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Friday, March 28, 2003 Volume IX, Number 199

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Civil War Museum will be hosting a celebration for the "161st Birthday of Carthage" from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday, March 28th. At 12 noon there will be a brief presentation of Carthage’s early history. Cake and cider will be served. Everyone is invited.

Did Ya Know?. . .Spring Open House on the Carthage Square will be held Saturday, March 29th. See insert for more info.

Did Ya Know?. . .Due to the loss of lives already taking place with our troops, the "Shield of Prayer" will begin a week early at 6:00 p.m. on March 29th, 2003 at Victory In Jesus Ministries, 533 W. Airport Dr. Carthage. For more info call Kim at 417-548-7136.

Did Ya Know?. . .A marriage enrichment seminar will be held April 11-13 at the Covenant World Outreach in Carthage. Door prizes and Saturday morning meal provided. For more information call 417-359-8500.

today's laugh

Money will buy a fine dog, but only kindness will make him wag his tail.

"What we see depends mainly on what we look for." - John Lubbock

How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?

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


Little Phillis Wiggins, 11-year-old son of P.N. Wiggins, had a thrilling runaway experience yesterday morning, and a narrow escape from death in the wind-up. He was driving his father’s horse, on Macon street, when the animal scared at another horse approaching behind, and ran away.

The horse had been trained on a race track, and that probably accounts for its taking a circuitous route and keeping up the gait for about two miles. It ran north on Maple street to the park, east on Chestnut to Lyon, north to Central avenue, east to Bois d’ Arc near the stock yards, south to Fifth and up Fifth to a certain telephone pole against which it pitched the little boy, fortunately doing no greater harm than to raise a bump on his head and to tear the rig into many pieces.

The lad’s father was so thankful for the boy’s escape that he paid little attention to the damaged buggy.

  Today's Feature

Wells Challenges Commission.

The Jasper County Commission Meeting was held Thursday morning at the Carthage Courthouse.

Jasper County Treasure Jeannie Wells challenged all Courthouse officials to tie yellow ribbons on the trees around the Courthouse to show support for our troops. Wells said she had already tied ribbon on the trees outside her office at Jasper County Annex Two. The Mornin’ Mail received a memo Thursday afternoon saying that the Courthouse accepted the challenge and will be out tieing yellow ribbons on the trees Friday March 28 at 9:45 a.m.

Wells also said that county elected officials will kick off their community service project April 9. Every month county elected officials will go to the Ronald McDonald House and cook a meal for families staying there due to a sick loved one.

Assistant Coroner Steve Bauch submitted his resignation last week. The commissioners unanimously approved his resignation at the meeting. Eastern District Commissioner Jim Honey told the Mornin’ Mail that the position would not be filled at this time due to budget restraints.

Artists’ Reception Saturday Afternoon.

By Lee Sours, artCentral

At long last the reception for the Ozark Pastel artists and David Winward will be held on Saturday, March 29 from 2pm to 4pm. We aren’t usually open on Saturdays but we are making an exception. The opening receptions are usually held on a Friday night but in this case, predictions of severe winter weather caused us to cancel the previously scheduled reception. Hopefully the weather will be nice this weekend and everyone will enjoy viewing the artwork and socializing.

We have two very attractive shows currently on display. We’ve received some very favorable comments about Mary Ellen Pitts’s painting entitled "Red Wild Flowers." Pitts has been working with pastels for many years and has achieved a wonderful style. She is known as a pastel colorist. Another talented artist in the show is Thomas DeCleene. He has two paintings in the show with very bold color and light statements. Two more Arkansas artists, Mary Talbert and Wanda Roe have paintings with subject matter from a spring snow to June in the Ozarks. This is an eclectic show with a variety of subject matter and pastel techniques. There is also a wide range of prices from under $100 to over $1000.

Quite a few people have been in to see the show. We have had visitors from Washington D.C. to Modesto, CA this month. If you haven’t seen the show yet, now is a good time to stop in and take a look.

HOURS: T – F 11 - 5

Sunday 12 -5 • Closed Mon. and Sat.

1110 E 13th • 358-4404

Just Jake Talkin'


The Chamber sponsored Eggs and Issues breakfast this week brought out a good number of the local candidates. The four School Board Candidates spoke as well as the three candidates running for Third Ward and the two seeking the Fifth Ward position. Two candidates who weren’t opposed even showed up to support the event (and possibly get a free meal).

It’s always good ta see folks enthused enough to do a little local politicin’. Shows they at least have the spirit to get involved and take the job serious.

If ya haven’t had a chance to talk to School Board candidates or the candidate for your particular ward, ya still got a couple a weeks before ya vote on April 8.

There will be a vote on the School Bond Issue also. Be sure and be informed.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herb

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

By Mari An Willis

A few pieces of nutritional trivia:

• Fast foods are notable for their lack of Vitamin A. If this is your frequent food choice during the rushed day, be sure to consume lots of vegetables and possible supplementation with antioxidants.

• A 12 ounce cola beverage may contain as much as 50 milligrams of caffeine. In the body of a 60 pound child, two or more such cola beverages are equivalent to the caffeine in 8 cups of coffee for a 175 pound adult.

• Even when a person is asleep and totally relaxed the cells of many organs are hard at work expending energy. Cells maintain all life processes without any conscious effort; however, it represents about two-thirds to three-fourths of all the total energy a person spends a day. The remainder is utilized by the muscles.

• In many cases, lactose-intolerant people can tolerate fermented milk products such as yogurt, hard cheeses, cottage cheese and acidophilus milk. The bacteria in these products digest lactose for their own use leaving a product lactose intolerants may consume.

*Source: Understanding Nutrition, 6th Edition. Whitney Rolfes.

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