The Mornin' Mail is
Thursday, March 8-14, 2011 Volume XIX, Number 156
Did Ya Know?...The Free Will
Baptist Church, located at the Highway 71 and Brooklyn
Heights exit, will feature a demonstration of instruments
of the Bible this Sunday at 10 a.m.
Did Ya Know?............ The
local Soroptimists annual Spuds N More luncheon is
Tuesday March 13 at the Lighthouse across from the First
Christian Church. They will serve from 11 to 2, for $5.00
customers get the spud, baked in special spices, and
every kind of topping known to fit on a potato, a salad,
coffee or tea and choice of a home made dessert. Call in
orders are available. There is also a silent auction that
is merchandise and services donated by local merchants.
Did Ya Know?............
Throughout March the MMBH Outpatient Lab will offer
COLORECTAL CANCER Screening Kits at no charge. Pick up
the card at the Outpatient Services Area just inside the
main entrance at Mercy McCune-Brooks Hospital Monday
through Friday, 6 a.m. - 5 p.m. Prepare the card and
return it to Outpatient Services; results will be sent to
your home. Cards must be returned to the hospital on or
before April 6. Call 359-1350.
Did Ya Know?............ The
American Legion & Auxiliary, Post 9, and The Disabled
American Veterans & Auxiliary, Chapter 41, of
Carthage are accepting donations for a rummage sale to be
held May 5 & 6, 2012.
If interested in donating, please
contact any of the following: Jerry Murphey 417-674-1906,
Rachel Murphey 417-674-1907, Jerry Chapman 417-423-0096,
Dale Murphey 417-359-6161.
Did Ya Know?............ Indoor
rummage sale to benefit river street food pantry on
Friday, March 30 3 pm to 7 pm and Saturday march 31 7 am
to 3 pm 210 N River Street.
Our teacher asked us what our favorite animal
was and I said, "Fried chicken." She said I
wasnt funny. But she couldnt have been right
everyone else in the class laughed.
My parents told me to always be
truthful and honest, and I am. Fried chicken is my
favorite animal. I told my dad what happened and he said
my teacher was probably a member of PETA. He said they
love animals very much.
I do, too. Especially chicken - pork
and beef and fish too.
Anyway, my teacher sent me to the
principals office. I told him what happened, and he
laughed too. Then he told me not to do it again.
The next day in class my teacher asked
me what my favorite live animal was. I told her it was
chicken. She asked me why, just like shed asked the
other children. So I told her it was because you could
make them into fried chicken. She sent me back to the
principals office again. He laughed, and told me
not to do it again.
I dont understand. My parents
taught me to be honest, but my teacher doesnt like
it when I am.
Today, my teacher asked us to tell her
what famous person we admire most.
I told her, "Colonel
Guess where I am now...
When the driver of a huge
tractor-trailer lost control of his rig, he plowed into
an empty tollbooth and smashed it to pieces. A truck
pulled up and with a crew of workers.
The men picked up each broken piece of
the former tollbooth and spread some kind of white,
creamy substance on it. Then they began fitting the
pieces together. In less than a half hour, they had the
entire tollbooth reconstructed and looking good as new.
Ask what the white stuff was, they said, "Oh, that
was tollgate booth paste."
Seeks New President.
President-Chamber of Commerce/Economic
Development Director submitted her resignation to
the Chamber of Commerce Board on January 3, 2012.
A search is now under way to fill this position.
The City of Carthage, Missouri,
population 14,378 (2010 census) is a growing
community located in Jasper County (pop.
117,404). As President of the Chamber, the
successful candidate will be charged with the
overall operation and financial condition of the
Carthage Chamber of Commerce. The successful
candidate will also ensure the Chamber is
adequately staffed and funded to accomplish the
mission of the Chamber.
As Economic Development
Director, the successful candidate will prepare
and manage major economic development activities
and special projects as well as oversee
strategies to enhance the economic development
and revitalization of established commercial and
industrial areas in the City. The successful
candidate will also look to areas of business
retention, expansion and entrepreneurial
This position requires a
bachelors degree in business
administration, marketing, urban planning, public
administration, or related field. Certification
for American Institute of Certified Planners
(AICP) or Certified Economic Developer (CEcD)
Experience preferred of five
years of progressive professional economic
Application deadline is March
16, 2012. Resumes can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Face Opponent In Representative Race.
Cory Hyland has announced that
he will run as a Republican for the newly drawn
163rd district located in Jasper County. The new
163rd district includes Carthage, Oronogo,
Fidelity, and parts of Carl Junction, Webb City,
and Carterville. He will face incumbent Tom
Flannigan in his bid for a third term.
"It is time to force
government to again work for and be accountable
to the people. For far too long we have let the
politicians tell us what we want to hear during
election time only to run off and do as they
please once elected." Hyland adds, "I
for one have had enough of the continued
government encroachment into our lives. We must
restore our liberty and demand accountability
from our public servants. I will not only provide
how I voted on each and every issue if elected; I
will also give an explanation as to why I chose
to vote that way."
