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published every weekday except major holidays
Friday, December 9, 2011 Volume XX, Number 124
Did Ya Know?...Free Christmas
Gift Wrapping to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
will be held thru Christmas Eve from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at
116 W. 2nd St. (former Bank of America bank lobby)
Did Ya Know?...The Carthage
Musical Devotees present the MSSU Student Chorale at
Grace Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, Sunday Dec. 11 at 3
Did Ya Know?...Singles Reaching
Out (West) will hold a Christmas party and gift exchange
($7 suggested) on Fri., Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Ulmers
Community room, 1208 S. Garrison. Meat will be provided.
Info - 359-6062 or 388-3038.
"OLD" IS WHEN - Your friends
compliment you on your new alligator shoes and
"OLD" IS WHEN - A sexy babe
catches your fancy and your pacemaker opens the garage
"OLD" IS WHEN - You
dont care where your spouse goes, just as long as
you dont have to go along.
"OLD" IS WHEN - "Getting
lucky" means you find your car in the parking lot.
"OLD" IS WHEN - An "all
nighter" means not getting up to use the bathroom.
"OLD" IS WHEN - You are not
sure these are jokes
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
DIED AT THE ASYLUM.
Armstrong, a Well Known Woman Brought Here for Burial.
G. A. Cassil this morning received a
telegram announcing the death of Lettie Armstrong, in the
asylum at St. Joseph. The remains are being brought home
for burial, and will be laid to rest in Park cemetery by
the side of her mother, "Aunt Julia," who died
some time ago.
Lettie Armstrong was about 40 years old
and a well known servant, having been raised in the
family of Mr. G. A. Cassil. She went insane about three
years ago as the result of a severe attack of grippe, and
was sent to the St. Joseph asylum as a private patient by
Mrs. Rebecca Hall is expected home
tomorrow from her tour of southeast Missouri in the
interest of temperance.
Mail Up For Sale.
Locally owned Heritage
Publishing announced today that the Mornin
Mail newspaper is up for sale.
Proprietor H.J. Johnson said
that after nearly 20 years, the paper is ready
for a new owner and new energy.
"The readers and business
community have supported the free publication
since it started in June of 1992," said
Johnson. "Im looking for someone with
a keen sense of community to continue our
tradition of fair and accurate reporting on local
issues. Hopefully they also have a decent sense
The paper has featured the
popular "todays laugh" since its
first issue. Non-profit organizations have used
the free "did ya know" section from the
start also. Johnson says he has penned close to
4,500 "Just Jake Talkin" columns
over the years.
A circulation of one thousand
papers are offered five days a week at no charge
to readers. They are distributed by the courtesy
of over eighty businesses throughout the
community. Since 1997 morninmail.com has been
online and averages over 200 hits per day.
County Jail Count
167 December 8,
Including Placed out of County
Like ta take the
opportunity to thank all the various
businesses that allow the Mornin Mail
on their counter each mornin. Without
those locations as distribution points, most
wouldnt get the chance to keep up with
the goins on here in Carthage.
This is our 20th Christmas
with the Mornin Mail. As you can see in
todays paper, merchants are in the
Christmas spirit. Be sure to let em
know ya saw their message in the Mail.
Course we also have
ta thank those who sponsor the Mail
throughout the year. The support of local
merchants provide this service to the
community. Be sure and thank them for their
We here at the Mail wish ya
all a safe and happy holiday season.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
ART NOTES from
by Sally Armstrong,
Director of artCentral
It is always with sadness that
we end a season here at Hyde House and I close
the final show of the season with artist Theresa
Rankin with mixed emotions. On the very positive
side, hers was the most successful
sales-exhibition for this year, and I am very
glad for her and for us also! artCentral only
takes a 25% commission of sales made by our
artists, a very small percentage comparable to
other galleries, and it is because we are a
member-owned gallery that we do this. I
congratulate Theresa on a most successful
exhibition, and for any who missed seeing her
work, some can be viewed soon at our Atrium
Gallery at the Sirloin Stockade on Central. Our
thanks once again as well to Schmidt &
Associates for the generous underwriting of this
our last show of the 2011 season. With a
years ending comes reports and records to
be written and accounting to be made, and I will
be in my office during the time we are officially
closed, so if there is an item in our gift shop
that you are interested in purchasing for the
holiday season, do not hesitate to call or email
me for a time to stop by. Meantime, the calendar
is finalized for 2012 and I begin writing the
first newsletter of the new season which is due
to go out on January 1st. I would take this time
to recognize my fine board of directors who I
will be "fêting" at our annual
Christmas board luncheon on the 14th, for a job
well done this season. They are, President Eric
Haun, Joplin, Vice President Dean Vandergriff,
Carthage, Treasurer Miriam Putnam, Carthage, and
members Sarah Ross, Jane VanDenBerg, Helen Kunze,
Jackie Boyer, all of Carthage, and new members
this year Pat Goff, Melody Knowles and Brenda
Sageng, all Carthage. Departing is Kristin Huke,
who is leaving to pursue her art more fully, and
to her we again extend huge thanks for the design
of several special anniversary projects last year
during our 25th. I extend as well our thanks as
always to the advisors to artCentral, Sandy
Higgins, Robin Putnam, and Jerry Ellis as well as
our newest advisor Don Knost, recently retired
from many years of board service. Thanks to all
of these, and thanks to all of you who made this
year a great success!
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