The Mornin' Mail is published every weekday except major holidays
Friday, October 11, 2002 Volume XI, Number 82

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .October is "Adopt a Shelter Dog Month," and the Carthage Humane Society will hold an adoption day to the north of the memorial gardens of the Carthage Public Library from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, October 12th.

Did Ya Know?. . .The McCune-Brook Hospital will offer free Friends & Family CPR classes, starting at 5 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 15th in the hospital cafeteria. Snacks provided. Call 359-2423 or 359-2432 to register.

today's laugh

1st Man: These roses are $12.00 a dozen. I raised them myself.
2nd Man: You raised them yourself?
1st Man: Yes, yesterday they were $10.00 a dozen.

Diner: You call this creamed lobster your special? I can find neither cream nor lobster in it.
Waiter: Yes, sir. That’s what makes it special.

It’s so foggy in England, I was ten years old before I met my mother. And ten years later I found out she was my father wearing a kilt.

Inflation is really here. I gave my kid a nickel and he thought it was a medal.


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

Namesake of a Noted Guide.

John Goff, a cousin and name-sake of John Goff the Colorado guide with whom President Roosevelt hunted, lives seven miles north of Carthage on Buck Branch, and is now engaged in hauling wood to town.

A Plate Glass Window Broken.

A plate glass window in the front of A. P. Parkell’s vacant store room, on the east side of the square was cracked last night in some unknown way. Some one may have leaned heavily against it, or, as a broken bottle was found on the pavement this morning, it may have been the cause.

Fred Scott, the east side jeweler, took a rare vacation trip to the Joplin street fair the other evening, and was actually enticed by friends to ride the elephant. He had to set up the cigars afterwards.

  Today's Feature

Precious Moments Free Concert.

A free concert will be presented by the Precious Moments Singers at 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 19 in the Fountain of Angels Theatre at Precious Moments. The performance is in celebration of their new compact disc releases.

The CD’s recently released are Still Feelin’ Fine and Gone Country. Still Feelin’ Fine features many of the gospel tunes and praise music selections that the group has been performing at the Precious Moments Fountain of Angels Shows and in the Visitor’s Center. Gone Country includes the Singers’ renditions of country songs.

Precious Moments Singers include Larry Turner, Dave Scroggins, Melissa West-Teegardin, and Annette Price. They have been singing together at Precious Moments for several years.

After the concert, the Singers will perform during the 7 p.m. Fountain of Angels Show. Immediately following this performance, the Singers will be available for autographs. Refreshments will also be served.

The concert is free of charge to the public. There is an $11 fee for attending the 7 p.m. Fountain of Angles Show.

Large Variety of Exhibits Offered.

By Lee Sours, artCentral

Now showing at artCentral’s gallery, the Hyde House, is an exhibit of watercolor and mixed media paintings by Verneil Roper of Sarcoxie, MO. The subjects displayed are gardens, adobe buildings, and still lifes. In the upstairs gallery we have a display by Neosho artist, Mary Ellen Pitts. She has provided us with peaceful pastel landscapes featuring sheep grazing on the hillside, winding country roads and colorful skies.

Beginning October the 14th you will be able to see a new exhibit at Shellies. If you stop in at Shellies downtown to sample the tasty soups, salads or sandwiches, you can also view the latest artwork of Paula Giltner. She has been working hard on her portrayals of local architectural landmarks. The works of Liz Mc Cool will also be on display. Liz was a native of London and she now lives in McDonald County. Her exhibit will include a series of sailing ship miniatures.

The artwork sales have been good this year. They have allowed artCentral to continue to offer exhibits and programs for the community. An instructional program currently being provided is ceramics. Kim Kissel has been providing lessons and Robin Putnam is starting another class on Sunday afternoons.

HOURS: T – F 11 - 5

Sunday 12 -5 Closed Mon. and Sat.

1110 E 13th 358-4404

Just Jake Talkin'


I see in the Globe yesterday the Carthage square "sky is fallin’." They drummed in the fact that there are three empty buildin’s. What they failed to mention is the several new businesses that have moved into the downtown area in the last few months. A used furniture store, a nail saloon, a book store, a hearin’ aid shop, a new eyeglass shop, an import furniture shop, and the expansion of the grocery caterin’ to Hispanics to a new location just off the square. That and the complete renovation of the old Allen buildin’ that’s still underway.

While some on the Square may not be doin’ as much as they would like, others I’ve talked to, includin’ the Mornin’ Mail and Carthage Printing, are pretty happy with the business they’ve generated this year. Customers sure don’t walk in to feel sorry for ya.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herbs

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

by Mari An Willis

We here in the Ozarks sometimes see things a little differently than those beyond our "borders." Most of us do not see simplicity as a bad thing, but as a good thing. It is becoming more vogue to "simplify" ones life by removing some of the clutter. But, for many there are so many areas of clutter we don’t know where to begin. Probably one of the hardest areas to clear is our mind. Many just try to numb it so they don’t have to think, but if you are the thinking kind, this will never work, but instead serve to distort the picture.

With this "information" age in full force, we have so much hitting us that we may question our basic beliefs. I know I have. The questions about safety and no regulation of herbs is such a serious thing. However, I am firmly seated in my belief that herbs are food and they are balanced by the God who created them. He was no fumbling herbalist, but gave to us these gifts to be used and understood. That keeps me on track. Knowing that we do tend to abuse things it does not surprise me that some are under attack and rightfully so. Ma Haung or ephedra is one of them. In the adulterated state and used for the wrong purposes, yes, it is harmful. Used properly it can be beneficial. Knowing that I am rocking a political boat and own a business is somewhat scary, but my beliefs are not. I know that unless I can 100% trust my government that I will continue to put my trust in the Creator of these herbs and those who have shared their knowledge throughout the years. I know that there is a good use for tobacco, but when it becomes a huge money maker it stuck around no matter what. Same with the misuse of herbs. The big complaints are against ephedrine, because we are obsessed with losing matter what the cost.

In my humble opinion, it is not the use of herbs that is harmful, but the misuse. Science will never be able to keep up with the number of plants God has gifted us with.


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