Know?. . Carthage Youth
Baseball & Softball Sign-ups will be Monday, March 8
at Fairview Elementary 6-8 p.m.
Did Ya Know? . .The Carthage
Shrine Train Crew will be hosting a Hot Dog and Chili
Feed on Mar 6th at 6:00 PM. It will be held at the Train
Barn on West Mound Street Road in Carthage. Adults $6.00
and kids 12 and under $3.00 . All proceeds go to the
Train Crew and are not tax deductible
Did Ya Know?. . . Saturday
Night Idol finals will be Saturday, March 6 at Fairview
Christian Church at 6 p.m.
There was once
a man from the city who was visiting a small farm, and
during this visit he saw a farmer feeding pigs in a most
extraordinary manner. The farmer would lift a pig up to a
nearby apple tree, and the pig would eat the apples off
the tree directly. The farmer would move the pig from one
apple to another until the pig was satisfied, then he
would start again with another pig. The city man watched
this activity for some time with great astonishment.
Finally, he could not resist saying to the farmer,
"Just think of the time that would be saved if you
simply shook the apples off the tree and let the pigs eat
them from the ground!" The farmer looked puzzled and
replied, "Whats time to a pig?"
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
OFF FOR SPRINGFIELD.
560 Bought Ticket from
Carthage, Filling One Train.
The Carthage grocers were astir at an
early hour this morning - not as usual in handling
strawberries, fresh butter and eggs, but in hurried
preparations for the grocers excursion to Springfield.
Not only grocers, but hardware men, clothiers and
representatives from other lines donned the grocers
badge and joined the merry throng.
The Carthage excursionists filled the
first section of the excursion train of seven coaches,
there being 560 tickets sold at this place. The train was
in charge of Conductor Pfifer and pulled out at 7:10 a.m.
The Carthage Light Guard band which accompanied them
played the "Red, White and blue." The second
section filled with Joplin, Webb City and Oronogo
excursionists followed filling eight coaches with two
empties for the local travel en route.
3rd Annual Saturday
The GFWC Womens Service
League of Carthage is sponsoring the third annual
Saturday Night Idol competition. The finals for
the event will be tomorrow night, March 6 at the
Fairview Christian Church. The show starts at 6
p.m. Contestants will compete for a $300 grand
prize and a television appearance.
The event is a fund raiser for
Crosslines of Carthage and those who bring five
or more cans of food get an extra vote for the
final contestants. The audience will select the
winner from five finalist of the evening.
Contestants will sing either the same song or a
new song for the final judging by the audience.
Local entertainer Duke Mason
will be the Master of Ceremonies for the final
show. Mason will also provide entertainment
during the vote tallying.
There will also be a silent
auction with all proceeds going to Crosslines.
Admission for Saturdays
show is $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and
Applyin paint has two
distinctively different purposes. The obvious
is ta make things look better. The functional
purpose of paint, however, has nothin
ta do with appearance. The function of paint
is to protect the object bein painted
from outside elements, typically the weather.
that professional painters are well aware
that a job that looks good doesnt
necessarily mean it is a functional paint
job. Course the real trick is ta have a
function that is also pleasin in
appearance, but no matter what, the effort of
paintin is only worthwhile if it does
the job intended.
The philosophy a friend a
mine once took note of, that two thin coats
are always better than one thick coat, came
from a paint can. He may have taken it a
little too serious, but then he did tend to
use a spray can in an unventilated room on
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
NOTES from Hyde House
by Sally Armstrong,
Director of artCentral
What a week it has been so far!
We approach the beginning on Thursday of the
first of our adult art workshops, this being
watercolors with nationally known artist Jerry
Ellis, which continues for three days. The
information has been out in the public forum for
several weeks, but as is usually the case, folks
are last minute in calling for reservations. As
of late afternoon Tuesday, I have thirteen in
class, and that is really a good group! We look
forward to three great days with Jerry, learning
from this "local master" of his various
color and style techniques, and I will be among
this group. Having taken three previous workshops
of his, I know firsthand that the classes will be
valuable to all who attend, and we have all
levels represented--- the very experienced,
lesser experienced, and no experience! Everyone
has to start somewhere and why not with an
exceptional teacher? The gallery will remain open
to the public during the time the class is
underway, so come out to see our beautiful oil
painting show and observe your friends and
neighbors laboring at watercolor production! Not
to forget, the next workshop begins the weekend
of March 20-21, and features Randy Wright
teaching clay ceramics, both hand built and wheel
thrown. If you have ever wanted to try this
medium, now is the perfect time. I am also
signing participants up for a Drawing and Colored
Pencil class on April 10-11, and an oil painting
class with Jasper artist Dan McWilliams for one
day, April 17th. All of these classes are
guaranteed to chase the winter doldrums away!
Call me for information, 417 358 4404.
Copyright 1997-2009 by
Heritage Publishing. All rights reserved.