The Mornin' Mail is published every weekday except major holidays
Friday, August 2, 2002 Volume XI, Number 33

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes this week, Mon.-Fri., July 29th through Aug. 2nd. Your area will be sprayed in the evening of the day your trash is picked up, between the hours of 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. You may want to turn off attic and window fans while the sprayer is in your area.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold their first Saturday of the month used book sale fom 8 a.m. - noon on Sat., Aug. 3rd at the Library Annex, 510 Garrison Ave.

Did Ya Know?. . .The First Baptist Church, 631 S. Garrison, will again host its Back-to-School Clothing Distribution at the Family Life Center from 9 a.m.-12 noon on Fri., Aug. 2nd. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

today's laugh

Perfect timing is the ability to turn off the "hot" and "cold" shower faucets at the same time.

1st Man: I got my wife a lady’s watch.
2nd Man: Did she like it?
1st Man: Yes, but the lady came and took it back.

Anyone who thinks chemical warfare is something new doesn’t know much about women’s perfume.


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

They May Picnic Here.

Springfield, Mo., Mr. W. J. Sewall.

Dear Sir: Kindly allow us a few lines in your paper to state that it is the intention of the employees of the Frisco system of this city, to hold an employee’s excursion and picnic at Carthage, Neosho, Osceola or Clinton, the 28th of this month. An arrangement committee of three has been appointed to visit the four places and ascertain which offers the best inducements.

This committee will be in your city Saturday. Hoping you will do us this favor, and oblige.

C. E. Paddock,

Sec. of Committee.

It will be for the Commercial Club to make arrangements at its meeting to be held at the Elks Club House tonight to properly receive the committee and urge them to hold their picnic in Carthage.

  Today's Feature

More of the Same.

Polling places remain unchanged for Carthage for the upcoming August 6 primary. Polls will open at 6 a.m. and remain open until 7 p.m.

First Ward, 1st Precinct, Grace Episcopal Church, Howard and Chestnut.

First Ward, 2nd Precinct, Grace Episcopal Church.

Second Ward, 1st Precinct, Memorial Hall.

Second Ward, 2nd Precinct, Memorial Hall.

Third Ward, 1st Precinct, Fire Station, North entrance.

Third Ward, 2nd Precinct, Columbian School.

Fourth Ward, 1st Precinct, Junior High School

Fourth Ward, 2nd Precinct, Fairview School.

Fifth Ward, 1st Precinct, Mark Twain School

Fifth Ward, 2nd Precinct, Salvation Army, 125 E. Fairview.

The ballot will include several Jasper County races as well as state representatives and senator for the district.

Letters to the Editor

Opinions expressed reflect those of the writer and not necessarily those of the Mornin' Mail.

The third annual Greater Ozarks All British Motoring Club’s All British Car and Cycle Show is now in the record books. What a record! There were 101 registered cars displayed around the Carthage Square on Saturday, July 27th. The show took place around the inside of the square as the local merchants held their annual sidewalk sale.

We had guests in our town from 6 states, with one group coming over 600 miles one way, to attend the car show. This year there were 17 individual clubs represented and 4 national clubs. There are three all British type of car shows that take place yearly in the state of Missouri. Louis and Kansas City have held their shows for many years. This was our third show and I’m glad to say that our show has grown every year with the first year having less than 50 cars, the second having around 70 cars, and this year going over 100 cars and cycles.

Saying there were 101 cars does not mean there were only a 100 extra people in town. Most of the people that come to our show bring the entire family. It would be safe to say the show brought at least 400 people into our town. Some came in on Thursday, while most arrived on Friday and many stayed through Sunday evening. They help our economy by coming to Carthage.

One of the things I hear over and over is how friendly our town is. Thank you for making our guests feel that they are wanted and welcome here.

Many local merchants helped by donating door prizes to be awarded to show participants. I would like to thank: The Front Page, Carthage Deli, Main Street Mercantile, Mimi’s Candles and Gifts, Carthage Good Neighbor, From the Heart Craft Mall, Wal-Mart Tire and Lube, Richardson’s Street Wireless, Carthage Furniture Sales and Imports, Hawkins Title, Carthage Eye Care, Abbey Title, Jasper County Title, Encore, Uptown Downtown, Carthage Hardware, Main Street Carthage, 2 Dye 4, Southwest Agency, Mark Henry-Investment Centers of America, Young’s Terrific T’s, Bees Old Fashioned, Carthage Chamber of Commerce, Southern Uniform, Kendrick Place, and Dry Gulch.

