The Mornin' Mail is published every weekday except major holidays
Wednesday, October 30, 2002 Volume XI, Number 95

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold their monthly used booksale from 8 a.m.-Noon on Sat., Nov. 2nd, at the Library Annex.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Diabetic Support Group will meet at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30th in the McCune-Brooks hospital cafeteria. Call 359-2355 for more info.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Water & Electric Plant’s Water Department is beginning their annual program to flush and test fire hydrants. There is a possibility customers will experience a slight water discoloration while the Dept. is working in your area. The water will be safe and will clear up within 15-20 minutes after the hydrant testing is completed.

today's laugh

A Texas millionaire wanted to give his mother a special gift for her birthday and so he bought her a very expensive myna bird. He paid $15,000 for a rare bird that could sing in six languages and could sing arias from the great opera. He had the bird shipped to his mother. He couldn’t wait to hear what she thought of his gift. He waited a few days and called her.
"Hey, Mom," he said, "what did you think of that bird I sent you?"
"You really liked it?"
"Of course I did, dear. It was delicious."


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

Goldsteins Receive Silver Remembrances.

The silver remembrances received by Mr. and Mrs. Goldstein were numerous and elegant. A reporter saw a vast array of them today. There were pitchers, cups and saucers, spoons, bread and cake trays, sugar and cream sets, card receivers, etc., galore, but one of the most highly prized was a set of spoons presented by the O.E.S., of which Mrs. Goldstein is a member. It was accompanied witha neat presentation speech made by Mrs. Eldred.

Mrs. Goldstein was also the recipient of quite a number of bouquets. Numerous congratulatory telegrams and messages were received and, all told, the day was a red letter one in the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Goldstein and family.

After the greater part of the crowd had departed, the Light Guard orchestra played and the young folks joined in a dance in the parlors.

  Today's Feature

Lincoln Ladies Recommend.

The Lincoln Ladies Republican Women met October 28th in Carthage and discussed issues on the ballot for the November 5th election. Steve Hunter, Representative of the 127th District and Jenny Mansfield, President of the Lincoln Ladies discussed issues and answered questions from members.

After the discussion a vote was taken with the following results and recommendations to voters:

Constitutional amendment Number 1,3, and 4; YES. Constitutional amendment Number 2; NO.

Missouri Supreme Court Judge Laura D. Smith; NO

Missouri Court of Appeals Judge, Southern District, Nancy S. Rahmeyer; NO

Proposition "A"; NO.

SBA Loans More in 2002.

The Springfield Small Business Administration Branch Office increased lending by 10% in fiscal year 2002 which ended on September 30. In Jasper County 17 loans were approved for a total of $2.4 million. Ten loans were for new businesses, 7 for existing businesses.

Just Jake Talkin'


If you are a voter, ya might wanna get up to speed on the various State questions that will be on the ballot next Tuesday.

The two that have drawn the most attention locally are Amendment #4, which would allow municipal utilities to enter into joint projects and still keep local control, and Amendment #4 which would allow fire fighters and ambulance personnel who are unionized to enter into collective bargaining.

Proposition "A" would add $5.50 sales tax to a carton of cigarettes.

The Mornin’ Mail will publish a brief explanation of each of the proposals on the ballot ‘fore the election, but you might want to do some further research on the subjects.

However ya end up thinkin’, be sure to get to the ballot and cast your vote. ‘Course several candidates for County offices are countin’ on ya too.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



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Weekly Column


By Amy Anderson

Here’s a look at what is going on in the month of November.

Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Md. There’s no ducking the fun here. On Nov. 8-10, you will find lots of fun family activities. For instance, there is a Family Wildlife Art Adventure, featuring a spread of creativity. Items include carvings and decoys, photography exhibits, as well as paintings and sculpture. And don’t forget crafts. For the more physical of the group, try your hand at some of the demonstrations: retriever, shooting and fly fishing. And don’t miss the World Championship Goose and Mason-Dixon Duck Calling Contest. All events are located in the town of Easton, Md. For more information log on to or call (410) 822-4567.

Mule Day in Calvary, Ga. Yes, you read that correctly: Mule Day. Held the first Saturday of November every year by the Lion’s Club, this tiny town swells in population for this festival of arts and crafts and mules. You’ll find: mule-drawn carriages, parades (with marching bands), syrup-making and cornmeal-grinding exhibits, six stages with a variety of entertainment from clogging and square dancing to traditional singers and bands, plus close to 500 arts and crafts vendor booths. And, a Mule show. Events are held in downtown Calvary, Ga., free admission and some free parking. For more information, call (229) 377-MULE.


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