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Wednesday, January 23, 2002 Volume X, Number 153

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Lodge #197 will present several members with 25 & 50 year pins on Saturday, Jan. 26th, 2002. An informal reception will begin at 8:00 a.m., with the pin presentation at 10:00 a.m. This is an open meeting, anyone interested is encouraged to attend.

Did Ya Know?. . .The next Diabetes Support Group will meet from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23rd in the McCune-Brooks Hospital dining room. Karen Fenstermacher, FNP, will speak on "Diabetes: What is Good Care?" Snacks and refreshments provided.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage United Way will hold its Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon at 12 noon on Thursday, Jan. 24th, at the Leggett & Platt Cornell Conference Center, Carthage.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Senior High Band Salad Luncheon will be held from 11a.m.- 1:30 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5th at the Fairview Christian Church. The cost is $4 to help pay for the band trip to San Antonio over spring break.

today's laugh

"What gives you the impression that Jack and Betty are engaged?"
"She has a ring and he’s broke."

Life is like a shower—one wrong turn and you’re in hot water.


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


One of the Drury college boys dropped in this morning and roundly roasted both Capt. Haydon and the Frisco conductor for the loss of Haydon and Bagby at Monett enroute to Carthage for their game. The conductor saw the boys coming only a half block off and would not wait for them. In fact the conductor reminded them of Capt. Stebbins later in the day. They will use their influence against that conductor, and as to their team next year they are to be brought to Carthage chained in a box car for Drury is determined to beat Carthage yet.

When the train reached Monett, Haydon and Bagby, desirous of viewing that metropolitan city, proceeded to take in the sights. They wandered so far away that they were unable to reach the train in time and both were left behind. Both men are being severely criticized by the college boys, and especially from the fact that Haydon has been captain of the team during the year.

  Today's Feature

Two No's and a Yea.

The Public Safety Committee voted last Monday evening not to endorse a Council bill that would allow fireworks to be discharged in City limits. Committee Chair J.D. Whitledge and member Chuck Tobrock both voted against the proposed bill presented by member Bill Putnam.

Putnam told those present that he was certain member Jim Woestman was in favor of the ordinance and if he had been present the vote would have resulted in a 2-2 tie. Council members have the ability to present a Council bill to the full Council without a Committee recommendation and Putnam says that is what he will do.

He will also present a bill to the Council sponsored by himself that would reduce the existing 300 foot buffer between a church or place of worship and a business with a liquor license if the church was located on property zoned for business.

The vote on his motion that the Committee sponsor the bill was defeated 1-2.

The Committee did unanimously agree on a definition of a church, but removed any condition of ownership of property, long term lease, or having a board of directors..

Just Jake Talkin'


My uncle thinks that there should be some way ta install a large, spring powered flywheel in a car. He figures it would work somethin’ like a clock, ya wind it up and it provides a constant, clean, inexpensive power. I suppose if it was positioned right, it would also act as a gyroscope to keep the vehicle from turnin’ over easily.

There would no doubt be some technical difficulties to be overcome. The basic premise, of course, is to take advantage of momentum. That mysterious source of energy that wants to continue motion once it is initiated. Momentum is not limited to the strict physical sciences, it seems to be a critical part of sports events, wars, and politics.

I’ve always worried that my uncle’s clockmobile would stop short of the top of a hill and reverse momentum would win.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



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by Donna Erickson

If things were always used for exactly what they were intended, life would be pretty dull. Remember the day you realized pipe cleaners were actually made to clean pipes?

Challenge yourself and your kids to think about products that are used for purposes no one would have dreamed of when they were originally created. Then try one of these activities that use ordinary objects in unexpected ways.

• Clip a standard clothespin to the center of a crayon. Grip the clothespin instead of the crayon and draw a picture or write your name on paper. Describe how it feels. Remove the clothespin and color as usual.

• At snacktime, use pretzel sticks for edible kabob skewers. Poke bite-size chunks of cheese, cold cuts and fresh fruit onto each pretzel stick. They’re fun to make and good for you, too.

• Make a painting activity extra fun when you use an old Kooshball in the place of a paintbrush. Pour liquid poster paint in a bowl. Hold one side of the Kooshball in your hand and dip the other side in the paint. Have fun plopping it on paper to make funny designs and patterns. When done, rinse paint off the Kooshball with water and use another time.

• When cooking pasta for dinner, set aside 10 or more lengths of uncooked linguine for a round or two of the traditional game of pick-up-sticks. Play the game at the kitchen counter using the linguine in the place of wooden sticks. The game will keep your kids amused until mealtime.

• Instead of blowing bubbles through a bubble wand, dip a plastic fly swatter in a bowl of bubble solution and wave the fly swatter gently in the air. You’ll make zillions of tiny bubbles! If you live in a cold climate where temperatures are below freezing, you’ll be surprised to see the bubbles sparkle as they freeze. They may even bounce when they hit ice or snow.


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