Hyland is currently working as
an Information Technology Manager and Industrial
Control Systems Manager at Renewable
Environmental Solutions, LLC in Carthage, MO.
678 Pounds of Marijuana on
On February 28, 2012, at
approximately 1:17 p.m., an eastbound
Freightliner, conventional, tractor-trailer truck
was stopped for a commercial motor vehicle
compliance check by a commercial vehicle officer
on Interstate 44, near the 84-mile marker, in
Greene County. Due to the suspicious
circumstances discovered during the traffic stop,
officers on scene obtained consent to search the
vehicle. A roadside search revealed several boxes
of marijuana, weighing approximately 678 pounds,
located inside the trailer.
The driver, Christopher P.
Williams, of Riley, North Carolina, and the
passenger, Junior Jwaan Madden, of Glenside,
Pennsylvania, were arrested for first degree drug
trafficking and transported to the Greene County
Sheriff Archie Dunn has
announced the graduation of the 2012 Jasper
The ceremony was held
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 2:00 at the
Jasper Elementary School. Principal Dave Davis
opened the ceremony with encouraging words for
the students as well as praise for the D.A.R.E.
Corporal Matt Smith is the
D.A.R.E. Officer for the Jasper County
Sheriffs Office and has held that position
since its inception six years ago. He spoke to
the class of what great kids they are and his
appreciation of them.
Sheriff Dunn was in attendance
and spoke to the class; encouraging them to
continue making the right choices and remember
what they learned in their DARE class. If they
live by what Cpl. Smith has taught them, they
will go far.
34 fifth graders, from 2
classes, were presented with Certificates of
Completion. DARE t-shirts and goody-bags were
handed out to each graduate and were treated to
The DARE classes were asked to
write an essay about what they had learned about
drugs and alcohol and the ability to resist them.
One winner was chosen from each class. They were
awarded with a $20.00 gift card from Wal-Mart and
County Jail Count
171 March 6,
Including Placed out of County
by Metcalf Auto Supply
CLICK and CLACK
My son staunchly states that in
newer-model cars (like his 2003 Lincoln
Navigator), gasoline consumption is not affected
by turning on the lights and/or the air
conditioner because of the advancedc, high-tech
electrical systems ued these days. The argument
became heated, and as yet is unresolved. So I
would appreciate youir settin us straight. Is
there really the miracle of "free
lunch"? - Dan
Ray: Of course not. When you
power the headlights or the ir conditioner, that
power comes from the cars alternator. How
is the alternator powered? By a belt, which is
driven by the engine.
Tom: The more electrical energy
you demand, the more resistance the alternator
creates, and the harder it is for the engine to
turn that belt. So the engine has to work harder
and use more gasoline - just as it would if the
car were heavier, less aerodynamic or going up a
Ray: Its not a lot more
gasoline, but thats exactly where the
electrical power ultimately comes from.
Tom: The reason your son thinks
that using the accessories doesnt affect
his gas mileage is because his mileage is so
lousy in that 03 Navigator that he
cant tell when it droms by a few percent.
Ray: Right. With the air
conditioner off, he gets 11.6 mgp, and with it
on, he gets 11.4. To him, thats a miracle
of high-tech electronics.
Tom: But you know better, Dan.
Just because somethings difficult to
meausre (like my brothers IQ), it
doesnt mean its not there. So the
arguments over now. Go ahead and send him
to his room.
ART NOTES from
by Sally Armstrong,
Director of artCentral
It is always
satisfying to hang a new group of artists
work at our local ATRIUM GALLERY which is inside
the Sirloin Stockade. I went today and removed
the former display, the beautiful paintings by
Theresa Rankin, which had been there since after
the holidays, and placed 9 new works from the
exhibition by JRAC just completed here at
artCentral. This display included watercolors by
Tom Jones, Carthage and Joan Stattel, Joplin,
oils by Karen Brust, Carthage and Nida Rudd,
Joplin, pastels by Becky Golubski, Pierce City
and Pam Leisenring, Joplin, acrylics by Darrel,
Delores and Ashley Bilke, Joplin, and a beautiful
pen and ink drawing by Sherry Pettey, Carthage,
and will remain there for at least three weeks.
If you missed their show just completed here at
Hyde House you can still see a sampling of these
local artists work from this new artist
organization, Joplin Regional Artist Coalition.
As always, our thanks to artCentral members Terry
& Billie McDonald for allowing us to have
this gallery space inside their popular
restaurant! A two day abstract painting workshop
to be presented by our next gallery artist, Dale
Augustson of Springfield, is scheduled for March
31st and April 1st. This will be a very
specialized class giving each adult-student a lot
of attention and instruction. I still have
several places available to any adult artist who
might be interested in learning a bit about
abstract painting from this artist. Dale
Augustson uses acrylic paints, and includes in
his paintings a number of multi-media
"extras" so if you have never painted
before, this might be a fun and less intimidating
way to get started; the style will be abstract
and less rigid. I would love to visit with anyone
who might have questions about this class, and
please dont hesitate to email me or call
the gallery for additional information. I can be
reached at email@example.com or by
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