The Mornin' Mail is published every weekday except major holidays
Friday, April 18, 2003 Volume IX, Number 213

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .You can now make a deposit at Hometown Bank to go towards an addition to the cat room at the Carthage Humane Society. Carthage Humane Society is looking for foster families to relieve overcrowding during peak season. For more information call Kaylene Cole at 358-6808.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Diabetic Support Group will meet at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23rd in the McCune-Brooks hospital cafeteria. Call 359-2355 for more info.

today's laugh

You can’t get experience in this world on the easy payment plan.
"What’s all the hollering down at the river bank?"
"The gang’s washing Pete’s clothes for him."
"Well, what of it?"
"Well, Pete’s still inside of them."

"When I bought this dog you said he was splendid for rats. Why, he won’t touch them."
"Well, ain’t that splendid for rats."

Author - "What do you think of this story? Give me your honest opinion."
Editor- "It isn’t worth anything."
Author- "I know, but tell me anyway."

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

Medicine vs. Religion.

The patent medicine vendor and the Salvation Army ran rival this afternoon on the square. The medicine man had the start and collected a big crowd. Then came the army corps with drums and tambourines and caught the crowd.

Not to be beaten the medicine man started his man with a banjo and song, then set his wooden men to talking by ventriloquism and soon got the crowd back again. But the army corps struck up a jig time piece and got them away. Thus for an hour or two the rivals entertained the crowd.

Claim is Rejected.

The claim of Mrs. A. I. Baird against the Jasper Odd Fellows lodge for sick benefits, arising from the illness and death of her husband three years ago, was rejected by the Jasper lodge at the trial held.

  Today's Feature

Continuing Quality Services.

New Council Members and the new City Clerk Lynn Cambell will be sworn in at the City Council meeting on April 22.

Lynn Cambell moved to Carthage with her parents Clarke and Olive Thomas when she was five. She has two brothers and one sister. Her brother Andy Thomas is a well known local artist. Cambell graduated from Carthage High School and attended college at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. Cambell recently went back to school at Missouri Southern State College for her second degree.

Cambell’s husband is Don Cambell the assistant principle at Carthage High School. They have four boys; Chad, Scott, Mike, and Jeff.

Cambell told the Mornin’ Mail that her new job as the City Clerk was very time consuming but that she was excited about the opportunity.

Cambell has been working with Current City Clerk Barbara Welch this April trying to learn as much as she can before Welch leaves in May. Cambell said her favorite part of the job so far is the wonderful people she works with and the hardest part is the volume of information she is taking in.

"I have really big shoes to fill," explained Cambell. "I want to continue the quality of service Barbra has given the city all these years."

Welch has been the City Clerk for over 29 years, when asked what she was going to do now she smiled and said "nothing."

Artists’ Reception Tonight.

By Lee Sours

A new art exhibit featuring the works of Sam Lewis, Diana Bray and Mark Woodin will begin on Friday, April 18 at artCentral. Sam Lewis teaches art for the Webb City School District. His artwork includes colorful ceramic pieces.

Diana Bray’s work includes two dimensional and three dimensional works of wood, canvas, and metal. The subject matter is non-objective. She has shown work in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Sweden. And Dr. Mark Woodin will contribute his conceptual pieces to the mix. They are generally monochromatic wooden assemblages. In the past he has received a first place award in the SPIVA membership show for his piece entitled "Seven Mirrors." Altogether this should be quite a contemplative and interesting show!

In the Members’ Gallery at artCentral we will have the pastel paintings of Linda Stair of Wister, OK. She has just returned from Texas where she was teaching painting workshops and doing commissions.

The reception will be Friday, April 18 from 6pm to 8pm at the Hyde House gallery at artCentral on East Thirteenth near the Fairview Greenhouse.

HOURS: T – F 11 - 5

Sunday 12 -5 Closed Mon. and Sat. 1110 E 13th 358-4404

Just Jake Talkin'


My dad and my uncle still don’t agree on the log cabin my great-granddad built on the farm. More to the point, where exactly the barn was located.

They were both young kids when it was still standin’ and I’d say that both are dead certain their memory is correct.

The worst for me is my mother. Why, stories I’ve told for years she’ll shatter in a second. She tells me that wasn’t me that happened to, it was a neighbor kid down the street. Or that happened before I was born.

The problem isn’t that I’m gettin’ caught fibbin’, the problem with me is I actually believe those stories. I don’t have any reason to doubt that my mother would have a clearer memory than I do of my early years, so it shatters a part of what I figured was my overall life experience.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herb

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

By Mar An Willis

We’ve been doing some serious spring cleaning. Love it because I run across lost treasures of wisdom like the little booklet DIGESTION, ASSIMILATION, ELIMINATION and YOU by Ed Bashaw and Michael Diogo.

The main point of his book is that the human body has not changed much since Adam & Eve and the requirements are much the same, but the ways in which we nourish our bodies have drastically changed. Through the abuse of the human body, we are creating a much weaker human.

He suggests:

a. You are special

b. You are what you eat.

c. You are what you digest.

d. You are what you assimilate.

e. You are what you do Not eliminate.

f. You are what you absorb(through skin).

g. You are what you think.

h. You are what you breathe.

i. You are what you drink.

j. You are what you exercise.

k. You are what you do Not exercise.

l. You create what you experience.

These observations ring with truth. Just think about each one for a moment and maybe you will also agree.

Have a very Happy Easter.

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