The Mornin' Mail is published every weekday except major holidays
Monday, March 18, 2002 Volume X, Number 191

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society, 13860 Dog Kennel Lane, always have animals that need a loving homes. Come find out what you can do to help Carthage’s neediest animals. If your pet is lost or missing call 358-6402 ASAP.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Masonic Lodge #197 will have a free Hunter Education Class on March 20th, 22nd & 23rd at the Masonic Temple, 215 W. 7th (behind the library). To reserve your seat call the MO Dept. of Conservation at 417-629-3423.

Did Ya Know?. . .Golden Reflections will have their next meeting at 2 p.m. on Thurs., March 21st in the McCune-Brooks cafeteria. Lauri Fasken, RN, will speak about the Jasper County Health Department and other services. Anyone 55 or older is welcome to attend.

today's laugh

An old-timer can remember when ...

... summer vacation was one day at the county fair.

... guided missles were rolling pins and frying pans.

... the most popular family on the block was the one with the television set.


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


A Matrimonial Messenger Barely Escaped Becoming a Benedict.

Someone informed Judge Tommy Garland this morning that a wedding was about to take place at the court house, and that the groom was there for his license while his bride waited at Whitsett’s. On his return to the court house the judge’s messenger looked inside Whitsett’s, but saw no "bridey" looking girl, and asked, "Isn’t there a girl in here waiting to get married?"

At this, the four young salesladies cried with one voice, "Why, yes, we’ve all been waiting these many moons." And it was with difficulty that the messenger retired in disorder without several engagements on his hands.

Mrs. S. S. Riley has returned from a two weeks visit in Ottawa, Kan., with her daughter, Mrs. Mabel Marsh.

  Today's Feature

Chamber to Host
Candidates Forum.

The Governmental Relations Committee of the Carthage Chamber of Commerce will host an Egg’s & Issues: Candidate’s Forum at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27 in the cafeteria of McCune Brooks Hospital. All candidates participating in the upcoming April 2 election will be eligible to speak. Forum cost is $6 in advance and $7 at the door. A continental breakfast will be served.

The forum will allow each candidate in attendance approximately 3 minutes to highlight their goals, objectives, and vision for their elective seat. Due to time constraints, the forum is not designed as a question and answer session, rather an opportunity for the candidates to express their views to those in attendance. Candidates will be available after the forum for one-on-one discussions.

Chamber members, Carthage residents and other interested parties are invited to attend this forum. For reservations contact the Carthage Chamber of Commerce at 358-2373 or Reservation deadline is Tuesday, March 26.

Just Jake Talkin'


We’ve been gettin’ some response to the requests for letters to the editor on the fireworks issue, although some are not able to refrain from name callin’ as requested.

We also require a name (includin’ the last name) and some way of knowin’ the letter is legitimate (phone number, address, driver’s license number, somethin’ like that).

Believe it or not, some folks are very good at makin’ a letter appear to be from a concerned citizen that is in fact a joke or has some political agenda aside from the opinion expressed.

Early in the Mornin’ Mail history, a letter got published that was signed A.N Amous. (Anonymous). Some lessons ya just don’t forget.

Let us hear from you, if ya got the guts ta claim it.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



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Weekly Column

The Super Handyman

by Al Carrell & Kelly Carrell

Dear Al & Kelly: I finally found a safe way to oil and protect my cutting board. First you melt down some paraffin wax. To 1 part of wax, add 10 parts of plain mineral oil. Mix this up and rub it into your cutting board. It is perfectly safe to work on and the mixture does a great job of protecting your cutting board surface. - T. J.

Always be very careful when melting paraffin wax when using an open flame. It’s best to use an old pan on a hot plate outside, if possible. We like just mineral oil alone.

Q: We have a ceiling fan that was supposed to have a motor that should never need oiling. Now it’s making a noise that sounds like it needs oil. There are no oiler caps or holes on the unit. What should we do? - D. L.

A: Some such motors have a feltlike pad that was prelubricated at the factory. After a while it may have dried out some. It certainly won’t hurt to squirt some oil in around where the shaft enters the motor. The noise may be from something else, but if not, this should help. You may have to repeat this from time to time.

Super Hint - When you are working alone and need to nail up a long piece of lumber, try using a glue gun or some tape to hold the wood where your absent helper would be.


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