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Friday, January 28, 2005 Volume XIII, Number 158

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... An Order of the Eastern Star 50 year membership pin will be presented to Myrtle Stahl at St. Luke’s Care Center Sunday January 30, 2005 3:00pm. Friends are welcome.

Did Ya Know?... A blood drive will be held at the Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand Ave. on Thursday, Feb. 3 from 1:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All donors will receive a recognition gift.

Did Ya Know?... February 4 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. the public is invited to the Carthage bus station to say goodbye to Lorene Denney who has been an employee there for 28 years.

Did Ya Know?. . .The McCune- Brooks Hospital Blood Pressure Clinic is open M-W-F from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Clinic is located at 2040 S. Garrison in the MBH Wellness Center. Call 358-0670 M-W-F for more information. BP Logbook available.

today's laugh

Little Girl (to playmate): "So long, Elsie, momma’s giving a party and I gotta go home and make precocious remarks."

"My father and I know everything in the world," said a small boy to his friend.
"Alright," said the friend, "What’s Asia’s chief export?"
The little fellow answered, "That is one of the questions my father knows."

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

Cut A Pittsburg Man.

Young Woman Who Figured in Carthage Police Circles Has a Savage Temper.

Passengers on the Frisco Kansas City train Sunday evening tell of a savage display of temper on the part of a young woman who formerly lived in this city a few months. Her name is Rose Dugan and the man’s name is said to have been Thornton or Thornly. He is a resident of Pittsburg, Kansas, where the Dugan woman has been residing since she left Carthage last summer to avoid paying a fine in police court for fighting.

The couple got on the train at Ft. Scott, where they had evidently been having a gay time, judging from their intoxicated condition. They seemed to be on the best of terms for quite a while. Then seemingly without provocation the woman jumped up in the space between the double seats she and the man had been occupying and drew a long knife from the bosom of her dress.

With this weapon she made a slash at the man, but he caught her arm and the knife cut a long hole in the cushion of the seat. The man and woman wrestled for about two minutes when he got the knife away from her and threw it out the window. She then broke away from him and ran toward the front end of the car. She was crying and muttering to herself as she ran. Just as she got to the end of the car she turned and yelled: "I’ll fix you for what you said," and ran ahead into the next coach.

The man, when called upon by some of the passengers to explain told his name and the woman’s e said they had been spending the day in Ft. Scott and had drunk "some" beer; that he thought she was crazy as all he had said to her was: "I don’t blame your husband for getting a divorce from you when you run around the way you do." Then, the man said, she jumped up and began cutting at him.

The woman got off the train at some station before she got to Pittsburg, as she was not on the train when it got to that town.


Today's Feature

Council Passes Two Bills.

The City Council meeting on Tuesday saw the approval of two ordinances in their second readings. Council bill 05-01 is an ordinance annexing and rezoning property west of Chapel Road between Elm and West 41st Street for a new development. The ordinance was passed without discussion.

Council bill 05-02 was the ordinance authorizing the Mayor to sign a lease purchase agreement and certificate of resolutions with UMB for the lease purchase of the Street Department dump truck. The item was also passed without discussion, though Ronnie Wells was in opposition.

During the City Officer reports Public Works Director Chad Wampler described a successful meeting with representatives from SWD Architects, the firm in charge of remodeling the Drake Hotel for use as a senior housing development. This meeting was to discuss with City officials the preliminary plans for restoration.

"It promises to be a nice project," said City Administrator Tom Short in summarization of the proposed Drake revovation. Short reported that the firm hopes to commence its work in May.

Just Jake Talkin'

If it give’s ya trouble, get a bigger hammer.

Now at times that old sayin’ is pretty accurate. Most of the time, however, doin’ somethin’ that doesn’t work isn’t gonna be fixed by more of the same. Sometimes ya gotta sit back and figure if a hammer, no matter what the configuration, is really the tool for the job.

‘Course that is the real meanin’ of the bigger hammer sayin’. It has to be said in a sarcastic way and a little chuckle to have the right effect, but most hands get the idea.

‘Stop poundin’ and figure out another way to get it done" works for those a little slow. Now throwin’ a hammer across the yard in frustration, that gives ya time to think as you figure out exactly where it landed in the tall grass..

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Column
Natural Nutrition

By Mari An Willis

Almost daily it seems there is some new controversy about a drug or herb. It is almost defeating to think about what one should do when it comes to using anything to keep us well, reduce pain, look good, cure illness or whatever an individual may need. I am in a position to hear many opinions about these issues and find some of the most interesting coming from our older citizens.

Our elders are the ones who appreciate where they are today. Many lived through wars and depression and still kept a good attitude. One of my favorites is a gentleman who manages to smile about everything. He always has a good word to say about his neighbor, a yard sale he went to and sometimes even about me! Imagine how surprised I was one day to learn this active gentleman had just had his 91st birthday. He doesn’t look as stressed as many 20 year olds. I call his particular type of health treatment "happy health." He does choose to subscribe to the "old ways" using herbs and good foods, but says his secret to longevity is he just won’t let himself stay mad or sad. Takes practice for that one, but has no side effects other than a few smile wrinkles.

Then there is the lady with her "no fault" health plan. She says she never blames herself or anyone else for problems. She just chalks them up to another day of getting to live. She also is a smiler with a depression age background and loves her herbs. 83 years young and has never taken a prescription.

And what about the 8 year old who started her life (I was there) not feeling so well. Her Mama & Daddy started rubbing garlic extract on her little feet when she was just an infant and now that girl bites into garlic soft gels and eats lots of garlic. Never had a sick day since she was a baby. Imagine she will look for something a little more social to munch on as she gets older.

Guess for me, I made my choice lots of years ago when my Aunt Josephine fed me my first cup of hot sassafras tea. Don’t know if it was the way it smelled or tasted, but I’ve been sold on weeds, roots, flowers and leaves ever since.


January 30 reception offers full house of art at artCentral

Come by this Sunday afternoon, 1-3pm, for the opening reception of "Visions Past", a show of new photographic images by Bill Perry, with "Present Expressions", featuring the sculptural work of Rebecca Perry, in artCentral’s Main Gallery.

Bill’s subject matter is that of classic fine arts photography: the human figure rendered in black and white. However, this stunning work mostly defies traditional photographic conventions.

First, the prints are quite large - 30 x 40 inches before being framed! Then the images are far more painterly than photographic. "I do what’s called layer printing," explains Bill, "which is exposing the image through different materials." The results are images imbued with subtle visual textures and soft-edged, tonal effects.

Complimenting her brother’s work are the inventive sculptures of Rebecca Perry who transforms gourds, wire, polymer clay, found objects, light bulbs, and resin into colorful, whimsical wonders, as well as seriously elegant forms. "I enjoy the challenges of trial and error," says Rebecca, "and consider my exploration of materials."

With Bill and Rebecca each having received a Juror’s Recognition Award at SPIVA’s 57th Annual Membership Exhibition in November, artCentral is pleased to begin its 2005 exhibitions schedule with the work of these two fine artist-members.

Upstairs in the Members Gallery is "Landscapes & Landmarks", a display of pastel paintings by Neosho artist Todd Williams, which show his interest "in the interaction of Nature and manmade elements."

This event is free, and the three artists will be present. The exhibitions continue through March 11.

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