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Friday, June 7, 2002 Volume X, Number 249

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Masonic Lodge #197 will be visiting the Rainbows at Sarcoxie Lodge on Sat., June 8th. They will depart from Carthage at 8:30 a.m. All Masons are encouraged to attend.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Lincoln Ladies Federated Republican Women will meet at noon on Mon., June 10th at All Occassions Florist & Bakery in Carthage. All interested ladies are invited. For more information call 358-6346.

Did Ya Know?. . .Sign-ups for a "Mysterious Summer" are being taken at the Carthage Public Library YPL desk.

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

today's laugh

Standing by the entrance of a large estate in the suburbs of Dublin are two huge dogs carved out of granite.
An Englishman going by in a motor thought he would have some fun with the Irish driver.
"How often, Pat, do you feed those two big dogs?"
"Whenever they bark, sir," was the straightforward reply.


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


Young Lawyers Debate Lynch Law and Hold an Election.

The Webster club held a very interesting meeting at the home of Montelle Coe last night. The program consisted of a debate between Dillard Parker and Bond Haughawout, Jr., on the subject, "Resolved, That Lynch Law is Justifiable." After the prinicipals had offered their opinions the subject was left open to the meeting and each member delivered a few brief, but excellent remarks. After the debate there was a business meeting at which the club elected officers for the next term.

The new officers are: President, Bond Haughawout, Jr.; secretary, Clyde Whitlock. The next meeting will be held at the home of the newly elected president on Saturday evening, June 21, and the program will consist of various numbers, such as essays, orations and addresses.

  Today's Feature

The Wizard Is Back.

Stone’s Throw Theater will present a stage production of the Wizard of Oz June 20 through June 23 and June 27 through June 30. Tickets, which include dinner, are $17 and $16 for those over 50 or 16 and under. The play is directed by Robert Moritz and involves a cast of 24 actors.

While staying true to the spirit of L.Frank Baum’s book, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and keeping the original music from the 1939 film, the dialogue is slightly different from the movie but offers the same plot.

The play is described as "having all of the dazzling spectacles, vibrant colors, and memorable characters and songs to bring this fantastic journey to life."

Moritz’s goal is to respect and honor the original piece as people remember it, but at the same time create a play that stands on its own terms, so the audience will not be inclined to compare every image to the film.

Stone’s Throw is a not-for-profit organization that has operated for the last 18 years in Carthage through the help of volunteers.

Just Jake Talkin'


The Mornin’ Mail crew will all be involved in the Carthage Acoustic Festival tomorrow doin’ this and that, tryin’ to keep things movin’ along. Although I personally may be singled out as puttin’ effort into the project, our small but energetic staff has also gone the extra mile to help get this off the ground.

With the comin’ of June, the Mornin’ Mail is gettin’ ready to celebrate our tenth anniversary of bein’ on the street ever’ week day since June 18, 1992. For some reason folks keep pickin’ up the paper ever’day, so we keep makin’ more.

The Mornin’ Mail crew is gonna have a blast tomorrow at the Festival. If ya get a chance come by and see what all the hubbub is about. It’s a community event we’re proud ta be a part of.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herbs

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

by Mari An Willis

So much happening in Carthage! I am happy to be a part of this community. As a plant lover who leans towards the bouquet of natural weeds, herbs, and domestic plants gone wild, this spring show has been fabulous. For those of you who want to know what the mullein plant looks like, just drive down River St. by the water plant and look east up the railroad tracks and you will see a fine display of young plants. I can only imagine the simple beauty if these are allowed to grow to the flowering stage. An artists interpretation of mullein with live plants to enhance the understanding of this primary lung herb are visible on the corner of Oak & McGregor. According to Sheila Bullock in Naturally Yours, Mullein has "helped breathing problems, hay fever, reduced coughs, spasms, and swollen glands. Great pain killer." Native Americans were known to use it as an expectorant herb.

For further enjoyment of the herbs and flowers, check out the gardens on the library lawn. The Bill Snow sculpture of Alice in Wonderland is surrounded by a well tended garden, which looks almost fairytale like. Whoever planted and tends the area does an outstanding job. As one of the many who hated to see the fine Carthage homes being removed from that square block, I have to admit it is an enjoyable area to visit. Hopefully the fountain at the park will see some improvements...remember the beautiful water lilies that used to be in that fountain? Wish the graffiti it now sports were at least flowers!!!


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