I hope to have the Fourth Annual show on the square next year for the sidewalk sale. Space is the biggest issue to keeping the show in Carthage. We used all the space allotted to us this year and would probably need more for next year. That is an issue I hope to work around, as I hope to keep the show in Carthage for many years to come.

Thank you Carthage,

David Thorn, Show Chairman


July 22 through August 3 was artCamp for kids ages eight to fourteen. We had an excellent turn out. Most classes were full. The classes offered this year were clay, Chinese/Japanese Art and Culture, Kite Making, Create a Book, Collage, Mosaic Tile, Tye Dye, Candle Making, Masks, and Painting. It has been fun being here and watching the kids and their evolving projects. They have been listening to haiku poetry, making three dimensional dragons’ heads, fish prints, and have been building and decorating kites. They brought lunches and ate under the shade trees or on the porch. In the afternoon they were ready to return home with their creations.

The teachers for this year were Ann-Marie Gailey of Joplin, Randy Wright of Joplin, Riki Lipe of Springfield and Tom Jones of Carthage.

A big heartfelt THANKS to Jack Hendrickson, Curt Anderson, Justin Wallace and the people at Infinity Lighting for the light bulbs for our gallery. We really appreciate it.

Janet Carpenter, a Kansas City artist, is showing her work at Shellie’s located at 207 West Third.

Shellie’s is a satellite gallery of artCentral. The work on display there features scenes from places the artist has lived or has visited. She works primarily in oil, colored pencil and graphite to capture buildings or landscapes.

If you haven’t seen this month’s exhibit at the Hyde House gallery stop by and see the Membership Show. This show features artwork from various members of artCentral and includes a variety of media such as colored pencil, pastel, oil painting, alabaster carving, limestone, wood, raku, stoneware, scratchboard, acrylic, watercolor, and graphite pencil.

If you notice a difference in this week’s column, it’s because it is written by Lee, assistant to Robin. She’s still here, attempting to train me.

NEW HOURS: T – F 11-5 Sunday 12 -5 Closed Mon. and Sat. 1110 E 13th 358-4404

Just Jake Talkin'


We’re down to the wire on next Tuesday’s election. If you have occasion to watch a little tv over the weekend, I’m sure you will know ever’ political ad by heart.

Bein’ located in the four-state area, we have the advantage of gettin’ to see ads not only from our local candidates, but those from Kansas and occasionally from Oklahoma. Combine that with the various County races in Jasper and Newton County, and the several state representative seats, it gets a little confusin’ as to exactly who is actually askin’ for your vote.

Local print media helps some in that you don’t get all the outa the area interference. Only those wantin’ Carthage votes are spendin’ money here of course. For your convenience, we happen to have a few samples of those ads in the paper today.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herb

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

By Mari An Willis

We certainly do live in the information age. When I began in this career 25 years ago, there was not a whole lot available about herbs and what there was we figured it was pretty tried and true. Now the information is flooding in on every conceivable thing that one can imagine. It is hard for me to go through all of it and research the researchers, etc. Much of it is just hype stated in some new way and some is so interesting that it requires much of my time to check it out completely. From what I read and study, there are lots of "new" supplements that are not new at all and the tried and true are for me. It never ceases to amaze me what can be sold via the info-mercial!!!

I do enjoy reading Dr. David Williams newsletters and research. One of the recent reports was of a Dr. Lon Jones, a researcher with Hale Center Hi Plains Hospital whose granddaughter came down with her fifth ear infection so he decided to try a rather unorthodox treatment on her. He had her use a xylitol/saline nose spray. Worked for them. If she had been old enough, she’d have chewed the gum. Xylitol is a simple sugar used in chewing gum "which can help prevent many common problems like middle ear infections and sinus infections." A gentleman I know makes a mouthwash with xylitol to keep his gums and ears healthy while another couple uses it as a sweetner in their after dinner tea to help prevent tooth decay.

*This article is meant for informational purposes
and is not intended as a substitute for medical advice.


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