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Friday, March 21, 2003 Volume IX, Number 194

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Salvation Army Soup Kitchen, 125 E. Fairview, will serve Chef’s Choice, Drink and Dessert on Friday, March 21st.

Did Ya Know?. . .This Friday, March 21st, the Carthage Chamber will be hosting this month’s Eggs & Issues Legislative Forum at the Leggett & Platt Cornell Conference Center. Breakfast will begin at 7a.m., with the program starting at 7:30a.m. Speakers include Senator Nodler and Representatives Hunter, Richard, Ruestman, Stevenson and Wilson. Cost is $5 per person, payable at the door.

Did Ya Know?. . .The annual Spuds N’ More luncheon hosted by the Carthage Soroptimists will be held from 11a.m. - 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 27th at Carthage Memorial Hall. Tickets are 5$ and will be available at the door or from any Soropitimist member. Lunch includes a baked potato, all the toppings a drink and dessert. Carryout is also available by calling 358-0146 by 9 a.m. the day of the event. There will be a silent auction as well.

today's laugh

He took his time when he spoke. Unfortunately he took ours, too.

There is nothing so annoying as arguing with somebody who knows what he is talking about.

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

He Kissed Two Girls.

Jasper church circles are all torn up over a recent tacky party in one of the churches. During the games one young man kissed two of the girls and that brought on a cold wave followed by a blizzard. The pastor has forbidden any more "kissing games" in the church and the older women refuse to be conciliated. Probably the andacious young man shouldn’t have shown such partiality.

Baker vs. Booze.

A Joplin baker struck Carthage last evening and got so heavy a dose of booze aboard that he couldn’t navigate. He got into a stall at the Porter feed yard where he spent the night. This morning he was so stiff and cold from exposure that he was nearly dead. A friend came to his rescue and after thawing him out with appropriate treatment, sent him back to Joplin.

  Today's Feature

Who's Problem Is It?

Thursday morning at the Jasper County Commissioners Meeting Anna Ruth Crampton told the committee that Economic Security was going to be treating female inmates in need of OB/GYN care.

Economic Security is a nonprofit organization with many programs committed to helping the south west Missouri area. The Women’s Health Care and Family Planing is the program which provides OB/GYN care and other assistance.

Crampton explained after the meeting that Dr. John Freitas is the physician that attends to the health needs of local inmates but he doesn’t perform any OB/GYN procedures.

"We don’t have many problems," explained Crampton, "but for the few we do have we had to look elsewhere for care."

Crampton said she was under the impression that the inmates would be charged on a sliding scale and those with no funds would be covered by the county.

The Mornin’ Mail contacted Clinic Manager Sally Pace to ask about the program. Pace said that the details had not been worked out.

"Shield of Prayer."

Victory in Jesus Name Ministries is calling on all Americans, regardless of religious background, to join in united prayer for all U.S. troops. The 24/7 prayer chain (based on Psalm 91) is for all our military who have been or will be called on to stand in harms way to protect our freedom.

"Shield of Prayer" will begin Saturday April 5th at 6:00 p.m. at 533 W. Airport Dr. and will end when our troops have accomplished the task set before them and return to us safely. The United prayer will be "We will not loose even one of our men or women in this was against terror. All our troops and the troops of our allies will return safety to their loved ones."

Bring a photo of a soldier for our wall of prayer displayed in the sanctuary at the church. These photos will not be able to be returned so only bring ones you can part with. For more information contact Pastor J.R. Mootrey at 417-548-7136. 


House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) issued the following statement regarding the commencement of military efforts to liberate Iraq:

"The international community has given Saddam Hussein eleven years and countless chances to cease his reign of terror and his tyrannical attacks on his own people and on neighboring countries.

"This week, President Bush gave Saddam Hussein 48 hours to disarm and leave Iraq.

"Saddam has ignored these demands and has continued amassing weapons of mass destruction, and we must confront the threat he poses.

"I support the President and our armed forces fully, and I know I join all Americans in prayer for our troops and for a swift conclusion to their mission."

artCentral Participates in Progressive Dinner.

By Lee Sours, artCentral

The St. Patrick’s progressive dinner was held on Saturday, March 15. It was organized by Victorian Carthage. There were some beautiful Victorian homes, the Kendrick House and artCentral on the tour. Participants were chauffeured on the double-decker bus. At each home they received one course of the meal. At artCentral they were able to view the gallery as well as have some tasty lamb stew. ArtCentral currently has two floors of artwork on display.

The main gallery has the work of the Ozark Pastel Society. The members’ gallery has the acrylic paintings of David Winward. So we had scenes of the Ozarks downstairs and scenes of Germany upstairs. The participants got the meal, the tour and the bus ride all for $25. It made for a lovely evening as well as helping support our local attractions.

HOURS: T – F 11 - 5

Sunday 12 -5 Closed Mon. and Sat.

1110 E 13th • 358-4404

Just Jake Talkin'


I guess I gave the wrong answer.

I was called to the phone over the weekend as the "youngest registered voter" residing in the household. I was asked if I would participate in some survey and I said I would.

I replied to the first question that I lived in Jasper County. I was then asked if I thought things in the US were goin’ the way they should or if I thought they had gotten off track.

I gave my answer and then the caller asked if I had said "Jasper County." I said yes, and he said he just found out the "quota" had already been reached for Jasper County and hung up.

I don’t know what survey I was a part of, but I doubt that it will reveal anything of value. I’m guessin’ I gave the wrong answer and they just keep movin’ on ‘till they find those who respond the way they want. Maybe they’ll use me for the "undecided."

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herb

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

By Mari An Willis

Good Day! Sun is shining as I write this, flowers are popping open and a nice rain has washed away some of the winter dirt and winter doldrums. Be thankful.

Used extensively throughout China, Dong Quai, is a relative of Western angelica. This herb is used as a tonic following child delivery. While it is not a source of natural estrogen, it appears to regulate estrogen usage in the body. It is helpful in building and nourishing the blood, regulating the menses and to relieve associated abdominal pains. It improves blood flow in the abdominal and pelvic areas.

Dong Quai can also be effective in enhancing body metabolism and increasing oxygen utilization in the liver, as well as intensifying glutamic acid and cysteine oxidation. The herb has been found to act against vit. E deficiency, which may account for its fetus stabilizing influence and protection against testicular disease. Although most often utilized by women, this herb is also valuable to men who may be anemic and may help prevent artherosclerosis and lipid deposits in the arteries.

TFTD: Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what you were intended to be and you will succeed.

—Sydney Smith

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