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Friday, March 14, 2003 Volume IX, Number 189

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Salvation Army Soup Kitchen, 125 E. Fairview, will serve Chef’s Choice, Drink & Dessert on Friday, March 14th.

Did Ya Know?. . .Awards Day for the 2002-2003 Carthage Public Library Cool Readers will at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 21st in the Library Annex. Call 237-7040 for info.

Did Ya Know?. . .Golden Reflections will have an afternoon tea at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 20th in the hospital cafeteria. Jasper County 911 Board will present a program on our Emergency System. Chalaine Bell, Director of Respiratory Services at MBH will speak about our new Sleep Lab. Call 359-2347 for more information.

today's laugh

No wonder English is hard to learn. . .

They were too close to the door to close it.

There was a row about how to row.

We polish the Polish furniture.

The insurance for the invalid was invalid.

The bandage was wound around the wound.

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


Kansas City Deceiver Used Carthage as a Foil.

A continued story in the K.C. papers has just been brought to a close, concerning a young man named C. J. Boyd who was alleged to have borrowed $900 from his sweetheart Miss Jennie Carter, and disappeared with it, telling her he was coming to Carthage to buy a newspaper. No newspaper here has changed hands lately, the police have heard no more of Boyd, and he has been given up as "skipped."

Went to Inspect Laundries.

Miss Libbie Hodkins and Jennie Brown of the Acme Laundry went to Joplin yesterday afternoon to inspect laundries there with a view to getting ideas, but they found that the Joplin laundries could teach the Carthage people nothing new.

  Today's Feature

Trash Problem Contained.

Carol Green from Main Street Carthage spoke to the Council Tuesday at the City Council meeting regarding a solution to a trash problem.

Earlier this month Green had addressed the Public Service committee regarding trash left on the square Saturday and Sunday mornings from the previous nights’ events. She said she was concerned because when people came to shop and sight see on the square Saturday and Sunday the trash is an eye sore.

"I was very pleased with the results," said Green during an interview with the Mornin’ Mail. "There are a lot of people working together to fix the problem. This is a positive pro-active solution."

The Public Service Committee recommended that she take the problem to Police Chief Dennis Veach. Committee chair Jim Woestman accompanied her to help address the problem.

According to Green, Woestman, Veach and herself sat down to brain storm solutions to the problem.

Green said that the square is where the police want the "kids." She explained that it kept them in a confined area where they are easier to watch and there are less accidents. Green explained that she didn’t see people cruising on the square as the problem, the trash was what concerned her.

The solution was to have the Carthage Crisis Center, a nonprofit organization, pick up trash Saturday and Sunday for a donation of $5 for a day, a total of $520 a year. The Helen S. Boylan foundation is providing funds to cover the cost for 6 months. Green said she is also going to go to all the local fast food restaurants and ask for help. Green says that a lot of the trash on the square is food wrappers and cups from local fast food restaurants. She is going to ask for trash bag donations and donations to help with the cost.

Group Exhibit Contains Work of 10 Artists.

By Lee Sours, artCentral

At artCentral’s Hyde House Gallery on East 13th, we currently have the works of 10 artists. These artists come from Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. They all work in pastel and are members of the Ozark Pastel Society. Currently the president of the organization is Julene Baker. Her pastels have been in national and regional juried art shows and have won numerous awards. They are in corporate and private collections. Her two contributions to this show are still life paintings. These paintings really reflect the shiny surfaces of glass, ceramics and fruit.

Each OPS artist has his/her own style and it is interesting to see the work in a collection. A newer member of the group is Jodie Taylor. Taylor was born in southern Texas, traveled extensively through the southwest, and now lives in northwest Arkansas. His works have been in state, regional, national and international shows. His contributions to this show feature wild flowers and a southwestern homestead.

HOURS: T – F 11 - 5

Sunday 12 -5 Closed Mon. and Sat.

1110 E 13th • 358-4404

Just Jake Talkin'


If I remember my history correctly, the idea of havin’ a government was to accomplish things that individuals could not do on their own. Somehow that ideal becomes muddled in the mire of red tape and folks becomin’ accustomed to havin’ it done for ‘em.

The idea of havin’ those who benefit most from the Square, the merchants, help out in keepin’ the place picked up makes sense to me. As a small act of participation, The Mornin’ Mail is offerin’ to donate the necessary trash bags for the effort.

This is one activity of community that "we the people" can do.

Just as a side note, former County Commissioner Danny Hensley donated many hours pickin’ up trash on the Square. We’re just pickin’ up the slack.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herbs

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

By Mari An Willis

Why are herbs a good choice? Because they are most frequently well balanced foods. Take for example parsley. It is pretty, tastes great and is balanced. It is often used as a diuretic because it does the job, but contains large amounts of potassium which we deplete when we remove excess fluids from the body. It is deep green, containing large amounts of chlorophyll, which among other things freshen the body including breath. Some people I know use this herb in place of water retention drugs. You would discuss this with your doctor first.

Another fine example is yellowdock. As a green, that is exactly what it tastes like. Somewhat bitter, but loaded with iron and vitamin C. Herbalists use it as a blood cleanser and blood builder. This form of iron is often more digestible and the body most generally assimilates vitamins and minerals which are present in food. This herb is a good nutrient for the liver. Since this is a spring green, it is good that encapsulated herbs are available for year round use.

Nose stopped up? Historically speaking, horseradish can help clear those sinuses. Rather than block up and stop the dripping, why not induce a sneeze and rid the sinuses of the irritant? Just remember to cover your mouth, please. One of my customers related her recent bout with mono which her doctor explained she may have gotten from a wild sneeze among other things.

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