The Mornin' Mail is published every weekday except major holidays
Friday, June 28, 2002 Volume XI, Number 9

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes this week, Mon.-Fri., June 24th-28th. Your area will sprayed in the evening of the day your trash is picked up between 8:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. You might want to turn off window and attic fans.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society has the perfect pet for you. Pick from a variety of loving animals. Call 358-6402 if your pet is lost.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Fair Acres Family YMCA is currently accepting registrations for a Church Basketball League. The league is on Mon. nights and will run for 7 weeks. Cost is $80 per team. Season begins July 15th. Call Jarod Newcomb at 358-1070 for more information.

today's laugh

You know you’re getting old when you find a woman attractive because she can get three cups of tea from one bag.

I had a bad accident, but the doctor told me he’d have me walking again in no time. It was true. I had to sell my car to pay his bill.

You’re aging if you feel terrible the morning after you’ve had no fun the night before.


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


Judge Marion Brown Officiated for
all the Licenses Issued Yesterday.

Moses Wilson, of 243 East Thirteenth street, and Mrs. Mary Wescot, also of Carthage, were married by Judge Marion Brown at the court house yesterday afternoon. The groom is about 70 and the bride 60 years of age. The groom has been making his home with his son, C. D. Wilson on Thirteenth street, and the wedding came as quite a surprise to his relatives.

Judge Brown also married W. A. Smith and Minnie P. Stipe, of Galena, Kansas, during the afternoon.

About 6 o’clock he also married Leroy Hurd, of Carson, Iowa, and Mary Katherine Hardesty, of Burlington, Kansas.

The above were the only three licenses yesterday and Judge Brown thus enjoyed a monopoly of the "officiating" business.

  Today's Feature

Blunt On Appeals Court Ruling.

WASHINGTON-Chief Deputy Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) today said the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decision declaring the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional is "outrageous."

"What's next?" Blunt said. "Will our courts in their zeal to abolish all religious faith from public arenas outlaw 'God Bless America' too? The great strength of the United States is that we are and will continue to be, despite the liberal court's decision, one nation under God."

"American schoolchildren reciting the Pledge are celebrating the diversity and tolerance that make our nation one nation," Blunt said. "Abolishing that daily reminder of our unity as a people is a reach on the part of the courts, and it should be overturned."

"The court's ruling only underscores the pressing urgency of Senate action on the common-sense jurists that President Bush has nominated," Blunt said.

Summer is Here..Let The Fun Begin!

by Robin Putnam, artCentral enough out there for you ? Try standing in the sun for 6 hours a day holding a new meaning to summer ! Ah's finally here. With summer comes fireworks, barbecues, swimming and artCamp ! Our teachers are busy preparing materials for this year's session. It's going to be 12 days of fun, friends and artful things !

Artcamp classes are filling each day ! It's down to the wire ! Some classes still have openings such as create a book, collage, mosaic tile, Chinese / Japanese Cultural Arts and kite making. The mosaic and Chinese classes are 2 days each. We encourage parents / grandparents to call before filling out a registration form just to make sure the classes chosen are still available ! And please, please don't send us checks made out to other people or blank registration forms. We will have to return them and some poor child will miss out on all the fun !

Our next exhibit will be the annual Membership show. Opening reception will be July 12.

Also changing will be the exhibit at Shellie's. Perry Fleming's show ends and a new one will be put up on July 14. Janet Carpenter, Kansas City, will exhibit her work next. She is a graduate of MSSC ( yay ) and works predominantly in oil or color pencil and places a dramatic emphasis on both shape and contrast. Her current work stems from interests in both travel and architecture, encompassing scenes from regions throughout the US. Subjects include stylized rural landscapes, depiction's of Kansas City's historic Union Station and a detailed rendering of the Jasper County Courthouse.

Richard Logsdon, Carthage, is exhibiting his latest oil paintings in our main gallery and Dustin Miller, Diamond, is showing in the Member's Gallery. Both shows run through July 5th.

artCamp schedules and registration forms are available now. Get those little ones signed up !

More next week......For more info call 358-4404. Hours : Tuesday - Friday 9am - 3pm. 1110 E. 13th Street ( 2 blocks East off River ) and

Letter to the Editor

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

Hello! We will be traveling through Missouri during the first week of July and are looking for a nice place to spend the fourth. I was wondering what type of activities Carthage had planned. Is there anything suitable for a 3-year-old girl to do? And where is a good place to spend the night?

I enjoyed reading your online newspaper. My husband is a production manager/graphic designer for a small newspaper in West Knoxville and I am a freelance writer/graphic designer.

We are both amateur historians and enjoy reading small newspapers from around the country.

Look forward to hearing from you.


Kate Clabough

Louisville, TN

Just Jake Talkin'


Just so you’re informed, the calls comin’ into Carthage requestin’ donations for police officers don’t "directly benefit the Carthage Police Department, the City, or the community," accordin’ to Police Chief Dennis Veach.

The calls are initiated by a fraternal organization of police officers, or what is commonly referred to as the police officer’s union.

I’m not sayin’ that the funds aren’t benefitin’ those officers that belong to the union, I’m sure they have plenty of places to use the money. It’s just that most of the folks that I’ve talked to seem to get the impression that the money is used locally.

The ministerial alliance recently donated a $3,000 trailer to the Fire Department. That’s helpin’ the boys at home.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herbs

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

by Mari An Willis

Interesting thing happened the other day. I came home from work and there was cedar dust on the patio. Only source of cedar could be the chair...who would be drilling on that? Upon turning the chair on it’s side, it was quickly clear that I has found the source...a bee or hornet had drilled that hole and was not happy that I had disturbed. It was huge and angry. Brings us to our food source from the bees.

Royal jelly is the white, milky substance produced by the worker honeybees to feed the queen. It is also good for humans providing there is no allergy to bees. Some of the health-enhancing nutrients include: pantothenic acid, the stress reducing B-vitamin, plus the additional B vitamins including folic acid and inositol. It is also rich in minerals calcium, copper, iron, phosphorous, potassium, silicon and sulphur. Acetylcholine, a nutrient compound needed by the nerve cells to function properly and for good brain function. Plus it is known to have antibiotic and antibacterial properties.

It is reported that the British royalty have taken it for everything from morning sickness and arthritis to lasting energy and vitality. Dr. Yves Donadieu of France reports that royal jelly is useful for ulcers, constipation and other digestive disorders. He also states that it may be useful for acne and other skin problems, anxiety, moodiness, insomnia and memory loss.


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