The Mornin' Mail is published every weekday except major holidays
Monday, March 25, 2002 Volume X, Number 196

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Youth Softball League sign-ups will be from
6-8 p.m. on Mon., March 25th and Mon., April 1st at the Fairview Elementary School.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society, 13860 Dog Kennel Lane, has a friendly gray and white male cat who needs a loving home. Come find out what you can do to help Carthage’s neediest animals. If your pet is lost or missing call 358-6402.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Jasper County Health Department has a free Hepatitis A vaccine available for children 2-18 years of age. Call 417-358-3111 or 1-877-879-9131 to schedule an appointment.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Diabetes Support Group will meet from 4-5 p.m on Wed., March 27th in the dining room of McCune-Brooks. Debbie Herst, RD, CDE, will speak about National Nutrition Month.

today's laugh

"I finally made my son stop biting his nails."
"How did you manage to do that?"
"I made him wear shoes."

Then there’s the city where crime has gotten so bad that citizens figure muggings into their budgets.

Then ideal way to serve left-overs is to someone else.


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


Webb City College to Play Carthage Girls Next Week.

The Junior High School girls Basket ball team captained by Miss Edna McCollough has challenged the Webb City Baptist College Basket ball team and a game has been arranged with them for next Wednesday or Thursday evening. The game will be played in Carthage at the Armory.

Electric Car Caught Fire.

As car No. 19 was coming in from Carthage about noon today it became so heavily charged with electricity that the conductor received quite a shock, and a nail became so heavily charged that it set fire to the wood around it.

The motorman and conductor thought the rain running down the sides of the car had caused a circuit somewhere, but it could not be located.

  Today's Feature

Fireworks Scheduled Again.

The Carthage City Council is scheduled to meet for its regular meeting tomorrow evening at 7:30 in City Hall.

The agenda includes the second reading of Council bill 02-13 which would amend the City Code to allow the sales and discharge of fireworks within the City. This will be the third time this bill has been scheduled for a vote. The vote was postponed the first time due to Student Government Day. The second time it was postponed because a Council member in favor of the bill was absent by a vote of 5-4.

A bill can be postponed by a simple majority of those present at the meeting, but a Council bill must muster six member votes to pass. In a 5-5 tie on a Council bill, the Mayor’s usual ability break a tie would not come into play due to the 6 vote rule.

The vote on the fireworks Council bill is on the agenda immediately following the Citizen’s Participation period. The Council sets aside this time for Citizens to express any concerns or opinions they may have.

The Council is also scheduled to vote on a $10,000 contract with the Carthage Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

Just Jake Talkin'


It doesn’t seem like they’ve been gone that long, but it’s ‘bout time for the Farmer’s Market to pull back into the Square.

As usual there are still those businesses that love havin’ the traffic, and those that aren’t so excited. The plan is to keep the Market movin’ to different sides of the Square each time to give ever’one the same advantage/disadvantage.

The good thing is once shoppers get on the Square, they really don’t care which side it is, they just wanna get that produce.

This year there will be the same schedule, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Along with the Market, there are several other Saturday events planned this year on the Square. The effort is on by Main Street Carthage to bring new folks downtown. And, of course, keep those regulars happy.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



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Weekly Column

The Super Handyman

by Al Carrell & Kelly Carrell

Q: When I removed the indoor-outdoor carpet from the concrete porch, it left a black adhesive material that is very difficult to remove from the concrete. Any suggestions? H. H.

A: Most such adhesives can be softened by covering the surface with a paint and varnish remover. When the stripper softens up the glue, use a floor scraper to remove the sludge. Hopefully, the adhesive is pretty much on the concrete’s surface. Glue in the pores probably would require several applications.

Dear Al & Kelly: Wooden concrete forms can be taken apart much quicker and easier if held together by double-headed nails. Most people don’t know about these nails, and yet they are available at most hardware stores and home centers. - N. K. O’D.

Q: How can I remove rust from a carpet? - G. A.

A: There are carpet spot removers that specify they can remove rust. Here’s a good home remedy: Add a teaspoon of lemon juice and a teaspoon of cream of tartar to a pint of water. Dip in a sponge and wring it out. Then dab at the spot, blotting as you go.

Q: How can I clean a gooey vent hood range filter? - R. A.

A: The goo is mostly airborne grease from cooking. Soaking the filter in an ammonia solution should dissolve the mess.


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