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Monday, August 1, 2011 Volume XX, Number 30

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. The Carthage Crisis Center Presents A Free Furniture and Appliance Distribution for Tornado Survivors and other Needy Families At 9 AM on Saturday August 6, 2011 at 100 Main Street.

Did Ya Know?.. The American Legion & Auxiliary, Post 9, of Carthage are accepting donations for a rummage sale to be held August 27 & 28. Jerry Chapman 417-423-0096, D Murphey 417-359-6161

today's laugh

Bill was 26 over par by the eighth hole; he had landed a fleet of golf balls in the water hazard, and dug himself into a trench fighting his way out of the rough. When his caddy coughed during a 12-inch putt, Bill exploded.

"You’ve got to be the worst caddy in the world!" he screamed.

"I doubt it," replied the caddy. "That would be too much of a coincidence."


A bird in the hand is a real mess.


If you could change one thing about your Mom, what would it be?

1. She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I’d get rid of that.

2. I’d make my Mom smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it and not me.

3. I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on her back.


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

A $32,280 Land Deal.

By deed filed today, Charles A. Byrd bought of S. E. Carter a three-fifths interest in 538 acres located a half mile southwest of Oronogo, subject to railway right-of-way and all unfortified mining leases. The consideration was $32,280, which would be rating the land at an even $100 per acre in value.

Fire at Cottey College.

What came near being one of the most disastrous fires in the history of Nevada occurred yesterday afternoon at Cottey College, in the Vernon county town. The young lady students were excited and consternation reigned supreme. The fire department saved the building.


A boon to travelers. Dr. Fowler’s Extract of Wild Strawberry. Cures dysentery, diarrhea, seasickness, nausea. Pleasant to take. Acts promptly.

  Today's Feature

Sheriff’s Association Conference in Joplin.

Starting Sunday, July 31, 2011, Jasper-Newton County Sheriff’s began hosting the Missouri Sheriff’s Association annual summer conference at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Joplin.

Opening ceremonies will be held Monday at 8:00 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Banquet Center. The Conference will continue through Thursday, August 4, 2011.

While in Jasper County, the Sheriff’s will be touring the Tornado area as well as helping clean up debris on Tuesday afternoon. Tours to points of interest will be available to them and their families.

Missouri has 114 County Sheriff’s and 1 City Sheriff (St. Louis).

Friends & Family CPR Class.

August 11, 6 - 9 p.m. in the MBH conference room. This free class is geared toward babysitters, parents, caregivers or those who have family members with medical problems so that they will know what actions to take in case of an emergency. This class does not provide CPR certification. Reservation required.Call 359-1350

Jasper County Jail Count

203 July 29, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

It’s an old game that kids learn early and play with ruthless cunning at the slightest indication that they can win. They always push the rules to the max. It’s the old trick of playin’ one parent against the other.

What most kids don’t understand is that most of us that are parents know most of the tricks of the trade. Been there.

It’s only natural. Ya take the path of least resistance. Once a kid realizes that dad doesn’t mind ‘em climbin’ trees, but it scares mom to death, they get dad involved in the tree climbin’ and make a big deal ‘bout how much fun it is to be sharin’ some real "quality time" with their buddy, dad. Once you are successful at gettin’ somethin’ done, try it again the same way.

Grown-ups don’t loose the knack they learned so well as kids. There’s the birth of shortcuts to solvin’ problems.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’

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Weekly Column

Electrical Safety

Q: What is a GFCI? A contractor we’re considering to renovate our kitchen and bathroom keeps mentioning them. -- Gayle S., Wheeling, W.Va.

A: The letters GFCI stand for "Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter," a safety feature found in power receptacles (outlets). GFCI receptacles are required in bathrooms and kitchens by law.

GFCI receptacles detect when electricity is "leaking" and immediately interrupt the electrical circuit (e.g., shut off the power). This is an extremely important safety feature when operating electrical appliances like hairdryers or toasters near water. Even a tiny amount of excess electrical current will trip the circuit.

The receptacles are reset by pressing a button, usually set between the two outlets.


Q: How can I know for sure that a circuit has been turned off to a room or larger area? -- Jay S., via email

A: Plug a lamp or a radio into an outlet in the room, or turn the overhead light or fan on. Have a helper stay in the area and tell you when the light or radio turns off. If you aren’t sure or are unable to check for power for any reason, turn off power to the entire home by flipping the main switch or circuit breaker. If you’re unsure the power is completely off (for example, power supplied from a source outside the home) or not confident you can make the repair, contact a licensed electrician.

HOME TIP: Veteran electricians know to never grab a wire -- touch it with the back of your hand first. If electrical shock occurs, your fist could close involuntarily, increasing injury if it closes around the wire.

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