The Mornin' Mail is published every weekday except major holidays
Friday, June 14, 2002 Volume X, Number 254

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Masonic Lodge #187 will be working in the first degree at 7:30 p.m. on Thurs., June 13th. Dinner will be served before the meeting and all Masons are encouraged to attend.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society has the perfect pet for you. Stop by the corner of 3rd & Garrison (next to Beimdiek Insurance) at 10 a.m. on Sat., June 22nd for Pet Adoption Day. Gifts, raffles and coupons from area vets will be given away. Pick from a variety of loving animals. Call 358-6402 if your pet is lost.

Did Ya Know?. . .The American Red Cross will take blood donations at the Carthage Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand, from 1:30-7:00 p.m. on Thurs., June 20th and from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Fri,. June 21st. Recognition gifts will be given.

today's laugh

Famous Last Words:

Why put the top up. It won’t rain.

When it says empty, there’s always a gallon or two left.

You can put it together yourself in five minutes.

That’s not poison oak.


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

Season Tickets Now Ready.

The Chautauqua season tickets are now on sale. The management have provided an excellent programme, and are fixing up the new grounds in elegant style. Everything looking to a successful Chautauqua assembly has been arranged, and the public are urged to show their appreciation by promptly buying season tickets which are now on sale at Fitzer Bros. It is hoped to make the season ticket sale this year far exceed that of any previous season.

Cutting Wheat Today.

Christian Fingerlee, of ten miles southeast of town, near Parshley, began cutting wheat this morning. He was in today to get repairs for a small break in his machine. He reports his wheat down some, and the field is quite wet, but he thinks he can save his grain, and hopes by Monday to have the cutting go ahead in good shape.

  Today's Feature

2002 Red, White and Boom.

Activities at this year’s Red, White and Boom will be centered around a ‘Salute To Our Veterans.’ A flag raising ceremony will be conducted near the National Armory that is located in Municipal Park. Marvin VanGilder will serve as Master of Ceremony with several area Veterans taking part. The Carthage Community Band will perform several patriotic numbers.

Prior to the ceremony, the community is invited to show their appreciation to our area veterans by attending a breakfast that will be held at the armory. Breakfast will be served from 7:30-9:00 a.m. The menu will consist of biscuits, gravy, sausage and drink. Cost is $3.50 per person. Tickets can be purchased from VFW, Carthage Chamber of Commerce, Carthage Press, From the Heart Craft Store, and Carthage Printing Services. All persons are encouraged to purchase tickets prior to July 4th. To encourage early purchases, tickets purchases prior to July 4th will be eligible for door prizes.

Military and patriotic exhibits and displays will be exhibited throughout the day in Municipal Park.

Letters to the Editor

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

Dear Jake:

Saturday's Acoustic Music Festival was one of the most entertaining and enjoyable days we have experienced in years!! The quality of the performers pleasantly surprised us, and the variety delighted us.

Kudos to all responsible for bringing this type of activity to Carthage, and many thanks for all the hard work, organization and funding that went on behind the scenes. We believe these groups will benefit greatly from the exposure they received, and new fans they collected, during those few hours.

Any chance of this becoming an annual event?

Please pass along our thanks and appreciation to the other entities involved in this. Everyone's hard work was very evident and not overlooked!!

The citizens of Carthage, and lucky visitors, thank you!!!

Bob Coyle & Becky Wormington

I heard the Carthage Press reported that the MO Dept. of Transportation has decided to complete what the Jefferson Lines bus driver was unable to accomplish, destroying a local landmark, the bridge on Route 66 coming into Carthage. Instead of using the insurance money from Jefferson Lines to repair the damage (they say it costs too much to repair), they plan to take down the remaining Carthage stone rails and put up cheap metal ones instead. (I wonder where the insurance money will be used since it obviously won't be used here.) I wish you would print a big article about what the loss of this bridge would mean to Carthage and give MO DOT's 800 number and e-mail address. This bridge was one of two projects that Carthage was able to get accomplished during the Depression (the other being our Municipal Park). I don't know how many people understand how extremely difficult it was to get this bridge built back then. It is the first thing visitors see when coming into Carthage off Route 66. Could you do an article on this for your front page? If you can do anything to prevent this destruction of a local landmark I would appreciate it. If your paper would like to start a petition, I would be happy to volunteer to make it happen.

Thank you.

Jane Platt

Phone: 417-359-9077

Just Jake Talkin'


For some time now, I have considered the Halloween activities on the Square the best overall event for locals. ‘Course there are bigger events such as the Maple Leaf Festival, but havin’ a few hundred kids and parents on the Square in their costumes just seems ta bring folks together.

For the last couple a years, I’ve grown the same type of appreciation for the annual Mudstock event sponsored by the Police Department. Just a bunch a folks, kids of all ages, gettin’ together to have a good time in the mud. The fact that it encourages kids to be kids provides parents and grandparents some of the best entertainment around.

Now I haven’t had ta haul any youngsters home after the event, but they usually get hosed down pretty good ‘fore they leave. If ya don’t participate, stop by for the show.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herbs

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

by Mari An Willis

Why bother to take vitamins? What is the "right" way to eat? Our fast food society looks at a salad bar and that is our answer to all our nutritional needs. Our local drive thru establishments probably account for 30-50% of meals for an average family. This, my friends, is what we call "filler food."

According to recent studies, the average American is deficient in trace minerals, enzymes and vitamins. It has been stated that a B-12 deficiency may account for early dementia, a lack of chromium may result in hypoglycemia or diabetes, mineral shortages aggravate arthritic conditions, preservatives and additives may be a major cause of behavioral problems and on and on. The ideal is to get all we need from our food, but if you know you are among the millions of Americans who are not eating plenty of fresh vegetables, grains, fruits, dairy and meat on a daily basis or if stress depletes your intake; vitamin and/or herbal supplementation may be necessary.

This brief rundown may give you some ideas: Vitamin A - necessary to new cell growth. Helps fight infection. Beta-carotene is a precursor to A, and has received lots of press as an antioxidant. Vitamin K - essential for normal liver functioning and maintaining vitality. Required for blood clotting. Zinc - a necessity in healing process. Aids enzymes in digestion. Important for healthy reproductive organs, especially in men. Vitamin B-12 - powerful blood building factor. Important factor in maintaining a healthy nervous system, including brain cells. Energy.


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