The Mornin' Mail is published every weekday except major holidays
Monday, April 15, 2002 Volume X, Number 211

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .Staff or volunteers of Carthage area non-profit organizations are invited to attend a free grant writing workshop hosted by Main Street Carthage from 10-noon on Wed., April 17th, at the Main Street office, 335 S. Main (west side of the square). Please RSVP.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society has a yellow & white 5-month-old long hair female cat who needs a home. If your pet if missing call 358-6402 ASAP.

Did Ya Know?. . .Due to renovations at the Memorial Hall this week, the south entrance will be closed and residents are asked to enter through the north entrance.

today's laugh

Patient: You have been a great doctor. I want to leave you something in my will rather than insulting you by paying my bill.
Doctor: That’s great! By the way, let me have the prescription I just gave you. I want to make a slight change in it.

The astronomy professor was lecturing. "I predict the end of the world in fifty million years."
"How many?" cried a frightened voice from the rear.
"Fifty million years."
"Oh," said the voice with a deep sigh of relief, "I thought you said fifteen million."


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

He Wants the Clock.

"Somebody took an alarm clock from the Model City business college, probably thinking it was Prof. Trimble’s," reports A. L. McCawley. "It was taken the day Prof. Trimble left, doubtless by someone whom he owed, but that don’t give the person a right to the clock. It was mortgaged along with the rest of the outfit and was in my charge. The taking of the clock constitutes burglary and the guilty party for stealing that 24 hours time can be given seven years in the penitentiary."

The point is, McCawley wants the clock back.

A Colorado Springs telegram says: "George Metz, of Carthage, Mo., and Miss Livona Parker, of Jasper, Mo., tourists who are visiting Colorado scenic wonders, were married at Colorado Springs Sunday. After a short honeymoon they will be at home in Carthage."

  Today's Feature

Annual City Wide Clean Up.

The City of Carthage, under contract with American Disposal Services, will conduct its Annual Residential City Wide Spring Clean Up on Saturday, May 4th, 2002.

No trash is to be placed at pickup points until the night before clean up day. Items to be picked up should be placed at your regular designated pick up.

Items that will not be taken are rocks, batteries, any appliances such as refrigerators, freezers or air conditioners which use CFCs or HCFCs as a coolant. (Compressor may be removed and items will be picked up). Items weighing over 75 pounds, yard waste, paint, chemicals, or hazardous household waste will also not be picked up.

Up to four tires (without wheels or rims) per household will be allowed for pick up. Tires will be collected separately and should not be mixed with other items to be picked up. Tires with wheels or rims will not be accepted.

Please contact the City Engineering Department at 237-7010 for more information.

Just Jake Talkin'


If ya haven’t been watchin’ the progress at the Police Station, the paintin’ is gettin’ close ta bein’ done.

If you remember, the stone they used on the buildin’ started showin’ rust spots after a year or two. They say it had bits of iron in it and it looked like the buildin’ was breakin’ out with brown chicken pox.

While they’re at it, the windows are bein’ resealed and other miscellaneous fixes that have been botherin’ the structure since it was built. (The front door closes now for instance.)

The rework is bein’ paid for by the those involved with puttin’ the buildin’ together in the first place, not the City. Hopefully this fix holds.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



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Weekly Column

The Super Handyman

by Al Carrell & Kelly Carrell

Dear Al:

Somebody ought to write a book about the many uses for old milk cartons and bleach bottles.

For instance, you can make a really nice tool holder for the garden. You cut off the bottom of the jug, turn the top upside down and attach it to a fence post, porch frame or tree. You can stick your tool handle, shovel, rake or hoe down into the jug top, and it stays put when you leave.

Dear Al & Kelly:

One of our neighbors almost lost his child to an accidental poisoning. Since then, we don’t take any chances. All our poisonous chemicals and cleaners have a bright pink lid or top. We keep a can of hot-pink spray paint right outside the kitchen door in the garage and give each lid a shot of paint before storing it. Our kids know not to touch anything that has a bright pink lid. Better to be safe than sorry.

Dear Al & Kelly:

Clamps are too big to use on small wooden craft projects when you are trying to glue them. I have a super way to secure them without crushing them. I use clothespins. The plain, inexpensive wooden ones work great. Since I use them for other odd jobs around the house, I’ve always got a few handy.


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