The Mornin' Mail is published every weekday except major holidays
Friday, December 20, 2002 Volume XI, Number 131

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .Golden Reflections will have a Christmas Party from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20th in the McCune-Brooks hospital cafeteria. There will be music, entertainment and snacks.

Did Ya Know?. . .Auditions for Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre’s next production, "Sylvia" by A. R. Gurney will be on Sunday, Dec. 22nd at 7:30 p.m. at the theatre, 796 South Stone Lane, Carthage. Call 417-358-9665 or 417-358-7268 for more info.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Public Library will be closed Tues., Dec. 24th & Wed., Dec. 25th. It will close at 5 p.m. on Tues., Dec. 31st and all day Wed., Jan. 1st.

today's laugh

Bart: I wrote Suzy a letter every day for a year.
John: What happened?
Bart: She married the mailman.

Mother: George, why did you put this frog in your sister’s bed?
George: Because I couldn’t find a mouse.

Postcard to the Weather Bureau: "Sirs: I thought you would be interested in knowing that I have just shoveled three feet of partly cloudy from my front steps."


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


"Shep Hood and Harry Littrell Arrested at Grove, I.T.

"Shep" Hood and Harry Littrell two Carthage boys last week started on a career of strenuous adventure and crime and were brought up with a sudden jerk by the officers at Grove, I.T., where they were arrested Monday for stealing the sorrel mare and buggy from Goldie Smith at the Caffee drug store the night of the Cowgill & Hill mill fire in Carthage.

Marshal Stafford’s telegram located them there and Mr. Smith went right down after his rig. He drove from Neosho to Grove with Marshal Pearman of Neosho and found the boys in jail. They had sold the buggy to a man near Grove for $15 but received only $5 down, and were waiting around for the rest. They also burglarized a house near Grove and took razors, etc. The laprobe of the buggy had been traded for a breakfast. All told, Mr. Smith was out $32 in getting back his scattered property — $25 of it going as a reward to the officers.

Mr. Smith and Marshal Pearman brought the boys back to Neosho yesterday and landed them in jail there, and Mr. Smith arrived in Carthage this afternoon driving his rig. The boys will be brought to the jail here probably tonight or tomorrow. No trouble was experienced in getting the boys out of the territory without papers. One of the boys is a son of H. Q. Hood, the well known inventor, and the other is a son of Mrs. Littrell, and formerly worked at the Haven livery barn.

  Today's Feature

Blunt Proposes Rule Change.

Majority Whip-elect Roy Blunt (Mo.) announced that he will propose a change in the House Rules abolishing term limits for the Speaker of the House. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) spearheaded the effort to impose term limits on the Speaker as part of his reform package in 1995. Blunt said, "The spirit of the rule is a good one, but, given the tremendous respect in our Conference for Speaker Hastert's leadership, neither the House nor our Conference is best served having a date certain for him to step down from that post."

"Denny has virtually unprecedented support among our Conference, and I look forward to many more years of working under his leadership," Blunt continued. "The House will benefit from this rule change, and I hope it will be adopted."

Blunt will propose the rule change during the Republicans'' organizing conference on January 7th. If the Conference agrees to the rule change, it will be included in their proposed package of House Rules which the full House must pass.

The Speaker is the only Republican leader subject to term limits.

Year Ends at artCentral.

By Lee Sours, artCentral

The display of artwork provided by members of the Ozark Artists Colony ends today. The gallery will be closed for the holidays until Tuesday, January 7, 2003.

On Friday, January 10, we’ll have the opening reception for the black and white photography of Bill Perry III. Bill travels over the world taking pictures of interesting people and exotic places. So we are looking forward to seeing where he takes us this time.

Speaking of traveling, artCentral has had a lot of visitors this month. Our guest book shows visitors have traveled here from Iowa, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, Kansas and various towns in Missouri. A lot of Christmas shopping has been going on here.

We are glad more people are finding out where we are. If you are coming into town on Highway 96 (Central Street,) take River Street to the south until you reach 13th. Then go east about a block and you’ll see the gallery next to Fairview Greenhouse.

We really got a lot of Sunday visitors last weekend. Remember, we’re not open on Saturdays but we are open on Sunday afternoons from 12 – 5.

For the year 2003, the Main Gallery is booked. We also are organizing classes in working with pastels. The class will meet on Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to noon. The class will meet for 6 weeks and the fee will be $200. Call us and reserve a spot if you are interested. Call soon, we hope to start the classes in January.

ArtCentral gift memberships are available if you know someone who is interested in creating or viewing art!

HOURS: T – F 11 - 5

Sunday 12 -5 Closed Mon. and Sat.

1110 E 13th • 358-4404

Just Jake Talkin'


I’ve gotta friend (that lives outa town) I was talkin’ to the other day and I realized he’s startin’ to show his age some. Unfortunately he’s younger than I am. In all likelihood, he noticed the same thing about me.

I can remember my mom mentionin’ the same type a thing about folks she was acquainted with when I was a kid. At that time my reaction was the ‘60’s version of "duh." It’s not near as funny anymore.

I suppose the good news is that a lot more of us are showin’ our age, so we don’t dwell on it that much.

As a kid becomin’ mature meant gettin’ a driver’s license. I’m beginnin’ to think now that becomin’ mature may eventually mean not bein’ able to keep a drivers license. I guess as long as the eyes and reflexes hang on, I’ll keep on truckin’.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herb

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

By Mari An Willis

The battle of the bulge is still in full swing. Many new products are being marketed at this time. Some are good, some questionable and some just not good at all. The fibers which absorb fat before it can be metabolized are popular because they are working. Not only do they add extra fiber to the diet, but they are easy and allow the user to follow a fairly regular eating habit. Especially during the holidays, it is hard to say no to all the extra fatty goodies. A couple of things to remember: if you are allergic to shellfish, stay away from chitosan as it is from shellfish. Also, with any of these products be sure that you are not taking the essential oils your body needs as it will absorb them also. Example: do not take them if you are eating a nice salmon dinner or if you have just taken your multivitamin with Vitamin E, A or any other of the oily vitamins as they will be absorbed and flushed from the system along with the undesirable fats. An occasional complaint has come back regarding an urgent need to eliminate, but most are pleased with this type of product.

Amino acids are making their way back into the diet limelight again. Arginine/ornithine just before bed, a hydrolyzed protein compound prior to bed, protein drinks in the a.m. or as a meal replacement. Protein is high in amino acids and helps to build muscle. Always popular monohydrate creatine for "instant" muscle.

Remember that adequate amounts of panthothenic acid are essential for conversion of fat and sugar to energy.


Copyright 1997-1999, 2000, 2001 by Heritage Publishing. All rights reserved.